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Doctor of Philosophy in Governance and Development | International


 

I. OVERVIEW

          The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development (International Program) 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.

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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.

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RATIONALE AND PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Ministry of University Affairs’ decision to grant the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) its own Ph.D. program in 1984 was in recognition of the modern reality that the Ph.D. is the pre-eminent degree of higher learning and of the historical unavailability of Ph.D. degrees in Thailand and other developing countries notwithstanding. 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.

  

MAJOR SUBJECTS

The Ph.D. Program has three major subjects, namely:
1. Organization and Human Resource Governance
2. Public Policy and Development
3. Public Finance and Financial Management

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.
1. The Ph.D. Program in Governance and Development (International Program) hosts lectures and seminars given by visiting lecturers from universities abroad on a regular basis.
2. The Program has 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. Students are also encouraged to make a short visit and attend conferences and seminars in other countries that deal with subjects taught by the Program and in which they have a research interest.
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

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP

I. Available Scholarships

For students who are in need of financial assistance, the following scholarships and awards are available:

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II. Requirement for Scholarships and Awards:

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 Type I, II, and III scholarships.

3. All scholarship recipients are required to meet special conditions for graduation as 

    outlined in the Call for Application

III. Scholarship Qualifications, Rules and Conditions

A.  Qualification of Recipients

1. Academic Scholarships shall be given to new students both Thai and  foreign who study in the various programs of NIDA both in Thai language, English language and International Programs.

1.1 Category 1 scholarship recipients (Full scholarship) and category 2  scholarship recipients.

- Doctoral program students must have academic achievements  not less than 2.75 from Bachelor’s degree and not less than 3.25  from Master’s degree.

- Master program students must have not less than 2.50  academic achievements from Bachelor’s degree.

1.2 Category 3 scholarship recipients

- Doctoral program students must have academic achievements  not less than 2.50 from Bachelor’s degree and not less than 3.25  from Master’s degree.

2. International relations-promotional scholarships shall be available for  all foreign students who are either related to or studying under an MOU. Yet, the scholarships awarding shall be decided at the Dean’s/Director’s  meeting or Education’s discretion.

 

B. Amounts of the scholarship’s funding (Academic and International Relations-Promotional Scholarships)

1. Category 1 scholarship recipients (Full scholarship) recipients shall  receive:

- Tuition waivers all through the program. However, extra activities fee  waiver shall lie at the program’s discretion.

- 10,000 Baht gross personal per month shall be deducted for  insurance premium before remitting to foreign students.

2. Category 2 scholarship recipients shall receive tuition all through the  program.

3. Category 3 recipients shall receive 50% tuition waivers all through the  program

C. Scholarship Recipient Criteria

1. Scholarship (Academic Scholarships) 

Full scholarship recipients or category1 recipient, category 2 and  category 3 recipients must receive GPA not less than 3.3 in each semester. If  the recipients receive GPA lower than stipulated, the scholarship shall be  terminated.

2. International relations-promotional scholarships

Category 1 recipient, category 2 and category 3 recipients must receive  GPA not less than 3.00 in each semester. If the recipients receive GPA lower than stipulated, the scholarship shall be terminated.

3. If the recipient takes a leave of absent, the scholarship shall be  immediately terminated. If after receiving the scholarship the recipients  resigned or the student status terminated, or the recipient cannot complete the  program as stipulated in the directives of Education, all the funding paid must be repaid to the institute, unless the committee  decides otherwise.

4. If the recipient resigns, or the student status terminates, or the recipient  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.

5. In case that the recipient must re-enroll any courses, the recipient shall not  receive tuition waiver for the course re-enrolled.

6. In case that the recipient enrolls any course other than required by the  program, the tuition waiver shall be granted when the course is recommended by the thesis/dissertation Advisor.

7. The recipient shall work for the School or the institute for not less than 6 hours  a week.

8. The recipient shall not be eligible for any other scholarships of the  institute except for the government budget thesis/dissertation publication grants.

