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Waseda University

Postgraduate Schools

Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering

Our graduate school bases itself in the natural sciences, and the keywords of matter, life and systems - encompasses the most advanced science and engineering, combined with medical sciences. Offering research and education unparalleled throughout the world, the progressive nature of the school has already made practical contributions to society. The school has seven independent Departments: Pure and Applied Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Applied Chemistry, Life Sciences and Medical Bioscience, Electrical Engineering and Bioscience, Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering, and Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. These maintain close links to the undergraduate schools to ensure ever higher standards of education and research. The Cooperative Major in Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Cooperative Major in Advanced Health Science and Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy are offered in conjunction with other universities, offering impressive levels of interdisciplinary research and education in pursuit of advanced scientific technology.
The graduate school also gives interdisciplinary education beyond the bounds of each department to cover the fields of pharmaceutical science, nanomaterials, new energy and the environment, robotics and systems integration, medical engineering, computational physics and chemistry, high QOL engineering, gene function and information, and measurement and control of cellular function. This fosters researchers and engineers prepared to push their potential to the limit: individuals ready to become global leaders in a wide range of fields.
The faculty at the Graduate School has produced an impressive body of research in advanced academic areas. In addition to accomplishing research projects, the school functions as a top level research site based in a comprehensive research environment to promote advanced research such as the development of cutting edge technology and engineering, as well as the creation of new substances etc. Additionally, the graduate school is currently promoting ties with universities in Europe, North America, and other parts of Asia, with the goal of establishing itself as a graduate school with a truly global reach.

Location 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1920
No. of Students
No. of International Students
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Center for Science and Engineering (Bldg. #51 1F)
Address: 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-3808
Fax: +81-3-5286-3500
Email: graduate@sci.waseda.ac.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fsci/en/contact/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

There are two fundamental GSAPS’s principles. One is to conduct extensive, interdisciplinary research in the fields of history, politics, economics, industry, business management, society, culture and international issues from a global and regional viewpoint of the Asia-Pacific region. The other is to cultivate talented professionals with a high-level of expertise and skills, who can contribute to the development and well-being of society. Students can participate actively in both joint and in-house research projects undertaken at the Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (WIAPS), the parent organisation of GSAPS. Students can also base their graduate thesis in this dynamic and lively interplay of action and feedback. MA Program has three fields of specializations – Area Studies, International Relations, and International Development/Policy Studies. Students focus on one area of specialization, but can opt to take classes in all three fields. GSAPS uses a broad-based, multi-perspective approach to understanding and analysing the momentous changes taking place in the Asia-Pacific. Students in the MA Program can design their own core of studies based on their own interests, experiences and fields of specialization. PhD Program in International Studies aims to produce graduates who will become leading researches and highly-specialized professionals in the international arena. Our faculty can instruct and provide guidance in Japanese and/or English. Students also have the option to complete their dissertation in either language. As a result of this bilingual nature of the programs, our students come from all over the world, which in turn creates a very challenging environment. Our faculty goes beyond the campus and academia, engaging actively in events with the government, NGOs, international organizations and the media.

Location Nishi-Waseda Building, 1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1998
No. of Students MA: 288 / PhD: 144 (As of December 5th, 2016)
No. of International Students MA: 233 / PhD: 99 (As of December 5th, 2016)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 69 (As of December 5th, 2016)
Additional Information
Contact GSAPS Admissions Office, Waseda University
Phone: +81-(0)3-5286-3877
Fax: +81-(0)3-5272-4533
Email: gsaps@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/
List of Programs - MA Program
- PhD Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Business and Finance (Waseda Business School)

The Graduate School of Business and Finance, also referred to as Waseda Business School (or WBS), as a part of Waseda University’s overall professional degree curricula, seeks to integrate learning and practice, and instill in its students an astute understanding of ethics as expected of professional business leaders. This is in accordance with Waseda University’s founding ethos of “the Independence of Learning, the Practical Utilization of Knowledge, and Fostering Good Citizens.” WBS also seeks to cultivate human resources with advanced specialist knowledge in management and a broad range of applied skills for business. In addition, its educational objectives are to provide students with (1) advanced and practical education in business and finance; (2) have them acquire advanced knowledge in various related subject areas; (3) provide them with recurrent educational opportunities designed for business and finance professionals; and (4) ensure they can respond to global business environments.

