Master's Program

Doctoral Program

Master’s Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Degree progress

Master's Degree Requirements

◼︎ Required Credits
  • In order to complete the master’s course, Daytime course(full-time) students must obtain at least 30 credits and Evening course(part-time) students must obtain at least 24 credits. Meanwhile, during the final two semesters immediately before completion, a total of six credits must be completed for [Thesis Research], which is three credits each, but these credits are not included in the above acquisition credits.
  • All master graduate students must take 4 mandatory courses which are ‘Principles of Biostatistics’, ‘Principles of Epidemiology’, ‘Community Health Field Training’,  and ‘Introduction to Public Health’.
  • It is recommended that all students complete the above four common compulsory courses within the first two semesters.
  • Each major must designate a course recommended for completion (15 credits or more), and students in the relevant major must obtain at least 9 credits of them to complete the course (refer to the ‘The Recommendatory Courses’)
  • Ph.D. courses, except for special lectures on Ph.D. programs, can also be taken by master’s students
  • If you wish to take a class in another graduate school within SNU, you need the consent of your academic advisor. A maximum of 15 credits (for full-time) or a maximum of 12 credits (for part-time) are required.
  • Among the compulsory and major transfer courses, subjects that have been abolished or changed, the student shall be deemed to have completed relevant courses if taken an alternative course.
◼︎ Acquired Credit per Semester
  • Credits to be acquired per semester(final semester not included

Full-time: Minimum 8 credits ~ Maximum 12 credit

Part-time: Minimum 6 credits ~ Maximum 9 credits

  • Course Code: ‘001’ (for full-time), ‘002’ (for part-time)

If a full-time student wants to take an evening class, he may choose the course codes of ‘002’. However, if a course is opened as a full-time class, taking evening classes(002) is not allowed.

◼︎ Other Degree Process

To get a degree, you have to go through several processes in addition to completing the curriculum. First of all, you must pass the Thesis Submission Qualification Exam to be eligible to submit a paper. If you pass the thesis submission qualification exam, you will submit the Presentation of Thesis Proposal the next semester and announce it publicly at the meeting according to your major. On the other hand, when a Presentation of Thesis Proposal is submitted, a thesis review committee is formed to review the thesis. When a thesis for examination is submitted, he/she shall attend the thesis examination committee and pass the thesis examination and oral examination. If it is judged to be accepted, the thesis must be printed and submitted as stipulated in order to receive a degree to be awarded.