The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes students of diverse backgrounds.
The master’s program offers a wide range of study areas (see the list below) that students can select freely according to their academic abilities and research concerns. The program provides a systematic structure of highly academic and integrated courses in the humanities and social sciences that are aimed at training students to obtain a professional level of analytical competence, become academically flexible, and exercise practical judgment in coping with a wide range of problems and issues that confront us in our ever-changing world. The doctoral program aims to create new research fields and approaches that take advantage of Okinawa’s geographic, historical, and cultural backgrounds. By placing Okinawa/the Ryukyus in a global context, the program aims to train professionals and researchers capable of analyzing local and regional issues from multiple points of view. To strive to meet the varied needs of students, we also provide classes in the evenings and on Saturdays for those who hold full-time jobs.

Master’s Program
Majors Areas of Study Degree
Social Systems Studies
  • Practical Jurisprudence
  • Economic Systems
  • Business Administration
  • Policy Science
Master(Laws, Political Science, Economics,
Business Administration, Sociology, Education, Psychology, Literature, English, History, Geography, Linguistics and Communication, Studies Arts, (Philosophy))
Human Sciences
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Society
  • History and Anthropology
  • Island Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
Languages and Cultures
  • Ryukyuan-Asian Studies
  • Euro-American Studies
  • Master(Laws, Political Science, Economics,
    Business Administration, Sociology, Education,
    Psychology, Literature, English, History, Geography,
    Linguistics and Communication, Studies Arts,
    (Philosophy))Language and Communication Studies
Doctoral Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Comparative Culture and Area Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative
Culture and Area Studies