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Doctoral Degree in Nursing (International Program)

Doctoral Degree in Nursing (International Program)
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital

            The International Program for a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing is available for those who wish to pursue advanced research or leadership positions in academia, government, or the private sector. We are committed to producing graduates capable of conducting high-quality research that responds to their country’s needs and generates a new body of nursing knowledge and practices.
            Students in our doctoral program benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of our faculty members as well as that of our partner universities in the United States and Canada.


Degree Requirements
            Our program requires a total of 60 credit hours. Students are required to take 24 credits of course work and produce a dissertation that is published in an international journal under peer review. Students are expected to complete the program within at least three years, and no longer than five years.

Required courses 15 Credits
Elective course 9 Credits
Dissertation 36 Credits

Admission Requirements
A candidate must :
1. Hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing with GPA no less than 3.50 on a 4.00 scale
2. Currently hold a Registered Nursing license in his or her own country
3. Pass one of the following English proficiency tests:
The English Proficiency Examination organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, or other institutions certified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Have a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper-based test) or 173 (computer-based test) or 61 (Internet-based test)
Have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5


            Candidates who hold a Master’s degree in related fields should have attended at least two courses in nursing (Nursing Theory and Advanced Clinical Nursing courses) and course certification should be presented together with the application.
            The Program Administrative Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies may consider exceptions to the above admission requirements on an individual basis.