Those studying in relevant disciplines who have already obtained a PhD, are in the process of obtaining one, or have a Master's degree. PEM candidates may come from inside Tohoku University or transfer from other institutions.
By relevant disciplines we mean a topic that can be supervised within the group of eight graduate school departments or divisions, listed below.
- Agricultural Science: Division of Biological Resource Science
- Agricultural Science: Division of Life Sciences
- Economics and Management
Engineering: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering