Based on the Meiji Gakuin University Graduate School’s Policy regarding Admission of New Students, the Graduate School of Psychology has established the following “Policy regarding Admission of New Students” in accordance with the “Policy regarding Course Completion & Degree Conferment” and “Policy regarding Curriculum Formulation and Implementation” of the school and its various majors, reflecting their respective Human Resource Development Aims and Educational Goals.
The Graduate School of Psychology Policy regarding Admission of New Students is established for each of the school’s majors.
Major of Psychology
Master’s and Doctoral Programs
- Applicant Criteria
- Demonstrates the fundamental knowledge and skills, reasoning, judgment and expression abilities acquired at the undergraduate level (or master’s level for doctoral programs) and required to engage in high-level research in psychology.
- Understands the university’s educational philosophy of “Do for Others”, possesses a keen insight into the various issues arising in present-day society, as well as the ambition and potential to contribute to an inclusive society through advanced psychology research at the Graduate School as an educational researcher or high-level specialized professional.
- Possesses an interest in the nature of people, along with the ambition and relevant fundamental qualities to pursue research and practice in specialized fields of psychology, and to demonstrate this specialization through one’s profession.
- Possesses fundamental learning in psychology through an undergraduate course (or master’s course for doctoral programs), an interest in higher-level psychology specializations, as well as a strong desire to become a researcher or practitioner with knowledge of psychology theories and practice.
- Basic Policy for Selection of Students
Assess whether an applicant possesses the fundamental abilities, ambition and qualities outlined in “Applicant Criteria” above.
- Types of Student Selection and Evaluation Methods
- Student selection is based on written examinations and interviews, or interviews only, evaluated according to the “Basic Policy for Selection of Students”.
- Written examinations focus on assessing the fundamental academic abilities acquired at the undergraduate level (or master’s level for doctoral programs).
Interviews focus on evaluating the ambition and qualities needed to contribute to society as an educational researcher or high-level specialized professional.