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Research and Thesis

Thesis defense schedule

UPDATED on 2020/04/01

Thesis defense schedule 2020

March graduates

  • November
    Submission of application documents
    The beginning of January
    Submission of Thesis
    The middle of January
    Defense and Final examination
    The end of January
    Only in case replacement is needed; Submission of Gist and Thesis
    March
    Award of degree

September graduates

  • June
    Submission of application documents
    The beginning of July
    Submission of Thesis
    The middle of August
    Defense and Final examination
    The end of August
    Only in case replacement is needed; Submission of Gist and Thesis
    September
    Award of degree

Thesis defense Application guideline and documents

Thesis defense application guideline

Thesis defense application guideline

Thesis defense application documents

  1. (1) Request for Master’s Degree Thesis Assessment (1 copy)
  2. (2) Curriculum Vitae (1 copy+Word data)
    sample_Curriculum Vitae (sample)
  3. (3) The Gist of Master’s Thesis (5 copies+Word data)
  4. (4) Screening Committee Candidacy Form (1 copy)
  5. (5) Preferred dates for the thesis examination (1 copy)
  6. (6) Confirmation Form for Master’s Degree Recorded Items (1 copy+Word data)
  7. (7) Confirmation (1 copy)
  8. (8) Career Sheet‎ (1 copy)*Japanese student only

Place for submission

JD & MPH Unit
International Exchange Section
4th floor of the building 1

  1. (9) Master's Thesis (Single thesis) (5 copies+PDF data)
    1. Cover
    2. How to include references in thesis
    3. Master’s Thesis Guidelines
  2. (10) Master’s Thesis confirmation form (1 copy)

Place for submission

Thesis and Dissertation Team Educational Planning Section 1st floor of the building 1

Frequently asked questions(FAQs)on Thesis defense

Q.When can I know result of the final thesis defense?
Defense result will be deliberated in committee to finalize on March for March graduates / September for September graduates. After that, students will be notified via email from Thesis and Dissertation Team.
Q.How can I receive my diploma if I cannot attend the graduation ceremony?
There are two options;
1.Receive it at Thesis and Dissertation Team, 1st floor of the building 1
2. Ask a substitute to receive it instead of you providing that you cannot visit TMDU.
Please ask Thesis and Dissertation Team at first.
Remember that you must return your student ID cards in any cases.
Q.I would like to submit my paper for an academic journal and use the same paper for my final dissertation. Is it possible and is there any limitation on the number of pages for the dissertation?
You can submit your paper for an academic journal as your dissertation. Same paper is fine.
Q.I would like to know the exact deadline for the final dissertation and if there is a separate deadline for submission of the abstract and the final paper.
Please check the actual schedule on the website.
There are two deadline for submission of the abstract and the final paper separately.
Q.Can the research practicum be done in Japan or an international public health setting?
You can do it in Japan or in their own country, or other country based on your preference.
Q.What is the funding available to the students to conduct their Masters thesis? And what is the average amount required to conduct the Masters Thesis at TMDU?
It is self-funded. The total amount would be at least 3 million if you wish to live in Japan, but depends on your living status.