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
- Applied Economics
- 1. The Ph.D. students must take at least two classes among Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (NRD 507), Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis (NRD 508), and Applied Econometrice II (NRD 505) to receive the degree.
- 1) The Ph.D. students must take at least 36 credits, which include 36 credits from the basic or major courses given by the Department.
- 2) The Ph.D. students must publish at least one article as senior and/or corresponding author on the journals accredited by the National Research Foundation of Korea.
- 2. The Master's students must take Microeconomic Analysis (NRD 501), Macroeconomic Analysis (NRD 502), and Applied Econometrice I (NRD 509) to receive the degree. The Master's students must take at least 24 credits, which include 24 credits from the basic or major courses given by the Department.
- 3. Student at Ph.D or Master program is required to present a thesis proposal at the Graduate Seminar of the department before submitting his/her thesis for the degree.
- 4. Both Ph.D. and master's student are required to select a major adviser no later than one month after the second semester begins.
- 5. Ph.D. and master's students who earned their respective master's and bachelor's degree from other fields than food and resource economics or economics must take four prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses which have been taken in college may be waived with the approval from their adviser and the department head.
- 6. Those students in the Master/Ph.D integration program should follow the regulations and requirements for the Ph.D. students. The students in the Master/Ph.D. must take at least 54 credits, which include 54 credits from the basic or major courses given by the Department.
- 7. Maximum two graduate classes which have taken in undergraduate program are allowed to use them in his/her graduate program.
- 8. These rules are effective for the new students who are enrolled for the 1st semester of 2013. The rules of qualifying exams are effective on March 1, 2013.
- 9. All teaching assistants and research assistants should act based on the manuals of graduate students, teaching assistant, and research assistant.
The graduate students are required to pass the qualifying exams to submit dissertation for the degree as follows.
- 1. Master's program: 1 course from the major area and 1 course from the basic course for master's students
- 2. Ph.D. program: 2 courses from the major area and 2 courses from the basic course for Ph.D. students
- 3. Both Ph.D. and master's students are allowed to take the qualifying exam both on the spring and the fall semester. Master's students who fail the qualifying exam for three times are not allowed to continue the graduate program in the department. Ph.D. students who fail the qualifying exam for four times are not allowed to continue the graduate program in the department.
- 4. For Ph.D. students who publish more than three articles and for master's students who publish more than one article in journals approved by the Korea Research Foundation, the qualifying exam is waived through oral exam.
- 5. Student should get an approval from academic supervisor to be an applicant for oral exam and the department committee decides a pass or fail by interviewing the student based on papers presented to the committee.