Educational Goals and Our Three Policies
Educational Purposes and Three Policies

Educational Purposes

In keeping with the School Philosophy, the Graduate School of Liberal Arts seeks to develop professionals who have amassed a high level of specialized knowledge and practical skills in the wide range of academic fields in which they specialize and who are able to research and solve a wide range of problems.

Three policies of the Graduate School of Liberal Arts

The Graduate School of Liberal Arts seeks to develop professionals who have amassed a high level of specialized knowledge and practical skills in the wide range of academic fields in which they specialize and who are able to research and solve a wide range of problems. Degrees are awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities and have completed the prescribed credits.

  1. Have advanced specialized knowledge and practical skills required by each major and be able to apply them.
  2. Be able to analyze, consider, and pursue complex and diverse issues from multiple perspectives by utilizing advanced specialized knowledge.
  3. Each major's requirement for advanced specialized knowledge can be completed and integrated into a dissertation.

The Graduate School of Liberal Arts shall structure its curriculum in accordance with the following guidelines in order for students to gain the skills necessary for the awarding of degrees:

  1. The program is designed to cultivate the advanced specialized knowledge and practical skills required by each major and to develop the ability to apply them practically.
  2. Courses are designed to provide students with a high level of professional knowledge and critical thinking abilities in the broad and diverse academic fields in which they major.
  3. The achievements of the acquisition of highly specialized knowledge required by each major will be compiled into a dissertation under the detailed guidance of the academic advisor, and will be the culmination of academic achievements.

The Graduate School of Liberal Arts aims to nurture individuals who have acquired a high level of specialized knowledge and practical skills in the broad and diverse academic fields in which they specialize and who have the ability to investigate and solve increasingly complex and diverse problems
Students at the Graduate School of Liberal Arts are expected to acquire advanced theories, methodologies, and practical skills from an international perspective. For this reason, it is important for students to acquire the insight to fully explore their own interests, as well as knowledge and methodologies in each field of study at the undergraduate level.
We seek applicants who have the following abilities and qualities through the above-mentioned studies at undergraduate schools, among others.

  1. Possess basic knowledge related to the advanced specialized knowledge and practical skills required by each major.
  2. Have willfulness to actively discover and explore complex and diverse issues with clear research objectives.
  3. Be familiar with research methodologies in each area and be able to carry out research from multiple perspectives.

Division of Japanese Cultures

In keeping with the goals of the Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Division of Japanese Cultures seeks to develop students who are capable of delving deeply into a topic from the vast body of Japanese cultural history based on their own interests and in accordance with their own methodologies, as well as those who can situate that topic in a global context and think about it with a broad perspective and applied skills.

The Department of Japanese Culture seeks to develop students who are capable of delving deeply into a topic from the vast body of Japanese cultural history based on their own interests and in accordance with their own methodologies, as well as who can situate that topic in a larger global context and think about it with a broad perspective and applied skills. Degrees are awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities and have completed the prescribed credits.

Master's course

  1. Be able to independently establish strategies and plans for solving important problems related to the study of Japanese culture.
  2. Can accurately read literature such as historical materials related to Japanese cultural studies.
  3. Be able to conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of your own research topic using advanced theory and exercises, and to present the findings in a dissertation.

Doctoral degree program

  1. Possess the aptitude and disposition necessary to formulate and address new research questions based on extensive knowledge in one's own field of expertise.
  2. Be able to present your research at national and international conferences by using advanced specialized knowledge to explore your own research questions from various angles.
  3. Be able to promote original research on their own research topics through advanced theses and exercises, and summarize the results in a dissertation.

The Division of Japanese Cultures shall structure its curriculum in accordance with the following guidelines in order for students to gain the skills necessary for the awarding of degrees:

Master's course

  1. The program provides specialized courses for the study of Japanese culture in a range of subjects. The core areas of study include religion; painting; performing arts; calligraphy; modern society and culture; the Japanese language; classical literature; modern and contemporary literature; and Chinese language and culture. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the essence of Japanese culture through these specialized courses, from ancient times to the present, from the social sphere to the specific cultural facets.
  2. By completing exercises in their own primary field of study, students will develop the ability to formulate crucial research questions.
  3. Each student will conduct an in-depth analysis of a given research theme using various tools and a wide-ranging viewpoint, and they will then compile their findings in a dissertation.

