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 2020/ 2022

(as of October 2020)

 

Please see  GRIPS Bulletin  for brief descriptions of courses offered

 

Category

Course Name

Instructor

I
Required Courses

Independent Study

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

Tutorial Ⅱ

TANAKA Makoto, et

Introduction to Public Policy Studies

HORIE Masahiro,

The World and the SDGs

TANAKA Akihiko

Policy Debate Seminar Ⅰ

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

Policy Debate Seminar Ⅱ

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

Tutorial I

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

III
Elective Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microeconomics I

WIE Dainn

Essential Microeconomics

KUROSAWA Masako

Macroeconomics I

HSU Minchung

Essential Macroeconomics

NAKAGAKI Yoko

Monetary Economics (Money and Banking)

FUJIMOTO Junichi

Microeconomics II

WIE Dainn

Government and Market

HATANAKA Kaori

Macroeconomics II

MATSUMOTO Hidehiko

Introduction to Applied Econometrics

TBA

Applied Econometrics

LITSCHIG Stephan

Gender and Development

ESTUDILLO Jonna P.

Poverty Alleviation

TBA

Strategy for Economic Development

TBA

Trade and Industrial Development

SONOBE Tetsushi

Environmental Economics

MUNRO Alistair

Resource and Energy Economics

TANAKA Makoto

Cost Benefit Analysis Ⅰ

KIDOKORO Yukihiro

Development Economics

YAMAUCHI Chikako

Agricultural Development

KIJIMA Yoko

Agricultural Economics

HARA Yonosuke

International Relations in East Asia

TAKAGI Yusuke

Comparative Development Studies of Asia

KAWANO Motoko

Government and Politics in Japan

MASUYAMA Mikitaka

International Relations

YAMAMOTO Yoshinobu

International Political Economy

CHEY Hyong-kyu

Japanese Foreign Policy

KITAOKA Shinichi, PRESSELLO Andrea

International Security Studies

MICHISHITA Narushige

Debates on International Security Issues

TBA

Comparative Politics

TAKENAKA Harukata

State and Politics in Southeast Asia

KHOO Boo Teik

Structure and Process of Government

HORIE Masahiro

Politics of Global Money and Finance

CHEY Hyong-kyu

Comparative Political Economy

KANCHOOCHAT Veerayooth

International Relations in Europe

IWAMA Yoko

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

TSUCHIYA Takashi

Introduction to Data Science

MOROHOSI Hozumi

Data Science in Practice

TSUCHIYA Takashi, MOROHOSI Hozumi

Quantitative Social Systems Analysis

TSUCHIYA Takashi , MOROHOSI Hozumi,

OYAMA Tatsuo

Social Science Questions and Methodologies

TBA

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

 

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Others

Courses offered by the Center for Professional Communication

 

Origin and Affiliation of Students

(as of October 2020)

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; Ministry of Trade, Training & Education Center of Trade; Ministry of Finance; The Audit Board of Republic of Indonesia; 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(2019)

  • The Study on the Female Employment of Korea – With Focus on Re-Employment Career-Interrupted Women
  • Exploring the Innovation Ecosystem of Government R&D Institution

 

 

 

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