The Dean's Welcome Message

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dean.TANAKA Tomoko

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the most eminent graduate schools in Japan, covering almost all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The foundation of the graduate school is built on the faculties of letters, economics, and law. The interdisciplinary structure of the school is one of its main features. It is one of the centers of academics in West Japan, laying emphasis on academic activity and publications that meet international standards.
We run international student exchange programs. The “Center for East Asian Studies” is attached to our graduate school and we promote the globalization of education and academics. We have international exchange agreements with universities and run double-degree programs with some universities.

Our master’s course is for people who hope to obtain educational training of the highest quality and acquire a master’s degree. Our doctoral course aims at the achievement of high quality research by doctoral candidates who hope to obtain a degree.
Our educational environment has a remarkable diversity, with students from Japan as well as other countries, both working and nonworking students of all ages, and students from full-time and part-time courses. This heterogeneity in the student population makes for enjoyable discussions and promotes the sharing of wisdom.
I believe that experiencing this graduate course will create a bright future for both yourself and society at large.