Requirements

Requirements

The Master of Public Policy degree requires two consecutive years of study on a full-time basis. The curriculum consists of courses in Theoretical Foundations, Fiscal and Public Sector Policy, and Monetary and Financial Sector Policy, in addition to a course in English Thesis Writing (a lecture on English thesis writing and a tutorial providing one-on-one guidance). With his or her academic advisor’s advice and approval, a student will take the “core courses” and choose among the “elective courses”, so as to fit his or her individual educational objectives and career goals.

To receive the Master of Public Policy degree, students of Asian Public Policy Program (APPP) must successfully complete at least 44 credits of graduate study.  The study includes 16 credits of core required courses to be completed during the first year, a minimum of 6 credits of other required courses, a minimum of 14 credits of elective courses, and 8 credits of seminar work. APPP students must also write a Master’s thesis under the supervision of their academic advisor and pass a final examination.

The curriculum consists of “two-credit courses” and “four credit courses”. A two-credit course is a semester-long course with a weekly 1.5-hour class meeting, except for the English Thesis Writing which is a one-year course. A four-credit course is either a semester-long course with two 1.5-hour class meetings a week, or a one-year course with a 1.5-hour class meeting a week.

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