Degree Criteria

Doctoral degree

The Department of Genetics awards doctorate degree based on the assessment of the student’s ability as an independent researcher. The doctoral dissertation acts as the primary criterion of this evaluation. An acceptable dissertation must report an original research that contributes to the advancement of the field of life sciences. The research presented in the dissertation must be accepted by a peer reviewed journal, or maintain the equivalent quality. Student must also possess a deep insight that allows one to survey the field and foresee future research, the ability to comprehend, express and discuss science in English, and a high ethical standard as a researcher.

(2006.12.12)

Master’s degree

The Department of Genetics awards master’s degree based on the assessment of the student’s knowledge in the field of life sciences and his/her research competency. Progress Report II, which acts as the primary criterion of this evaluation, must report a new result in genetics or a related field.

(2007.3.13)

Advancement to the third year

Second year students of the 5 year graduate program at the Department of Genetics are allowed to advance to the third year based on the assessment of their knowledge in the field of life sciences and potential to become an independent researcher. Progress Report II, which acts as the primary criterion of this evaluation, must report a new result in genetics or a related field.

(2007.3.13)