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Rules & Regulations of Kyung Hee University Graduate Schools (Revised: March 1, 2011)

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose) The Rules & Regulations of Kyung Hee University Graduate Schools (Hereinafter referred to as "Rules & Regulations") aim to stipulate matters related to education and school operation of Graduate Schools of Kyung Hee University (Hereinafter called "University") required to realize the educational objectives pursuant to Article 4 of Kyung Hee University Rules & Regulations.

Article 2 (Types of Graduate Schools) The University shall establish the following Graduate Schools.

1. General Graduate School

2. Professional Graduate Schools: Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Graduate School of Physical Education, Graduate School of Medicine (Hereinafter referred to as "School of Medicine"), Graduate School of Dentistry (Hereinafter referred to as "School of Dentistry"), and Graduate School of Law (Hereinafter referred to as "Law School").

3. Special Graduate Schools: Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Public Administration, Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Graduate School of Technology and Management, Graduate School of Journalism & Communication, Graduate School of International Legal Affairs, Graduate School of Tourism, and Graduate School of Art & Fusion Design.

Article 3 (Graduate School Programs) ① The general graduate school may have a master's degree program, doctoral degree program, bachelor & master's accelerated degree program (Hereinafter referred to as "Accelerated Program"), and a combined master's and doctoral program (Hereinafter referred to as "Combined Program"). Each program may also have its own collaboration program with research centers, industry, and government entities (Hereinafter referred to "University-Research-Industry Collaboration Program") along with an interdisciplinary collaboration program between departments.

② A professional graduate school may have a master's degree program, doctoral degree program (including a combined degree program), University-Research-Industry Collaboration Program, and interdisciplinary collaboration program. The Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies may have an Accelerated Program, the Graduate School of East-West Medical Science may have a Combined Program, and the Law School may have master's degree and doctoral degree programs.

③ A special graduate school shall have a master's degree program.

④ In addition to degree programs, when necessary, a graduate school may have other programs, such as non-degree research programs.

⑤ Details of the doctoral degree program (combined degree program) for the School of Medicine and School of Dentistry shall be set forth separately.

Article 4 (Department, Major and Admission Quota) The departments, majors and admission quota for each graduate school are set forth in Attached Tables 1 to 3.

Chapter 2 Admissions

Article 5 (Admission Frequency and Timeline) ① Enrollment in graduate school shall be as of the first day of each semester. Admission shall be categorized into regular admission (conducted once or twice a year), rolling admission, non-scheduled admission to fill vacancies after the regular admission, and early admission where students are selected six months before the start of school.

② Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, enrollment in the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Law School shall be as of the start date of each academic year. Details of the frequency and timeline of admission shall be stipulated separately.

Article 6 (Admission Qualifications) ① Those wishing to apply for a master's degree or Combined Program of a graduate school shall meet the numbered qualifications below. For the Graduate School of Education, however, the counseling psychology major shall be limited to those currently in teaching positions while the education administration major shall be limited to those currently in teaching positions or in the field of education. For the School of Medicine and School of Dentistry, students must have obtained or shall obtain official scores on the Medical Education Eligibility Test and Dental Education Eligibility Test, respectively, for the year. Students in the master's program at the Law School must have obtained official scores on Legal Education Eligibility Test for the year. Applicants shall satisfy following:

1. Earned Bachelor's degree from a four-year university in or outside of Korea or shall obtain such degree before admission to graduate school.

2. Recognized to have the equivalent or higher qualification as above Item 1 by law.

② Applicants for a doctoral degree program shall satisfy the following:

1. Earned Mater's degree from a four-year university in or outside of Korea or shall obtain such degree before admission to graduate school.

2. Recognized to have the equivalent or higher qualification as above Item 1 pursuant to law.

Article 7 (Admission Procedure) An applicant to graduate school shall submit an application, required documents, and application fee.

Article 8 (Admission) ① A graduate school shall admit students through general and special admission. General admission shall include a written examination or review of application documents and an interview. Applicants applying through special admission shall be exempt from part or all of the examination requirements. When deemed necessary by a department or program, however, a performance test may be required.

② The School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Law School shall admit students through general and special admissions. When deemed necessary, students may be selected through rolling admission.

③ Details related to admissions to the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Law School shall be specified separately.

Article 9 (Enrollment Approval) Enrollment shall be granted by the University President upon review by the Graduate School Committee.

