Master's Theses / Doctoral Dissertations for UTIPE students

 

Evaluation criteria for conferring degrees and the submission of Master’s theses and Doctoral dissertations in the Graduate School of Economics are as follows:

 

I. Criteria for conferring a degree

 

Master’s program: A thesis submitted by a candidate that indicates a discovery and demonstration of a significant research topic in a specialized field of economics and business management. The candidate is considered to possess the ability to carry out research activities in their chosen field or the ability to assume responsibilities in a profession in which highly specialized knowledge is required.

 

Doctoral program: A dissertation submitted by a candidate that has sufficient academic value in the specialized field of economics and business management. The candidate is considered to possess the ability to carry out research activities in their chosen field as an independent researcher.

 

II. In Writing Master’s theses/ Doctoral dissertations

 

When you write a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation, you should keep in mind your moral responsibility toward it.  You should also read through the following “Guidelines for Writing Research Papers and Theses” and “Code of Conduct for Scientific Research” carefully and make a signed statement that you will observe the rules including those stipulated in them when you submit your master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation.

 

Guidelines for Writing Research Papers and Theses

 

Code of Conduct for Scientific Research (in Japanese)

 

III. Submission of dissertation

 

Master’s program

 

Students who wish to submit a master’s thesis must be enrolled in a master’s program for more than one year and have earned 16 or more credits as stipulated in Article 9 of “The University of Tokyo Rules for the Graduate School of Economics.” A student who wishes to have the length of their program reduced should refer to Article 20 of “The University of Tokyo Rules for the Graduate School of Economics” and must consult the Graduate School Office.

 

Submission period
Registration of dissertation title: Early November (April Enrolment) / early May (September Enrolment) of each academic year.

Master’s theses: Early January (April Enrolment)/ late June (September Enrolment) of each academic year.
※ UTIPE Students must write theses in English

 

Procedures
Please read the notice and obtain the forms from given links below.(Do not write by hand.)
* Notice (Please read well)
* Master's Thesis Title Registration (Excel Form)
[To revise the title, use this form.]
* Career Path Report Form (WORD file)
* Name Registration Form (PDF file)
* Pledge (PDF file)

Supervisors
Students in a master’s program must submit a request naming the supervisor of his/her choice during the winter semester (April Enrolment) / the summer semester (September Enrolment) of their first year. The Education Council will review the request and designate a supervisor by the end of March (April Enrolment) / September (September Enrolment). Some supervisors may have designated prerequisite courses for accepting a request for supervision. Refer to the notice board before registering.

 

Doctoral program

 

Students who wish to submit a doctoral dissertation must be enrolled in a doctoral program for more than two years and have earned the required number of credits (10 credits) or more as stipulated in Article 10 of “The University of Tokyo Rules for the Graduate School of Economics.” The students also must complete and earn 4 credits or more for Research Guidance as listed in the appendix of “The University of Tokyo Rules for the Graduate School of Economics.” A student who wishes to have the program length reduced should refer to Article 20 of “The University of Tokyo Rules for the Graduate School of Economics” and must consult the Graduate School Office.

 

Submission period
Registration of dissertation title: Up to two months before the submission of the dissertation. (Registration is valid for four months.)
Doctoral dissertation: Not specified but submit before the end of designated month if you plan to earn a doctorate degree within the same academic year.
[April enrollment] By the end of November
[September enrollment] By the end of April
※ UTIPE Students must write theses in English

 

Procedures
Please read the notice.
* Notice
* Doctoral Dissertation Title Registration Form
* Curriculum Vitae (Japanese)
* List of Previous Publications and Related Papers (Japanese)
* Pledge

* The Guideline for submission and other official forms are available at the Graduate School Office.

 

Submission of a dissertation by the student under “Withdrawal from the Doctoral Program with the Completion of Course requirements” status:
Students who have left the school after satisfying the required period of attendance for the completion of a doctoral program, earned the required credits and completed the Research Guidance may submit a dissertation for a review and sit the final examination within three years of withdrawal according to Article 4, Paragraph 2 of the Rules on Academic Degrees. The dissertation shall be examined accordingly with no difference to the current enrolled students.