Mejiro University

Mejiro University was established in 1994 as the fourth institution of learning in the Mejiro Gakuen Educational Foundation. Since that time, it has undergone rapid growth and bold changes and has evolved into a comprehensive university featuring eight faculties and 18 departments, as well as a graduate school composed of seven research schools. The university has two campuses, the "humanities-oriented Shinjuku campus" and the "health science and nursing-oriented Saitama Iwatsuki campus," each of which provides a distinctive education. With a constant grasp on the needs of the times and striving to "educate and send out" people which the world needs, Mejiro University continues to press forward.

Message from the University President

President of Mejiro University

Takahide Tahara

President of Mejiro University

Mejiro University is a university brimming with youth and energy. Teachers and students work as one to develop and bring the school to the highest standards. We provide our students with an education that gives them a firm grasp on fundamental academic skills, while meeting the needs of society and this generation. Mejiro University has always strived to enhance students' lives and carry out reformations, and will continue to actively progress, in order to nurture talented individuals who will be contributing members of society.


Faculty of Psychology

  • Department of Psychological Counseling

    Shinjuku Campus

    This department trains "experts of the mind" who can actively participate in a wide range of fields, including work as professional certified psychologists or within business. Based on a theme of "exploring with psychology," courses emphasize project-based learning through experiential classes, seminars, and practical training courses. The curriculum offers students a high degree of freedom by providing three model courses for desired career paths and by allowing students to choose content that matches their interests from eight subject areas.

Faculty of Human Sciences

  • Department of Social Welfare Services

    Shinjuku Campus

    Social welfare is the concept of pursuing happiness for every person living in society. Therefore, people who are engaged in social welfare services must have a deep understanding of each individual person. In the Department of Social Welfare Services, emphasis is placed on the consideration of society and people, and on how society works. Education is focused on the fostering of a rich humanity and sense of balance, and the development of human resources to tackle the challenges of modern welfare. In addition, guidance is provided by teaching staff with specialist skills and practical knowledge of social welfare, to train social workers, mental health welfare specialists and care workers with strong practical skills. A job and research training program is designed to develop a "welfare mindset" that encourages respect for the users of welfare services.

  • Department of Child Studies

    Shinjuku Campus

    The department offers a comprehensive view of the situations facing the modern child to train people capable of providing support in response to children's growth and development, and to the family life cycle. The Department of Child Studies aims for an understanding of children with emphasis on respect for children's lives and rights, and perceive children inclusively in each development stage. To those ends, the curriculum is structured so that students learn widely not only nursing and preschool education but also development, welfare support, children's culture, and playing. With the goal of producing graduates who are highly specialized nursery staff and nursery school teachers, and are able to contribute to society. Graduates are active in a wide range of areas in child care, early childhood education, child-rearing support, children's welfare, and Forprofit corporation as specialists in the healthy development of the next generation.

  • Department of Childhood Education and Welfare

    Shinjuku Campus

    With the changing circumstances surrounding children, school educational circles encounter challenges such as coping with globalization, enhancement of child-support, and transition to a lifelong learning system. To meet these sorts of social needs, the Department of Childhood Education and Welfare has instituted specialized courses in "child development and support," "multicultural coexistence," "sensibility and expression," "education practices in school," and "elementary school education." Students acquire field-oriented approach and respect for the sense based on physical-related activities as a result of fruitful practice teaching programs and volunteering in education field. Furthermore, thorough preparation for teacher employment exams ensures students pass the exams, and raises their ability and talent as teachers. Graduates are actively employed in elementary schools, after-school care programs, child welfare, special needs education and other fields supporting the growth of children. Career opportunities are also broadened with companies in related businesses.