Article 10 (Field of study at Enrollment) The field of study in the master's degree program, Combined Program, or doctoral degree program may be different from that of a lower degree program. For the Accelerated Program, however, the field of study of the master's degree program must correspond to any one of the main, dual, or interdisciplinary majors in the undergraduate program.

Article 11 (Restriction on Admission of Faculty) ① A full-time faculty member of the University cannot be admitted into the general graduate school or a professional graduate school.

② Paragraph 1 shall not apply to Teaching Assistants as defined in Paragraph 10, Article 37 of the Constitution of Kyung Hee Hakwon (Educational Foundation) or to medical staff (medical doctor) in Attached Tables 3 and 4, as defined in Article 104 of the Constitution of Kyung Hee Hakwon.

③ Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, those administrative staff in Attached Table 2, as defined in Article 104 of the Constitution of Kyung Hee Hakwon, who have been with the school for two or more years may enroll in the general graduate school with approval of the President, details of which shall be stipulated separately.

④ Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, exemption may be granted by the President after deliberation by the Graduate School Committee. However, the faculty member shall take leave of absence from duties while in school.

Article 12 (Entrusted Student) A graduate school may offer educational programs designed specifically for students from enterprises or other external entities.

Article 13 (Special Enrollment) A separate quota shall apply when a student meeting any of the following qualifications enrolls, transfers, or is readmitted to a graduate school:

1. Entrusted student as stipulated by the Decree of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

2. Foreigner whose parents are both foreigners.

3. Overseas Korean resident or foreigner who has completed all courses equivalent to Korean elementary, secondary, and college education overseas.

Article 14 (Readmission, Transfer, and Departmental Transfer) ① The President may approve readmission, transfer, and transfer between graduate schools within the scope of the admission quota for the year, excluding the number of the current student body. However, transfer to the School of Medicine or School of Dentistry shall not be allowed.

② In case of consolidation of departments or majors between graduate schools, the President may grant a departmental transfer of a student within the registered graduate school. Details may be prescribed in the respective graduate school Rules & Regulations.

③ In case of consolidation of department or major between professional or special graduate schools, a student in an abolished department or major shall, in principle, maintain registration to the graduate school he/she enrolled in. The President may, however, grant transfer to the department or major of the consolidated graduate school provided there is unanimous agreement from said students.

④ When a student in an abolished department or major transfers to another department or major within the graduate school of registration, the quota for transferring students shall be deemed to exist separately as long as the student is registered.

⑤ In case of transfer to another graduate school pursuant to Paragraphs 3 or 4, all credits earned from the previous graduate school shall be recognized toward graduation for the current graduate school.

Article 15 (Registration) ① Students approved for admission shall submit required documents by the prescribed timeline and shall pay admission and tuition fees for registration.

② Students shall register each semester by paying tuition by the prescribed timeline.

Chapter 3 Change in Register

Article 16 (Leave of Absence) ① Students who cannot enroll owing to illness or other unavoidable reasons may take a leave of absence with approval of the dean of the respective graduate school

② A leave of absence shall be for a semester or one year and may not exceed the following in aggregate:

School Master's Program Combined Program Ph. D. Program
General Graduate School General Graduate School 4 semesters 6 semesters 4 semesters
Professional Graduate School Graduate School of East-West Medical Science 2 semesters 2 semesters
Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies 2 semesters 2 semesters
Graduate School of Physical Education 2 semesters 2 semesters
Graduate School of Medicine 6 semesters 6 semesters
Graduate School of Dentistry 8 semesters 8 semesters
Law School 4 semesters 4 semesters
Special Graduate School Graduate Institute of Peace Studies 2 semesters
Other special graduates schools 4 semesters

③ Leave of absence for military service; for relocation overseas or job transfer by students of the general graduate school, the Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, or special graduate schools; and for students of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies owing to internships approved by the dean of the graduate school shall not be included in the period of leave of absence described in Paragraph 2.

Article 17 (Return) A student on a leave of absence shall return to school with approval from the dean of the respective graduate school when the leave of absence expires. The deadline for return shall be set by the dean.

Article 18 (Voluntary Withdrawal) A student may voluntarily withdraw with approval of the dean of the respective graduate school.

Article 19 (Dismissal) ① The President may dismiss a student falling under any of the following categories with recommendation from the dean of the graduate school the student is registered to. Items 4 to 6, however, shall apply only to the Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Dentistry, and Law School:

1. A student failing to return after expiry of a leave of absence

2. A student failing to pay tuition or other dues by the prescribed deadlines

3. A student subject to resolution of dismissal by the Graduate School Committee due to disciplinary action or other reasons

4. A student enrolled at another school

5. A student with more than three consecutive academic warnings

6. A student deemed by the President unable to complete courses

② A student who earned a master's degree through the Combined Program shall be dismissed from the Combined Program by the President with recommendation from the dean of the respective graduate school

③ A students who fails to maintain a GPA of over 2.7 (B-) for two consecutive semesters in the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies or Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

Chapter 4 Term of Study, Curriculum, Credits, Grades, and Course Completion

School Master's Combined Program Ph. D.
General Graduate School General Graduate School 2 years 4 years 2 years
General graduate school
- Nurse Practitioner training program
- Dual degree program with university outside of Korea
2 years
Professional Graduate School Graduate School of East-West Medical Science 2 years 4 years 2 years
Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies 2 years 2 years
Graduate School of Physical Education 2 years 2 years
Graduate School of Medicine
- Ph.D program (Combined degree program)
4 years 7 years
Graduate School of Dentistry
- Ph.D program (Combined degree program)
4 years 7 years
Law School 3 years 2 years
Special Graduate School Graduate Institute of Peace Studies 2 years
Other special graduates schools 2 years
6 months

Article 20 (Term of Study) ① The terms of study for graduate schools are:

② The term of study for the general graduate school and the Accelerated Program of the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies shall be two years in each case.

③ The master's degree program at the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Graduate School of Technology and Management, Graduate School of Journalism & Communication, Graduate School of International Legal Affairs, Graduate School of Tourism, Graduate School of Public Administration, and Graduate School of Physical Education along with the doctoral degree program at the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies may, provided students have earned all the credits required for completion, be shortened by up to six months.

④ For general graduate schools, students admitted through early admission ("Students admitted through early admission" refers to students who completed coursework of the graduate school after being accepted into the graduate school in their 4thyear of college or after graduating from college) and through the Accelerated Program may shorten the period of study to graduation by up to six months; students in the Combined Program may shorten the period of study by up to one year; and students in the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies may shorten the period of study by up to six months.

Article 21 (Semester) A graduate school shall have two or three semesters each year. The Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Dentistry shall each have two semesters.

Article 22 (Curriculum) ① The curriculum of graduate school shall be determined by the President through deliberation of the Graduate School Committee.

② The deans of graduate schools may open joint courses through consultation.

③ The Law School may determine its curriculum at its own discretion.

Article 23 (Acknowledgement of Course Completion) ① A student who has registered for more than the prescribed term of study and earned set credits from a master's degree or doctoral degree program shall be deemed to have completed courses for a master's and doctoral degree program, respectively. For the general graduate school, however, credits on thesis guidance and prerequisite courses shall not be included in credits required for program completion.

② A student who has registered for more than two years in the Combined Program and earned all credits required to complete a master's degree program shall be deemed to have completed the master's degree program. A student who has registered for more than four years and earned all credits required to complete a doctoral degree program shall be deemed to have completed the doctoral degree program.

③ The minimum number of credits required to complete a master's degree program shall be 24. However, 30 credits shall be required for completion of the master's degree program of the Combined Program at a general graduate school; 33 credits for the Nurse Practitioner training program; 33 credits for Architectural Design, Department of Architecture; 39 credits for the Combined Program master's degree of Architectural Design, Department of Architecture; 30 credits for the Graduate School of Business Administration; 36 credits for U.S. Legal Affairs, Graduate School of International Legal Affairs; 45 credits for the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (36 credits for the Korean economics program in the Department of International Trade and Economic Cooperation); 33 credits for the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies; and 30 credits for the Graduate School of Public Administration. However, 160 credits shall be required for graduation from the Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Dentistry, and 96 credits shall be required to complete a master's degree program for the Law School.

④ Completion of a doctoral degree program and a Combined Program at a graduate school shall require 36 credits and 60 credits, respectively. Completion of a doctoral program at the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies shall require 36 credits, of which up to 12 credits may be earned from master's degree courses. Completion of a doctoral degree program at the Law School shall require 36 credits.

⑤ Credits required for course completion shall be accredited through a departments' curricula at a general graduate school.

⑥ The minimum GPA required for a degree shall be 2.7 (B-). However, each graduate school may set a different GPA requirement as per its Rules & Regulations.

⑦ A student recognized to have completed a program shall receive a Certificate of Completion.

Article 24 (Credits per Semester) ① Excluding credits for thesis guidance and prerequisite courses, a student may earn up to nine credits for a master's program and 12 credits for the Accelerated Program, Nurse Practitioner training program, doctoral program, or Combined Program per semester. If, however, more than 24 credits are required for completion of a master's program, a student may earn up to 12 credits per semester.

② Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, a student may obtain up to 18 credits for the Department of Medical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science; 25 credits each for the Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Dentistry; 12 credits for the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies; 12 credits for the Department of U.S. Legal Affairs, Graduate School of International Legal Affairs; 12 credits for the Graduate School of Physical Education; 18 credits for a master's program and nine credits for a doctoral program of the Law School; and 12 credits for a master's program at the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies. However, a student with a GPA of over 3.7 (A-) in the previous semester or with approval of the department head may earn up to 18 credits; a student enrolled through the Accelerated Program up to 15 credits (18 credits regardless of previous semester GPA for the Korean economics major in the master's degree program of the Department of International Trade and Economic Cooperation); 12 credits for a doctoral degree program; and up to eight credits for other special graduate schools.

③ Above Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not be restrictions on a student in a combined degree program with a university outside of Korea.

Article 25 (Supplementary Courses) Students enrolled in majors different from their undergraduate majors or students enrolled in doctoral degree programs in general or professional graduate schools after earning master's degrees in special graduate schools may be required to take supplementary courses in addition to the credits required under Article 24.

Article 26 (Undergraduate Program and Graduate School Courses) ① When a student who obtained credits in a master's degree program in addition to the credits required to graduate or complete a bachelor's degree program while still in college enters graduate school, up to six credits may be acknowledged as credits earned through the Combined Program of a master's degree program.

② When a student in the Combined Program takes courses in the undergraduate program, up to six credits may be recognized as credits earned through a master's or the Combined Program. In such case, the student shall obtain approval from the dean and either the chair or head professor.

③ Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to the Graduate School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Dentistry.

④ In the Law School, a student who earned a bachelor's or higher degree in law and is therefore deemed to have acquired knowledge of law needed in law school may be regarded to have earned up to 15 credits in the master's program.

Article 27 (Credits Earned at Other Graduate School) ① Pursuant to Article 23, a student in graduate school who has earned credits from different graduate schools within the University may have the earned credits recognized and be counted toward up to one-half of total credits required for completion of a master's/doctoral degree program and within 18 credits of the Combined Program. A student in a combined degree program with a foreign university, however, may have credits earned at the foreign graduate school accepted to satisfy up to on-half of the credits required for program completion. For a master's program in the Law School, up to 15 credits earned at another law school or in an equivalent degree program overseas shall be accepted.

② Credits accepted pursuant to Paragraph 1 cannot be grounds for shortening the term of study prescribed in Article 20.

③ When a dismissed or voluntarily withdrawn student is readmitted to the same department and major for a degree, credits earned before dismissal may be recognized upon approval from the dean of the graduate school concerned.

Article 28 (Performance Assessment) Academic performance shall be assessed as follows:

Grade Points GPA
Graduate school excluding: Graduate School of Dentistry, Law School, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Graduate Institute of Peace Studies Law School, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Graduate Institute of Peace Studies Graduate School of Dentistry
A+ 93~100 97~99 93~100 4.3
A 90~92 94~96 90~92 4.0
A- 87~89 90~93 87~89 3.7
B+ 83~86 87~89 83 ~86 3.3
B 80~82 84~86 80 ~82 3.0
B- 77~79 80~83 77 ~79 2.7
C+ 73~76 77~79 73~76 2.3
C 70~72 74~76 70 ~72 2.0
C- 67~69 70~73 67 ~69 1.7
D+ - - 63~66 1.3
D - - 60 ~ 62 1.0
D- - - 57 ~59 0.7
F 66 or lower 69 or lower 56 or lower 0
I
(Incomplete)
- - - -
P
(Pass)
- - - -
NP
(Non Pass)
- - - -
Graduate School of Medicine
Grade Points Conversion Points
GPA Points
A+ 4.3 97~100 100
A 4.0 94~94 96
A- 3.7 90~93 93
B+ 3.3 87~89 89
B 3.0 84~86 86
B- 2.7 80~83 83
C+ 2.3 77~79 79
C 2.0 74~76 76
C- 1.7 70~73 73
D+ 1.3 67~69 69
D 1.0 64~66 66
D- 0.7 57~63 63
F 0 0~56 0
I
(Incomplete)
P
(Pass)
NP
(Non Pass)

Article 29 (Credit Recognition) ① Recognition of credits requires that the student attend at least one-half of all classes and earn a grade of over 1.7 (C-). The GPA for all courses required for a degree shall be,B-2.7 (B-) or higher.

② Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, the Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Dentistry require grades of at least 0.7 (D-) or higher with a GPA for all courses needed for a degree of at least 2.9 (C). For the Law School, grades shall be at least 1.7 (C-), and the GPA for all courses needed for a degree shall be at least 2.3 (C+).

③ A grade of I (Incomplete) shall be given when there is of lack of data to assess performance. If remedies are made within the period prescribed in the graduate school by-laws and credit is obtained, such credit shall be recognized. However, if the student fails to earn credit by the due date, a grade of F shall be given.

④ A grade of P shall not be included in GPA calculation.

Chapter 5 Accreditation of Degrees

Article 30 (Accreditation) ① When a student who received qualifications to submit a thesis proposal for his/her program at a graduate school submits a thesis proposal and passes the thesis and oral examinations, a degree as stipulated in Attached Tables 1 to 3 shall be conferred. For a professional degree of a master's program, in lieu of the thesis proposal, a master's degree may be awarded if the student has obtained six or more credits in courses specified in the graduate school by-laws or completed requirements as set forth in the graduate school by-laws such as graduation work, graduation examination, internship report, and/or publication in a leading academic journal in or outside of Korea.

② The general graduate school shall confer academic degrees while a professional or special graduate school shall confer professional degrees. In a special graduate schools, however, depending on the curriculum, an academic degree may be conferred upon deliberation by the Graduate School Committee. The Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Dentistry may bestow a combined degree.

③ A general graduate school, the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies may award a dual degree pursuant to an academic exchange agreement with a foreign university. Details of such program shall be prescribed separately.

Article 31 (Notation of Doctoral Degree, etc.) ① For notation in official documents such as a diploma for a doctoral degree, the type of degree shall be noted in the case of an academic doctoral degree. For a professional degree, the specific field of study shall be stipulated within parentheses after the indication of the degree pursuant to Attached Tables 2 and 3. The title of doctor, however, may be used interchangeably.

② For a professional master's degree, notation in official documents like a diploma shall specify the field of study in the parentheses after the indication of the degree pursuant to Attached Tables 2 and 3.

③ A diploma shall be created based on the forms prescribed in Attached Tables 4 to 7.

Article 32 (Honorary Doctoral Degree) ① An honorary doctoral degree may be conferred on one who has made a special contribution and rendered distinguished service toward academic advancement or humanity.

② An honorary doctoral degree shall be conferred by the President upon deliberation of the Graduate School Committee.

Article 33 (Qualification for Thesis) A student fulfilling the following may submit a thesis proposal. However, a special graduate school except the Graduate School of Education and Graduate Institute of Peace Studies may be exempted from Item 4; the general graduate schools Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, and Graduate School of Architecture may be exempted from Item 2; and the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies and Graduate School of Journalism & Communication may be exempted from Items 2 to 4:

1. Student obtained credits required for program completion

2. Student passed foreign language test

3. Student passed major requirement examination

4. Student passed public presentation

5. Other requirements set forth in graduate school by-laws

Article 34 (Foreign Language Test and Major Requirement Examination) Matters related to foreign language test and major requirement examination shall be prescribed separately in the by-laws of each graduate school.

Article 35 (Master's Degree for Combined Program) If a student in a Combined Program does not wish to complete the doctoral degree program, a master's degree may be awarded according to requirements set forth in Article 23.

Article 36 (Thesis Evaluation) ① A thesis proposal shall be reviewed by the Thesis Evaluation Committee. Members of the Committee shall be selected from full-time lecturers at the University or authority in the related field. One member shall be the chair or head professor of related department, and other members shall be appointed with approval of the graduate school dean upon recommendation of the dean of the college concerned.

② The Thesis Evaluation Committee shall have at least four members for a master's degree and at least five members for a doctoral degree.

③ Matters related to thesis proposal evaluation shall be prescribed separately in the by-laws of each graduate school.

Article 37 (Publication of Doctoral Thesis) Pursuant to the related graduate school by-laws, the doctoral thesis of a student conferred a doctoral degree shall be published.

Article 38 (Revocation of Doctoral Degree, etc.) The President may revoke a conferred master's or doctoral degree upon deliberation by the Graduate School Committee if the degree was obtained by dishonest means, or revoke a conferred honorary doctoral degree if the conferee caused damage to the honor bestowed.

