At a glance

  • 520 Undergraduates enrolled
  • 199 Graduates enrolled
  • 103 International students enrolled
  • 57 Faculty members

The Graduate School of Letters and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences were reorganized in 2007 to form the Graduate School of Humanities. This five-year program (two years for Masters, and three years for Doctors) is aimed at fostering experts who can contribute to the drastically changing modern society and the global community with their expertise in humanities.

The Graduate School of Humanities reorganized its departments into two parts, one to concentrate on their respective disciplines, and the other to provide more comprehensive knowledge.

  1. We prepared an environment that will promote world-class level special research for students and the teaching staff by arranging the areas according to the disciplines.
  2. We made some common subjects prerequisites for all students to allow them a chance to work with people outside of their realm of study. This is to give them a chance to look at their respective disciplines more objectively, and ultimately to help them realize their social mission.

Master's and Doctoral Program

Human Cultural Studies

Philosophy / Literature

  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Chinese and Korean Literature
  • British and American Literature
  • European Literature

Human Social Dynamics

History / Cognitive Studies / Socio-Cultural Studies

  • Japanese History
  • Asian History
  • European and American History
  • Psychology
  • Linguistics
  • Art Theory
  • Sociology
  • Art History
  • Geography
  • Cultural Resources


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