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The graduate School of Chongshin University, firmly grounded on the Reformed faith and theological

viewpoint of the Presbyterian Church in Korea, is an Institution of higher education striving of academic

excellence and professional development. The mission is to train highly qualified students to be professional

scholars and leaders who will be contributing members in the churches and the nation through advanced

teaching, training in leadership and developing creative activities.
The Graduate School offers three master degree programs : Master of Theology (Th.M.), Master of Arts (M.A.)

and Master of Music (M.Mus.). It also offers the Doctor of Philosophy program (Ph.D.). 

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Purpose of the Program

The Master of Theology program is designed for those who hold the M.Div. degree or its equivalent

and wish to engage in advanced theological studies. In this program, students concentrate

in one area of specialization with a goal of attaining a high level of competency in that discipline.

The areas of specialization are Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology,

Church History, Practical Theology and Missiology.
Research and writing skills, which are important to this program, must be demonstrated by writing a thesis.

 

Admission

Applicants with a Master of Divinity or its equivalent degree from and accredited institution may be admitted

after passing the entrance examinations. Entrance examinations consist of written and oral examinations

in the applicant's chosen field and English.

Requirements for the Degree

All candidates for the Master of Theology degree must meet the following requirements in order to graduate :

1. A minimum of 24 credit hours as advised by the program supervisor with the
    grade point average of 2.7 out of the maximum of 4.3 points.
2. Two years, i.e. four semesters, of residence.
3. A qualifying examination in chosen field.
4. After fulfillment of required courses, an additional proficiency rest in English language.
5. A thesis written under the supervision of an advisory professor in the department.
6. The oral defense of the thesis conducted under a committee of 3 professors.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

 

Purposes of the Program

The Master of Arts Program provides concentrated study in a special field or discipline upon

the background of a general understanding of Christian education and Early childhood education.
The M.A. in Christian Education seeks to develop a wide range of skills for providing leadership

in the educational ministry of the church and the specialized field of counseling.

This program emphasizes the integration of biblical, theological, and historical study with

educational foundations, together with the acquisition of skills in teaching and leadership.
The M.A in Early Childhood Education is Designed for understanding of the integration of

child development theory with educational programming to facilitate the development of young children.

Thus, research in the area word in growth and development, particularly biblical; teacher/child/parent

interaction; curriculum and program development evaluation.

Most early childhood research is conducted through collaboration with the Chongshin kindergarten

operated by the Early Childhood Education Department.

 

Admission

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college may be admitted after

passing the entrance examination. Entrance examinations consist of written and oral

examinations in the applicant's chosen field and English.

Requirements for the Degree

All candidates for the Master of Arts degree must meet the following requirements in order to graduate :

1. A minimum of 36 credit hours (Early Childhood Education, 30crs) as advised
    by the program supervisor with the grade point average of 2.7 out of the maximum of 4.3 points.
2. Two years, i.e. four semesters, of residence.
3. A qualifying examination in chosen field.
4. After Fulfillment of required courses, an additional proficiency test in English language.
5. A thesis written under the supervision of an advisory professor in the department.
6. The oral defense of the thesis conducted under a committee of 3 professors.

 

Master of Music (M.Mus.)

 

Purpose of the Program

The Master of Music program provides concentrated study in a special field or discipline

upon the background of a general understanding of church music.

 

Admission

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college may be admitted after passing

the entrance examinations. Entrance examinations consist of performance, English and oral examination.

 

Requirements for the Degree

All candidates for the Master of Music degree must meet the following requirements in order to graduate:

1. A minimum of 28 credit hours as advised by the program supervisor with the
    grade point average of 2.7 out of the maximum of 4.3 points.
2. Two years i.e. four semesters, of residence.
3. After fulfillment of required courses, an additional proficiency test in English
    language and graduation performance.
4. A Thesis Written under the supervision of an advisory professor in the department.
5. The oral defense of the thesis conducted under a committee of 3 professors.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

 

Purpose of the Program

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is the highest academic degree awarded by

Chongshin University, seminary and college level. The Ph.D. is designed to prepare its

graduates for a vocation in teaching at the university, seminary and college level.

The Ph.D. is designed to prepare its graduates for a vocation in theological teaching and

scholarship by equipping them with the essential tools for high-level scholarship,

by guiding them in a major research project in the area of their major concentration,

and by supporting the development of skills in teaching.
The areas of specialization are Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology,

Church History, Practical Theology,Mission Theology, Christian Education and Christian

Early Childhood Education. Research and writing skills, which are important to this program,

must be demonstrated by writing a dissertation.

 

Admission

Applicants with a Theology of Master from an accredited institution may be admitted after

passing the entrance examinations. Entrance examinations consist of written and oral

examinations in the applicant's chosen field and English.

 

Requirements for the Degree

All candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must meet the following requirements in order to graduate :

1. A minimum of 36 credit hours as advised by the program supervisor with the
    grade point average of 2.7 out of the maximum of 4.3 points.
2. Three years, i.e. six semesters, of residence.
3. A qualifying examination in chosen field.
4. After fulfillment of required courses, an additional proficiency test in the foreign languages.
5. A dissertation written under the supervision of an advisory professor in the department.
6. The oral defense of the dissertation conducted under a committee of 5 professors.

 

Tuition and Fees

Students are required to pay about ₩4,989,000(US$4,228) for tuition per semester.

In addition, the one-time entrance fee for freshmen is about ₩1,059,000 (US$897).

Students are required to pay about ₩275,000(US$233) per semester for the dormitory.

Tuition fees and other expenses may very year to year according to price changes

Students are free to apply for the following scholarships: scholarships for academic excellence,

scholarships for missionary candidates, scholarships for army chaplain candidates,

scholarships for children of provincial pastor's and many other scholarships.