Graduate Program

General Graduate Program

Nurses who have received graduate nursing education have the responsiblity, as scientists, to integrate the theory, research and practice of nursing Graduates from this program are also able to display leadership in health management and develop health communication services and contribute to the improvement of the nursing profession.

Masters Program

  • Degree Qualifications
    Graduate students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester credits.
    Students are eligible to write their thesis after completing a minimum of 21 credits and passing a comprehensive exam.
  • Curriculum
    The curriculum consists of two required courses (6 credits), six elective courses (18 credits) and a thesis.

Doctorate Program

  • Degree Qualifications
    Students in the doctorate program must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 semester credits and present a dissertation. Up to 30 credits of the required 60 can be transferred from credits earned during the Master’s degree course.
    Students are qualified to hand in their dissertation after completing a minimum of 51 credits and passing a comprehensive exam.
  • Curriculum
    The curriculum consists of five required courses (15 credits), five elective courses (15 credits), and a dissertation. Graduate School of Nursing for Advanced Practice Nurses

Establishment Objectives

The Graduate School of Nursing was established in March 2002 in order to prepare advanced practice nurses to meet the increased needs for health services following advances in technology and structural changes in the population and society. The Masters program strives to educate nurses first to integrate advanced knowledge and skills in specialized fields of nursing and then to practice autonomously as advanced practice nurses in restoring, maintaining and promoting the health of their patients while at the same time being involved in management and leadership roles for the development of nursing practice.

  • Admission requirements Proof of graduation from an accredited B.S. Nursing program within or outside of Korea Proof of current RN license with minimum of 3 years of work related experience within the past 10 years.
  • Degree qualification Students must complete the required number of credits, pass a comprehensive exam, and submit a thesis.
  • Specialties
    • Emergency Nursing
    • Acute Care Nursing
    • Oncology Nursing
    • Geriatric Nursing
    • Home Care Nursing
    • Nursing Management and Education

Post-masters program with University of Cincinnati

This collaborative program with the University of Cincinnati in the U.S. was begun to cultivate excellent professional nurses by providing more advanced knowledge in nursing theories and the clinical skills of advanced practice nurses for nurses who already have a masters or PhD degrees. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the certification exam for nurse practitioner, and the specialties include oncology, acute care (emergency, trauma care), gerontology, family, pediatric, and neonatology.