Graduate

Graduate Overview

Graduate education stands at the very heart of Tsinghua's mission as an open comprehensive research university. In this website is the overview of Tsinghua's graduate education with its regular and international programs specially designed for Chinese and international students.

Graduate education at Tsinghua dates back to the 1920s. The establishment of the Graduate School in 1984 was a milestone in the development of graduate education and marked the beginning of flourishing of advanced education at Tsinghua. Over the decades, both master's and doctoral programs on academic and prgressional degrees are offered at the university. And the past years has witnessed Tsinghua's continuous efforts to improve the quality of graduate education to stand as a top research university in China, with a special emphasis on research and creative thinking.

For over a century, Tsinghua has prepared men and women for truly extraordinary career achievements. We hope your study at Tsinghua will be an exhilarating and rewarding experience.

Graduate Programs

Degrees and their abbreviations:

M.A. - Master of Arts
M.S. - Master of Science
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy

D.Eng - Doctor of Engineering
Ed.D. - Doctor of Education

J.M. - Juris Master
M.A.P. - Master of Applied Psychology
M.Arch. - Master of Architecture
M.A.S. - Master of Applied Statistics
M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration
M.E.M. - Master of Engineering Management
M.Eng. - Master of Engineering
M.F. - Master of Finance
M.F.A. - Master of Fine Arts
M.J.C. – Master of Journalism and Communication
M.L.A. - Master of Landscape Architecture
M.M. - Master of Medicine
M.P.A. - Master of Public Administration
M.PAcc. - Master of Professional Accounting
M.P.H. - Master of Public Health
M.S.P.E. - Master of Science in Physical Education
M.S.W. - Master of Social Work
M.U.P. - Master of Urban Planning

School/ DepartmentAcademic Degree ProgramsProfessional Degree Programs
Academy of Arts and Design Art Theory (M.A., Ph.D.) M.F.A.
  Fine Art (M.A., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Industrial Design Engineering
  Design (M.A., Ph.D.)  
Center for Earth System Science Atmospheric Sciences (M.S.)  
  Ecology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
Department of Chemical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Biotechnology Engineering/ Chemical
  Chemical Engineering and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.E.M.
    M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering
Department of Engineering Physics Physics (M.S., Ph.D.) M.E.M
  Nuclear Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Technology
  Safety Science and Engineering (M.S.) Engineering/ Safety Engineering
Institute for Advanced Study Computer Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Physics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences Computer Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) Ed.D.
  Physics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
Institute of Education Education (M.A., Ph.D.) Ed.D.
  PPublic Administration (M.A., Ph.D.)  
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology Chemical Engineering and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) D.Eng.
  Electrical Engineering (M.S.) M.E.M.
  Electronics Science and Technology (M.S.) M.Eng. in Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Technology
  Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Engineering
  Materials Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Management Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Nuclear Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
PBC School of Finance Applied Economics (M.S., Ph.D.) M.B.A. (including E.M.B.A.)
    M.F.
School of Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology(M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering
  Mechanics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Architecture Architecture (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Arch
  Civil Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng in Architectural and Civil Engineering
  Fine Art (M.A.) M.L.A.
  Landscape Architecture (M.S., Ph.D.) M.U.P.
  Urban-Rural Planning (M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Architectural and Civil Engineering/ Hydraulic Engineering/ Project Management
  Geodesy and Survey Engineering (M.S.)  
  Hydraulic Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Management Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Traffic and Transportation Engineering (M.S.)  
School of Economics and Management Applied Economics (M.S., Ph.D.) M.B.A. (including E.M.B.A.)
  Business Administration (M.S., Ph.D.) M.F.
  Management Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.PAcc.
  Theoretical Economics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Environment Civil Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) D.Eng.
  Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.E.M.
  Nuclear Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering
School of Humanities Chinese Literature (M.A., Ph.D.)  
  Foreign Languages and Literatures (M.A., Ph.D.)  
  History of China (M.A., Ph.D.)  
  History of the World (M.A., Ph.D.)  
  Philosophy (M.A., Ph.D.)  
School of Information Science and Technology Computer Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) D.Eng.
  Control Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.E.M
  Cyberspace Security (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Control Engineering/ Electronics and
  Electronics Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) Communication Engineering/ Computer Technology/
  Information and Communication Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Integrated Circuit/ Software Engineering
  Software Engineering(M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Journalism and Communication Journalism and Communication (M.A., Ph.D.) M.J.C.
School of Law Law (M.A., Ph.D.) J.M.
School of Life Sciences Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Marine Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Marxism Theory of Marxism (M.A., Ph.D.)  
School of Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Material Engineering
  Nuclear Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Mechanical Engineering Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) D.Eng.
  Instrumentation Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) M.E.M.
  Management Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering/ Instrument and Meter
  Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Engineering/ Logistics Engineering,Optical Engineering/
  Optical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Power Engineering/ Vehicle Engineering
  Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Statistics(M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Medicine Basic Medicine (M.S.) M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering
  Biology (M.S., Ph.D.) M.M.
  Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Clinical Medicine (M.S.)  
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Pharmaceutical Science (M.S.)  
School of Public Policy and Management Public Administration (M.A., Ph.D.) M.P.A.
School of Sciences Astrophysics (M.S., Ph.D.) M.A.S.
  Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Physics (M.S., Ph.D.)  
  Statistics(M.S., Ph.D.)  
School of Social Sciences History of Science & Technology (M.A.) M.A.P.
  Political Science (M.A., PhD) M.S.P.E.
  Psychology (M.A.) M.S.W.
  Science of Physical Culture and Sports (M.A., Ph.D.)  
  Sociology (M.A., Ph.D.)  
  Theoretical Economics (M.S., Ph.D.)  