Location WASEDA University, Waseda Business School, 1-6-1, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1973
No. of Students 500
No. of International Students 150
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 150
Additional Information
Contact Admissions Office Email: wbs-admissions@list.waseda.jp
List of Programs - International MBA Program
- MSc in Finance
- Waseda-Nanyang Double MBA Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Commerce

Shaping the Next Generation of Researchers and Professionals in the Global Age
The Waseda Graduate School of Commerce was established in 1951 and is one of the leading graduate schools of commerce in Japan. Since its founding roughly 60 years ago, we have produced numerous alumni who are successful in the academic and business communities, both in Japan and across the world.
The Waseda Graduate School of Commerce aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills across all major business areas, and to cultivate them to be preeminent researchers and business professionals with a broad perspective and advanced problem-solving abilities as well as a global mindset.
The landscape of business world is being transformed. Physical distance has been contracted due to the rapidly emerging information technology, leading to heightened complexity. Traditional ways of thinking have become useless in understanding modern society and in thinking about its future direction. A different type of leader is required in various areas of society, who can not only devise structure, function and strategy, but who also has cultured and creative abilities to identify problems and provide innovative solutions by integrating concepts, perspectives, specialized knowledge and technologies.
The Waseda Graduate School of Commerce aims to contribute significantly to society as a whole by providing high-quality educational programs in response to diverse needs of students, businesses and society, and cultivating future academic and business leaders who embody breadth with depth in their way of thinking.

Location Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University 1-6-1, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1951
No. of Students 231
No. of International Students 110
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 91
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Graduate School of Commerce, Admissions Office
Phone: +81-(0)3-3202-4369
Fax: +81-(0)3-5273-4371
Email: gsc-ad@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/fcom/gsc/en/contact
List of Programs - Doctoral Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering

Taking the keywords “human”, “lifestyle” and “environment”, we seek to create a rich new society based upon a variety of values achieved through the resolution from the perspective of science and technology of the issues that modern society faces. This is the founding principle of the Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering. We take and further develop the knowledge and skills our students have acquired during their four years as an undergraduate, aiming to foster technicians and researchers with a high level of specialist knowledge across a broad range, fully capable of creating the new values and technologies that will comprise the next generation.
In order to achieve this, we offer majors in six areas; “Architecture”, “Modern Mechanical Engineering”, “Industrial and Management Systems Engineering”, “Civil and Environmental Engineering”, “Earth Sciences, Resources and Environmental Engineering” and, from April 2010, “Business Design and Management”. The principle characteristic that runs through each of these majors is that they seek not only to improve society for the better, but that they also have at their core a principle of at all times paying heed to the environment while proceeding with practical, cutting edge research.
The curriculum features specialist subjects at the highest level for each major, along with common subjects shared by all six majors. This not only allows students to obtain the ability to create new ideas from a wide range of perspectives, but also allows them to develop their skills and learning at the “lifestyle”, “regional” and “global” levels, along with acquiring the abilities required to make a significant practical contribution. The Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, while maintaining the autonomy and planning for the further development of its own unique fields, is also heavily focused on new systems of education and research and the creation of new areas of study through connections with other science and engineering fields and the fusion with other areas of research. Furthermore, we seek to provide the highest level of communication skills, cultural and societal learning, elements that are vital for true growth as an engineer or scientist.

Location 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1920
No. of Students
No. of International Students
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Center for Science and Engineering (Bldg. #51 1F)
Address: 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-3808
Fax: +81-3-5286-3500
Email: graduate@sci.waseda.ac.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fsci/en/contact/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Economics

The Graduate School of Economics strives for the development of economics and to become a place of highly focused, high-level interdisciplinary learning and research.
In pursuit of two goals – to train researchers and to create highly skilled professionals – we established the Economics Course and the Global Political Economy Course within the Graduate School of Economics. We have created an environment for education and research to encourage students to enhance their ability to think precisely based on economic theory and to analyze and comprehend a broad range of perspectives by strengthening coursework and enriching the joint-research supervision system.
In the Master's program, students must take Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Economic Data Analysis. These allow students to develop specialized knowledge and advanced ability to analyze data. We also provide advanced subjects in each course, thereby enabling students to conduct research at their own pace and in accordance with their own career plans.
The school has achieved excellent results in its efforts to internationalize. The number of international students has increased dramatically as a result of establishing an English-based Degree Program (September Admission) and the consequent enrichment of subjects taught in English.
We consider it one of our priorities to provide research and educational opportunities for scholars and students not only from Japan but also from around the world. We will continue seek out those who wish to play an active role on the world stage and are willing to overcome whatever obstacles they face as economic researchers and skilled professionals.

Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1951
No. of Students Master's Program: 200 / Doctoral Program: 60 (As of September 21, 2016)
No. of International Students Master's Program: 166 / Doctoral Program:22 (As of September 21, 2016)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members Full-Time Faculty: 44 / Part-Time Faculty: 22 (As of September 21, 2016)
Additional Information Students can be confident that the sophisticated expert knowledge and skills in economic data analysis that they learn in our Master's Program can be put to use immediately upon entry into a wide variety of corporate or research environments. The ability to empirically analyze economic data at a graduate rather than undergraduate level, for example, is becoming increasingly vital in financial institutions, think tanks, and other important sectors of today's world. Developing a solid theoretical foundation and advanced data analysis skills during our Master's Program will undoubtedly open up a wide range of career possibilities to graduates.
Contact Addressee: Waseda University, Graduate School of Economics
Location: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8050
Phone: +81-3-3208-8560
<Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Japan time)>
Fax: +81-3-3204-8957
Email::gse-ml@list.waseda.jp
URL:http://www.waseda-pse.jp/gse/en/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering

 When it comes to protecting the sustainability of our planet, a horde of issues face the domains of science and engineering. Matters are further complicated by the increasingly shorter lifecycle of technology, demanding an ever faster response from those working in these areas. There is also the possibility for the creation of previously unimaginable new technologies. The next wave of scientists and high level professional engineers are going to require the ability to create new forms of science and technology, based on an entirely new set of values and principles. The Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering is intrinsically involved in these areas that are so vital to our future, and seeks to foster highly skilled professional engineers who can respond rapidly and with complete flexibility to whatever changes may lie ahead.
 Two keywords define and divide the Faculty of Science and Engineering - basic research and applied research. While our school may have “Fundamental Science and Engineering” in its title, that does
not mean we deal only in basic research. Rather, “fundamental” refers to the science and engineering that will be central to our transition into the society of the future. With the intent of creating truly fundamental science, the Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering offers five departments: “Pure and Applied Mathematics”, “Applied Mechanics”, “Electronic and Photonic Systems”, “Computer Science and Communications Engineering” and “Intermedia Studies”. The Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering has developed a wide range of education and research based on the primary technologies that support our modern society - materials, energy and information - along with the root of these technologies, mathematics, and then the applied mathematics that bridge these two areas. This allows us to educate engineers and researchers who posses solid fundamental knowledge and skills, with a focus on core thinking and engineering sensibilities, capable of a flexible approach to the technological shifts of the modern age and of working on a global scale.
We also make use of practical, experience-based learning as often as possible, for the application of engineering and technology, and offer unique education and research opportunities while maintaining strong ties to the industrial sector.

Location 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1920
No. of Students
No. of International Students
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Center for Science and Engineering (Bldg. #51 1F)
Address: 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-3808
Fax: +81-3-5286-3500
Email: graduate@sci.waseda.ac.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fsci/en/contact/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems

Waseda University has created a dense network that links a multitude of regions, organizations and universities, bringing together a broad array of intelligence in order to co-create knowledge in the Asia-Pacific region and, ultimately, to realize a better and more peaceful world. At the forefront of the drive to realize this vision is the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, established with the aim of being a communications center for knowledge, throughout the whole of Asia. It has a uniquely international character, due to the presence of large numbers of foreign students from Asia and other regions, and through its promotion of research and exchange with excellent universities overseas.
The city of Kitakyushu itself has a strong manufacturing tradition dating back over a century, and has been actively developing an advanced car electronics industry in recent years. This Graduate School promotes education research utilizing the accumulated local body of advanced technology and know-how to train expert engineers who are well versed in practical work. Through participation with the joint academia / industry / government collaboration of Regional Innovation Cluster Program the results of its research are returned to the community and serve to stimulate the creation of new industry.
Based on this global yet local educational environment, the graduate school sees its task as to give rise to strategic human resources: researchers involved in advanced R&D at a global level, managers and administrators able to grasp the social and economic impacts of technology, engineers capable of formulating business strategies and strategic concepts, entrepreneurs utilizing advanced information technologies and members of the consulting services who require a knowledge of information technology.

Location 2-7 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0135
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 2003
No. of Students 505
No. of International Students 458
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 43
Additional Information IPS brings together students with different cultures, languages, and social backgrounds from verious parts of Asia and the world. IPS offers most of its subjects in both English and Japanese. You can gain the ability to communicate as a citizen of the world in this multilingual, cross-cultural environment. The demand for global ization in all areas of business today means that an ever-expanding field of opportunity awaits IPS graduates, with their combination of wide-ranging specialized knowledge, creativity, and solid practical and communicative skills.
Contact Addressee: Admissions Office, Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University
Phone: +81-93-692-5017
Fax: :+81-93-692-5021
Email: gsips@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/fsci/gips/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of November 17, 2016

Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies

As globalization gathers speed in society today, there is a pressing need to cultivate talented people with international awareness and communication skills of high level. In response to this need, Waseda University has established the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies (GSICCS) as a new graduate school, linked to the highly successful undergraduate School of International Liberal Studies (SILS), and aiming in a similar way to foster graduate professionals capable of playing an active role in the international community.
The fact of the movement of human resources across national borders now becoming routine has led to significant changes in patterns of language, culture and society that challenge the common understanding of such processed prevailing hitherto. So far, language, culture and society have typically been studied separately as independent entities, but in the changed current circumstances, these three have become intimately connected and mutually influence each other. This means that, in order to analyze these developments in terms of both specific details and general patterns, we need to develop a new intellectual framework.
We intend to respond to these academic challenges in this graduate school, where both the educational structure and the research environment are designed to fruitfully combine insights from the humanities and the social sciences in the study of communication alike from linguistic, cultural and social perspectives. The research focus will thus be on interactions both among individuals and between the individual and society, as well as on social and political communication within different communities and between different nations. With this new understanding of language, culture and society as a network of information transfer, we thus aim to encourage research original in both theory and practice.
In addition, GSICCS will promote research in English education. As Japan plays an increasingly important role in an international community displaying great cultural diversity, there is a need to foster talented individuals with superior skills not only in the English language but also in intercultural understanding. The mission of the new graduate school is thus to send out into society global citizens who can communicate comfortably with those from other backgrounds.

Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, JAPAN
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 2013
No. of Students 150
No. of International Students 127
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 61
Additional Information As regards future career paths, we anticipate that many of those completing the master’s program at the new school will go on to engage in cutting-edge research combining theoretical innovations and empirical precision.
At the same time, We believe that many others will become invaluable human resources capable of working beyond borders for the international community, and thus enter a wide range of multinational corporations such as finance, media, trading and IT, and international organization such as NGOs and NPOs, as well as the various bodies belonging to the United Nations.
Contact Addressee: Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University
Phone: +81-3-3208-0467
Fax: +81-3-3208-8401
Email: gsiccs@list.waseda.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fire/gsiccs/en/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Political Science

This school covers political philosophy established in ancient Greece through to the 20th century modern politics developed in the US. By taking the history of the study of political science into account, we are aiming for advanced research and education that will both serve as the global standard and can foresee future developments in the 21st century.
Furthermore, we have adopted a perspective and research that both covers several specialized areas, and then goes beyond these individual frameworks. In order to achieve this, we encourage all students to study three subject areas: empirical procedures including statistical analysis, deductive analysis such as game theory, and normative theory that views politics from various value model perspectives. This is because these three are the basis for all research, and also because they are sued in creative research for transmitting information to the world.
The school offers the “Political Science Program”. We have established an education and research system that centers around five research domains, and this enables the broad study of politics in a multi-tired and comprehensive manner.
For the “Political Science Program” a Master in Political Science or a PhD in Political Science will be granted.

Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1951
No. of Students 378
No. of International Students 155
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 224
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Waseda University, Graduate School of Political Science
Location: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-0051
Phone: +81-03-3208-8534
<Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Japan time)>
Fax:
Email: gsps-admission@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/fpse/gsps/en/
List of Programs - Doctoral Program
- Master's Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Social Sciences

In the world today, graduate students are required to specialize in their own area of expertise, which is the field in which they particularly excel, as well as to go beyond one specific discipline, and to gain enough understanding of other fields. In order to develop a social sciences program that is comprehensive and interdisciplinary, the Graduate School of Social Sciences has assembled a truly diverse research faculty committed to guiding students into multi-faceted research related to real-life topics. This basic philosophy drives the school dedication to training outstanding research with a new interdisciplinary perspective, as well as practitioners with a high level of expertise. Our graduate students research issues related to the environment, social welfare, business management, life studies, regional communities, and industrial relations law. We have chosen this format because we understand how important it is in the 21st century to tackle these problems.
To nurture the full potential of this advantage, our program’ doors are open to members of society who are already in the workforce. The fact is that when the students who join the graduate school straight from their undergraduate studies and other students who come with a wealth of real-world job experience interact in research programs, exercises and classrooms discussions, both groups are exposed to ideas and concepts they may not have encountered in the past. This type of forum is an extremely valuable part of a student’s education, and we are constantly looking for ways to encourage this type of interaction in our program.
The school offers two majors: the “Major in Global Society” and the “Major in Policy Sciences”. Though most of the courses and research guidance were originally offered in Japanese, the Contemporary Japanese Studies Program (which belong to the Major in Global Society) has been newly established as an English-based degree program from September 2012.

Location
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 1994
No. of Students 183
No. of International Students 79
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 88
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Phone: +81 3 3203 2597
Fax:
Email: gsss-inq@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/w-gsss/en/contact.html
List of Programs - Doctoral Program, Contemporary Japanese Studies Program
- Master's Program, Contemporary Japanese Studies Program

As of December 12, 2016

Graduate School of Sports Sciences
Location 2-579-15, Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1192, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started
No. of Students 1
No. of International Students 1
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 17
Additional Information
Contact Administrative Office (Admissions and Public Relations), Tokorozawa Campus, Waseda University
supoken-eng@list.waseda.jp
List of Programs - PhD Program

As of December 12, 2016

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