The Graduate School of Health Sciences (master's and doctoral programs) aims to train leaders and researchers with a high degree of research capacity in the field of health sciences. The Graduate School of Health Sciences consists of two educational research fields, Human Health Development and International Island Health, which conduct unique educational research regarding health and longevity on Okinawa, physical, psychosocial and cultural factors that influence health, the development of health resources and advanced healthcare technology, and island health in the Asia-Pacific region. We also promote the globalization of graduate education by encouraging graduate students to present their research at academic conferences such as the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. Those who complete the doctoral course potentially work as researchers and leaders in universities, hospitals, laboratories, and international organizations.

Master’s Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Health Sciences
  • Human Health Promotion
  • International and Islands Health Sciences
Master in Health Science
Doctoral Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Health Sciences
  • Human Health Promotion
  • International and Islands Health Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science

Special Graduate Programs

Since 2015, the Graduate School of Health Sciences has opened the Study Abroad Special Program for students from countries in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Japan. The program's academic year begins in October and ends in September, and all classes are held in English. In this program, the research related to various issues on public health policy and innovation is conducted. The aim of this program is to develop human resources who will contribute to the improvement of public health in their home countries.

Okinawa Global Health Science Program

Master’s Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Health Sciences
  • Human Health Promotion
  • International and Islands Health Sciences
Master in Health Science
Doctoral Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Health Sciences
  • Human Health Promotion
  • International and Islands Health Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in
Health Science