Programs in English

Tsinghua University currently offers 25 graduate programs in English.

ProgramDepartment/SchoolStart Year
Global MBA Program School of Economics and Management 1996
Master's Program in Chinese Law School of Law 2005
Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering Department of Automotive Engineering 2006
Master of Public Administration in International Development (MID) Program School of Public Policy and Management 2007
Master’s Program in Global Business Journalism (GBJ) School of Journalism and Communication 2007
International Master of Public Administration (IMPA) Program School of Public Policy and Management 2008
Master’s Program in Architecture School of Architecture 2008
Master's Program in Global Manufacturing Department of Industrial Engineering 2009
Master’s Program in Environmental Science, Engineering and Management School of Environment 2009
Master’s Program in Advanced Computing Department of Computer Science and Technology 2010
Master’s Program in Chinese Politics, Foreign Policy and International Relations (CPFP) Department of International Relations 2010
Master’s Program in International Construction and Project Management (ICPM) Department of Construction Management 2012
International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program Research Center for Public Health 2014
Doctoral Program in Environmental Science and New Energy Technology Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute 2015
Doctoral Program in Data Science and Information Technology Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute 2015
Doctoral Program in Precision Medicine and Healthcare Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute 2015
Schwarzman Scholars Program Schwarzman College 2016
Doctoral Program in Environmental Science, Engineering and Management School of Environment 2016
International Master Program in Nuclear Engineering and Management Department of Engineering Physics 2017
Master’s Program in Hydraulic Engineering Department of Hydraulic Engineering 2017
Doctoral Program in Hydraulic Engineering Department of Hydraulic Engineering 2017
IMEM@Manufacture and Service MEM Education Center 2017
Master’s Program in Educational Governance and Innovation Institute of Education 2018
Doctoral Program in Computer Science and Technology Department of Computer Science and Technology 2018
Doctoral Program in Mathematics YAU Mathematical Sciences Center 2018

For application information, please contact the departments/schools offering the programs.

Joint Programs

Tsinghua University currently offers 46 joint programs in partnership with universities outside mainland China.

