Qualifying Examination for Dissertations

English exam

For the English exam, the original or a copy of the official language test results should be submitted to the administration office by the end of April or October. If the results are kept as a copy, the copy shall be sealed and kept after the administration office verifies it in comparison to the original. The pass cut-off scores for the English exam are as follows: 173 for TOEFL (CBT); 61 for TOEFL (IBT); 585 for TOEIC, 468 for TEPS; and 5.5 for IELTS. Applicants may be assessed to satisfy the English language requirements after enrolling in a special English language program offered by the graduate school and obtaining a certain number of credits or above.

Qualifying examination for the combined master’s-doctoral program

The qualifying examination may be taken by those who received a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The examination committee consists of three members including the academic advisor, and shall review the candidate’s qualification based on an oral presentation regarding the relevant research topic. The qualifying examination shall be conducted in June or December after consultation with committee members. If the relevant course was established in the same semester as the exam, the examination questions for basic core courses shall be formulated by a faculty member who taught the same course in the previous semester.