Dean's MessageRikkyo University, Master of Social Development and Administration Course (MSDA)

We wholeheartedly welcome the students for our Master of Social Development and Administration (MSDA) Course in the Graduate School of Social Design Studies.

The MSDA Course is designed for students who are highly interested in solving socio-economic issues through social innovation with globally diverse students.

Our program provides students with various courses in human security, social development, gender, and disaster risk management, and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issues.

We also offer a field trip to the disaster-struck Rikuzentakata to learn about disaster risk, resilience, and reconstruction, and Japanese language courses to explore Japanese culture and tradition.

The MSDA Course is strategically kept relatively small and accepts young professionals and government officials through JICA’s SDGs Global Leader program.

Founded by an Episcopalian missionary in 1874, Rikkyo University is one of Japan's oldest and most competitive private universities. In 2024, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ikebukuro Campus.

In recognition of the unique educational initiatives, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology selected Rikkyo University for the Top Global University Project (2014-2024).

We look forward to welcoming you to Rikkyo’s unique experiences on the globally diverse campus with enthusiastic scholars and students.

OSA Yukie, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Social Design Studies
Rikkyo University

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