The Graduate School of Economics at Keio University offers four joint master's degree programs. These programs are designed to train students to gain multiple analytical perspectives as well as the necessary skills and abilities to conduct interdisciplinary research.
These joint degree programs allow students to earn a master's degree in economics and a second degree in another discipline in two to three years. These programs can broaden students' opportunities in research as well as expand their career options in diverse directions such as toward civil service or education.
Joint Degree Program with the Graduate School of Letters at Keio University
In addition to a Master of Arts in Economics, a Master of Arts in any one of the following areas of study is awarded: Philosophy; History; Literature; Japanese Language Education; and Library and Information Science.
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Joint Degree Program with the Graduate School of Law at Keio University
In addition to a Master of Arts in Economics, a Master of Laws, Master of Journalism, or Master of Public Policy is awarded.
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Joint Degree Program with the Graduate School of Business and Commerce at Keio University
In addition to a Master of Arts in Economics, a Master of Arts in Business and Commerce is awarded.
Benefits of the joint degree programs with the Graduate School of Letters, Graduate School of Law and Graduate School of Business and Commerce at Keio University
These programs allow students who are willing to study toward earning two master's degrees in two to three years, providing the following benefits:
- Students can earn credits for the second master's program while enrolled in the first master's program.
- Credits earned toward completing the first master's program can be transferred toward completing the second master's degree program.
- This new system enables students to complete their second master's program in one year.
- The early completion system of a master's program allows students to earn two master's degrees within two years.
- The entrance examination for the second master's program consists of an interview, as well as a master's thesis for the first master's degree.
Graduate School of Letters
Graduate School of Law
Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Graduate School of Economics
Joint Degree Program with the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
In addition to a Master of Arts in Economics, a master's degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology is awarded.
The Graduate School of Economics at Keio University and the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology at Tokyo Institute of Technology offer a joint degree program for students interested in both areas of study. This program enables students to earn two master's degrees (a Master of Arts in Economics offered by Keio University and a Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Master of Philosophy offered by Tokyo Institute of Technology) in three years.
- Joint degree program: A program that enables students to earn multiple degrees within a certain period of time. One degree is awarded in a certain field of study and another degree is subsequently awarded in a different field of study within a certain period of time.
- The "first program" and "second program" refer to the order in which students have enrolled in master's degrees programs.
Applicants are required to apply for the entrance examination for the joint degree program for the second program when they are in their second year of the first program, after taking the required courses for students in the joint degree program. A recommendation letter written by the dean of the first program must be submitted to the second program. If an applicant passes the entrance examination, specific credits earned in the second program in will be approved. A specified number of credits taken in the first program can be also transferred as credits toward completion of the second program. After being admitted to the second program, students can pursue a master's degree in the second program in accordance with its degree requirements.
- Degree requirements for each program
The following requirements for the award of a master’s degree apply to students who participate in the joint degree program.
Graduate School of Economics, Keio University
Required credits: 30
Other requirements: Students are required to meet the following conditions
- 10 or more credits in Specialized Courses
- 8 or more credits in Seminar Courses
Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Required credits: 30
- 16 or more credits must be taken in classes of an affiliated department.
- 4 or more credits must be taken from classes in other departments, other graduate schools, and/or in the International Communication or Interdisciplinary course categories at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
- Entrance examinations
In addition to the general graduate school entrance examinations, both graduate schools have entrance examinations for students wishing to receive multiple degrees in the joint degree program. Students in the second year of their first program are eligible to apply. Applicants should expect to complete their first program at the end of the academic year that they wish to join the joint degree program. Furthermore, they are required to complete all designated courses for applicants to the joint degree program. An entrance examination is held along with the general entrance examinations at both graduate schools. Successful applicants are determined only after an interview (second screening). Entrance examinations are held at the end of the academic year (February or March) upon completion of the first program for Keio University students, and in July during the academic year upon completion of the first program for Tokyo Institute of Technology students. Applicants should consult faculty members by whom they would like to be supervised.
Applying for the joint degree program after fully completing a master's program offered by either university is not allowed.
Graduate School of Economics Section, Office of Student Services, Keio University