Goal of Fostering of Human Resources / Goal of Education
The Graduate School of International Studies seeks to develop professionals possessing multifaceted and international perspectives. Our aim is to cultivate individuals able to contribute to true internationalization in the 21st century, capable of working with international organizations and NPOs and NGOs and support grassroots development, sophisticated and specialized professionals, educators and researchers possessing a high degree of specialization, able to flourish in environments such as UN organizations.
Guidelines for Conferment of Degree (Diploma Policy)
The Graduate School of International Studies has set Diploma Policies for the Master’s course and the Doctor’s course of the Major in International Studies.
Guidelines for Formulation and Implementation of Curricula (Curriculum Policy)
The Graduate School of International Studies has set Curriculum Policies for the Master’s course and the Doctor’s course of the Major in International Studies.
Guidelines for Acceptance of Students (Admissions Policy)
These are basic guidelines regarding the acceptance of new students. They are based on the university’s educational philosophy and guidelines, and outline the abilities, ambition, experience and aptitude that we expect of students taking our entrance examination and our criteria for selection of students.
The fostering of sophisticated professionals possessing international perspectives by means of the provision of education centering on Peace Studies, Japan and Asia Studies, and International Community Studies
The fostering of sophisticated and specialized professionals able to flourish in international organizations and similar environments, or educators and researchers, who have developed a high level of specialization on the foundation provided by Peace Studies, Japan and Asia Studies, and International Community Studies
Development of both specialization and interdisciplinarity. To realize this goal, the student has taken a total of 16 credits in mandatory subjects (4 credits (2 subjects) from the course of International Studies, 8 credits (4 subjects) from subjects involving research guidance, and 4 credits (2 subjects) from subjects providing research guidance in the form of thesis guidance), and has selected subjects totaling at least 14 credits from other subjects, for a total of at least 30 credits. In addition, the student has formulated a Master’s thesis and it has successfully passed its review.
The student has developed abilities enabling advanced research independently, or sophisticated specialization that will enable them to flourish in UN organization or similar environment. In order to realize this goal, the student has taken 4 credits from lecture subjects offered by advising professors, and has taken 8 credits from two years of continuous research guidance, for a total of 12 credits. In addition, the student has formulated a Ph.D. thesis and it has successfully passed its review.
To foster professionals with international perspectives, we offer a total of four study courses, comprising, in addition to the basic course International Studies, three courses enabling students to boldly take up the intellectual challenge of global issues: Japan and Asia Studies, Peace Studies and International Community Studies.
These courses have the following characteristics.
We formulate special research subjects to increase the student’s level of specialization in subjects studied in the Master’s course, creating a system that promotes advanced research and sophisticated thesis writing.