Graduate Program

We regret to announce that the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania will not accept applications for the PhD program during the 2020-21 admissions cycle. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Arts of Sciences made the difficult decision to focus resources on supporting current students and ensuring that we are in a position to fully support future cohorts of Penn graduate students.  Therefore, we will pause bringing new students into the program for one year, with the expectation of welcoming a new cohort of doctoral students in the fall of 2022. Admissions to the MA program will continue during the 2020-21 admissions cycle as in previous years. If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Coordinator Alexandra Zeiger at