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  Introduction
The Graduate Program of Public Administration at Yonsei University was founded in 1958 as one of the first programs of its kind in the nation, and is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a wide variety of public affairs. The profession of public administration requires a variety of sophisticated skills, sound judgement and common sense, sensitivity to the broad interests of all elements of society, and dedication to improve the quality of public life. Thus, the course work is of an interdisciplinary nature, with a strong emphasis on analytic skills, and is designed to prepare students to work effectively and efficiently in the increasingly complex world of public affairs.

The program also offers considerable flexibility for students to develop various areas of specialization. In pursuing their specialties, students are able to draw upon the courses offered by many other departments and programs at Yonsei University. We believe that good government is achieved when a reasonable share of the brightest and most energetic young people devote themselves to public problems. Our program provides outstanding preparation for successful careers in public administration. It is truly a special place where students, staff, and faculty members learn from each other and form great networks for future career.

  Graduate Program Requirements
[Master's Program]
1) Students in master program are required to take 27 credits hours (out of 33) in the department
2) Students should complete at least 9 courses not including required courses.
3) Students should take 'Quantitative Methods I' or 'Quantitative Methods Practice', and 'Research Design Workshop' as required courses.
4) Master's coursework is classified in three areas: 1) Public Administration Theory Area; 2) Public Analysis Area; 3) Applied Field Area. Students should select two courses in each area for comprehensive exam.

▶ Public Administration Theory Area
Theory in Public Administration, Organization Theory, Public Personnel Administration, Financial Administration, Organizational Behavior, Seminar in Public Administration, Governance and Presidency, Korean Public Administration, Public Management, Empirical Research on Public Organizations , Institutional Analyses of Nation-State, Institutional Analyses of Formal Organizations, Strategic Management for Public Policy and Governance Ⅰ, Tools of Government, Seminar in Organizational Theory, Seminar in Government Budgeting, Comparative Institutional Analysis, Bureaucracy, Comparative Developmental Administration, Seminar on Empirical Governance Studies

▶ Public Policy Area
PPolicy Formulation Process, Policy Implementation, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Comparative Public Policy, Seminar in Public Policy, Environmental Policy, Government Regulation, E-Government, Analysis of Public Expenditure, International Trade Policy, Innovation and Policy, Varieties of Industrial Policy

▶ Applied Area
Research Methodology, Scope and Method of Public Administration, Topics on Advanced Statistics of Public Administration, Local Administration, Urban Administration, Government and Business, Social Welfare Administration, Study of Urbanization, Culture Policy, Public Management Information System, Seminar in Local Public Administration, Local Government Finance, Seminar on Science & Technology Policy, Local Governance and Community, Government and International Finance Crisis

[Doctoral Program]
1) Doctoral students should take 33 credits hours (out of 66) at the Department of Public Administration.
2) Major areas of doctoral program include Public Administration Theory Area, Organization and Public Personnel Administration Area, Financial Administration Area, Urban and Local Administration Area, Public Policy Area, and Applied Area.
3) Students should take 'Quantitative Method I', 'Quantitative Methods Practice' or 'Advanced Statistics of Public Administration' and 'Research Design Workshop' as required courses.
4) Students should complete a minimum of two courses in each area for comprehensive exam. Core courses of each area are as follows.

▶ Public Administration Theory Area
Theory in Public Administration, Comparative and Development Administration, Korean Public Administration, Bureaucracy, Seminar in Public Administration, Governance and Presidency, Comparative Institutional Analysis, Strategic Management for Public Policy and Governance Ⅰ, Seminar on Empirical Governance Studies, Institutional Analyses of Nation-State

▶ Organization and Public Personnel Administration Area
Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Seminar in Organizational Policy, Empirical Research on Public Organizations , Public Personnel Administration, Seminar in Public Personnel Policy, Public Management, Institutional Analyses of Formal Organizations

▶ Financial Administration Area
Financial Administration, Local Governance Finance, Seminar in Government Budgeting, Analysis of Public Expenditure, Government and Business

