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Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Public Policy

Professional Master's Program

Decision making process occurs at various levels, including the national, regional and local levels. In the midst of the trend of decentralization, civil servants of local governments are met with challenges that require immediate policy proposal at the local level. Moreover, in the age of globalization and pluralization, there is an increase in the need for private companies and non-profit organizations to also commit to policy making. The leadership of executive and administrative officers at the national level still remain important, but there is a high demand for experts with innovative ideas and sufficient knowledge to create various partnership to tackle the challenges ahead. The Graduate School of Public Policy is a professional graduate school that aims to foster and train versatile and talented individuals that will meet the challenges we face today.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Professional Degree (Public Policy)
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Public Policy
Duration 2 years
Entry Date April 12, 2021
Location Kita 9 Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 2005
No. of Students 79
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 57
Tuition Fees 817,800 yen
Additional Information In the age of globalization, there is a constant demand for experts who can design and implement public policies necessary to address the various challenges faced today. The Graduate School of Public Policy aims to provide students with the skills necessary to become versatile public policy experts.
Contact School of Law, Hokkaido University
Student Affairs Section
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 30
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility In order to enter the Professional Degree Programme, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have completed at least 16 years of education.
Application Period
Examination Type & Date
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process
Admission Fee 30,000 yen

As of June 9, 2021


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