Admissions

DrPH Admission Information

Eligibility

All candidates must meet both of the following conditions

  • A Master of Public Health (MPH) or its equivalent
  • At least 3 years of full-time experience in public health or in a relevant discipline

NOTE: If you would like to confirm whether your degree and/or work experiences are applicable to the eligibility for the DrPH program, please contact the administrative office for clarification in advance.

Admission Procedure Schedule

The Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Public Health will accept students for fall admission in addition to spring admission from the academic year of 2021.

Admission Schedule for Spring Enrollment

NOTES:
- Applications by non-Japanese candidate living outside of Japan are accepted only in the first block due to the necessary time for the VISA procedures.
- Applications from overseas must arrive at least on the last day of each application period.

Spring Enrollment First Block

Application Period
August 3 (Mon) - August 28, 2020 (Fri) (postmarked by Aug 28)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
September 7, 2020 (Mon)
Admission Examination
September 26, 2020 (Sat) or September 27, 2020 (Sun)
Results Notification October 5, 2020 (Mon)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee: October 6 (Tue) - October 30, 2020 (Fri)
Payment of Tuition and Facility Maintenance Fee: December 11, 2020 (Fri)

 

Spring Enrollment Second Block

Application Period
December 21, 2020 (Mon) - January 12, 2021 (Tue) (postmarked by Jan 12)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
January 18, 2021(Mon)
Admission Examination
January 24, 2021 (Sun) oJanuary 25, 2021 (Mon)
Results Notification February 1, 2021 (Mon)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee, Tuition, and Facility Maintenance Fee:
February 2 (Tue) - February 26, 2021 (Fri)

 

Spring Enrollment Third Block

Application Period
January 27 (Wed) - February 12, 2021 (Fri) (postmarked by Feb 12)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
February 19, 2021 (Fri)
Admission Examination
February 27, 2021 (Sat)
Results Notification March 2, 2021 (Tue)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee, Tuition, and Facility Maintenance Fee:
March 3 (Wed) - March 12, 2021 (Fri)

 

Admission Schedule for Fall Enrollment

NOTES:
- Applications by non-Japanese candidate living outside of Japan are accepted only in the first block due to the necessary time for the VISA procedures.
- Applications from overseas must arrive at least on the last day of each application period.

Fall Enrollment First Block

Application Period
January 27 (Wed) - February 12, 2021 (Fri) (postmarked by Feb 12)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
February 19, 2021 (Fri)
Admission Examination
February 27, 2021 (Sat)
Results Notification March 2, 2021 (Tue)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee: March 3 (Wed) - March 26, 2021 (Fri)
Tuition and 
Facility Maintenance Fee: April 1 (Thu) - April 23, 2021 (Fri)

 

Fall Enrollment Second Block

Application Period
May 24, 2021 (Mon) - June 11, 2021 (Fri) (postmarked by Jun 11)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
June 18, 2021(Fri)
Admission Examination
June 26, 2021 (Sat)
Results Notification July 1, 2021 (Thu)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee, Tuition, and Facility Maintenance Fee:
July 2 (Fri) - July 30, 2021 (Fri)

 

Application Documents

  1. Application Form Statement of Purpose Summary of Master’s Thesis, Capstone Project, or Research Conducted in Master Program (200 - 300 words) Research Proposal (300 - 500 words)
  2. Two or more Letters of Recommendation (in Japanese or English)
  3. Official Academic Transcript
  4. Certificate of Completion / Graduation of past degrees
  5. Proof of English Proficiency (Optional for 2021 Admissions)

    Taken within 3years from the date of filing
    Waiver for graduates of English-based programs

  • Please see the Admission Guide for details.

Application Fee

40,000 JPY

Admission Guide and Forms (2021 Admissions)

[Spring Enrollment] Admission Guide

English / Japanese
[Fall Enrollment] Admission Guide  English / Japanese
Application Form English / Japanese
Letter of Recommendation
(in English or Japanese)
English / Japanese
Examination Ticket English and Japanese
Proof of Application Fee Payment English and Japanese