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1. OVERVIEW

I. OVERVIEW

The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Development Administration is a unique interdisciplinary program offered by the Graduate School of Public Administration at NIDA, which emphasizes the commonality of administration, competencies and knowledge that run through all organizations, both large and small. The program is designed to improve the skills of academics, researchers, executives and professionals from public and private agencies and institutions, including educational institutions, government agencies, business and non-government organizations in order for them to better serve their organizations.
The selection and training of future scholars and administrators is a most serious responsibility in our society. How well these tasks are accomplished will be of great importance to the public and to all levels of government. As we move toward convergence of organizational goals within a changing social environment, contemporary administrators will be required to exercise their decision-making power in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. This program is expected to provide graduates with the requisite conceptual, analytical, and affective skills that are relevant to their goals and of significant value to society and to their workplace institution, business, or agency.

The selection and training of future scholars and administrators is a most serious responsibility in our society. How well these tasks are accomplished will be of great importance to the public and to all levels of government. As we move toward convergence of organizational goals within a changing social environment, contemporary administrators will be required to exercise their decision-making power in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. This program is expected to provide graduates with the requisite conceptual, analytical, and affective skills that are relevant to their goals and of significant value to society and to their workplace institution, business, or agency.

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A BRIEF HISTORY

NIDA’s Graduate School of Public Administration began with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) of Thammasat University in 1955. NIDA was created as the result of international cooperation between the Royal Thai Government (RTG) and the United States government with Indiana University as the project manager. Early management of the IPA’s MPA program was closely supported by personnel from Indiana University, with fifteen American faculty members taking an active part in academic activities, such as curriculum development, acquisition of library materials, staff development scholarships, teaching, research, and training.

In 1966, the RTG restructured the IPA and transformed it into NIDA, an independent graduate institute. Since that time the Graduate School of Public Administration has maintained a major role in professional development activities aimed at satisfying the middle level manpower requirements of both the public and private sectors in pursuit of national development goals.

Over the years the Graduate School of Public Administration has expanded to meet the growing demand for professional expertise. In addition to on-going teaching responsibilities, further academic initiatives have resulted in the creation of new education programs, such as the provincial degree programs, which are available at various campuses throughout the country, the Mini Master of Management Program (MMM) a short-term training course available to both the public and private sectors and the Master of Public and Private Management (MPPM), first offered in 1995. The Ph.D. Program in Development Administration which began in 1984 has, since 1993, been an international doctoral program, conducted in English and available to both Thai and foreign students.

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Ph.D. Program in Governance and Development (International Program) offers international academic activities for students to broaden their horizons and to gain comparative knowledge in international development and administration. These include:
1. Hosting lectures and seminars given by visiting lecturers from universities abroad on a regular basis.
2. Exchange study agreements with universities in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, the Philippines, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Laos and Vietnam. Through these exchange agreements, students are encouraged to study for the duration of one semester in one of our partner universities. The Program also accepts students from the partner universities to complete studies in the Program.
3. Short visits to other countries to attend national and international conferences and seminars that deal with subjects taught by the Program and in which students have research interests.

Partner Universities

  • Indiana University at Bloomington, U.S.A.
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis9IUPU), U.S.A.
  • Northern Illinois University, U.S.A.
  • University of Hawai at Manoa, U.S.A.
  • University of Potsdam, Germany
  • National Chengchi University, Taiwan R.O.C.
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, The Philippines
  • National Academy of Governance, Mongolia
  • Vietnam National University, University of Social Science and Humanities, Vietnam
  • National University of Laos, Laos P.D.R.
  • Hong Bang University International, Vietnam
2. PROGRAM STRUCTURE

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Program Objectives
The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development (International Program) is designed to prepare students for an academic career with the following objectives:
1) To provide the students with a strong theoretical foundation in philosophy, theories, and concepts related to development and governance so that they would be able to develop clear and meaningful insights for professional growth.
2) To train the students in multiple disciplinary perspectives so that they would be able to critically analyze, compare, and synthesize theories, perspectives, concepts, and complex issues in development and governance.
3) To improve the students’ ability to integrate knowledge and research methodologies in the field of development and governance, more specifically in the fields of organization, human resource, management, policy, development, public finance, and financial management.
4) To provide the students with rigorous skills to do research on real world challenges concerning development and governance.
5) To develop the students’ communication skills that they can use in the presentation of their researches on development and governance in academic conferences and seminars and in the research publishing processes at both national and international levels.
6) To foster and nurture a new generation of leaders for change who possess knowledge, integrity, and responsibility for self, profession, and society, qualities that they can use to formulate innovative ideas relating to development and governance for the improvement of the lives of people.
The entire program has a total number of 63 credits broken down into the following:

1) Remedial Courses non-credits

Basic training courses which may be required by the Committee for students

who do not achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 or an IELTS score of at least 6.

