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Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Letters

Japanese Language and Literature Major

The Graduate School of Letters added the Master's Program in Japanese Literature in 1973, and the Doctoral Program in Japanese Literature in 1982.
In 2009, the Master's Program in Japanese Literature was changed to the Japanese Language and Literature Program, and is actively conducting research on valuable literature now, with full-time professors for each field including Japanese literature, culture of Japanese language, language education and Chinese literature. There is also a program for students who have completed the Master's Program to study to be qualified teachers at leading junior and senior high schools.
The majority of our postdoctoral students work as leading researchers at universities or research institutes. Our graduates who have earned Doctoral degrees have taken teaching positions at universities in and out of the country.
Individuals with practical skills immediately useful in society are being sought today. The Graduate School of Letters, therefore, aims to enhance high level research and education from a wide perspective, and foster human resources who have mastered and who are capable to handing down the beautiful Japanese language to future generations.

Graduate School of World Englishes

World Englishes Major
British and American Cultural Studies Major

The Graduate School of World Englishes was established in 2006 with Master's Programs in World Englishes, and British and American Culture Studies.
The World Englishes major aims to develop English educators with a new, international perspective, apart from the standpoints of American or British English and culture, and individuals who contribute to corporate organizations or international organizations with sophisticated knowledge and broad perspectives, both based on World Englishes theory.
One of the main goals of the British and American Cultural Studies major is to foster graduates with an international outlook. Japan has developed under the strong influence of British and American culture; however, under the complicated international circumstances of today, universities are expected to help students understand, learn and acquire knowledge of British and American culture within the wider context of globalization. We aim to develop researchers, highly competent professionals, and international businesspeople with an outstanding command of English as well as an understanding of the historical position of British and American cultures in the world.

Graduate School of Psychology

The Experimental/Applied Psychology major
Experimental/Applied Psychology and Clinical/Developmental Psychology

The Graduate School of Psychology offers both Master's Degree and Doctoral programs in two fields: Experimental/Applied Psychology and Clinical/Developmental Psychology. The School is an active venue for high-level research and education led by academic staff specializing in experimental, applied, clinical and developmental psychology, which are considered to be the main fields of contemporary psychology.
The Experimental/Applied Psychology major aims to promote fundamental research related to perception, cognition, behavior and acquisition. The findings derived from the research are further applied to research in technical areas, such as accident prevention and the designing of amenable environment. The Clinical/Developmental Psychology major includes research in human personality and development, and support for the development of solutions to psychological problems, including adjustment disorders, based on individual case studies.
The Graduate School formulates curriculum with an emphasis on understanding and mastering methodologies of common concepts in the fields of psychology while enhancing scholarly acquisition in specialized fields, thereby aiming to develop individuals who can make true contributions to society.

Graduate School of Sociology

Sociology Major

After the inauguration of The School of Sociology in 1986, the Graduate School of Sociology was established to offer Master's course in 1990, and a Doctoral course in 1992. The Graduate School of Sociology actively accepts not only new graduates but also ones with practical experience in society already as well as foreign students. The Graduate School awarded 39 Masters Degrees and 7 Doctorates, sending them out to the frontlines of business and academia.
The Graduate School of Sociology offers a wide array of research education in areas such as sociology, educational sociology, social welfare, media studies, theory of social systems, social statistics, clinical psychology, cultural anthropology, and comparative culture. We not only focus on deeper studies of sociology, but also emphasize interdisciplinary and composite approaches to real-world problems concerning people and the environment, media and culture, and welfare and medical care. The Graduate School focuses on enhancing professional and practical abilities for fieldwork, and opened a training course in 2008 applied to the qualification for Social Researcher.

