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Graduate Dissertation

Process

Eligibility

Dates

Application

Master’s

Doctoral

Integrated

Pass foreign language exam

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- Second foreign language: early March and early September

- English: consult the Institute of Foreign Language Studies website

- Second foreign language: KUPID>Records/Graduation>Application/Conformation for Various Exams>Application for Secondary Foreign Language Exam

- English: consult the Institute of Foreign Language Studies website

Pass comprehensive exam

Completed at least 18 credits, GPA 3.0 or higher

Completed at least 27 credits, GPA 3.0 or higher

Completed at least 45 credits, GPA 3.0 or higher

Early April

Early October

KUPID>Registration/Graduation>Application/Conformation for Various Exams>Application for Comprehensive Exam

Apply to write dissertation

1. Pass foreign language and comprehensive examinations

2. The combined degree (master’s and doctoral) program requires that the student publish at least one paper as the main author or corresponding author in an SCI-level reputed international journal or an accredited (candidate) journal (non-science) for the National Research Foundation of Korea. (Consult departmental guidelines for additional information.)

Mid-March

Mid-September

KUPID>Records/Graduation>Dissertation Examination>Application for Dissertation Examination

Pay tuition for degree acceptance

Current students – Normal registration

Late February

Late August

Deposit funds in designated account

Students who have finished course work

1) Apply for examination over the Internet, then pay 7% of course fees

2) If the student has already paid tuition amounting to 2% of course fees within the proper time period, apply for examination over the Internet, confirm the bill for the remaining 5%, then pay that amount.

Consult Departmental Notices

Pay dissertation examination fee

Apply over the Internet and then pay

Mid-April

Mid-October

Administration Office of the corresponding department

Submit application documents for dissertation examination

Dissertation for examination prepared within the dissertation template

Mid-April

Mid-October

Administration Office of the corresponding department

Dissertation examination

Conducted by each department

Early May to Early June

Early November to Early December

 

Submit report on examination results

Submit report on the results of the dissertation examination and other related documents

Early to mid-June

Early to mid-December

Administration Office of the corresponding department

Submit printed copy of dissertation

Submit a final copy of dissertation online

Early July

Early January

Library's Internet homepage

Submit a fully bound dissertation

Designated library

Submit a copy of the title and signature pages of the complete bound version of the dissertation

Administration Office of the corresponding department