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As Korea has undergone rapid social and economic changes, there has been an increasing demand for qualified and well-trained health professionals and/or personnel to maintain and promote better health among Koreans. On January 24, 1977, the Graduate School of Health Science and Management was established with the accreditation of the Ministry of Education at Yonsei University, one of the oldest and the most prestigious universities in Korea.

The graduate school has provided a post-baccalaureate evening program. At the beginning, the Graduate School contained only one department, which was the Department of Public Health. Now, the Graduate School of Public Health consists of 9 departments including and it has 300 matriculated students.

Milestones in the history of the school

January 1977 Established with the accreditation of the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea.
February 1979 The first class was graduated.
December 1979 otal maximum number of matriculated students (MNS) increased from 20 to 50.
November 1980 Department of Environmental Science and Management was added (MNS : 100).
October 1983 MNS: 115
November 1988 Department of Nursing Health was added.
November 1989 Department of Hospital Administration was added (MNS:145).
November 1993 Non-degree program was approved by the Ministry of Education.
March 1994 Department of Industrial Health was added.
October 1995 Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Epidemiology And Disease Control were added (MNS:185).
March 1997 Department of Health Management Information System was added.
Selected as a graduate school for training specialist in international health supported by the Division of Education at Yonsei University.
August 1997 Heath and Environmental Executive Program (six-month course) was opened.
August 1998 Health and Environmental Executive Program was specified regarding topics
(Topic of the third Executive Program was 'Medical care and Law').
December 1998 Long-term plans for development of the Graduate School of Health Science and Management were made.
March 1999 Department of Public Health Law and Ethics was added.
Topic of the fourth Health and Environment Executive Program was 'Medical care and Management.'
November 1999 MNS:300.

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