Graduate Schools

Graduate Schools

Established on February 6, 1953 as soon as Dongguk was raised to the status of university, the Graduate School has produced 5,400 masters, 1,600 doctors, and 90 honorary doctors so far. All of them have advanced into every field of the society like politics, economy, law, industries etc., and are making contributions to the realization of the democratic society and globalization of Korea as competent leaders and human resources.

 

Following the trend that graduate school education is being developed in and out of the country, the Graduate School tries to make itself specialized and fruitful through having more faculty, facilities, and equipment.

 

At present, it boasts of its systematic organization consisting of 500 faculty, 59 departments for master's degree (entrance quota of 640 people), and 52 departments for doctor's degree (entrance quota of 206 people). It is well known that the academic level of the Graduate School is at the center of the academic world, especially, in the fields of Buddhist studies and oriental studies.

 

The monumental achievements that Dongguk has made in the field of literature, is the mental prop and stay of the nation and has played a leading role in making Korea rooted in the world. In addition, it is assessed as the great accomplishment of realizing ideals of the nation and mankind that the Graduate School has had competent faculty with high scholarly achievements and moral influence, and succeeded to the perpetual academic traditions.

 

Keeping pace with globalization of learning, it has set up sisterhood relationships with 6 universities in the USA including UCLA, 2 universities in Germany including Regensburg university, University of Exeter in England, Paris 3rd university in France, 8 universities in Japan including Komazawa university, 2 Universities in Russia including Moscow Commercial University, 9 universities in China including Peking university, Central Queensland University in Australia, Lincoln university in New Zealand, Nehru university in India, Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, and a university in Thailand.

 

Through the sisterhood relationships, the Graduate School is carrying out academic and cultural interchange, and dispatching excellent students to those schools.

Chronological Outline

Feb. 6, 1953 Established as Dongguk being raised to the status of university, the Departments of Buddhist Studies, of English Language and Literature, and of Political Science were newly opened for the master's program
Apr. 11, 1955 Departments of Korean Language and Literature, of History, of Law, and of Economics were newly opened for the master's course, and Departments of Buddhist Studies and of English Language and Literature were newly opened for the doctor's program
Mar. 29, 1957 Departments of Philosophy, of Agriculture, and of Forestry were newly opened for the master's program
Apr. 1, 1957 Departments of Korean Language and Literature, of Law, and of Political Science were newly opened for the doctor's program
Mar. 31, 1958 Departments of Mathematics, of Physics, of Chemistry, and of Biology were newly opened for the master's program
Feb. 6, 1964 Departments of Commercial Trade and of Management were newly opened for the master's program
Feb. 27, 1965 Department of Science and Technology was newly opened for the master's program
Mar. 19, 1970 Department of Indian Philosophy was newly opened for the master's program
Jan. 22, 1972 Departments of Drama and Cinema, of Statistics, and of Police Administration were newly opened for the master's program
Jan. 21, 1975 Departments of Architectural Engineering, of Civil Engineering, and of Electronic Engineering were newly opened for the master's program. Departments of Agricultural Economics and of Food Science and Technology were newly opened for the doctor's program
Jan. 22, 1976 Departments of Polymer Engineering and of Industrial Economics were newly established for the master's program
Jan. 5, 1977 Departments of Electrical Engineering, of Chemical Engineering, and of Physical Education were newly opened for the master's program
Feb. 15, 1978 The master's programs were divided into 3 divisions with 31 departments and entrance quota of 254
Dec. 30, 1978 Departments of Geography and of Home Economics were newly opened for the master's program
Dec. 5, 1979 Department of Electronic Computation was newly opened for the master's program. Departments of Public Administration and of Management were opened for the doctor's program. Department of Polymer Engineering for the master's program was closed
Nov. 25, 1981 Departments of Education and of Accounting were newly opened for the master's program, and Departments of Education, of Civil Engineering, and of Chemical Engineering for the doctor's program were opened
Nov. 22, 1982 Department of Art History was newly opened for the master's program. Department of Indian Philosophy for the doctor's program was newly opened.
Oct. 29, 1983 Departments of Social Development and of Trade were newly opened for the master's program
Nov. 27, 1984 Departments of Seon(Zen) Studies and of National Ethics were newly opened for the master's program, and the name of Department of Industrial Management was changed to Department of Industrial Engineering. Departments of Police Administration, of Geography, and of Industrial Engineering were newly opened for the doctor's program
Nov. 7, 1985 Departments of German Language and Literature, of Japanese Language and Literature, and of Oriental Medicine were newly opened for the master's program. Departments of Trade, of Accounting, of Statistics, and of Home Economics were newly opened for the doctor's program
Nov. 29, 1986 The name of Department of Social Development was changed to Department of Sociology
Nov. 9, 1987 Departments of Seon Studies, of Electrical Engineering, and of Oriental Medicine were newly opened for the doctor's program
Nov. 30, 1988 Departments of National Ethics, of Art History, of Sociology, and of Electronic Computation were newly opened for the doctor's program
Nov. 15, 1991 Department of Landscape Architecture was newly opened for the master's program
Jul. 28, 1992 Department of Drama and Cinema was newly opened for the doctor's program
Sept. 4, 1993 Department of Medicine was newly opened for the master's program
Oct. 21, 1994 Department of Korean Language Written in Chinese Characters was newly opened for the master's program
Feb. 22, 1996 Department of Art was newly opened for the master's program
Nov. 5, 1996 Department of Electronic Computation was newly opened for the master's program
Oct. 29, 1997 Made a sisterhood relationship with Michigan State University, USA
Nov. 19, 1998 Departments of Mechanical Engineering and of Safety Engineering were newly opened for the master's program. Cooperative courses among Departments were newly opened (multimedia and Asian regions)
Nov. 5, 1999 Departments of North Korean Studies, of Information Systems, and of Semiconductor Science were newly opened for the master's program
Nov. 5, 1999 Department of Information and Communication Engineering was newly opened for the master's program
Nov 28, 2000 Departments of Mass Communication and Journalism, and of Tourism and Hotel Management were newly opened for the master's program. Departments of German Studies, of Japanese Language and Literature, of North Korean Studies, of Semiconductor Science, of Mechanical Engineering, of Information and Communication Engineering, and of Physical Education were newly opened for the doctor's program
Sept. 1, 2000 Department of Chinese Language and Literature was newly opened for both the master's and the doctor's program. Department of Information Systems was newly opened for the doctor's program. The name of Department of Civil Engineering for the master's and the doctor's program was changed to Civil Environmental Engineering, and the name of Department of German Studies for the doctor's program was changed to Department of German Language and Literature
Nov 28, 2000 Graduate School of Image and Information Technology was established
Oct. 2001 Departments of Electronic Computation and of Safety Engineering were newly opened for the doctor's program. Departments of Nursing and Electronic Commerce Cooperative Program were newly opened for the master's program. The name of Department of Applied Biology in the master's and the doctor's program was changed to Department of Biology

