Playing a vital role since 1965 in the University’s educational mission of contributing to cultural development, the Graduate Schools are dedicated to in-depth research and education in the arts and sciences, from theory to a broad spectrum of real-world applications. At present, the University has ten Graduate Schools offering 34 programs covering a wide range of academic fields, as listed on the right. The programs comprise two-year master’s programs, five-year doctoral programs (two years for the MA or the MS and three years for the PhD), four-year doctoral programs in the Medical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Science, and a three-year professional degree program.
The master’s programs are designed to give students both a deep knowledge of their chosen field and the ability to approach it from various perspectives, equipping them either for higher level research or careers demanding specialized knowledge. The aim of the doctoral programs is to give students the high-level theoretical knowledge and research skills necessary for advanced research in their chosen fields as independent researchers. The professional degree program is designed to instill in students a deep sense of scholarship and equip them with the capabilities necessary for them to pursue careers requiring highly specialized knowledge and skills.