AcademicsGraduate Schools

School of Political Science

  • Master's Program
  • Doctoral Program

Note: Details are subject to change.

Course of Political Science

  • Master's Program
  • Doctoral Program
  • Political Science

  • Master's Program
  • Doctoral Program
  • Local Government

  • Master's Program
  • Doctoral Program
  • International Politics

Combining Conventional Knowledge and Modern Analytical Techniques to Explore the Latest Theoretical Developments

Overview

The Graduate School of Political Science offers three programs in political science, local government and international politics. Political studies have an increasingly important role to play in a world characterized by the competing forces of diversification and standardization at the global and domestic levels, as well as centralization and decentralization. The Graduate School of Political Studies has a longstanding commitment to exploring cutting-edge theoretical insights predicated on conventional theory and knowledge from the social science disciplines while utilizing modern analytical methodologies from fields such as the behavioral sciences. Based on an interdisciplinary approach combining education and research into complex political behaviors and phenomena, the School strives to cultivate the key skills and qualities of sound judgment and intellectual prowess needed for decision-making and leadership roles.

Admission Policy

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study and an appreciation of the learning objectives of the Graduate School of Political Science, namely, to nurture research skills with high intellectual productivity or skills necessary for a highly specialized profession, and outstanding leadership skills to provide the capacity to make a lasting contribution to the wider world.

Key Research Topics

  • History of factions within the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
  • The political philosophy of Hobbes
  • Regional integration in central Asia
  • United States-Japan Structural Impediments Initiatives (SII)
  • Public and private sector partnerships for sustainable cities