Chapter 6 Student Guidance and Scholarship

Article 39 (Obligation of Student) ① Students of graduate schools shall adhere to the Rules & Regulations and shall receive guidance from the dean, vice dean, chair or head professors, and advisor of the respective graduate school.

② In addition to Paragraph 1, students of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies shall comply with the Samjeongseoheon regulations as stipulated in its Rules & Regulations and shall receive guidance pursuant to the Samjeongseo charter

Article 40 (Disciplinary Action) ① Disciplinary action may be taken against any student who violates the Rules & Regulations or fail to honor the duty as a student.

② The types of disciplinary action shall be reprimand, probation (labor service), temporary suspension, indefinite suspension, and dismissal.

③ The decision for reprimand, probation (labor service) or temporary suspension shall be undertaken by the dean of the respective graduate school upon deliberation of the Graduate School Committee. The decision for indefinite suspension and dismissal shall be undertaken by the President upon deliberation of the Graduate School Committee with recommendation by the dean of the respective graduate school.

Article 41 (Scholarship) ① A student with an excellent academic record and exemplary behavior who has contributed toward the advancement of the graduate school shall be entitled to receive a scholarship.

② Details required for Paragraph 1 shall be stipulated separately in the by-laws of each graduate school.

Chapter 7 Open Course/Entrusted Student/Research Student/ International Student

Article 42 (Open Course) ① The President may, pursuant to the request of the respective graduate school dean, establish an open course.

② The class schedule, duration, quota, venue, and other matters pertaining to the open course shall be notified by the dean with approval of the President at the time of establishing the open course.

Article 43 (Research Student) ① A student interested in undertaking research or taking courses of a master's or doctoral degree program at a graduate school may enroll as a research student upon approval by the dean.

② A research student may receive a certificate of research and attendance.

Chapter 8 Joint Courses with Foreign Universities

Article 44 (Agreement for Joint Operation) Graduate schools may, within the scope of the Rules & Regulations, sign agreements with foreign universities to offer joint courses.

Article 45 (Definitions) ① "Joint Program" shall refer to a graduate school jointly offering courses for master's and doctoral degree programs of a foreign university through a bilateral agreement. The classes shall be delivered at a Kyung Hee University graduate school.

② "Jointly Offered Courses" shall refer to courses offered pursuant to Paragraph 1.

Article 46 (Operation) ① A joint program shall be administered according to the agreement concluded with the partner university with approval of the President pursuant to the Rules & Regulations. However, participation of the foreign partner university professors shall be required in curriculum development, student assessment, and other matters related to class operation.

② Joint courses may not be offered separately from the curriculum of departments or majors in graduate schools of Kyung Hee University.

Article 47 (Names) The names of Kyung Hee University and the partner university may be displayed in turn in the joint program.

Article 48 (Accreditation) A degree from a joint program may be conferred jointly by KyungHee University and the partner university.

Chapter 9 Graduate School Committee and Organization

Article 49 (Graduate School Committee) ① Each graduate school shall set up a Graduate School Committee with at least eight members to deliberate on matters related to school operation.

② Matters related to function, organization, operation, etc. of the Graduate School Committee shall be stipulated separately in the Graduate School Committee Rules.

③ A graduate school may establish an Academic Affairs Committee to deliberate on matters delegated from the Graduate School Committee.

④ Details of operation shall be prescribed separately in the by-laws of each graduate school.

Article 50 (Deliberation by Graduate School Committee) The Graduate School Committee shall deliberate on matters related to the following:

1. Admissions, accreditation, and degrees

2. Opening or closing of departments or majors; student quotas

3. The curriculum

4. Establishment, revision, or abolition of Rules & Regulations, and by-laws of a graduate school

5. Disciplinary action on students

6. Other important matters related to operation of a graduate school

Article 51 (Chair Professor) Each graduate school may appoint one chair professor or head professor for each department or major.

Article 52 (Thesis Advisor) ① A professor, associate professor, or assistant professor or full-time lecturer with a doctoral degree in a graduate school and/or related university school may be appointed as a thesis advisor. The dean may, in special circumstances, appoint an external advisor.

② A thesis advisor shall offer guidance on academic and research activities as well as on a student's preparation of a thesis. He/she shall also award the thesis credit.