Current Status of Master's and Doctor's Programs for Each Department

Name of Department Master's
Program
Doctor's
Program
Name of
Department
Master's
Program
Doctor's
Program
Buddhist Studies O O Physics O O
Seon Studies O O Chemistry O O
Indian Philosophy O O Statistics O O
Korean Language & Literature O O Semiconducto Engineering O O
English Language & literature O O Agriculture O O
German Language & Literature O O Forestry O O
Japanese Language & Literature O O Biology O O
* Korean Language Written in Chinese O O * Landscape Architecture O X
Characters O O Home Economics O O
Chinese Language & Literature O X * Nursing O X
History O O Electronic Engineering O O
Art History O O Computer Science O O
Philosophy O O Electrical Engineering O O
Ethical Culture O O Computer Science O O
Education O O Electrical Engineering O O
Law O O Civil Environmental Engineering O O
Politics O O Architectural Engineering O O
Public Administration O O Chemical Engineering O O
Sociology O O Food Science and Technology O O
North Korean Studies O O Industrial Engineering O O
Mass Communication and Journalism O X * Electronic Computation O O
Economics O O Mechanical Engineering O O
Management   O * Safety Engineering O O
Trade O O Information and Communication Engineering O O
Accounting   O Drama and Cinema O O
Management Information Systems   O Physical Education O 0
* Tourism and Hotel Management O x Fine Art O O x
Agricultual Economics O O * Oriental Medicine O O
Geography O O * Medicine O O
Mathematics O O Multimedia Cooperative Program O O
- - - * Electronic Commerce Cooperative Program O x
  • Cooperative Program among Departments: Multimedia Cooperative Program, Electronic Commerce Cooperative Program.
  • Departments which is attached * mark in front of Departsment's name open at Gyeongju Campus in Gyeongsangbukdo province.
  • Departments of Law, of Management, of Biology, of Chemistry, and of Home Economics open at Seoul and Gyeongju Campus respectively.

Department selected for Brain Korea 21 (BK21)

Department selected for Brain Korea 21 (BK21) business proceeded by the Ministry of Education, and Department related with SRC and ERC
(common for master's and doctor's degree)

Area Business and Research Center Selected(relevant) Department Advantage
Human and Social Science The Research Institute of Korean Buddhist Culture & Thought Education Buddhist Studies Scholarship to be given through selecting procedures by department
Core Business 5 Business Teams Drama and Cinema, Electronic Engineering, Civil Environmental Engineering Chemical Engineering
SRC Semiconductor Research Center Physics Semiconductor Science Scholarship and research fund to be given to the graduate school students participating
ERC Millimeter-Wave Innovation Technology Research Center Drama and Cinema, Electronic Engineering, Civil Environmental Engineering Chemical Engineering
 

Contact to

- Phone: (02)2260-3094 ~ 3095. 3116

- Facsimile: (02)2260-3685

- Address : Dongguk University, Graduate School Academic Affairs, 26, 3-ga, Pil-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 04620, Korea

 

- Phone: (054)770-2354

- Facsimile: (054) 770-2355

- Address : Dongguk University, Graduate School of Social Science Academic Affairs, Seokchang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo 10326, Korea

 

For more detailed information, contact the graduate school academic affairs on the Seoul Campus.