IUJ brochures 2019-2020

GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

PhD Program

In response to strong needs for higher level professionals in an increasingly globalized society, GSIR launched a PhD Program in September 2015. Targeting future leaders in international organizations, public organizations and/or governments, the PhD Program aims at fostering high level professionals playing an important role in international arena with theoretical, analytical, and practical abilities as well as fostering researchers to operate effectively in international society. The PhD program, according to specialized research areas, consists of 3 clusters that are extensions of our 3 existing Master’s programs in GSIR, i.e., “International Development Program,” “Public Management and Policy Analysis Program” and “International Relations Program.” • Economics Cluster (Degree: PhD in Economics) • PublicManagement Cluster (Degree: PhD in Public Management) • International Relations Cluster (Degree: PhD in International Relations) The PhD Program is dedicated to developing highlevel research abilities for a wide range of contemporary international issues through rigorous academic training. It also helps students acquire a long-term vision of a rapidly changing world with diverse perspectives in global contexts. All courses are conducted in English. • Economics Cluster fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high- level research ability in Economics including quantitative and statistical methods, and fosters those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as economic development or economic policy formulation) in such places as international organizations and government bodies. • PublicManagement Cluster fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high- level research ability in Public Management, and fosters those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as effective management) in such places as international organizations and government bodies • International Relations Cluster fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high- level research ability in the increasingly complex field of International Relations, including security, and fosters those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as security policy formulation) and be implemented in such places as international organizations and government bodies. Degree Requirements PhD candidates must satisfy the following requirements while enrolled in the program for a minimumof 3 years and receiving necessary research guidance.

1) To obtain 6 credits (3 courses) from the “Core Required Courses” (listed below) and 2 credits (1 course) fromdifferent cluster. Core Required Courses · Economics Cluster Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Econometrics Ⅰ In addition, students are strongly urged to take Advanced Econometrics Ⅱ . · PublicManagement Cluster Advanced Public Management, Advanced Public Policy Process, Advanced Public Policy Modeling · International Relations Cluster Advanced Studies in International Politics, Advanced Studies in International Political Economy, Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Global Justice 2) To obtain 9 credits from “PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ , Ⅱ and Ⅲ ” (which carry 3 credits each). 3) To pass the PhD candidate examination conducted at the end of 1st year. Candidates will be given a second chance during the 2nd year to take this examination if they fail the examination in the 1st year. 4) To pass the evaluation and the final examination of their PhD dissertation. The PhD dissertation is, in principle, comprised of three academic papers, one of which must be accepted by a refereed academic journal. Curriculumand Courses The PhD curriculum consists of Core Required Courses,an Elective Course and PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars. The Courseworks are designed to give students high level specialized and scholastic knowledge and research capability required for PhD candidates. The PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars are designed to give students guidance for writing a PhD dissertation. Advanced Microeconomics (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Macroeconomics (Fall, 1st year) Advanced Econometrics Ⅰ (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Econometrics Ⅱ (Spring, 1st year, Recommended Course ) · PublicManagement Cluster Advanced Public Management (Fall, 1st year) Advanced Public Policy Process (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Public Policy Modeling (Spring, 1st year) · International Relations Cluster Advanced Studies in International Politics (Fall, 1st year) Advanced Studies in International Political Economy (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Global Justice (Spring, 1st Year) PhDDissertation Advanced Seminars The PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars are designed to prepare students for a PhD dissertation in Economics, Public Management or International Relations. PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ (1st full year) PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅱ (2nd full year) PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅲ (3rd full year) Core Required Courses · Economics Cluster

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