Public Policy Program




Program in brief

Equips government officials with extensive knowledge of policy analysis

  • Program Director:Professor Nobuhiro Hosoe
  • Degree Offered:Master of Policy Studies
  • Language of Instruction:Japanese
  • Program Duration:1 year
  • Enrollment:April
  • Graduation:March


The Public Policy Program targets individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds relevant to policy research. Students include administrative officials who are candidates to become officers in central government ministries and agencies, as well as aspiring policy analysts. The Program is designed to foster professional leaders and Innovative policy researchers who possess not only highly technical knowledge but also awareness of the social responsibilities attendant upon their positions.


This Program acts as GRIPS’ core program and aims to meet diverse needs. Students can choose either a terminal Master’s degree or an intensive pre-doctoral curriculum. Both paths focus on cultivating abilities in problem analysis and policy planning. Graduates of the Program will be able to offer valuable contributions in the field of public policy.

Target Group

Administrative officials at central government ministries and agencies, future analysts dealing with policy

Career Destinations

Professional leaders and innovative policy researchers

Origin and Affiliation of Students

Central Government:

House of Representatives; House of Councillors; National Personnel Authority; National Police Agency; Financial Services Agency; Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Ministry of Justice; Public Security and Intelligence Agency; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport; Japan Coast Guard; Ministry of Defense


Companies & Corporation:

Japan Productivity Center, Japan Housing Finance Agency, Urban Renaissance Agency, Japan Highway Public Corporation

Recent Theses

See here (Japanese only).







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