LC 4003 Advanced Integrated English Language
credits Skills Development 3
LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English
credits Graduate Studies 3
DA 4000 Fundamentals of Governance and Development
credits* 3

2) Core Courses 9 Credits
DA 8000 Governance and Development in Globalized Context 3 credits
DA 8010 Advanced Organization Theory 3 credits
DA 8020 Policy Studies and Analysis 3 credits

3) Research Methodology 9 Credits
DA 8100 Philosophy of Social Science 3 credits**
DA 8110 Quantitative Research I 3 credits**
DA 8120 Quantitative Research II 3 credits***
DA 8130 Qualitative Research 3 credits**

4) Major Subjects 9 Credits
Students may choose one of three Major Subjects:
1. Organization and Human Resource Governance
2. Public Policy and Development
3. Public Finance and Financial Management
(1) Organization and Human Resources Governance
DA 8300 Advanced Organization Behavior and Management 3 credits
DA 8310 Strategic Human Resource Managementand Development 3 credits
DA 8320 Collaborative and Participatory Governance 3 credits

(2) Public Policy and Development
DA 8400 Policy Implementation and Evaluation 3 credits
DA 8410 Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis 3 credits
DA 8420 Development Policy in the Global Era 3 credits

(3) Public Finance and Financial Management
DA 8410 Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis 3 credits
DA 8500 Financial Management 3 credits
DA 8510 Contemporary Issues in Public Budgeting 3 credits
5) DA8800 Independent Study 3 Credits
6) DA9900 Dissertation 36 Credits

Total 63 credits
Note: * DA 4000 should be enrolled by students who do not have background in Public

Administration or related fields.
** DA 8100, DA 8110 and DA 8130 are requisite courses.
*** DA 8120 is an optional subject which is highly recommended to students
who plan to do research where advanced quantitative methods will be used.

Course Descriptions

1. Remedial Courses
LC 4003 Advanced Integrated English Language Skills Development non-credit
The contents and teaching activities of this course focus on the integrated skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with a particular emphasis on academic writing. Students will also work in small groups, practicing paper presentation techniques, precise writing, and research writing.

LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies non-credit (3-0-6)
This course deals with the review of essential reading and writing strategies required to read and write academic English. Course contents include work on sentence structures, vocabulary and recognition of major thought-relationships in paragraphs, as well as practice in reading and writing academic English.

DA 4000 Fundamentals of Governance and Development non-credit (3-0-6)
This course provides fundamental knowledge concerning governance and
development and the relationships between these two concepts. The focus of this course is on the role of governance with regards to the success of the country and organizational development. Furthermore, governance is explored in relation to public administration, organizational governance and human resources, public policy, and public finance.

2. Core Courses
DA 8000 Governance and Development in Globalized Context 3 credits (3-0-6)
The course examines major theoretical approaches to the multi-dimensions of development and its interrelationship with governance in the context of globalization. It focuses on the processes of globalization as they interact with as well as impact on national and sub-national development. Attention is given to the dynamics of globalization in shaping and directing the outcomes of change and development. Issues such as growth and income distribution, sustainable development, civil-society and state relations, gender and governance are examined. The role of the state in interacting and coping with the process of globalization is also examined, especially with regards to “international standards” such as “good governance” and related practices.

DA 8010 Advanced Organization Theory 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course examines major organization paradigms and theories including structural contingency theory, resource-dependence theory, institutional theory, population ecology, inter-organizational relations, and post-modernism to analyze organizational dynamics in order to find effective ways to deal with them. This course also focuses on core concepts of organization theory, including environment, strategy, legitimacy, technology, and other contextual factors, and how they impinge on organizational performance, effectiveness, and competitiveness.

DA 8020 Policy Studies and Analysis 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course is designed to provide knowledge of the main theories and concepts in public policy process and how they can be applied to the advancement of development. It focuses on how issues become matters of policy concern, how stakeholders engage in policy activity, and on the organizational relationships through which policy is developed and has its impact. By focusing on the changing roles of the public sector, people and community brought about by participatory democratization, students will study policy with an emphasis on the experiences of developing and transitional countries prioritizing major policies for economic and social development. It develops students’ skills in policy analysis and understanding which will help them to navigate the policy environments in which they operate.

3.Research Methodology

DA 8100 Philosophy of Social Science 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course examines current debates about the ontology, methodology, and aims of the social sciences. Topics include the nature and uses of language with special reference to concepts of meaning, understanding, definition, and verification; deduction, induction, and prediction; description, explanation, and interpretation; types of social explanation; theory building and causal inference; differences between the natural and human sciences; and the role of values in research and research design.

DA 8110 Quantitative Research I 3 credits (3-0-6)
The first part of this course is an introduction to research design; variable measurement and scale construction; questionnaire construction; data collection methods; sampling design and non-response bias; and issues of validity and reliability. The second part of the course covers basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques; data analysis; and interpretation of findings based on the data analysis.

