Sophia University

Academics Graduate School of Global Studies International Cooperation Studies

New program at the Graduate School of Global Studies

In April 2021, Sophia University will establish the Master's Program in "International Cooperation Studies." The enrollment capacity is 20 students, with 10 students per class. Students completing the program will acquire a Master’s degree in “International Cooperation Studies.” In society today, we are constantly required to deal with global issues that cannot be solved without cooperation among different countries, organizations. International cooperation is indispensable in addressing these issues and in promoting sustainable peace and economic, social and educational development. This program seeks to foster leaders who will work in the front lines of international cooperation, at international organizations, in government or in private companies.

A practice-based educational program focused on educating adults

The program will offer core subjects on the role and functions of international organizations and the private sector, specialized subjects on peace-building and international politics, including international cooperation, and coursework delivered by specialists with rich practical experience in international organization and cooperation. Many course offerings will be taught in English.

Evening and weekend courses / intensive courses and early graduation / extended enrollment.

As the program is intended mainly for adult education, many classes will be offered in the evening ( fifth and sixth period ) and on Saturdays, or as intensive courses. The program will also offer an extended enrollment program that will enable students to enroll for three years for two-years’ tuition.

Overseas internships

As elective compulsory courses, the program offers practice-based programs, including internships at international organizations.

A rich lineup of courses taught by practitioner faculty members

The program will offer core subjects on the role and functions of international organizations and the private sector companies, specialized subjects on peace-building and international politics, including international cooperation, and lectures and seminars taught by specialists with rich practical experience in international organization and cooperation.

Two opportunities for admission

Prospective students may apply on two occasions (September and February). Admissions will be based on three criteria: application documents, written examination and oral interview. Please note that requirements for the September examination may be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. You are advised to continue to check the university's admissions page for any changes in this regard.

Information Session

Graduate School of Global Studies website


Contact
Office of Graduate Program In International Cooperation Studies
(Office of Management planning)
e-mail: gdicos-co [at] sophia.ac.jp