Chapter 10 Supplementary Rules

Article 53 (Applicable Rules & Regulations) Matters related to the semester, class days, and holidays along with matters not stipulated in the Rules & Regulations shall be handled according to the Kyung Hee University Rules & Regulations.

Article 54 (Enforcement Rules) Matters required for enforcement of the Rules & Regulations shall be established as Enforcement Rules upon deliberation by the Graduate School Committee.

Article 55 (Revision of Rules & Regulations) ① A head of department who wishes to revise the Rules & Regulations shall, after sufficient consultations with the heads of related departments, submit a statement on the need for revision, revision proposal, suggested effective date, and statement of the benefits of revision in writing to the dean of the general graduate school.

② The dean of the general graduate school shall collect and review the documents submitted pursuant to Paragraph 1 and request deliberation to the dean of the Office of Planning Commission.

③ The dean of the Office of Planning Commission shall review the revision proposal and notify the result to the dean of the general graduate school.

④ The dean of the general graduate school shall submit the proposal reviewed by the dean of Office of the Planning Commission to the Graduate School Committee and University Council for deliberation before obtaining approval from the President for enforcement. The revision shall be notified to the Minister of Education, Science and Technology within 14 days.

Addendum

Article 1 (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2000.

Article 2 (Abolition) With the enforcement of these Rules & Regulations, the Rules & Regulations of Kyung Hee University Graduate School, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Business Administration, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Public Administration, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Education, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Communication & Journalism, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Industrial Information, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Physical Education, By-Laws of Graduate School of International Legal Affairs, By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, and By-Laws of Kyung Hee University Graduate School of East-West Medical Science shall be abolished.

Article 3 (Interim Measures) Notwithstanding Article 2 of Addendum, if enforcement of the Rules & Regulations puts students of graduate schools into disadvantageous positions, the previous rules & regulations of the respective graduate schools shall prevail.

Article 4 (Interim Measures for Graduate School of East-West Medical Science) For a student transferred to the Graduate School of East-West Medical Science from the general graduate school in the 2ndsemester the 1999 academic year, all credits earned from the general graduate school shall be recorded as credits required for graduation from the Graduate School of East-West Medical Science. A degree of the general graduate school may be awarded up on request from the student.

Article 5 (Interim Measures for Graduate Institute of Peace Studies) ① A student who completed courses under the By-Laws of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies before these Rules & Regulations took effect may, notwithstanding Article 10 of the Rules & Regulations, submit a thesis proposal for a master's degree until the 2ndsemester of the 2000 academic year. This interim measure shall apply retroactively from September 1, 1999. However, a student who submitted a thesis proposal written by a ghost writer or a plagiarized thesis proposal shall be excluded.

② The Rules & Regulations shall apply to students admitted from the 1stsemester of the 2000 academic year. When requested by students enrolled in the 1stsemester of the 2000 academic year, the departments referred to in the previous Rules & Regulations may be recognized.

③ If students admitted before the Rules & Regulations went into effect wish to be registered under the departments of new Rules & Regulations, the rector of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies may grant such request after reviewing the student's earned credits and study capabilities.

Addendum

① Article 1 (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2001.

② (Interim Measures for Graduate School of East-West Medical Science) Notwithstanding Articles 21 to 22 of the Rules & Regulations, a student enrolled at the Graduate School of East-West Medical Science before 2000 academic year (including transfer) shall be subject to the previous Rules & Regulations.

③ (Interim Measures for Graduate Institute of Peace Studies) If a student enrolled in the Department of Human Society and Welfare in the 1stsemester of 2000 intends to transfer to another department, pursuant to Article12 of the Rules & Regulations, the rector of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies may grant such request after reviewing the students earned credit sand study capabilities.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on August 20, 2001.

Addendum

① Article 1 (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on December 21, 2001.

② (Interim Measures for the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies) Paragraph 3, Article 14; Articles 21 to 22 of the Rules & Regulations shall apply to students admitted from the 2ndsemester of 2002.

③ (Interim Measures for Graduate School of NGO Studies) Majors, and degree titles of the Rules & Regulations shall apply to students admitted from the 1stsemester of 2002. If a student enrolled before theese Rules & Regulations went into effect wishes to receive a degree prescribed in the Rules & Regulations, such request may be granted by the dean of the Graduate School of NGO Studies. A change of major to one prescribed in the Rules & Regulations may be granted by the dean of the Graduate School of NGO Studies for students admitted in the 2ndsemester of 2001after review of credits earned and study capabilities.

