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Policy for Awarding of M.Sc. and Ph. D. Degrees

JAIST implements degree awarding processes with quality assurance for each academic degree by establishing flexible and versatile guidance system for education and research based on lowered barriers among fields and among laboratories, which enables students to take courses from different fields and/or fusion fields in accordance with their career goal and to receive research supervision from different viewpoints by three professors.

The Master’s program

JAIST awards the degree of Master of Science to the students who have:

  • an understanding of a wide range of fundamental concepts in the field of advanced science and technology
  • The ability to apply the fundamental theories to problem solving
  • The research ability and expert knowledge and skills in a particular field which are academically and socially valuable
  • comprehension of diverse cultures
  • communication skills and high ethical awareness
  • completed the master’s program within the specified number of years
  • acquired the required number of credits
  • passed their oral defense and final examinations for a master thesis or a project report, or a Ph.D. qualifying examination.

The Doctoral program

JAIST awards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to students who have:

  • an understanding of framework and theories in the field of advanced science and technology
  • the ability to apply the framework and theories to identify and solve problems
  • global communication skills and high ethical awareness
  • the ability to think from comprehensive perspectives
  • the ability to take leadership in the field of advanced science and technology
  • global standard research achievements in a particular research field
  • completed doctoral program in the specified number of years
  • acquired the specified number of credits
  • passed their oral dissertation defense and final examination
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