Accelerated Completion Programs

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Master’s Programs

GSAM students accepted into the accelerated completion programs will be subject to further assessment. Application and assessment criteria are explained in more detail below.

The accelerated completion criteria are as follows:

At the time of enrollment:

  1. Submission of a research plan which includes the theme of the study, the research schedule and also any record of published papers, conference presentations or future presentation plans.
    Approval for accelerated completion is decided by the supervisor and the Dean and will depend on whether the research plan is deemed suitable for completion within 1 or 1.5 years.
Note:
IMAT students cannot apply for accelerated completion.

While enrolled:

Assessment of the students’ eligibility to stay enrolled in the Accelerated Completion Programs will be carried out at the end of the 1st semester for 1-year completion program students and at the end of the 2nd semester for 1.5-year completion program students according to the following criteria:

  1. Submission of the research topic, research objective, expected outcome and the research plan that meets the Accelerated Completion Program standards;
  2. Completion of 16 credits or more from the credits required for program completion for students studying under the 1-year completion program or completion of 22 credits or more from the credits required for program completion for those studying under the 1.5-year completion program.

In the case that a student is applying for / studying in the Accelerated Completion Program but does not meet the above criteria, he / she will be automatically re-enrolled in the Standard Completion Program of 2 years.


Accelerated Completion Programs (1 year, 1.5 years)
Application Period Within 2 weeks of the commencement of the first semester
Application Materials At the time of enrollment: Application form and submission of a research plan
While enrolled: Submission of a research proposal
Assessment Criteria 1 year Completion Program
At the time of enrollment:
- Whether the research plan is deemed suitable for completion in 1 year
At the end of the 1st semester:
- Whether the research proposal meets the standards for accelerated completion
- Completion of 16 credits or more required for program completion

1.5 years Completion Program
At the time of enrollment:
- Whether the research plan is deemed suitable for completion in 1.5 years
At the end of the 2nd semester:
- Whether the research proposal meets the standards for accelerated completion
- Completion of 22 credits or more required for program completion

GSAM Accelerated Completion Application form

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Doctoral Program


2 years Accelerated Completion Program
Application Period Within 2 weeks of the commencement of the first semester
Application Materials At the time of enrollment: Application form and submission of a research plan
Assessment Criteria ● Students accepted into the accelerated completion program should aim to:
- give their two Research in Progress Seminar presentations early in their program
- apply for Candidacy after their second semester of enrollment
- submit their dissertation by their final semester

Students accepted into the accelerated completion program, but who are unable to complete within 2 years, should refer to the previous section on “Extension of Period on Enrollment (within the standard program length)”.

Graduate School of Management

GSM students accepted into the accelerated completion programs will be subject to further assessment. Application and assessment criteria are explained in more detail below.

At the time of enrollment

Approval for accelerated completion is decided by the Dean and will depend on whether the research plan is deemed suitable for completion within 1.5 years and also one of the following conditions:

  1. the student received high evaluation for their admissions application
  2. the student received work experience in highly specialized employment previous to entering APU

While enrolled

Assessment of the students’ eligibility to stay enrolled in the Accelerated Completion Program will be carried out at the end of each semester according to the following criteria:

  1. the student has successfully passed the Required Subjects offered each semester
  2. the student’s GPA is 3.0 or higher
  3. the student’s supervisor approves accelerated completion

In the case that a student is applying for / studying in the Accelerated Completion Program but does not meet any of the above criteria, he / she will be automatically re-enrolled in the Standard Completion Program of 2 years.


Accelerated Completion Programs (1 year, 1.5 years)
Application Period Within 2 weeks of the commencement of the first semester
Application Materials At the time of enrollment: Application form and submission of a research plan
Assessment Criteria At the time of enrollment:
- Whether the research plan is deemed suitable for 1.5 year completion
And satisfying one of the following conditions:
- the admissions application has received high evaluation
- work experience in highly specialized employment
At the end of every semester:
- Completion of all Required Subjects offered during the semester
- 3.0 or higher GPA
- Accelerated completion is approved by the supervisor

GSM Accelerated Completion Application form

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