Doctoral Program in Policy Science
Ritsumeikan University’s Graduate School of Policy Science offers a research program spanning three years until conferral of a doctorate.
Research is conducted under systematic and organized guidance.
As in the Master’s Program, Doctoral students receive systematic instruction while participating in joint research projects through the enrollment period. In addition to refining research capability, this program cultivates ability to design and manage research process – an essential skill for an independent Policy Science research.
Doctoral students are required to summarize their research in their doctoral dissertations.