Course of Social Welfare

Course of Social Welfare

The Significance of Learning and Researching Social Welfare


Chair of the Course of Social Welfare

Hidekazu Inagawa

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Message from the Course Chair

Objective of the Course of Social Welfare

Students are expected to acquire the ability to publish, both in and outside Japan, advanced results of research that pursues the universal value of social welfare, in addition to the ability to conduct research efficiently based on methodologies of social welfare research (e.g., research on history, policy, and administration; participatory action research; program development and evaluation).

Overview of the Course

There is a growing need for a substantial increase in staff resources on the front lines of social welfare.

The Master’s Program of the Course aims to foster individuals who have sufficient expertise required to act as a supervisor on the front lines as well as those who can play active roles in and outside Japan leveraging their knowledge and skills in the area of social welfare. With a view to meet social needs, the Doctoral Program aims to educate students to become instructors at universities and career colleges that cultivate human capital with a high level of expertise in the area.

  • Training and Education Benefits System: Master’s program
  • Admission Capacity: Master’s program – 20 students; Doctoral program – 5 students
  • Lecture Times: Day/Evening (mainly day)
  • Campus: Hakusan
  • Degree: Master’s program –Master of Social Welfare or Master of Social Work ; Doctoral program – Doctor of Social Welfare or Doctor of Social Work