The doctoral program (major in medicine) of the Graduate School of Medicine aims to nurture outstanding individuals for the next generation - those who will be able to pave the way for groundbreaking medical research and cutting edge medical technology. The goals of the master’s program (major in medical science) are to accept a wide selection of students in areas closely related to medicine, and groom talented individuals capable of assuming leadership in life sciences, as well as in team medicine that support advanced medical technology.
In order to achieve these objectives, the graduate school has expanded entrance requirements in addition to boosting the entry of a diverse pool of talent by qualitative screening procedures, as well as actively enabling the admission of working adults.

Core pillars of fundamental and clinical research conducted at the Graduate School of Medicine consists of 1. Research in Okinawan health and longevity, 2. Research in diseases of subtropical regions, 3. Research in Okinawan social medicine and epidemiology, and 4. Research in regenerative and reconstructive medicine.

Master’s Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Graduate School of Medical Science
  • Child Health and Welfare
  • Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Advanced Genomic and Laboratory Medicine
  • Molecular Anatomy
  • Medical Genomics
  • Human Biology and Anatomy
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Functional Rehabilitation
  • Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology and Oncology
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Public Health and Hygiene
  • Legal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Hematology, Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology and Neurology
  • Digestive and General Surgery
  • Medical Science of Women and Reproduction
  • Microbiology and Oncology
  • Bacteriology
  • Parasitology and Immunopathology
  • Dermatology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious, Respiratory and Digestive Medicine
  • Host Defense
  • Vaccinology and Vaccine Immunology
  • Virology
  • Clinical Research and Quality Management
Master in Medical Science
Doctoral Program
Major Areas of Study Degree
Graduate School of Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology and Oncology
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Public Health and Hygiene
  • Legal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Hematology, Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology and Neurology
  • Digestive and General Surgery
  • Medical Science of Women and Reproduction
  • Microbiology and Oncology
  • Bacteriology
  • Parasitology and Immunopathology
  • Dermatology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious, Respiratory and Digestive Medicine
  • Host Defense
  • Vaccinology and Vaccine Immunology
  • Virology
  • Clinical Research and Quality Management
Doctor of Philosophy in
Graduate School of Medicine