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There is a growing need for highly-trained public health professionals skilled in preventing illness and protecting health in the local, national, and international communities. This program is designed for professionals in various medicine-related fields who intend to incorporate public health skills into their current work and to change their careers. We aimed to equip the students with competence to become tomorrow's public health leaders, educators and researchers, namely, a new generation of public health professionals who help people to achieve healthier life around the world. Students can select either one of two programs, Accelerated Master of Public Health Program or Master of Public Health Program, according to their prior professional experiences, academic backgrounds, and future plans.
- Accelerated Master of Public Health Program: The curricula with 30 credits are designed to develop abilities of key public health skills and to finish in one year. This program includes core coursework of public health such as Biostatics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Public Health Management and Policy, Public Health Practice, and Social and Behavioral Sciences and aims to produce ethically, culturally, and scientifically competent, topnotch public health practitioners. Instead of a master's thesis, each student must conduct a special project, Advanced Exercise on Public Health, in the last term which covers overall cross-disciplinary fields of public health. The Advanced Exercise on Public Health offers the student the opportunity to synthesize both theoretical and practical coursework. Its outcome is assessed by a written report and a final oral presentation near the end of the program.
- Master of Public Health Program: This is a two-year, 30-credit program. The first year mainly involves core coursework of public health such as Biostatics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Public Health Management and Policy, Public Health Practice, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, while the second year is devoted to research on public health. Students who wish to learn more about the methods and research of public health and pursue a PhD are encouraged to select this program. All students must prepare a master's thesis and make an oral presentation to show their competence in research activities.
In order to meet the changing and growing demands of medical sciences, public health, health care and welfare, the curriculum has been structured to accommodate the diversity of student backgrounds. The requirements for students admitted to any of the above program are generally the same. The curriculum is comprised of (1) fundamental subjects, including human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, overview of clinical medicine, overview of social medicine and English in medical science, (2) electives and advanced subjects including all of the basic medical science disciplines, biotechnology, pathology, clinical medicines, sports and health, social medicine, medical welfare, medical information technology, experimental animal sciences, and (3) thesis for the Master’s degree. Total required credit units for graduation are 30 units, most of which have to be finished in the first year. The thesis work should be carried out under the direction of an advisor.
- Entrance fees are 282,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable).
- Supervisor of Your Choice / Exam Subject
- TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
- Research Plan
- Educational Background
- Examination Fees
- (Expected) Graduation Certificate*
- Degree Certificate*
- Academic Transcript*
- Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card
- Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee Statement
- Letter of Approval for Entrance Exam (Form of Your Selection)
- Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student
- Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program