ProgramDepartment/SchoolPartner University
Tsinghua University-RWTH Aachen University Joint Master’s Program School of Mechanical Engineering RWTH AachenUniversity (Germany)
Tsinghua University-Tokyo Institute of Technology Joint Master’s Program Department of Chemical Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology(Japan)
School of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Humanities
School of Medicine
School of Life Sciences
Tsinghua University-HEC Paris Joint MBA Program School of Economics and Management HEC Paris (France)
Tsinghua University-Tohohu University Joint Education Program School of Materials Science and Engineering Tohoku University (Japan)
School of Environment
School of Information Science and Technology
School of Architecture
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Precision Instrument
Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Engineering Physics
Department of Electronic Engineering
Sino-Franco Advanced Master’s Program in International School of Environment École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Pari s (France)
Environmental/Energy ManagementDepartment of Thermal Engineering
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology
Tsinghua University -European Institute of Business Administration Joint EMBA Program School of Economics and Management European Institute of Business Administration (France)
Tsinghua University-Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Joint Master’s Program Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Tsinghua University MBA-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master of Management Dual Degree Program School of Economics and Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Tsinghua University-Chiba University Joint Master’s Program School of Architecture Chiba University (Japan)
Tsinghua University-Tsing Hua University Joint Master’sProgram School of Materials Science and Engineering Tsing Hua University (Taiwan, China)
Department of Engineering Physics
Department of Industrial Engineering
School of Law
School of Aerospace Engineering
Tsinghua University-Politecnico di Milano Joint Master’s Program Academy of Arts and Design Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Tsinghua University-University of North Carolina MEM-EMBA Joint Master’s Program Department of Industrial Engineering University of North Carolina (USA)
Tsinghua University- Carnegie Mellon University Joint Master’s Program Department of Computer Science and Technology Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Tsinghua University- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Joint Master’s Program Graduate School, at Shenzhen Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
Tsinghua University- University of Californiaat Berkeley Joint Master’s Program in Financial Engineering School of Economics and Management University of California at Berkeley (USA)
Tsinghua University-HEC Paris Joint Master’s Program in Management School of Economics and Management HEC Paris (France)
Tsinghua University- HECParis Joint Master’s Program in International Finance School of Economics and Management HEC Paris (France)
Tsinghua University-Melbourne University Jointly-awarded PhD Program Department of Chemical Engineering Melbourne University (Australia)
Tsinghua University-University of Southern California Joint Master’s Program School of Information Science and Technology University of Southern California (USA)
Tsinghua University-Delft University of Technology Joint Master’s Program Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics Delft University of Technology (Holland)
Tsinghua University-Technical University of Berlin Joint Master’s Program Department of Mechanical Engineering Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
Tsinghua University-KTH Royal Institute of Technology Joint Master’s Program Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Tsinghua University-Johns Hopkins University Joint Master’s Program Department of International Relations Johns Hopkins University (USA)
Tsinghua University-Technical University of BerlinJoint Master’s Program in Architecture School of Architecture Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
Tsinghua University-Politecnico Di Torino Joint Master’s Program School of Architecture Politecnico Di Torino (Italy)
Tsinghua University-Singapore Management University MCFO-MBA Joint Master’sProgram School of Economics and Management Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Tsinghua University--Cornell University Joint MBA Program PBS School of Finance Cornell University (USA)
Tsinghua University-Columbia University Joint Master’s Program School of Economics and Management Columbia University (USA)
Tsinghua University-Yale University Joint Master’s Program School of Environment Yale University (USA)
Tsinghua University-École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Joint Master’s Program Department of Automotive Engineering École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (France)
Tsinghua University-University of California at Berkeley Joint Master’s Program in Data Science Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute University of California at Berkeley (USA)
Tsinghua University-University of California at Berkeley Joint Master’s Program in Energy and Climate Change Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute University of California at Berkeley (USA)
Tsinghua University-Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity Joint Master’s Program in Internet+Innovative Design Graduate School at Shenzhen Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (France)
Tsinghua University-Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity Joint Master’s Program in (Bio+Nano+Info) Graduate School at Shenzhen Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (France)
Tsinghua University-University of Washington Joint Master’s Program in Connected Devices Global Innovation Exchange Institute University of Washington (USA)
Tsinghua University-Boston University Joint Master’s Program Department of Automation Boston University (USA)
Tsinghua University-Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Joint Master’s Program Department of Mechanical Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Tsinghua University-University of California at Berkeley Joint Master’s Program School of Social Sciences University of California at Berkeley (USA)
Tsinghua University-University of Wisconsin at Madison Joint Master’s Program Department of Automation University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA)
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Automotive Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering
Tsinghua University-Politecnico di Milano Joint Master’s Program Department of Industrial Engineering Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Tsinghua University-Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech Joint Master’s Program School of Environment Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (France)
Tsinghua University-Cheng Kung University Joint Master’s Program School of Architecture Cheng Kung University (Taiwan, China)
Tsinghua University-The Scripps Research Institute Jointly-awarded PhD Program School of Pharmaceutical Sciences The Scripps Research Institute (USA)
Tsinghua University-University of Exeter Jointly-awarded PhD Program Department of Earth System Science University of Exeter (Britain)
Tsinghua University-University of California at Berkeley Joint Master’s Program in Precision Medicine and Healthcare Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute University of California at Berkeley (USA)
Tsinghua University-Politecnico di Torino Jointly-awarded PhD Program School of Architecture Politecnico di Torino (Italy)