The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences develops academics who can create and propose new values, as well as new knowledge that will be the basis for the society in the future. Students will engage in the study of knowledge for the creation of our future society, and to establish a sustainable and peaceful world. We will award the concerned degree according to the following policy:
For the second semester of the doctoral program, this graduate school will award either of the following degrees to the student who will have acquired the capabilities described below, earned the required credits, passed the doctor's thesis examination and the final examination: Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities, Doctor of Philosophy in Laws, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy International Cooperation Studies, Doctor of Philosophy.
① Sophisticated knowledge and a great capacity for research activities, in the areas of human science, social science, and educational science and their related academic areas.
② Wide and profound knowledge, as well as a broad point of view that is not limited to within a narrow specialized area.
③ The ability to apply sophisticated logical thinking when encountering unfamiliar situations or concepts, and the ability to identify problems based on the assessment of multiple points of view.
④ The willingness and capacity to succeed within a team structure comprised of varied specialists in order to solve a wide array of social problems.
⑤ The upholding of high ethical practices and standards expected of a master degree holder.
To enable students to achieve the targets that are defined in the diploma policy, this graduate school organizes and executes the education courses according to the following policies for the second semester of the doctoral program:
① To promote the acquisition of specialized knowledge and abilities, in areas such as linguistics, literature, philosophy, history, sociology, laws, political science, economics, psychology, studies on peace, cultural anthropology, area study, education, subject pedagogy, and Japanese language education, as well as any cross-disciplinary areas and the fusion of any topic, including specialized subjects.
② Required subjects for the graduate school are provided to develop wide and deep knowledge and to foster the ambition to create "science for sustainable development." Required subjects for this Graduate School are provided to develop a shared point of view and to provide an understanding of the common basis of the study of human science, social science, and educational science.
③ To develop a broad point of view that is not limited within a narrow specialized area and to develop the ability for thinking from multiple points of view, the student will be engaged in specialized research.
④ To develop the capability of identifying and solving problems from a wide point of view, the student will be engaged in specialized research under the guidance of a supervisor and two or more subadvisors that include a faculty member with a specialized area other than that of the supervisor.
⑤ To cultivate the ability required to engage in problem solving as a member of a team, and become conscious of social problems, and to consider ways to exercise his/her specialty for solving social problems, the student will be engaged in specialized research.
The Doctoral Course of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking students who have a strong motivation and passion to pursue the following objectives and who have the fundamental academic abilities required to achieve them.
① A person who is motivated to acquire, in addition to a wide range of general knowledge, an exceptional level of knowledge and research skills in the humanities, social sciences, educational sciences and other related fields and to develop a better understanding of diversity and international communication skills, and who thereby eventually aims to contribute to creating a “peace science that can lead to sustainable development” from diversified perspectives
② A person who is motivated to acquire, in addition to a wide range of general knowledge, an exceptional level of knowledge and research skills in the humanities, social sciences and other related fields and to develop a better understanding of diversity and international communication skills, and who has a willingness to address challenges currently, or potentially in the future, confronting human society in order to contribute to building a global society of diversity, freedom and peace