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Master’s programs

The PSPS offers Master’s degree programs. This Master’s programs require full-time study and all students are able to graduate in 18 months. All classes are conducted in English. A one-year residency is required for all students.

Department Major Degree
Saemaul and
International Development
Saemaul Undong and
Community Development
Master of Saemaul Studies (MSS)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
International Development Cooperation Master of Arts in International
Development (MA/ID)
Master of Public Policy in International
Development (MPP/ID)
Public Policy and Leadership Public Policy and Leadership Master of Arts in Economics (MA/E)
Master of Arts in Development Economics
(MA/DE)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Public Policy in Economic
Development (MPP/ED)
Sustainable
Development
Forest Resources and
Ecological Restoration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Agronomy (MS/A)
Environmental
Management and Policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Credits

In order to graduate from the PSPS with a Master’s degree, all students must complete credits as the followings chart.

  • Major
    Course Category SpringⅠ Summer Fall Spring Ⅱ Total Notes
    Mandatory Core 9        9  
    Core
    (Extra Activity)
    1 1 1    3  
    Major 3 9 6   18  
    Thesis
    Research
          3 3  
    Total credits
    of Mandatory courses
    13 10 7 3 33   
    Optional Thesis Substitute
    Course
        3     Report
    Total credits
    of Optional Courses
    1 1 6      
    Minimum Credits 13 10 7 3 33  
    Maximum Credits 13 13 13 3 42  
    * Credits taken for each Semester can be changed according to the academic affairs.
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Degree Requirements

  • Register 4 or more semesters.
  • Obtain at least 30 credits (not including research credits) with higher than B(80 scores)
  • Foreign language proficiency
    The PSPS requires students to have a certain level of Korean or English proficiency. To be approved of your Korean or English proficiency by the PSPS, you should obtain the qualification related to language proficiency.
    • The way to be approved of the foreign language proficiency
      • Official Report of English or Korean Proficiency Test Results
        Classification Test Score Notes
        Domestic Students Official reports of English proficiency test TOEFL IBT 94 or above Only official reports of English proficiency test taken within 2 years will be considered. 
        CBT 240 or above
        TOEIC 800 or above
        TEPS 690 or above
        IELTS 6.0 or above
        Special English lecture
        in the Foreign Language Institute
        70 or above more than 75% attendance
        English examination
        by graduate school
        70 or above  
        International Students Official reports of Korean proficiency test TOPIK Level 3 or above Only official reports of Korean proficiency test taken within 2 years will be considered. 
        KLAT Level 3 or above
        Special Korean lecture
        in the Korean Language Institute
        (beginning level or above)
        70 or above more than 75% attendance
        Korean examination
        by graduate school
        70 or above  
      • Attend the special English/Korean lecture
        Domestic Students International Students
        Complete 3 levels of English special lectures Complete 3 levels of Korean special lectures
        Complete Korean special lecture, level of 3A or above
        Complete YU, KLI Korean regular course, level of 3A or above
      • Pass the Foreign language test which is administrated by PSPS
  • Earn 3credits in the thesis research course in the 4th semester.
  • Pass the comprehensive examination.
    The objective of the comprehensive examination is to evaluate student’s basic knowledge and ability.
  • Win the approval the thesis committee on the thesis or report and submit the final approved draft of the thesis/report.