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Master's Degree Program



1. To obtain a Master's Degree, a student must earn atleast 24 credits.

2. Part-time Master's Degree students may not earn more than 6 credits (2 courses) every semester.

3. New students must take at least 2 out of 3 required courses (Communication Theory/Mass Communication Theory/Communication Research Methods) in the first semester.

4. To obtain a Master's Degree, a student must earn at least half of the required total credits (24 credits)from the courses offered by the Department. Therefore, a Master's Degree student must earn not more than half of the total credits when taking "courses at different departments" ["courses at different departments" indicate the courses at the Department of Mass Communications and other departments of the Graduate Schools under the credit exchange agreement (Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University) as well as the courses at the different departments of our Graduate School].

5. A Master's Degree student must complete the study checklist after finishing the second semester and before beginning the third semester and submit it to the department office. The checklist consists of the courses taken, direction of courses to take, future study plan, comprehensive examination plan, thesis subject, and selection of thesis advisor.

6. A Master's Degree candidate must pass the comprehensive examination for the Master's Degree. The range and evaluation method of the exam are as follows:

1) To apply for the comprehensive examination, a student must complete the 3 required courses (Communication Theory/Mass Communication Theory/Communication Research Methods) and earn more than 15 credits.
2) A student must take the examination for the 3 required courses (Communication Theory/Mass Communication Theory/Communication Research Methods) and one optional course.
3) Those wishing to take the first-semester comprehensive examination for the Master's Degree must submit an application form to the department office by December 31, and those who want to take the second-semester examination, by June 30. Any additional application received past the due date is not allowed. In case a student withdraws from the examination after applying for it, he or she is considered to have failed on grounds of not taking the examination. The Department Chair makes an announcement of the examinees and the subjects after the application deadline.
4) The examination questions are received first by the Department Chair and later delivered to the examinees through the exam supervisors. The examination is taken every semester on the first Friday (first period: 10 am ~ 1 pm/second period: 2 ~ 5 pm) and on the second Monday (first period: 10 am ~ 1 pm/second period: 2 ~ 5 pm).
5) Each subject of the examination is marked separately, and scores below 70 are considered failing grades. Re-examination is allowed for the same subject only once.

7. A student who has passed the comprehensive and foreign language examinations and completed at least 3 semesters is allowed to present a thesis proposal. Those wishing to present a thesis proposal in the first-semester must submit it to the department office by January 15, and those who want to present a thesis proposal in the second-semester, by July 15. Application for thesis proposal presentation is allowed only in the set period. The presentation is given before professors and graduate students in the second weeks of February and August. Presentation copies must be distributed to professors and graduate students 2 days before the presentation day.

8. The Master's Degree thesis must be passed by the Review Committee.

 
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