Faculty of Psychology : Admission Policy

Admission Policy

Based on Meiji Gakuin University’s Policy regarding Admission of New Students, the Faculty of Psychology has established the following “Policy regarding Admission of New Students” in accordance with its “Policy regarding Graduation & Degree Conferment” and “Policy regarding Curriculum Formulation and Implementation”, reflecting the faculty’s Human Resource Development Aims and Educational Goals.

  1. Type of Personnel Sought
    1. Demonstrates the fundamental knowledge and skills, reasoning, judgment and expression abilities that are expected outcomes at the senior high school level and necessary to engage in Faculty of Psychology curricula.
    2. Understands and endorses the university’s educational philosophy of “Do for Others”, possesses an interest in the various issues arising in present-day society, and aspires to contribute to an inclusive society through independent study in Psychology.
    3. Prospective Faculty of Psychology students are expected to understand the faculty’s educational philosophy of “examining the mind, supporting people”, as well as possess the ambition and interests required by the Department of Psychology or Department of Education and Child Development.
  2. Basic Policy for Selection of Students
    Assess whether an applicant possesses the fundamental abilities, ambition and characteristics outlined in “Applicant Criteria” above.
  3. Types of Student Selection and Evaluation Methods
    Student selection is based on general or special entrance examinations, evaluated according to the “Basic Policy for Selection of Students” above.

Department of Psychology

Admission Policy

Based on the Faculty of Psychology Policy regarding Admission of New Students, the Department of Psychology has established the following “Policy regarding Admission of New Students” in accordance with its “Policy regarding Graduation & Degree Conferment” and “Policy regarding Curriculum Formulation and Implementation”, reflecting the department’s Human Resource Development Aims and Educational Goals.

  1. Type of Personnel Sought
    1. Demonstrates the fundamental knowledge and skills, reasoning, judgment and expression abilities that are expected outcomes at the senior high school level and necessary to engage in the Department of Psychology curriculum.
    2. Understands and endorses the university’s educational philosophy of “Do for Others”, possesses an interest in the various issues arising in present-day society, and aspires to contribute to an inclusive society through independent study in Psychology.
    3. Understands the faculty’s educational philosophy of “examining the mind, supporting people” and possesses the ambition to pursue scientific investigation of the mind.
    4. Possesses an interest in creating better human relationships and a better society.
  2. Basic Policy for Selection of Students
  3. Assess whether an applicant possesses the fundamental abilities, ambition and characteristics outlined in “Applicant Criteria” above.
  4. Types of Student Selection and Evaluation Methods
  5. Prospective students may take the All-Faculty Schedule or A Schedule general entrance examinations, or the Meiji Gakuin Admissions Center Entrance Examination. Alternatively, special entrance examinations include the “AO Entrance Examination by Self-Nomination”, “Entrance Examination by Recommendation (Designated School)”, “Entrance Examination by Special Recommendation (Affiliated School)” and “Privately Funded International Student Entrance Examination”. Evaluation methods vary by type of examination, including general written examinations, short essays focusing on expression ability, and interviews assessing qualities and ambitions. These examinations are used to select individuals who will study in the department and be active in society.

Department of Education and Child Development

Admission Policy

Based on the Faculty of Psychology Policy regarding Admission of New Students, the Department of Education and Child Development has established the following “Policy regarding Admission of New Students” in accordance with its “Policy regarding Graduation & Degree Conferment” and “Policy regarding Curriculum Formulation and Implementation”, reflecting the department’s Human Resource Development Aims and Educational Goals.

  1. Type of Personnel Sought
    1. Demonstrates the fundamental knowledge and skills, reasoning, judgment and expression abilities that are expected outcomes at the senior high school level and necessary to engage in the Department of Education and Child Development curriculum.
    2. Understands and endorses the university’s educational philosophy of “Do for Others”, possesses an interest in the various issues arising in present-day society, and aspires to contribute to an inclusive society through independent study in Psychology.
    3. The Department of Education and Child Development seeks prospective students who understand the Faculty of Psychology’s educational philosophy of “examining the mind, supporting people” and, in particular, possess the following characteristics.
      1. Possesses a keen interest in understanding and assisting the minds of children.
      2. Possesses a strong desire to become an elementary school, kindergarten or special needs school teacher.
      3. Possesses an interest in communication with various people, as well as international exchange and volunteer experience.
  2. Basic Policy for Selection of Students
  3. Assess whether an applicant possesses the fundamental abilities, ambition and characteristics outlined in “Applicant Criteria” above.
  4. Types of Student Selection and Evaluation Methods
  5. Prospective students may take the All-Faculty Schedule, A Schedule or B Schedule general entrance examinations, or the Meiji Gakuin Admissions Center Entrance Examination. Alternatively, special entrance examinations include the “AO Entrance Examination by Self-Nomination”, “Entrance Examination by Recommendation (Designated School)”, “Entrance Examination by Special Recommendation (Affiliated School)”, “Mature Age Student Entrance Examination” and “Privately Funded International Student Entrance Examination”. Evaluation methods vary by type of examination, including general written examinations, short essays focusing on expression ability, and interviews assessing qualities and ambitions. These examinations are used to select individuals who will study in the department and be active in society.