Criteria for PhD Degree

The Department of Physiological Science offers degrees for those students who are recognized to be capable of performing researches on their own initiatives in the field of physiological sciences. Academic degree is mainly assessed by PhD thesis, but the thesis needs to include new and high-level achievement which will essentially contribute to the development of the field concerned. In particular, refereed academic paper or research which is deemed to be equivalent to the paper, are intended. In addition, deep academic knowledge with panoramic view of the field concerned, prolific imagination that is capable of looking toward the future, sincere attitude to life phenomena and morality as a researcher are required.