- The GIP implements a system of accreditation in order to grant academic degrees consistent with the institutional goals, instructional objectives and relevant government requirements. All students will be duly accredited after having satisfied the academic requirements.
Course LoadThe GIP allows students to obtain a maximum of 9 credits each semester, which means students are eligible to graduate from the GIP within four semesters. In order to receive a Master's degree, students should obtain more than 24 credits and maintain an average grade above B- (80~83/100, 2.7/4.3).
Comprehensive ExaminationStudents who have obtained at least 18 credits, including common required courses, are expected to take a comprehensive examination on their major courses.
Students are expected to write and submit a thesis after passing the comprehensive examination.
InternshipEvery student is required to complete an internship at an institution of his/her choice with the approval of the school administration. The student should report the progress and the result of the internship to the administration. (See 'Internship Program' for details)
Graduation ThesisThose students who pass the comprehensive examination should write a thesis in English under the guidance of thesis advisors. Students should submit their thesis after being examined by an evaluation committee composed of three professors. The thesis should be submitted in principle, within 4 semesters, but when necessary, the date can be extended with special approval.
Conferment of DegreeEach student who has met all requirements for a Master's degree will be granted a Master's degree in his/her major field. Those majoring in Peace and Global Governance will earn a Master of Peace Studies, those Peace & Security Policy will earn a Master of Political Science.
Award for an Excellent ThesisStudents at the GIP are recognized for exemplary work. The student who submits an exemplary thesis is qualified to win the 'Thesis Award for Excellence'