Education

Education

Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2)

Program in Brief

Educates early and mid-career professionals in local or national governments, international organizations and policy institutes in the technical skills needed to be professional policy analysts.

  • Program Director: Professor Makoto Tanaka
  • Associate Director:  Professor Nobuhiro Hosoe
  • Degree Offered: Master of Arts in Public Policy
  • Scholarship:
    For International Students Only:
    • Japanese Government (Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [MEXT])
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Target countries for ADB Scholarship

  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Time Schedule:
    • Program Duration…2 years
    • Enrollment…October
    • Graduation…September
  • How to Apply: Click here

 

The two-year program (MP2) provides early and mid-career professionals and staff members with the technical skills needed to be professional policy analysts. The program provides a strong platform for advanced research (including doctoral studies). Students are required to write a masters thesis in one of four areas of public policy: Economic Policy, International Development Studies, International Relations, and Public Policy.

 

Target Group

MP2 targets early and mid-career public policy professionals with demonstrated capacity for advanced policy analysis, commitment to public service, and the potential for leadership roles in policy analysis and management. Applications are invited from officials and staff of national and local governments, as well as other international and domestic organizations concerned with public policy analysis and management.

We also accept Japanese students.

Program Design

MP2 has a similar structure to that of the one year program, but MP2 students receive more advanced training and guidance in the technical and practical skills needed for public policy analysis, design, and implementation. In the first year, students complete a series of core, concentration, and elective courses. All MP2 students develop a common interdisciplinary and analytical foundation through the core courses, take specialized courses that provide them with strong analytical and quantitative skills, and select from a wide-variety of elective courses. In their second year, students further develop their research skills and utilize them in writing and defending a master’s thesis under the guidance of a highly-trained specialist in their chosen field of concentration (specialization).

MP2 provides a strong platform for advanced policy research (including doctoral studies). Students are required to write a master’s thesis in one of the approved areas of concentration. Currently, four areas of concentration are available: Economic Policy, International Development Studies, International Relations, and Public Policy. Practical instruction is available from current and former government officials with distinguished careers in public service. In addition to three policy workshops, students receive specialized guidance through a program of independent study.

 

Career Destinations

Graduates from this program are expected to become researchers in public policy or hold professional positions in local or national governments and international organizations.

 

Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2) Curriculum 2019/ 2021

(as of October 2019)

 

Please see  GRIPS Bulletin  for brief descriptions of courses offered

 

Category

Course No.

 

Course Name

Instructor

I
Required Courses

PPP5010E

 

Independent Study

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

GEN5010E

 

Introduction to Public Policy Studies

HORIE Masahiro, PETCHKO Katerina

GEN5020E

 

 The World and the SDGs

TANAKA Akihiko

GGG5010EB

*

Policy Debate Seminar Ⅰ

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

GGG5020EB

*

Policy Debate Seminar Ⅱ

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

III
Elective Courses

ECO1000EB

 

Microeconomics I

WIE Dainn

ECO1020E

 

Essential Microeconomics

KUROSAWA Masako

ECO1060EA

 

Macroeconomics I

HSU Minchung

ECO1080E

 

Essential Macroeconomics

NAKAGAKI Yoko

ECO1600E

 

Monetary Economics (Money and Banking)

FUJIMOTO Junichi

ECO2000EB

 

Microeconomics II

WIE Dainn

ECO2020EB

 

Government and Market

HATANAKA Kaori

ECO2060EA

 

Macroeconomics II

FUJIMOTO Junichi

ECO2720EA

 

Introduction to Applied Econometrics

CHEN Stacey

ECO2770E

 

Applied Econometrics

LITSCHIG Stephan

ECO2820E

 

Gender and Development

ESTUDILLO Jonna P.

ECO2860E

 

Poverty Alleviation

ESTUDILLO Jonna P.

