Graduate School of Social SciencesWaseda University

About the School

Features and Organization

Overview

Master’s Program

  • Major: Major in Global Society / Major in Policy Sciences
  • Course System: Day/Evening Course System
  • Establishment: April, 1994
  • Campus: Waseda Campus
  • Number of Students Admitted: 60 students; Global Society (30) / Policy Sciences(30)
  • Degree: M.A. in Social Sciences

Doctoral Program

  • Major: Major in Global Society / Major in Policy Sciences
  • Course System: Day/Evening Course System
  • Establishment: April, 1996
  • Campus: Waseda Campus
  • Number of Students Admitted: A few students
  • Degree: D.Phil. in Social Sciences

Master's Program

The Graduate School of Social Sciences is composed of the following two majors: Major in Global Society and Major in Policy Sciences. The two majors are each divided into the following research areas.

Major in Global Society Major in Policy Sciences
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Social Science Public Policy
International Studies Civil Society
Human Resource Management and Empowerment Studies
Policy Design for Welfare Society
Sustainability Science
Area Studies Urban Planning and Design Studies
Contemporary Japanese Studies Modern Management and Enterprises

Note: “Policy Design for Welfare Society” and “Sustainability Science” are interdisciplinary areas belonging to both the Global Society and Policy Sciences Majors.

For detailed information of these majors and research areas, please click the following links.

Doctoral Program

The doctoral program at the Graduate School of Social Sciences is based on the two majors, Global Society and Policy Sciences from the master’s program, and built on each of their research and education programs. Therefore, the objective of the doctoral degree is to deepen the research conducted in each master’s program.

One of the basic features of the doctoral program is its Graduate Night School course, which is open to working people and will allow those students who attended the master’s program at night to continue their research. With such features, the doctoral program aims at providing admission opportunities for working people with a strong desire to develop their research from the master’s program, as well as at meeting demands from social science researchers and fostering specialized professionals.

Another feature of this program is its objective to cultivate people with abilities to find and solve problems by focusing the fundamentals of its research and education programs on combining theoretical research and practical experience-based research.

The Graduate School of Social Sciences is composed of the following two majors: Major in Global Society and Major in Policy Sciences. The two majors are each divided into the following research areas.

Major in Global Society Major in Policy Sciences
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Social Science Public Policy
International Studies Civil Society
Human Resource Management and Empowerment Studies
Policy Design for Welfare Society
Sustainability Science
Area Studies Urban Planning and Design Studies
Contemporary Japanese Studies Modern Management and Enterprises

Note: “Policy Design for Welfare Society” and “Sustainability Science” are interdisciplinary areas belonging to both the Global Society and Policy Sciences Majors.

For detailed information of these majors and research areas, please click the following links.

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