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    Doctor of Philosophy (Political Science)
College of Politics and Governance
  Course Type  

Postgraduate, Combined taught and research




3 years full-time (Mon-Fri)

  Start date



Total credit 72

Year 1 24 credits
Year 2 24 credits
Year 3 24 credits
Total 72 credits

*Credits and modules can be transferred, subject to the consideration of the Graduate Program Committee of the College of Politics and Governance, comply with the rules of Graduation School, Mahasarakham University.



Program fees and funding


392,400 Baht (cover all tuition and modules fees of the program)
Tuition fees    16,000 Baht/ semester
Module fees   4,000 Baht/ credit  
Funding support for attending conferences


Term times

First semester

August – December

Second semester January - May
Summer semester June – July

Services and facilities          

  • Libraries
  • PhD students’ office space
  • Computer room,  Free Wi-Fi 
  • Site visit program (domestic and overseas)
  • Thesis funding
  • Journal of Politics and Governance
  • Thesis Support Clinic
  • Seminars and colloquiums
  • National and international conferences

Entry requirements 


1. Masters degree in Political Science (or equivalent)
2. English language requirements





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1. Paper examination on Political Science 
2. Paper examination on English
3. Interview


How to apply 

    1. Period: January to March
2. Internet application:   www.grad.msu.ac.th
3. In person application:  Graduate School , Mahasarakham University , Rajanagarindra (RN) Khamriang Sub-District, Kantarawichai District, Maha Sarakham 44150 Thailand Tel.043-754412 

Contact details


Graduate Office, College of Politics and Governance 
Telephone: +66 043754317 ext.3713 www.copag.msu.ac.th


List of modules

  • Foundations of Political Theory and Philosophy
  • Advanced Public Governance Theories
  • Advanced International Relations Theories
  • Political Inquiry and Analysis
  • Seminar on Comparative Politics
  • Seminar on Political Institutions, Political Process and Public Law
  • Seminar on Ecology of Administration in Globalization Era
  • Seminar on Public Policy
  • Seminar on International Politics, Theories and Practices     
  • Seminar on International Conflicts and Cooperation
  • Seminar on Local Collaboration
  • Seminar on Social Movements and Politics of Justice
  • Seminar on Policy and Politics of Poverty Alleviation
  • Seminar on Participatory and Collaborative Planning




Qualification of lecturers and supervisors


They graduated from the USA (e.g. University of Massachusette, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Webster University), the UK (e.g. University College London, University of Birmingham, University of York, and University of Aberdeen), the Netherlands (e.g. International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam), Australia (e.g. Australian National University, University of New England, and Monash University), New Zealand (e.g. University of Canterbury), Russia (e.g. St. Petersburg State University), Japan (e.g. University of Tokyo, Hokkaido University, and Hitotsubashi University), Taiwan, Philippines, and leading universities in Thailand (e.g. Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, and Mahidon University) etc.

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