University Diploma Policy
Based on the three founding principles of Musashi Academy, Musashi University has established the core educational goal of “Fusing knowledge and practice”—that is, university education aimed at Independence, Dialogue, and Practice. In addition, the University’s new vision calls for “Training global citizens with the educational grounding to understand different cultures and build a new future.” The University awards diplomas to students who, as global citizens, have mastered the knowledge, skills, and attitudes described below.
- A thorough knowledge in fields of specialization as well as a broad range of learning based in the liberal arts
- An independent and critical approach to learning based on investigating and thinking on one’s own
- The abilities of dialogue and empathy to enable understanding of different cultures and cooperation with diverse individuals
- The ability to think globally and sufficient practical foreign-language abilities to support this ability.
- The practical abilities to put the results of and approach to learning to use in the real world throughout a lifetime
In the Graduate Program (M.A. Section), a Master’s Degree is awarded to students who have mastered the specialized knowledge and abilities specified for each course in each graduate school and attained the abilities needed to become highly specialized professionals or independent researchers. To earn this degree, students must have been enrolled for the period specified by each graduate school, earned the requisite number of course credits by completing the class subjects specified in the graduate school’s Curriculum Policy, and earned a passing grade on their Master’s theses or special-topic research project.
In the Graduate Program (Ph.D. Section), a degree is awarded to students who have attained the scholarship and ability to carry out independent, advanced research activities with originality in their specialized research domain. To earn this degree, students must have been enrolled for the period specified by each graduate school, earned the requisite number of course credits by completing the class subjects specified in the graduate school’s Curriculum Policy, and earned passing grades in review of their Doctoral theses and final exams.