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Public Management and Administration

24 months
13966 EUR/year
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The Master of Public Management and Administration Course (MPMA Course) from Rikkyo University is designed particularly to nurture and develop student's ability to analyze, review, formulate, manage and evaluate various policies and programs effectively.


The Public Management and Administration Course from Rikkyo University is suitable for those government officials, those interested in NGOs and international organizations or a Ph.D. program. All courses are conducted in English. Students who have satisfied all the requirements of the course including a master's thesis will receive a Master of Public Management and Administration.

What you'll study

The MPMA Course is a two-year program. In the first year, you will take the required courses and build up knowledge, theories, skills and techniques necessary for you to especially collect and analyze data for your thesis writing. You will also learn to utilize various computer software used commonly by economists and various international organizations.

From the second semester on, you will take a variety of elective courses. By taking a mix of elective courses, you will be able to develop a well-balanced skill sets and point of views. Special lectures, hands-on seminars by prominent professionals will also be conducted throughout the program.

A supervisor will be selected/assigned to each of you at the beginning of the first year. You will select an appropriate practical topic to write a master’s thesis under close supervision of your supervisor. There will be an oral defense.

A grade of a “Pass with Distinction” is awarded when the thesis clearly demonstrates evidence of all the criteria expected of a thesis at distinguished level for a master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics and Management
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Mathematics for Economics and Management
  • Public Administration 
  • Public Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal
  • Statement of Purpose
  • One Reference Letter
  • Verification of your undergraduate degree
  • Certificate of Grades and Credits in English from the university graduated or expected to graduate
  • Two photos
  • (Only for non-native English applicants) Certificate of English Qualification such as TOEFL iBT® Test, IELTS or TOEIC® Test score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13966 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6983 EUR per semester during 24 months.

900,000 JPY/semester

Living costs for Tokyo

132901 - 208462 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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