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Doctoral Program Requirements

Requirements for doctoral degree (Article 9 of Guidelines on Management of Doctoral Programs)

  • Credits
  • Minimum enrollment period and maximum study duration: At least two semesters (one year), no more than five years
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Passing of thesis evaluation

General

  • Overall GPA : At least 2.5/4.3
  • Comprehensive exam : Pass
  • Leadership : For students in MS/PhD Integrated Program: S (grade)
  • Comprehensive Exam : Major exam and oral defense: Pass
  • Ethics and Safety : 1AU

  Leadership: For students admitted in 2002 or later. Does not apply to general scholarship recipients, international students, and techno MBA students.

Related Rules

Article 15 of Guidelines on Management of Doctoral Programs (Evaluation of Doctoral Degree Conferral)

  • Conferral of doctoral degrees evaluated by Academic and Research Deliberations Committee
  • Evaluation criteria
    • Credits earned and grades
    • Results of comprehensive exam
    • Quality of doctoral thesis
  • Doctoral theses must be of high quality, and meet the following requirements.
    • Published or approved for publication, either partially or wholly, in an academic journal
    • Recommended by the department based on separate criteria

Article 3 of Guidelines on Management of College Academic Deliberations Committee

  • Deliberations over short/long-term academic plans of the college, academic degree conferral, and academic operations.

Credit Requirements by Department

Credit Requirements by Department
DepartmentProgramTotalCommonMajorResearch
AUMandatoryMandatoryElective
Physics PhD 60 1 3 9 18 30
Integrated 60 1 3 9 18 30
Mathematical Sciences PhD 66 1 3 - 33 30
Integrated 66 1 3 - 33 30
Chemistry PhD 60 1 3 - 18 39
Integrated 60 1 3 - 18 39
Graduate School of
Nanoscience and Technology
PhD 60 1 3 3 24 30
  •   Criteria for evaluation of doctoral theses under the College of Natural Sciences: Download Download  
  •   Confirmation of thesis publication Download