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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

[ICU Graduate School]
Information Session for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Christian University (ICU)

ICU Graduate School will hold an information session as below. Our faculty will join and answer your questions. Join us to learn more about ICU GS!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:30-12:30

Venue: 2nd floor of ICU Dialogue House

9:30-9:40 Messages from the Dean of the Graduate School
9:40-10:20 Presentation by Faculty members
10:20-10:30 Explanatory meeting on Admission, Scholarships and others
10:30-12:30 Campus tour, a free talk with faculty / Individual inquiry is welcome

Advanced registration is recommended. For more details, please check the website below:

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Research course information

Outline of Study

ICU’s Graduate School has the determination to actively participate in this progress by maintaining expertise in fundamental fields, while opening doors to explore frontiers of innovative research in newly-emerging areas.

In order to better prepare for present-day challenges and to strengthen the quality of education, we have conducted a comprehensive reform of our Graduate School. We believe that modern graduate education should offer opportunities to explore the depth of each discipline, but at the same time emphasize breadth across disciplines to allow students to contribute to advances in interdisciplinary research.

The Master’s level programs, enriched with new courses, will (1) introduce a more liberal approach to graduate education by promoting transferable skills, (2) offer school-wide interdisciplinary courses, and (3) support studies in innovative fields spanning across multiple disciplines.

The PhD program will offer a wide range of research fields that are flexibly- defined by the expertise of each member of our experienced faculty body. Students will concentrate on advanced research while participating in other educational and research activities outside their field.

Master's Course

In the Master’s course, students delve deeper into their field of study to enhance their research abilities and to acquire the professional skills necessary for their future career. The four Interdisciplinary programs in the Master's course allow students to pursue their course of study across the arts and sciences, These programs enable us to provide interdisciplinary education and cross-interdisciplinary.

Doctoral Course

In the Doctoral course, students will be trained to conduct research independently as well as acquiring the capacity to assume highly professional positions.

Class photo for "QPFD407 International Relations and Global Order" for foundation course

Class photo for "QPFD407 International Relations and Global Order" for foundation course

Class photo for "QEFD 415 Studies in Curriculum Development and Teacher Training" for foundation course

Class photo for "QEFD 415 Studies in Curriculum Development and Teacher Training" for foundation course

Class photo for "QCFD 415 Methods in Comparative Culture" for foundation/required course

Class photo for "QCFD 415 Methods in Comparative Culture" for foundation/required course

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Master's Course Education and Psychology
Outline of Study

The Education and Psychology Program pursues research in academic fields related to education in search of conditions that enable human beings to coexist while engaging in a peaceful and creative endeavor, nurturing leaders who play a pivotal role in realizing an optimum environment in the world.
This program offers four areas of concentrations, Education, Psychology, Clinical Psychologyand Language Education.

Master's Course Public Policy and Social Research
Outline of Study

The Public Policy and Social Research Program delves into field research in the social sciences including public policy. Relations with other fields are through an interdisciplinary approach. Our objective is to nurture future leaders for domestic and international organizations, with training in flexible problem-solving based on analytic and planning skills.
This program offers five areas of concentrations, Politics and International Studies, Social and Cultural Analysis, Media and Language, Public Economics and Peace Studies.

Master's Course Comparative Culture
Outline of Study

The Comparative Culture Program compares and studies all dimensions of culture based on problem-oriented methods, to nurture responsible and perspicacious leaders embodying the spirit of liberal arts.
This program offers two areas of concentrations, Japanese Culture Studies and Transcultural Studies.

Master's Course Natural Sciences
Outline of Study

In the Natural Sciences Program, we provide specialized training in various scientific fields, enabling students to understand their fields within the framework of science as a whole. Our goal is to nurture leaders who can help society by means of science.
This program offers three areas of concentrations, Mathmatics and Computer Science, Material Science and Life Science.

Doctoral Course Arts and Science
Outline of Study

Research advisors will instruct doctoral candidates through the Doctor Thesis course (three courses, 6 units).
At the end of each academic year, students must submit an annual study report. In order to acquire doctoral candidacy status, students must pass the Doctoral Candidacy Examination. Those qualifying for this status receive research guidance for at least three terms before they submit their dissertation and take the final examination. The degree is decided by an Evaluation Committee. The standard residence in this program is three years.

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