Wenzhou-Kean University Approved to Offer Graduate Programs

The Ministry of Education of China recently granted Wenzhou-Kean University approval to launch 11 graduate-level programs, marking a pivotal moment in the growth of Kean’s campus in China.

The eight master’s and three doctoral programs are in computer science, education, business and accounting, science, psychology and counseling, and architecture.

“We will offer qualitatively superior programs, hire the best-qualified faculty, and continue to cooperate in the best interests of our students,” said Kean University President Dawood Farahi, Ph.D. “This is an amazing start to the second phase of the development of Wenzhou-Kean University as a global world-class university in China.”

Admission requirements for the WKU graduate programs will be consistent with those of Kean USA. WKU’s goal is to begin rolling out some programs for Fall 2020.

The Wenzhou municipal government has provided an additional 20 million renminbi (RMB) for each of the next five years to recruit internationally for outstanding faculty with strong backgrounds in research.

“I am thrilled that WKU has been approved to offer a wide range of graduate programs,” said Kean’s Provost and Vice President for Research and Faculty Jeffrey H. Toney, Ph.D. “Our graduate programs will prepare students to become successful professionals in the global marketplace.”

More than 2,400 undergraduate students are currently enrolled at WKU with thousands more expected in the coming years.

The 11 graduate programs are:

  • Accounting (M.S.)

  • Architecture (M.Arch.)

  • Biotechnology Science (M.S.)

  • Computer Information Systems (M.S.)

  • Educational Administration (M.A.)

  • Global Business (MBA)

  • Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.)

  • Psychology (M.A.)

  • Combined School and Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

  • Counseling and Supervision (Ph.D.)

  • Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

“This speaks to the academic excellence and scholarship that WKU has been pursuing for the past seven years,” said Eric Yixin Yang, Ph.D., Kean’s associate provost for academic affairs and acting vice chancellor for Wenzhou-Kean University. “The graduate programs will provide Chinese and international students with a unique graduate education that provides the vigorous and innovative Kean curriculum within a Chinese modern, economic and cultural context.”

WKU is located in the foothills of Wenzhou, China, a city with 9 million people. Each year, a majority of its graduates go on to pursue post-baccalaureate degrees, some to the most prestigious universities in the world.

“By offering graduate programs at Wenzhou-Kean University, we are giving our students the opportunity to continue their education at WKU,” said Christine Thorpe, Ed.D., dean of Kean’s Nathan Weiss Graduate College. “These are high-demand programs that will educate tomorrow’s leaders.”

From Kean.edu