Graduation Requirement | Master’s

Degree Classification
For master’s candidates in the Graduate Program in Urban Design, they can receive the Master of Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, or Master of Urban Planning Studies upon graduation. The degree type is determined through a final determination in a meeting of professors depending on the courses taken and the thesis subject after the student applies for the degree classification.

Thesis Paper Requirement
The master’s thesis paper submission for the Graduate Program in Urban Design must satisfy the following.

1. Credit requirement

2. Paper presentation requirement

Credit Requirement
Master’s candidates of the Graduate Program in Urban Design are required to take 30 credits(33 credits including the 3 credit graduate program thesis research) including the mandatory course credits, and 1/2 of these credits have to be from courses offered by the department the student is affiliated to. However, courses offered by the jointly participating Departments of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Rural System Engineering, Environmental Planning, and Landscape Architecture are accepted as courses offered by the student’s affiliated department.

Paper Presentation
Master’s candidates of the Graduate Program in Urban Design are required to have at least 1 publication(paper publication acceptance included) in an urban design related academic society(Urban Design Institute of Korea, Korea Planners Association, Architectural Institute of Korea, Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture, etc.). This paper presentation requirement can be alternatively satisfied by presenting twice at the Spring/Fall conferences of an urban design related academic society or presenting once at an academic conference and participating in a design competition once.

Full-Time Requirement
Master’s candidates of the Graduate Program in Urban Design are to take 3 semesters full-time since admission.