What will I learn?

Psychological Studies provides a broad understanding of psychology as the science of human behavior and of its underlying mental processes, while uniquely focusing on cross-cultural and Asian issues. Foundation courses such as developmental, clinical, social, cognitive, and organizational psychology develop students’ skills in critical thinking, research methodology, and research writing, and broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of pertinent cross-cultural and Asian issues. Students must participate in either an internship or a research project, both of which culminate in a final paper.

The Psychological Studies major is designed to promote a broad understanding of human behavior and the affective and cognitive processes that underlie it from the perspective of psychology as a science and a profession. In addition to introductory courses, the study of statistics and research methodology will prepare students to deal with the wealth of research-based knowledge they will encounter as they develop a strong foundation in basic and applied areas of psychology. The research or internship option rounds out the Psychological Studies majors' experiences as they complete advanced electives. Unique to TUJ's Psychological Studies major is its focus on cross-cultural issues, with special emphasis on Asia and the U.S.

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 123 credits)

Tuition fees
¥1,044,800 for 22 credits; Application Fee of ¥20,600 as a part of the Advance Payment
Start date

Expected September 2020


Temple University - Japan Campus

2-8-12 Minami Azabu,



Kanto region,

106-0047, Japan

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Have graduated or will graduate from an accredited secondary or high school, or
  • Have completed or will complete an IB diploma or GCE A Level program, or
  • Possess a GED (General Education Development) certificate, Kosotsu Nintei Shiken (formerly Daiken), or its equivalent. (Applicants are recommended to apply with at least 15 college-level semester credits to strengthen their application.)

Minimum score from a test taken no earlier than two years before the date of application to TUJ:

TOEFL: PBT 550 / iBT 79, or
IELTS (Academic): 6.0, or
PTE (Academic): 53