The Graduate Schools
With the goal of making Kobe Gakuin University “a university that can contribute to the betterment of health and lives,” we have so far established eight graduate schools specializing in various professional disciplines.
In addition to research that connects directly back to each respective department, it is also possible for students to aim for a Graduate School in a field that differs to the Department graduated from and we foster the kind of flexible thinking and specialization that makes graduates immediately ready to serve in the working world.
The Graduate School of Law
Training specialists in law and political science to serve as leaders in our complex contemporary society.
- Major in Law, Master's and Doctoral Programs (enrollment limit: 8 and 3)
- Major in International Relations and Law, Master's Program (enrollment limit: 4)
The Major in Law is organized into groups of subjects in each field: public law subjects such as constitutional law; and private law subjects such as civil law. The Major in International Relations and Law offers a variety of subjects such as international law, international trade law, and international political science. Students are trained to become high-level professionals such as specialists in law and political science, as well as tax accountants and civil servants.
The Graduate School of Economics
Aiming to produce graduates possessing specialized knowledge in economics and business administration together with the practical skills needed in society.
- Major in Economics, Master's and Doctoral Programs (enrollment limit: 3 and 2)
- Major in Business Administration, Master's Program (enrollment limit: 3)
The Major in Economics encompasses economic theory, economic policy, and other applied fields. The Major in Business Administration focuses on the theory of business administration while providing broad coverage of topics such as accounting and management science. Students are able to earn a portion of credits in other majors as well. Graduates have immediately put their skills to use in the business world and other professional career paths in positions including tax accountants.
The Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
An interdisciplinary and innovative program of study focused on understanding the fundamental nature of human beings and culture.
- Major in Human Behavior, Master's and Doctoral Programs (enrollment limit: 4 and 2)
- Major in Local Cultures, Master's and Doctoral Programs (enrollment limit: 6 and 2)
In the Human Behavior and Local Cultures majors, students develop a broad perspective and a deeper connection with their own humanity through an interdisciplinary, innovative program that facilitates an understanding of the fundamental nature of human beings and culture. The Major in Psychology trains students to become psychology experts who are generalists or have specialties focused on clinical practices.
The Graduate School of Psychology
Training personnel who can become licensed psychologists and perform the leading roles required by society.
- Major in Psychology, Master’s and Doctoral Programs(enrollment limit: 18 and 2)
The “licensed psychologists Act” was enacted in September 2017 and the first licensed psychologists examinations were held in September 2018. The occupational abilities and responsibilities of psychology experts have been clarified as a national qualification and there are now even greater expectations for the activities of psychologists in health and medical care and also a wide range of other workplaces such as welfare, education, the law and industry. This School aims to develop personnel who have reliable knowledge and capabilities to be able to respond to these demands from society.
The Graduate School of Rehabilitation
Developing high-level specialist professionals who can act as leaders on the front lines of rehabilitation, and people who can carry out future education and research.
- Major in Medical Rehabilitation, Master's and Doctoral Programs (enrollment limit: 3 and 3)
- Major in Social Rehabilitation, Master's Program (enrollment limit: 2)
The Graduate School of Rehabilitation aims to develop high-level specialist professionals capable of responding to and supporting medicine and medical technology by keeping pace with its progress and maintaining an appropriate grasp of the current state and future outlook of social systems. These are the professionals who will act as the next-generation leaders in education and research in the field of rehabilitation. The Major in Social Rehabilitation will encompass research in general welfare practice and welfare system engineering, and carry out education, practical education and research. In addition, by making public the fruits of research at the Rehabilitation Graduate School, we aim to produce individuals capable of contributing to society.
The Graduate School of Nutrition
Providing high-level specialized capabilities in nutrition as preparation for a variety of careers following graduation.
- Major in Nutrition, Master's Program (enrollment limit: 8)
The Graduate School of Nutrition enables students to explore their research themes in depth in small classes. Research accomplishments derived from advanced specialized capabilities (including scientific reasoning, experimental techniques, research planning and data processing) have been highly evaluated. Students completing their courses of this graduate school go on to work as experts and specialists in public organizations, hospitals, and private companies.
The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Training excellent researchers in the area of clinical pharmacy.
- Major in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctoral Program (4 years) (enrollment limit: 3) ( Including quota for foreign students and working adult students)
The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences develops high-level specialist professionals capable of responding to the progress in medicine and cultivates human resources who will act as the next-generation leaders in education and research in the field of medical pharmacy. It also aims to produce human resources who can fulfill the mission of social service through clinical development and evaluation of medicines.
The Graduate School of Food and Medicinal Sciences
A doctoral program for those eager to explore a broad range of research in nutrition and pharmaceutical sciences.
- Major in Food and Medicinal Sciences, Doctoral Program (3 years) (enrollment limit: 2)
The Graduate School of Food and Medicinal Sciences provides a three-year Doctoral Program for those who possess a master’s degree in Nutrition, Pharmaceutical Sciences (those who have completed a four-year master’s program), or related fields of natural science and who intend to acquire knowledge and research methods in the field of increasingly sophisticated health science. When students complete the program and pass a thesis examination, they earn one of the degrees of Doctor of Nutrition or Doctor of Science.
- Faculties and Graduate School
- The Faculty of Law
- The Faculty of Economics
- The Faculty of Business Administration
- The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences
- The Faculty of Psychology
- The Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies
- The Faculty of Global Communication
- The Faculty of Rehabilitation
- The Faculty of Nutrition
- The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Institute for Promotion of Higher Education
- The Graduate Schools