The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of China. The terminal degree of the center is a Masters in Asian Studies: China. The MA program is designed to introduce students to advanced studies of China from different perspectives and disciplines. A prominent feature of the LRCCS experience is the possibility of working closely with our outstanding China faculty. During the normally two-year program, students are encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest. Graduates from our program will be better prepared for many professional careers related to China as well as for further academic work at the PhD level.
- Watch this video of LRCCS MA alumnus Damien Ma reflecting on his time at Michigan and discusses the importance of China expertise in career development. Ma is a Fellow at the Paulson Institute and a regular columnist for the Atlantic Monthly online.
LRCCS offers the following dual degrees:
- MA/MBA with the Ross School of Business
Enables professionals in the international business community to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex global economy.
- MA/MPP with the Ford School of Public Policy
Qualifies graduate students to be experts in the field of public policy and specialists on China.
- MA/JD with the Michigan Law School
Prepares legal specialists in the strategy and practice of litigation and Chinese law.
Certificate Program in Chinese Studies
The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies offers a 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies: China. This certificate is intended for U-M graduate-level students in LSA departments and professional schools, as well as students who have completed a graduate degree from the University of Michigan or another university within the past 5 years. The goal of the certificate is to provide a program of study grounded in interdisciplinary understandings of China to graduate students whose academic and career trajectories require China-focused knowledge and training.
Doctoral Studies at U-M
LRCCS does not offer a doctoral degree in Chinese studies. Students interested in pursuing doctoral studies should apply to the department at this University which represents the area of desired specialization and choose to concentrate on China within that specialization. Such academic units at the University of Michigan include but are not limited to Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, Economics, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology.
The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies awards a number of fellowships to undergraduates, graduate and professional school students in Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. The application deadline for all fellowships is February 1, unless otherwise noted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that all materials are received at the center by this date.
Students who need additional information should contact:
Student Services Coordinator