IUJ brochures 2020-2021

GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

3 year Schedule

Fall Sept-Dec

Winter Jan-March

Spring April-June

(Summer) July-Aug

Course Work ・Core Required Courses : 1 course/term, total 3 courses (6 credits) ・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the Master's courses relevant to dissertation, if necessary)

◆ Submission of Research Proposal

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Supervisor selection ◆ Formation of thesis supervisory committee (A Supervisor and 2 Advisors )

1 st year

Proposal Defense (Open)

PhD Candidate Exam

Course Work ・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅱ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the courses including Master's relevant to dissertation)

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Conducting Research ◆  Writing/posting academic papers

2 nd year

Interim Report (Open) ・Presentation to the supervisory committee on the academic papers including posting status

PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅲ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the courses including Master's relevant to dissertation)

◆ Submission of dissertation ◆ Formation of thesis examining committee (Thesis supervisory committee+an external examiner)

◆ Writing/posting academic papers Mid-term Review Report (Open) ・Presentation to the supervisory committee on the academic papers including posting status

◆ Having a paper accepted by a peer refereed journal ◆ Submission of dissertation abstract

3 rd year

Conferring a PhD degree

Final Exam (Open)

13 PhD Program

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