 

D. Category 1 Scholarship Recipients (Full scholarship) Conditions (Academic and International Relations-Promotional Scholarships)

1. The recipient who studies at the Master program must study in Plan A (with  thesis)

2. The recipient shall be waived only the first comprehensive examination  fee.  

3. In case the recipient over-studies the duration of the scholarship funding, the  student status maintenance’s fee must be borne by the recipient.

4. Copyright of the thesis/dissertation shall be shared copyright between the  recipient and the institute for five years. Afterwards, the copyright shall belong  to the recipient. In case that the recipient infringes anyone’s copyright, the  recipients shall solely be liable of the infringement.

5. The fees for examination thesis formats/use of the E-THESIS service  shall be paid by scholarship holders.

6. Dissertation must be published in an international journal with peer  reviews before the publication. Yet, the international journal must meet the criteria set by the Higher Institution Officials Commission’s (Gor Por  Or) or the  Royal Jubilee Ph.D. (Kor Por Gor) requirements, exclusive of Proceedings.

7. Thesis must be published in a national journal on TCI database (only  journals in Group 1 or Group 2), exclusive of Proceedings.

 

E. Conditions of Students Who Receive a Scholarship Category (Academic and International Relations- Promotional Scholarships) and research articles from dissertations, theses or independent studies or  courses required by the program shall comply with the requirements below:

1. Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan A  (with Thesis)

- Their thesis must at least be or accepted to be published in a  national   journal in the TCI database ( journals in Group 1 or Group 2 only) excluding Proceedings.

2 Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan B (with  Independent Study)

- Their work must be presented in an academic conference where  Proceedings are prepared where external committees participate in  screening (peer-reviews) before publication. It must be a complete  research article ( Full paper) that has been published, or 

- Being awarded winner in a competition or in an academic contest  which must be the competition or the contest approved by the Dean of  the School they attend;, or

- Scholarship holders must present their work in an organization  community for development and that such work must be approved by  the dean of the faculty they attend. Their the development work  must be  recognized by the executives of such organization or community.

3 Doctorate Level Their dissertation must be published or accepted to be  published in an international journal where external committees  participate in  screening(Peer Review) before published. Such  international  journal shall be in  accordance with the croteria specified by the Civil Service Commission in  Graduate-Study Institutions (Gor Por Aor) or the Royal  Golden Ph.D.  Programme ( Kor. Por.Gor). The Proceedings are excluded. 

 

F. Category 3 Scholarship Conditions. (Outstanding Category and International Relations Scholarship Category) and research articles from dissertations, theses or independent studies or  courses required by the program shall comply with the requirements below:

1 Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan A (with Thesis);

-Their thesis must at least be or accepted to be published in a national   journal in the TCI database ( journals in Group 1 or Group 2 only  excluding Proceedings. 

2 Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan B (with Independent Study)

-Their work must be presented in an academic conference where  Proceedings are prepared where external committees participate in  screening (peer reviews) before published. It must be a complete  research article( Full paper) that has been published, or

- Being awarded winner in a competition or in an academic contest  which must be the competition or the contest approved by the Dean of  the School they attend;, or

- Scholarship holders must present their work in an  organization  community for development and that such work must be approved by  the dean of the faculty they attend. Their the development work  must  be recognized by the executives of such organization or community.

- Their work shall be published in any type of format that is reachable.

3 Doctorate Level 

Their dissertation must be published or accepted to be published in an  international journal where external committees participate in screening (Peer- review) before published. Such international journal shall be in accordance with  the criteria specified by the Civil Service Commission in Graduate-Study  Institutions (Gor Por or) or the Royal Golden Ph.D. Programme ( Kor. Por. Gor).  The Proceedings are excluded. 

The recipients who are foreign students must purchase health insurance stipulated by the institute, otherwise the scholarship shall be terminated.

