1. Application Qualification
(Combined MS & Ph.D)
|– Applicants must hold, or expect to hold in prior to entering SNU, a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (or higher) degree as recognized by the law.
– Applicants must have score of 701 or higher in TEPS or 99 or higher in TOEFL IBT. (scores within 2 years prior to application deadline are accepted)
|Ph.D.||– Applicants must hold, or expect to hold in prior to entering SNU, a Master’s degree or its equivalent (or higher) degree as recognized by the law.
– Applicants must have score of 701 or higher in TEPS or 99 or higher in TOEFL IBT or 247 or higher in CBT or 597 or higher in PBT. (scores within 2 years prior to application deadline are accepted).
*Those who have graduated English speaking university do not need to submit proof of English proficiency.
* Scores within 2 years prior to application dead line are accepted (except scores that have been officially recognized by the school)
* TOEFL CBT & PBT scores are accepted only if the score had been officially recognized in graduate school admissions or thesis qualification exam.
- application period & procedures
- Online application through Seoul National University Admissions Office website (http://admission.snu.ac.kr) every May and October
- Selection Factor & Score
|TYPE||TOTAL SCORE||ENGLISH||MAJOR EXAM||INTERVIEW & ORAL EXAM||DOCUMENT EVALUATION|
|Master’s (Combined MS & Ph.D)||Level 1||100||–||100||–||–|
*School of Communication does not require foreign language.
- Selection Method
|Master’s (combined MS & Ph.D)||Level 1||Those who did not fail the major exam are admitted as level 1 candidates.|
|Level 2||perform interview and oral exam. The scores are added to major exam score. Students will be admitted according to their cumulative score. Required documents will be utilized in the interview and oral exam.|
|Ph.D.||Students will be admitted according to their cumulative score from interview and oral exam, and document evaluation.|
3. Master’s Degree major exam question format
- Applicants will be asked to translate English prompts to Korean, and then write their opinions related to the prompts.
- Question format
- Prompt subject and number of questions.
- One question each from communication, media, culture, and journalism. Applicants will be asked to answer all four questions.
-  As a concept from information theory, noise is any interference to the signal between encoder and decoder that makes accurate decoding more difficult. It is one of the factors that limit the capacity of a channel to convey information. There are two types. Mechanical noise is one on the channel, for example, static radio, snow on television, distortion on rail station announcements. And semantic noise is interference with the message brought about by dissonance of meaning. This is usually caused by social or cultural differences between encoder and decoder. Jargon or pompous tone of voice can be semantic noise.
-  There has been a general progression historically towards more freedom for press operations, despite major setbacks. This progress has sometimes taken the form of greater sophistication in the means of control applied to the press. Legal restraint replaced violence, then fiscal burdens were imposed. Now institutionalization of the press within a market system serves as a form of control and the modern newspaper, as a large business enterprise, is vulnerable to more kinds of pressure or intervention than its simple forerunner.
4. Required Documents
- Application (photo attached)
- Personal Statement & Study Plan
- Certificate of Graduation (for those who have graduated English spoken universities)
- TOEFL score (those who have are submitting TOEFL scores)
*There are no other documents required by the department
- Admissions officer for graduate studies at Office of College of Social Sciences (Bldg3#16), Seoul National University, Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
For detailed information please refer to Seoul National University Admissions Office website (http://admission.snu.ac.kr)