ECO2870E

 

Strategy for Economic Development

TBA

ECO2880E

 

Trade and Industrial Development

SONOBE Tetsushi

ECO3140E

 

Public Economics

TBA

ECO3510E

 

Environmental Economics

MUNRO Alistair

ECO3530E

 

Resource and Energy Economics

TANAKA Makoto

ECO3720E

 

Cost Benefit Analysis Ⅰ

KIDOKORO Yukihiro

ECO3840EA

 

Development Economics

YAMAUCHI Chikako

ECO3870E

 

Agricultural Development

KIJIMA Yoko

EPP2010E

 

Agricultural Economics

HARA Yonosuke

GOV1400E

 

International Relations in East Asia

TAKAGI Yusuke

GOV1900E

 

Comparative Development Studies of Asia

KAWANO Motoko

GOV2100E

 

Government and Politics in Japan

MASUYAMA Mikitaka

GOV2200EB

 

International Relations

YAMAMOTO Yoshinobu

GOV2210E

 

International Political Economy

CHEY Hyong-kyu

GOV2230E

 

Japanese Foreign Policy

KITAOKA Shinichi, PRESSELLO Andrea

GOV2240E

 

International Security Studies

MICHISHITA Narushige

GOV2280E

 

Military Operations, Strategy, and Policy

HIRONAKA Masayuki

GOV2310E

 

Comparative Politics

TAKENAKA Harukata

GOV2320E

 

Comparative State Formation

TBA

GOV2330E

 

Law and Social Change in Development Countries

TBA

GOV2460E

 

State and Politics in Southeast Asia

KHOO Boo Teik

GOV2470E

 

State and Politics in Africa

TBA

GOV2580E

 

Structure and Process of Government

HORIE Masahiro

GOV3110E

 

Political Economy of Modern Japan

TBA

GOV3220E

 

Politics of Global Money and Finance

CHEY Hyong-kyu

GOV3240E

 

Non-Traditional Security

TBA

GOV3310E

 

Comparative Political Economy

KANCHOOCHAT Veerayooth

GOV3400E

 

International Relations in Europe

IWAMA Yoko

MOR1000E

 

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

OYAMA Tatsuo, MOROHOSI Hozumi

MOR2500E

 

Quantitative Social Systems Analysis

TSUCHIYA Takashi

OYAMA Tatsuo,

PAD1010E

 

Social Science Questions and Methodologies

PETCHKO Katerina

STI2080E

 

Comparative Analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Asian Experience

INTARAKUMNERD Patalapong

 

 

Courses not listed in this table

 

 

**

Selected Topics in Policy Studies I – IV 

 

 X
Others

***

Courses offered by the Center for Professional Communication

Origin and Affiliation of Students

(as of October 2017)

Country Typical Affiliation
Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development; Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan); Ministry of Mines
Bangladesh Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
Bhutan Centre for Educational Research and Development; Ministry of Labour & Human Resources
Germany Maastricht University
Indonesia Ministry of Finance,  East Jakarta Middle Taxpayer Office; Commission for The Supervision of Business Competition; Dirctorate General of Taxes; Ministry of Trade, Training & Education Center of Trade; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Industry; ‘Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration;Ministry of State Secretariat; Ministry of Home Affairs
Malaysia Public Service Department; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Japan The Board of Audit of Japan
Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kyrgyz Republic The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
Paraguay Ministry of Finance
Philippines Department of the Interior and Local Government
Sri Lanka Prime Minister’s Office;Ministry of Public Administration & Home Affairs
Vietnam  Ministry of Finance

 

Recent Theses(2018)

 

  • Sibling Rivalry on Marriage and Schooling
  • Democratization and Welfare: A Comparison of the Social Protection in the Philippines and Indonesia
  • Analysis of Bank Performance and Efficiency of Japan and Uzbekistan Banking Systems by using DEA Model
  • Exploring Current Changes of Job Skills and Workforce: Study Cases of Thai Banks
  • The Role of Local Community Associations as Intermediaries: A Multiple Case Study on Rural-Based Innovation Policy Implementation
  • Impact Analysis of Migrant Employees’ Remittances on Economic Growth and Poverty in South Asia
    A study of Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • Impact of Audit on Research Performance: Evidence from Japanese Universities
  • The impact of expanded coverage of the Employees’ Pension Insurance on labor supply of married women in Japan

 

 

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