Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies Faculty of Human-Environment Studies Kyushu University

Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies is seeking students who:

wish to become researchers and advanced professionals with an interdisciplinary perspective and achieve a cutting-edge and leading role in the creation of a coexistent society in the modern era.
are interested in practical and empirical sciences including fieldwork.
aspire to research from aspects of culture, society, education, psychology, and space, and solve issues surrounding the human environment.
wish to research deeper into the fields of psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, education, health and sport sciences, and architecture.

Basic Admission Policy

Everyone knows that, generally speaking, a graduate school requires students to have a certain level of academic skills, but we also expect students to be highly motivated and willing to participate in pioneering human-environment studies once they are enrolled. That is to say, we seek students who have an indomitable spirit to help them face the various difficulties they will confront in their research.

The admission policies of each department are as follows.

Department of Urban Design, Planning and Disaster Management

The Master’s Program
Urban Design Course

This program is seeking students who have the following skills.

  • Students who have a basic expertise knowledge about architecture and urban design and have a broad interest ranging from engineering technology to the humanities, such as society, culture, and art.
  • Students who have an inquisitive mind to find a topic and the imagination to find a solution.
  • Students who are creative and able to make a new proposal with their acquired knowledge.
  • Students who can explain their thoughts succinctly and can persuade other people with abilities of expression and adjustment.
  • Students who have adequate language skill to play an active role in international society and are able to deal with various kinds of situations.
Urban Disaster Management Course

This program is seeking students who have the following skills.

  • Students who have a basic expertise knowledge about architecture and urban design and have a broad interest ranging from engineering technology to the humanities, such as society, culture, and art.
  • Students who have an inquisitive mind to find a topic and the imagination to find a solution.
  • Students who are creative and able to make a new proposal with their acquired knowledge.
  • Students who can explain their thoughts succinctly and can persuade other people with abilities of expression and adjustment.
  • Students who have adequate language skill to play an active role in international society and are able to deal with various kinds of situations.
International Master’s Course in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Systems

We are looking for students who wish to improve in these areas:

  • A bird’s eye view that enables understanding of a variety of areas concerning sustainment, not just the specialized fields of cities and buildings
  • International ability enabling cooperation while communicating actively on an international level
  • Practical skills enabling proposal of practical methods to resolve individual issues in each field based on a high level of expertise
The Ph.D. Program
Urban Design, Planning and Disaster Management Course

This program is seeking students who have the following skills.

  • Students who have a basic expertise knowledge about architecture and urban design and have a broad interest ranging from engineering technology to the humanities, such as society, culture, and art.
  • Students who have an inquisitive mind to find a topic and the imagination to find a solution.
  • Students who are creative and able to make a new proposal with their acquired knowledge.
  • Students who can explain their thoughts succinctly and can persuade other people with abilities of expression and adjustment.
  • Students who have adequate language skill to play an active role in international society and are able to deal with various kinds of situations.
International Doctoral Course in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Systems

This major seeks students with the below capabilities. It is also important to not just have all skills in proper balance, but to also have outstanding abilities not normally seen in people

  • Interest and expertise in a wide range of fields from hard engineering technology to soft social, cultural and artistic fields
  • A forward looking desire to regularly work toward becoming an expert and the mental strength to continue with it
  • An inquiring mind to independently discover problems and the imagination to solve them
  • The creativity to craft new proposals using knowledge gained
  • The expressive ability and flexibility to persuade people by explaining one’s own thoughts in an easy to understand fashion
  • The language ability to work in an international setting and the ability to respond to a wide variety of situations

Department of Clinical Psychology and Community Studies

The Master’s Program
Supervisory Training and Research Course in Clinical Psychology

As administration policies, we are looking for the students with qualities below:

  • Those who have acquired psychology and clinical psychology basic knowledge that should be learnt in undergraduate level.
  • Those who have studied necessary statistics and research methodology in psychology for clinical psychology research.
  • Those who have interest on various social issues from clinical psychology perspectives with direction to acquire basic research abilities.
  • Those who have the direction to become clinical psychologist by cultivating personal qualities and professional skills in order to be able to contribute to society.
Community Studies Course

The below is expected of students enrolling in the program:

  • The drive to make independent progress in working on issues
  • Cooperativeness to work with others to resolve issues
  • Giving potential to a variety of approaches to resolve issues
  • The will to contribute independently to the development of symbiotic sociology
  • Making returns to society from the perspective of symbiotic sociology
The Ph.D. Program
Supervisory Training and Research Course in Clinical Psychology

As administration policies, we are looking for the students with qualities below:

  • Those who have acquired the basic psychology and clinical psychology knowledge that ought to be learnt in Masters program.
  • Those who have acquired the abilities necessary in completing academic thesis related to clinical psychology study.
  • Those who have concerns on various social issues from clinical psychology perspectives with aims to acquire high level research abilities.
  • Those who aim to possibly become researcher and educator in accomplishing the roles as pioneer in the field of clinical psychology.
Community Studies Course

The following points are expected of students enrolled in this program.

  • The initiative to make independent progress in working on issues and the practical drive to work on an international level
  • Cooperativeness to work with others to resolve issues and team management ability
  • Giving potential to a wide variety of approaches in the solving of problems from accumulated knowledge and exchange with others
  • The drive to contribute oneself to symbiotic sociology
  • Making returns and contributions to society from the perspective of symbiotic sociology
  • The ability to comprehensively grasp and express high-level specialized knowledge
  • The ability to thoroughly scrutinize the details of a problem, present and execute methods for their resolution, lead teams and train junior-level people

Department of Behavior and Health Sciences

The Master’s Program
Psychology Course

The Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Psychology seek prospective students who are highly motivated to become a higly-trained psychological scientist and/or professional who investigates human mind and behavior, using approaches in psychology and/or its related fields. In the selection process, applicants are evaluated for their basic knowledge and research methods of psychology, proficiency of English language, and the performance of their presentation on a thesis (i.e., graduation thesis or a master’s thesis for the Master’s or the Doctoral Program) and research plan after enrollment, followed by the question and answer session.

