Admission

Educational Courses of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies

The Graduate School of Environmental Studies offers 2 schools: the Department of Environmental Studies for
Advanced Society and the Department of Frontier Sciences for Advanced Environment, the Department of Frontier
Sciences for Advanced Environment consists of three educational courses.

Schools:
  • 1. Department of Environmental Studies for Advanced Society
  • 2. Department of Frontier Sciences for Advanced Environment
Courses of the Department of Frontier Sciences for Advanced Environment
  • 1. Global Environment Materials Science
  • 2. Applied Eco-chemistry
  • 3. Cultural Environmental Studies

* Most of the lectures of these courses above are given in Japanese.
* For information on these courses, see: Education

Requirements for Admission

Master's Program (2 years)

Those who wish to be admitted as graduate students to the Master's Program are required to have completed
undergraduate level education in a college or university either in Japan or abroad, or to be judged as equivalent
to those who have completed undergraduate level education. Applicants are required to pass written and oral
examinations on academic subjects of a specified department, in addition to a foreign language test. A Master of
Interdisciplinary Studies degree is conferred upon those enrolled graduate students who have earned 30 credits
of required course work, submitted a thesis and passed the final examination on the thesis.

Doctoral Program (3 years)

Those who wish to be admitted as graduate students to the Doctoral Program are required to have received a
Master's degree at a college or university in Japan or abroad, a degree equivalent to those who have received a
Master's degree, or to be judged as equivalent to those who have received a Master's degree. They are then
required to pass written and oral examinations on their Master's thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy degree is
conferred upon those enrolled graduate students who have earned 16 credits of required course work, submitted
a thesis and passed the final examination on the thesis.

Academic Calendar

The Graduate School of Environmental Studies has an academic year that is comprised of two semesters,
including spring and summer vacation periods. Consequently, application and admission are possible twice a
year. Closing dates for applications depend on the course commencement date, which are usually in the middle
of June (for October enrollment) and the beginning of January (for April enrollment). The 2015/2016 academic
year is divided as follows:

  • 1st semester: from April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
  • 2nd semester: from October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
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