DA 8120 Quantitative Research II 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course is designed to train students in using advanced quantitative research methods, mainly with factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, time series, panel data analysis, path analysis, ordinary, stepwise, and hierarchical multiple regression analysis, logistic regression, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equations modeling with mediation and moderation, and using PLS and/or AMOS.
Prerequisite: DA 8110 Quantitative Research I

DA 8130 Qualitative Research 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course studies the philosophy, assumptions, main approaches, and practices of qualitative research. It emphasizes interpretive, comparative, and historical methods in qualitative research and holistic and humanistic analyses of issues and problems. It examines qualitative methods in data collection, analysis, and reporting, such as participatory observation, in-depth interview, life history, oral history, case study, and focus group. It explores the use of modern tools and equipment, such as videos, films, and photographs as research documents. A fieldwork project will be assigned to reinforce the use of research tools and methods.

4.Major Subjects

DA 8300 Advanced Organization Behavior and Management credits (3-0-6)
This course provides the current perspectives of organizational behavior to offer a better understanding of the behaviors of individuals and groups as well as their relationships within the context of organizational life. The course focuses on motivation, group dynamics, communication, power and politics, leadership, decision making, and organizational learning. Additionally, management in organizations is explored, including managing in a global environment, managing change and innovation, managing within cultural contexts, managing knowledge, and managing social responsibility, and managing accountability.

DA 8310 Strategic Human Resource Management and Development 3 credits (3-0-6)
The course discusses the impact of strategic human resource management upon organizations and links the human resource function to strategic business plans. It examines the theoretical and practical applications of HRM and HRD. Various state-of-the-art techniques in HRM and HRD will be discussed, such as performance appraisal systems, reward systems, training and development systems. Future trends in HRM and HRD with an emphasis on the regional impacts surrounding the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community will also be considered.

DA 8320 Collaborative and Participatory Governance 3 credits (3-0-6)
The course explores the perspectives, strategies, and models of collaborative and participatory governance. Focus is placed on collaborative governance which brings public, private, and civil society stakeholders together in collective forums to engage in policy making, planning, regulating, and public management. The class will bring and analyze comparative cases in different contexts to reveal critical factors influencing the success and failure of collaboration and participation.

DA 8400 Policy Implementation and Evaluation 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course focuses on the conceptual models used in various phases of policy and program implementation with special consideration given to the determinant factors which influence the success or failure of implementation. Models are formulated using organization theory, decision-making theory, socio-economic-political theory and emphasis is placed on the use of innovative models. It examines the theoretical framework of policy and program evaluation and the analysis of the evaluation process, covering context or environment, input, process, output, outcome and impact evaluation. It uses case studies from developed as well as developing countries to analyze the inter-relationship between program implementation and evaluation. Student will be made to apply models to actual implementation and evaluation of problems and their relationship through case study approaches and encouraged to observe if ethical behavior such as integrity, transparency, accountability, efficiency, competence and justice in public service is demonstrated in those cases.

DA 8410 Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course focuses on the roles and objectives of fiscal and monetary policies. It is conducted in two parts. The first part focuses on fiscal policy, including the uses of public spending, taxation, and transfer payments for development purposes, particularly for economic growth, stability, and income distribution. Special emphasis is placed on fiscal institutions for good governance in budget approval and implementation. Fiscal reforms to cope with the force of globalization and regional economic integration will also be discussed. The second part deals with monetary policy, including the actions of the central bank and other monetary authorities that determine the size and rate of growth of the money supply, and the uses of monetary policy in an open economy. International aspects of financial systems, including balance of payment problems, the use of exchange rate policies for balance of payment adjustments, international monetary regionalism, and monetary unions are also focused on.

DA 8420 Development Policy in the Global Era 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course examines theoretical and empirical foundations of development policies, and analyzes public policy choices toward equitable and sustainable development. Focus is given to the successes and failures of agricultural, industrial, trade, and investment policies. The impact of global governance institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization as well as regional integration schemes such as the European Union and ASEAN Community that establish rules and norms for national development policies will also be examined.

DA 8500 Financial Management 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course provides basic accounting information for financial analysis in corporate and public sectors. It examines current financial theory and practice and provides skills useful for managers involved in corporate and public sector finance, measurement of profitability, liquidity and solvency, investment funds, accounting, and marketing. The course will focus on both local and foreign money markets with the aim of strengthening the students’ capabilities to increase organizational competitiveness and goal achievement.

DA 8510 Contemporary Issues in Public Budgeting 3 credits (3-0-6)
This course organizes seminars in the topics of budgeting processes, budgeting allocation, type of budgets, participatory budgeting, integrated budgeting, politics of budgeting, revenue systems, debt administration, and financial control as practiced by government. This course also covers the principles of public budgeting governance including budgeting transparency, budgeting sustainability, effective and equitable system of budgeting.
DA 8800 Independent Study 3 credits (0-0-12)
Special topics that are not offered as regular courses but those of special interest and relevance to students’ academic enhancement may be offered as courses under Independent Study. This course is offered only upon request from students with the consent of instructors and subject to the approval of the Ph.D. Executive Committee.

