Sogang GSIS offers professional master's degree program in four specialty areas. Professional master's degree programs offer the Master of International studies (MIS) degree. Sogang GSIS also offers Ph.D. programs on four specialty areas.
- Language of instruction: English (All courses are offered in English.)
- Master's program is open to students with bachelor’s degrees in any field.
- Ph.D. program is for the limited number of students having master's degrees.
- Title of Degree
Ph.D. All Majors Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies
M.A. International Relations Master of International Studies in International Relations
International Trade Master of International Studies in International Trade
International Finance Master of International Studies in International Finance
Korea & East Asia Studies Master of International Studies in Korean Studies
Master of International Studies in East Asian Studies
1) International Relations 
International Relations program is dedicated to educating students of diverse academic backgrounds to become global-minded professionals or academicians, capable of understanding complex international issues and applying academic theories to practical issues in world affairs. What separates our program is the flexible and interdisciplinary approach to the study of world affairs. After completing the program, students are expected to seek employment opportunities in public, private, non-profit sectors or research institutions.

2) International Trade
The main objective of the International Trade Program is to train motivated students to become trade experts in public and/or private sector. Substantial emphasis is placed on theories and practices in the areas of international business, international negotiations and policy analysis of multilateral/bilateral trade agreements. In order to broaden student’s analytical perspectives on various issues, this program is designed to bring in more experienced professors and experts in the related fields. Graduates of the program are hired by multinational corporations, research institutes and government/international agencies. Students learn specialized subjects of their interests, for example, trade and environment, trade data analysis, regional trade integration, international economic laws and U.S. trade policy. For many students from emerging economies or developing countries who are interested in Korean experiences in trade and investment, we offer courses like Korea’s economic development and Korea’s trade and industrial policies.

3) International Finance
The International Finance Program aims to educate students to become finance experts in international financial markets. Over the past decade, uncertainty and competition in financial markets have substantially increased. In order to survive in this market circumstance and grow into leaders of tomorrow, it is very important for students to understand various finance issues and cultivate their own views on related issues. In line with these motivations, our program is designed to help students acquire major finance theories and views, merge their obtained knowledge into practical issues, and further gain insights on finance. To deliver fundamental and integrated knowledge to students, we offer all related courses in the area of international finance, including corporate finance, investments, derivatives, international finance, financial institutions and system, financial engineering, and financial accounting. After completing the program, students are expected to find job opportunities in multinational firms, financial institutions, government agencies, and research institutes.

4) Korea & East Asia Studies
The Korea & East Asia Studies Program offers interdisciplinary courses on economic, political, international, and socio-cultural aspects of East Asia (in particular, Korea, China, and Japan), which incorporate both historic and contemporary issues. While many courses focus on a specific country, some courses deal with region-wide issues. The goal of this program is to train area specialists on the East Asia region. Students may concentrate on one of the three countries in the region, although specializing in more than one country is a feasible option.
Degree Requirements
Master Ph.D.

15 Courses (45 credits) or

13 Courses (39 credits)+Thesis (6 credits)

15 Courses (45 credits)+Thesis (No credit)

A minimum GPA of 3.0 or above

A minimum GPA of 3.5 or above

At least two years (four semesters) of full-time enrollment

Completion of common core requirements (2 Courses)

Completion of concentration requirements (6 Courses)

Completion of area studies (2 Courses, exempted for Korea & East Asia Studies major)

*All courses are offered in English. (No evening courses offered)