As more people get involved in making and implementing public policies, the Graduate School of Public Policy aim to help students become versatile public-policy experts. To achieve this objective, our prominent faculty members provide small-group education, and the graduate school offers three crossover programs. Students have opportunities to pursue careers serving national and local governments or as public-policy professionals working in corporations, think tanks, and NPOs.
The main pillars of our learning and training system are: that introduce students to political research, according to the following three programmes and . These are linked with case studies courses where we invite practitioners and researchers from various fields and institutions to share their experiences and applied courses where students take on real life projects to make policy recommendations to local governments. The following are the three programmes that we offer:
- Public Management Programme:
- Students in this programme will be able to learn about decision-making processes in public (local, regional and national levels) and private sectors, and how to balance between public values and individual interests as well as fairness and efficiency. This programme aims to foster local, regional and national level civil servants and bureaucrats as well as talented leaders in the private sector.
- International Policy Programme:
- In the midst of an ever-changing world, how can international public order be achieved? This programme will allow students to explore domestic and external policy issues in East Asia (including Japan), the United States and Europe, and identify global schisms and consider possible policy solutions. This programme aims to foster talented individuals that would like to pursue a career in foreign affairs, international civil service, journalism, international cooperation and development.
- Technological Policy Programme:
- How can rapid advances in technology best serve the needs of society and how can technology contribute to the creation of public order? This programme aims to train technological policy experts who can evaluate and implement diverse projects and conduct crisis management.
In order to enter the Professional Degree Programme, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have completed at least 16 years of education.
For International students
International students may also apply for research student. Please find information here.
We also offer special entrance exam for international students. Please find information here.