DA 9900 Dissertation 36 credits
This is a course where students conduct original and systematic investigation of a topic in the area of governance and development. The dissertation output should display the student’s independent critical thinking and meet international academic standards. It is expected that the dissertation must be qualified for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Schedule of Instruction
Classes are conducted on weekday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00 according to the following schedules:
August – December First semester
January – May Second semester
June – July Summer session

3. PLAN OF STUDY

PLAN OF STUDY
First Year, 1st Semester
LC 4003 Advanced Integrated English Language
Skills Development non-credit*
LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English
for Graduate Studies non-credit*
DA 4000 Fundamentals of Governance and Development non-credit**
DA 8000 Governance and Development in Globalized Context 3 credits
DA 8010 Advanced Organization Theory 3 credits
First Year, 2nd Semester
DA 8020 Policy Studies and Analysis 3 credits
DA 8100 Philosophy of Social Science 3 credits
First Year, Summer Term
DA 8110 Quantitative Research I 3 credits
Second Year, 1st Semester
DA 8130 Qualitative Research 3 credits
Or DA 8120 Quantitative Research II 3 credits
DA 83xx or DA 84xx or DA85xx (Major Subjects) 3 credits
Second Year, 2nd Semester
DA 83xx or DA 84xx or DA85xx (Major Subjects) 3 credits
DA 83xx or DA 84xx or DA85xx (Major Subjects) 3 credits
Second Year, Summer Term
DA 8800 Independent Study 3 credits
DA 9900 Dissertation 36 credits
Note: This education plan is subject to change by the Executive Committee.
* Remedial Courses, LC 4003 and LC 6000, are required by the Committee, for students who do not achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 or an IELTS score of at least 6.
** DA 4000 should be enrolled by students who do not have background in Public Administration or related fields.

Degree Requirements
A three to four-year study program with a minimum of twenty-seven credit hours of graduate course study, including a written qualifying examination for candidacy followed by thirty-six credit hours of dissertation and a successful oral defense of the student’s doctoral thesis.
1. Remedial Courses non-credit
2. Core Courses 9 credits
3. Research Methodology 9 credits
4. Area of Specialization 9 credits
5. Dissertation 36 credits
Total 63 credits

4. GRADING SYSTEM

GRADING SYSTEM

1. The grading system for the courses will be as follows:
A – Excellent
A- – Very Good
B+ – Good
B – Fairly Good
B- – Almost Good
C+ – Fair
C – Almost Fair
C- – Poor
D – Very Poor
F – Failure
W – Withdrawal without penalty
WF – Withdrawal without failure
I – Incomplete
AU – Audit
2. The grading system for the dissertation will be as follows:
S – Satisfactory
U – Unsatisfactory

3. Computation of grade point will be as follows:
A equivalent to 4.0
A- equivalent to 3.7
B+ equivalent to 3.3
B equivalent to 3.0
B- equivalent to 2.7
C+ equivalent to 2.3
C equivalent to 2.0
C- equivalent to 1.7
D equivalent to 1.0
F equivalent to 0
W equivalent to 0
Students are required to have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. in order to graduate.

5. FEES

FEES

First Year
1.Registration Fees;
1.1 First Semester
– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht
– Technology fee 1,000 baht
– Library fee 1,000 baht
– Special Activity fee 5,000 baht
– Registration fee ( 6 credits) 42,000 baht
Total 53,000 baht

1.2 Second semester
– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht
– Technology fee 1,000 baht
– Library fee 1,000 baht
– Special Activity fee 5,000 baht
– Registration fee ( 6 credits) 42,000 baht
Total 53,000 baht

1.3 Summer Session
– Administrative Fee 2,000 baht
– Registration fee ( 3 credits) 21,000 baht
Total 23,000 baht

Second Year
2.Registration Fees:
2.1 First Semester
– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht
– Technology fee 1,000 baht
– Library fee 1,000 baht
– Special Activity fee 5,000 baht
– Registration fee ( 6 credits) 42,000 baht
Total 53,000 baht

2.2 Second semester
– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht
– Technology fee 1,000 baht
– Library fee 1,000 baht
– Special Activity fee 5,000 baht
– Registration fee ( 6 credits) 42,000 baht
Total 53,000 baht

2.3 Summer Session
– Administrative Fee 2,000 baht
– Registration fee ( 6 credits) 42,000 baht
Total 24,000 baht

3. Dissertation (30 credits) 210,000 baht

4. LC 4003 Advanced Integrated and English Language Skills Development*
Thai Student/Foreign 21,000 baht
5. LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate studies*
Thai Student/Foreign 21,000 baht

6. SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS

SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS

Available Scholarships, Qualifications of Applicants, Coverage and Validity
For students who are in need of financial assistance, the following scholarships
and grants are available:

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General Requirement for Scholarships and Grants
1. Submission of a formal letter of application and letter of request outlining the
reasons why they should receive a scholarship grant to the program director.
2. Student Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of
3.3 for Category I, II, and III scholarships.
3. All scholarship recipients are required to meet special conditions for graduation
as outlined in the Call for Application.

