Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Letters

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Nagoya campus

Japanese Language and Literature

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Letters

This program focuses on the studies of Japanese literature and language while also delving into the immutable inner value of ever-changing social trends. Through this academic exploration, we aim to clarify the aesthetic sense of traditional Japanese culture and thereafter attempt to pass it down to future generations. Our faculty members with broad relevant specializations in Japanese literature and linguistic culture, among other areas, will play an important role in achieving this goal.

History and Culture

Master's Degree, Letters

This program allows students to gain extensive knowledge of Japanese history and culture and to learn how to capably read historical materials. Students are expected to be able to make full use of their cultivated knowledge and acquired ability to work as specialists who preserve, manage, and utilize historical materials and historic sites for the sake of our present generation or as learned advocates who promote community development based on history and traditions. We aim to develop experts to play leading roles in museums as well as relevant fields such as social education, municipal history compilation, town development, school education, publishing, and tourism. Our curriculum offers the following seven features: (1) seamless curriculum of subjects from ancient history to modern history; (2) sufficient volume of subjects relating to modern history; (3) subjects being related to the traditions and cultures of Japan and local societies (e.g., folklore studies and Japanese ideological history); (4) emphasis on the characteristics of the Tokai region where Chukyo University is located; (5) inclusion of international relations history-related subjects to cultivate a global perspective; (6) subjects related to the preservation and utilization of historical archives as an aid to boost students' career, following completion of their studies; and (7) subjects aimed at forging a link between historical studies and history education.

Graduate School of World Englishes

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Nagoya campus

World Englishes

Master's Degree, World Englishes

Given that English today is globally used, often being referred to as a world language, the number of non-native English speakers exceeds by several times that of the native English speakers--a condition that has brought forth many new "indigenized" varieties of the English language. In this global context, attention is currently focused on a new theoretical concept of English as an international language, which proposes that English as used in the United Kingdom, in the United States, and in other native English-speaking countries should not be regarded as the only varieties of the English language. The fundamental goal of this program is to help students better understand this plurilingual approach to English and to cultivate human resources armed with a strong command of the English language as they play an active role in various fields.
We are accepting new students for the spring and fall semesters. In addition to the semester system for the academic calendar year, we also offer an admission system catering to graduates of foreign universities to enable them to select the enrollment semester that they will attend according to their study plans.

British and American Cultural Studies

Master's Degree, British and American Cultural Studies

The MA in British and American Cultural Studies goes beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American world to embrace literary and cultural studies in the English-speaking world, including the Caribbean, Canada, and Asia. The program includes English skills courses in reading and discussion, presentation and writing that aim to help students reach a level of academic and professional English appropriate for graduate studies. The program also prepares students who wish pursue studies in English education. The cultural studies component of the program focuses on the cultures of the English-speaking world including print, film and electronic media. Students with an interest in linguistics can pursue research in areas related to sociolinguistics and digital linguistic resources (BNC and other corpora) from the perspectives of English grammar and register.
The British and American Cultural Studies Program is accepting new students for the spring and fall semesters. In addition to the semester system for the academic calendar year, we also offer an admission system catering to graduates of foreign universities to enable them to select an enrollment semester according to their study plans.

Graduate School of Psychology

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Nagoya campus

Experimental and Applied Psychology

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Psychology

Through our high-quality program, we educate professionals and researchers having extensive knowledge in the broad fields of psychology and designing systems that allow humans and the environment to work in harmony.
In the Experimental Psychology division, we provide educational programs in various fields of research such as perception, memory, attention, emotion, and learning. We also train specialists who are familiar with psychological methodologies related to experimental designs, measurement methods, and statistical analyses.
In the Applied Psychology division, we develop professionals who meet the social demands for resolving various real-world issues by applying sophisticated psychological techniques based on empirical findings.

Clinical and Developmental Psychology

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Psychology

Our program develops professionals and researchers who have extensive knowledge in the broad fields of psychology and skills for supporting psychological adjustment and well-being of individuals and groups in clinical fields and various communities.
In the Clinical Psychology division, we educate professionals who can provide adequate support to individuals and/or groups who have several difficulties in psychological adjustment. We also train researchers with sufficient knowledge and analysis skills in the field of clinical psychology to conduct empirical studies.
In the Developmental Psychology division, students receive systematic education programs to develop research literacy: sufficient knowledge in life-span human development embedded in socio-cultural contexts, adequate skills in data collection and analysis methods, and appropriate communication ability between researchers and practitioners.

Graduate School of Sociology

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Toyota campus

Sociology

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Sociology

This program focuses on the complicated and ever-changing modern society and the studies of social and cultural phenomena arising out of it. The goal is to develop an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on sociology, while also questioning the existing frameworks of academic research, and to cultivate experts equipped with professional research capacities through education and research guidance based on this approach.
The major subjects include sociology, sociology of education, social welfare, media sociology, social statistics, history of social thought, and cultural anthropology. This curriculum provides students with a deep understanding of sociological knowledge and methods and enables them to take a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to such actual issues as the environment and human beings, media and culture, and education and welfare.

