Program Exit Options

Important Note About Program Exit Options

At mid-course in the program (15 credits) the student must meet with the Program Director or Graduate Director who will determine whether the student is recommended for Option A: Thesis, Option B: Non-Thesis Master's Essay, or Option C: Non-Thesis Research Essay plus Self-Study. No exceptions.

If the Thesis Option is recommended, the student must take full responsibility to find an advisor who will form the advisory committee and make a recommendation to the Program Director and Graduate Director.

If the Non-Thesis Option is recommended, the student must take full responsibility to find a professor to help guide this option.

Students must take full responsibility to ensure the completion of all requirements. To set up an appointment for advising, please contact Asian Studies by phone at 305-348-1914 or by e-mail: asian@fiu.edu.