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Doctoral Degree International Program

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program)

Program Title:

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program)

 

Name of the Degree:

Full name : Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing Science)
Abbreviation : Ph.D. (Nursing Science)

 

Responsible Unit:

- Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
- Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University
- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University

 

Philosophy of the Program:

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program) produces the PhD graduates with advanced knowledge and high competency in nursing and advanced research; self-directed learning to develop new knowledge responsive to health needs; profound comprehension of principle and theories in nursing science; creativity and leadership in academics and nursing; integrating information technology into nursing education and research with concerns of ethics, codes of professional conduct, and cultural diversity.

 

Objective:

Upon the completion of the program, the students will be:
1. effective nursing scholars with expertise and professional ethics;
2. able to produce high quality and ethical scientific research that contributes to the advancement of nursing and health;
3.able to provide creative guidelines to improve health and better life of people;
4. able to demonstrate good human relationship and accountability;
5. able to disseminate, transmit, and exchange knowledge and utilize technology effectively with others both nationally and internationally

 

Program Curriculum:

There are two plans for a candidate to select for submitting application:

Plan 1.1 At least 48 credits
- Dissertation 48 credits
Total 48 credits
Plan 2.1 At least 52 credits
1. Required courses 12 credits
2. Elective courses no less than 4 credits
3. Dissertation 36 credits
Total 52 credits
 

Time to Apply for Admission:

Applicants can apply for admission all year round. The committee will consider applications twice a year according to the timeline of Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

Admission Requirements:

1. Candidate must hold a Master Degree in Nursing with GPAX no less than 3.50 on a 4.00 scale;
2. Currently hold an RN license in his or her own country;
3. