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  1. Credits Necessary for the Completion of Degree Programs
The minimal required credits for the obtainment of academic degrees in the graduate programs are as follows.
(1) The master¡¯s students must receive at least 24 credits, which include 21 credits from the basic or major courses given by the Department. Besides, all graduate students have to get 3 thesis credits.
(2) The Ph.D. students must receive at least 36 credits, which include 30 credits from the basic or major courses given by the Department. Besides, all graduate students have to get 6 thesis credits Thesis credits are obtained when students take courses under master's/doctoral ¡°Research on Thesis for Graduate Program.

  2. Course Regulation for the Completion of Degree Programs
All graduate students have to take 2 subjects:
- Studies in Applied Microeconomics (520.501)
- Studies in Econometrics (212.703)
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  3. Rules
1. The Ph.D. students are required to present a thesis proposal through the department seminar no later than one semester before submitting his/her thesis for the degree.
2. The master's students are required to present a thesis proposal through the department seminar before submitting his/her thesis for the degree.
3. Both Ph.D. and master's student are required to select a major adviser before the first semester ends.
4. Course Credit Calculation
(1) In principle, courses in master's/doctoral program are under one graduate curriculum. A maximum of 12 credits earned more than what is required can be counted as credits earned for the doctoral degree. This is possible only if courses are under one graduate curriculum and within the same department/division of a professional graduate school.
¡Ø In the case of colleges that include thesis credits in the credits required for the completion of the master's program, thesis credits may be counted as credits for major courses in the doctoral program.
(2) The extra 12 credits, earned as in (1) above, are counted as long as a grade of B0 or above is given for each course taken for the extra credits. These credits are given when students obtain the President's approval after the credits are evaluated by the Graduate School Academic Committee. Approved course titles and credits must be recorded in the University Registrar. However, credits counting towards master's program, which also count towards doctoral program, are considered as credits indicated in the curriculum modified in 1977.
(3) For credits earned for previous master's/doctoral program for a major at SNU, up to 12 credits for master's and 18 for doctoral can be considered as earned through the same process as in (2).
(4) To count undergraduate credits as master's as well (according to (3) of B. Major course, under 4. Course Completion for Undergraduate Program), the dean of relevant college/graduate school must obtain President's approval after the evaluation of Graduate School Academic Committee. Up to 6 credits are allowed and courses through which credits were earned must be recorded in the University Registrar.
5. The Curriculum is applied to following students:
(1) College/graduate school entrants since 2010
(2) College/graduate school entrants since and before 2009 who continue to be enrolled in and after 2010
6. Qualifying Exams : The graduate students are required to pass the qualifying exams to submit dissertation for the degree as follows.
(1) Master¢¥s program
- The subjects for examination : 2 subjects from the basic course
- The master¡¯s students are allowed to take the qualifying exam when they received at least 12 credits after enrolling in more than third semester.
(2) Ph.D. program
- The subjects for examination : 2 subjects from the basic course and 2 subjects from the major course.
- The Ph.D. students are allowed to take the qualifying exam when they received 12 credits after enrolling in more than third semester.
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