Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies
Research Proposal (APS / ICP)
All students planning to write a Master’s Thesis must submit a research proposal for approval before beginning research. Those who plan to submit a
Research Report are also highly encouraged to submit a proposal, although submission is not required. Submissions should be typed, not handwritten.
NOTE: Typically, the Research Proposal is submitted when the student registers for Research Project II (2nd Semester); HOWEVER those who intend to
complete their studies in 1 year (incl. Indonesia Linkage Program) and those in the Contemporary Japan Studies Program should submit their proposal in the
1st semester, when registered for Research Project I. See the Research Proposal Q&A on the Graduate homepage for details.
Student ID Number: 51208000 Year of Enrollment: 2008 Spring Fall
Name: LAST, First Middle Name Length of Study: 1.5 year(s)
(as shown on ID)
Major & Division / Program:
Major Division (ICP only) Select Program (APS/ICP)
APS your Contemporary Japan Studies
International Public Administration (IPA) length of Public Health Management
Environmental Policy & Administration (EPA) study from Indonesia Linkage
ICP the drop
Tourism Policy & Administration (TPA) IMAT
Development Economics (DE) menu
Title: Title of my Master's Thesis
This Thesis will cover the basic hospital management theory proposed by Dr. So-and-so, and its application to a
small clinic in Beppu.
1. Abstract and questions about this theory. For example, comparison between the clinic in Beppu and the hospital
in which the theory was originally based.
2. Background information on the clinic in Beppu
a.) When established
b.) No. of employees
c.) Departments and No. of patients
3. Raw Data
a.) type of questions / surveys conducted
b.) number surveyed
c.) possible survey flaws / errors
d.) evaluation of data
4. Application of the theory and results
*The summary should be a brief (concise) outline of your topic. A separate summary may be attached if it does not fit in the above space; however, at the very least a bulleted
outline must be completed within this form. Please see the example on the Graduate homepage for reference.
Supervisor Name: PHM Professor Supervisor Signature: Date: / /
Approval Office Use Only
Thesis Committee Chair: Date: / /
GSA Dean: Date: / /