Degree Requirements
Course work
Master's degree Doctoral degree Integrated degree
24 credits 36 credits 60 credits
    3 credits = 1 subject
    Course registration: Maximum 9 credits for a semester
    Doctoral degree program (students who admitted before 2010 Spring) : 60 credits
    - It's including Master's credits recognized by the board of department.
    There is NO credit for the Korean Language courses(Beginner/Intermediate Level).
    Designated course
    1) Students whose previous major is different from the present one have assigned some designated subjects
        when they got admission.
        (Master's : Max. 3 subjects, Doctoral & Integrated : Max. 5 subjects)
    2) Credits of designated subjects in undergraduate course will not be added for total credits nor affect your
        C.G.P.A, whereas those in graduate course will be added for graduation requirement and affect your C.G.P.A.
    Comprehensive Exam
    • Application for comprehensive exam
      • Who can apply :
        • Master's Program : Students who achieved more than 12 credits.
          (C.G.P.A. should be more than 3.0)
        • Doctoral Program : Students who achieved more than 18 credits.
          (C.G.P.A. should be more than 3.0)
        • Integrated Program : Students who achieved more than 42 credits.
          (C.G.P.A. should be more than 3.0)
      • When can apply : At the beginning of each semester (March/September)
        • Check the Academic calendar
      • How to apply : Log in the INHA portal → INS(학사행정) → Courses(Graudate) → Apply for the Major competence test
      • Comprehensive exam
        • Examination Period : Twice a year (March and September)
          • Contact your department office for the specific date.
        • Each program department determines the format and content of the exam.
        Language Certificate
        • Humanities & Social Science Field
          • Students must submit TOPIK level 4 or above(original certificate) before graduation.

        • Engineering / Natural Science / Medicine / Arts & Sports Field and Program in Global e-governance, Program in Sustainability Management.

        Category Graduation Requirement
        Students who submitted TOPIK before admission Meet one of 2 below
        a.TOPIK level 4 or above
        b.Pass Korean course (Intermediate level)
        Students who submitted English certificate before admission Meet one of 6 below
        a.TOPIK level 4 or above
        b.Pass Korean course (Intermediate level)
        c.TOEFL(IBT) 76 or above
        d.TOEIC 700 or above
        e.IELTS 6 or above
        f. NEW TEPS 327 or above
          ※ If certificate level/score submitted before admission meet the level/score of graduation requirement, students don’t have to submit additional one again.
          Dissertation (Thesis)
          • All students must submit their thesis plan in the end of the third semester.
          • Application
            • 1) Who can apply : Students completed successfully all the course work, comprehensive exams, and the Korean language course of intermediate level.
            • 2) When can apply : At the early of April/October in their last semester
              • - Check the Academic calendar
            • 3) How to apply : Log in the INHA portal → INS(학사행정) → Graduation(Graduate) → Apply for Thesis Examination (for Students)
              • - Students must pay a certain amount of money for the thesis evaluation and submit all necessary documents to the graduate school office in person after completing the online application.
          • Students in Master's program must make a presentation on the contents of thesis. (Check your department for rules & regulations in details.)
          • Students in Doctoral program must submit a publications of 2 theses on the domestic journal or 1 thesis on the international journal. (Check your department for rules & regulations in details.)
          • Final submission : In the early of July/January in their last semester
            • 1) The copy of the first page of the thesis (The title must be shown.)
            • 2) 1 soft-bound copy of thesis (an original one signed by thesis’s examiners)
            • 3) Survey about the thesis
            • 4) Survey about the job
            • 5) Confirmation certificate of up-loading the thesis on the homepage of Jungseok Memorial library
            • 6) Author permission agreement from the homepage of Jungseok Memorial library
            • 7) A result paper of CopyKiller Program (plagiarism checking program)