Degree Requirements

  1. For master's degree, a minimum of 30 credits is required, culminating in the completion of a thesis, within 2 to 4 years of admission.
  2. Maximum numbers of credits of elective studies in other graduate schools which would be taken count into the requirements is 6.
  3. The following Master candidate requirements should be fulfilled before thesis defense application is submitted:
    • All credits of compulsory studies and Kuan-Du Master Lectures should be obtained.
    • Foreign language competence is formally attested as indicated by this graduate school.
    • A minimum of 1 conference or journal paper published.
    • Attended minimum 4 conferences with token of presence attached.
    • If the proposed thesis supervisor is not a member of AHE TNUA academic staff, then a co-supervisor must be appointed from among the academic staff.

Master's Thesis Proposal

A thesis proposal should contain 3 chapters including the introduction, literature review, and research methodology, as well as the follow-up-execution be addressed.

Proposal application and presentation schedule:

  1. To present a thesis proposal, an application form should be submitted to the office at Week 10 during each semester within due date.
  2. 4 bound copies of the proposal should be submitted to the office at Week 14 for the members of committee.
  3. Presentation will be held at Week 16 of each semester.

Master's Thesis Defense Examination

Applicants of thesis defense examination must meet the qualifications below:

  1. Obtained a minimum of 30 credits of requirement within 2-4 years of admission, excluding the credits of Arts Curriculum and Teaching Practices.
  2. Attended minimum 4 academic conferences of 6-hour-and-above (excluding conferences held by TNUA).
  3. Foreign language competence is formally attested as indicated by this graduate school.
  4. Qualified in previous thesis proposal examination according to schedule.

Applicants fulfilling requirements above are to submit the Application For Thesis Oral Defense, approved by thesis supervisor and the director of graduate institute.