Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba

Educational Guidelines of our "Policy and Planning Sciences"

In "Policy and Planning Sciences" Programs, we have established the following 5 educational focuses based on two methodological cycles of researches; one is Social System Cycle for deductive understanding of a social phenomena, and the other is Data Analysis Cycle for inductive understanding of a social phenomena.

Understanding Social Phenomena

The ability to deductively understand of social phenomena through theory and experiential measurement.

Data Analysis

The ability to inductively understand social phenomena through data analysis.

System Design

The ability to design and restructure social systems based on understanding of social phenomena.

Experiments and Proposals

The ability to create concrete policy proposals and design social experiments based on system design.

Measurement and Evaluation

The ability to deepen both deductive and inductive understanding of social phenomena by measuring and evaluating social experiments and policy proposals.

Social System Cycle and Data Analysis Cycle

Degree Policy about Master of Science in Policy and Planning Sciences

We grant the degree of Master of Science in Policy and Planning Sciences to those who are acknowledged to have achieved the Master level, and having satisfied the requirements set by the Academic Guidelines of the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba, and are acknowledged to have proposed an excellent thesis in the field of Policy and Planning Science, systematically pursued relevant research, achieved a result appropriate to the degree of Master, and submitted the result in a properly constructed dissertation.

Degree Policy about Ph.D. in Policy and Planning Sciences

We grant the degree of Ph.D. in Policy and Planning Sciences to those who are acknowledged to have achieved the Doctor level, and having satisfied the requirements set by the Academic Guidelines of the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba, andare acknowledged to have proposed an excellent thesis in the field of Policy and Planning Science, systematically pursued relevant research, achieved a result appropriate to the degree of Master, and submitted the result in a properly constructed dissertation. In the Second Term Doctoral Program, special emphasis is placed on having acquired the ability to independently discover and formulate problems.

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