Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: CASS.
First degree/qualification: See description.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average in B range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: A master's degree following a diploma program from the Cultural Revolution-present.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of authorized school official.
Description: Only offers postgraduate degrees. Like its counterpart, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this is an administering unit for over 30 research institutes. Students are selected through graduate entrance examinations administered by the State Education Commission, but programs of study are controlled by the academy.
Grading scales vary; see above for common scales.
Language of instruction: Chinese.
Master's: 2-3 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate: 3-4 years after master's degree and entrance examination.