MPP and PhD

MPP (Public Economics) and PhD (Economics)

In conjunction with the Graduate School of Economics (GSE) of the Hitotsubashi University, APPP has a special arrangement for students with exceptional academic ability and strong research interest, to proceed to the three-year PhD Program in Economics offered by Hitotsubashi University's Graduate School of Economics.

Under this arrangement, those students who exhibit exceptional academic quality and demonstrate outstanding research capacity at APPP may proceed directly to the Doctoral Program offered by the GSE.

APPP students wishing to continue on to the Economics PhD program will be encouraged to take courses offered at the GSE, which are more advanced and will better prepare the student for a doctoral program. Taking these courses will also help the student to judge his/her aptitude to conduct doctoral level research.