How to contact to faculty
To those who are considering to attend our Graduate School
Applicants (English-based) must consult with their prospective academic advisors before applying to the Graduate School of Policy Science.
At the Graduate School of Policy Science, the email addresses of the faculty members are not made open to the public. Please inform the administrative office regarding your choice of faculty member in advance. The administrative office will transfer your message to each faculty member accordingly.
Searching for the backgrounds of the faculty members
Firstly, please search for the name of the faculty member of the Graduate School of Policy Science in the academic database below. Please read their papers and other materials to understand each member’s research topic and discipline.
Sending a message to the Administrative Office
Secondly, please send a message to the Administrative Office of Graduate School of Policy Science (gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp) with the following contents.
* Please replace (at) with @.
- Courses you wish to apply for (Master’s Program/Doctoral Program)
- Month of Entrance Examination (Document Screening)
- Expected Month of Enrollment
- Admission Method
- Place of Residency (Country Name)
- Name of the faculty member you wish to contact
- Your research proposal at the Graduate School
- Your CV, your major and topic of undergraduate thesis (note: if you wish to be a doctoral student at our graduate school, please inform us of the topic of your master thesis)
- Items that you would like to consult us before applying
Each faculty member will respond to your message accordingly.
If you would like to discuss which professor should be your academic supervisor, please fill in
the name(s) of the faculty member or leave it blank in: 6). Please indicate this in 9) and send it to us.
The Associate Dean of the Graduate School will consult with you.
In principle, Professors and Associate Professors provide direct guidance to master program students, while Fixed-term Teaching Staff (“Tokubetsu Ninyo” Professor and “Tokumei” Professor) assist with guidance in the same research areas; however, there are some of the Fixed-term Teaching Staff who can provide direct guidance. We ask that you please consult the administrative office in advance for details.
In principle, only Professors provide direct guidance to doctoral students, while Associate Professors and Fixed-term Teaching Staff (“Tokubetsu Ninyo” Professor and “Tokumei” Professor) assist with guidance in the same research area, however, some of the Fixed-term Teaching Staff are able to supervise doctoral students directly.
Starting with students enrolled in the spring semester of 2024, direct guidance of doctoral students can also be provided by Associate Professors. For more information, please contact the administrative office in advance.
Please note that Assistant Professors cannot be your supervisors in the graduate school.