The study of law in the Master's program is divided into such fields as public law and administration related law; criminal affairs related law; civil life related law; enterprise related law; international relations related law; and basic law, providing a menu that is wide and diverse considering the needs of learners. For admission, various options are available, such as an entrance examination including the foreign language examination subject intended for general researchers and an entrance examination not including that subject (but having other requirements). For career paths after graduation, besides researchers, many of the graduates chose jobs requiring qualifications such as certified tax accountants. At present, there are also courses in which teaching is done with emphasis on a close touch with the actual business, and such a tendency will become stronger from now on.
Special research courses in various fields of law are established to meet the demand of society that necessitates high-level and diverse research. They include Constitution-Research Guidance; Civil Law-Research Guidance; Civil Procedure Law-Research Guidance; Commercial Law-Research Guidance; Economic Law-Research Guidance; and Jurisprudence-Research Guidance. Research is actively conducted also by international students. In addition, for degree conferment, students who have submitted a socially beneficial research thesis with originality created under strict guidance are in principle awarded a doctor's degree. There are many students who earned a doctor's degree and are now working as university researchers or leaders among high-level professionals.
Amid the "IT (Information Technology) revolution," today's world is witnessing the progress of globalization on a level never experienced before. And globalization is accompanied by a sharp increase in cases in which things we have taken for granted become no longer valid. On one hand, this phenomenon is occurring in various fields, and the actual politics and the academic field–political science–are no exception. On the other, not all traditional elements have become meaningless. Therefore, the Political Science Master's Program aims to develop research and methodology that can respond to new changes based on the accumulation of knowledge in the traditional political science. The program is targeted at a wide variety of academic fields, ranging from regional communication to global-level communication. To develop individuals who can respond to various needs of changing times, the program is open widely—also to international students and working professionals.
The Political Science Doctor's Program aims to develop experts in specialized fields. The basic idea behind the structure of its curriculum is to grasp the overall image of political phenomena based on a multifaceted perspective such as "history" and "contemporary world," "thought" and "policy," and "regional" and "global."
Therefore, this program provides research courses for political history, history of political thought, and analysis of modern politics in parallel to one another to cover each of the fields of local politics, comparative politics, and international politics. Moreover, the courses are designed in such a way that research can be conducted from various viewpoints, ranging from specialized approaches such as political system and political process to general approaches such as political culture and media.