Graduate School

Graduate School of Sustainable System Sciences

Our graduate school fosters researchers and specialists, providing them with a bird’s-eye view of contemporary society. Students are encouraged to deepen their own research specialization, and work to address the issues of sustainability in cooperation with other fields. The graduate school is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary research and education opportunities.

Department of Environmental Sciences (Master’s and Doctorate program)

We conduct education and research to unravel the multilayered connections between people and nature that extend to the local, national, and international levels, and to acquire the ability to solve these problems by utilizing not only technology, but also knowledge of the social sciences, such as law and economics. In the master’s program, students are expected to contribute to the construction of a sustainable society through their commitment to adopting an ethical approach and by using their specialized knowledge and skills.

Department of Language and Culture (Master’s and Doctorate program)

Our department conducts multifaceted research on various issues related to languages and cultures. We foster the development of high levels of expertise so that students have the resources to serve as leaders in an information society and active participants within the global community.

Department of Human Science (Master’s and Doctorate program)

Our department allows students to enroll in theme-oriented course work in order to carry out cross-disciplinary research involving areas such as gender studies, social theory, educational theory, cultural & historical studies, cultural anthropology, and sociology.

Department of Social Welfare (Master’s and Doctorate program)

Our department offers opportunities to study and conduct research on both theories and methodologies of social welfare, social work, social policies, social systems, and other related areas that affect people’s lives and well-being.

Department of Clinical Psychology (Master’s program)

Our department adopts the viewpoint that the psyche works in close interaction with natural and social environments, which transcend the traditional framework of human science. We examine the relationship between the psyche and its surrounding environment from a trans-regional perspective with the object of fostering clinical psychologists who will have the skills to cope with a range of diverse psychological issues in the 21st century. Graduates are expected to work in the field of mental health as professionals, and as such, the curriculum is an accredited course of study for certification as clinical psychologists.

Department of Human Cognition and Behavior (Master’s program)

Our department conducts research and education in areas related to human cognition and behavior with a focus on basic experimental psychology. It cultivates the ability to work toward solutions to the many complex issues facing modern society arising from the human mind. Research areas include cognitive psychology, cognitive informatics, developmental and educational psychology, adolescent psychology, gerontological psychology, emotional psychology, social psychology, and environmental psychology.

Department of Psychology (Doctorate program)

Our department cultivates in students the ability to carry out cutting-edge research independently and to demonstrate expertise as university researchers, scientists, or practitioners. Research areas include clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive informatics, developmental and educational psychology, adolescent psychology, gerontological psychology, emotional psychology, social psychology, and environmental psychology.