Department Regulations

Academic Goals

Mathematics is a fundamental dimension of human knowledge and has a very wide range of applications. The graduate program in Mathematics educates students to be competent in performing creative research in Mathematics and teaching younger generations so that they in turn will be able to cultivate future generations to strive for the public good.

Fields of Study

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Analysis
  • Topology
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Applied Mathematics

Departmental Rules

  1. Students should select both core and major courses after consultation with their advisors or the department head.
  2. Students can take courses from other departments. However, the Department of Mathematics admits as major courses only up to 6 credits for the Master’s degree program and up to 12 credits for the Ph. D. degree program or the integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program.
  3. If a student in the integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program withdraws from the Ph. D. degree program after completing the requirements for the Master’s degree, the student can request the Master’s degree. The entire department faculty will discuss the appropriateness of the degree.
  4. If a student in the integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program withdraws from the Ph. D. degree program after completing the requirements for the Master’s degree, the student can request the Master’s degree. The entire department faculty will discuss the appropriateness of the degree.
  5. These rules apply as of March 1, 2010.
  6. The Korean version of the Departmental Rules takes precedence over this English version.

Core Courses

  1. Students in the Master’s degree program should take Algebra I (MTH 501), Real Analysis I (MTH 502) and Topology I (MTH 503) or Geometry I (MTH 514) - 3 courses, and at least one course from: Seminar I (MTH 831) or Seminar II (MTH 832).
  2. Students in the Ph. D. degree program should take 3 courses as the subjects of the Comprehensive Examinations. If they have finished our Master’s degree program and have taken any Comprehensive Examination course for the Ph. D. degree program while in the Master’s degree program, then they do not have to take the course but the credits from that course are not counted as a part of the 36 credits required for the Ph. D. degree program.
  3. Students in the integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program should take all the courses mentioned above in clauses 1 & 2.

Comprehensive Examinations

  1. 1. Master’s degree program: Algebra I (MTH 501), Real Analysis I (MTH 502) and Topology I (MTH 503) or Geometry I (MTH 514) - 3 courses in total. Students passing a course with A or A+ can take an oral exam in the corresponding subject instead of a written exam.
  2. Ph. D. degree program : All students must pass 3 courses among Probability I (MTH 505), Applied Mathematics I (MTH 506), Complex Analysis (MTH 507), Algebra II (MTH 601), Real Analysis II (MTH 603), Topology I (MTH 503) or Topology II (MTH 605), and Geometry I (MTH 514) or Geometry II (MTH 621). Students passing a course with A or A+ can take an oral exam in the corresponding subject instead of a written exam.
  3. Students in the integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program should pass both comprehensive examinations mentioned above. Students passing a course with A or A+ can take an oral exam in the corresponding subject instead of a written exam.

Degree Requirement

  1. Students in the Ph. D. degree program are required to have a paper accepted by a journal indexed in SCI/SCIE/SSCI as the main author or corresponding author.