Health and Sport Sciences Course

We seek students who possess a deep interest in human health behavior and sports and physical exercise, who aspire to become high-level specialists elucidating the human body and the structure and workings of the human mental state through research methods developed in the health, sports and physical exercise sciences.

The Ph.D. Program
Psychology Course

The Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree Programs in the behavioral systems major psychology course demand students who aim to become researchers and high-level experts to elucidate the structure of human behavior through researching such behavior including mainly human mental activity and an approach cultivated in psychology and related fields. In addition to psychological basic knowledge and research methods and an English language test, the selection process also emphasizes oral exams conducted based upon research planning and a thesis (a graduation thesis for the Master’s Degree Program entrance exam and a master’s thesis for the Doctoral Program). The applicant’s ability and aptitude is judged by asking them what kind of research they will conduct after enrollment and then by a question and answer session.

Health and Sport Sciences Course

We seek students who possess a deep interest in human health behavior and sports and physical exercise, who aspire to become researchers elucidating the human body and the structure and workings of the human mental state through research methods developed in the health, sports and physical exercise sciences.

Department of Education

The Master’s Program
Course in Systems of Contemporary Educational Practices /
Course in Systems of Comprehensive Human Formation

We aim to recruit students with a strong academic grounding who are interested in pursuing original and, where appropriate, interdisciplinary research into all aspects of education.

For the Course in Comprehensive Human Development, we seek students with an interest in any aspects of learning or psychology, as these relate not just to the experience of formal education, but to the whole range of societal and other influences.. The Course in Educational Systems seeks to attract students interested in investigating various aspects of the instructional process and the institutions through which it is mediated. In addition to formal schooling or college education, these may include the home or the various channels through which ‘lifelong learning’ is pursued.

Selection of students is based on evidence of proficiency in foreign languages, as well as an examination relating to the chosen field of specialization. There is also an oral exam focusing upon candidates’ proposed research plans and previous record of academic research.

The Ph.D. Program
Educational Studies Course

We seek students with an interest in and potential for becoming independent and critical researchers into various aspects of education, learning and human development. Research pursued by doctoral students in the Education Department may relate not only to teaching and learning in formal educational institutions (schools, colleges, etc.), but also to learning – in all its forms – that occurs in any social context. We will also consider research proposals that address social phenomena related to education, such as state projects of political socialization conducted through public propaganda, museums, and various other media.

Selection of students is based partly on evidence of proficiency in foreign languages. There is also an oral exam focusing upon candidates’ proposed research plans and previous record of academic research.

Department of Architecture

The Master’s Program
Course in Architectural Planning and History /
Course in Environmental Design and Control in Architecture /
Architectural Structures and Materials Course

This program is seeking students who have the following skills. We think that it is significant to have not only balanced skills but also outstanding skill which no one ever had.

  • Students who have a basic expertise knowledge about architecture and urban design and have a broad interest ranging from engineering technology to the humanities, such as society, culture, and art.
  • Students who have an inquisitive mind to find a topic and the imagination to find a solution.
  • Students who are creative and able to make a new proposal with their acquired knowledge.
  • Students who can explain their thoughts succinctly and can persuade other people with abilities of expression and adjustment.
  • Students who have adequate language skill to play an active role in international society and are able to deal with various kinds of situations.
International Master’s Course in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Systems

We are looking for students who wish to improve in these areas:

  • A bird’s eye view that enables understanding of a variety of areas concerning sustainment, not just the specialized fields of cities and buildings
  • International ability enabling cooperation while communicating actively on an international level
  • Practical skills enabling proposal of practical methods to resolve individual issues in each field based on a high level of expertise
The Ph.D. Program
Course in Architectural Planning and History /
Course in Environmental Design and Control in Architecture /
Architectural Structures and Materials Course

This program is seeking students who have the following skills. We think that it is significant to have not only balanced skills but also outstanding skill which no one ever had.

  • Students who have a basic expertise knowledge about architecture and urban design and have a broad interest ranging from engineering technology to the humanities, such as society, culture, and art.
  • Students who have an inquisitive mind to find a topic and the imagination to find a solution.
  • Students who are creative and able to make a new proposal with their acquired knowledge.
  • Students who can explain their thoughts succinctly and can persuade other people with abilities of expression and adjustment.
  • Students who have adequate language skill to play an active role in international society and are able to deal with various kinds of situations.
International Doctoral Course in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Systems

This major seeks students with the below capabilities. It is also important to not just have all skills in proper balance, but to also have outstanding abilities not normally seen in people

  • Interest and expertise in a wide range of fields from hard engineering technology to soft social, cultural and artistic fields
  • A forward looking desire to regularly work toward becoming an expert and the mental strength to continue with it
  • An inquiring mind to independently discover problems and the imagination to solve them
  • The creativity to craft new proposals using knowledge gained
  • The expressive ability and flexibility to persuade people by explaining one’s own thoughts in an easy to understand fashion
  • The language ability to work in an international setting and the ability to respond to a wide variety of situations

Department of Clinical Psychology Practice (Professional Graduate School)

Professional Graduate School of Applied Clinical Psychology

The Department of Clinical Psychology Practice seeks students who wish to be advanced clinical psychologists who can immediately handle various actual situations in clinical psychology, while deepening collaboration with related persons/organizations during the program.

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