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Three Policies (Graduate Schools)

Graduate Schools

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

Kansai University awards a master's degree to students who have and acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes by completing prescribed curricula in the degree programs:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
To have the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for independent researchers or highly specialized professionals, and to be able to use them comprehensively.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
To be able to think for themselves from a global perspective, to smoothly communicate with others, and to contribute to society by practicing Kansai University's "Think and Act" academic philosophy in an advanced manner.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
To be able to take responsibility for their own learning and to face proactively against problems to be solved.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

Kansai University awards a doctor's degree to the students who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes by completing prescribed curricula in the degree programs:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
To have acquired outstanding knowledge and skills necessary to act as researchers or highly specialized professionals, and to be able to use them comprehensively.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
To be able to think for themselves from a global perspective, to smoothly communicate with others, and to contribute to society by practicing Kansai University's "Think and Act" academic philosophy in an excellent manner.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
To be able to take responsibility for their own learning and to proactively act against the unsolved problems under their highly professional ethics.

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Graduate School (Professional Degree Program) awards a professional's degree to students who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, Judgement, and expression, as well as proactive attitudes by completing prescribed curricula in the degree programs.

1.
Knowledge and Skills
To have acquired practical and pragmatic knowledge and skills required to act autonomously as highly specialized professionals, and to be able to use them comprehensibly.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Systems, to develop convincing arguments based on the norms and historical experiences, and to have acquired the "Think and Act" capabilities in order to contribute to building democratic decision making.
3.
Proactive Attitude
To be able to take responsibility for their own learning and to proactively work on facing problems to take the leadership as highly specialized.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

Kansai University configures its curricula based on the following items in order that the students can acquire knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes according to the Diploma Policy:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
To aim to enable the students to acquire effectively the high quality of knowledge and skills through systematic configuration of lectures, seminars, and practices.
(2)
As for exercise subjects, to prepare the system that enables each student to receive careful guidance from supervising teachers in order to acquire advanced research capabilities.
(3)
To provide opportunities for students to foster the ethical perspectives required for execution of research.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
As for evaluation of acquisition of knowledge and skills, to grasp the achievements by integrating the results of screening degree theses or research reports on the specified themes, and various researches of learning activities and achievement tests.
(2)
As for evaluation of abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, that is the power of "Think and Act" capabilities, to grasp the results of the University Competency Research in Student Assessment.
(3)
As for evaluation of proactive attitudes to learn, to grasp the results of various student assessment researches.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

Kansai University configures its curricula based on the following items in order that the students can acquire knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes according to the Diploma Policy:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
To aim to enable the students to acquire effectively the excellent knowledge and skills through systematic configuration of lectures, seminars, and practices.
(2)
As for seminars, to prepare the system that enables each student to receive careful guidance from supervising teachers in order to acquire outstanding research capabilities.
(3)
To provide opportunities for students to foster the ethical perspectives required for execution of research.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
As for evaluation of acquisition of knowledge and skills, to grasp the screening of the doctor's theses, and the results of various researches of learning activities and achievement tests.
(2)
As for evaluation of abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, that is the "Think and Act" capabilities, to grasp the results of the University Competency Research in Student Assessment.
(3)
As for evaluation of proactive attitudes, to grasp the results of various student assessment researches.

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Graduate School (Professional Degree Program) configures its curricula on based the following points in order that the students can acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge, and express themselves, and proactive attitudes according to the Diploma Policy.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School systematically arranges lectures, seminars, and practices in order for students to acquire practical and pragmatic knowledge and skills efficiently.
(2)
The Graduate School provides subjects to acquire practical abilities based on advanced theories.
(3)
The Graduate School offers opportunities to develop ethics required for high-quality professionals.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The level of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated by putting together acquisition of credits, analysis of total GPA, and the results of various researches of learning activities and achievement.
(2)
Abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, that is, "Think and Act" capabilities will be evaluated by the results of the University Competency Research in Student Assessment.
(3)
Proactive attitudes to learn will be evaluated by various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

Kansai University widely accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes as the students of master's degree program according to our Diploma policy and Curriculum Policy through various entrance examinations:

1.
To have acquired the specialized knowledge and skills about their academic fields during undergraduate courses.
2.
To be able to think for themselves from a global perspective, smoothly communicate with others, and contribute to society by the capacities of "Think and Act" through learning during the undergraduate courses.
3.
To have strong willingness to proactively study their specific academic fields.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

Kansai University widely accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes as the students of doctor's degree program according to our Diploma and Curriculum Policy through various entrance examinations:

1.
To have acquired the specialized knowledge and skills about their academic fields during undergraduate courses and master's degree programs.
2.
To be able to think for themselves from a global perspective, to smoothly communicate with others, and contribute to society by the capabilities of "Think and Act" through learning during undergraduate courses and the master's degree programs.
3.
To have strong willingness to proactively study their specific academic fields.

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Graduate School (Professional Degree Program) widely accepts through various entrance examinations those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, as well as proactive attitudes as the students according to our Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have acquired the specialized knowledge and skills about their academic fields during undergraduate courses.
2.
To be able to think for themselves from a global perspective, smoothly communicate with others, and contribute to society by the capabilities of "Think and Act" through learning during undergraduate courses.
3.
To have strong willingness to proactively study their specific academic fields.

Graduate School of Law

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Law gives a master's degree (law) to students who have finished the designated subjects, acquired the prescribed credits, and submitted a thesis under the academic advisors within the prescribed period of years by the Graduate School. The Graduate School judges the qualification of students according to evaluation of the levels of acquisition of the following knowledge and abilities:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
To have specialized knowledge required to act as researchers or highly-specialized professionals of law or political science (knowledge of current laws or modern politics through understanding the historical and ideological backgrounds), to have skills to find out appropriately and promptly various kinds of information among the judicial precedents, trends of theories, or recent political conditions, and to have abilities to analyze them comprehensively from the view point of law or political science and to respond flexibly.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
To be able to tackle with various social problems of the modern society from a wide range of perspectives based on the overseas trends as well, by studying the specialized subjects of foreign literature, to explain them scientifically by accurately understanding of the legal or political systems, to develop convincing arguments based on the norms and historical experiences, and to have acquired the "Think and Act" capabilities in order to contribute to building democratic decision making.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
To have acquired abilities of problem solution with fair and flexible way of thinking through analyzing the specific legal disputes or political circumstances based on legal or political science, and to have abilities to set up an unresolved issue to be solved as objectives of master's thesis.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Law gives a doctor's degree (law) to students who have finished the designated subjects, acquired the prescribed credits, and submitted a thesis under the academic advisors set by the Graduate School within the prescribed period of years. Specifically, the Graduate School judges students' appropriateness to receive a doctor's degree based on their acquisition of the following knowledge and abilities:

1.
To have acquired knowledge required to act as independent researchers of law or political science (knowledge of current laws or modern politics through understanding the historical and ideological backgrounds), to have skills to find out appropriately various kinds of information among the judicial precedents, trends of theories, or recent political conditions and to have abilities to analyze them comprehensively from the viewpoint of the law or political science and to respond flexibly.
2.
To have acquired a wide-range of perspectives by collecting, translating, and comprehending foreign literatures and the abilities to work on various social issues in modern society by understanding foreign legal or political systems, to have the ability to explain such social issues scientifically based on their correct understanding of the legal or political system, to develop convincing arguments based on the norms and historical experiences, and to have acquired the "think and Act" capabilities in order to contribute to building democratic decision making.
3.
To have acquired abilities to analyze specific legal disputes or political circumstances through legal or political thinking, to set up the theme of the doctor's thesis on an unresolved issue, to suggest a resolution based on an original and significant theory, and to submit the resolution to an academic meeting and conference or post it to an academic journal in order to prove the abilities of problem solution with fair and flexible way of thinking..

