Graduate School of Liberal Arts

  • Hachioji Campus

The capacity to identify issues and design solutions in a range of areas

The Graduate School of Liberal Arts pursues comprehensive inquiry in specific disciplines, covering theoretical and practical studies at an advanced level, with the aim of developing the capacity to identify and analyze complex and diverse phenomena and construct appropriate solutions.

Key facts

  • Division of Japanese Cultures
  • Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties
  • Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Division of Psychology
  • Division of Japanese Cultures, Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties
    • Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree Program) -Master's Degree in Arts
    • Stage 2 of doctoral program (Doctoral Degree Program) -Doctorate in Arts
  • Division of Clinical Psychology
    • Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree Program) -Master's Degree in Psychology
  • Division of Psychology
    • Stage 2 of doctoral program (Doctoral Degree Program) -Doctorate in Psychology
Educational principles
Teaching staff * 0 (Except for the full-time faculty)
Students * 42

* As of May 1st, 2019


The capacity to identify issues and design solutions in a range of areas

The Graduate School of Liberal Arts offers four programs: Japanese Culture, Japanese History and Cultural Properties, Clinical Psychology, and Psychology.

Division of Japanese Cultures -Stage 1 of doctoral program
  • Comprehensive study of Japanese culture
    The Japanese Culture program is a comprehensive study of Japanese culture in its many and varied forms. Students will evaluate Japanese culture from a number of perspectives, with a particular focus on religion, performing arts, modern society and cultural exchange, music, calligraphy, the Japanese language, modern and postmodern literature and Chinese language and culture. Through an exploration of many different aspects of culture, students will develop a broad understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and identify areas of interest for further study.
  • Ever-expanding curriculum
    The scope of the Japanese Culture program is constantly expanding. Currently the program covers calligraphy (including the three greatest Japanese calligraphers of all time) and performing art genres such as Kabuki. Students will also explore fast-growing manifestations of modern-day mass media such as film and publishing, and consider the role of language as the foundation that underpins all forms of Japanese culture. The language module includes presentations from leading academics in Japanese language history and modern-day language analysis.
Division of Japanese History and Cultural Properties
  • Reserch Institute of Cultural Properties, Teikyo University
    The Reserch Institute of Cultural Properties, Teikyo University at Fuefuki in Yamanashi prefecture is staffed entirely by researchers and enjoys an excellent reputation in the academic sector in Japan. It is the ideal facility for pursuing investigative research into archaeology, medieval history and the science of cultural properties. The Institute is involved in highly specialized research and has access to considerable resources. As such, it is a wonderful addition to the educational programs on offer at the Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
  • Globally oriented curriculum
    In recent years, there has been a shift in Japanese history studies towards the international perspective and the notion of studying Japanese history from the outside looking in. This has become an important component of the modern-day approach to Japanese history studies. The Japanese History and Cultural Properties program offers a broad range of subjects associated with Japanese history and cultural properties, including geography, ethnology and comparative regional history modules.
  • Promoting interdisciplinary studies and cross-pollination between arts and sciences
    The Reserch Institute of Cultural Properties, Teikyo University is home to researchers in humanities fields such as archaeology and medieval history as well as scientific analysts studying physical materials such as archaeological remains and cultural properties. The Institute represents a truly interdisciplinary facility blending sciences and humanities, which promotes the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach free of artificial distinctions between education and research.
  • Complementing research skills with presentation skills
    General Research is a compulsory subject in which supervisors meet regularly with students to monitor the progress of research and assist with the preparation of the degree thesis. Being able to identify an innovative element of the research project and prepare a presentation within a short timeframe is a skill of equal importance to the actual research work. To this end, students are encouraged to publish their research findings in academic journals and other forums on a nationwide scale.
Division of Clinical Psychology -Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree)/Psychology -Stage 2 of doctoral program
  • Emphasis on practical skills
    The Clinical Psychology program has a strong emphasis on practical skills, with extensive clinical training based on a comprehensive study of cognitive behavioral therapy, dynamic approaches, client-centered therapy and rehabilitation approaches. Students are exposed to a wide range of medical settings through clinical training at Teikyo University Hospital, kindergartens and elementary schools, and affiliated medical clinics and juvenile facilities.
  • Teikyo University Mental Health Center
    The key component of the clinical training program takes place at the Teikyo University Mental Health Center, which provides counseling services to the local community. The first year of the Master's degree program involves work at the reception desk, while in the second year students are able to participate in actual therapy sessions as well as case conferences.
  • Advanced research and vocational skills
    The Psychology program equips students with high-level psychology research skills together with the associated theoretical background as training for students planning to pursue research at a very advanced level as well as those seeking a career as a psychological clinician or educator. To this end, the program offers a number of dedicated research and practice subjects such as animal experiments and biological reaction measurement in pure psychology, and observational studies in social psychology and developmental psychology. Students are required to submit a graduation thesis on a research topic at the conclusion of the program.

Teaching staff

In the Teikyo University Teaching Staff Database, information about the staff can be searched and viewed. (Japanese information only, may not cover all staff)