Graduate School

International University of Health and Welfare

“Experts” in the true sense of the word, who can respond to the needs of society with the latest rehabilitation skills

The Graduate School at the International University of Health and Welfare offers programs for scholars for further mastery as researchers and expert medical partners. The programs are set up and scheduled so that students can learn while working full-time or even after a long interval.


The Graduate School of IUHW aims to foster health and welfare researchers, educators and experts to meet the needs of the 21st century. It opens its doors to those who want to research and investigate further while still working full-time.

  • 1999

    Establishment of MS Program in Health Sciences

  • 2001

    Establishment of PhD Program in Health Sciences and MA Program in Health and Welfare, and Health Service Management

  • 2004March

    First year to grant doctoral degrees-the completion of the entire educational program at IUHW

  • April

    Establishment of specialty in Clinical Testing Laboratory Research (In 2008 the title of the same specialty changed to Research and Development of New Medicinal Treatment*.)

  • 2005

    Establishment of specialties in Assistive Cytogenic Reproduction* and Health and Welfare Journalism*

  • 2006

    Establishment of specialties in Midwifery and Orthoptics

  • 2007

    Establishment of MS Program in Clinical Psychology

  • 2008

    Establishment of specialty courses in Radiological Technologist for Cancer Treatment, Certified Pharmacist for Cancer Medicinal Treatment, and Technical Cancer Registry(Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science with its plan “Training Scheme for Cancer Treatment Professionals”)

  • 2009

    Establishment of specialty for Pharmaceutical Sciences and MS program for Biosis-pharmacy Establishment of the PhD Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences Establishment of specialty in Nurse Practitioner

  • 2010

    Establishment of MA Program of Business Administration in Healthcare (h-MBA) Establishment of specialties in Health Information Management and Analysis

  • 2011

    Establishment of PhD Program in Journalism in Healthcare Establishment of PhD Program in Medical Psychology Establishment of specialty for Assistive Technology Science

*Entirely new specialties in Japan

Campuses and Curricula for scholars to learn and research while working

More and more health and welfare specialists want to learn in a graduate school to gain advanced knowledge and skills while working. As the number is increasing year by year, our graduate school is trying to comply with the demand, setting up 6 campuses in Otawara, Aoyama in Tokyo, Odawara, Atami, Fukuoka Tenjin, and Fukuoka Okawa, with 2 satellite campuses in Kumamoto. Most classes are scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays. In addition, our MS program for Clinical Psychology has been accredited as a Class 1 Graduate School by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists.

Distance Learning

A tele-communication system has been installed on the 6 campuses through which classes and seminars are conducted, inviting heated discussion between teachers and students. This distance- learning system can offer classes to every campus at the same time through television and computer screens.

Distance Learning

Three New Courses for Cancer Treatment

These new courses are supported by the plan proposed by the Ministry of Education and Science “Training Scheme for Cancer Treatment Professionals.”

Jichi Medical University and IUHW have cooperated in proposing a new plan entitled “Practical Training Program of Cancer Treatment for Clients as Whole Men,” which was adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science as part of its plan mentioned above. Our goal is to foster top specialists with expertise in cancer treatment by activating Master’s and Doctoral programs: ”

(1) Radiological Technologist for Cancer Treatment(2) Certified Pharmacist for Cancer Medicinal Treatment(3) Technical Cancer Registry.


Distance Learning Distance Learning