Graduate School of Law

Law Major

The Graduate School of Law has a 40-year history. The School has opened its doors to students graduating with majors in fields other than law such as individuals in the workforce and students from overseas. Upon completion of the program, students are sent into diverse areas including education, tax law, or private enterprise and public service. Some of our students from overseas have gone on to become professors of law at universities in their home countries. The Graduate School of Law provides education designed to foster researchers, professors, and sophisticated professionals in the fields of law and politics.
The Graduate School of Law offers two programs: a two-year master program followed by a 3-year doctoral program. The two-year master program is subdivided into two areas of concentration: Research for those wishing to become researchers and Professional Careers for those aiming to enter legal profession. The entrance exams are given in Japanese, however, selected overseas students are eligible to take a written exam in a non-Japanese language combined with a Japanese conversational skill exam. The classes are primarily delivered in seminar format in Japanese. Overseas students wishing to enter the School are required to possess a level of Japanese language skill that will enable them to understand and follow seminars.

Graduate School of Economics

Economics Major
Business and Public Policies Major

The Graduate School of Economics was founded with the master's degree program in 1991 based on the School of Economics, and the doctoral program was introduced in 1993. Since then, the school has produced many specialists such as researchers, tax accountants and other professionals.
We have entered the age of global economy, in which people, money and goods travel freely across borders. This trend is expected to advance with accelerated speed. In order to be successful in this day and age, it is necessary to gain specialized knowledge in economic theory, the history of economics, financial system and administration, the international economy and wide ranging areas of business.
Our faculty members, who have been pursuing distinguished research activities, offer a variety of lectures and seminars. A multiple instructor system is adopted to help students prepare their thesis. Students with high ambitions are encouraged to make full use of our educational and research environments to develop their professional careers.
In 2009, the Business & Public Policies major [master's and doctoral programs] was added to the Graduate School of Economics. In modern nations, there exist constant multiple political issues related to political and business activities extending in and outside of Japan, and local and nonprofit activities. In order to deal with these political problems, specialized research on political measures must be conducted based on the academic fields of economics, management, law and political science.
Lectures and practical training are provided by diverse teaching staffs, which forward the most advanced theoretical and practical research in the field of public and regional policy, business management strategies and marketing, basing their research upon social sciences. Students who wish to move into the field of research, and who have a strong ambition to walk the path of policy formation are encouraged to make the utmost use of the education and research environment provided by the school.

Graduate School of Management

Management Major

The Graduate School of Management was established as the eighth graduate school at Chukyo University in 1995. The initial master's program was followed by a doctoral program established in 1997. There are four fields of study intended to offer the student teaching and research rich in both theory and practice: Corporate Management, Accounting and Finance, Management Information, and International Business Management.
The school holds active research presentation session and academic lectures to stimulate students' intellectual interest. The school has established an environment for fostering the development of not only research skills, but also exceptionally skilled business professionals able to respond to the demands of an increasingly globalized and IT-oriented business world.

Master's course of Graduate School of Engineering (Established in April, 2017)

Mechanical and Systems Engineering Major
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major
Computer Science Major

The master's course of the Graduate School of Engineering which consists of following3 majors; Mechanical and Systems Engineering Major, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major and Computer Science Major, will be established in April, 2017, with reorganizing the first half (master's course) of the doctor's course in the Graduate School of Computer and Cognitive Sciences.
The new engineering education linking "information technology" with "manufacturing technology" is promoted under the six-year consistent system of the undergraduate and graduate course. Students in the new course will learn specialized skills as well as knowledge of engineering, and will also be trained to become advanced experts and researchers with the capability to apply those skills and knowledge to designing/ development of products and systems. At the same time, students will also build on communication and presentation skills through external activities such as academic conference presentations as well as joint research etc.
The program strives to develop talented human resources who bear the future of the Chubu area, which is the center of Japanese "manufacturing", and also the industry of our country.

The Mechanical and Systems Engineering Major in the course comprehensively uses the generic technologies of machine technology, information technology and system technology to enrich human life and advance highly creative "research for manufacturing" that meet social demands.

"Mechanical technology field"---------- Research and development of mechanical apparatus, robots, etc.
"Information technology field" ------ Research and development of control systems, intellectual machines, etc.
"System technology field" -------Research and development of production systems, etc.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major in the course focuses on common basic knowledge and trains personnel who are widely familiar with electrical and electronic engineering applications.