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Law aims to foster researchers or high-quality professionals who have sufficient knowledge of law and political science and can actively and effectively utilize it in various fields of society by acquiring knowledge and skills, qualities and abilities, and attitudes according to the Diploma Policy. The Graduate School arranges the legal and political studies course to nurture researchers, the business law and public policy courses to nurture high-quality professionals, and the global cooperation course to improve the professional abilities of foreign students and their academic contributions to their home countries.
The curriculum is configured on the basis of the following items:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The legal and political studies course aims to acquire advanced research capability and rich basic academic knowledge necessary for independent research activities. The students finish seminars of small class, in principle, under the guidance of the same academic advisor while at the Graduate School. Through the lectures of specialized subjects and foreign literature studies, the students can also acquire the ability to read and understand foreign literature necessary for researchers.
The business law, public policy, and global cooperation courses aim to foster high-quality professionals with expertise. Students receive a more practical specialized education which consists of the lectures of basic subjects, related subjects, and development subjects.
(2)
In the legal and political studies course, seminars for master's thesis are regularly guided by the academic advisor.
In the business law, public policy, and global cooperation courses, individual students receive the guidance from a dedicated teacher in the first year from whom they will be advised timely for the research themes of the specialized field in the second year. Guidance for master's thesis is given by the academic advisor whom the students can select by their own request in the second or third year.
(3)
The Graduate School prepares opportunities to enable students to report their research results through on-campus and off-campus academic meetings and conferences, or through their posting to The Journal of Law and to give ethics training necessary for becoming researchers.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The Graduate School evaluates students' acquisition of knowledge and skills by the screening of their research achievements through their master's thesis. The evaluation criteria require that each master's thesis satisfies a sufficient level of the comprehensive and analytical research results of a specific theme of law or political science, or the research results worth for proceeding policy proposal based on research and analysis. The Graduate School evaluates comprehensively the thesis based on the following criteria:
  1. 1) whether the research content has originality and expertise or not;
  2. 2) whether the student's problem consciousness and issue setting are clarified or not;
  3. 3) whether the structure, theoretical development, and writing expressions of the thesis are proper or not;
  4. 4) whether the thesis properly and sufficiently analyzes and cites preceding researchs and materials or not.
(2)
In lecture subjects, the Graduate School evaluates abilities to make logical and scientific explanation, to form reasonable and convincing arguments, and to lead a reasonable conclusion in discussion with others through the process of report and discussion about the specific issues.
(3)
In seminars conducted by the academic advisors (of the legal and political studies, business law, public policy, and global cooperation courses) in the second and third years, in particular, the Graduate School evaluates the students' attitudes and abilities to study and solve individual problems by using their own knowledge and thinking. Through the screening of master's thesis, the Graduate School evaluates the more specialized academic abilities of each student.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Law aims for the students to acquire knowledge and skills, qualities and abilities, and attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School and foster the researchers who have sufficient knowledge of law and political science and can actively and effectively utilize it in various fields of society. The Graduate School sets the legal and political studies course which configures its the curriculum on the basis of the following points.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The legal and political studies course aims to acquire advanced research capability and rich basic academic knowledge necessary for independent research activities. The students finish seminars of small class, in principle, under the guidance of the same academic advisor while at the Graduate School. Through the lectures of specialized subjects and foreign literature studies, the students can also acquire the ability to read and understand foreign literature necessary for researchers.
(2)
In the legal and political studies course, seminars for doctor's thesis are regularly guided by the academic advisor.
(3)
The Graduate School prepares opportunities to enable students to report their research, results widely through on-campus and off-campus academic meetings and conferences, or through their posting to The Law Review of Kansai University and The Journal of Law and to give ethics training necessary for becoming researchers.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The Graduate School evaluates students' acquisition of knowledge and skills by the screening of their doctor's thesis. The evaluation criteria require that each doctor's thesis has an original and highly advanced academic content in the field of law or politics and is recognized to contribute to development of academics. The Graduate School evaluates each doctor's thesis comprehensively based on the following criteria:
  1. 1) whether the research content of the research has originality and expertise or not;
  2. 2) whether the research is recognized to contributing to development of academics or not;
  3. 3) whether the student's problem consciousness and issue setting are clarified or not;
  4. 4) whether the structure, theoretical development, and writing expressions of the thesis are proper or not;
  5. 5) whether the thesis properly and sufficiently analyzes and cites preceding researches and materials or not.
(2)
As for the lecture subjects, the Graduate School evaluates each student's ability to make logical and scientific explanations and well-grounded plausible argument through report and discussion for individual problems, and to lead a reasonable conclusion in discussions with others.
(3)
In the seminars conducted by the academic advisor, in particular, the Graduate School evaluates students' attitudes and abilities to study and solve individual problems by utilizing their own knowledge and thinking. Through the screening of doctor's thesis, the Graduate School evaluates the more specialized academic abilities of each student.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Law accepts those who are ready to make a contribution to democratic decision making with logical and convincing arguments based on accurate expertise in political society and on necessary information. Applicants are therefore required:

1.
To have the expertise in the historical development of existing legal and political institutes which is necessary for a researcher or a highly qualified professional, to have enough knowledge on foreign languages to understand arguments in foreign countries about legal and political issues, and to have the sufficient ability in Japanese to exactly express their own views and exactly understand others views.
2.
To show willingness to admit the significance of different views derived from different cultures and values, to make a scientific explanation with accurate knowledge on legal and political institutes, and to reach a mutual agreement by convincing plausible arguments well founded on norms and history.
3.
To have abilities of problem solution based on fair and flexible thinking, to have an active interest in social phenomena, to form their own opinions about them by reference to expertise in legal and political institutes, to act for problem solution by reconciling different interests and values in a democratic way, and to suggest their own solution in the form of thesis.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Law accepts those who are ready to make a contribution to democratic decision making with logical and convincing arguments based on accurate expertise in political society and on necessary information. Applicants are therefore required:

1.
To have the expertise in the historical development of existing legal and political institutes which is necessary for a researcher or a highly qualified professional, to have enough knowledge on foreign languages to understand arguments in foreign countries about legal and political issues, and to have the sufficient ability in Japanese to exactly express their own views and exactly understand others views.
2.
To have willingness to admit the significance of different views derived from different cultures and values, to make a scientific explanation with accurate knowledge on legal and political institutes, and to reach a mutual agreement by convincing arguments well founded on norms and history.
3.
To have the abilities of problem solution based on fair and flexible thinking, to have an active interest in social phenomena, to form their own opinions about them by reference to expertise in legal and political institutes, to act for problem solution by reconciling different interests and values in a democratic way, and to suggest their own solution in the form of thesis.

Graduate School of Letters

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The objective of the graduate course provided by the Graduate School of Letters is that students will become either scholars with rich academic knowledge and research abilities or people with a high level of expertise who can play an active role in society, as a result of being trained in a specific field of humanities with an interdisciplinary perspective. A master's degree is accordingly awarded to students who have realized this goal by having developed the following abilities through their graduate studies:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to solve problems by utilizing the knowledge and skills expected of scholars and people with a high level of professional expertise.
2.
Abilities of thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Ability to locate one's research topic in a global setting, pursue the topic in depth in light of the insights and methodologies available in the humanities, reach a conclusion, and describe one's theory clearly and logically.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Ability to identify and pursue a problem on one's own, even if it is challenging and unsolved in the academic field concerned.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The objective of the graduate course provided by the Graduate School of Letters is that students will become either scholars with rich academic knowledge and research abilities or people with a high level of expertise who can play an active role in society, as a result of being trained in a specific field of humanities with an interdisciplinary perspective. A doctoral degree is accordingly awarded to students who fit this description by having developed the following abilities in the course of their graduate studies:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to contribute to the progress of an academic discipline by utilizing the knowledge and skills expected of scholars and people with a high level of professional expertise.
2.
Abilities of thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Ability to locate one's research topic in a global setting, pursue the topic in depth in light of the insights and methodologies available in the humanities, reach a conclusion, and describe one's theory clearly and logically.
3.
Acting on one's own initiative
Ability to actively address hitherto unsolved problems and to play a leading role in arriving at solutions, thereby contributing to the further development of the academic legacy inherited from one's predecessors and to passing it on to the next generation.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

In order to attain the objectives of the Diploma Policy, the Graduate School of Letters provides a curriculum in which liberal arts subjects and specialized subjects are arranged in a systematic way, for the following purposes:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
Specialized subjects (which may be taught through lectures, seminar classes, or practical) are offered, enabling students to acquire highly technical knowledge and skills in a systematic way.
(2)
In particular, seminar-style specialized subjects are intended to train students to become full-fledged scholars through intensive guidance from their advisors.
(3)
A variety of general subjects are offered, enabling students to locate their own research within the humanities as a whole.
(4)
A number of subjects are offered in additional areas, including those that can be taken as a second major. These are designed to help students to present their ideas in foreign languages to a global audience.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
A graduate student's level of achievement is assessed by examining the master's thesis and other work submitted by the student.
(2)
The quality of the research is also assessed in terms of whether the graduate student has made presentations at conferences (including those held by the academic circles in Kansai University), and whether the student's papers have been accepted for publication by academic journals.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

In order to attain the objectives mentioned in the Diploma Policy, the Graduate School of Letters provides a curriculum in which liberal arts subjects and specialized subjects are arranged in a systematic way, for the following purposes:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
Specialized subjects (which may be taught through lectures, seminar classes, or practical) are offered, enabling students to acquire highly technical knowledge and skills in a systematic way.
(2)
In particular, seminar-style specialized subjects are intended to train students to become full-fledged scholars through intensive guidance from their advisors.
(3)
A variety of general subjects are offered, enabling students to realize the significance of their own research within the humanities as a whole.
(4)
A number of subjects are offered in additional areas, including those that can be taken as a secondary major. These are designed to help students present their ideas in foreign languages to a global audience.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
A graduate student's level of achievement is assessed by examining the doctor's thesis and other work submitted by the student.
(2)
The quality of the research is also assessed in terms of whether the graduate student has made presentations at conferences (including those held by the academic circles in Kansai University), and whether the student's papers have been accepted for publication by academic journals. The annual research report submitted by the graduate student is taken into consideration as well.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Letters admits applicants as follows, according to whether they are prepared for the education described in the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy:

1.
Those who have acquired the technical knowledge and skills in a field of humanities taught in undergraduate courses.
2.
Those who have learned to think from a global perspective and to express their ideas and understand what others say, as a result of their undergraduate training.
3.
Those who have an active interest in human cultural activities and are eager to explore problems on their own.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Letters admits applicants as follows, according to whether they are prepared for the education described in the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy:

1
Those who have acquired highly technical knowledge and skills in a field of humanities in the master's program.
2
Those who have learned to think from a global perspective, present their ideas clearly, and properly evaluate the research of other scholars, through their training in the master's program.
3
Those who are highly motivated to become scholars in the field of humanities and are eager to explore problems on their own, thereby contributing to the progress of humanities studies.

