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 The department's purposes are to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems and to develop in them an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy. There is training for the general student as well as for those who plan careers as economists in civil service, enterprise, or research.
   
The primary objective of the graduate program is to educate students as research economists. The curriculum includes a comprehensive treatment of modern theory and empirical techniques.


 Economics has been taught at Andong National University since 1988.


 Thank you for your interest in graduate study in economics at Andong National University. Our master program is relatively small, with all the advantages small programs offer-an open and friendly environment and low student-faculty ratio.

The profession is only beginning to recognize the gains made in our department over the last several years. We know that the best way to establish the stronger reputation we deserve is to improve the quality of education our graduate students receive. As a result, the faculty has a strong commitment to graduate student training and placement.

 Following is a detailed description of our program. An undergraduate concentration in economics is not required, although prior exposure to economics is a factor in the admission decision.

 Should you have questions or need information about the department, you can contact Kim, Soyeon, the graduate secretary, at +82-54-820-5412 or by e-mail: econ@andong ac.kr


 The master program is flexible and adaptable to individual student interests and circumstances. It is designed to provide rigorous training in the areas of microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, labor economics, public economics, and econometrics. In addition, each student selects a major area of specialization for intensive study and research. Among the areas in which master students may specialize are international economics, monetary theory and policy, labor economics, industrial organization, regional economics, public finance, environmental and resources economics, and econometrics.
   
The University requires 30 semester hours of graduate credit for the master degree. Assuming a normal academic load of nine or more hours per semester and no credit for previous graduate work, the usual time required to complete the degree is two years.
  
 The three components of the master program are a coordinated sequence of core courses (9 semester hours), a set of field courses (15 semester hours), and a dissertation. Up to 6 semester hours of credit are allowed for dissertation research.


Each student chooses a set of field courses in addition to the core. This set consists of intensive course work in the chosen field of specialization and additional courses which both supplement the major field and provide the student with breadth in economics.


 The student must take the Graduation examination no later than the end of the second year of the master program. 
  
Students complete a substantial research paper in the academic year after passing the Graduation examination. The student selects a reading committee of three faculty members who evaluate the research paper. The student chooses the research topic and develops a research proposal in consultation with the reading committee members. The student must submit the research proposal, signed by the members of the reading committee, to the University.