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Requirements

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Master's Program

 

Thesis Master's Program

  • Coursework (Credits)
    Coursework (credits)
    General CoursesMajor CoursesResearchTotal
    MandatoryElective
    3 and 1AU 6 15 or more 9 or more 33 or more
    • Graduation Credits: At least 33 credits in total
    • Mandatory General Courses: 3 credits and 1 AU (choose one from the following table)

       

      3 credits and 1AU
      ClassificationSubject No.Subject NameLecture:Lab.:CreditRemark
      Mandatory
      General
      Courses
      CC010 Special Lecture on Leadership 1:0:0  
      CC020 Ethics and Safety I 1AU  
      CC500 Scientific Writing 3:0:3  
      • Special Lecture on Leadership (CC010) is a mandatory, no-credit course for students who entered in 2002 or later.
        Students with corporate sponsorship and foreign students are exempt from this requirement.
    • Mandatory Major Courses: 6 credits
    • Elective Major Courses: At least 15 credits
    • Research Courses: At least 9 credits (including 3 seminar credits)
      • At least 9 credits in thesis, individual study, and seminar courses.
      • 3 of the 9 credits in research can be earned through internship programs that are 2 months or longer.
  • Thesis
    • Each student will choose a topic, conduct research, and write a thesis in close consultation with his or her advisor.
    • Until the student chooses his or her advisor, the Head of STP serves as the general advisor.

Coursework Master's Program

  • Coursework (Credits)
    Coursework (credits)
    General CoursesMajor CoursesResearchTotal
    MandatoryElective
    3 and 1AU 6 21 or more 6 or more 36 or more
    • Graduation Credits: At least 36 credits in total
    • Mandatory General Course: 3 credits and 1 AU
      3 credits and 1AU
      ClassificationSubject No.Subject NameLecture:Lab.:CreditRemark
      Mandatory
      General
      Courses
      CC010 Special Lecture on Leadership 1:0:0  
      CC020 Ethics and Safety I 1AU  
      CC500 Scientific Writing 3:0:3  
      • Special Lecture on Leadership (CC010) is a mandatory, no-credit course for students who entered in 2002 or later.
        Students with corporate sponsorship and foreign students are exempt from this requirement.
    • Mandatory Major Courses: 6 credits
    • Elective Major Courses: At least 21 credits
    • Research Courses: At least 6 credits (including 3 seminar credits)
      • At least 6 credits in thesis, individual study, and seminar courses.
      • 3 of the 6 credits in research can be earned through internship programs that are 2 months or longer.

Doctoral Program / Mid-Career Doctoral Program

Program

  • Coursework (Credits)
    Coursework (credits)
    General CoursesMajor CoursesResearchTotal
    MandatoryElective
    3 and 1AU 6 27 or more 30 or more 66 or more
    • Graduation Credits: At least 66 credits in total
    • Mandatory General Courses: 3 credits and 1 AU (not mandatory if already taken through the STP Master's program)
      • CC020 Ethics and Safety I (1AU)
      • CC500 Scientific Writing (3 credits)
    • Major Courses : At least 33 credits
      • Mandatory Major Courses : 6 credits
      • Elective Major Courses: At least 27 credits
    • Research Courses: At least 30 credits (including 3 seminar credits)

      Course credits earned during the master's coursework can be transferred to doctoral coursework requirements (excludes research credits).

Doctorate Qualifying Examination

  • Guidelines and Administrative Regulations(In Theory Track) [PDF]  
    1. Confirm eligibility for doctoral qualifying examinations
       
    2. Submit application for qualifying examinations
       
    3. Consultation with professors (in each field) on scope and date of examination Application for examination in each field (3 in total) can be made independently of each other. Applications must be submitted to the STP administrative office at the end of each semester.
       
      • Qualified
        Doctoral Thesis Proposal
        • Submission of doctoral thesis proposal is due within the first 2 years of study.
        • Submission deadline can be extended up to 1 year upon the approval of a petition for delay.
      • Disqualified Disqualified Applicants:
        Students are eligible for only one retake in each filed.
        Retake Examination
        • Retake examinations are for disqualified fields only
        • Eligibility for retake does not expire. However, students are committed to the fields they have applied for; they cannot withdraw an application from a filed.
        • The final decision on qualifications are made by a faculty committee.
       
    • Eligibility for Doctoral Qualifying Examinations
      • All qualifying examinations must be carried out within the first 3 semesters of the doctoral program, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Semesters in which students requested leave of absence are not taken into calculation, and students on leave of absence are not eligible for examinations.
      • All doctoral students, both full and part-time, must pass the qualifying examinations (two options)
        • Written examinations in three fields
        • Written examinations in two fields, and submission of a "Creative Policy Proposal"
    • Schedule for Doctoral Qualifying Examinations
      • Students may submit applications for examination at the end of each semester. Applications must be submitted with an original copy of the student's doctoral transcripts.
      • Applications for each field can be made independently of each other.
      • Students may not apply for more than one field with the same supervising faculty.
      • Qualifying examinations are held twice a year in January and July.
    • Doctoral Qualifying Examination Fields and Supervising Faculty
      • Fields and supervising faculty listed below are current as of January 2012, and are subject to change.
      Doctoral qualifying examination fields
       FieldAdvisor
      1 Big Science Policy Dong Won Kim
      2 Biomedical and Health Policy Buhm Soon Park
      3 Energy Policy TBA
      4 Environmental Policy Michael S. Pak
      5 Ethical Studies of Policy Grant Fisher
      6 Higher Education Policy Michael S. Pak
      7 History of Science Buhm Soon Park
      8 Innovation Studies Joosung Lee, Wonjoon kim
      9 International Relations and Development So Young Kim
      10 Mobility Studies Chihyung Jeon
      11 National Security and Military Research TBA
      12 NGO Studies TBA
      13 Public Policy and Administration So Young Kim
      14 Public Understanding of Science Mina Park
      15 Philosophy of Science Policy Grant Fisher
      16 Regulatory Science and Law TBA
      17 Science and Technology Studies Chihyung Jeon
      18 Urban Studies TBA

      The guidelines and administrative regulations for the Mid-Career Program will be updated soon.

  • Doctoral Thesis
    • Each student will choose a topic, conduct research, and write a thesis in close consultation with his or her advisor.
    • Until the student chooses his or her advisor, the Head of STP serves as the general advisor.
    • Doctoral thesis proposal evaluation
      • Students must submit a proposal to the evaluation committee within the first two years of the doctoral program, and must pass an oral examination.
      • Under exceptional circumstances, students may submit a petition for delay along with an official letter written by the supervising advisor to the Head of STP.
    • Doctoral thesis defense
      • All students must pass an evaluation of their doctoral thesis before graduation.
  • Additional Policies
    • These requirements apply to all students.
    • Any requests for changes and accommodations must be approved by the department.