"Electronics field" ------- Research and development of devices, electronic circuits, and embedded systems, etc.
"Control and mechatronics field" ------ Research and development of robots, control systems, etc.
"Communication and electric wave field"------ Research and development of radio communications systems, electric wave application apparatus, etc.
"Information and image technology field" ------ Research and development of information systems, image technology application apparatus, etc.
"Electric engineering field" ------ Research and development of electric power systems, electric apparatus, etc.

The Computer Science Major in the course trains advanced specialists who possess mathematical minds as well as expert knowledge regarding hardware, software, media/ data processing, and are capable of design construction as well as operation management of systems.

"Information system field" ---- Design, construction and management of infrastructural information systems.
"Software development field" ----- Image application, design and implementation of application software.
"Information media field"----- contents development and delivery, and management of media systems.

Graduate School of Computer and Cognitive Sciences

Computer Science Major
Media Science Major
Computer Cognitive Science Major

The Graduate School of Computer and Cognitive Sciences aims to develop researchers and engineers with specialized knowledge in information technology and its applied fields. Computer and cognitive sciences are scientific disciplines that relate physical materials, as computers, and non-materials, as logic, intelligence, affection and kansei. Doctoral programs are offered in two departments: Computer and Cognitive Sciences, combining information science and cognitive science, and media science.
In preparation for the doctoral program, the master's program has three majors: Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Media Science. These three programs respectively offer specialized study and research on state of the art information systems and technology including network systems, study support systems, HI technology, and advanced media processing and expression technology. These technologies are extensively explored, integrated and developed in the doctoral program so that students can stand on their own feet as researchers and engineers.

Graduate School of Health and Sport Sciences

Health and Sport Sciences Major

Established in 1974, the history of the Graduate School of Health and Sport Sciences spans over 40 years. The Chukyo University Graduate School of Health and Sports Sciences was the first its kind among private universities in Japan to launch a doctoral program. In fact, the School has conferred PhDs in health and sport science area on more than 70 researchers to date.
The School enables advanced study or research majoring in one of the subdiscipline areas within exercise science with particular emphasis on humanities and social sciences, cognition and motor learning, sport and exercise physiology, health science, and biomechanics. A range of units are offered to accommodate students from differing backgrounds while also permitting specialization in the above subdisciplinary areas within the field.
The School has achieved national and international recognition through research and teaching by outstanding faculty members with diverse expertise. It promotes the understanding of the mechanisms and processes underlying skilled and powerful movements and healthy and active lifestyles.

Graduate School of Business Innovation

The Graduate School of Business Innovation aims to foster business leaders for the next generation through the fusion of theory and practice targeting individuals who had joined work force after completing university. Classes are hosted not only by the authoritative faculty, but also by globally recognized businesspersons from industrial circles. Enrolled students include entrepreneurs, managers, engineers and government employees with diverse experience in their fields. Teaching staff, graduates and students form a learning community through interactions amongst themselves.
In 2007, the Registered Business Management Consultants course was established in addition to the business innovation program to prepare for examination certified by the METI, aiming to produce Registered Business Management consultants with outstanding business strategies. Students in the Registered Business Management Consultants course may receive both the MBA and Registered Business Management consultant when they complete all required units.
(METI: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Law School

Law School was established as professional school designed exclusively to foster legal professionals (judges, prosecutors and lawyers) taking up a huge social mission. Since sending out the first graduates in 2007, a large number of graduating students have entered the world of law upon passing the new bar examination.
In the pursuit of the ideal of becoming a bridge between the study of legal theory and the actual judicial scene, all classes are formed with small numbers, maximum of 25 students, offering the education system used in law schools in the US, such as the Socrates Method and Case Method.
In 2011, the Chukyo Citizens Law Office was established annexed to the Law School where students are able to receive a first-hand experience in law.