Graduate School of Public Administration

Doctor of Philosophy Program
in Governance and Development
(international Program)
Program Revision 2023

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

Plan 2 (2.1)

  1. A master’s degree in any field from an institution accredited by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC), the Office of the Higher Education Commission, or any organization with comparable quality standards as approved by the Council of the National Institute of Development Administration.
  2. Proficient knowledge of the English language as per a TOEFL ITP score of at least 550, or Internet based test (IBT) score of at least 79, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5, or as otherwise specified by the doctoral executive committee, except for applicants who come from nations where English is used as the first language,  graduated from undergraduate and graduate programs which English was used as the medium of teaching or as announced by the National Institute of Development Administration. Conditions for taking English language courses are in accordance with the announcement of the Institute.

ELO 1: To understand a theoretical foundation in the philosophy, theories and concepts related to governance and development.

ELO 2: To apply research methodologies in order to develop innovative knowledge in the field.

ELO 3: To apply ethical practices in research and professional careers.

ELO 4: To analyze insights, concepts and theories in governance and development.

ELO 5: To evaluate data, research, and theories in governance and development.

ELO 6: To create high-quality research and new knowledge in governanceand development.

Number of Credits

          Plan 2 (2.1) 63 Credits (Coursework 27 credits, Dissertation 36 credits) 

Courses

Plan 2 (2.1)

1.  Remedial Courses

9 credits (non-credit)

2.  Core Courses

9 credits

3.  Research Methodology

9 credits

4.  Major Subjects

9 credits

5.  Dissertation

36 credits

6.  Qualifying Examinations

Qualifying Examinations

Total

63  credits

 

LC 4003 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies

(If the academic score for DA4003 is less than B, you must register for DA 4013)

3 credits **

LC 4004 Advanced Integrated English Language Skills Development

(If the academic score for DA4004 is less than B, you must register for DA4014)

3 credits **

LC 4013 Remedial Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies

3 credits **

 

LC 4014 Remedial Advanced Integrated English Language Skills  Development

3 credits **

 

DA 4000 Fundamentals of Governance and Development                      

3 credits *

Remarks: *DA 4000 should be enrolled by students who do not have background in Public Administration or related fields. 

** 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 6.5. Conditions for taking English language courses are according to the announcement of the institution.

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)               

 

DA 8110 Foundations of Social Science Research  (3 credits)

DA 8120 Advanced Quantitative Research  (3 credits)

DA 8130 Qualitative Research  (3 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 Resource Governance   

DA 8300 Advanced Organization Behavior and Management  (3 credits)

DA 8310 Strategic Human Resource Management and 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)

 

Independent Study     

DA 8800 Independent Study  (3 credits)

Remarks: Course available for those who would like to research the particular topic under the guidance of instructors.

Dissertation   

DA 9900 Dissertation  (36 Credits)

 

Major subject or area of expertise

    3.1 Organization and Human Resource Governance

    3.2 Public Policy and Development

    3.3 Public Finance and Financial Management

    Provide information on expenses per capita upon each student’s completion of the program.

1s tyear expenses

Core Courses and

Remedial Courses

2nd year expenses

Major Subjects and

Research Methodology

3th year expenses

Dissertation

(36 credits)

Total

129,000 baht

150,000 baht

224,000 baht

503,000 baht

Remarks:  

1. These costs do not include the costs of documents and textbooks and are subject to change depending on the Institute's announcement without prior notice.

2. Students who do not pass the minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores required by NIDA, may be accepted into the program. However, they must register for English courses in the first semester of their study and pass the English courses with the result “S” (Satisfactory) within one academic year. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to continue their program of study.

               - LC 4003 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies

                 Thai Student / Foreign Student 21,000 baht

               - LC 4004 Advanced Integrated English Language Skills Development

                 Thai Student / Foreign Student 21,000 baht

3. A late registration fee will be charged to students who do not register during the scheduled registration period. The fee is 1,500 baht.

1st Semester               
August – December
2nd Semester       
January – May
Summer Semester 
June – July

Classroom Session Patterns
Classroom sessions are set up in two patterns as follows:

  • On-site classrooms on weekdays at 6 - 9 p.m. and/or
  • On-site classrooms on weekends at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Graduates from this program will find employment in a number of professional careers such as:

  1. Higher education lecturer in various disciplines including public administration and management.
  2. Researcher/scholars/Academic
  3. Public organization administrator.
  4. Private organization executive.
  5. Consultant
  6. Director of development in non-profit organizations.
  7. City manager/Mayor
  8. International organization manager.
  9. Organization & human resource analyst/policy & plan analyst/financial and public finance analyst.