Objective of Education
Department of Food and Resource Economics is an academic area of applied economics specialized on the empirical and policy issues regarding food, agriculture, health, resources and the environment. The department aims to create knowledge-based value and educate professionals and experts in food and resource economics.
Food and Health Economics
1. Ph.D. students are highly recommended to take such core courses as Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (NRD 507), Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis (NRD 508), and Applied Econometrics II (NRD 505) during the degree program.
1) Ph.D. students must earn at least 36 credits from basic or major courses offered by the Department. Of the required 36 credits, up to nine credit hours may be earned from other departmental major courses with the approval of student’s academic adviser and the Director of Graduate Studies in Food and Resource Economics.2) Ph.D. students must publish a minimum of one article as the first or the corresponding author in a journal accredited by the National Research Foundation of Korea.2. aster students are highly recommended to take such core courses as Microeconomic Analysis (NRD 501), Macroeconomic Analysis (NRD 502), and Applied Econometrics I (NRD 509) during the degree program. Master students must earn a minimum of 24 credits from basic or major courses offered by the Department. Of the required 24 credits, up to three credit hours may be earned from other departmental major courses with the approval of the student’s academic adviser and the Director of Graduate Studies in Food and Resource Economics.3. Graduate students are required to present a thesis proposal at the Departmental Graduate Seminar before submitting their thesis for the degree.4. Graduate students must choose an academic adviser no later than one month after the beginning of their second semester begins.5. Any graduate student with a Master’ and/or Bachelor’s degree in fields other than Food and Resource Economics or Economics must take four prerequisite courses offered by the Department. For students having completed the prerequisite courses in their colleges or universities, this requirement can be waived with the approval of their academic adviser and the Director of Graduate Studies in Food and Resource Economics.6. Students who are admitted to the Master/Ph.D. integration program are subjected to the same regulations and requirements as Ph.D. students. These students must earn at least 54 credits from basic or major courses offered by the Department.7. For students having earned graduate credit during their undergraduate program, up to a maximum of two graduate classes can be counted into their graduate program.8. These rules are effective for all newly admitted students as of the spring semester of 2013. Furthermore, the rules of the qualifying examination are effective from March 1, 2013.
9. All teaching and research assistants must act in accordance with the respective manuals of such rules and requirements.
All graduate students are required to pass an oral or a written qualifying examination.
1. Master students: one subject from major courses and one subject from basic courses offered in the Master program
2. Ph.D. student: two subjects from major courses and two subjects from basic courses offered in the Ph.D. program3. Students can take the qualifying examination in both the spring and fall semesters. Should a Master’s student fail the qualifying examination three times, the student will not be eligible to continue the graduate program at the Department of Food and Resource Economics. Should a Ph.D. student fail the qualifying examination four times, the student will not be eligible to continue the graduate program at the Department of Food and Resource Economics.4. Ph.D. and Master students who have published respectively three or more and one or more articles in journals accredited by the Korea Research Foundation are eligible for the oral qualifying examination.
5. The oral examination requires the approval of the applicant student’s academic adviser. The Department Management Committee makes the judgement to pass or fail the student through evaluating the articles presented to them, and by interviewing the student.