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ACADEMICS

In order to graduate from KDI School with a Master's degree, all master’s students must complete a minimum of 39 credits of graduation requirement courses.

Category MPP MDP MPM
Core Courses Requirement: 6 credits (2 courses) Requirement: 6 credits (2 courses) Requirement: 6 credits (2 courses)
  • Analysis of Market and Public Policy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Development Policy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Public Organizations and Management
  • Quantitative Methods
1st Concentration Requirement: at least 9 credits (3 courses) from 1 concentration(Mandatory)
  • FM (Finance and Macroeconomic Policy)
  • TI (Trade and industrial Policy)
  • PF (Public Finance and Social Policy)
  • RE (Regional Development and Environment Policy)
  • SD (Sustainable Development)
  • ID (International Development)
  • PA (Public Administration and Leadership)
  • SM (Strategic Management)
  • GP (Global Governance and Political Economy)
2nd Concentration Elective: up to 9 credits (3courses) from 1 concentration (Optional)
  • FM (Finance and Macroeconomic Policy)
  • TI (Trade and industrial Policy)
  • PF (Public Finance and Social Policy)
  • RE (Regional Development and Environment Policy)
  • SD (Sustainable Development)
  • ID (International Development)
  • PA (Public Administration and Leadership)
  • SM (Strategic Management)
  • GP (Global Governance and Political Economy)
  • DS(Data Science for Public Policy and Management)*

    * 9 credits (3 courses) including at least one Basic course are required

Research Project Requirement
  • ARS (3 credits) + Thesis (3 credits)
  • ARS (3 credits) + Capstone (3 credits)
  • 1 course (3 credits) + SRP (3 credits)
  • SRP (3credits) + SRP (3 credits)
Language Requirement
  • Language in Public Policy and Management (3 credits)
  • Korean Language and Culture I (3 credits) (only for full-time international students)
Total Minimum 39 credits

Graduation Date

  • Spring/Summer: End of each semester
  • Fall: Commencement or January 31st

    If you take any courses during the semester, you will graduate on January 31st (not December)

Ceremony

Completion Ceremony

  • Requirements: Enrolled students in a Masters degree, meet minimum credits requirements inclusive of the courses being taken currently.
  • Date: August, December (Refer to the academic calender of each year)

    Certificate of Coursework Completion is different from Certificate of Completion (Certificate of Completion is issued when you enroll for at least 4 semesters (Full-time) or 6 semesters (Part-time) but have not yet graduated)

  • Students will be invited to the completion ceremony only once

Commencement

  • Requirements: Enrolled and Completed students in Ph.D. and Masters degree having met all graduation requirements
  • Date: December (Refer to the academic calendar of each year)
  • Diploma: Diploma will be awarded only once at the Commencement