There are two Master's programs in TPPS (Tsukuba's Policy and Planning Sciences).

Admission policy of the Master's Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

In the Master's Program in Policy and Planning Sciences, we seek candidates who possess basic engineering skills (mathematics or rigorous reasoning ability), and have acquired basic knowledge of one of the three rings: Financial / Natural Resource Design (Finance & Optimization), Spatial / Environmental Design (Urban Planning), or Organizational / Behavioral Design (Behavioral Science).

Admission policy of the Master's Program in Service Engineering

In the Master's Program in Service Engineering, we seek candidates who possess basic engineering skills (mathematics and rigorous reasoning ability) to be able to apply knowledge and skills of the three rings to service engineering, the ability to collect information in English on service research and practice, and Japanese communication skill required for the master's thesis project which involves industry-government-academia collaboration, as well as enthusiasm for practical research.

Admission Examination of Our Master's Programs

We provide the following examinations concurrently:

For applicants for the general admission examination for the Master's Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

Examination subjects: English, Specialized Subject, and Oral Examination

English TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee's Score Record.
Specialized Subject Choose one from Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra), Microeconomics and Regional Planning at the time of exam.
Oral Examination:Individual Interview Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision. Questionnaire (10min): Questions will be asked from the interviewer.

For applicants for special selection of working individuals examination for the Master's Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

Examination subjects: Oral Examination

Oral Examination:Individual Interview Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision. Questionnaire (15min): The interviewer will ask questions to check your ability to analyze data, such as graphs, maps, or tables, and your general ability to think logically. Questions may refer to the content of your presentation, or to related issues in general.

For applicants for the Master's Program in Service Engineering

Examination subjects: English, Specialized Subject (Mathematics), Oral Examination

English TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee's Score Record.
Specialized Subject:Mathematics Calculus, linear algebra
Oral Examination:Individual Interview Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision. Questionnaire (10min): Questions will be asked from the interviewer.

For applicants for special selection of working individuals examination for the Master's Program in Service Engineering

Examination subjects: Oral Examination

Oral Examination:Individual Interview Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision.
Questionnaire (15min): Questions including your presentation and knowledge about English and Mathematics will be asked from the interviewer.

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