Funding Duration
Dating from the opening date of the semester in which the recipient is registered as
Institute’s student, the funding duration are as follows:
1. Master Program 2 years
2. Doctoral Program 3 years
3. Master-Doctoral program 4 years

7. FACULTY AND STAFF

FACULTY AND STAFF

FACULTY

Achakorn Wongpreedee
Ph.D.(Political Science)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Ph.D. (Area Studies)
Kyoto University (Japan)
M.A.(Southeast Asia Area Studies)
B.A. (Political Science)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Anchana Na Ranong
Ph.D. (Policy Development and Program Evaluation)
Vanderbilt University (U.S.A.)
M.P.P. (Public Policy)
Vanderbilt University (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Economics)
Thammasat University (Thailand)
B.Sc. (Public Health)
Mahidol University (Thailand)

Boo-anan Phinaitrup
Ph.D.(Higher Education)
Loyola University, Chicago (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Administration and Supervision)
Loyola University Chicago (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Business Administration)
East West University(U.S.A.)

Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Norther Illinois University (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Political Science)
Northern Illinois University (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Political Science)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Chindalak Vadhanasindhu
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Indiana University (U.S.A.)
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Indiana University (U.S.A.)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
B.A. (Political Science)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Danuvas Sagarik
Ph.D. (Development Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
MSc. (Economics, Finance and Management)
University of Bristol (U.K.)
B.Sc. (Economics)
University of Essex (U.K.)

Dhiyathad Prateeppornarong
Ph.D. (Criminal Justice)
University of Birmingham (U.K.)

Juree Vichit-Vadakan
Ph.D.(Anthropology)
University of California (Berkely) (U.S.A.)

Kasemsarn Chotchakornpant
Ph.D.9Public Policy Analysis and Administration)
Saint Louis University(USA)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
Kentucky State University (U.S.A.)
B.P.A. (Public Administration)
Royal Police Cadet Academy (Thailand)

Chandra-nuj Majakanjana
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Northern Illinois University, U.S.A.

Montree Socatiyanurak
Ph.D. (Economics)
University of Minnesota
M.A. (Economics)
University of Minnesota (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Economics)
Thammasat University (Thailand)

Nattha Vinijnaiyapak
Ph.D. (Public Administration)
University of Southern California (USA)
M.P.P. (Public Policy)
University of Southern California (U.S.A.)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
B.A. (Public Administration)
Thammasat University (Thailand)

Nisada Wedchayanon
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Northern Illinois University (U.S.A.)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
B.A. (Education)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Nuttakrit Powintara
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Claremont Graduate University (U.S.A.)
MPPM (Public Policy and Management)
University of Southern California (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Computer Science)
Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (Thailand)

Pairote Pathranarakul
Ph.D. (Regional and Rural Development Planning)
Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
B.A. (Humanities)
Ramkhamhaeng University (Thailand)
B.Sc. (Forestry)
Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Patcharee Siroros
Ph.D. (Political Scince)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Political Science)
Sophia University (Japan)
B.A. (Political Science)
Thammasat University (Thailand)

Ploy Suebvises
Ph.D. ( Development Administration)
National Institute of Development administration (Thailand)
M.A. (Organizational Studies)
University of Warrick (U.K.)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
University of Southern California (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Political Sciences)
Chulalongkorn Unversity (Thailand)

Ponlapat Buracom
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Northwestern University (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Political Science and Political Economy)
Northwestern University (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Political Science)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Prapon Sahapattana
Ph.D. (Criminal Justice)
Sam Houston University (U.S.A.)
M.S. (Information Resources Management)
Syracuse University (U.S.A.)
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
B.P.A. (Public Administration)
Royal Thai Police Cadet Academy (Thailand)

Suchitra Punyaratabandhu
Ph.D. (Political Science)
University of California, U.S.A.
M.A.
Oxford University (U.K.)
B.A. (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
Oxford University (U.K.)

