Graduate School

Graduate School Overview

Class schedules to suit each student

We have introduced both daytime and nighttime sessions for adults, including those who are currently working. We also take into consideration schedules and facility use, and open the university library outside of regular hours. This allows us to accept students from all walks of life.
The classes for a single year are offered in two semesters--the first semester from April 1 to September 23, and the second semester from September 24 to March 31.

Daytime Evening
4th class period 14:40 to 16:10 6th class period 18:00 to 19:30
5th class period 16:20 to 17:50 7th class period 19:40 to 21:10

Completion Requirements

Master's Programs

Students must be enrolled for at least two years, and earn the specified number of credits (30 credits minimum). For completion of the program to be certified, the student must finish a master's thesis (or equivalent work in place of a thesis) with research guidance, and pass the master's thesis review and final examination.

Doctoral Programs

Students must be enrolled for a total of at least three years, and earn the specified number of credits (8 credits minimum). For completion of the program to be certified, the student must finish a doctoral thesis with research guidance, and pass the doctoral thesis review and final examination. If the doctoral thesis cannot be completed during the period of enrollment, the candidate will retain the right to obtain the program doctorate for three years after leaving the school. If more than three years pass, the candidate will be granted a doctoral degree by thesis only.

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Graduate School of Literature

Master's Program in Japanese Literature and Calligraphic Culture

To examine humanity closely and pass on its wisdom

calligraphic_culture.jpgThe Master's Program in Japanese Literature and Calligraphic Culture has a curriculum combining literature, the voice of the spirit, and calligraphy, the graphical expression of the spirit. The program develops practical researchers and research-oriented practitioners who can play a leading role in responding to an era of spirituality, internationalization and lifelong learning.

Main Classes

Electives Japanese Literature Field Advanced Topics in Ancient Literature A and B, Advanced Topics in Medieval Literature A and B, Advanced Topics in Early Modern Literature A and B, Advanced Topics in Modern Literature A and B, Advanced Topics in Japanese A and B, Advanced Topics in Japanese Language Education, Advanced Topics in Literary Creation and Criticism, Advanced Topics in History of the Sengoku Period
Calligraphic Culture Field Advanced Topics in Calligraphic Art, Advanced Topics in the History of Calligraphy (China, Korea, Japan), Advanced Topics in Kanji Script A and B, Advanced Topics in Kana Script, Advanced Topics in Chowatai Script, Advanced topics in Seal Engraving, Advanced Topics in Lifelong Learning of Calligraphy, Advanced Topics in Design Calligraphy, Research on the Four Treasures of the Study (Brush, Ink, Paper, Ink Stone)
Shared Advanced Topics in Japanese Literature and Calligraphy, Advanced Topics in Japanese Language and Calligraphy, Advanced Topics in Chinese Literature and Calligraphy, Advanced Topics in Oriental Culture and Calligraphy, Advanced Topics in Character Studies, etc.

Main paths after degree completion

Junior high school teacher (Japanese), high school teacher (Japanese, calligraphy), ordinary company, educational institution, government agency, operation of a calligraphy school, etc.

Master's Program in Intercultural Studies

To cultivate people who understand other cultures and can contribute to international society

intercultural-studies.jpg Due to today's rapid internationalization and mixing of different cultures, there is no way to cope with ethnic conflict, environmental problems, and increasingly complex social problems without mutual cooperation and understanding between cultures. The Master's Program in Intercultural Studies produces human resources who can contribute to local communities and international society, and thereby foster interaction between different cultures and peaceful coexistence.

Main Classes

Electives International Culture/Literature Course Advanced Topics in Western Thought, Advanced Topics in International Culture, Advanced Topics in Gender Theory, Advanced Topics in Multiculturalism, Research on Literature of the English Speaking World I (Poetry and Drama), Research on Literature of the English Speaking World II (Fiction), Research on Literature of the English Speaking World III (Literature and Media), Research on Literature of the English Speaking World IV (Children's Literature), Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature
English Communication
Course
English Grammar Research I and II, English Studies Research I-III, Advanced Topics in English Phonetics, Oral Communication, Oral Presentation, Advanced Topics in Intercultural Communication
Shared Introduction to Elementary School English Education, Introduction to Elementary School English Teaching Methods, Elementary School English Teaching Training I and II, Elementary School English Instruction Materials Research I and II, Fundamentals of English Education

Main Paths after Degree Completion

Junior high school teacher (English), high school teacher (English), ordinary company, educational institution, government agency, etc.

Degree Master of Literature

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Graduate School of Management and Information Science

Master's Program in the Graduate School of Management and Information Science

To deal with an increasingly complex management environment and our ever more sophisticated information society

Information_science.jpgIn order to deal with a socioeconomic system and information infrastructure that are becoming increasing complex, this program develops the professionals needed by modern society in corporations, management, public management, information technology, and combinations of these fields.