Graduate School of Economics

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The educational goal of the Master's Program of the Graduate School of Economics is to educate its students to become a locally responsive and globally relevant professional's, underpinned by solid understanding of economics. The Graduate School confers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics degree upon those who have successfully demonstrated these abilities. The assessment process will be transparent and accountable, in which the oral defense of the M.A. Thesis will be conducted open to the public. Specifically, the Graduate School considers the following attributes as the key dimensions for the conferral of the M.A. in Economics degree:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
(1)
Students will have the ability to analyze and understand real domestic and international economic problems, based on solid economic theory.
(2)
Students will have the ability to conduct research with a global perspective and in accordance with research ethics.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
(1)
Students will be able to empirically investigate real world problems using quantitative methods, and at the same time properly contextualize historical and local contexts in its interpretation.
(2)
Students will be able to provide solutions and take informed and responsible actions to unsolved problems using their advanced knowledge of economics.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
(1)
Students are committed to solving the various economic problems, and show empathy to those affected
(2)
Students can proactively and independently address real and ongoing economic issues both at the local and global levels, using their knowledge of economics.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Economics confers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics degree upon those who have successfully fulfilled all the requirements of the Ph.D. Program, and have demonstrated the following qualities related to knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired cutting edge knowledge of economics, and are able to conduct independent research and produce world class outputs.
2.
Abilities to of thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have obtained both local and global perspectives, are able to address problems to which solutions are unknown, and can take informed and responsible actions using their advanced knowledge of economics.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students are committed to solving the various economic problems as professional economic researchers, and will disseminate research findings globally with high impact.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The curriculum of the M.A. Program is designed to allow students to build capacity in the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes as described in the Diploma Policy. The specifics are as follows:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The M.A. Program offers two different tracks leading to the M.A. in Economics degree, depending on the educational and career goals of the student: the Academic Course and the Project Course. The Academic Course is primarily designed to train professional academic researchers, with emphasis on continuity between the M.A. and the Doctoral Program. The Project Course is for those interested in receiving advanced training in the respective economic disciplines for various professional careers, and caters for a diverse student background including international students and those who are currently working and pursue the degree part-time. This Course is further divided into the "economist track", "public policy track", "area and international studies track", and the "business and finance track".
(2)
The Project Course offers compulsory specialized subjects particularly for international and part-time students to enable tailored instruction from the faculty members. The main objectives of these courses are to provide training in fundamental graduate level economic theory as well as in data collection, empirical analysis and theses writing methods.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Students' knowledge and skills are evaluated comprehensively based on the M.A. thesis or a project based research paper, and on the results of various researches of learning activities and achievement tests.
(2)
Students' ability to use economics to take informed and responsible actions will be assessed through participation in domestic and international academic meetings as well as the research contents, where linkages with global issues is one of the several key evaluation points.
(3)
Proactive attitude to learn will be evaluated by various student assessment researches.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The curriculum of the Ph.D. program is designed to allow students to build capacity in the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes as described in the Diploma Policy. The specifics are as follows.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Ph.D. Program combines lectures, seminars, and field work to help students to efficiently acquire the knowledge and skills needed for the Ph.D. degree.
(2)
Every student will receive intensive supervision from faculty advisors to enable them to achieve excellence in research capability. The Program also provides opportunities to present their research findings at academic meetings and to publish them in major research outlets.
(3)
The Graduate School offers opportunities to develop research ethics necessary for becoming researchers.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Students' knowledge and skills are evaluated comprehensively based on the Doctoral Dissertation, and on the results of various researches of learning activities and achievement tests.
(2)
Students' ability to make informed and responsible actions will be assessed through participation in domestic and international academic meetings as well as the innovativeness of the research contents. Linkages with global issues are also one of the several key evaluation points.
(3)
Proactive attitude to learn will be evaluated by various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School admits students from diverse backgrounds through various entrance examinations who can demonstrate potential success in completing the program, given the following qualities related to knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge, and express themselves, proactive attitude:

1.
To possess undergraduate level of knowledge of economics, mathematics, and statistical methods.
2.
To have sufficient level of foreign language skills in order to cope with the trend of professional research becoming increasingly global in terms of both issues as well as outputs.
3.
To have a strong commitment to study the frontier of economic research.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Ph.D. Program admits students from diverse backgrounds through various entrance examinations who can demonstrate potential success in completing the program, given the following qualities related to knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge, and express themselves and proactive attitudes:

1.
To possess knowledge of economics, mathematics, and statistical methods at the Master's level.
2.
To have sufficient level of foreign language skills in order to cope with the trend of professional research becoming increasingly global in terms of both issues as well as outputs.
3.
To have a strong commitment to study the frontier of economic research.

Graduate School of Business and Commerce

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Business and Commerce (Master's Degree Program) is an educational institute that promotes the study of modern business with the focus on the analysis of activities by corporations as economic entities, and aims to produce researchers and professional experts who lead the future society while interacting with research activities.

The Graduate School offers one major of Business and Commerce which is divided into researcher fostering and preparatory course for Ph.D. Program (Academic Research Course) and high-quality professional fostering course (Professional Fostering Course). The former course provides subjects about five specialized academic fields; Management, Distribution, Finance, International Business, and Accounting under instruction of academic advisors. The latter course provides subjects categorized into three fields; Strategic Management, Distribution and International Business, and Finance and Accounting.

The Graduate School awards the master's degree (Business and Commerce) to those students who have acquired a total of 32 credits and more among various subjects placed in the program and submitted a master's thesis for the former course and a research thesis for the latter course, and have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as proactive attitudes after screening and examination of the submitted thesis. Besides, a public screening meeting is held to ensure the validity of the award of the degree.

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired sophisticated knowledge and skills required for playing as a researcher or as a professional expert in the field of Business and Commerce and are capable of making use of them in a comprehensive manner.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students can contribute to the society through research and practical activities in the field of Business and Commerce by thinking from a global perspective on their own and demonstrating their "Think and Act" capabilities provided with problem-solving, leadership and logical and critical thinking abilities.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can take responsibility for their own learning and address unsolved issues in the field of Business and Commerce in a proactive attitude.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Business and Commerce (Ph.D. Degree Program) is an educational institute that promotes the study of modern business with the focus on the analysis of activities by corporations as economic entities, and aims to produce researchers and professional experts who lead the future society while interacting with research activities.

The Ph.D. Degree Program offers one major of Business and Commerce in which various subjects related to Management, Distribution, Finance, International Business, and Accounting are placed.

The Program awards the Ph.D. Degree (Business and Commerce) to those who have acquired a total of 20 credits and more among various subjects placed in the program, who have successfully completed their doctor's thesis, and who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude after screening doctor's thesis. Besides, a certain public notice period is provided to ensure the validity of the award of the degree.

1.
Students have acquired sophisticated knowledge and skills required for playing an active role as researchers or professionals in the field of Business and Commerce and are capable of making use of them in a comprehensive manner.
2.
Students can contribute to the society through research and practical activities in the field of Business and Commerce from a global perspective based on their own thinking and demonstrating the excellent capabilities of "Think and Act" as well as problem-solving, leadership, and logical and critical thinking abilities.
3.
Students can take responsibility for their own learning and address unsolved issued in the field of Business and Commerce in a proactive manner.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Business and Commerce offers Academic Research Course which aims to produce researchers whose unique works are highly evaluated internationally, and Professional Fostering Course which aims to produce highly-qualified professionals who can play an active role in the 21st century economies. The Graduate School configures its curriculum in order for the students to acquire the knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to enable students to acquire efficiently excellent knowledge and skills of Business and Commerce fields by systematically configuring lectures, seminars, and practices.
(2)
The Graduate School arranges the academic system to allow all the students to receive elaborate guidance by academic advisors and acquire excellent abilities.
i)
Academic Research Course
The Graduate School provides the subjects to enable students to acquire abilities of knowledge, methodology and analysis required for conducting research activities autonomously and configures the curriculum to enable them to prepare a master's thesis through the completion of seminars by professors in the major field and subjects in the related fields.
ii)
Professional Fostering Course
The Graduate School provides individual research guidance adapted to research themes of the students, basic and method subjects to learn basic knowledge and analytical methodology on Business and Commerce, and lecture subjects taught by business persons to develop practical knowledge and business sense, and configures the curriculum so as to enable students to acquire abilities required for high-quality professionals playing an active role in the fields of Management, Distribution, International Business, Finance and Accounting.
(3)
The Graduate School offers the opportunities to learn research ethics (through e-learning, etc.) with a view to developing ethical values required for the implementation of research.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The level of acquisition of excellent knowledge and skills of the Business and Commerce field and abilities to think, judge and express themselves are judged by integrating comprehensively the results of academic achievements, individual evaluation by academic advisors and the public screening of master's thesis.
(2)
Proactive attitude to learn will be checked based on the analysis of various student assessment surveys.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

In order to enable students to acquire excellent knowledge and skills required for autonomous research activities and to conduct creative research by fully utilizing the knowledge, the Graduate School of Business and Commerce configures its curriculum based on the following points, with a view to enabling students to acquire in addition to the knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to enable students to acquire efficiently excellent knowledge and skills of Business and Commerce by systematically configuring lectures, seminars, and practices.
(2)
The Graduate School provides academic system to allow all the students to receive elaborate guidance from academic advisors in order to acquire excellent abilities.
(3)
The Graduate School provides opportunities to learn research ethics (through e-learning, etc.) with a view to developing ethical values required for the implementation of research.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The level of acquisition of excellent knowledge and skills of Business and Commerce and abilities to think, judge and express themselves are evaluated comprehensively by integrating the results of academic achievements, individual evaluation by academic advisors and the evaluation of doctor's thesis after a certain public notice period.
(2)
Proactive attitude to learn will be checked based on the analysis of various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Business and Commerce aims to train students to become researchers who can conduct creative research with advanced knowledge or to become highly qualified professionals with expertise and practical knowledge who can solve complex and diverse problems of business in the 21st-century. The Graduate School is widely open also to international students through original entrance examinations, thereby contributing to internationalizing the Graduate School.

The Master's Degree Program has two courses of Academic Research Course and Professional Fostering Course and provides adequate subjects for each of the courses. The Graduate School accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, expression, and proactive attitudes and deserve as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have the specialized knowledge and skills of the academic field of Business and Commerce of the undergraduate course.
2.
To have the following qualities and abilities through their study of the undergraduate course:
(1)
Academic Research Course:
To have willingness to positively absorb and develop the existing research results through study of specialized subjects and to establish themselves as researchers of Business and Commerce by advancing to the Ph.D. Degree Program.
(2)
Professional Fostering Course:
To have potentialities to develop their abilities of problem solution, flexible thinking, and sharp sense of reality.
3.
To have strong willingness to study proactively the academic field of Business and Commerce.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Business and Commerce (Ph.D. Degree Program) aims to train students to become researchers through creative research with advanced knowledge and highly qualified professionals with expertise and practical skills to solve complex and diverse problems of business in the 21st-century. The Graduate School is widely open also to international students through original entrance examinations, thereby contributing to internationalizing the Graduate School.