Tippawan Lorsuwannarat
Ph.D.(Administrative Studies)
York University (Canada)
M.E.S. (Information Management)
York University (Canada)
M.P.A. (Public Policy)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)

Werawat Punnittamai
Ph.D. ( Industrial and Organizational Psychology)
University of Georgia (U.S.A.)
M.S. (Applied Psychology)
University of Georgia (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Psychology)
Chiang Mai University (Thailand)

Wiwatchai Atthakor
Ph.D. (Economics)
Indiana University (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Economics)
Western Michigan University (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Commerce)
Hitotsubashi University (Japan)

GUEST PROFESSORS

Nada Chonsum
Ph.D. (Finance)
United States International University (U.S.A.)
M.I.B.A.
United States International University (U.S.A.)
B.A. (International Economics)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Narumon Saardchom
Ph.D. (Risk management and Insurance)
University of Pennsylvania
A.M. (Business and Applied Economics)
University of Pennsylvania (U.S.A.)
M.A. (Actuarial Science)
Georgia State University (U.S.A.)
B.A. (Statistics)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Ora-orn Poocharoen
Ph.D. (Public Administration)
Syracuse University
LL.M. (Political Science),
University of Tokyo (Japan)
LL.B. (International Relations)
Hitotsubashi University (Japan)

Sombat Thamrongthanyawong
Ph.D. (Development Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)

Supamas Trivisvavet
Ph.D. (Public Administration)
University of Southern California (U.S.A.)

Voradej Chandarasorn
Ph.D. (Public Administration)
New York University (u.S.A.)

INTERNATIONAL GUEST PROFESSORS

Alex Brillantes Jr., Ph.D
National College of Public Administration and Governance
University of the Philippines (Philippines)

Andrea K. Molnar, Ph.D.
National College of Public Administration and Governance
University of the Philippines (Philippines)

Andreas Obser, Ph.D.
Postdam Center for Policy and Management
University of Postdam (Germany)

Dennis McNamara, Ph.D.
Park Professor of Sociology and Korean Studies
Georgetown University (U.S.A.)

Dieter Wagner, Ph.D.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
University of Postdam (Germany)

Edward J. Shultz, Ph.D.
School of Pacific and Asian Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)

Evan M. Berman, Ph.D.
School of Government
Victoria University Wellington (New Zealand)

Harald Fuhr, Ph.D.
Faculty of economics and Social Science
University of Postdam (Germany)

Heung Suk Choi,Ph.D.
Department of Public Administration
Korea University (South Korea)

Kenneth Paul Tan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs)
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Richard F. Doner, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
Emory University (U.S.A.)

Richard Pratt, Ph.D.
Public Administration Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa (U.S.A.)

Thomas Gebhardt, Ph.D.
Postdam Center for Policy and Management
University of Postdam (Germany)

Werner Jann, Ph.D.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
University of Postdam (Germany)

Wolfgang Johannes Max Drechsler, Ph.D.
Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and governance
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

8. HOW TO APPLY

How To Apply

Application Form

Announcement Year 2018 (2nd Semester)
Admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development Graduate School of Public Administration National Institute of Development Administration

Call for Application (Self-financed Applicants)

The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) is accepting enrollment applications for the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development. Applications are accepted between Now – December 4, 2018 during office hours (8.30-16.30).

1. Applicant Qualifications

1.1 As a minimum qualification applicants must hold a master’s degree in any field from a university accredited by the Civil Service Commission of the Royal Thai Government.

1.2 Applicants who have graduated from a university outside of Thailand must obtain a Letter of Confirmation on Standard Curriculum for Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the Commission on Higher Education at the Ministry of Education. This letter can be obtained by submitting a request along with required documents directly to the Bureau of Standards and Evaluation (8th floor) at the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education: 328 SriAyutthaya Rd., Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400; 0-2354-5577, 0-2610-5381-2

1.3 Applicants must be proficient in communicating in English throughout the program. English language proficiency must be attested through official TOEFL (https://www.ets.org/toefl/) or IELTS (https://www.ielts.org/) scores. In addition to official ETS TOEFL scores, NIDA accepts institutional TOEFL ITP scores from 2 institutions only:
1) NIDA Graduate School of Language and Communication
Siam Boromrajakumari Building, 13th Fl.
118 Seri-Thai Rd., Klong Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
(Contact Mr. Phanuwat Phumisart at 0-2727-3147 or phanuw.p@nida.ac.th for further information).

2) Institute of International Education (IIE)
6th Floor Maneeya Center North
518/3 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
(SEAinfo@iie.org, 0-2652-0653)

Applicants may be admitted into the program according to the following plans:

Plan 1: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that meet the following criteria:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 550 or above
TOEFL (computer based) 213 or above
TOEFL (internet based) 79 or above
IELTS 6.0 or above
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Students admitted through plan 1 are not subject to additional conditions.

Plan 2: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that fall into the following criteria:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 530 to 549
TOEFL (computer based) 193 to 212
TOEFL (internet based) 69 to 78
IELTS 5.5 to 5.9
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Students admitted through plan 2 are required to enroll in no less than 2 additional non-credit English language courses according to NIDA regulations.

Plan 3: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that do not meet the proficiency levels of plan 1 or plan 2.

