Hitotsubashi University (National)School of International and Public Policy
- URL of Graduate School (English)
- Name of Course/Program
- Asian Public Policy Program (APPP)
- URL of Course/Program (English)
- Master of Public Policy (public economics)
- Credit and years needed for graduation
- 44 Credit / 24 months
- Features of Graduate School
- Features of the Course/Program
- Necessary Curriculum to Obtain the Degrees
- List of Faculty members capable of guiding JDS China Fellows and their Research Specialties
Features of Graduate School
The School of International and Public Policy (IPP), Hitotsubashi University, is a professional graduate school established to meet the growing demand for specialized skills and practical abilities in the social sciences, and is committed to (1) bridging the gap between research and practice, (2) developing leaders with multidisciplinary perspectives through interdisciplinary analysis, (3) conducting practical policy analysis, and (4) collaborating with policy research institutions overseas. Graduates are expected to pursue careers in governments, international organizations, business organizations, think tanks, NGOs/NPOs and the private sector, contributing to policy-making in a wide range of areas.
Features of the Course/Program
The Master's program at the Asia-Pacific Policy Program's (APPP), one of the four programs in the IPP, is designed for young professionals in Asian governments, central banks, and policy-related organizations. It is unique in its focus on economic policy, equipping graduates with the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop policies based on economic theory. The program offers personalized attention with small class sizes and close faculty supervision. Since 2000, the program has graduated many professionals from Asian countries, creating a strong network of alumni throughout the region. All courses are offered in English, accommodates non-native speakers, and strives to have an international student body and faculty.
Necessary Curriculum to Obtain the Degrees
Courses taught through English language for the 2024 academic year （English Course）
List of Faculty members capable of guiding JDS China Fellows
and their Research Specialties
Masako II, Professor/Field of specialization: Economic policy, health economics
Masahiko HORI, Professor/Field of specialization: Japanese economy, Asian economy, applied econometrics
Toshitaka SEKINE, Professor/Field of specialization: Japanese economy, Asian economy, applied econometrics
Hideaki MATSUOKA, Associate Professor/Field of specialization: Macroeconomics, Public Finance, and International Finance
Facilities (ex: Library, PCs, Gymnasium etc.)
JDS students have access to university facilities just as other students of the School of International and Public Policy. Such facilities include the university library, IPP PC room, IPP reference room, health center, etc.
JDS students are eligible to apply for the International House (dormitory). However, there will be no special consideration for JDS. Therefore, it is subject to availability and a drawing.
Advice for Graduate School Applicants
APPP welcomes applications from young officials from Asian countries who combine a high level of expertise and practical awareness with a willingness to contribute to the international community. The program is rigorous and requires a great deal of dedication to your studies during your enrollment, but we assure you that by the end of it, you will have the ability and confidence that nothing can replace. The international network you will cultivate with your classmates is an invaluable asset that will last your lifetime. Before enrolling, we ask that you ensure that you have the English language skills necessary to communicate effectively, as well as the basic mathematical skills required for the study of economics and statistics.