How can I apply for a graduate admission?
Applications for graduate admissions are processed by the Graduate School. Your applications must be sent to Graduate School first. Please carefully read the following requirements that are listed in the Graduate Admissions Guide.
The admission process for the 2019 Spring
Semester will start in November of 2018. For the spring semester, referred to
as the 1st semester, the class sessions start on March 1st. On the other hand,
the admission process for the 2019 Fall Semester will start in May 2019. For
the fall semester, referred to as the 2nd semester, the class sessions start on
September 1st. The admission schedule will be posted on Admissions Guideline
and application forms that are available by following link: /ekmugs/26103/subview.do
Are LIS courses offered in English?
Various English-lectured courses are offered in both undergraduate and graduate programs. International students would be taking LIS courses with Korean students as well as other international students. In general, in each semester all members of full-time faculty members are involved in teaching graduate-level classes. Because the average class size is generally small, generally with less five students in a class, the language capability of all graduate student is taken into consideration informally at the time of course registration in order to determine the appropriate language uses for classroom instruction.
Do I have to select a thesis/dissertation advisor before applying?
No. Students are required to select a Ph.D. advisor at the beginning of the Second semester, after successful completion of the first semester.
How long does it take to complete my program?
Typically, LIS Master's program will take 1 and 1/2 years for the coursework. In addition, students are required to either write a master's thesis or take additional courses in lieu of writing a master's thesis. The Ph.D. degree, on the other hand, will typically take two years for the coursework. Additionally, students are required to write a Ph.D. dissertation. Like in most universities, students take varying time to complete their required thesis or dissertation. Even after completion of a coursework, students are encouraged to actively be engaged with their advisor in order to complete the thesis/dissertation.
My Korean language skill is not adequate. What is your advice on starting a master's program for someone like me?
The Korean language is not required for carrying out your graduate study. International students must obtain TOPIK or English language proficiency to meet the graduation requirement. For students who plan to write a thesis or dissertation in English, English language skill may be considered more important than the Korean language skill. However, students who obtain a high score on the TOPIK exam would be receiving a university scholarship. Since students will have time to naturally improve Korean by living in Korea, lacking Korean language skills shouldn't be the greatest concern for the international students who want to pursue a graduate degree in LIS here at Keimyung University.
How can I apply for Keimyung University scholarship?
At the time of applying for an admission through graduate school, scholarships can be applied directly through the Graduate School. Please contact graduate school for Keimyung University scholarship requirements:
What type of research opportunities are available?
LIS faculty members and graduate students are actively engaged in various types of research projects and have varying research interests in LIS subject areas: library management and systems, librarianship, information technology, classification, infometrics, scholarly communication, LIS education, machine learning, etc. There are a number of LIS professional organizations and journals that our faculty members are actively involved in. Although not a pre-requisite for writing a thesis or dissertation, graduate students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty members to publish research works while pursuing a degree in LIS.