Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral 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 (General Selection Process and Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) Doctoral

October Selection Process / January to February Selection Process
October Selection Process Friday, October 14
January to February Selection Process Tuesday, January 31
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 10:00-17:00
Education

Individual Interview

An oral assessment about specialized issues on education, the thesis submitted with your application (master’s thesis, etc.), and research plan will be held.
(Refer to Note 4.)

  1. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member in the area of study of your choice.
  2. The Doctoral Program in Education consists of the following areas of study. 
    Philosophy of Education, History of Japanese Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, Sociology of Education, Educational System and Organization, Educational Policy and Planning, Comparative and International Education, School Management, Higher Education Study, Teaching Method, Moral Education, Career Education, Social Studies Education, Education in School Subjects, Mathematics Education, Science Education
  3. The point allocation is on a 200-point scale with the entry of the submitted “thesis (master’s thesis, etc.) which is 100 points.
  4. The research plan (in Japanese, within 2000 characters, or in English, within 900 words up to two A4 sized sheets in portrait orientation and written horizontally, and one-side printing) should be submitted describing the following items in relation to your previous works(master’s thesis, etc.). 1) Research theme, area of study of your choice, and academic advisor of your choice, 2) purpose of research, 3) research content, 4) research methods and planning (for 3 years), 5) rationale of the study based on the literature reviews, and 6) references. Furthermore, the references are not counted within the 2,000 characters in Japanese or 900 words in English, however, it shall be adduced in the text.
  5. For details on this doctoral program, refer to the website at http://www.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/dpeduc/human_e/

Psychology Doctoral

January to February Selection Process
January to February Selection Process Monday, January 30 Tuesday, January 31
Subject English (200 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Program Time 10:00-12:00 10:00-17:00
Psychology

English

(Check the reading comprehension and expressiveness in English. Dictionaries cannot be used.)

It will be given based on the research plan and master’s thesis 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. Attendance will be confirmed at 9:50 on the day of the oral examination so gather at the waiting room for the oral examination at that time. If your attendance is not confirmed, you cannot take the oral examination.
  3. For the oral examination, there is a presentation of previous major research (master’s thesis, etc.) and future research plan (15 minutes). Examinees will make a Power Point presentation. Prepare the file of the Power Point presentation and bring it in a USB flash drive. Furthermore, we will have an operation check after the end of the foreign language examination on the first day. We have a projector and PC available for use. Moreover, if you have backup material for the oral presentation, print 16 copies in A4 sized paper and bring it to the oral presentation site.
  4. An applicant who is currently a working individual should address inquiries to and consult in regard to course registration and research guidance after admission with a faculty member of one’s choice in advance.
  5. For details on this doctoral program, refer to the following website.
    https://www.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/psychology/program-en/

Disability Sciences Doctoral

January to February Selection Process
January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
Subject Oral Examination (500 points)
Program Time 9:00-17:00
Disability Sciences After a 15-minute oral presentation (refer to notes 1 and 2) on the research plan submitted with your application was given, an oral assessment will be held.
  1. The oral presentation and oral assessment in the oral examination will be held in Japanese.
  2. The oral presentation will be held based on the documents (presentation sheet and handouts) prepared by the examinee. A document camera will be used when presenting so prepare the presentation sheet (A4 sized plain paper in landscape orientation). In addition, 8 copies of the handout (A4 sized paper, any format) that reflect the assertions in the presentation sheet should be prepared and brought to the oral examination location.
  3. The point allocation is on an 800-point scale with the entry of the assessment of the submitted “thesis (master’s thesis, etc.) which is 300 points in the 500 points of the oral examination.
  4. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact and consultation with a faculty member (refer to the list of areas of study ) who you wish to have guidance.
    If making contact, refer to the address of the Doctoral Program in Disability Sciences (dsdc#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp; delete “#” before the e-mail is sent).
  5. For details on this doctoral program, refer to the following website.
    https://www2.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/ids/disability-dp/en