Master's Thesis Review Procedure (Autumn 2018)

1. Submission of the theme for master's thesis

  • Students should submit written reports of the themes for master's thesis to the Dean of the Graduate School after getting the approval of their research advisor or sub research advisor who actually guides the student's research work.
  • Submission period ――― by Monday, April 23, 2018
  • To whom to submit ――― the Student Affairs Division
  • Report on the Decision on the Theme for Master's Thesis PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)

2. Permission to submit the thesis

  • Students should get the approval of the Research Advisor, and the Research Advisor shall submit the document on his/her approval to the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Submission period ――― by Monday, May 28, 2018
  • To whom to submit ――― the Student Affairs Division
  • Report on the Permission to Submit the Master's Thesis PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)

3. Referees

1. Referees
  • Three members ――― one chief referee, two co-referees
  • Faculty members in charge of the University of Aizu Graduate School including the Research Advisor
  • The chief referee must be Doctoral "MARUGO" or "GO" within the graduate department.
2. Recommendation of referees
*Students shall be informed who are the referees by the Direct Research Advisor.

4. Review of the thesis

1. Students must submit the thesis drafts to the referees for review after getting the approval of the Research Advisor.
  • Submission period ――― by Monday, June 25, 2018
2. The referees shall carefully examine the thesis draft, and comment, if there is any, to the student by Monday, July 23, 2018.

5. Submission of the thesis

1. Students must complete and submit their final drafts of theses by Friday, August 3, 2018.
  • Number of copies to be submitted ――― one copy to the Student Affairs Division, one copy each to the referees.
2. The Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee shall check the thesis standards, etc. and arrange the presentation.

6. Thesis presentation

1. The chief referee and the co-referees must attend the presentation.
2. Presentation ――― Presentations are part of the Master's Thesis Review Procedure. All students, faculties and staff members can freely participate.
3. Period of the presentation ――― Thursday, August 16 etc. Timetable (*internal access only)
4. The detailed schedule shall be determined by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee.
  • Time allotted to each student: 30 minutes including the following procedure
  • Presentation by the student: 15 minutes
  • Discussion on the thesis: 15 minutes
  • Examination by the referees

7. Judgment of the results of the review

1. Each referee shall have 100 points in assessment. The students receiving 150 points or more shall successfully pass in the review.
2. The chief referee, with a consultation with the co-referees, must submit Master's Thesis Evaluation Form and Report on the Master's Thesis Review to the Dean of the Graduate School by Monday, August 20, 2018.
3. Deliberation by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee.
4. Deliberation and determination by the Graduate School Faculty Assembly shall be scheduled in September. The accreditation of the degree shall be deliberated at the same time.

8. Submission of the final thesis

  • Students must submit one original copy of their final theses, which successfully passed the review, with the three referees' signatures to the Student Affairs Division by 12:00PM, Friday, August 24, 2018.
  • Submission of an electronic version of the file ――― copy the electronic file of the final manuscript in PDF format to the designated directory,
    /home/committee/aac/MThesis2018-Sep/ and store it in the directory of your ID. The approval page, signed or sealed by the three referees, must be included.
    ⇒ /home/committee/aac/MThesis2018-Sep/m5xxxxxx/ooooo.pdf
  • The electronic file shall be kept at the University Library. Students should submit "Consent to Use of Academic Degree Thesis" (*internal access only)

9. Thesis standards

10. Accreditation of the degree

1. Submission of an application form for awarding a degree
Those who wish to be awarded a degree shall submit an application form to the President for obtaining the degree at the same time as the submission of the final thesis (by 12:00PM, Friday, August 24, 2018).
2. Deliberation on awarding the degree
  • the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
  • the Graduate School Faculty Assembly

Master's Thesis Review Procedure (Spring 2018)

1. Submission of the theme for master's thesis

  • Students should submit written reports of the themes for master's thesis to the Dean of the Graduate School after getting the approval of their research advisor or sub research advisor who actually guides the student's research work.
  • Submission period ――― by Monday, October 23, 2017
  • To whom to submit ――― the Student Affairs Division
  • Report on the Decision on the Theme for Master's Thesis PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)

2. Permission to submit the thesis

  • Students should get the approval of the Research Advisor, and the Research Advisor shall submit the document on his/her approval to the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Submission period ――― by Monday, December 4, 2017
  • To whom to submit ――― the Student Affairs Division
  • Report on the Permission to Submit the Master's Thesis PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)

3. Referees

1. Referees
  • Three members ――― one chief referee, two co-referees
  • Faculty members in charge of the University of Aizu Graduate School including the Research Advisor
  • The chief referee must be Doctoral "MARUGO" or "GO" within the graduate department.
2. Recommendation of referees
*Students shall be informed who are the referees by the Direct Research Advisor.

4. Review of the thesis

1. Students must submit the thesis drafts to the referees for review after getting the approval of the Research Advisor.
  • Submission period ――― by Monday, December 11, 2017
2. The referees shall carefully examine the thesis draft, and comment, if there is any, to the student by Monday, January 15, 2018.

5. Submission of the thesis

1. Students must complete and submit their final drafts of theses by Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • Number of copies to be submitted ――― one copy to the Student Affairs Division, one copy each to the referees.
2. The Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee shall check the thesis standards, etc. and arrange the presentation.

6. Thesis presentation

1. The chief referee and the co-referees must attend the presentation.
2. Presentation ――― Presentations are part of the Master's Thesis Review Procedure. All students, faculties and staff members can freely participate.
3. Period of the presentation ――― Friday, February 16, 2018 / Monday, February 19, 2018 [extra day]
4. The detailed schedule shall be determined by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee.
  • Time allotted to each student: 30 minutes including the following procedure
  • Presentation by the student: 15 minutes
  • Discussion on the thesis: 15 minutes
  • Examination by the referees

7. Judgment of the results of the review

1. Each referee shall have 100 points in assessment. The students receiving 150 points or more shall successfully pass in the review.
2. The chief referee, with a consultation with the co-referees, must submit a report on the results of the review to the Dean of the Graduate School by Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
3. Deliberation by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee.
4. Deliberation and determination by the Graduate School Faculty Assembly shall be scheduled in September. The accreditation of the degree shall be deliberated at the same time.

8. Submission of the final thesis

  • Students should submit the approval page of their final theses, which successfully passed the review, with the three referees' signatures to the Student Affairs Division by Thursday, February 22, 2018.
  • Submission of an electronic version of the file ――― copy the electronic file of the final manuscript in PDF format to the designated directory,
    /home/committee/aac/MThesis2017-Mar/ and store it in the directory of your ID. The approval page must be signed or sealed by the three referees.
    ⇒ /home/committee/aac/MThesis2017-Mar/m5xxxxxx/ooooo.pdf
  • The original electronic file shall be kept at the University Library. Students should submit "Consent to Use of Academic Degree Thesis" (*internal access only)

9. Thesis standards

10. Accreditation of the degree

1. Submission of an application form for awarding a degree
Those who wish to be awarded a degree shall submit an application form to the President for obtaining the degree at the same time as the submission of the final thesis (by Thursday, February 22, 2018).
2. Deliberation on awarding the degree
  • the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
  • the Graduate School Faculty Assembly

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