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
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.
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).
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