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East Asian Languages and Literatures

Apply to the graduate program for non-degree-seeking status via the Office of Graduate Studies online application system.

Application Materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • A brief personal statement indicating your academic preparedness and personal motivation for taking coursework in the Department of Philosophy
  • Evidence of preparedness for relevant coursework/Demonstrated competence in philosophy or other academic/professional areas that are similar or relevant (e.g., completion of relevant coursework as indicated on official transcripts, a writing sample that demonstrates argumentative prose, documentation of prior training and certification)
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and post-baccalaureate institutions
  • Non-native speakers of English must meet Graduate Studies English proficiency requirements 


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