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Ramkhamhaeng University Institute of International Studies (IIS)
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Ramkhamhaeng University International Program (English Program): 

International Program Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science,
Ph.D. (Political Science)

This international program is offered in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiangrai,
Hat Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phuket, and Surat Thani.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Political Science offers you the choice between the majors

  • Political Science,
  • International Relations, and
  • Public Administration.

Purpose and Objectives

The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Political Science has been developed in response to the high demand of graduates in political science in the present, rapidly changing environment of the transition economies. The vision for the economic and social development of the nation must have the appropriate human resource development policy, especially in regard to doctoral programs. This Ph.D. research program will help the candidates to acquire new ways of thinking and attain competence in conducting research. They will be allowed to study and experiment freely in order to discover the new issues and to enable them to create real academic progress. IIS-RU's goal is to provide a qualitative Ph.D. program to meet the demand for higher graduate education and contribute to academic development.

Application Requirements

Applicants must hold a Master degree or Bachelor degree from an educational institute or University recognized by the Thai Ministry of University Affairs. The degree may be in any field of study.

Applicants who hold a Bachelor degree must have obtained first class honours, or the highest honour awarded, from a University recognized by the Thai Ministry of University Affairs. In such case, a transfer of credits will be approved by the Administration Committee of IIS-RU.

Selection Procedures (Eligibility Criteria)

Applicants must pass the interviewing panel before being admitted to the Ph.D. program. This selection will be in accordance with the Rules of Graduate Studies (2004; Ramkhamhaeng University, No. 8.4. of section 1 and No. 9.4. of section 2 (not available online).

Time Limits

Applicants who earned a Bachelor Degree (with Honours) must complete the Ph.D. program in 8 years. Applicants who earned a Master degree must complete the Ph.D. program in 6 years.

Institute of International Studies (IIS-RU), Ramkhamhaeng University, RU Printing Press Building 7th floor, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
international phone +66 2310 8895 to 9, phone from Thailand 0-2310-8895 to 9, fax 0-2310-8897.


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