Society is formed from relationships between humans and their environment, and humans are constantly aware of their relationships with others. These relationships are not always stable.
The Graduate School of Sociology & Social Work seeks to cultivate graduates who are able, based on research and education in the social sciences, to study and understand the diverse social problems generated by these instabilities in relationships, why these problems arise and what methods can be used to resolve them, and who will advance research after acquiring skills that can be applied in actual social situations.
The Master’s course focuses on the study of basic theory and research methodologies. In the Doctor’s course, we cultivate graduates who will apply these theories and research methodologies in advancing future education and research.
The Master’s degree will be conferred upon students who have been enrolled in the program for the requisite number of years, who have received the requisite number of credits from classes and research guidance in accordance with the philosophy and goals of the graduate school, and who have submitted a Master’s thesis which has passed its review (in the event that the student has been instructed to this effect, this may be substituted by the submission of a report upon completion of the research component of the course). Details are established separately for each major.
The Ph.D. degree will be conferred upon students who have been enrolled in the program for the requisite number of years, who have received research guidance and conducted research in accordance with the philosophy and goals of the graduate school, have received the requisite number of credits, and who have submitted a Ph.D. thesis which has passed its review. Details are established separately for each major.
We offer a broad range of basic and specialized subjects, and subjects focusing on survey methods and practical exercises. We also offer research guidance towards the student’s interim presentation concerning their Master’s thesis and the submission of their Master’s thesis. Details are established separately for each major.
We offer research guidance to encourage the student to make presentations at academic conferences and present details of their Ph.D. theses in the graduate school bulletin and academic journals, and ultimately to submit their theses. Details are established separately for each major.