Academics

Graduation Requirements

All students wishing to graduate from the Ajou GSIS should fulfill the following graduation requirements:

Enrollment

Students should enroll for at least 4 semesters to obtain a Master’s degree. ( KOICA Students are enrolling 3 semesters with 2 summer/winter session)

Requirements for Graduation

All Students who would like to be on Thesis Track should complete/pass the followings

  • Research Methods Course: should receive higher than B+
  • Overall GPA higher than 3.5/4.5 at the time of applying thesis(normally during 3rd semester)
  • Should Pass Thesis Proposal Defense(for KOICA Students, NGO/IDC Students only)
  • For NGO students: should complete NGO introduction before thesis application
  • Students who do not meet the above eligibility WILL NOT be allowed to write a thesis and will automatically turned into the NON-THESIS track by the GSIS office
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Thesis Track & Non-Thesis Track
Thesis Track Non-Thesis Track
Completion of Courses in each Dept
  • Required Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Korean Studies Courses
Completion of Courses in each Dept
  • Required Courses
  • Elective Courses (more credits)
  • Korean Studies Courses
Pass Comprehensive Exam
  • ( 2 Subjects from the Major Requirements & Electives)
Pass Comprehensive Exam
  • ( 2 Subjects from the Major Requirements & Electives)
Completion of Research Credits (6) & Pass Thesis Defense & Submit the Final Thesis to the University

Graduation Requirements

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 Graduation Requirements
Department Course Completion Comprehensive
Exam
Thesis
Submission
Track Korean
Studies
Major
Required
Major
Electives
Research Total
IB
(Int’l Business)
Thesis
Track
3 18 15 6 42 two subjects,
only after 2nd semester
(minimum
60 points
out of
100 in each)
must be
submitted
before obtaining diploma
Non-
Thesis
Track
3 18 21 - 42
IT
(Int’l Trade)
Thesis
Track
3 15 15 6 39
Non-
Thesis
Track
3 15 21 - 39
NGO
(NGO Studies)
Thesis
Track
3 12 15 6 36
Non-
Thesis
Track
3 12 21 - 36
IDC
(Int’l Development
and Cooperation)
Thesis
Track
3 12 15 6 36
Non-
Thesis
Track
3 12 21 - 36