Degree Requirements

1. MA Program in International Relations

To fulfill the degree requirements, an MA student must complete a minimum of two years of study, earn 30 credits or more, submit a thesis after completing the prescribed course of study, and pass the thesis screening and final examinations. Exceptions will be made by the GSAPS regarding length of enrollment for students who have shown excellent results, allowing them to complete the course after having obtained the required 30 credits and having been enrolled in the program for at least one-and-a-half years*. Required credits for MA program are listed as follows:

Program MA Program in International Relations
Core Courses 22
Basic Courses
Advanced Courses
Courses offered by other institution
Project research / Master’s thesis 8
Total 30

*Early completion option

  1. All the necessary credits for graduation obtained in one year, starting from the day after entrance (except project research)
  2. 3.5 or above GPA obtained #Click here for details of GPA system
  3. A score of 90 or above obtained for the project research.

2. PhD Program in International Studies

PhD Program Flowchart

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Academic Degree

The degree of “Ph.D. in International Studies” would be conferred to the person who completed our PhD Program in International Studies.