Doctoral degree program

  1. Students will learn how to master a range of Japanese cultural genres and develop the capacity to deepen the scope of their specialized studies by enrolling in advanced courses in a variety of subjects.
  2. Students will develop their advanced specialized knowledge, practical skills, and ability to pursue research projects of their own choosing by participating in exercises in their major field of study.
  3. By fully utilizing the specialized knowledge and skills that have been acquired up to that point, advanced and original research results will be summarized in a dissertation, which will be the culmination of academic results.

Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties

In accordance with the objectives of the Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties aims to train highly specialized professionals who are capable of investigating and researching past historical events and the rich cultural properties left by mankind from new perspectives while making comprehensive use of the academic methods that Japanese history and cultural property studies have cultivated to date.

The Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties seeks to develop highly specialized professionals who are capable of continuously examining and researching past historical events and the rich cultural legacies left by mankind from new perspectives while making full use of the academic approaches that Japanese history and cultural property studies have up to this point. Degrees are awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities and have completed the prescribed credits.

Master's course

  1. Be able to accurately identify the essential issues in the study of Japanese history and cultural properties, and independently set up methods and plans for pursuing these issues.
  2. Choose historical sources that are appropriate for researching Japanese history and cultural artifacts, read both literary and documentary sources, and be able to assess the historical significance of each source from a unique and comprehensive viewpoint.
  3. You can write a dissertation as a culmination of your research.

Doctoral degree program

  1. The student should be able to independently set original issues and pursue them from an interdisciplinary and international perspective in a useful manner, presuming that the student possesses the research skills of the Master's Program.
  2. The above achievements can be summarized in a dissertation.

The Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties shall structure its curriculum in accordance with the following guidelines in order for students to gain the skills necessary for the awarding of degrees:

Master's course

  1. The program is composed of four sections from Class 1 to Class 4. The first category includes courses common to the fields of Japanese history and archaeology, while the fourth category includes courses in geography, folklore, and comparative regional history.
  2. The core curriculum of this program is Class 2 Japanese History and Class 3 Archaeology and Cultural Properties, through which students acquire advanced specialized knowledge and a variety of practical skills to identify and pursue essential issues.
  3. Based on advice and discussion from the supervising professor, research findings based on the acquired specialized knowledge and practical skills are compiled into a dissertation.

Doctoral degree program

  1. Students will enroll in specialized research and training courses created in their fields, pursue their research topics based on conversations with faculty members, and present their findings. Students will learn how to conduct research logically in each of these areas as they discuss topics like originality of the subject and research method, planning of the research, accuracy of reading and analyzing historical materials, and appropriateness of broad interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
  2. Students will turn in a "Research Plan," present their findings at a research symposium hosted by the Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties, and refine their approaches to and perspectives on their research in response to discussions.
  3. Based on the results of 1 and 2 above, we will summarize it in a dissertation.

Division of Clinical Psychology

In line with the goals of the Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Division of Clinical Psychology seeks to develop professionals who will investigate how the mind works from a variety of angles and be in charge of providing workable solutions to mental issues. By doing so, we can address the various mental health problems that people experience and create a society in which people can lead successful, happy, and creative lives. The program's goal is to develop talented professionals who will become pioneers in using the principles of cognitive science to solve real-world mental health issues.

In order to address the various mental issues that humans face and realize a world where people can live happy, fulfilling, productive, and creative lives, the Division of Clinical Psychology seeks to train people who will investigate the function of the mind from a variety of perspectives and be in charge of real-world solutions to mental problems. The program aims to train talented professionals with resources who can investigate how the mind works from a variety of angles and become pioneers in real-world approaches to solving mental health issues. Degrees are awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities and have completed the prescribed credits. Furthermore, this division has been designated as a Type 1 program by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists, and students who complete the program are eligible to take the examination for certification as a clinical psychologist. 