The Ph.D. Degree Program is provided with specialized subjects about Management, Distribution, International Business, Finance and Accounting.

The Graduate School accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes and deserve as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have the specialized knowledge and skills of the academic field of Business and Commerce of the undergraduate course and master's degree program.
2.
To have the abilities of problem solution, leadership, and logical and critical thinking through their study of the undergraduate course and master's degree program, and to be able to contribute to society with their research and practical activities in the academic field of Business and Commerce.
3.
To have strong willingness to study proactively the academic fields of Business and Commerce.

Graduate School of Sociology

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Sociology (Master's Degree Program) aims to foster the students who can conduct empirical and practical research in the interdisciplinary fields of social and human sciences and have high-level expertise and independent research abilities. Thus the Graduate School gives the Master's Degree (Sociology) to those who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes, and have passed the screening and examination of the master's thesis or results of a specific research task after acquiring prescribed number of credits:

1.
Knowledge and skills
(1)
Students have acquired knowledge of a broad perspective and can demonstrate necessary abilities for basis of research in the specialized field or for working as professionals of high-quality expertise.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
(1)
Students can accept a diversity of values and ways of thinking in the society and transmit their own opinions in addition to listening attentively to others.
(2)
Students can observe and understand social matters as well as human activities calmly and appropriately, discover the problems using the "Think and Act" capabilities in order to propose solutions.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
(1)
Students can demonstrate intellectual curiosity and constructive critical spirit towards people around and social circumstances.
(2)
Students have the proactive power of "Think and Act" to construct a new society while understanding and respecting social traditions.
(3)
Students have acquired the attitude and habit to take a broader perspective without limiting their views to the narrower familiar communities.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Sociology (Doctor's Degree Program) aims to foster the students who can conduct empirical and practical research in the interdisciplinary fields of social and human sciences with high-levels of expertise as well as independent research abilities. Thus the Graduate School deems as having completed the Program those who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes and have passed the screening of the doctor's thesis and the final examination after having acquired the prescribed number of credits and received necessary research guidance:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
(1)
Students have acquired academic knowledge from a broad perspective and demonstrate specialized research abilities required for autonomous researchers or abilities required for independent professionals with high-quality expertise
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
(1)
Students can accept a diversity of views and values in the society and transmit their own opinions in addition to listening attentively to others.
(2)
Students can observe and understand social matters as well as human activities objectively and appropriately, discover the problems based on their capabilities of "Think and Act", in order to propose solutions.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
(1)
Students can demonstrate intellectual curiosity and constructive critical spirit towards people around and social circumstances.
(2)
Students have the proactive power of "Think and Act" to construct a new society while understanding and respecting social traditions.
(3)
Students have acquired the attitude and habit to take a broader perspective without limiting their views to the narrower familiar communities.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Sociology configures the subjects such as lecture for the basis of specialized subjects and related knowledge, practice for specialized research methods, and seminar for research guidance in a small class:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to foster the students who develop a highly autonomous research attitude through introducing thesis preparation guidance by an academic advisor and research guidance by plural teachers.
(2)
The Graduate School may recognize subjects of other majors and graduate schools as additional credits in order to respond to the more diversified interest of the students.
(3)
The Graduate School aims to cultivate not only researchers, but also professionals with high-levels of expertise by offering a program which is completed with the submission of results on a specific research task without a master's thesis.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated through integration of screening of the master's thesis and judgement of results of a specific research task as well as the results of various researches of learning activities and achievement tests.
(2)
The evaluation of abilities to think, judge and express themselves, summarized as the power of "Think and Act" capabilities will be made by tallying the competency survey of Kansai University;
(3)
The proactive learning attitudes will be evaluated by various student assessment researches.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Sociology configures its curriculum to enable students to acquire research ability by placing thesis supervision subjects.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to cultivate creative researchers with a broad perspective, through supervisors' guidance on doctoral dissertation and by introducing research guidance system through a panel of teachers.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Levels of the acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated through integration of the screening of the doctor's thesis and judgement of the results of a specific research task as well as the results of various researches of learning activities and achievement tests.
(2)
The abilities to think, judge and express themselves, summarized as the "Think and Act" capabilities, will be evaluated by tallying the competency survey of Kansai University.
(3)
The proactive learning attitudes will be evaluated by various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Sociology accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes and deserve as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School from a wide range of people including adult members of society and international students:

1.
To have sufficient basic knowledge and academic abilities necessary for becoming independent researchers, and/or to have sufficient basic knowledge and academic abilities necessary for professionals provided with advanced expertise.
2.
To have a deep consciousness for problems of society and human beings, and to have enough concerns and willingness to research from wider perspectives.
3.
To have willingness to contribute academically to society by solving the problems of society and human beings and creating new values.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Sociology accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes, and deserve as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School from a wide range of people including adult members of society and international students:

1.
To have sufficient basic knowledge and academic abilities of expertise necessary for independent researchers in the future.
2.
To have wider research concern, original consciousness for problems, and flexible intelligence necessary for conducting interdisciplinary research of social and human sciences.
3.
To have willingness to contribute academically to society by solving the problems of society and human beings and creating new values.

Graduate School of Informatics

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Informatics (The Master's Degree Program) awards the Master's degree to those who have attended the school for the prescribed period, obtained the prescribed number of credits, and acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude after the screening of the Master's thesis:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired high-levels of knowledge and skills required for playing an active role as a researcher or a professional "informatics specialist" with high-levels of expertise and can make full use of them.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have learned the theories of information in a broad perspective required for researchers and highly-quality professionals and have acquired the ability to investigate and analyze that is required for each specialized field as well as utilizing skills of information technology to contribute to society.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students have a strong willingness to pursue research with a strong sense of responsibility and can deal autonomously with unsolved issues.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Informatics (Ph.D. Degree Program) awards the Ph.D. degree to those who have attended the school for the prescribed period, obtained the prescribed number of credits and acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude after screening of the doctoral thesis:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired excellent knowledge and skills required for playing an active role as a researcher, or an "informatics pioneer" who will challenge the unexplored areas while crossing over the traditional framework of the human and natural sciences to open up new interdisciplinary domains, and produce pioneering research results.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have appropriate expertise as autonomous researchers or highly-qualified professionals and have the ability to produce original and useful results in each major that are to be highly evaluated by academic referees.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students have a strong willingness to pursue a highly original research, recognize their responsibility and significance as "informatics pioneers", and can enhance their own potential in research in unexplored areas.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Informatics configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to pursue research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors, cultivate a broad range of knowledge under the guidance of multiple teachers, and acquire the knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to enable students to acquire high-levels of knowledge and skills efficiently by systematically configuring lectures and seminars in consideration of the expertise and commonality of Social Informatics Major and Intelligence Informatics Major.
(2)
The Graduate School aims to enable students to pursue research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors and acquire a broad range of knowledge through the study of a "project research subject" under the guidance of multiple teachers.
(3)
In each project research, the Graduate School aims to enable students to pursue research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors from an international perspective and take up social issues and leading technology issues which may increase their importance with the development of information.
(4)
In the project research, the Graduate School will assess and revise its contents in accordance with research development and social changes.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The Graduate School ensures that students pursue a sophisticated and specialized research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors, and evaluates whether the thesis, or the result of the research, as qualified for a Master's degree.
(2)
The Graduate School ensures openness and transparency in the award of the Master's degree by holding an oral examination or a public hearing to receive criticisms from multiple researchers.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Informatics configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to pursue research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors, acquire a broad range of knowledge under the guidance of multiple teachers, and acquire the knowledge and skills, disposition and capabilities, and attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to enable students to acquire high-levels of knowledge and skills efficiently by systematically configuring lectures and seminars in consideration of the expertise and commonality of Social Informatics Major and Intelligence Informatics Major.
(2)
The Graduate School aims to enable students to pursue research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors and acquire a broad range of knowledge through the study of a "project research subject" under the guidance of multiple teachers.
(3)
In each major, the Graduate School aims to enable students to pursue research on internationally unexplored areas under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors and take up essential issues of the society and leading technology which increase their importance with the development of information

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The Graduate School ensures that students pursue a sophisticated and specialized research under the guidance and supervision of academic advisors, and evaluates whether the thesis, or the result of the research, as qualified for a Master's degree.
(2)
The Graduate School ensures openness and transparency in the award of the Master's degree by holding an oral examination or a public hearing to receive criticisms from multiple researchers.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Informatics widely accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities for thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes, and are deemed to be "information specialists" as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy for fostering researchers and highly skilled professionals of the Graduate School:

1.
To have specialized knowledge and skills obtained in undergraduate and equivalent programs.
2.
To have a strong willingness to be a researcher and/or professional provided with rich academic knowledge and advanced research abilities.
3.
To have abilities to realize the theory and application of informatics based on the "Think and Act" capabilities in order to contribute to the development of information society.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Informatics widely accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes, and are deemed to be "information pioneers" as graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School in order to foster those challenging the unexplored fields of informatics which is rapidly developing:

1.
To have specialized and advanced knowledge and skills in the undergraduate and Master's degree or its equivalent programs.
2.
To have rich academic knowledge and a strong willingness to be researchers through challenging the unexplored fields of informatics.
3.
To have potentials as researchers in order to develop new academic fields crossing over the border of human and natural sciences and to create advanced research results.

