Graduate School Prospectus
Toyo Eiwa University started its evening Graduate School in 1993 with the
mission of educating and nurturing professionals equipped to engage in
problem-solving in their respective fields. The Graduate School accepts
both male and female students and consists of the Department of Human
Sciences and the Department of International Cooperation. Both
Departments offer a Master's Degree Program, and within the Department
of Human Sciences, a Doctoral Degree Program is offered in a number of
Faculty and students in the Department of Human Sciences engage in a
broad range of research and educational activities. Technical, multifaceted
and inter-disciplinary research that seeks to respond to contemporary social
needs is carried out, applying developmental, behavioral and spiritual
perspectives in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social welfare
studies, education, religious studies and thanatology.
The Department of International Cooperation, which prior to 2003 was
called the Department of Social Sciences, is devoted to promoting
education and research into best practices in international cooperation, both
in Japan and internationally. Moreover, the Department focuses on
training individuals with the capacity to work within international
cooperative frameworks at a grass-roots level, as well as with governmental
and international organizations.
Department of Human Sciences
The Department of Human Sciences offers programs in Human Science,
The Program in Human Science focuses on interdisciplinary research in
four areas: human growth and development studies, sociology and social
welfare, education, and religion and thanatology. The relatively new
discipline of thanatology is one of the unique features of this department.
The Program in Clinical Psychology focuses on practical research and
education designed to train professional psychologists and clinical psychologists. The Program in Early
Childhood Education is designed to provide advanced education and
training for early childhood educators. It embodies Toyo Eiwa's
"Reverence and Service."
The Doctoral Degree Program, established in 2002, was initially offered in
the areas of clinical psychology and thanatology. It has subsequently been
expanded to include the fields of human growth and development,
education, and religion. Nine graduates—seven in the field of thanatology, one in clinical psychology and one in religious studies—have thus far been awarded the Ph.D.
Department of International Cooperation
Against the backdrop of ongoing globalization, the Department of International Cooperation
provides students with opportunities to gain deep understanding of Japan's position in today's world and its roles through regional studies, international relations theories and international cooperation practices. The academic staff consists of experts in international relations, foreign policy and international economics, including those who have years of experience with international
organizations and/or NGOs. From the second semester, new students join seminars for the preparation of an MA thesis and receive personalized supervision and advice in a family-like atmosphere.