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Degree Completion Requirements

Master’s Program

In principle, to be eligible for a master’s degree from JAIST, students are required to spend a minimum of 2 years in the master’s program, obtain the required number of course credits, submit a master’s thesis/research project report after receiving sufficient guidance, and pass the defense/Ph. D. qualifying examination and the final examination.
It might be possible to complete the master’s program in a shorter time after spending 1 year if students satisfy the specific requirements.

Students who complete the master’s program will be granted one of the following degrees:

  • Master of Science (Knowledge Science)
  • Master of Science (Information Science)
  • Master of Science (Materials Science)

Doctoral Program

In principle, to be eligible for a doctoral degree from JAIST, students are required to spend a minimum of 5 years in graduate institute (including the time spent in the master’s program), obtain the required number of course credits, submit a doctoral dissertation after receiving sufficient research guidance, and pass the defense and the final examination.
It might be possible to complete the doctoral program in a shorter time after spending 3 years (including the time spent in the master’s program) if students satisfy the specific requirements.

Students who complete the doctoral program will be granted one of the following degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Knowledge Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science)
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