Graduate Programs - General

Confucian and Oriental Studies

The College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy is considered to be one of the top colleges at Sungkyunkwan University. It is the home of education subjects based on Confucianism, that includes Korean Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, and Eastern Aesthetics. Also, as the world's oldest college, it has inherited the tradition of Sungkyunkwan since Taehak was established in Goguryeo.

  • Confucian Studies, Eastern Philosophy and Korean Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Through our diverse education and research in the field of humanities, our College of Liberal Arts successfully embodies a fully-fledged personality that broadly understands human beings and society. At the same time, we are dedicating ourselves to educating specialists with the skills and knowledge of humanities in order to achieve these educational goals.

  • Korean Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Korean Literature in Classical Chinese
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Library and Information Science
  • Korean Language Education
  • Comparative Culture
  • Department of Social Entrepreneurship and Humanistic Future Studies


The Law School is dedicated to producing legal professionals with leadership skills and the qualitie of democratic citizens. It trains its students to have community service abilities who can contribute to the general cultural development of society.

  • Law
  • Forensic

Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences does its best to satisfy the goal of university education to foster leaders who can contribute to the country as well as global human society. It provides democratic education based on research and Confucianism and in-depth academic theories and teaches how to apply them. The college is focused on meeting the ideal image of a university with cultured students that have excellent abilities. It cultivates professionals who will create new values in the digital era with creative thinking and challenging spirits.

  • Political Science
  • Media and Communication
  • Sociology
  • Social Welfare
  • Psychology
  • Child Psychology and Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Consumer Science
  • Convergence for Social Innovation


Economics restores the feedback effect between the two discipline and improves the quality of lectures and research. It follows the most logical way of reaching the educational goal of producing qualified graduates needed in modern society.

  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative Applied Economics
  • International Trade

Business Administration

The Business School’s master's and doctoral programs have major fields including marketing, organization, human resources, management information, production management, accounting, and finance. It aims to cultivate talented scholars capable of integrating business concepts into new fields, developing enterprising mindsets, diagnosing and solving problems, and establishing management strategies.

  • Business Administration
  • Department of FinTech


The College of Education is focused on the acquisition of knowledge, developing SKKU’s educational philosophy, and generating qualified teachers.

  • Education
  • Disciplinary Education
  • Computer Science Education


The School of Art promotes a creative interdisciplinary educational environment and converges the various fields of art in order to surpass the limitation of art in society.

  • Fine Arts
  • Design
  • Dance
  • Film, Television and Multimedia
  • Acting for Theatre, Film, and Television
  • Fashion Design
  • Interdisciplinary Program in Studies of Art
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Info Design
  • Department of Game Design

The Academy of East Asian Studies

AEAS constantly makes new methodologies for education and establishes East Asian study by managing the Research Cluster, which is an institute of long-term and interdisciplinary studies. Participation of graduates in this Research Cluster and foreign studies make research-education integrated systems. Moreover, since it has affiliated research institutes, graduate schools, undergraduate curriculum, andsupport for information, it produces synergy with the relational unity for each component.

  • East Asian Studies
  • Translating Pre-modern Korean Text in Classical Chinese

Institute for Future Policy Studies

  • Graduate School of Future Policy Studies


The College of Science fosters expert natural scientists and mathematicians who can conduct their own authentic and creative research by acquiring competence in the major areas of biological sciences, mathematics, physics and chemistry. It is committed to developing graduates who possess logical thinking abilities and are capable of analyzing problems by utilizing creative and systematic approaches.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Course of Physics and Chemistry

Information and Communication Engineering

To respond to the ever-changing needs in national informatization and the ICT industry, the College of Information and Communication Engineering runs various research and educational programs to foster and develop ICT professionals, leveraging its outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art facility.

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Semiconductor and Display Engineering
  • Digital Media Communication
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Photovoltaic System Engineering
  • Department of Display Engineering
  • Semiconductor Convergence Engineering
  • Department of Display Engineering


The College of Software has outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art facility as well as equipment for hands-on experience, which is used for the best-in-class education and research in Korea. In addition to education on basic science and engineering, which serve as the foundation for Software, Industry-University programs are offered to improve application capability and job skills. Also, international programs are in place to provide the aspiring students with the opportunity to become creative global leaders.

