The length of study for Master Program students is 1 to 4 years. Students who completed the 24 credits specified in the curriculum schedule (excluding master's thesis, second foreign language, and professional foreign language) and passed the degree examination will be awarded a master’s degree. Among the courses:
- Students in Group Politics: common required courses (10 credits) + Group Politics courses (9 credits) + elective courses (5 credits).
- Students in Group Public Law: common required courses (10 credits) + Group Public Law courses (10 credits) + elective courses (4 credits).
Master students should take additional 4 credits in the second foreign language of the university, or the professional foreign language offered by the same program of the university, but students who have completed the full English course for 4 credits are not required to do so. Master students should complete more than six hours of academic ethics courses before the end of the first academic year.
Master students who have completed 16 credits of the courses specified in the curriculum and approved by the advisor, may apply for a review of the master’s thesis plan. Master students who have passed the review of the master’s thesis plan and have completed the 24 credits of the courses specified in the curriculum schedule, and approved by the advisor, may apply for the master’s degree exam. Master students can apply for the degree examination only two months from the day after the review and approval of the master’s thesis plan.
When master students submit a master’s thesis (examination version), the comparison result (including abstract) of the originality comparison system (Turnitin) and the affidavit should be submitted together for review by the advisor and the degree examination committee. If the total similarity ratio of the originality comparison exceeds 30%, the thesis shall be assessed as a failure. When master students apply to leave school to submit a master's degree thesis, they should submit the comparison result of the originality comparison system (Turnitin) (including abstract) and the affidavit for review by the advisor and chairman of department.
The review of the master's thesis is based on the principle of publication, with the exception of delayed publication or non-publication. If master students intend to postpone the publication or not to publish for the thesis review, an application should be submitted before applying for the degree examination with the reasons stated. The resolution will be decided at the department meeting. The courses are scheduled as follows: