About the GPGS

The Graduate Program in Global Studies (GPGS) is part of Sophia University, one of Japan's leading private universities. The GPGS, founded in April 2006 (formerly the Graduate Program in Comparative Culture from 1979 to 2005), builds on Sophia's traditional strengths in area studies to study globalization. Its English-taught curriculum offers the M.A. degrees in Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, and Japanese Studies, as well as a Ph.D in Global Studies and Ph.D in Japanese Studies. The culturally and nationally diverse student body and faculty form a lively intellectual community, and the central Tokyo location enhances teaching, research, and career opportunities.