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The School of Social Welfare was established in March 2001 to actualize "serving community and society" that is the founding spirit of Yonsei University. Under the mission, the school has pursued to provide systematic training and specialized study for advanced social work practice. The school follows an academic tradition using a critical inquiry along with an emphasis on the use of examined knowledge and skills in developing professional intervention methods.
In education programs, the school offers full-time two-year master program (M.S.W. degree), doctoral program (Ph.D. degree), and one-year research program (certificate in research). All the programs are designed to strengthen students with the most up-to-dated and advanced knowledge and skills regarding social welfare through practical research and field education.
The brief history of Yonsei School of Social Welfare is as follows.
1885
1915
1946
1950
1957
1980
1984
1994
1996
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2005
2006
Severance Medical School was established.
Yonhee College was established.
Yonhee College was upgraded to the status of university.
The Graduate School was first introduced.
Yonsei University was established.
Department of Social Work was established.
Graduate Program of Department of Social Work was established within the graduate school.
Department of Social Work changed its name to Department of Social Welfare
Graduate Social Welfare Program for part-time students was offered within the Graduate School of Public Administration.
The School of Social Welfare was established. Dr. Dong-Bae Kim served as the first Dean and Dr.Jae-Sung Choi served as the first Associate Dean.
Combined courses for master and doctoral students are provided.
Dr. Hye-Kyong Lee served as the 2nd Dean and Dr. Jae-Yop Kim served as the 2nd Associate Dean.
Dr. Jin-Soo Kim served as the 3rd Associate Dean.
Dr. Ick-Seop Lee served as the 3rd Dean and Dr. Chul-Hee Kang served as the 4th Associate Dean
Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Social Welfare Policy was established in Graduate School.
The school was selected as a recipient of the 2nd Brain Korea Project under the title of "New Risks and New Welfare in Korea"