Doctoral - Special Course on Development Policy
- Updated on March 1, 2016
This program was established in 1999 in order to enable international students to continue their studies using English and to acquire a doctoral degree. Proficiency in Japanese is not generally considered in the selection process, although a high proficiency in Japanese may be required for some applicants, depending on their research topic. This is a highly competitive program and only those having excellent academic credentials and outstanding potential will be accepted.
Focus and Goals
Students who have successfully completed the requirements will be granted one of the following doctoral degrees: Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Doctor of Philosophy in Laws, or Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science.
In the doctoral program, students are required to take Advanced Research (8 credits) and Advanced Research Presentation (2 credits). They must also earn a total of at least 4 credits from among the following (2 credits): Workshop I, Workshop II, Internship, Advanced Overseas Research, and International Organization Management. Students must also receive instruction regarding the writing of their thesis from their academic supervisor.
Study Requirements and Degrees Granted
Students will be assigned an academic supervisor with whom they will work to pursue their research. All students are required to take a candidacy examination before completing their doctoral thesis. Students who have obtained the status of doctoral candidate and completed their thesis must pass a final examination and have their thesis approved by the GSICS Faculty. The standard duration of study is three years. For students of exceptional capability, the duration may be shortened.
Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Doctor of Philosophy in Law
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
Special Course on Development Policy
Total Intake (AY 2015)
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