G. Duration of the Scholarship

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

II. STUDY PLAN

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. Major Subjects 9 credits

5. Dissertation 36 credits

Dissertation Seminar 6 credits

Dissertation 30 credits

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)

FEES

First Year

Registration Fees

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              53,00 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

III. COURSE STRUCTURE

GRADUATE COURSE LISTINGS

3. PLAN OF THE 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.

 

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.



FACULTY

Achakorn Wongpreedee
Ph.D.(Political Science)
Chulalongkorn University
Ph.D. (Area Studies)
Kyoto University

Anchana Na Ranong
Ph.D. (Policy Development and Program Evaluation)
Vanderbilt University

Boo-anan Phinaitrup
Ph.D.(Higher Education)
Loyola University, Chicago

Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana
Ph.D. (Political Scince)
Norther Illinois University

Chindalak Vadhanasindhu
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Indiana University

Danuvas Sagarik
Ph.D. (Development Administration)
National Institute of Development Administration

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

Juree Vichit-Vadakan
Ph.D.(Anthropology)
University of California, Berkely

Kasemsarn Chotchakornpant
Ph.D.9Public Policy Analysis and Administration)
Saint Louis University

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

Nattha Vinijnaiyapak
Ph.D. (Public Administration)
University of Southern California

Nisada Wedchayanon
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Nprthern Illinois University

Nuttakrit Powintara
Ph.D. (Political Science)
Claremont Graduate University

Pairote Pathranarakul
Ph.D. (Regional and Rural Development Planning)
Asian Institute of Technology

Patcharee Siroros
Ph.D. (Political Scince)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ploy Suebvises
Ph.D. ( Development Administration)
National Institute of Development administration

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

Prapon Sahapattana
Ph.D. (Criminal Justice)
Sam Houston University

Tippawan Lorsuwannarat
Ph.D.(Administrative Studies)
York University

Werawat Punnittamai
Ph.D. ( Industrial and Organizational Psychology)
University of Georgia

Wiwatchai Atthakor
Ph.D. (Economics)
Indiana University

GUEST PROFESSORS

Nada Chonsum
Ph.D. (Finance)
United States International University

Narumon Saardchom
Ph.D. (Risk management and Insurance)
University of Pennsylvania

Ora-orn Poocharoen
Ph.D. (Public Administration)
Syracuse University

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

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

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

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

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

Richard F. Doner, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
Emory University, USA.

Richard Pratt, Ph.D.
Public Administration Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

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

QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANTS

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must have received a Master’s degree in any fields from an accredited institution.
2. Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL scores of 550 or IELTS scores of 6, except for:
3. Applicants who have been awarded both their 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

1. Consideration of application documents and letters of recommendation.
Applicants for the Doctoral Program must submit the following application documents:
1. A completed application form (the application form can be download from our
websites http://gspa.nida.ac.th or www.nida.ac.th)
2. Statement of purpose
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
5. Two (1 inch) photos
6. One copy of passport
7. Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (one for each)
8. Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts (one for each)
9. Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL scores of 550 or IELTS scores of 6

The application form is available from our website: http://gspa.nida.ac.th
Application material must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of
1300 Thai Baht which can be paid in cash at the Educational Service Division,
3rd Floor, Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandja Building, NIDA, Bangkapi, Bangkok
or via bank transfer to:

 Bank:   Bangkok Bank (BKKBTHBK)
 Account Name:   

NIDA. Doctor’s Degree and Part-time Master's Degree Program School of Public Administration 

Saving/AC

 Account No:  9440013895(Savings)
 Account Types:  Savings
 Branch:  National Institute of Development Administration

 

 

Applicants using bank transfer are required to attach proof of payment to their
application documents.
2.Consideration of English proficiency test scores (TOEFL or IELTS). TOEFL or IELTS scores as specified by the doctoral executive committee who graduated from undergraduate and graduate programs which both used English as the only teaching medium.

3. Interview and/or assessment by the Ph.D. Program Executive Committee.

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