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Degree Examination

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Thesis Proposal

1.    After entering the program, Master’s degree students shall choose a thesis advisor. In principle, the thesis advisor shall be a full-time faculty member of this program with the rank of assistant professor or higher.

2.    Master’s degree students must submit thesis proposal to the thesis proposal review committee. After passing review, they may apply to take the degree examination.

3.    The thesis proposal review committee shall be composed of at least 2 persons including the thesis advisor. The remaining member(s) shall be recommended by the thesis advisor from among the faculty members of this University with the rank of assistant professor or higher.

4.    The thesis proposal review shall be conducted as an open oral examination. Students who do not pass may re-apply for thesis proposal review the following semester if the term of study has not expired.


Degree Examination

1.    Before applying to take the degree examination, Master’s degree students shall have published one conference paper or journal article. If there is not enough time to publish a paper, the student must obtain written permission from the thesis advisor to participate in the degree examination.

2.    A Master’s degree student that has completed all required credits and that has obtained written permission or recommendation letter to participate in the degree examination from his/her thesis advisor shall submit these and related documents, as well as documentation of research activities, and draft and abstract of thesis to the academic committee of this program. Following approval by the academic committee, the application shall be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs and to the Office of the President to approve the student’s status as Master’s degree candidate. Following approval of the thesis draft, the candidate shall revise the thesis according to the format designated by the University. One month before the degree examination, the completed thesis shall be sent to the degree examination committee. The date of degree examination shall be set according to the University’s academic calendar.

3.    The Master’s degree examination committee shall be composed of three members including the thesis advisor and two members invited by the University president. This program shall arrange the degree examination date, time and location.

4.    During the oral examination, the degree examination committee shall choose one convener, who shall not be the thesis advisor.

5.    The highest possible score on the examination is 100 points. Seventy points are required to pass. If half or more than half of the committee members submit failing scores, the candidate will be considered to have failed the examination.

6.    If the candidate failed and the term of study has not yet expired, he/she may re-apply to take the degree examination the following semester or academic year. The test may only be retaken once. If a candidate does not pass a second time, he/she will be required to withdraw from the program.