Sophia University

Admissions Education (M.A. , Ph. D. )

Education (M.A. , Ph. D. )

Overview

Educational science (kyoiku-gaku in Japanese) is a comprehensive field of inquiries addressing complex dimensions of human growth and development. It examines educational phenomena from various perspectives and disciplines, including philosophy, history, sociology, political science, and psychology. One of the strengths of our department lies in its approach to compare policies and practices across different times and locations in order to gain meaningful insights into the nature of education.

Students in our program enjoy a cozy, yet stimulating, environment that challenges them to think critically about issues pertinent to education. A small but very diverse group of approximately 20 students are studying in our Graduate Programs. Our graduate students come from different regions of Japan and from abroad. Our students come with various backgrounds. Some do not have previous experience in educational fields. Everyone’s unique experience is valued in our Programs.

Our Programs are essentially Japanese-language based. However, we accept students who wish to pursue their studies in English in certain fields of education (currently in two fields: Comparative ad International Education, and Education and International Development) by taking English-medium courses in and outside our Graduate Programs, and write their Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertations in English.

For detailed information about our Graduate Programs in Education, please visit our website.

Admissions Information

--Entry Semester: Spring (April)

--Method of Admissions:
<M.A.> Document screening, Written Exam and Interview at the Yotsuya campus (online interview is not available)
<Ph.D.> Document screening and Interview (online interview is available)

Note: Applicants who wish to study in English must contact potencial supervisers who teach courses in English before apply.

Application Schedule for 2020 entry

1. September Examination (MA only)

 
On-line application period
July 8 through July 23, 2019
Application documents submission deadline
July 24, 2019
Issue of the admission ticket
September 10, 2019
Written examination
September 18, 2019
Oral examination
September 18, 2019
Notification of results
10:00 a.m.(JST), September 27, 2019
Letter of acceptance sent
October 4 2019
Matriculation deadline
October 23, 2019

2. February Examination (MA & Ph.D)

 
On-line application period
December 2 through December 20, 2019
Application documents submission deadline
December 23, 2019
Issue of the admission ticket
February 3, 2020
Written examination
February 13, 2020
Oral examination
February 14, 2020
Notification of results
10:00 a.m.(JST), February 20, 2020
Letter of acceptance sent
February 25, 2020
Matriculation deadline
March 6, 2020
 

Application Procedure&Form

Download " Application Booklet 2020 "(390.20 KB)(Abstract version in English*)

Application form for special provision for those with working experience PDF(251.26 KB)/ WORD(22.72 KB)

Go to
On-line Application Website 
   
Graduate Program in Education Official Website
  
 
*The full version (only in Japanese) is available here. 
For further assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 03-3238-3517 or <admission-g-co(at)sophia.ac.jp>

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