Satisfactory Progress for Master’s Students

Satisfactory Performance and Progress
Policies for Master’s Students

Jackson School of International Studies

Students pursuing a Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) in the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) are expected to make progress toward completing the degree within two years if they are pursuing the MAIS program without a concurrent professional degree (MAIS-only). Students pursuing the MAIS concurrently with a professional degree (concurrent students) will take 3 to 4 years to complete the two degrees.

Students normally take language, plus a 1-credit colloquium (required by some MAIS programs; see handbook), plus two other classes each quarter, for 12-16 credits. Fewer courses than this, particularly in the student’s first year, should be discussed with the GPA and the GPC. See GPA and GPC list below. With written permission from the GPC of the student’s program, students may take fewer credits and plan to complete the MAIS degree in more than the time described. With written permission from the GPC of the student’s program, a student may take fewer credits and plan to complete the MAIS degree in more than in the time described. Students pursuing requirements for a concurrent degree will begin to pursue the requirements for the Jackson School in their second year at UW.

Students are expected to complete course requirements and adhere to deadlines as described in the handbook for each program.

JSIS requires that all master’s students maintain status as a graduate student in good standing, which includes maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.0 as well as grades of at least 3.0 for language courses, including courses that are 300-level or lower. See Continuation or Termination of Students in the Graduate School.

Students who are not making progress toward the degree will be warned or put on probation for one to two quarters by letter to the student, and by recommending to the Dean of the Graduate School that the student be placed on probation. Failure to comply with the terms of probation will result in JSIS recommending to Dean of the Graduate School that the student be placed on final probation.

Student progress will be evaluated by the GPC of the student’s program. (See below)

MAIS degree programs and Graduate Program Coordinators

China Studies
David Bachman, dbachman@uw.edu

Comparative Religion
Mika Ahuvia, mahuvia@uw.edu

International Studies
Deborah Porter, debzport@uw.edu

Japan Studies
Marie Achordoguy anchor@uw.edu

Korea Studies
Clark Sorensen, sangok@uw.edu

Middle East Studies
Arzoo Osanloo, aosanloo@uw.edu

Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Scott Radnitz, srad@uw.edu

South Asian Studies
Cabeiri Robinson cdr33@uw.edu

Southeast Asian Studies
Rick Bonus, rbonus@uw.edu

 

JSIS expects students to conduct their academic affairs responsibly. See http://depts.washington.edu/grading/pdf/AcademicResponsibility.pdf
Any allegation of academic misconduct, including plagiarism will be referred to Director, Community Standards & Student Conduct may result in disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal as described in Student Academic Responsibility.

It is the hope of the Jackson School that all students in our programs succeed in their learning and studies. We recommend that JSIS Master’s students consult the GPC of their program and/or the Graduate Program Advisor with questions or concerns.