Students admitted through plan 3 are required to enroll in no less than 2 additional non-credit English language courses according to NIDA regulations. They are further required to submit official English language proficiency test scores that meet the following criteria prior to the defense of their doctoral dissertation:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 530 or above
TOEFL (computer based) 193 or above
TOEFL (internet based) 69 or above
IELTS 5.5 or above
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Exception from the need to provide English language proficiency scores are granted in the following cases:

Applicants who have been awarded master’s degrees from international academic institutions where English was the medium of instruction and study. Such master’s degree must not be older than 5 years at the time of registration. In addition, the grade point average for the applicant’s master’s degree must not be below 3.25

Proper documentation of proof is required.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible to check that application forms are complete and make sure that they qualify for admission as announced above. Applicants whose application documents are incomplete or who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered for admission and may be expelled at any time if found to be in violation of the above qualifications. Any fees paid are non-refundable.

2. Application Procedures

2.1 Applicants can print an application form from the school’s website
http://gspa.nida.ac.th or collect the form from the Office of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development (International) at 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building.

2.2 The application documents must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of 1,300 Baht. The application fees can be paid in cash at the Educational Service Division on the 3rd floor of Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building, NIDA, Bangkapi, or via bank transfer to

Bank: Bangkok Bank (SWIFT Code: BKKBTHBK)
Account Name: NIDA. Doctor’s Degree and Part-time Master’s Degree Program
School of Public Administration Saving A/C
Account Number: 9440013895

Applicants using bank transfer are required to attach proof of payment (copy of transfer order) to their application documents. The completed application must be received by the Division during office hours (8:30-16:30 hours) no later than December 4, 2018.

3. Required Documents

3.1 Completed application form
3.2 Statement of purpose
3.3 Two letters of recommendation
3.4 Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3.5 Two (1 inch) photos
3.6 For foreign applicants: One copy of passport
For Thai applicants: One copy of ID card and one copy of household registration
3.7 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (one for each)
3.8 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts (one for each)
3.9 Copy of proof for a minimum TOEFL or IELTS as specified by NIDA’s
English language proficiency requirements

4. Interview

Applicants will be invited for interviews which will be held on December 4, 2018 at Meeting Room 3, 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building. The interviews will examine applicants’ academic background and competencies as well as other relevant experience as indicated in their enrollment application. For foreign applicants who reside outside Thailand, the admission committee will consider only the application documents.

5. Announcement of Successful Applicants

The names of successful applicants will be announced on December 4, 2018.

Announcement Year 2018 (2nd Semester)
Admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development Graduate School of Public Administration National Institute of Development Administration

Call for Applications (Scholarship Applicants)

The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) is accepting enrollment and scholarship applications for the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development.

Applications are accepted between Now – November 15, 2018 during office hours (8.30-16.30).

1. Available Scholarships

1.1 Type I: Recipients are completely exempt from tuition and other fees during the scholarship period and receive a monthly stipend of 10,000 Baht.

1.2 Type II: Recipients are completely exempt from tuition fees during the scholarship period.

1.3 Type III: Recipients are exempt from half of the tuition fees during the scholarship period.

All three types of scholarships shall have a duration of 3 years starting from the first day of enrolment as student.

2. Eligibility Requirements for Scholarships and Applicant Qualifications

2.1 As a minimum qualification applicants must hold a master’s degree in any field from a university accredited by the Civil Service Commission of the Royal Thai Government.

2.2 In order to qualify for type I and type II scholarships, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their bachelor’s degree and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in their master’s degree.

2.3 Applicants who have graduated from a university outside of Thailand must obtain a Letter of Confirmation on Standard Curriculum for Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the Commission on Higher Education at the Ministry of Education. This letter can be obtained by submitting a request along with required documents directly to the Bureau of Standards and Evaluation (8th floor) at the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education: 328 SriAyutthaya Rd., Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400; 0-2354-5577, 0-2610-5381-2

2.4 Applicants must be proficient in communicating in English throughout the program. English language proficiency must be attested through official TOEFL (https://www.ets.org/toefl/) or IELTS (https://www.ielts.org/) scores. In addition to official ETS TOEFL scores, NIDA accepts institutional TOEFL ITP scores from 2 institutions only:
1) NIDA Graduate School of Language and Communication
Siam Boromrajakumari Building, 13th Fl.
118 Seri-Thai Rd., Klong Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
(Contact Mr. Phanuwat Phumisart at 0-2727-3147 or phanuw.p@nida.ac.th for further information).

2) Institute of International Education (IIE)
6th Floor Maneeya Center North
518/3 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
(SEAinfo@iie.org, 0-2652-0653)

Applicants may be admitted into the program according to the following plan:

Plan 1: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that meet the following criteria:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 550 or above
TOEFL (computer based) 213 or above
TOEFL (internet based) 79 or above
IELTS 6.0 or above
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Students admitted through plan 1 are not subject to additional conditions.

