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Graduate School Overview

Graduate School Overview

     Fukuoka Women’s University (FWU), founded in 1923, is one of the oldest public universities for women in Japan. Since then, according to the university’s philosophy of fostering the next generation of female leaders, we have continuously reformed the existing faculties and graduate schools in harmony with current social and educational needs. The Faculty of International Arts and Sciences was recently founded in keeping with our policy of internationalization, and in April 2015, our new graduate schools were opened, offering three different programs, as follows:

  • (1)Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    * Master’s Program of Language and Culture
    * Master’s Program of Social Sciences
  • (2)Graduate School of Health and Environmental Sciences.
    * Master’s Program of Health and Environmental Sciences
  • (3)Graduate School of Letters
    * PhD Program of English Language and Literature

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

     FWU’s founding principle is “To foster the next generation of female leaders”. In order to realize this principle in the postgraduate level, two areas of specialization are prepared: the Language and Culture Program as well as the Social Sciences Program. These two programs are intended to grow top level graduates who possess both specialized knowledge and practical abilities necessary in today’s globalizing society where regional culture, society, economics and law closely influence each other.

Graduate School of Health and Environmental Sciences

     The Master’s Program of Health and Environmental Sciences contributes to the development of “health and environmental sciences” aiming at “developing a healthier society in harmony with the environment” from the point of view of health science, environmental science as well as the natural sciences as their foundation, through integrating the academic fields of health science, home economics, physical science, engineering and social science. Three areas of specialization have been designated: the Division of Nutrition and Health Sciences, the Division of Environmental Management, and the Division of Natural Sciences and Environment. The concept of education is to nurture highly creative graduates with top-level research skills and knowledge.

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