The Ph. D. in Library and Information Science is an academic research degree that focuses on preparing individuals who wish to make scholarly contributions. It is intended for individuals with a completed master's degrees, or individuals who will be have completed a master degree before starting the Ph.D. program. Many new professional opportunities are possible for individuals who hold Ph.D.'s in Library and Information Science.
For international students, the general requirements are as follows:
Minimum 36 total credit hours of course work - typically completed in 4 semesters (2 years) full-time enrollment
Grade of 80 points - equivalent to a letter grade 'B'
Minimum level 4 on Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) exam. For Korean nationals, minimum score of 70 points on the foreign language test exam administered by Keimyung University
Minimum score of 70 points on the four subject areas of the comprehensive written exam
Completion of Two Korean liberal arts courses (applicable to only international students who do not score higher than TOPIK 4)
TOPIK 4 or higher (applicable to only international students)
Doctoral dissertation approved by dissertation examiners
Please note that additional credit hours beyond regular course work are not required in order to complete a PhD dissertation.