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Welcome to the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University.

As a leading school in the field of public administration, GSPA has ranked the 14th in social policy & administration academic field of the QS World University Rankings in 2019. It offers rigorous academic degree programs in public administration and public policy. There are master’s programs in public administration, public policy and public enterprise policy, and doctoral programs in public administration and public policy. Starting in 2011, qualified public officials from developing countries joined the Global Master of Public Administration, which is a unique 17-month program providing advanced academic and practical training. Each of these programs meets the nation’s highest academic standards; each provides knowledge and training that reflects trending demands of the field.

GSPA faculty boasts excellent research accomplishments and has continuously contributed to advancing the field of public policy and administration. Professors are committed to training talented researchers through participation in various nationally-funded projects, such as BK21Plus (Brain Korea) and SSK (Social Sciences Korea). A diverse range of research projects provides students with opportunities to actively engage in various social issues around the public sector.

Moreover, dissemination of unique research findings is an important goal of GSPA. Its steady collaboration with major public organizations in Korea accommodates the needs of enthusiastic researchers. Not only does such alliance provide opportunities for close studies, but also does it encourage researchers to delve into Korea-specific cases. GSPA’s worldwide network with peer academic institutions and government organizations help its members to deliver their accomplishments to a global audience.

I encourage you to join us in shaping GSPA’s future.

Tobin Im

Dean, Graduate School of Public Administration
Seoul National University