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Master's Degree Program) offers the three majors, Engineering Science Major, Environmental and Urban Engineering Major and Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering Major. Under the majors there are nine disciplines of Mathematics, Pure and Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Architecture, Civil, Environmental and Applied System Engineering, Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering and Life Science and Biotechnology. Under the concepts of "system design," "urban design" and "manufacturing," each major program aims to cultivate the abilities to understand the essence of phenomena behind advanced knowledge or new technology, to approach technical problems from both of hardware and software, and to demonstrate the functions of substances in a variety of systems and devices and foster talented human resources with abilities to elucidate advanced research issues of technological social systems from the perspective of science and engineering, and to lead industries of next generation in the international stages. The Graduate School awards the degree of master (Science) to those students in the fields of "Mathematics" and "Pure and Applied Physics" and the degree of master (Engineering)to those in other fields, who have completed the prescribed curriculum by receiving research guidance in the respective field and have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as proactive attitude:

1.
Knowledge and skills
Students have acquired a high-level of knowledge and skills of the respective specialized field of science and engineering required for playing an active role as researchers or highly-qualified professionals and can make full use of them with the ability of logical and deductive thinking and value creativity.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
(1)
Students have ability to think autonomously from a global perspective and to transmit their views by using English skills which are indispensable for collecting global academic information.
(2)
Students can contribute to the society by demonstrating high-levels of the power of "Think and Act" to solve issues while keeping smooth communication with others.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can take responsibility for their own learning and display proactively problems with problem-identifying and problem-solving abilities.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Ph.D. Degree Program) offers the nine disciplines of Mathematics, Pure and Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Architecture, Civil, Environmental and Applied System Engineering, Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering, and Life Science and Biotechnology under Integrated Science and Engineering Major. The Graduate School of Science and Engineering awards the degree of doctor (Science) to those students in the fields of "Mathematics" and "Pure and Applied Physics" and the degree of doctor (Engineering) to those in other fields, who have completed the prescribed curriculum by receiving research and thesis preparation guidance in each academic field and have acquired the following knowledge and skills, dispositions and abilities as well as attitude:

1.
Students have acquired outstanding knowledge and skills of the respective field of science and engineering required for playing an active role as researchers or highly-qualified professionals in an autonomous manner, and can make full use of them with the ability of logical and deductive thinking and value creativity.
2.
Students have the sufficient ability to improve and use English skills which are indispensable for collecting global academic information and transmitting their opinions, and can think from a global perspective and transmit research results both domestically and internationally.
3.
Students can contribute to the society by demonstrating the outstanding power of "Think and Act" and leadership while keeping smooth communication with others.
4.
Students can take responsibility for their own learning, and address unsolved issues by themselves with problem-identifying and problem-solution abilities based on high professional ethics.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Master's Degree Program) configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view of enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge, and express themselves as well as proactive attitude according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
As for lecture and seminar subjects, the Graduate School systematically configures the common subjects in the Graduate School, the common subjects in the major program, and the specialized subjects designated by the respective field in order for students to acquire high qualified knowledge and skills efficiently.
(2)
As for practice subjects, the Graduate School arranges seminars under academic advisors and provides elaborate research guidance for enabling individual students to acquire high-levels of research ability
(3)
The Graduate School offers dispatch-based practice which allows acquisition of credits by dispatching the students to the domestic or overseas research institutions in order to encourage students to conduct broad range of global research activities.
(4)
The Graduate School offers opportunities to develop research ethics and security-oriented attitudes required for research activities.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated through integrating the results of tests at the end of or during the semester, and screening the master's thesis or specified research task.
(2)
The abilities of consideration and logical thinking, presentation skills, and research attitude will be evaluated through oral presentations in seminars and screening of the master's thesis or the specified research task.
(3)
The proactive learning attitudes will be measured by tallying up various student assessment including the state of presentation in academic meetings, and by oral examination at research presentation.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Ph.D. Degree Program) configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view of enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, qualities and abilities as well as attitudes according to the Diploma Policy:

1. Educational contents:

(1)
The Graduate School aims to enable the students to acquire outstanding knowledge and skills through conducting advanced research under the academic advisors.
(2)
The Graduate School arranges to enable the students to acquire the most advanced knowledge and skills in each specialized field by providing seminars conducted by academic advisors.
(3)
The Graduate School provides guidance for publication of research results such as academic thesis and presentation at academic meetings.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated through integrating the screening of doctor's thesis or specified research task and the state of their publication.
(2)
The abilities of consideration and logical thinking, and dispositions and capabilities summarized in the University's "Think and Act" academic philosophy will be evaluated by screening academic thesis or doctor's thesis, and checking research presentations or public inquiry of the theses.
(3)
The proactive learning attitudes will be measured according to the state of presentation at the academic meetings and publication of academic reports, and through oral examination.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Master's Degree Program) widely accepts through a variety of entrance examinations those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have the expertise of their specialized fields on the foundation of the basic academic abilities of science and engineering in the undergraduate courses.
2.
To be able to think autonomously from a global perspective, to smoothly communicate with others, and to contribute to society with their capabilities of "Think and Act" on the foundation of their learning results at the undergraduate courses.
3.
To have strong willingness to study proactively their specialized academic fields.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Ph.D. Degree Program) widely accepts through a variety of entrance examinations those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have the expertise of their specialized fields during their undergraduate courses and master's degree programs.
2.
To be able to think autonomously from a global perspective, to smoothly communicate with others, and to contribute to society with their capabilities of "Think and Act" based on results of learning during their undergraduate courses and master's degree programs.
3.
To have strong willingness to study proactively their specialized academic fields.

Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research Studies (Master's Degree Program) awards the master's degree (Foreign Language Education and Research) to those who have completed the prescribed course of study and acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves as well as a proactive attitude:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired a broad range of interdisciplinary knowledge required for each field of foreign language education, intercultural communication, and interpretation and translation studies and can make use of their academic knowledge comprehensively.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgment, and Expression
Students have acquired the ability to operate in a foreign language and understand different cultures and can exercise the "Think and Act" capabilities by making use of their broad range of interdisciplinary knowledge and contribute to society by disseminating their own research and practical results.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can observe and analyze their circumstances to explore issues in a proactive manner, and propose and execute solutions based on data.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research Studies (Ph.D. Program) awards the doctor's degree (Foreign Language Education and Research) to those who have completed the prescribed course of study and acquired the following (a) knowledge and skills, (b) abilities of thinking, judgment, and expression, and (c) proactive attitudes:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required for the field of foreign language education and research as an autonomous researcher or a highly-qualified professional and can apply them comprehensively to their own research and teaching.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgment, and Expression
Students have acquired a high-level of ability to operate in a foreign language and understand different cultures and can exercise the "Think and Act" capabilities by making use of their excellent academic knowledge and contribute to society by disseminating their own research and practical results.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can observe and analyze their circumstances as a researcher or a highly-qualified professional in a proactive manner, and propose and execute solutions according to data based on high levels of professional ethics.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research Studies configures the curriculum based on the following points in order for the students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School systematically configures lectures, seminars, and practicum courses in order for the students to acquire high levels of knowledge and skills efficiently. Specifically, the Graduate School offers lecture courses for acquiring a theoretical basis for each area of the foreign language education, intercultural communication, and interpretation and translation studies; practicum courses for learning basic research methods experientially, for studying a variety of practical problems, and for acquiring a high-level of proficiency in the majored language.
(2)
The Graduate School offers the master's degree program appropriate for each majored language and research program and enables each student to be guided carefully by their academic advisors in order to foster high levels of research ability.
(3)
The Graduate School obligates the students to learn research ethics.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Learning achievements of the students of the one-year master's course are assessed by the comprehensive examination, and those of the students of other course are by their master's thesis or research results of a specific task summarized in research reports.
(2)
Abilities to think, judge and express themselves, summarized as the "Think and Act" capabilities will be evaluated by academic achievement mainly in the Master's seminar where students are required to make presentations of their original research. Moreover, various learning behavior surveys will be conducted to measure their progress.
(3)
Proactive attitudes to learn will be evaluated by tallying up various student assessment and their research attitudes.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research Studies configures the curriculum of the doctor's degree program based on the following points in order to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities and attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School offers a tutorial curriculum tailored to help students acquire outstanding knowledge and skills to pursue original theoretical and empirical research.
(2)
The tutorial curriculum is configured so as to allow individual students to receive elaborate guidance from their academic advisors and acquire an outstanding ability to pursue their research.
(3)
The Graduate School obligates the students to learn research ethics training and offers the opportunities to foster the research ethics presentations at international as well as national research conferences, submission of research articles as well as at the tutorial programs.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Learning achievements in the doctor's degree program are evaluated based on the qualifying examination of the doctoral research which is implemented in the second year onwards. The evaluations are also based on academic presentations both in Japan and abroad, publication of peer-reviewed research articles, and public defense (i.e., viva voce) of the doctor's dissertation.
(2)
Students who have satisfied the evaluation standards of the Graduate School in terms of the research results summarized in the doctor's thesis are deemed as qualified.
(3)
The evaluation of abilities and proactive learning attitudes summarized as the "Think and Act" capabilities will be made by tallying the results of the University's Competency Research in Student Assessment and those of various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research Studies accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes deserving for the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have high foreign language proficiency, intercultural competency, and to have the basic knowledge and skills as bachelors in the fields of foreign language education, intercultural communication, and interpretation and translation studies.
2.
To have a certain period of experience as professional foreign language teachers, and willingness to review critically their own experiences in order to improve their performances, and to discover and solve various problems in the workplace.
3.
To have strong willingness to study proactively in one of the programs of foreign language education, intercultural communication, and interpretation and translation studies.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research Studies accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, capacities and proactive attitudes according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have high foreign language proficiency and deep understanding of cross-cultural communication, to have mastered the basic expertise for foreign language education in the master's programs in the fields of foreign language education, and also to have enough research and practical experience.
2.
To be able to conduct interdisciplinary research through the use of the "Think and Practice" capabilities, and to disseminate their research results at home and abroad.
3.
To have strong willingness and wholesome research ideas to research proactively and independently.

