Doctoral Programs

The doctoral programs at GRIPS produce highly qualified researchers in the field of policy studies and public administrators with professional expertise and skills in policy analysis. Since GRIPS began offering doctoral programs in April 2002, its doctoral training has been providing students with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills needed to carry out policy research of international standard, solid academic writing skills, the ability to teach in the field of social sciences, and advanced proficiency in a foreign language. In accordance with their research interests and academic performance, doctoral students can attend lectures and seminars, participate in tutorial sessions, present their research at international conferences, and work on papers in joint research projects. The requirements for the doctoral degree include submission of a dissertation proposal, satisfactory performance on the qualifying examination, and an oral dissertation defense. Eligibility for the qualifying examination will be determined by the student’s supervisor, taking into account the student’s progress during the academic year, prior academic performance, and the quality of the doctoral dissertation proposal. The qualifying examination comprises a written examination covering a number of disciplines and research methodology as well as an oral defense of a dissertation proposal.


List of Programs Offered Under the Ph.D. / Doctoral Program


【5 years (MA. + Ph.D.)】

Program Accepted Students Field of Research Degrees Offered

Policy Analysis Program

Japanese and foreign students Economics Ph.D. in Public Economics
Ph.D. in Development Economics
Ph.D. in International Economics

【3 years (Ph.D., Doctor)】

Program Concentration Accepted Students Field of Research Degrees Offered

GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)

Growth and Governance Studies Concentration

(formerly State Building and Economic Development Program)

Japanese and foreign students Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Development Economics, Area Studies Ph.D. in Advanced Policy Studies

Ph.D. in International Relations

Ph.D. in International Development Studies

International Development Studies Concentration

Political Science, Economics, Area Studies

Security and International Studies Concentration

(formerly Security and International Studies Program)

Security and International Studies

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program

Japanese and foreign students Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Ph.D. in Public Policy

Doctor of Policy Studies

Disaster Management Program Japanese and foreign students Disaster Management Ph.D. in Disaster Management
Policy Professionals Japanese students Case studies Doctor of Policy Studies

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