Admission Policy

Master’s Degree Program

The Master’s Degree Program at the Graduate School of Humanities aims to foster human resources who can theorize, in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary way, about ethical judgments on problems caused by the development of science and technology, understanding of other cultures in a globalizing modern society, peacebuilding as countermeasures against structural violence and coexistence with the natural environment, and various issues inherent in these matters, and are able to proactively take actions to resolve problems from a public perspective.

 To pursue this aim, we grant admission to students with the following qualities or motivation:
 - those who are very keen to explore various contemporary issues in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary way and to proactively and energetically take actions to resolve problems, irrespective of the department from which the student graduated;
 - those who are interested in contemporary issues and eager to succeed on the world stage; and
 - working adults who are highly motivated to study the contemporary society based on their own social experience.

 With the above ideal students in mind, we administer internal entrance examinations, general entrance examinations, entrance examinations for overseas students and special entrance examinations for adult students, and make selections of graduate students. The special entrance examinations for adult students include entrance examinations for the senior generation, people aged 50 or over.

 Descriptions and levels of knowledge or other qualities required are:
 - to have acquired the ability of theoretical thinking;
 - to have acquired knowledge and understanding of other cultures; and
 - to have acquired basic academic disciplines in the area of peace and the environment.

Doctorate Program

The Doctorate Program at the Graduate School of Humanities aims to foster researchers who are able to deepen their speciality and multifaceted viewpoints on the premise that they finished their excellent thesis for the master’s degree, and to make their pioneering researches public in the following three sections: Theory, Culture, and Peace and the Environment.

 To pursue this aim, we grant admission to students with the following qualities or motivation:
 - those who have academic skills (including abilities in foreign language) and research plans to advance their knowledge from their thesis for the master’s degree to more sophisticated levels; and
 - those who endeavor to be a self-standing researcher who can cope with contemporary issues from an interdisciplinary standpoint or those who aim to work in high-level educational professions and researching activities.

 With the above ideal students in mind, we administer general entrance examinations and entrance examinations for overseas students and make selections of graduate students.

 Descriptions and levels of knowledge or other qualities required are:
 - to have acquired high-level skills in philosophical thinking; and
 - to have acquired the ability to conduct high-level researches on the understanding of other cultures, and peace and the environment.

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