The Doctor of Philosophy program in Language and Communication is interdisciplinary in nature. It aims to promote an awareness and understanding of the enabling roles of language and communication in society. The program would provide a foundation for its graduates to become leaders in the combined fields of language and communication, thus expanding and enhancing the body of knowledge in development administration.
Holder of a Master’s Degree in Language and Communication, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Communication Studies, Applied Communication or other related fields from a university or institute accredited by the Commission of Higher Education (for applicants of Ph.D. program Track 1(1.1) and Track 2(2.1)).
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree with first class honors in Language and Communication, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Communication Studies, Applied Communication or other related fields from a university or institute accredited by the Commission of Higher Education (for applicants of M.A. continuing to Ph.D. program Track 2(2.2)).
Obtaining a TOEFL score of no less than 550 (Paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) or an IELTS of 6.0.
1. All applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose in English upon application and take an oral interview in English.
2. Applicants wishing to select Track 1(1.1) are required to submit a complete dissertation proposal for approval upon application and take an oral interview in English.
3. Applicants of Track 1(1.1) must have excellent academic records. Considerations will be made based upon the applicant’s scholastic records, research background, dissertation proposal and English language proficiency.
4. Considerations for applicants of Track 2(2.1) and 2(2.2) will be made based upon the applicant’s scholastic records, Statement of Purpose and English language proficiency.
N.B. Non-Thai applicants who have residence outside Thailand may be waived of an oral interview. Considerations for this group of applicants will be based on documents provided.
Graduates from this program will find employment in a number of professional careers such as:
1. Lecturers at the higher educational level;
2 Researchers and academics;
3. Policy makers on language and communication in public and private sectors;
4. Communication officers e.g. corporate communication directors or liaison directors.
Ph.D. in Language and Communication (Regular Program)
|1 st semester||80,000 Baht|
|2 nd semester||38,000 Baht|
|3 rd semester||75,000 Baht|
|4 th semester||57,000 Baht|
|5 th semester||78,000 Baht|
|6 th semester||78,000 Baht|
|7 th semester||42,000 Baht|
Total credits for Ph.D. program are 48 credits. Students are required to submit a dissertation for graduation. The dissertation must reflect an extensive and through research on the topic specified and be exceptional in quality.
N.B. Any students of Track 2(2.2) who fail to meet the Ph.D. program graduation requirements may be granted an M.A. in Language and Communication on the condition that the student must have completed 6 credits of core courses, 6 credits of research methodology courses, 3 credits of seminar courses, 18 credits of elective/directed studies courses and 3 credits of independent study. The student must pass Qualifying Examination.
|Courses||Track 1(1.1)*||Tract 2(2.1)||Tract 2(2.2)|
|A. Foundation Courses||-||3 credits||6 credits|
|B. Core Courses||-||6 credits||6 credits|
|C. Research Methodology||-||6 credits||6 credits|
|D. Seminar Courses||-||3 credits||3 credits|
|E. Elective/Directed Studies||-||6 credits**||9 credits**|
|F. Dissertation||48 credits||36 credits||48 credits|
|G. Qualifying Examination||Required||Required||Required|
|Total||48 credits||60 credits||75 credits|
* 1. Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses, subject to the approval of their dissertation supervisors.
2. Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses in other schools of the Institution.
** Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses in other schools of the Institution.