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Master's Degree

Korean Studies [Master of Arts in Korean Studies]   Curriculum

Korean Studies Program (KSP) has become Korea's premier research center and a world authority for studies related to Korean history and culture. The KSP offers programs leading to a Master of Arts in Korean Studies and a Ph.D. in Korean Studies. The highly interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to address the diverse professional and academic objectives of today's students.

International Cooperation [Master of Global Affairs & Policy]   Curriculum

The program in International Cooperation (PIC) trains students to meet the challenges of the ever-changing dynamics of the global environment. This program offers professional education and training in international relations, focusing in areas such as foreign policy, international security, diplomatic history, development, political economy, international law and international organizations. The curriculum is structured to enable students to acquire qualitative and theoretical depth as well as quantitative and practical understanding.

International Trade, Finance & Management [Master of Global Economy & Strategy]   Curriculum

International Trade, Finance, and Management Program(ITFM) offers an innovative and specialized curriculum to train future leaders to fulfill diverse professional and academic needs in the areas of international trade, finance, and management. ITFM emphasizes the ways in which institutions such as national governments, international organizations, and private corporations interact with each other in conducting their trade and investment policies, and international business in various political, economic, cultural and social environments. It is also required that students develop an understanding of other related fields such as international political economy and international cooperation.

Global Civic Studies [Master of Global Civic Studies]

GSIS is offering a new major, Global Civic Studies starting in Spring 2022.

Global Civic Studies offers a curriculum that fosters global-problem solving skills through interdisciplinary education. It aims to provide a multi-lingual curriculum to students from various cultures to ensure a high-quality education that helps them grow into a global citizen with a spirit of mutual understanding and tolerance.

There are two programs:
- Global Citizenship and Human Development Program

This program offers a multi-lingual curriculum, mostly in Korean, but also in English, Chinese and Japanese. (The recruitment for Spring 2022 will start in Fall 2021.)

- Global Citizenship and Cooperation Program

This program is in Chinese. (The application period for international students for Spring 2022 starts from May 21, 2021)

Degree Requirements
  • 48 credits or 42 credits plus Master's thesis
    * Students with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or above for the first two enrolled semesters (must be full-time) may choose the thesis option.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Completion of the GSIS Core Courses
  • Completion of the Course Requirements of the Program (Only KSP)
  • Completion of the Field of Concentration: Choose one (1) field under your major and take four (4) courses from the particular field
  • At least two years (i.e. four semesters) of full-time enrollment
  • Completion of all requirements within 8 semesters
  • Foreign Language Requirements
    * For Korean Studies majors, the Korean Language Examination or Level 4 of the Korean Language and Communication course should be passed.
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