The master's courses and the doctoral courses are sequentially integrated, and course credits earned in the master's program may be included in the course credit requirement of the doctoral courses (60 credits).
▶ Previous graduate work pursued in the master's courses according to the integrated curriculum may be counted in the credit requirement of the doctoral courses within the limit of 36 credits. However, course credits may be transferred in excess of 24 credits only for the courses in which the student obtained a grade of "B°"or better.
▶ Previous graduate work pursued in the master's courses offered by other departments of Seoul National University or by other equivalent institutions and professional schools may be transferred as part of the course credit requirement of the doctoral courses within the limit of 24 credits.
▶ When a doctoral degree candidate wishes to have more than 24 transfer credits approved according to provision (1) above, or to have the maximum of 24 transfer credits approved according to provision (2) above, the student must make a request to the Dean of the College in which he/she majors by no later than the close of the first quarter of the first semester. The Dean will then refer the matter to the Graduate Council for review, and upon its recommendation, grant the transfer with the approval of the President and send the transfer credits to the Register to be recorded.
▶ When no such procedures are taken as specified above, only 24 credits of graduate work pursued as part of the master's program will be automatically transferred to the Doctoral course. Hence, all doctoral degree candidates are expected to obtain a minimum of 36 course credits.
▶ When students reenter the graduate course offered by the same department, the graduate credits earned prior to their readmission may be approved as part of the graduate work within the limit of 12 credits for the Master's degree program and 18 credits for the Doctoral course (also see provision 3).
▶ When a student in Master's course wishes to have transfer credits allowed for the graduate courses taken in his/her undergraduate years, the student must request so to the Dean of the College in which he/she majors, and must go through the same procedure as provision (3).