Graduate School of Psychology

Diploma Policy

The Graduate School of Clinical Psychology (Professional Degree Program) will confer upon those who have completed the prescribed credits, and have acquired professional knowledge and skills, the ability to think, to judge and to express themselves as well as a proactive attitude, the Professional Degree of Clinical Psychology.

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Those who have acquired professional and practical skills in order to offer professional psychological assistance in the areas of psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and community assistance.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, of Judgement, and of Expression
Those who are integrated and able to offer care pertaining to psychological issues with an ethical perspective.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Those who can demonstrate their expertise as professionals in clinical psychology to their fullest and contribute extensively to society.

Curriculum Policy

The Graduate School of Clinical Psychology (Professional Degree Program) configures its curriculum based on the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School. These are enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, the abilities to think, to judge and to express themselves as well as assisting student to acquire proactive attitudes.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School provides lectures, seminars and practicums systematically, so that students may efficiently acquire high levels of knowledge and skills on the theory and practice of clinical psychology.
(2)
In addition to providing expert knowledge through lectures, seminars, and practicums, the Graduate School provides courses for promoting self-development and professional ethics in order to educate highly knowledgeable, skillful and integrated professionals of clinical psychology.
(3)
From the second year, small size seminars and practicums on and off campus provide specialized knowledge and personalized attention so that students can acquire professional knowledge and skills.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Learning achievements will be evaluated based on clear evaluation criteria presented.
(2)
Learning achievements for courses broken down into small size classes will be evaluated objectively by agreement between faculty members who teach these small size classes.
(3)
Clinical practicum courses will be evaluated by the level of understanding and proficiency regarding matters for which students consulted with practicum supervisors.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

In accordance with the diploma policy and the curriculum policy, the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology (Professional Degree Program) is open to admitting those who have the following knowledge and skills, the abilities of thinking, of judgement, and of expression as well as proactive attitudes.

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Those who have acquired a wide range of specialized knowledge in psychology during their undergraduate course of study.
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Those who have a sense of purpose to become professionals in the field of clinical psychology.
3.
Those who are capable of supporting people with psychological issues.

Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences ( the Master's Degree Program) awards the master's degree to those who have completed the prescribed curriculum and have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves as well as proactive attitudes:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students can not only analyze the current situation in a multifaceted manner in order to create a safe and secure society, but also make use of high levels of expertise required for creating a new theory by inheriting and developing the existing ones.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have practical and specialized abilities not only to assess the risk of disasters and accidents quantitatively from the viewpoint of natural science and engineering, but also to develop a method to assess the risk more comprehensively by qualitative assessment from the viewpoint of social sciences and propose and plan policies in order to achieve a safe and secure society with the high level of the "Think and Act" capabilities.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can carefully observe a variety of information related to social safety studies to find issues and proactively cope with them to give solutions.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences (the Ph.D. Degree Program) awards the Ph.D. degree to those who have completed the prescribed curriculum and have acquired the following knowledge and skills, capacities and abilities, as well as proactive attitudes:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students can not only analyze the current situation in a multifaceted manner in order to create a safe and secure society, but also have outstanding expertise required for creating a new theory by inheriting and developing the existing ones.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have autonomous research abilities in the field of societal safety science and can create theories and propose policies with the outstanding capabilities of "Think and Act".
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can carefully observe a variety of information related to societal safety studies to find issues and deal with them in a proactive manner to give solutions with high professional ethics.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences configures systematically the curriculum based on the following points in order to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
Liberal Arts:
i)
The Graduate School provides liberal art subjects as the compulsory lectures relayed by all the full-time teachers to enable students to acquire a broad range of knowledge not only on their own specialized field but also on the whole fields of societal safety science.
ii)
Students will acquire the skills to adequately understand, write and express in more than one foreign language in addition to Japanese through seminars conducted by academic advisors.
(2)
Specialized Subjects:
i)
The Graduate School arranges "core subjects" that cover the areas of "disaster prevention/ reduction" and "related subjects" that include other peripheral subjects.
ii)
The Graduate School arranges a system so that the students may acquire a high level of research ability, not only through guidance on their specialized field in seminars conducted by academic advisors, but also by receiving a variety of lectures and suggestions in selective subjects.
iii)
Interdisciplinary academic guidance is provided by both one main teacher in charge and two vice-teachers in charge from the different fields.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The "master thesis intermediate presentation meeting" is held every year in which all students make an oral presentation in front of all full-time teachers about the progress status and future policy of their master thesis.
(2)
All master theses are examined by a total of three examiners ‘one chief examiner and two sub-examiners', and students will submit their final version by reflecting guidance of the examiners.
(3)
Oral examination and "master thesis presentation meeting" are held and students who have satisfied with the evaluation criteria of the Graduate School are deemed as qualified.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences configures essential subjects systematically in the curriculum based on the following points in order to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills, capacities and abilities as well as attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School configures its curriculum focused on fostering specialized researchers and highly-qualified professionals in the field of societal safety sciences and systemizes the subjects under the three categories of Science and Engineering System, Social System and Humanities System, respectively.
(2)
The Graduate School arranges a system in order for the students to acquire a high level of research ability, not only through guidance on their specialized field in seminars conducted by academic advisors, but also by receiving a variety of lectures and suggestions in selective subjects.
(3)
Students will acquire the skills to adequately understand, write and express in more than one foreign language in addition to Japanese and also acquire the skills to communicate and make presentation in seminars conducted by academic advisors.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The "doctoral thesis intermediate presentation meeting" is held twice in which all students make an oral presentation in front of all full-time teachers for recognizing progress and contents of research on their master thesis.
(2)
All doctoral theses are examined by three examiners ‘one chief examiner and two sub-examiners', and students will submit their final version by reflecting their guidance.
(3)
After the oral examination and public inquiry students who have satisfied with the evaluation criteria of the Graduate School are deemed as qualified.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression as well as proactive attitudes and deserve as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

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To have strong concerns for social safety and to have acquired basic specialized knowledge and skills in the field of societal safety sciences.
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To be able to think by themselves about the problems of social safety from a global perspective, to access them from versatile viewpoints, such as law and political science, economics and business administration, sociology, psychology, physics, informatics, engineering science, labor and social medicine and so on, and to be able to contribute to society with their strong leadership.
3.
To have strong willingness to implement research proactively in order to solve the various problems of social safety.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, capacities and abilities, and proactive attitudes and deserve as the graduate school students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have strong concerns for the problems of social safety and to have acquired expertise and skills in the field of societal safety sciences.
2.
To be able to think by themselves about the problems of social safety from a global perspective, to access them from versatile standpoints such as law and political science, economics and business administration, sociology, psychology, physics, informatics, engineering science, labor and social medicine and so on, and to be able to create new academic field of societal safety science, and to contribute to society through creation of new theories and policy proposals for disaster prevention and reduction.
3.
To have strong willingness to tackle with research proactively in order to solve the various problems of social safety.

Graduate School of East Asian Cultures

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of East Asian Cultures aims to cultivate researchers and highly qualified professionals who understand the formation, development and interrelations of East Asian cultures and have a broad range of knowledge and a high-level of research abilities. Thus, the School awards the master's degree in Cultural Interaction Studies to those who have successfully acquired the following abilities as an embodiment of these objectives:

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Knowledge and Skills
A highly specialized knowledge of East Asian cultures and the ability to use this knowledge to participate in the intellectual activities of humankind.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgment, and Expression
The ability to use the capabilities of "Think and Act" to discover, study, and solve problems regarding East Asian cultures from a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
The ability to accurately introduce to others their deep understanding and highly specialized knowledge of East Asian cultures, and a willingness to make a contribution to the knowledge-based society.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of East Asian Cltures aims to cultivate researchers and highly qualified professionals who can understand the formation, development and interrelations of East Asia cultures and have rich expertise and high-level research abilities. Thus, the School awards the doctoral degree in Cultural Interaction Studies to those who have successfully acquired the following abilities as an embodiment of these objectives.

1.
Knowledge and Skills
A highly specialized knowledge of East Asian cultures, and the ability to produce new knowledge.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgment, and Expression
The ability to use the capabilities of "Think and Act" to discover, study, and solve problems regarding East Asian cultures from a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective, so as to produce highly valuable academic results.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
The ability to transmit high-level and creative academic knowledge based on a deep understanding and insights about East Asian cultures, and a demonstrated awareness of their role as specialists who lead the knowledge-based society.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

Based on its Diploma Policy, the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures configures its curriculum to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as proactive attitudes.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School arranges appropriate lectures and seminars to enable students to systematically acquire highly specialized knowledge and skills about East Asian cultural studies.
(2)
In seminars, students receive personal guidance from their advisors and acquire academic abilities required for specialists in East Asian cultural studies.
(3)
The Graduate School provides a wide range of common subjects to enable students to contextualize their research topics in modern East Asian cultural studies as a whole.
(4)
The Graduate School provides a set of subjects for students to develop the ability to transmit their academic achievements globally.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of the educational contents will be evaluated by the results of the master's thesis review and academic achievement survey.
(2)
Research results will be recognized through presentations at scholarly meetings held on and off campus, and contributions and publications in academic journals.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

Based on its Diploma Policy, the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures configures its curriculum to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as proactive attitudes.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School arranges appropriate lectures and seminars to enable students to systematically acquire cutting-edge knowledge and skills about East Asian cultures.
(2)
In seminars, students receive careful personal guidance from their advisors and acquire the requisite academic abilities as an independent scholar in East Asian cultural studies.
(3)
The Graduate School provides a wide range of common subjects to enable students to raise questions about and contextualize their research themes in modern East Asian cultural studies as a whole.
(4)
The School provides a set of subjects for students to develop a high-level ability to transmit their academic achievements globally.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of the educational contents will be evaluated by the results of Ph.D. dissertation review and academic achievement survey.
(2)
Research results will be recognized through presentations at scholarly meetings held on and off campus, contributions and publications in academic journals, and annual achievement reports.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

According to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy, the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgment, and expression, as well as proactive attitudes befitting the M.A. students:

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To have basic knowledge of East Asian cultures at the B.A. level and abilities to produce his or her research results through oral presentations and written papers.
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To be able to set his or her own research topics according to the research methods of East Asian cultural studies.
3.
To have strong concerns for East Asian cultures and willingness to contribute to the development of knowledge-based society by exhibiting their expertise.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

According to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy, the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, the abilities of thinking, judgment, and expression, as well as proactive attitudes befitting the Ph.D students:

1.
To have knowledge about specialized contents and research methods of East Asian cultures at the M.A. or its equivalent level, and abilities to produce appropriately and internationally his or her research results through oral presentations and written papers.
2.
To be able to set and develop his or her own research themes according to the research methods of East Asian cultural studies.
3.
To have strong concerns for advanced research on East Asian cultures, an awareness as an independent researcher, and a willingness to lead the development of knowledge-based society through the inheritance and creation of specialized knowledge.

