Emphasis placed on a “clinical” stance to cope with various on-site and actual problems Solving socio-pathological problems with multilateral points of view and sophisticated expertise.
How should we cope with our society, which is becoming increasingly complicated and unclear? The Graduate School of Sociology allows the students to address various problems such as social injustice, the pathology of society, and welfare society both professionally and systematically.
Students pursue their studies based on a “clinical” stance, in which they address problems actually occurring in society to find specific solutions. The curriculum, which consists of the following three major categories, “Clinical sociology group,” “clinical social psychology group,” and “social work group,” can be studied based on a technical and interdisciplinary approach as required. In the “clinical sociology group,” subjects on background theories and problem solving methods are offered to clarify the pathology in modern society. The “clinical social psychology group” meanwhile, offers subjects that allow students to pursue clinical psychology themes from the viewpoint of social psychology, while the “social work group,” which provides subjects that address the actual status of social welfare and future problems, is more practical and thus ideal for those with experience in the relevant field, who are re-learning. The credit transfer system, which is based on agreement with as many as 27 national, public, and private graduate schools, offers further improved learning opportunities. In addition to holding the general entrance examination, which applies to people who have jobs as well as foreign students, we also adopt a recommendation-based entrance examination, opening the door for learning and research to diverse students possessing qualifications and enthusiasm.