Exceptions from the need to provide English language proficiency scores are granted in the following cases:

Applicants who have been awarded master’s degrees from international academic institutions where English was the medium of instruction and study. Such master’s degree must not be older than 5 years at the time of registration. In addition, the grade point average for the applicant’s master’s degree must not be below 3.25

Proper documentation of proof is required.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible to check that application forms are complete and make sure that they qualify for admission as announced above. Applicants whose application documents are incomplete or who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered for admission and may be expelled at any time if found to be in violation of the above qualifications. Any fees paid are non-refundable.

3. Terms and Conditions for Scholarship Recipients

3.1 Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 in each semester. If the GPA falls below this minimum in any semester, the scholarship shall be immediately discontinued.

3.2 If the recipient takes leave of absence, the scholarship shall be immediately terminated. After receiving scholarship, if the recipient resigned, or the student status terminates, or the recipients cannot complete the program as stipulated in the Directives on Education, all the funding paid must be repaid to the institute, unless the Committee decides otherwise.

3.3 If the recipient resigned, or the student status terminates, or the recipients cannot complete the program as stipulated in the Directives on Education, or the recipient ask to cancel the scholarship, all the funding paid must be repaid to the Institute, unless the Committee decides otherwise.

3.4 In the event that scholarship recipients have to repeat any course, they shall not be exempt from the tuition fee for such re-enrolled class.

3.5 In the event that scholarship recipients wish to enroll in any course beyond their study plan, they shall be exempt from the tuition fee of such class upon recommendation by their dissertation advisor only.

3.6 Scholarship recipients shall be exempt from the fee for the first time qualifying examination only. Consecutive attempts shall not be exempt.

3.7 When the scholarship period ends, all remaining fees shall be paid by the student.

3.8 Scholarship recipients shall work for the graduate school or the Institute at least 6 hours per week.

3.9 Copyrights in the dissertation shall be jointly owned by the student and the Institute for a period of five years.

3.10 Scholarship recipients who are international students shall abide by the Institute’s health insurance policy. If not, they forfeit their scholarship.

3.11 The doctoral dissertation or parts of it must be published in peer-reviewed academic journals at international level. Conference proceedings are excluded.

4. Application Procedures

4.1 Applicants can print an application form from the school’s website
http://gspa.nida.ac.th or collect the form from the Office of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development (International) at 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building.
4.2 The application documents must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of 1,300 Baht. The application fees can be paid in cash at the Educational Service Division on the 3rd floor of Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building, NIDA, Bangkapi, or via bank transfer to

Bank: Bangkok Bank (SWIFT Code: BKKBTHBK)
Account Name: NIDA. Doctor’s Degree and Part-time Master’s Degree Program
School of Public Administration Saving A/C
Account Number: 9440013895

Applicants using bank transfer are required to attach proof of payment (copy of transfer order) to their application documents. The complete application must be received by the Division during office hours (8:30-16:30 hours) no later than Novenber 15, 2018 (walk-in) or by November 8, 2018 (Postdated deadline – Postal stamp by this date).

5. Required Documents

5.1 Completed application form
5.2 Statement of purpose
5.3 Two letters of recommendation
5.4 Curriculum Vitae (CV)

5.5 Two (1 inch) photos
5.6 For foreign applicants: One copy of passport
For Thai applicants: One copy of ID card and one copy of household
Registration
5.7 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (one for each)
5.8 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts (one for each)
5.9 Copy of proof for a minimum TOEFL scores of 550 or IELTS scores of 6

6. Interview

Applicants will be invited for interviews which will be held on November 22, 2018 at Meeting Room 3, 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building. The interviews will examine applicants’ academic background and competencies as well as other relevant experience as indicated in their enrollment application. For foreign applicants who reside outside Thailand, the admission committee will consider only the application documents.

7. Selection Process
Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants only and in accordance with the availability of funds. Selection of applicants is based on the submitted application documents and interviews. Any decisions regarding the awarding of scholarships and admission of students are subject to the discretion of the selection committee. The criteria applied in making these decisions are to be in accordance with official NIDA announcements. Students that have been selected for admission without being offered a scholarship may still register as regular fee paying students.

8. Announcement of Successful Applicants

The names of successful applicants will be announced on November 29, 2018. Applicants that have not been selected will not be notified.

10. CONTACT US

Contact Us

Ph.D. Program in Governance and Development
Graduate School of Public Administration
National Institute of Development Administration
118 Seri Thai Road, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, THAILAND
Tel: (662) 374-4977, (662) 727-3876, (662) 727-3862
E-mail: interphd@nida.ac.th

11. LOCATION CONTACT
    • Graduate School of Public Administration. Navamindradhiraj Buliding 10-11th Floor, 118 Moo3, Serithai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok Thailand 10240 Tel: +662727-3876

12. BLOG
  • Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PhD.Inter.gspanida/ with the account name: PhD in Development Admin – Inter GSPA, NIDA or easily search the page @PhD.Inter.gspanida.