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Feng Chia University Department of Economics Guidelines for Doctoral Degree Qualifying Examinations

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 Feng Chia University Department of Economics Guidelines for Doctoral Degree Qualifying Examinations

 

(Applicable to students enrolled after the 2015 academic year in the full-English PhD program)

 

Adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2001/04/16

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2001/06/18

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2002/05/22

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2002/06/17

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2003/01/02

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2003/04/10

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2003/05/12

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2006/03/27

Ratified by the University president on 2006/07/13

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2008/09/25

Ratified by the University president on 2008/10/16

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2011/06/12

Ratified by the University president on 2011/08/06

Promulgated by the department director on 2011/08/07

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2013/11/29

Ratified by the University president on 2013/12/21

Promulgated by the department director on 2013/12/23

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2015/01/22

Ratified by the University president on 2015/02/06

Promulgated by the department director on 2015/02/06

Revised and adopted during a departmental affairs meeting on 2015/09/17

Ratified by the University president on 2015/10/12

Promulgated by the department director on 2015/10/12

 

Article 1: The doctoral degree Qualifying examinations (written) are held in September and February of each year. PhD students can submit their application for the qualifying examination only after completing the relevant qualifying examination subject.

Article 2: The qualifying examination subjects are Microeconomic Theory and Macroeconomic Theory. Students must choose one of these subjects.

Article 3: The graduate student evaluation committee is responsible for handling the qualifying examination, which includes reviewing the student’s attended courses and course credits, approving the examination subject, and recommending a committee member to write the examination questions.

Article 4:  Qualifying examinations should be completed within five years of admission to the department.  Failure to complete the qualifying examination within the five-year time period will result indismissal from the program.

Article 5: Upon passing the qualifying examination, the PhD student shall be reported as a doctoral candidate.

Article 6: These guidelines were adopted during a department affairs meeting, ratified by the president of FCU, and then promulgated. Revisions shall be handled in the same manner.

Article 7: In the event that the meaning, connotation, or interpretation expressed in these English-language differ from the original Chinese-language version, the Chinese-language version shall be taken to be correct and true.