▶ Public Policy Area
Policy Formulation Process, Policy Implementation, Policy Case Studies, Comparative Public Policies, E-Government, Government Regulation, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Scope and Method of Public Administration, Public Management Information System, Strategic Management for Public Policy and Governance Ⅰ, Tools of Government, International Trade Policy, Innovation and Policy, Varieties of Industrial Policy

▶ Urban and Local Administration Area
Urban Administration, Local Administration, Seminar in Urban Administration, Inter-Governmental Relations, Study of Urbanization, Seminar in Local Administration, Regional Development, Local Governance and Community

▶ Applied Area
Social Welfare, Environmental Policy, Cultural Policy, Seminar on Science & Technology Policy

  Faculty
NAME DEGREE E-MAIL HOMEPAGE
Bae, Hyunhoe
Cho, Yoon Jik Ph.D. (Indiana University Bloomington), Public Affairs yoonjikcho@yonsei.ac.kr
Eom, Tae Ho Ph.D. (Syracuse Univ.), Public Finance and Public Affairs Economy theom@yonsei.ac.kr
Ha, Yeon Seob Ph.D. (Indiana University), Public Budgeting & Finance hays@yonsei.ac.kr
Hong, Soun-Man
Jang, Yong Suk PhD. (Stanford University), Organizational Studies yongsukjang@yonsei.ac.kr
Jeong, Cheol Hyun Ph.D. (New York University), Information Policy, Health Policy and Public Management, Cultural Studies and Policy chul@yonsei.ac.kr
Jung, Heon Joo
Koo, Min Gyo Ph.D. (UC Berkeley), International Public Administration, Gobal Governance, Trade Policy, East Asian Political Economy mgkoo@yonsei.ac.kr
Lah, T. J. Ph.D. (Indiana University), Public Management, Environmental Policy tjlah@yonsei.ac.kr
Lee, Eun Kook Ph.D. (University of Chicago), Policy Analysis and Quantitative Method eklee@yonsei.ac.kr
Lee, Jong Soo Ph.D. (University of Sheffield), Local Governance, Human Resource Management jslwsh@yonsei.ac.kr
Lee, Jungwook Ph.D.(Univ. of Georgia), Public Management leejungwook@hotmail.com
Lee, Sam Youl Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University), Science & Technology Policy, Innovation Policy, Policy Analysis & Evaluation samyoul@yonsei.ac.kr
Moon, M. Jae Ph.D., public management, organization theory, leadership studies, e-government, policy tool analysis mjmoon@yonsei.ac.kr
Perry, James L. Ph.D.(Syracuse Univ.), Public Affairs perry@yonsei.ac.kr
Yang, Jae Jin Ph.D. (Rutgers University), Social Policy jjyang@yonsei.ac.kr

