Graduate School of Disaster Resilience and Governance

Admission Policy

Admission Policy

First semester of doctoral program (Master’s program)

Ideal candidates

Those who have graduated from a specialized field such as public administration, economics, urban planning, architecture, sociology, psychology, pedagogy and informatics in this university, another university or another graduate school, and who expect to play an active role as a specialist of disaster resilience in the future are eligible. Studies related to disaster resilience are highly-diversified; therefore, we seek graduated students motivated to study disaster resilience from various angles based on their basic knowledge acquired from their study in their undergraduate course. We also seek mature students who desire to study theories and practice regarding disaster resilience based on their work experience. The ratio of the number of general students and mature students will be approximately half and half. With such ratio, we aim to create an educational research environment where students with various backgrounds mix together and study hard by competing with each other.

  1. Person who sufficiently understands philosophy and education (objectives and contents) of this graduate school
  2. Person who is willing to study to expand his/her ability with a strong purpose such as being responsible for the next generation and contributing to society
  3. Person with aptitude suitable for his/her desired and specialized field such as logical thinking and the ability of expressiveness

Admission policy

  1. Knowledge / skills
    Students are expected to have expertise and education equivalent to bachelor’s degree, as well as to be equipped with knowledge and skills that are required to explain the process and results of their ideas and decisions.
  2. Ability to think, to judge and to express
    Students are expected to have the ability to understand equivalent to bachelor’s degree to carry out given tasks, as well as the ability to communicate and to perform presentations to express their own ideas.
  3. Independency, diversity and cooperativity
    In addition to being conscious of their own research tasks and having the will to tackle their research tasks independently, students are expected to have an interest in various cultures and values, and to have the will to contribute to the local area by cooperating with various people.

Second semester of doctoral program

Ideal candidate students

Those who have completed the first semester of doctoral program of this graduate school and obtained the master’s degree, or who obtained a master’s degree in a specialized field such as public administration, economics, urban planning, architecture, sociology, psychology, pedagogy and informatics in another graduate school of this university or another graduate school, and who expect to play an active role as a specialist of disaster resilience in the future are eligible. Studies related to disaster resilience are highly-diversified; therefore, we seek graduated students motivated to study disaster resilience from various angles based on their specialized knowledge acquired from their study in their graduate school. We also seek mature students with the academic ability equivalent to or higher than master’s degree and with a desire to theorize disaster resilience based on their work experience.

Ideal candidate students are as follows:

  1. Person who understood four domains at the first semester of doctoral program in the graduate school, and has the will to establish a theory regarding disaster resilience and governance based on the four domains
  2. Person who has a sufficient track record of working in a field related to disaster resilience and governance in public administration, company, NPO, research institution, etc. and has the will to theorize and systemize his/her knowledge
  3. Person who understands international disaster reduction cooperation, and has good knowledge of English and the will to play an active role internationally

Admission policy

  1. Knowledge / skills
    Students are expected to have expertise and education regarding disaster resilience and governance equivalent to the level of completing master’s program, as well as to be equipped with knowledge and skills that are required to explain the process and results of their ideas and decisions.
  2. Ability to think, to judge and to express
    Students are expected to have the ability to understand equivalent to the level of completing master’s program to research their tasks, as well as the ability to communicate, to perform presentations and to write to express their own ideas.
  3. Independence, diversity and originality
    In addition to being conscious of their own research tasks and having the will to tackle their research tasks independently, students are expected to have the ability to respect various cultures and values, and to reflect such factors in their creative research.
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