East Asian Studies Certificate

Students enrolled in any of Duke’s graduate degree programs are encouraged to document their area specialization by earning a Certificate in East Asian Studies. As a certificate student you will receive updates on EAS-related events on campus and join our community of students and scholars interested in the region.  

Certificate requirements:

  • Completing four graduate-level courses (12 credit hours) from an approved list of courses in East Asian studies drawn from at least two different departments or programs. Up to one course graded on a P/F or S/U basis may be counted toward course requirements so long as a passing/satisfactory grade is achieved. 
  • Demonstrating second-year collegiate-level (or higher) proficiency in an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

Students interested in obtaining a Graduate Certificate in East Asian Studies should submit an application to the APSI program coordinator: Alex Nickley. Successful completion of the certificate requirements will result in a notation on the student’s transcript.