Korea University Department of Geography Education

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Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirementsd

1. Graduate students in the master's program as well as doctoral program need to take at least one core course out of those with the code name GEO 505 to GEO 524.
If a doctoral student took the core course in master program, the student is exempted from the core course.


2. Doctoral students are asked to take courses offered by the Department after consulting with major advisors.


3. Graduate students are able to take a course from any other department on campus, after consultation with major advisors.
The maxium credits for the courses provided by other departments on campus are limited to 6 credits (two courses) for master students and to 12 credits (4 courses) for doctoral students, respectively.


Comprehensive Examinations

1. For the completion of coursework, master's program students should take the Comprehensive Examinations with respect to one core course and two major courses of specialty areas on the approval of major advisors.


2. Before writing dissertations, students in the doctoral program must take the Comprehensive Examinations as to three advanced courses of major research area and an optional course on the permission of major professors.


Additional clauses

1. The regulation holds good for the graduate students who started graduate programs on March of 2009 and thereafter.