Study Plan

A master's degree is completed in less than two years while a doctoral degree is, on the average, completed in three years.

Master's Program

During the first two semesters, master's students must take eight courses. They need to enroll for two required courses during the first semester. Students who expect to obtain a master's degree in any area of specialization must earn a minimum of 15 credits out of the 42 credits of coursework offered by the field.

Students who need preparation in English and Computer Skills may enroll in the bridging program during the May/June inter-semester period,prior to the August (First) semester.

In summary, a master's student in TRE follows:

4 semesters and 1 Inter-Semester Period (21.4 months)

Entry Semester:
August (typically) or May/June (for Bridging Student)

Total Credits Required:
48 credits (720 contact hours)

Thesis Option:
26 coursework credits + 22 thesis credits

Research Study Option:
38 coursework credits + 10 research credits


Doctoral Program

Doctoral students in TRE are required to take a minimum of 84 credits that comprise 24 credits of coursework including a maximum of 6 credits of special study and 60 credits of dissertation. The composition of courses taken by a doctoral student requires the consent of his/her dissertation advisor.

In summary, a doctoral candidate in TRE follows:

6 semesters and 3 Inter-Semester Periods

Entry Semester
January or August

Total Credits Required:
84 credits = 24 coursework credits + 60 research credits

Doctoral Student Study Plan

1st Semester12 credits-
2nd Semester6 credits of Coursework plus
6 credits of Special Study
Inter-Semester Period (1)Pass Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy-
3rd Semester-Initiation of dissertation work
(12 credits)
4th Semester-Continuation of dissertation work
(12 credits)
Inter-Semester Period (2)-Continuation of dissertation work
(6 credits)
5th Semester-Continuation of dissertation work
(12 credits)
6th Semester-Continuation of dissertation work
(12 credits)
Inter-Semester Period (3)-Completion of dissertation and
Final Examination (6 credits)