The Graduate School - Master's Degree Course

Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences

The Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences offers Master's degree courses in the Divisions of Humanities and Cultures, and Human and Social Sciences. These divisions aim to develop researchers and professionals who will play a leadership role in realizing a cooperative society by pursuing research in cultural and social sciences from a multidisciplinary perspective and enhancing a self-reliant research capacity in each individual's major field of study.
A Master's degree is awarded to students who earn at least 30 credits, submit a Master's Thesis, successfully complete the thesis evaluation and pass the final examination. This course is designed to take two years to complete.

Division of Humanities and Cultures

The Division of Humanities and Cultures is divided into the five research areas, Philosophy, Japanese Literature, English Literature, History, and Modern Japanese and Japanese Language Education, in each of which language research is indispensable for considering human culture from a spatial and diachronic perspective. These programs examine historical, regional and hierarchical differences found in human culture, and enable students to utilize research findings in a practical manner. Through these programs, students are expected to acquire specialized knowledge, enhance their reading comprehension, and closely examine related materials and develop the capacity for analyzing problems, eventually leading to the development of an integrated nderstanding of culture which is an outcome of human behavior and knowledge.

Humanities and Cultures Course List


Students engage in fundamental research on various factors of human culture, including philosophy, science, ethics, art and religion.

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Japanese Literature

This program takes a multifaceted approach to Japanese culture and thought from the ancient period to the present, with a focus on the history of the Japanese language, Japanese literature from past to present, and influential Chinese classical literature.

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English Literature

Various forms of language and culture inextricably woven with English are examined, with a focus on British and American literature and English linguistics.

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Various forms of language and culture inextricably woven with history are examined. Students achieve a comprehensive understanding of the trends and characteristics of the politics, economies, societies and cultures of various countries, including Japan and other Asian nations as well as Europe, by adopting a theoretical and empirical approach from a historical perspective.

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Modern Japanese and Japanese Language Education

This program explores the modern Japanese language in terms of its structure, characteristics and social diversity, and also enables application of such knowledge to Japanese language education in a practical manner.

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Division of Human and Social Sciences

The Division of Human and Social Sciences consists of three research areas : Clinical Psychology, Psychological and Communication Sciences, and Global Studies. The division methodologically addresses a variety of issues facing modern society from the perspectives of human science and social science and conducts empirical and scientific research.

Human and Social Sciences Course List

Clinical Psychology

This program provides students with the ability to develop practical clinical psychology approaches to address a variety of behavioral and psychological problems facing people today from a broader perspective, from the therapeutic dialogue in psychotherapy to the establishment of social systems. Students who have completed this program can gain eligibility to take the exam to become a Clinical Psychologist certified by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board.

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Psychological and Communication Sciences

In this program, students engage in a variety of research ranging from general behavioral and psychological mechanisms to various types of human communications that take place in the context of mass media, mass communication and information communication.

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Global Studies

An interdisciplinary approach is taken that combines international relations, economics, sociology and gender studies for research on the creation of a society in which people can live together harmoniously, beyond the world's various boundaries ― including national, ethnic, class and gender differences ― in this age of globalization.

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Graduate School of Science

The Graduate School of Science aims to bring up people who can conduct original research in the field of mathematics and mathematical sciences and people who pursue various professional works based on broad knowledge and wide view over mathematics and mathematical sciences.
To complete the master's degree course requires two years including the master's thesis and the final examination.

Division of Mathematics

The main subjects covered by Division of Mathematics are pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and information theory. Students get knowledge on the latest research and gain a clear perspective of the field of mathematical science. The purpose of the division is to cultivate people who can analyze problems in a flexible and critical way and do logical thinking.

Mathematics Course List


Theoretical Mathematical Science

Students study modern theories of pure mathematics, such as algebra, geometry, analysis, and their applications. The subjects include algebraic group theory, combinatorics, cryptography theory, code theory, geometric knot theory, spatial graph theory, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, and differential equation.

Applied Mathematical Science

Students study phenomena and theories in the fields of probability theory, statistics, theoretical physics, theoretical chemistry, and informatics. The subjects include wave phenomena in theoretical physics, spectral analysis in chemistry, and theory of error in computer calculations.

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