Main Classes

Electives Corporate Management
Field
Advanced Topics in Management, Advanced Topics in the History of Management, Advanced Topics in Business Administration, Advanced Topics in Financial Management, Advanced Topics in Accounting, Advanced Topics in Cost Calculation, Advanced Topics in Management Accounting, Advanced Topics in Labor Management, Advanced Topics in Management Strategy, Advanced Topics in International Management, Advanced Topics in Marketing, Advanced Topics in Economics, Advanced Topics in Corporate Law
Public Management Field Advanced Topics in Local Management, Advanced Topics in Local Government Finance, Advanced Topics in Local Industry, Advanced Topics in Local Administration Issues, Advanced Topics in Urban Management, Advanced Topics in Public Accounting, Advanced Topics in Public Economics, Advanced Topics in Economic Policy, Advanced Topics in Administrative Law, Advanced Topics in Tax Policy, Advanced Topics in the History of the Local Government System
Information Science Field Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems, Advanced Topics in Computer Simulation, Advanced Topics in Image Processing, Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Management, Advanced Topics in Information Networks, Advanced Topics in Video Media Communication and Signal Processing, Advanced Topics in Information Security Systems

Main Paths after Degree Completion

Ordinary company, IT firm, finance, consultant, government agency, high school teacher (business, information), NPO staff, etc.

Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of Management and Information Science

Aiming to produce true professionals who can be leaders in modern society

By combining an attractive curriculum with an education and research system in this interdisciplinary and complex field, our program develops individuals with a broad perspective, high-level specialized knowledge, research capabilities, and the ability to adapt with versatility.

Main Classes

Electives Management
Field
Special Research on Management, Special Research on Management Strategy, Special Research on Financial Management, Special Research on Cost Calculation, Special Research on Marketing, Special Research on Taxation, Special Research on Local Management, Special Research on Local Industry, Special Research on Accounting
Management and Information Science
Field
Special Research on Management Information Systems, Special Research on Financial Engineering, Special Research on Applied Information, Special Research on Applied Mathematics, Special Research on Information and Communication, Special Research on Computer Simulation, Special Research on Databases

Main Paths after Degree Completion

Ordinary company, IT company, finance, consultant, government agency, licensed tax accountant, researcher at research institution, etc.

Degrees Master of Management and Information Science
Doctor of Management and Information Science

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Graduate School of Human Life Science

Master's Program in the Graduate School of Human Life Science

To realize a world where people feel happiness rather than an abundance of things

human_life_science-.jpgScience and technology in the 21st century must strive for coexistence between the global environment and humanity, and provide people with true happiness. In order to realize healthy, high-quality human life, this program develops high-level, specialized professionals with a broad range of specialized knowledge and skills relating to human development and healthy living.

Main Classes

Electives Public Health
Field
Advanced Topics in School Health, Advanced Topics in Counseling Practice, Advanced Topics in Health and Hygiene, Advanced Topics in Health and Hygiene (Seminar), Advanced Topics in Mental Health, Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology, Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology, Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology (Seminar)
Childhood Development and Education
Field
Advanced Topics in Developmental Education, Advanced Topics in Early Childhood Education, Advanced Topics in Special Needs Education, Advanced Topics in School Counseling, Advanced Topics in Educational Information Processing, Advanced Topics in Educational Practice Research, Advanced Topics in Modern Education Issues Research, Advanced Topics in Artistic Expression Education
Health and Life Science
Field
Advanced Topics in Design Expression, Advanced Topics in Nutrition Education, Advanced Topics in Health and Nutrition, Advanced Topics in Food Safety Management, Practical School Lunch Management Administration, Health and Nutrition Information Science I and II

Main Paths after Degree Completion

Counselor at elementary, junior high or high school, educational institution, government agency, teacher at after-school care or children's residential facility, child welfare facility, medical facility, researcher at research institution, preschool staff, kindergarten teacher, elementary school teacher, elderly care facility, testing and research institution, dietitian education facility, administrative dietitian at medical facility or welfare-related institution, nutrition teacher at elementary or junior high school, ordinary company, etc.

Degree Master of Human Life Science

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Graduate School of Nursing Science

Transforming kind, smart nurses into more creative, high-level professionals

Nursing ScienceThis school produces nurses who can view themselves objectively, evaluate themselves, and continue their own self-development as high-level professionals. Graduates have the clear sense of ethics, nursing commitment, and spirit of inquiry about nursing issues that are needed in the nursing field, and are capable of providing nursing care in medical settings based on more sophisticated specialized knowledge and techniques.

Main Classes

Electives Shared Classes Nursing Health Assessment, Bodily Functions/Pathology, Nursing Theory, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Education, Nursing Information
Daily Living Support Nursing Field Advanced Topics in Community Nursing, Community Nursing Seminar I-III, Advanced Topics in Geriatric Nursing
Clinical Nursing Practice Development Field Advanced Topics in Adult Nursing, Advanced Topics in Pediatric Nursing, Advanced Topics in Nursing Administration

Main Paths after Degree Completion

National, municipal and private hospitals, public general hospitals, senior care facilities, home nursing stations, public health centers/municipalities, education and research institutions, etc.

Degree Master of Nursing

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