Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Human Sciences)

6. Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole:

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

Refer to the schedule below.

Education
Subprogram in International Education Master’s

October Selection Process (General Selection Process)
October Selection Process Monday, October 18
Subject
(Point allocation)
Foreign Language
(100 points)
Specialized Subject
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-11:00 11:30-12:30 13:30-
Education
(Subprogram in International Education)
English

Dictionaries are not permitted.

Questions related to “International Education”
(See Note 1)
Individual interview mainly about the specialized field.
(See Note 2, 3 & 4)
  1. For the specialized subject, it is possible to answer in English.
  2. A part of the oral examination will be conducted in English.
  3. The meeting time of the oral examination will be announced on the day of the examination. If an applicant is late for the meeting time, he or she may not be able to take the examination.
  4. 200 points allocation for the oral examination includes evaluation of the research plan (100 points) and evaluation of track records on international education (50 points).
October Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
October Selection Process Monday, October 18
Subject
(Point allocation)
Foreign Language
(100 points)
Essay
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-11:00 11:30-12:30 13:30-
Education
(Subprogram in International Education)
English

Dictionaries are not permitted.

The topic will be mainly related to “International Education”.
(See Note 1)
Individual interview mainly about the research plan, reasons for the application, knowledge related to specialization and education in general.
(See Note 2, 3 & 4)
  1. For the essay, it is possible to answer in English.
  2. A part of the oral examination will be conducted in English.
  3. The meeting time of the oral examination will be announced on the day of the examination. If an applicant is late for the meeting time, he or she may not be able to take the examination.
  4. 200 points allocation for the oral examination includes evaluation of the research plan (100 points).
  5. Based on the application documents, evaluation of documentation will be conducted (100 points).

Education
Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation Master’s

October Selection Process (General Selection Process)
October Selection Process Tuesday, October 19 Wednesday, October 20
Subject
(Point allocation)
Common Foundation Subjects
(100 points)
Major Subjects
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(100 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-15:00 10:00-
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation) Issues related to “principle of education” and “educational psychology” Essay preparation
Issues related to each area and specialization in each field (Including a test based on documents written in English)
(Note) Refer to 1.
The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be chiefly administered individually.
(Note) Refer to 2.

  1. Dictionaries cannot be used.
  2. The meeting time of the oral examination will be specified on October 19 in advance. If the applicant is late for the meeting time, he or she may not be able to go in for the examination.
October Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
October Selection Process Tuesday, October 19
Subject (Point allocation) Essay (100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:30-
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation) Write an essay about issues centered on the “area of expertise”. The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be chiefly administered individually.
October Selection Process (Special Selection Process of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)
October Selection Process Tuesday, October 19
Subject (Point allocation) Essay (100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:30-
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation) Write an essay about issues centered on the “area of expertise”. The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be chiefly administered individually.
  1. You should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice.
January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)
January to February Selection Process Thursday, February 3
Subject
(Point allocation)
Major Subjects
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:30-
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation) Essay preparation
Issues related to each area and specialization in each field (Including a test based on documents written in English)
(Note) Refer to 1.
The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be chiefly administered individually.
  1. Dictionaries cannot be used.
January to February Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
January to February Selection Process Thursday, February 3
Subject (Point allocation) Essay (100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:30-
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation) Write an essay about issues centered on the “area of expertise”. The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be chiefly administered individually.
January to February Selection Process (Special Selection Process of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)
January to February Selection Process Thursday, February 3
Subject (Point allocation) Essay (100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:30-
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation) Write an essay about issues centered on the “area of expertise”. The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be chiefly administered individually.
  1. You should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice.

Education
Subprogram in Education Sciences Master’s

October Selection Process (General Selection Process)
October Selection Process Thursday, October 14 Friday, October 15
Subject
(Point allocation)
Foreign Language
(200 points)
Major Subjects
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:00-15:30 10:00-
Education (Subprogram in Education Sciences) English

Provided however, that for international students, the English and Japanese examinations will be carried out simultaneously. (For both the English and Japanese examinations, dictionaries cannot be used.)

Essay related to education sciences It will be given based on the research plan submitted with your application.
The examination will be administered individually.
(Refer to Note 1.)
  1. The oral examination will be held in Japanese and each 5-minute presentation will be concluded with a question and answer session.
  2. You should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice before the submission of the application documents.
  3. 3. For the contact information for inquiries on this program,
    the address of the Subprogram in Education Sciences : kiso.nyushi#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp (Delete “#” before the e-mail is sent.)
January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)
January to February Selection Process Friday, January 28
Subject
(Point allocation)
Foreign Language
(200 points)
Major Subjects
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:00-15:00 15:30-
Education (Subprogram in Education Sciences) English

Provided however, that for international students, the English and Japanese examinations will be carried out simultaneously. (For both the English and Japanese examinations, dictionaries cannot be used.)

Essay related to education sciences It will be given based on the research plan submitted with your application.
The examination will be administered individually.
(Refer to Note 1.)
  1. The oral examination will be held in Japanese and each 5-minute presentation will be concluded with a question and answer session.
  2. You should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice before the submission of the application documents.
  3. For the contact information for inquiries on this program,
    the address of the Subprogram in Education Sciences :kiso.nyushi#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp (Delete “#” before the e-mail is sent.)

Psychology Master’s

August / January to February Selection Process
August Selection Process Wednesday, August 18 Thursday, August 19
January to February Selection Process Tuesday, February 1 Wednesday, February 2
Subject (Point allocation) Foreign Language
(200 points)
Major Subjects
(200 points)
Announcement of Admission Results of the First Stage Examination Oral Examination (200 points)
Master’s Program Time 10:00-12:00 13:00-15:00 21:00
Psychology English (Reading comprehension and expressiveness in English will be checked. Dictionaries cannot be used.) Psychology
(Grounding in psychology: elementary knowledge of psychology in general will be checked.)
It will be given in the admission website of our university. It will be given based on the research plan submitted with your application.
The examination will be administered individually.

  1. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice.
    For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  2. The specialized subject has common problems of the Subprogram in General Psychology and Subprogram in Clinical Psychology and problems with the subprogram of your choice.
  3. The first stage examination (foreign language and specialized subject) will be held and the second stage examination (oral examination) will be held for those who passed the first. For those who passed the first stage examination, the examinee number will be announced at 21:00 on the same day at the admission website of our university https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp).
    Attendance will be confirmed at 9:50 on the day of the second stage examination so gather at the waiting room for the oral examination at that time. If your attendance is not confirmed, you cannot take the second stage examination (oral examination). The oral examination will be given on each subprogram.
  4. There is no looking at a copy of your research plan while taking the oral examination.
  5. The admission decision for both the first stage examination and second stage examination will be based on each subprogram.
  6. For details on this master’s program, refer to the following website. http://www.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/psychology/program-en/

Disability Sciences Master’s

October Selection Process (General Selection Process)
October Selection Process Thursday, October 14 Friday, October 15
Subject Specialized Subject
(200 points)
English
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Program Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-14:30 9:00-17:00
Disability Sciences Examination on issues related to disability sciences English
Examination on disability sciences and basic issues related to relevant areas English and Japanese examinations for international students
(For the English examination, an English-Japanese dictionary and for the Japanese examination, a Japanese-mother language dictionary can be used; provided however, that electronic devices with dictionary function, etc. cannot be used.)
Examination on the research theme and research goal
The examination will be administered individually.
It will be given based on the research plan, etc. submitted with your application.
January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)
January to February Selection Process Friday, January 28
Subject Specialized Subject
(200 points)
English
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Program Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-14:30 15:30-17:00
Disability Sciences Examination on issues related to disability sciences English
Examination on disability sciences and basic issues related to relevant areas English and Japanese examinations for international students
(For the English examination, an English-Japanese dictionary and for the Japanese examination, a Japanese-mother language dictionary can be used; provided however, that electronic devices with dictionary function, etc. cannot be used.)
Examination on the research theme and research goal
The examination will be administered individually.
It will be given based on the research plan, etc. submitted with your application.
  1. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice.
  2. For the contact information for inquiries on this program :
    dsdc#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp (Delete “#” before the e-mail is sent.)
    ※Send the e-mail titled as “Inquiry on the Examination (applicant name)”.
October / January to February Selection Process
(Applicants in the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals / Special Selection Process of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)
October Selection Process Thursday, October 14
January to February Selection Process Friday, January 28
Subject Specialized Subject
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Program Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-17:00
Disability Sciences Examination on issues related to disability sciences The examination on the research plan, knowledge related to specialization, etc. will be administered individually. (Notes)
  1. A 100-point evaluation of the research plan is included in the 200-point allocation of the oral examination.
  2. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice.
  3. For the contact information for inquiries on this program :
    dsdc#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp(Delete “#” before the e-mail is sent.)
    ※Send the e-mail titled as “Inquiry on the Examination (applicant name)”.