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1. Name of Program
Master of Public Administration Program
2. Name of  Degree
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
3. MPA program's mission

     The Program will have a statement of mission that guides performance expectations and their evaluation, including
-Its purpose and public service values, given the program?s particular emphasis on public affairs, administration, and policy
-The population of students, employers, and professionals the Program intends to serve, and
-The contributions it intends to produce to advance the knowledge, research and practice of public affairs, administration, and policy.

4. Public Values

     Public service values that need to guide the development of Thailand and that are emphasized by the program are therefore summarized as
-Social responsibility
-Integrity and high ethical standards
     These values are integral components of all administrative and teaching activities of the GSPA Students, staff and faculty are expected to have abilities of critical self-reflection and to show self-awareness of their strengths, weaknesses and personalities in order to not only have a better understanding of their capacity to react to situational demands and work on solutions, but also to know their limits and set appropriate goals.
     This then enables students, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in academic as well as administrative activities that are increasingly characterized by dynamic changes, in both their circumstances and their required skills. Excellence is demonstrated through professional success, as well as academic results that reflect effective use of theoretical and practical tools in research and practice.
     GSPA recognizes that excellence is desirable only if students, staff and faculty keep in mind the larger responsibility the school has in society. Members are therefore expected to continuously be aware of short and long term consequences of their actions and contrast public interest with personal interests. Sensitivity with regards to the interests of GSPA?s stakeholders and the general public should guide all actions and public interests should always take precedence over personal interests. Social responsibility is thus demonstrated by refraining from behavior that leads to individual benefits at the costs of others and by actively seeking to contribute to the disadvantaged in society.
     Finally, personal integrity and maintaining high ethical standards are emphasized by the GSPA as central values for the public sector. Thailand?s public sector is full of tempting opportunities and environments that invite unethical and corrupt behavior. GSPA expects faculty, staff and students to resist such opportunities and value the long term rewards of a strong personal integrity over the short term benefits of unethical behavior. In addition, students are expected to demonstrate the willingness to actively seek to prevent and reduce such opportunities within their sphere of influence.

 5.Rationale and Program Objectives

     The aim is to develop graduates in Public Administration, educating them in the knowledge and processes of Public Administration, both in theory and practice. This multi-disciplinary program will focus on the importance of incorporating appropriate managerial theory to the economy, society, and governance of ThailaND The students will gain a sound understanding of the problems that affect the management of economic and societal development in Thailand by focusing on government administration based upon the principles of good governance and sustainable development.

Program Objectives
- Produce graduates that possess knowledge and expertise in the appropriate administration of country development, taking into account the ever-changing economic, societal, and political landscape.
- Teach students the ability to turn their knowledge into practical application for the benefit of institution and country.
- Instill the desire in students to always seek out new knowledge and act ethically for the betterment of society

 6. Facutly
 Achakorn Wongpreedee

M.A. (Southeast Asia Area Studies) Kyoto University
Ph.D. (Political Science), Chulalongkorn University
Ph.D. (Area Studies), Kyoto University, Japan

Anchana NaRanong
M.A. (Economics) Thammasat University
M.P.P. (Public Policy) Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. (Policy Development and Program Evaluation) Vanderbilt University

Boon-anan Phinaitrup
M.A. (Administration and Supervision) Loyola University Chicago
Ph.D. (Higher Education) Loyola University Chicago

Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana
M.A. (Political Science) Northern Illinois University
Ph.D. (Political Science) Northern Illinois University

Chindalak Vadhanasindhu
M.A. (Public Administration) National Institute of Development Administration
Ph.D. (Political Science) Indiana University

Danuvas Sagarikrit
M.A. (Economics Finance and Management) University of Bristol
Ph.D. (Development Administration) National Institute of Development Administration

Dhiyathad Prateeppornnarong
Ph.D. (Criminal Justice) University of Birmingham
Master of Laws (LLM ) University of Kent

Juree Vichit-Vadakan
M.A. (Asian Studies) University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of California, Berkeley

Kasemsarn Chotchakornpant
M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration), Kentucky State University, U.S.A.
Ph.D. (Public Policy Analysis and Administration) Saint Louis University, U.S.A

Montree Socatiyanurak
M.A. (Economics) University of Minnesota
Ph.D. (Economics) University of Minnesota

Nattha Vinijnaiyapak
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration
M.P.P. (Public Policy) University of Southern California
Ph.D. (Public Administration) University of Southern California

Nisada Wedchayanon
M.A. (Public Administration) National Institute of Development Administration
Ph.D. (Political Science) Northern Illinois University

Nuttakrit Powintara
MPPM (Master of Public Policy and Management)
University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. USA
Ph.D. in Political Science (Fields: Public Policy & Methods)
Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA, USA

Pairote Pathranarakul
M.A. (Public Administration) National Institute of Development Administration
Ph.D. (Regional and Rural Development Planning)
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok

Ploy Suebvises
M.P.A. University of Southern California
M.A. (Organizational Studies) University of Warwick, UK
Ph.D. (Development Administration) National Institute of Development Administration

Ponlapat Buracom
M.A. (Political Science) Northwestern University
Ph.D. (Political Science) Northwestern University

Papon Sahapattana
M.S. (Information Resources Management) Syracuae University
Ph.D. (Criminal Justice) San Houston State University, U.S.A.

Sombat Thamrongthanyawong
M.A. (Political Science) Chulalongkorn University
Ph.D. (Development Administration) National Institute of Development Administration

Suchitra Punyaratabandhu
M.A. Oxford University
Ph.D. (Political Science) University of California, Berkeley

Tippawan Lorsuwannarat
M.E.S. (Information Management) York University
Ph.D. (Administrative Studies) York University

Udom Thumkosit
M.P.A. (Public Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration
Ph.D. (Development Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration

Werawat Punnittamai
M.S. (Applied Psychology) University of Georgia
Ph.D. (Industrial & Organizational Psychology)
University of Georgia, U.S.A.

 Partner Universities:

Indiana University at Bloomington, U.S.A.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), U.S.A.
Northern Illinois University, U.S.A.
University of Hawaii 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

 7.Qualification of Applicants

1.Holds a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, either domestic or international.
2.Work experience as stated by the Institute.
3.For the Non-profit Management major, any student that takes online courses with IUPUI must pass an English proficiency test with a score of 550 (TOEFL) or better and have the ability to study online.
The academic advisor for the program will verify eligibility.
4.Additional requirements may apply as stated by the Institute.

Master of Public Administration Program (English Program)
Graduate School of Public Administration
National Institute of Development Administration
118 Seri Thai Rd., Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, THAILAND
Mrs.Piriya Tel : (662) 727-3909, Miss Sirintip Tel : (662) 727-3869
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