  Courses
CODE TITLE & DESCRIPTION CREDIT
PUB6002 QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES 1
This course covers basic research methods for empirical study (classification, research procedure, sampling, experimental design, data collection, measurement instrument, and data cleaning and analysis), basic statistics (probability theory, sampling distribution, regression, correlation, analysis of variance), and an introductory course for computer programming.
3
PUB6003 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & NBSP; RESEARCH DESIGN WORKSHOP
This course is designed to cover basics to research design for public administration. In particular, this course aims to help students to be prepared writing a research paper by iscussing how to select researchable themes, build hypotheses, and select research methods. Students will be assigned to professors based on his and her research topics and asked to complete research papers.
3
PUB6004 INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSES OF NATION-STATES
This seminar reviews institutional research on modern global society, and its impact on the nation-states, policies and social organizations within them. Participants will read and discuss the literature, and also develop a paper proposing relevant research in the areas covered (e.g., the environment, human rights, law, governance, science, education, civil society, gender inequality, development, or an area of the participant's special interest).
3
PUB6005 INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY
Building upon a set of models that explain the redistributive effects of trade policy, this course investigates how domestic institutions such as elections, lobbies, and political parties influence trade policy choices. Then, the course examines policy-interactions across borders, focusing on the role of the international trade-regulating institutions such as the GATT/WTO and preferential trading arrangements.
3
PUB6201 PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
This course reexamines historical development and fundamental theories of personnel administration in the public sector and explores, recruitment system, education and training, loyalty and security, performance rating, political neutrality, public employees’union from a comparative perspective.
3
PUB7001 SCOPE & METHOD OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
This course enables students to develop a methodological system, to define research scope through the review of public administration theory and various approaches in social science.
3
PUB7103 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
This class provides an in depth introduction to theories about public management. The seminar includes topics such as public-private comparison, leadership theories, conflict management, performance evaluation, contract management, and collaboration.
3
PUB7301 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
The course explores the structure and features of local government finance and its relationship with the central government (level of financial independence).
3
PUB7401 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
This course is designed to develop systematic operation of computer for public organization management and policy analysis focusing on the topics of information collection, management, retrieval and dissemination.
3
PUB7531 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
The course is designed to provide an analytical and theoretical frame for comparison of politics, economy, and other important policies in each country.
3
PUB7606 LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
This course deals with the concept of local administration, historical backgrounds, organization, finance, personnel administration, planning, central government control, and regional development and strategy.
3
PUB7711 SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION
This course adopts integrative and strategic policy approaches toward a welfare society, analyzes welfare policies in each area, and strategies for the social security system.
3
PUB7716 TOOLS OF GOVERNMENT
This course is designed to cover key components of politics and governance in modern states. In particular, this course aims at enhancing theoretical and practical understandings of various policy instruments widely adopted in the era of new governance. It reviews various tools of government as a guide to the new governance including direct government, government corporations, economic/social regulation, government insurance, public information, contracting, corrective tax, grants, loan programs, tax expenditure, vouchers, tort liability, etc.
3
PUB7703 GOVERNANCE AND PRESIDENCY
“The course entitled "Presidency and Premiership in Global Perspective" explores the origin of the positions of president and prime minister from the perspective of the presidential and cabinet systems, presidential and prime ministerial leadership, election strategy, transition of power. Moreover, the course will intensively discuss the policy and management system of the presidential offices of 8 major nations by analyzing those functions carried on by the presidential chief of staff, senior assistants, staff members, and interaction among the chief executive office, bureaucracy, congress, and news media.
3
PUB7901 Directed Research I
0
PUB8101 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Individual student performs an independent study in order to investigate recent research trends of public administration. Submission of a final report is required.
3
PUB8102 Innovation and Policy
This couse will read the literatue related to innovation from the perspective of public policy.
3
PUB8105 Public Management and Governance Research Seminar
The course will focus on selected topics in governance and public management research. Among the topics we will cover are public service motivation, performance-related pay, collaboration, and new governance and democracy.
3
PUB8207 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC PERSONNEL POLICY
In order to improve abilities related to personnel administration, this course reviews the philosophy of public personnel policy, fundamental assignments, and historical background of career civil service system, compares Korean civil service system with other countries, and investigates the personnel policy in Korea.
3
PUB8502 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC POLICY
The course attempts to analyze various issues related to policies and makes efforts to develop policy alternatives.
3
PUB8504 POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
This seminar is designed to expose students to various evaluation theories and techniques.
3
PUB8653 SEMINAR IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE
This course investigates cases and specific issues related to theories and practices in local administration.
3
PUB8654 Local Governance and Community
This course is about local government system and community building in Korea. The instructer teaches local self-government in Korea and discuss with the students about the possibility of community building. There will be a final report that should be made by each student.
3
PUB8707 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERNANCE I
This course is designed to cover key components of strategic management of state. First, this class explores the global competitiveness of nations and its determinants. It also examines the nature of government and good governance as well as successful policy implementation which are critical to effective state management. This course also reviews various scientific tools for foresight studies which can be applied to public administration.
3
PUB8901 Directed Research II
0