Login         
Vision & History

Vision

Sogang University’s Graduate School of Theology(GST) is Jesuit Educational Institution based on Catholic view of world. Sogang GST inherited 450-year-old Jesuit educational tradition which aims for truth and value. Through devotion to the academic learning and building up one’s personality, it makes a unified organization(universitas) of teacher and students.

Sogang GST tries to combine Korean moral culture with Christian spirit more naturally by educating lay believers who has responsibility to lead society in a right way, pastors who testify good news in the world, and Clergymen who are respectable in actual field of religion.

According to Sogang University’s education objectives which pursues prominent ethics and excellent quality of academic studies, Sogang Graduate School of Theology provide the best way for students to have ability to deal with various problems in a society, nation, and the world. Also, we support students to build mature characteristic which contains both evaluating others’ achievements and recognize their own responsibility.

Sogang GST was established on December 15, 1994 in accordance with the objectives and spirit of higher education stated in Article One of the University’s Regulations to facilitate the study and teaching of theology, philosophy and social welfare as well as the theologies and practices required by the Church and society its goal being to produce professionally minded men and women equipped with leadership and creativity.

Sogang Graduate School of Theology have Master’s course, Doctoral Course, and Research course.

 

History

The history of the GST is as follows.

Mar.

30

1994

Application to the Ministry of Education for the establishment of a Graduate School for Religious.

Oct.

21

1994

Establishment of a Graduate School for Religious authorized by the Ministry of Education.

Nov.

2

1994

Prof. LEE Sang-il installed as the first Dean.

Dec.

15

1994

Graduate School for Religious opened with a Master’s program within the Theology and Philosophy departments. The total number of students was 40.

Oct.

18

1995

Master’s programs in Ecotheology and Christian Sociology (Social Welfare Studies) established. The total number of students in all the Master’s programs is increased to 120.

Nov.

2

1996

The admission quota for the Master’s program in Theology and Philosophy is increased to 48.

Feb.

20

1997

Prof. SIM Jong-hyeok appointed as 2nd Dean.

Oct.

25

1997

The admission quota for the Master’s program in Theology and Philosophy is increased to 68.

Jul.

13

1999

Prof. SONG Bong-mo appointed as 3rd Dean.

Sep.

1

1999

Department of Christian Sociology renamed Department of Social Welfare Studies.

Nov.

2

1999

The Graduate School for Religious is granted the status of Professional Graduate School.

Mar.

1

2000

The Master’s Program is divided into two separate parts, a Doctoral Program is established in Theology.

1. Master’s program (student entrance quota: 40)

(1) Humanities:  Departments of Theology, Philosophy

(2) Social Science: Department of Social Welfare Studies

 

2. Doctoral program (student entrance quota: 5)

(1) Humanities: Department of Theology

The Department of Ecotheology is integrated into the department of Theology.

Apr.

25

2000

The Graduate School for Religious changes its name into The Graduate School of Theology.

Feb.

23

2005

Prof. HA Tae-su appointed as 4th Dean.

Dec.

20

2006

Prof. WOO Jae-myung appointed as 5th Dean.

Jan.

1

2009

Prof. Kim Yong-hae appointed as 6th Dean.

 

 
Home | |