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Doctoral Program in Economics, University of Tsukuba

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The Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP), Course in Economic Policy (CEP) General Track will have a new beginning in the academic year 2015, building on the Doctoral Program in Economics, the English track (GPEET). For detailed information, please click here. Note that the Japanese track will not accept new students from the academic year 2015.


Two Sequential Sub-Programs: Two-Year Masters and Three-Year Doctoral Programs
The Doctoral Program in Economics was established in April 2008 within the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to provide a more thorough and effective graduate education in economics. This new program has integrated part of the Doctoral Program in Social Sciences and part of the Doctoral Program in International Political Economy. The program offers two sequential sub-programs, a two-year masters program and a three-year doctoral program.

English Track (GPEET) and Japanese Track
Both the masters and doctoral programs consist of two tracks: the English track (GPEET) and the Japanese track. The former offers lectures and workshops in English, and the latter in Japanese. See the course list for details. The English track accepts application every two years.

Program in Economic and Public Policy Management (PEPPM)
In addition to the above regular program, the Doctoral Program in Economics also offers the Program in Economic and Public Policy Management (PEPPM) for young professionals in developing and transitioning economies. This program has benefited from the sponsorship of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). Its curriculum and requirements are formally equivalent to those for the students of the regular master program (the English track). The PEPPM also accepts application every two years.

World Ranking in Economics
Although the University of Tsukuba is better known for its strength in the natural and physical sciences (including several Nobel Prizes), it has also become an important center for research in the social sciences, particularly in economics. Thus, according to a recent ranking of research institutions in economics by the European Economic Association, the University of Tsukuba ranks 2nd among all Japanese universities.