On March 26, the Graduate School of Public Health(GSPH) held its opening ceremony at the Medical Building at Hanyang University(HYU). HYU established the GSPH to address the myriad of issues related to Korea’s rapidly aging society and increasing expectations by the public to live healthier lives.
The GSPH is divided into four different majors, which include “Public health dynamics & statistics,” “Occupational & Environmental Health,” “Health Policy & Management” and “Public Health Business & Well-being.” Also, the graduation process has been divided into two parts. One involves the submission of a thesis, which earns the student six credits, plus 16 selective credits participating in four semesters. The other is to taking 22 selective credits participating in five semesters.
The GSPH welcomes students from any major who are interested in public health, and the department is accepting applications for admissions to the 2015 fall semester from May 13 to June 8 on the website, Uwayapply. After applying to this, students will first selected by examining their report card and then by interview on June 13. The GSPH is a special graduate school which offers evening and weekend class, in consideration to those students who already work in other field. The department seeks to develop and nurture future public health professionals and leaders, and actively encourages communication among students and departments.