Graduate School of Governance

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Governance (Master's Degree Program) aims to cultivate highly-qualified human resources to play active role in public matters, that is, highly-qualified professionals and researchers who internationally and interdisciplinary bear education and research activities and put policies designed by themselves into practice, and also have abilities of finding out the issues accepted worldwide, and planning and evaluating policies, with high level of academic ethics, and thus awards master's degree to those who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves as well as a proactive attitude:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have a sense of academic ethics as highly-qualified professionals and can put the policies designed by themselves into practice by using high grade expertise on governance for the solution of various issues facing the international society and advanced information society.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have acquired abilities accepted worldwide to discover global or local issues, to plan policies for their solution and to evaluate them appropriately through the "Think and Act" based on practical communication ability, and also have acquired the ability of policy analysis along with basic ability required for academic research with an international perspective.
3.
Proactive Attitude
Students have willingness to deal with various unsolved issues of the modern society and to create new values with a leadership in a proactive manner based on intimate communication with others acquired in the undergraduate course.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Governance (Ph.D. Degree Program) aims not only to cultivate highly-qualified professionals for public matters, but also autonomous researchers who can contribute to both domestic and global societies by making the best of demonstrating their knowledge and skills with high level of the capabilities of "Think and Act", and thus awards the doctor's degree to those who have acquired the following knowledge and skills, dispositions and abilities as well as attitude:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have high level of ethics as highly-qualified professionals and abilities accepted worldwide to find out issues and to plan and assess policies appropriately, according to the capabilities of "Think and Act", and also have the abilities to put the policies designed by themselves into practice on the local or global fields.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students have acquired abilities accepted worldwide to find out global or local issues and to plan and assess policies to solve and to asses them appropriately, according to the capabilities of "Think and Act" based on practical communication skills, and also have acquired knowledge for policy analysis and international trends and basic abilities and international perspective required for research activities.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students can create actively a framework for value creating through an international network in addition to dealing willingly with various unsolved issues of the modern society through their expertise and creating in a proactive manner new values with a leadership based on the intimate communication abilities acquired in the master's degree program.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Governance (Master's Degree Program) configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves as well as proactive attitudes according to Diploma Policy of the Graduate School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School arranges systematically lectures, seminars and practices in order for the students to use further practically their knowledge and skills acquired in their undergraduate course. Specifically, the Graduate School places jurisprudence, political science, administrative studies, economics and business administration under organically interlinked state, at the center of the program.
(2)
The Graduate School provides lecture subjects which are strictly selected to cover each field of social sciences in order for the students to acquire basics and method of policy analysis and also to get knowledge for adopting an interdisciplinary approach required for solution of public issues in local communities or international public issues according to concern of the students.
(3)
The Graduate School provides seminars in order for the students to acquire the ability to consider issues in a multifaceted manner.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated comprehensively based on the screening including third-party evaluation of master's thesis and research presentations at academic meetings, as well as on regular subject achievements.
(2)
The abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes to learn will be checked through guidance and evaluation of academic advisors.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Governance (Ph.D. Degree Program) configures its curriculum of the doctor's degree program based on the following points with a view to enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, dispositions and abilities as well as attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Graduate School.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School systematically configures lectures, seminars and practices in order for the students to use further practically their knowledge and skills acquired in their master's program. Specifically, the Graduate School places jurisprudence, political science, administrative studies, economics and business administration under organically interlinked state, at the center of program.
(2)
As for lecture subjects group which are strict selected to cover each field of social sciences, the Graduate School designs for students to acquire basics and method of policy analysis and also to get knowledge required for adopting an interdisciplinary approach which is needed to solve local or international public issues according to concern of the students.
(3)
The Graduate School provides seminars in order for the students to acquire the ability to consider issues in a multifaceted manner.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated comprehensively based on the screening including third-party evaluation of doctor's thesis research presentations at academic meetings, as well as on regular subject achievements.
(2)
The abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, and proactive attitudes to learn will be checked through guidance and evaluation of academic advisors.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Governance (Master's Degree Program) accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression as well as proactive attitudes as the students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have the background knowledge of the problems of global and advanced information societies and to have the basic knowledge of the undergraduate course about any field of social sciences such as jurisprudence, political sciences, economics and business administration, or natural sciences such as urban engineering, environmental studies and statistics because the subjects and methods of political studies require characteristically interdisciplinary and diversified approaches.
2.
To have the basic capabilities of "Think and Act" and the basic abilities for problem finding, policy designing and proper assessment, as well as logical thinking and expression.
3.
To have basic communication skills and also have strong willingness to solve both global and regional problems.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Governance (Ph.D. Degree Program) accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression as well as proactive attitudes as the students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School:

1.
To have the background knowledge of the problems of global and advanced information societies and to have the basic knowledge of the master's degree program about any field of social sciences such as jurisprudence, political sciences, economics and business administration, or natural sciences such as urban engineering, environmental studies and statistics as the subjects and methods of political studies require characteristically interdisciplinary and diversified approaches.
2.
To have the basic capabilities of "Think and Act" and the basic abilities for problem finding, policy designing and proper assessment, as well as logical thinking and expression.
3.
To have basic communication skills and also have strong willingness to solve both global and regional problems.

Graduate School of Health and Well-being

Diploma Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Health and Well-being (Master's Degree Program) cultivates health and exercise instructors and also physical education and sports instructors as highly-qualified professionals, and provides basic education for researchers who promote human health and well-being from an interdisciplinary and practical perspective. Thus, the Graduate School awards the master's degree (Health and Well-being) to those who have completed the prescribed curriculum and acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression ,as well as a proactive attitudes:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired high-levels of knowledge and skills required for playing an active role as researchers or highly-qualified professionals related to human health and well-being and can make full and practical use of them.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students can think autonomously from a global perspective and contribute to society by demonstrating the capabilities of "Think and Act", recommended by the University, while keeping an interactive communication with others.
3.
Proactive Attitudes
Students have willingness and ability to deal with unresolved issues in a proactive manner, while always recognizing the needs of the times, in accordance with a high sense of professional ethics.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Health and Well-being (Ph.D. Degree Program) cultivates human resources who have high-levels of abilities required for autonomous research activities as researchers in the fields of physical education and sport science, health science, pedagogy, sociology, study of social welfare, cultural anthropology and related specialty fields and who have the ability to analyze and solve issues to make use of research results for the promotion of human health and well-being. The Graduate School awards the doctor's degree (Health and Well-being) to those who have completed the prescribed curriculum and acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, as well as a proactive attitude.

1.
Students have acquired outstanding knowledge and skills required for playing an active role as researchers or highly-qualified professionals to promote health and well-being and can make use of them in a practical manner.
2.
Students can think autonomously from a global perspective and contribute to society by specifically grasping regional issues and demonstrating higher levels of the "Think and Act", capabilities recommended by the University, while keeping an interactive communication with others.
3.
Students have abilities of recognizing the needs of the times and are capable of demonstrating the willingness and dispositions to proactively deal with unresolved issues, in accordance with a high sense of professional ethics.

