International M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Economics

Designed to provide graduates with knowledge of economic theory, empirics, and policy at the highest of global academic standards, in 2013, the Department of Economics in the Graduate School of International Social Sciences established two all-English degree programs to serve a competitive pool of selected international student applicants eager to pursue careers as academic researchers, specialists or business professionals in the international arena.

Our program has two distinctive features. First, we offer a North American course-based curriculum with specializations in international economics and labor economics. Second, we also offer a policy-oriented program employing both comparative economic systems and political economy approaches.
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Graduates of the M.A. Program (typically taking two years) will leave YNU with a broad, but elevated level of knowledge in economics. Together with an in-depth knowledge of domestic, regional, and international affairs in both developed and emerging economies, graduates can apply their learning to future careers; be it in government, the private sector or academia.

The M.A. Program welcomes not only those applicants straight out of a Bachelor’s degree, but also those who already have some work experience and who strive to improve and augment their existing knowledge of economics to a level equivalent to a North American or European graduate school.

Graduates of the Ph.D. Program in Economics (typically three years) will have acquired skills essential towards conducting leading-edge research and publish in peer-reviewed journals and to present at international conferences. Students in the Ph.D. Program will develop particular strengths in the fields of international economics and labor economics, as well as in comparative economic systems and international political economy. They will also have the opportunity to acquire high-level research skills in various methods of empirical analyses and the ability to produce policy-oriented papers to further the development of emerging economies.

The Ph.D. Program seeks candidates who have already obtained the skills and knowledge in economics at a Master’s level and who have a strong motivation and the aptitude to continue studying economics at a deeper level both theoretical and empirically. After completion of their doctoral degree, graduates would typically go on (or return) to a career in academics, work at international organizations, or return to a high-level government position in their home country.

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6/30/2016
【Admissions】Application Guidelines for International Graduate Programs in Economics for October 2017 Now Available for Download
1/13/2016
【Job Opening】International Coordinator, Faculty of International Social Sciences 【Deadline February 10, 2016】
6/16/2015
【Admissions】Application Guidelines for International Graduate Programs in Economics for October 2016 Now Available for Download
4/1/2015
【Admissions】Discontinuation of April Admission - International Ph.D. Program
1/2/2015
【Admissions】The application for the Designated MEXT Scholarship for International Ph.D. Program in Economics (IPhD) October 2015 admission is now available for Download
11/12/2014
Updated Program Guide for M.A. Program - Now Available for Download
5/28/2014
Updated Course Guides for IMAP/IPhD - Now Available for Download
5/19/2014
【Admissions】Application Guidelines: Int’l M.A. Program in Economics, October 2014 Additional Admission
12/26/2013
International Graduate Programs in Economics are now on Twitter
11/18/2013
【Admissions】Application Guidelines: Int'l PhD Program in Economics, April 2014 Admission
6/25/2013
【Admissions】Application Guidelines for International Graduate Programs in Economics Now Available for Download.
1/31/2013
Q&A on printing PDF on the Web application system
1/31/2013
FAQ on MEXT Scholarship application
1/25/2013
Notice on the web application
12/4/2012
Application Guidelines for International Graduate Programs in Economics Now Available for Download.
9/24/2012
program brochure
9/6/2012
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