④ (Interim Measures for Department of Trade) Degree titles per major of the Department of Trade prescribed in Attached Table 1, Article 4 shall apply to students admitted from the 2001 academic year.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on October 29, 2002.

②(Interim Measures for Department of Oriental Medicinal Materials & Processing) Students shall be admitted to the Department of Agricultural Science up to the 1stsemester of 2003. Students shall be admitted to the Department of Oriental Medicinal Materials & Processing from the 2ndsemester of 2003.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2003.

② (Interim Measures for Graduate School of Architecture & Landscape Design) A student who was admitted into this graduate school from the general graduate school of Kyung Hee University in the 2ndsemester of 2002 may have credits earned from the general graduate school recognized as credits earned pursuant to the Rules & Regulations of the Graduate School of Architecture & Landscape Design.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on October 6, 2003.

② (Interim Measures Graduate Institute of Peace Studies) When a student admitted into the Department of International and Public Policies, Department of NGO studies, and Department of Social Welfare Studies before the 1stsemester of 2004 intends to transfer to another department, pursuant to Article12 of the Rules & Regulations, the rector of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies may grant such request after reviewing the student's earned credits and study capabilities.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2004.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on September 2, 2004.

② (Interim Measures for Graduate Institute of Peace Studies) If a student admitted before the 2ndsemester of 2004 wishes to be subject to the previous Rules & Regulations for matters related to Paragraph 3 of Article 24 and Paragraph 2 of Article 25, the credit requirement rules stipulated in Attached Table 1 of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies Rules & Regulations shall apply.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on May 24, 2005.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on September 12, 2009.

② (Interim Measures for Graduate School of Information and Communications) The Graduate School of Information and Communications shall be abolished but regarded to exist as long as there are students registered thereto.

③(Interim Measures for Graduate School of Architecture) The name of the graduate school in the revised Rules & Regulations shall also apply to students admitted before the revision date.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on May 15, 2006.

② Matters related to quota adjustment shall apply from March 1, 2007. The admission quota for the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies and Graduate School of Education, however, shall apply from September 1, 2006.

③ (Interim Measures for Graduate Institute of Peace Studies)

1. These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2006.

2. If a student admitted pursuant to the previous Rules & Regulations from the 1stsemester of 2005 to the 1stsemester of 2006 wishes to be subject to the new Rules & Regulations, the rector of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies may grant permission therefor. A student admitted in the 2005 academic year, however, shall complete the required common courses of the 1stsemester 2006 as designated by the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies pursuant to the previous Rules & Regulations.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on September 29, 2006.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on November 13, 2006.

Addendum

① These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2007.

② (Interim Measures for General Graduate School) With reference to Article 15 of the Rules & Regulations (Readmission, Transfer, and Departmental Transfer), when a student of a graduate school taking part in the BK21 program wishes to transfer to a BK21 program department, such transfer shall be allowed upon deliberation of the Graduate School Committee.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on May 1, 2007.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on September 1, 2007.

② (Interim Measures for Graduate School of Architecture) The school shall be closed after graduation of all currently registered students. The quota shall be transferred to the graduate school from the 1stsemester 2008.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on June 1, 2008.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on September 1, 2008.

② (Interim Measures) Matters related to quota adjustment shall apply from March 1, 2009.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2009.

② (Interim Measures) The term of study for the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies shall apply for students admitted from September 1, 2008. Change in the diploma notation shall apply for students graduating from February 2009.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) The Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2010.

② (Interim Measures for Abolition of Foreign Language Test for General Graduate School) Abolition of the foreign language test for the general graduate school prescribed in Article 33 shall apply to all students admitted before the 2009 academic year.

③ (Interim Measures for Change of Degree Title of Graduate School of Public Administration) The change of Degree Title of Graduate School of Public Administration shall apply for students graduating from February 2009.

④ (Interim Measures for Double Accreditation of Credits in Accelerated Program) In the Accelerated Program, for a student admitted before the 2990 academic year, up to nine credits of graduate school courses taken while an undergraduate may be recorded as credits required for an undergraduate degree as well as for a master's degree.

Addendum

① (Effective Date) These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on March 1, 2011.

②(Interim Measures for Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies and Graduate Institute of Peace Studies Degree Conferral and Types) Conferral of dual degrees by the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies and Graduate Institute of Peace Studies based on academic exchange agreements with foreign universities as per Article 30 shall also apply across the board to students admitted before 2011 academic year.

Addendum

These Rules & Regulations shall take effect on September 1, 2011.