In order to foster human resources capable of making an independent contribution to the global community, we will utilize the broad scope and unique characteristics of Waseda University to encourage exchange between diverse academic fields, cultures, languages and values, supported by systematic education courses and a university-wide teaching and student life environment.
The Graduate School of Education has been built on the foundations of the departments of Waseda University’s School of Education. It has five master’s course majors and two doctoral majors. In order to complete a master’s course, it is normally necessary for students to study at the Graduate School for at least two years, to obtain at least 32 course credits with a main focus on the major subject, and to pass their master’s thesis examination after receiving the necessary research instruction. The Graduate School of Education confers Master’s Degrees in Education for its Educational Science, Japanese Language and Literature Education, English Language Education and Social Studies Education majors; and Master’s Degrees in either Education or Science for its Mathematics major.
What’s more, in order to receive a doctoral degree, it is necessary to study at the Graduate School for at least three years and to pass a doctoral thesis examination and other examinations after receiving the necessary research instruction. Doctoral degrees are conferred as follows: for the Fundamental Studies of Educational Sciences major, students are conferred with a Ph.D. (Education) or Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Studies); for the Curriculum Area Sciences major, students are conferred with a Ph.D. (Education), Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Studies) or Ph.D. (Science).
As described above, the Graduate School of Education fosters leaders and researchers in the world of education equipped with highly specialist knowledge and practical skills in their respective majors, as well as a rich humanity and the ability to contribute to society, and confers master’s and doctoral degrees befitting such personnel.