Graduate School of Law

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Nagoya campus

Law

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Law

The Graduate School of Law is based on the educational and research belief that it is best to provide students with expertise and practical abilities necessary to cope with various social abuses and realize justice. Through education and research activities designed on the basis of this belief, students are expected to acquire advanced professional knowledge, thinking skills, and problem-identifying and -solving abilities to engage with law and politics. Our graduate school also develops cooperative and socially oriented human resources who exert tireless efforts, powered by excellent ability and driven by the solid spirit of legal compliance, in preparation for their future careers requiring research capability or advanced expertise.
Our Master's Program also offers two courses--the "Research Course" and the "Professional Course"--to effectively promote the development of researchers and professionals. This system clearly distinguishes the teaching content of each course, thereby providing appropriate curriculum and guidance systems in line with the goals of individual students.

Graduate School of Economics

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Nagoya campus

Economics

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Economics

The Graduate School of Economics offers a master's program and a doctoral program, providing the opportunity for advanced studies to produce economic researchers, certified tax accountants, and other professionals in the field of economics. A wide variety of lectures and seminars are taught by our faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research in their respective fields of study. In addition, multiple faculty members assist each student in writing papers in a considerate manner.
The curriculum consists of conventional courses based mainly on theory, history, and policy. The semester system also allows students to enroll in and complete the program in the fall semester. For professionals who wish to acquire highly specialized knowledge at the graduate school while working, we offer the options of seminar-focused research guidance, the day-and-night lecture system, and the long-term study system with a three-year enrollment period (for the master's program only).

Policy Studies

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Policy Studies

This program was established in 2009, with the School of Policy Studies as its parent organization. Today, interactions among governmental, local, corporate, and non-profitable activities, are forged inside and outside Japan, thus giving rise to complex policy issues at every moment. To address such policy issues, it is essential to conduct policy studies from a comprehensive perspective based on economics, business administration, law, politics, and other traditional fields of study. The curriculum of this program is designed to enable students to obtain theoretical knowledge and practical abilities with regard to public policy, regional policy, management strategy, and marketing. We aim to develop excellent, highly skilled professionals backed by research capability.
We also offer the day-and-night lecture system that caters to professionals who wish to study while working. Night classes are also available (6th period: 6:20 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.; 7th period: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.).

Graduate School of Management

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.
Location: Nagoya campus

Management

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Management

The Graduate School of Management holds various workshops and lecture meetings to encourage students' intellectual interest. Our school has developed an attractive learning environment with the use of information devices and offices for graduate students as a way of creating comfortable settings to support highly motivated students in their studies. In addition, apart from a system for developing researchers, a research guidance system is also in place to produce professionals who can address issues relevant to globalized, information-driven, interdisciplinary business fields. An emphasis on theories and internationalization characterizes the Graduate School of Management, which is equipped with a full-time team of international faculty, including members coming from the United Kingdom and South Korea, among others.
A system for admitting people still employed (Special Admission for Experienced Working People) was newly established in 2017 to accept professionals (including compulsory retirees) who wish to study business management from the academic perspective on the basis of their work experiences. The admission examination for such applicants is also designed to include special subjects with consideration for professionals.

Graduate School of Engineering

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N2 or higher in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*Not required if you have graduated from a Japanese university.

Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Master's Degree, Engineering

Location: Nagoya campus

This program is intended to develop highly skilled engineers who can make comprehensive use of the fundamental technologies of mechanical engineering, information technology, and system engineering and can conduct creative manufacturing studies that meet social demands to enrich human life. To achieve these goals, the curriculum covers the following common subjects in graduate school, designed to foster professionalism: advanced lectures for expert knowledge; seminars promoting in-depth knowledge and greater acquaintance with knowledge from the advanced lectures; and Mechanical and Systems Engineering Special Experiments and Seminars crafted on the basis of research activities. Students utilize the expertise that they have acquired in these classes to conduct professional studies on themes in specific fields and to write their master's thesis.
Lectures and seminars are categorized into three course models based on possible future careers, giving students an opportunity to receive cutting-edge research education.
1. The Mechanical Technology Model enables students to acquire highly specialized expertise and practical techniques in mechatronics, intelligent control, mechanical control, and mechanical measurement.
2. The Information Technology Model equips students with highly specialized expertise and practical techniques in sensor information processing, biological information processing, and image processing.
3. The System Technology Model provides students with advanced theoretical and practical expertise in areas such as man-machine system, system materials, and production system.
4. The Mechanical and Systems Engineering Special Experiments and Seminars include research guidance and thesis guidance, which are academic activities devised for conducting studies for a master's degree. These subjects are designed to cultivate the individual's problem-identifying and -solving abilities and research planning and research promotion abilities that are required of mechanical system engineers. Students are also expected to develop the capacity to engage in external activities at academic conferences, joint research projects with external organizations, research planning, presentations, and intellectual property protection.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Master's Degree, Engineering

