Yonsei-KOICA Master’s Degree Program in Community Development is operated by the Graduate School of Government, Business and Entrepreneurship at Yonsei University Mirae Campus in cooperation with KOICA(Korea International Cooperation Agency).
The goal of this program is to equip students with the capabilities of designing and implementing new policies and programs in the context of national development policies through benchmarking Korea's Saemaul Undong experiences. Also, this program will be run to make students more knowledgeable of scientific research methodology necessary to solve diverse problems existing in their government systems and rural communities.
The program curriculum was designed with the following intentions. Fall and winter semester focus on the theory learning and spring semester concentrates more on the application of Saemaul Undong spirit and principles in the daily life as well as its implementation with Korean village people near Canaan Farmers' School. Fall semester of the second year will ask students to think over what they should do to apply Saemul Undong to their own communities and societies.
Yonsei University, with its affiliated organization such as Canaan Farmers' School, successfully completed Master's Degree Program on Rural Society Leadership Development for Global Poverty Reduction Program for the past 4 years. From 2014, students from Master's Degree Program on Community Development Leadership have been trained at Canaan Farmers' School during a spring semester. Yonsei University is more than ready to offer interdisciplinary and diverse educational programs based on Korean development experience as well as its own excellence in education and execution.
|Entrance Year||Program Title||Number of students|
|2011-2013||Master’s Degree Program on Rural Society Leadership Development for Global Poverty Reduction||13 students (2011)|
|13 students (2012)|
|13 students (2013)|
|2014-2016||Master’s Degree Program on Community Development Leadership||18 students (2014)|
|16 students (2015)|
|17 students (2016)|
|2017-2019||Master’s Degree Program in Community Development||36 students (2017)|