Faculty of Studies on Contemporary Society

Faculty of Media Studies

  • Department of Media Studies

    Shinjuku Campus

    According to their own interests, students in the Department of Media choose one out of three available research fields, "Media and Society/Culture," "Media and Industry/Consumption" and "Media and Expression/Technology." Students will then deepen their understanding of the practical examples and production methods of their chosen field. The department aims to nurture talented individuals who can contribute to various fields and industries, by providing them with a comprehensive, specialized education in fields from promising areas such as live events, video streaming, AR and VR, to Web design, application development and publication.

Faculty of Business Administration

  • Department of Business Administration

    Shinjuku Campus

    The curriculum adopted by the department has a practical orientation incorporating three subject groups, namely, Management for the comprehensive study of basic management theory; Accounting for the study of theoretical and practical accounting; and Marketing for the study of distribution, advertising and consumer behavior. The department uses highly-concentrated small-group seminar education to develop students' ability to identify and investigate issues at companies and to link those to solutions. The department also provides support for students to practice in order to acquire presentation skills as well as to obtain certification in the Official Business Skill Test in Bookkeeping, the Information Technology Passport Examination, and other qualifications so as to develop the comprehensive skills which will enable them to play an active role in the future economic society.

Faculty of Foreign Language Studies

  • Department of English Language Studies

    Shinjuku Campus

    The curriculum includes a Core Program concentrating on the four basic English language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Core Program students are divided into small classes by learning level. The other courses in the curriculum, such as Topic Studies in which classes are led by native English speakers to cultivate discussion skills, are designed to help students acquire practical English skills. The flexible course system which is divided into three paths, Business Communication, English Language and Culture, and English Language and Education, allows students to choose courses according to their tastes, interests and desired career paths. The aim of the department is to develop practical English language skills that can be used in many different circumstances, with an emphasis on nurturing people with an understanding of different cultures and with strong crisis management capabilities that can be used during difficult international situations. "Power English2" program, in which the autumn semester of the sophomore year is used for study abroad at an affiliate school overseas, is in principle a required subject for all students*. This opportunity enables students to discover their future goals and topics for research.
    *Not implemented in FY2021

  • Department of Chinese Language Studies

    Shinjuku Campus

    To develop a good command of the five Chinese language skills of "listening," "speaking," "reading," "writing" and "translating," the department provides comprehensive language education in six intensively-taught classes per week. Students are encouraged to become proactive in their learning and research, and receive guidance to enroll in courses suited to their learning level. A full complement of courses is provided to enrich students' understanding of China from multiple perspectives including social, cultural, economic and political, and both learning and financial support are provided for students to acquire certification in Chinese language competence, qualification as National Government Licensed Guide Interpreters and other proficiencies. In addition, the program offers many opportunities to come in contact with Chinese culture, including short-term and long-term study abroad programs at universities in Chinese-speaking countries as well as interaction with Chinese students studying at Mejiro Gakuen to facilitate practical communication skills.

  • Department of Korean Language Studies

    Shinjuku Campus

    The department provides courses in Korean language study, history, culture and society, with an eye toward the development of "Korea experts." As a general rule, all students in their sophomore year can experience a one-year study abroad program* at an affiliate university in Korea. Furthermore, a dual degree program is also provided, allowing the students to take degrees at both Mejiro Gakuen and the affiliate university. The curriculum, which is characterized by its emphasis on practical Korean language skills and experience-based cultural understanding, is organized into classes divided by proficiency level. In addition, students are provided numerous opportunities for practical learning, such as participating in on-campus and off-campus events as Korean interpreters, translating educational materials, and other experiences that can lead to future careers. The department aims to send out into society, graduates who will become interpreters, translators, Korean language teachers and businesspeople, etc., people who can serve as bridges between Japan and Korea.
    *In FY 2021 study-abroad programs are held online only.