Location: Nagoya campus

This program develops highly skilled engineers and researchers with applicative skills, equipped with a mathematical, logical mindset and expertise in electrical and electronic engineering and exhibiting excellent self-expression and interpersonal relationship skills. We lay emphasis on common fundamental knowledge so that the expertise is not narrowly constrained on fragmented fields, thereby contributing to fostering able professionals in applied electrical and electronic engineering.
To achieve these goals, the curriculum consists of the following subjects: graduate school-common subjects designed to foster professionalism; advanced lectures for expert knowledge; seminars promoting greater proficiency in state of the art theory and technologies; and research activities. Students utilize expertise acquired in the classes to conduct novel research on their fields of interest and to write and defend their master's thesis.
Specialized subjects are categorized into the following five course models based on possible future careers, covering electrical engineering, electronics, information, and communication engineering areas in a broad and balanced manner.
1. The Electronics Model provides students with highly specialized expertise in and practical techniques for developing novel devices, new materials, electronic circuits, embedded system, etc.
2. The Control and Mechatronics Model enables students to acquire highly specialized expertise in and practical techniques in modern control theory, AI, etc.
3. The Information and Image Engineering Model equips students with the highly specialized expertise in and practical techniques for developing information systems, image processing and engineering, etc.
4. The Communication and Radio Wave Model allows students to become acquainted with highly specialized expertise in and practical techniques for developing radio communications systems, radio wave application devices, etc.
5. The Electrical Model provides students with highly specialized expertise and practical techniques for handling electricity systems, electrical devices, etc.
The research activities train students with problem-identifying and -solving abilities, highly specialized expertise and innovative mindset, and the ability to flexibly address new and unpredictable problems. Conducting joint research projects with private companies and participating in academic conferences also give students opportunities to develop cooperations and constructive competition with people outside the university while also cultivating self-expression and interpersonal relationship skills.

Computer Science

Master's Degree, Engineering

Location: Toyota campus

This program allows students to become acquainted with media technology that connects people, software technology to support media technology, and information system technology that serves as the foundation for software technology. Students are expected to make full use of these technologies for various expressions and ultimately acquire highly specialized techniques and knowledge in information science. We aim to develop professional engineers capable of incorporating their expertise into products and systems and also researchers who can contribute to future information technology.
Armed with the understanding of the social roles of media and information technology, students will also gain the capability to fulfill their social responsibility with an eye on the situations of local and global communities by forging cooperation across academic fields such as engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences.
To achieve these goals, the curriculum has been designed to cover the following subjects: computer systems; information processing systems; image information processing; intelligent information processing; media systems; images and computer graphics; communication and creativity; advanced lectures allowing students to contextually learn the basics of these areas, and seminars for area-specific expertise. Students utilize expertise acquired in classes to conduct professional studies on themes in specific fields and to write their master's thesis.
Specifically, we offer professional education based on the following three course models while conducting practical and far-sighted studies through interactions with external bodies and through local and international cooperation.
1. The Information System Area enables students to acquire advanced expertise in and techniques needed to manage computer systems, network systems, and other information systems.
2. The Software Development Area provides students with the advanced expertise and techniques required for information processing, database management, and management of other software systems.
3. The Information Media Area equips students with advanced expertise in and techniques of managing media interfaces, media expressions, and other information media systems.

Engineering

Doctoral Degree, Engineering

Location: Nagoya campus (Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Toyota campus (Computer Science)

The Doctoral Program in the Engineering covers education and research activities in three core fields of engineering: Mechanical and Systems Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Computer Science. We cultivate researchers with in-depth expertise who can engage in independent activities as specialists in their fields and also highly skilled engineers capable of developing new technologies that can serve as the foundation of state-of-the-art products. We also offer media-based night classes for course subjects, a special admission system for professionals, and a conducive environment where professionals can pursue a graduate degree while working.
 Media-based classes: Adult working students are allowed to take online research guidance classes from the convenience of their homes and workplaces.

Graduate School of Health and Sport Sciences

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: Examine Japanese language proficiency through prior interviews
Location: Toyota campus

Health and Sport Sciences

Master's and Doctoral Degrees, Health and Sport Sciences

The Graduate School of Health and Sport Sciences has a long history of more than 40 years, following its establishment in 1974. Never afraid of taking on advanced challenges, its accomplishments include introducing the first doctoral program in a sports science-related graduate school among the private universities in Japan. A testament to our advanced education is that 83 graduate students and researchers to date have been awarded a doctoral degree in health and sport sciences. Physical education, exercise, and sports are not only activities that invigorate the mind and body but are also actions endowed with social meaning. Studies on this concept can be approached from a variety of perspectives. The Graduate School of Health and Sport Sciences has formed a faculty consisting of excellent instructors with highly diverse expertise. Not limited to cultivating researchers, the master's program also focuses on developing educated professionals equipped with expert knowledge, while the doctoral program contributes to fostering leading researchers who are capable of conducting independent studies on health and sport sciences and human health science.
 The recent years have seen increasing interest in and demand for physical education and sports in various fields. As a way of responding to this social demand, we consciously undertake education and research activities based on the awareness that it is vital to carry out advanced and multifaceted studies on physical education and sports. In light of the characteristic of sport sciences as an integrated science, we offer research guidance based on a new curriculum, which consists of the following five areas: Sports Culture and Social Science; Sports Cognitive and Behavioral Science; Sports Physiology; Sports Health Science; and Applied Sports Science.