IDAS Graduation Requirements
To graduate from the International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS) students must meet a number of requirements and criteria.
The program is designed to be completed in 2 years with a maximum study time of 4 years. During this time students must complete a total of 36 credits of graduate-level courses, including 12 credits of required courses.
In addition to their regular courses, students must write a thesis and follow the next steps to successfully graduate:
- Find an advisor within 3 years of enrollment. Conduct research under supervision for at least 2 years.
- Pass a qualifying exam.
- Pass a dissertation proposal defense
- Pass a dissertation oral defense
Before applying for dissertation defense. IDAS students must also fulfill the following regulations:
- Must have published (or have accepted for publication) at least an English article in a per-reviewed journal.
- Have presented at least one fully written paper in English at an academic conference.
- Have experience working as a research assistant on a research project, or have had teaching experience in a course taught within the University. Students with special circumstances may apply for exemption from this requirement.
- Pass the research ethics course, or receive explicit authorization for an exemption from the research ethics course before his/her application for taking final graduate degree examination.