  • Department of Japanese and Japanese Language Education

    Shinjuku Campus

    With the interest in Japanese as an international language rising, this department aims to assist students in acquiring knowledge in the Japanese language, learning methods to teach Japanese as a mother tongue or as a second language, and in deepening their understanding of Japanese society and culture. This is achieved by offering students two fields of study in keeping with students' interests and concerns as well as career path choices. One field is "Japanese language education," which trains students to be outstanding Japanese language teachers sought out both in Japan and abroad, and the other is "Japanese language and culture" where students learn about Japanese language, customs, traditional culture, Japanese society and other such areas to acquire a more profound understanding of Japan and the Japanese language. In order to develop Japanese language specialists who are equipped with an international attitude and training, instructors help and guide each student until he or she has firmly acquired the special skills required.

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Department of Physical Therapy

    Saitama Iwatsuki Campus

    This department trains physical therapists so they have the skills and abilities to provide therapy and training that assists people with physical disabilities, resulting from illness or injury, recover function and reintegrate into society, as well as assist people of advancing age to prevent any functional decline. Students receive meticulous guidance from highly experienced teaching staff in well-equipped facilities and learning environments to gain skills in therapeutic and preventive physical therapy, which is grounded in scientific evidence. In light of the importance of clinical instruction, systematic clinical training is also provided incrementally beginning from students' first year to develop their clinical competence. Physical therapists, who support patients over extended periods of time, also need training in human relations skills so that they develop patience, leadership and communication skills. Courses have been set to enable students to understand psychological and welfare issues facing people with disabilities, enabling them to develop a rich humanity for supporting patients.

  • Department of Occupational Therapy

    Saitama Iwatsuki Campus

    This department trains occupational therapists able to provide treatment to match the specific needs of persons with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities (disorders), mental disabilities (disorders), or disabilities due to old age, and who are also able to provide support for the maintenance and improvement of basic skills (motor functions, mental functions), practical skills (life activities such as eating, using the toilet, etc.), and social adjustment skills (participation in community activities, preparation for employment or schooling). The program helps students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an occupational therapist, and also emphasizes the formation of human-relation skills essential to reaching out to the patient.The department, with detailed guidance by an educational staff with rich practical experience, aims to develop professionals that patients can trust.Moreover, in view of the importance of clinical education, clinical practice is implemented from the freshman year onward.The program fosters enthusiasm for the work while at the same time assisting students in learning how to apply treatment and assistance calmly and objectively.

  • Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy

    Saitama Iwatsuki Campus

    This department trains speech, language and hearing therapists (SLT) who can provide appropriate support for persons with speech, language, and hearing difficulties.Students study a wide range of academic subjects including medicine, psychology, language and education in order to acquire the knowledge, skills, and bearing needed in clinical practice, with a focus on four areas of disability, namely, aphasia and higher brain function; speech development; vocalization and swallowing; and hearing problems. Speech, language, and hearing disabilities not only hinder communication with others, but also have a great impact on mental activity such as thought processes and memory. Speech, language and hearing therapists need to be highly educated and to possess a rich sense of humanity and ethical perspective. While aiming to build character based on an understanding of people, the department fosters in students the motivation to come face-to-face with, understand, and learn from the feelings of their clients.

Faculty of Nursing

  • Department of Nursing

    Saitama Iwatsuki Campus

    Nursing is a specialization that seeks to support specific health issues as well as maintain and improve the health of all people, families and communities. The department offers a curriculum consisting of courses in the five disciplines required for professional nursing staff: "understanding of people," "social cooperation," "basics of nursing," "nursing practice" and "integrated nursing," so that students study in stages while acquiring knowledge in theory and practice. Practical clinical study is conducted in each year of the curriculum so that students repeatedly face actual situations in practice. This develops the sensitivity and mentality necessary for supporting others, and it improves and consolidates their practical nursing skills. We aim to educate people who can foster happiness in others by promoting high aspirations and a sense of mission for serving others, imparting the ethical philosophy required in nursing to preserve life and dignity while placing themselves in the other person's shoes, and training in integrated practical skills to enable our graduates to independently perceive and resolve issues.