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Graduation

Full-time Enrollment Requirement
MIS
(Master in Interaction Science)
PhD MIS/PhD combined Remark
4 semesters 4 semesters 8 semesters Transfer students may be required to enroll
for more semesters
After successful completion of the required semesters, students in the PhD and MIS/PhD combined programs are required to register 4 additional consecutive semesters for independent research, during which students complete their MIS thesis and PhD dissertation and take oral defense. If students manage to complete their thesis and dissertation early, the remaining research semesters may be exempted.
Credit Requirement
Degree Major Elective Total
MIS 12 credits or more 12 credits or more 24 credits or more
PhD 18 credits or more 18 credits or more 36 credits or more
MIS/PhD combined 30 credits or more 21 credits or more 51 credits or more
A. Students who entered the department for the MIS/PhD combined degree prior to 2011 are required to complete 57 credits (30 major credits + 27 elective credits).
B. MIS and PhD students are required to complete at least 3 credits from a major course taught in English. MIS/PhD combined students are required to complete least 6 credits from a major course taught in English
English Exam
Degree Pass Score Remark
MIS TOEIC 720, TOEFL (CBT 215, IBT 80), TEPS 570, OPIc IM2, TOEIC Speaking 130 or higher Only specified test score is accepted.
PhD MIS/PhD combined 1) TOEIC 800, TOEFL CBT 230, IBT 88), TEPS 728, TOEIC Speaking 140 or higher
2) English exam offered by the Department of Interaction Science
OPIc is not accepted.
A. Students may submit their English test scores in the beginning of each semester, The score reports must be original copies and submitted with “Application for English Exam Exemption."
B. Test scores received after admission to our department are accepted.
Graduation Qualifying Exam
Degree Prerequisite Subject
Credits GPA
MIS 15 credits or more 3.0 or above 1 subject (60 minutes)
PhD 27 credits or more 3.0 or above 2 subjects
(90 minutes per each subject)
MIS/PhD combined 39 credits or more 3.0 or above

Course Exam Subject
MIS Interaction Science 1
PhD,
MIS/PhD combined
Interaction Science 2
Interaction Science Fusion Application
A. Minimum score required: 80%
B. Students who fail the exam are allowed to retake the exam.
C. Qualifying exam is offered once each semester.
Thesis and Dissertation Defense and Evaluation
Degree Prerequisite
Selection of the adviser MIS During first semester
PhD, MIS/PhD combined After admission
Preliminary Defense MIS Not required
PhD, MIS/PhD combined 27 credits or more GPA 3.0 or above
Defense MIS -Completion of 24 credits
-Minimum GPA 3.0
-English exam
-MIS qualifying exam
-Presentation of a full-paper at a relevant conference
PhD -Completion of 33 credits
-Minimum GPA 3.0
-English exam
-PhD qualifying exam
-At least 1 SSCI/SCI/SCOPUS journal article published (or accepted)
MIS/PhD combined -Completion of 51 credits
-Minimum GPA 3.0
-English exam
-PhD qualifying exam
-At least 1 SSCI/SCI/SCOPUS journal article published (or accepted) as a lead or co-author
A. Thesis and Dissertation Committee
- MIS : 3 tenure-track professors at SKKU
- PhD, MIS/PhD combined (preliminary defense): 3 tenure-track professors at SKKU
- PhD, MIS/PhD combined (main defense): 5 tenure-track professors including tenure-track professors at other universities
B. Method of application
- Submission for application to the office of the department of Interaction Science
- Paid the fee for defense
(Defense for Master and Pre defense for Doctorate / Master & Doctorate : 100,000 won, Defense for Doctorate / Master & Doctorate : 510,000 won)
Graduation Requirements
Degree Requirements Remark
MIS -Full-time enrollment for 4 semesters
-Completion of 24 credits or more, with at least 3 credits from a major course taught in English
-Minimum GPA 3.0
-English exam
-MIS qualifying exam
-MIS thesis defense
 
PhD -Full-time enrollment for 4 semesters
-Completion of 36 credits or more, with at least 3 credits from a major course taught in English
-Minimum GPA 3.0
-English exam
-PhD qualifying exam
-Dissertation defense
 
MIS/PhD combined -Full-time enrollment for 8 semesters
-Completion of 51 credits or more, with at least 6 credits from major courses taught in English
-Minimum GPA 3.0
-English exam
-PhD qualifying exam
-Dissertation defense
Students entered before
2011 are required to complete at
least 57 credits.