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INTRODUCTION

The Master's Program has 11 departments covering every area of the world. Students major in one of the four social fields of politics, economics, society and culture or development cooperation. The curriculum focuses on theoretical and analytical skills, language mastery, and practical knowledge necessary to excel in the professional world. Candidates write a faculty-supervised Master’s thesis in either English or their regional specialty language.

MA Degrees

Dept.Degree (Master of Arts in)
Korean StudiesKorean Studies

Chinese Studies
 Japanese Studies
 Indian and ASEAN Studies
 Middle East and African Studies
 Russian and CIS Studies
 European Union Studies
 U.S. and Canadian Studies
 Latin American Studies

International Area Studies
 Political Science
 Economics
 Sociology
 Anthropology

International Studies

International Studies
International Development Studies

U-PEACE

International Development Studies
 Communication
 Master of Laws

 

 

 

General Requirements for Master’s Programs

Degree Requirements

- A minimum of 40 credit hours (45 credits for U-PEACE) as advised by program supervisor with the minimum grade point average of 3.00 out of the maximum of 4.50 points
- Two years (four semesters) of residence for coursework
   * Three years (six semesters) for Integrated MA/PhD  
- Proficiency test in the foreign language(Foreign Language Proficiency Exam)
- A thesis written under the supervision of an advisory professor in the department
- Oral defense of the thesis conducted under a committee of 3 professors

Duration of Coursework: 2 years

Maximum Stay of School Years: 3 years (Any absence is not counted in) 

Credits required for Completion: 40 credits minimum    (45 credits for U-PEACE)

Credits per Semester: Minimum of 3 credits to the maximum of 15 credits

Acknowledgement of Credits

-Credits of only no lower than B° (3.0) are acknowledged;
    but, credits for specific subjects are acknowledged if achieved over C°

Guidelines on Temporary Absence

- A student can be temporarily absent for up to 5 years in each program, and the frequency of absence is not limited.
   (*Absence for military service is not counted in)
- A student who is to be absent for military service should enclose a copy of military warrant and hand it to the administration office.

Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement

- Students have to pass the foreign language proficiency test for the successful completion of their studies.
  The test is held twice a year for students who have registered more than one semester. Students who fail the test can
 retake it. There is no limit to the number of times the test may be taken but application fees are applied for retaking the test.
Dept Subject Note
All Departments  General English Exemption Allowed
Major Language 
U-PEACE General English
Korean StudiesNon-Korean Students : TOPIK Level 4 or above
Korean Students : General English

* General English

can be exempted

Alternate scores for General English: Master & Ph.D

Department Exam
TOEIC TOEFL IELTS FLEX
English Major (North American Studies, EU Studies, U-PEACE, Int’l Studies) 950 PBT CBT IBT 7.5 901
620 260 105
Non-English Major 850 580 237 92 7.0 750

Exemptions for other subjects
*On/Off-line application for exemption and submission of relevant documents required.

① Native Speaker of English or their major-relevant regional language can obtain an exemption as appropriate.
② Master students who have obtained A°or A+ from major-relevant regional language courses can get exemption for their
    major-relevant regional language test.
③ Master's and Doctoral students who achieved test scores as per the table above can get exemption for General English.

Curriculum for Area Studies (Master)

 

1stsemester 2ndsemester 3rdsemester 4thsemester Total
Prerequisite
Courses
Language Language I
2 credits
Language II
2 credits

 

 

4 credits
Concentration Courses 3 credits 3 credits

 

 

6 credits
Area-major Courses
(incl mandatory courses)
6 credits 6 credits 6 credits 3credits 21 credits
Selective Courses

 

 

3 credits 6credits 9 credits
Total 11 credits 11 credits 9 credits 9 credits 40 credits

Curriculum for Korean Studies (Master)

 

1stsemester 2ndsemester 3rdsemester 4thsemester Total
Prerequisite
Courses
Language Korean LanguageⅠ
for Non Native Speakers
2 credits
 Korean LanguageⅡ
for Non Native Speakers
2 credits

 

4 credits
Mandatory
prerequisites
Excursion to Korean Historical SitesⅠ3credits Introduction to Korean StudiesB
3credits

 

3 credits
Excursion to Korean Historical SitesⅡ3credits

 

6 credits
Concentration Courses  3 credits

 

3 credits 6 credits
Area-major Courses 3 credits 3 credits 6 credits 6 credits 18 credits
Selective Courses

 

 

 

3 credits 3 credits
Total 11 credits 11 credits 9 credits 9 credits 40 credits

General Requirements for Intergrated MA and Ph.D.

Departments

   - Korean Studies
   - International Area Studies (See the detailed departments below)
                       - Chinese Studies
                       - European Union Studies
                       - Indian & ASEAN Studies
                       - Japanese Studies
                       - Latin American Studies
                       - Middle East & African Studies
                       - Russian & CIS Studies
                       - U.S. & Canadian Studies
   - International Studies

Degree Requirements

   - A minimum of 64 credit hours as advised by program supervisor with the
     minimum grade point average of 3.00 out of the maximum of 4.50 points
   - 3 years(6 semesters) of residence for course work
   - One year of Thesis Guidance after course work
   - A qualifying examination(Comprehensive Exam) in 3 selected fields
   - Proficiency test in foreign languages
   - Dissertation proposal defense conducted under a committee of 3 professors
   - A dissertation written under the supervision of an advisory professor in the department
   - Oral defense of the dissertation conducted under a committee of 5 professors
   - Duration of Course Work : 3 years in case of Intergrated MA&Ph.D
   - Maximum Stay of School Years : 8 years(Any absence is not counted in)
   - Credits required for Completion : 64 credits
   - Credits per Semester : 3 credits ~ 12 credits