The dual master’s degree program provides a unique opportunity to critically evaluate multiple approaches, traditions and methods for language teaching, while gaining a better understanding of the culture and society in which the English and Chinese languages are spoken. Upon your completion of the program, you’ll add the internationally-recognized reputations of two premier research universities to your personal resume.

About the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an elite international research university that offers a world of opportunity. Founded in 1991, HKUST has strong ties to global thought leaders and wide-ranging connections with mainland China. The University promotes interdisciplinary studies and is dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world.

HKUST has been consistently ranked among top-tier universities. The University was ranked second in the world among the top 200 young universities in 2017 and 28th among the world’s top 800 universities in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, HKUST ranked 14th in global employability in 2014.

The HKUST campus sits on a hillside, waterfront complex overlooking the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes from Central Hong Kong.

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HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science

The HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science is the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in China and greater China. The School’s explicit focus on global best practice in undergraduate teaching, graduate training and placement and research and self-governance sets it apart from its peers. The HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science maintains numerous strategic partnerships with some of the best North American and Chinese universities, including the California Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, University of Southern California, Sun Yat-sen University, the University of Virginia the University of Warwick and Waseda University.

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About the University of Southern California

Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California has established itself as one of the world’s leading private research universities. The University is home to 21 exceptional academic schools and units and over 24,000 top-caliber graduate and professional students, representing 50 states and 135 countries around the world.

In 2016, USC was ranked 15th nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey of more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities. USC also ranks second among the top 25 national universities in the area of environment, which measures the diversity of both the students and faculty.

USC is known for its exceptional sense of community and strong, worldwide network of students and alumni known as the “Trojan Family.” The USC campus is located in the heart of Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business.

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USC Rossier School of Education

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally and globally. USC Rossier leads the field in innovative and collaborative solutions by preparing teachers, administrators and educational leaders to improve education outcomes.

In 2017, USC Rossier was ranked 15th best graduate program for education in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report. Four USC Rossier faculty members ranked among Education Week’s top 200 scholars influencing educational policy and practice.

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