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Artificial lntelligence
  • Intelligent Software
  • Interaction Science
  • Applied Data Science
  • Applied Artificial lntelligence
  • Immersive Media Engineering
  • Smart Factory Convergence
  • AI System Engineering
  • Human-Artificial Intelligence Interaction


The Mission of the College of Engineering is to expand education as well as research programs in a complementary approach. In this manner, we aim to respond to the demands of society and the ever changing pace of technology in the knowledge and information era. With a wide range of research activities maintained in the engineering college, department and the associated research institutes in areas of applied science, we believe we are uniquely capable of providing such services.

  • Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Architectural and Environmental System Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Convergence Engineering for Future City
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Program in Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management
  • Service Design Interdisciplinary Major/ 7101BC
  • Department of Global Smart City
  • Department of Smart Fab. Technology
  • Department of High-Tech Solution
  • Department of Intelligent Robotics


The School of Pharmacy aims to foster future world-leading pharmaceutical scientists. For this, the school has strived to provide competitive educational programs in cutting-edge teaching and research facilities for graduate students. According to the British Rating Agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), the School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top 43 in 2020. The school welcomes prospective graduate students who are committed to promoting scholarly activities with knowledge, skills, and ethics in pharmaceutical sciences.

  • Pharmacy
  • Industrial Pharmaceutical Science
  • Clinical and Social Pharmacy
  • Department of Biopharmaceutical Convergence
  • Biohealth Regulatory Science

Biotechnology and Bioengineering

SKKU’s College of Agriculture and Animal Science was established in 1968. Then, the departments of Food Science and Biotechnology, Bio-Mechatronic Engineering, and Genetic Engineering were established in 1976, 1978, and 1985, respectively. In 2012, all of these were reorganized into the College of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

  • Interdisciplinary Program in Biocosmetics
  • Biomechatronic Engineering
  • Food Science and Biotechnology
  • Integrative Biotechnology

Sport Science

The College of Sport Science was established in 1969 as the Department of Physical Education and developed independently to address academic interests in sports, movement, and health related issues. In 1991, the program changed its name to the College of Sport Science to accommodate rapidly changing research and educational needs. Its dynamic programs provide students with a scientific perspective of sports, movement, exercise, and health. Graduates from the school have gone on to serve as sports leaders, physical education teachers, and leading sports scientists.

  • Sport Science
  • Sport Interaction Science


The Graduate School of Medicine comprises Biomedical Science and Clinical Science. Our school aims to contribute to the development of medical knowledge and human welfare through advanced research, along with fostering talent to lead the field of medical life science in the 21st century through creative and innovative education. The master's course was established in 1999 and the Ph.D. program in 2000.

  • Medicine

Institute for Cross-disciplinary Studies (ICS)

SKKU Institute for Cross-disciplinary Studies(ICS) was established in 2013. Since then, it quickly become a hub for advanced science and the study and development of cutting edge technologies.

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Energy Science
  • Biophysics
  • Department of Intelligent Precision Healthcare Convergence
  • Department of MetaBioHealth
  • Department of Future Energy Engineering

SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano Technology

SAINT was founded on March 1, 2005 as one of the core programs of Sungkyunkwan University's VISION to be ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. In partnership with financial support from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the Institute’s goal is to become one of the top 5 nanotechnology-related institutes in the world. To achieve its goal, the SAINT developed an infrastructure, recruited the best researchers and initiated networks with worldwide nanotechnology conferences, published a SCI-level journal, and established a graduate school dedicated for nanotechnology research and education. Considering the potential impact of nanotechnology on future economic growth, it is one of the top research priorities in many countries including Korea, because advanced countries need to exploit their future technology. SAINT will play a crucial role and generate edge technology in this field.

  • Nano Science and Technology
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Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Sciences and Technology (SAIHST)

Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Science and Technology is focused on implementing Health Sciences and Technology research via educating convergent-creative professionals in medicine and health industry.

  • Health Sciences and Technology
  • Medical Device Management and Research
  • Digital Health
  • Clinical Research Design and Evaluation
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