  1. Develop specialized knowledge and abilities in clinical psychology as well as in basic psychology, research techniques, statistics, and other unrelated fields, and use them to comprehend and support the human mind in psychological and clinical settings.
  2. Posses the social and ethical awareness necessary for psychological clinicians to work as professionals in various psychological clinical settings such as medical and health care, education, welfare, universities and research institutes, judicial, legal, and police affairs, industry and labor, and private psychological consultation.
  3. Be able to reflect on, explore, and summarize, from an objective point of view, the activities of a clinical psychologist. In other words, they are able to conduct research activities to prepare a master's thesis, improve themselves, and contribute to society.

In order to acquire the competencies required for the conferral of a degree, the Division of Clinical Psychology shall organize its curriculum in accordance with the following policies:

  1. This division educates professional clinicians who provide support activities in the field of clinical psychology in response to societal demands by assigning faculty members in a wide range of specialized fields. This division views the relationship between basic and applied (clinical) psychology as analogous to that between the two wheels of a car.
  2. Students take compulsory courses like "Advanced Clinical Psychology," "Advanced Clinical Psychological Interviewing," and "Clinical Psychological Assessment Practice" in their 1st year as well as elective courses in a variety of subjects like "Research and Statistical Methods," "Basic Psychology," "Social Psychology," "Medicine and Pharmacology," and "Psychotherapy," and they gain fundamental clinical skills through role plays, trials, and simulations. In addition, students acquire basic clinical skills through practical training such as role-playing and trial counseling. Additionally, a faculty advisor helps students create a plan and carry out their research for their master's thesis.
  3. In the 2nd year, students will make the most of these studies and, under the guidance of faculty members, conduct practical training at the Teikyo University Mental Health Center and at sites such as medical and health care, education, welfare, universities and research institutes, judicial affairs, legal affairs, police, industry and labor, and private psychological counseling, and examine the details of their training. In addition, students are guided to compile and present a master's thesis in accordance with their research plan, so that they can culminate their own academic achievements in the master's program.
  4. The program will help students who have completed the necessary credits at the undergraduate level take the necessary courses in order to sit for the Licensed Psychologist Qualifying Examination.

Division of Psychology

In accordance with the purpose of the Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Division of Psychology aims to nurture individuals who possess advanced research skills in basic and applied (including clinical) psychology and a wealth of academic knowledge as a foundation for such research skills, who are independent researchers and engage in high-level research activities, and who engage in highly specialized psychological clinical work, educational work, etc.

The Division of Psychology aims to nurture individuals who possess advanced research skills in basic and applied (including clinical) psychology and a wealth of academic knowledge as a foundation for such research skills, who are independent researchers and engage in high-level research activities, and who engage in highly specialized psychological clinical work, educational work, etc. Degrees are awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities and have completed the prescribed credits.

  1. Posses highly specialized knowledge and skills in basic and applied psychology (including clinical studies), research methods, statistics, and other areas peripheral to psychology.
  2. You can conduct cutting-edge and high-level research in each specialized area.
  3. Posses a high level of ethical and social awareness and be able to conduct research, provide clinical guidance, and perform educational duties in their respective areas of expertise.

In order to acquire the competencies required for the conferral of a degree, the Division of Psychology shall organize its curriculum in accordance with the following policies:

  1. Basic psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology, in that order, each offer specialized research and training opportunities. In addition to the aforementioned, special practical training is also provided in the field of clinical psychology. Students are required to take a wide range of credits from these courses, focusing on their own major field of study.
  2. Conducting cutting-edge, high-level research in each of the disciplines of basic psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology under the supervision of a faculty advisor and submitting at least two original research papers in principle to peer-reviewed journals and having them accepted are requirements for applying for a degree.
  3. The student must then prepare and submit a dissertation for the degree application, follow the procedures prescribed by the bylaws, and undergo a dissertation review by the Examination Committee and a final oral examination. Upon passing the examination, the doctoral degree will be conferred. A public lecture on the dissertation must be given right away after the choice to award the degree.