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Regulations and standards for graduation

Graduation process 

For new students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester or earlier:
 
Master’s : within 6 yesrs /

Doctoral : within 10 yesrs /

Integrated Master’s and Doctoral : within 12 yesrs 

24/36/54 credit requirements Foreign Language, Comprehensive Exam Thesis
Admissions / Completion / Foreign Language, Comprehensive Exam / Graduation
For new students enrolled in or after the Spring 2021 semester: 
 

Master’s : within 4 yesrs /

Doctoral : within 8 yesrs /

Integrated Master’s and Doctoral : within 10 yesrs 

24/30/48 credit requirements

Foreign Language, Comprehensive Exam Thesis
Admissions / Completion / Foreign Language, Comprehensive Exam / Graduation

Required credits for completion

 
Credit Master’s Doctoral Integrated Master’s and Doctoral

Total credits

24 36 (30)* 54 (48)*

Department courses

(Basic Common + Major)

12 18 27

Average GPA

3.0 or higher

3.0 or higher

3.0 or higher

(4.0 or higher for early completion)

Research guidance

8 8

16

(12 for early completion)

• ( )* : For new students enrolled in or after the Spring 2021 semester

• Department opening courses include courses opened in this program opened by the Department of Computer Science or the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

 

Requirements for thesis/dissertation

  • (1) Master’s, doctoral, and integrated master’s and doctoral students who have enrolled in this cooperative program must submit a thesis/dissertation plan to the committee at least 6 months prior to the expected time of degree conferral. Then, the committee determines the qualification of the thesis/dissertation and may request revisions or supplementation more than once.
  • (2) Doctoral students or integrated master’s and doctoral students who have enrolled in this cooperative program must publish at least one SCI paper as the first author or receive final approval for publication before requesting the evaluation of their dissertation. 

※ To view the Department’s regulations, click Resources on the left side of this page.