Graduate School of Social Well-being Studies

Japanese-based Degree Programs

Society today needs to develop new social systems and more sophisticated welfare practices in response to the diversification in welfare demands, such as the aging trend and continuing decline in birthrates, changes in the functions of families, and the increasing expectations surrounding the revitalization of local communities. This graduate school was established as a clinical institution that incorporates perspectives of community and humanity to create a welfare-oriented society that looks comprehensively at the lives of people in their local communities, and where all people can achieve well-being throughout their lives. The school offers a master’s program in social services and a master’s program in clinical psychology, which respectively strive to cultivate social service providers and clinical psychologists equipped with the advanced, specialized skills needed for the development of social services. The doctoral program in social services and clinical psychology helps students grasp the theories and techniques associated with delivering social services.