Curriculum Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Health and Well-being (Master's Degree Program) cultivates health and exercise instructors and also physical education and sports instructors as highly-qualified professionals, and provides basic education for researchers who promotes human health and well-being from an interdisciplinary and practical perspective. The Graduate School configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as proactive attitudes for the master's degree:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School offers opportunities to learn basic skills required for research through Basic Subjects which consist of Study of Health and Well-being and Methods of Health Research, and to acquire academic ethics required for research activities.
(2)
In Exercise Subjects, the Graduate School arranges education system whereby each student can receive elaborate guidance from academic advisor and acquire abilities of logical and critical thinking, and thus acquire high-level of research activities. In Specialized Subjects linked with Exercise Subjects, students can acquire basic knowledge relating academic fields.
(3)
In Theme Subjects, students tackle with problems of modern society and acquire ability to find clues and solve them. In Practice Subjects linked with Theme Subjects, students acquire the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to practical issues and to contribute to society by conducting education and research in coordination with outside facilities and local governments.
(4)
The Graduate School invites instructors with a career in their subject areas and helps cultivate highly-qualified professionals in the related areas. Subjects required for the acquisition of a teacher's license (Health and Physical Education) for junior high schools and high schools are also provided.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of the educational content will be evaluated comprehensively the results of the master's thesis and presentation in academic conference along with usual class evaluations.
(2)
The abilities of thinking, judgement and expression as well as proactive attitudes to learn will be measured by guidance and evaluation of academic advisors.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Health and Well-being (Ph.D. Degree Program) cultivates human resources who have high-level of ability required for autonomous research activities as researchers in the fields of physical education and sports science, health science, pedagogy, sociology, study of social welfare, cultural anthropology and other related academic fields, and who have the ability to analyze and solve issues and make use of research results for the promotion of human health and well-being. The Graduate School configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as proactive attitudes appropriate for the doctor's degree.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School provides academic advisors in order to foster human resources who have a broad interdisciplinary perspective and at the same time will be accepted as a professional of each academic field through manifold guidance. If necessary, plural advisors may be offered to one student. Under hospitable guidance system, the Graduate School also provides opportunities for the students to cultivate the ability of critical thinking required for research activities along with academic ethics as researchers through Exercise Subjects and other subjects.
(2)
The Graduate School provides lecture subjects in which the plural teachers take up and teach one specified social issue interdisciplinary beyond their academic fields, and thus the students can study the specific route for returning the research results back to society.
(3)
The Graduate School offers Internship for Problem-solution Project for students to become highly-qualified professional with doctor's degree, and thus they can tackle actually issues for a certain period of time in the sites appropriate for their research interests and gain experiences to contribute to society.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated comprehensively the results of doctor's thesis, pre-doctoral papers, and presentation in academic conference, along with usual evaluations.
(2)
The abilities of thinking, judgement and expression as well as a proactive attitude to learn which the students should acquire in the Graduate School will be measured by guidance and evaluation of academic advisors.

Admission Policy

■ Master's Degree Program

The Graduate School of Health and Well-being cultivates health and exercise instructors and also physical education and sports instructors as highly-qualified professionals, and provides basic education for human health and well-being researchers with an interdisciplinary and practical perspective. Thus the Graduate School accepts through a variety of entrance examinations those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, as well as proactive attitudes:

1.
as for the graduates from the undergraduate course of the Faculty, to have acquired expertise of the specialized area in the undergraduate course. as for the other students, to have basic knowledge required for the promotion of health and well-being.
2.
To have abilities to think autonomously from a global perspective through studies of the undergraduate course or social experiences equivalent to them, and to have willingness to contribute to society by demonstrating the capabilities of "Think and Act", or comprehensive abilities of judgement and activities recommended by the University, while keeping an interactive communication with others.
3.
To be always conscious of the needs of the times and to have willingness and dispositions to proactively study academic fields on health and well-being.

■ Ph. D. Degree Program

The Graduate School of Health and Well-being (Ph.D. Degree Program) aims to cultivate researchers who are capable of promoting human health and well-being from the perspective of "being healthy truly required for people" and highly-qualified professionals who can contribute to realization of health or sports promotion. Thus the Graduate School provides general and adult entrance examinations and accepts those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression as well as proactive attitudes as the students of Ph.D. Degree Program:

1.
As for students from the Graduates School (Master's Degree Program), to have acquired expertise of the specialized academic field in the master's degree program. As for the other students, to have knowledge required for the promotion of health and well-being equivalent level of students with the master's degree;
2.
to have abilities of autonomous thinking from a global perspective through studies in the master's degree program or social experiences equivalent to them and to have the willingness to contribute to society by understanding regional issues and demonstrating the capabilities of "Think and Act", or comprehensive abilities of judgement and activities recommended by the University, while keeping an interactive communication with others.
3.
To be always conscious of the needs of the times and have willingness and dispositions to proactively study academic areas related to health and well-being with high-levels of professional ethics.

School of Law

Diploma Policy

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Law School (Professional Degree Program) awards the Juris Doctor to those who have learned the prescribed curriculum for fostering legal professionals equipped with three qualities of educational philosophy of the Law School, have completed the prescribed credits including required credits of basic subjects of law, practical basic subjects of law, development and advanced subjects as well as basic law and related subjects, and have acquired the following knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves, as well as a proactive attitude:

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students have acquired practical and pragmatic knowledge and skills backed by sophisticated theories required for playing an autonomous role as highly-qualified legal professionals and can make full use of them.
2
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement, and Expression
Students can think for themselves from a global perspective and discover legal issues to be solved in the complicated and diversified modern society with the highly qualified capabilities of "Think and Act"
3
Proactive Attitudes
Students can take responsibility for their own learning and demonstrate leadership as legal professionals for realizing the goal of democracy and respect for individuals.

Curriculum Policy

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Law School (Professional Degree Program) configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills, abilities to think, judge and express themselves as well proactive attitudes according to the Diploma Policy of the Law School:

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Law School provides basic subjects of law which aim to bridge abstract theories to practical education in order for students to acquire systematic knowledge corresponding to each case.
(2)
The Law School provides practical subjects of law in order for students to acquire practical knowledge and skills, and also to cultivate professional ethics, rich humanities and common sense.
(3)
The Law School provides advanced subjects of law which need high expertise in order for students to acquire deeper specialized knowledge by configuring lectures and exercises organically.
(4)
The Law School provides subjects related to international business and legal English, and arranges overseas internship in order to foster legal professionals capable of dealing with global issues.
(5)
The Law School provides interdisciplinary subjects, such as special lectures on modern law and subjects of law and society to enable students to acquire the ability to solve issues from a broad perspectives in the highly complicated and sophisticated modern society.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
The levels of acquisition of knowledge and skills will be evaluated comprehensively through the results of acquisition of credits, analysis of general GPA, and various researches of learning activities and achievement surveys.
(2)
Abilities to think, judge and express themselves, summarized as the "Think and Act" capabilities will be evaluated by tallying up the results of the University's Competency Research in Student Assessment.
(3)
Proactive attitude to learn will be evaluated by tallying up the results various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Law School (Professional Degree Program) broadly accepts through a variety of entrance examinations those who have the following knowledge and skills, abilities of thinking, judgement, and expression, as well as proactive attitudes as the students according to the Diploma Policy and the Curriculum Policy of the Law School:

1.
To have acquired sufficient education and professional knowledge during the undergraduate course, and have the basic abilities as legal professionals (the abilities to read and comprehend, to understand, to analyze, and to express themselves); also to have foreign language proficiency, professional qualifications, and experiences as members of society required for legal professionals dealing with global issues, which may be evaluated as important factors for admission.
2.
As for those students who have completed the undergraduate course of law, to have knowledge and skills of basic subjects of law in addition to the above requirements.
3.
To have strong willingness to learn proactively to become legal professionals.

School of Accountancy

Diploma Policy

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Graduate School of Accountancy (Professional Degree Program) awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accountancy to those who meet international standards and are proficient in theories and practices of accountancy.

1.
Knowledge and Skills
Students are proficient in theories and practices required for professionals of accountancy, have acquired professional ethics and rich sense of accountancy as well as sophisticated abilities to judge and think, and can make full use of them.
2.
Abilities of Thinking, Judgement and Expression
Students can respond to the needs of the society by demonstrating the capabilities of "Think and Act" as professionals of accountancy with wholesome mind, and play a leading role in the fields of auditing, industry and public agencies.
3
Proactive Attitudes
Students are well informed of the internationalization and IT field, and can play an active role as professionals of accountancy with highly advanced abilities in finance, law, tax and management.

Curriculum Policy

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Graduate School of Accountancy (Professional Degree Program) configures its curriculum based on the following points with a view to enabling students to become proficient in theories and practices required for professionals of accountancy, and acquire professional ethics, rich sense of accountancy as well as sophisticated abilities to judge and think.

1. Educational Contents:

(1)
The Graduate School configures its curriculum in order for students (1) to become highly proficient in theories and practices satisfied with international standards and (2) to develop professional ethics for public interests, as its basic policy that is to place accounting and auditing in the center and show the career support to select their career from a wide variety of options.
(2)
The Graduate School provides horizontally Introductory Subject Group to prepare before receiving professional education, Basic Subject Group to acquire minimally required knowledge for professionals, Development Subject Group to deepen the basic subjects to develop into the related academic fields, and Application and Practice Subject Group to acquire the abilities for professionals of accountancy immediately applicable in the economic society. The Graduate School also provides vertically Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, Law and Tax, and Business and Economics.
(3)
The Graduate School provides Transversal Subjects such as personal seminar for the learning guidance and the career planning to each student, and for the guidance on thesis preparation for research oriented students.

2. Evaluation of Learning Achievements:

(1)
Learning achievements will be evaluated objectively and strictly through accurately reflecting the competence of students based on the defined evaluation criteria.
(2)
Learning achievements will be evaluated comprehensively by the results of presentation and discussions besides the written and/or report examinations, and the evaluation criteria are set strictly based on the absolute or relative scales corresponding to the characteristics of each subject.
(3)
Abilities of thinking, judgement and expression, summarized as the "Think and Act" capabilities, will be evaluated by tallying up the results of the University's Competency Research in Student Assessment.
(4)
Proactive attitudes to learn will be evaluated by tallying up the results of various student assessment researches.

Admission Policy

■ Professional Graduate Schools

The Graduate School of Accountancy (Professional Degree Program) aims to foster accountants who meet international standards and are proficient in theories and practices, and accepts through various entrance examinations those who have the competence and motivation to receive advanced education of accountancy.

1.
For the above purpose, the Graduate School mainly accepts advanced students who have knowledge and skills of bookkeeping and accounting, and also accepts beginners with an excellent sense of accounting.
2.
The Graduate School implements the general entrance examination, the transfer admission examination within the University, and the recommendation examination for undergraduates of the designated universities, and also implements the entrance examinations for international students, people with the qualification, and working adults from the viewpoint of widely accepting various talented people internationally and socially.
3.
The Graduate School accepts students who have received professional education of accountancy, not only through the written examination to check basic knowledge of accounting such as bookkeeping and cost accounting, but also through the oral examination added with an essay or document screening.
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