Academic programs

• Master of Arts
-We offer a two-year M.A in U.S and Canadian Studies with a specialization in Politics, Economics, and Socio-Cultural Studies. The primary focus of the Department of U.S and Canadian Studies is to provide professional, graduate level of education and training for students planning careers in diverse fields of area, such as American politics, American Economy, U.S military alliance, ROK-U.S relationship, public diplomacy, and education. The objective of our M.A in the program is to refine and hone critical and analytical skills, primarily through course work and a major piece of written work. Completion of the M.A in North American Studies at HUFS’s requires students to take 40 credits and complete a thesis by the end of the spring/fall semester. In order to graduate, the required GPA should be above B0 and English proficiency should be fulfilled.

• Special Program offered for M.A students
• 3+1 Study Abroad Program: M.A students can earn his/her credits from outside of HUFS. The 3+1 program allows students to take 3 semesters in Seoul and 1 semester out of Seoul. Student can study at one of our partner universities or nay university that accept visiting students. The maximum credit approved through is program is 9 credits. Only junior students (student in first or second semester) can apply this program and paid the tuition to HUFS before new semester begins.
• (Overseas) Internship Program: M.A students can also earn credits by taking internship experience (4 months minimum) with any international organization or institution acknowledged by the Dean of Graduate School of International and Area Studies (GSIAS). The maximum credit approved through is program is also 9 credits. Students who wish to get internship credits should be enrolled in GSIAS during their internship semester.
• (Overseas) Training Credits: This is an exchange program that allows students to take 18 credits outside of HUFS with partner universities.
• (Overseas) Summer/Winter Session Credits: Students can gain their credits in any international organization or institution acknowledged by the Dean of GSIAS. One credit can be given per 16 hours of training/internship experiences. The maximum credit approved through is program is 6 credits.

• Option areas
The U.S and Canadian Studies Master’s degree program offers three options: (1) Master of Arts (with specialty in Politics) and (2) Master of Arts (with specialty in Economics), and Master of Arts (with specialty in Socio-Cultural Studies)

• Doctoral
• Like the M.A program, the doctoral program can be completed within two years with a specialization in Politics, Economics, and Socio-Cultural Studies. The primary goal of our doctoral program is to prepare students for a career in university teaching and research. Graduates of our program are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research and making the results of that research public. The area of research include American politics, comparative politics, International relations, U.S military alliance, ROK-U.S relationship, and U.S-Europe relationship. Completion of Ph.D. in North American Studies at HUFS’s requires students to take 36 credits, complete a thesis by the end of the spring/fall semester, and comprehensive examination on three subjects. (two major subjects and one concentration subject) In order to graduate, the required GPA should be above B0 and English proficiency should be fulfilled.

• Special Program offered for Doctoral students

• (Overseas) Internship Program: M.A students can also earn credits by taking internship experience (4 months minimum) with any international organization or institution acknowledged by the Dean of Graduate School of International and Area Studies (GSIAS). The maximum credit approved through is program is also 9 credits. Students who wish to get internship credits should be enrolled in GSIAS during their internship semester.

• (Overseas) Training Credits: This is an exchange program that allows students to take 18 credits outside of HUFS with partner universities.

• (Overseas) Summer/Winter Session Credits: Students can gain their credits in any international organization or institution acknowledged by the Dean of GSIAS. One credit can be given per 16 hours of training/internship experiences. The maximum credit approved through is program is 6 credits.

• Option areas
The U.S and Canadian Studies Ph.D. program six options: Ph.D. degree of international area studies, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and U.S and Canadian Studies.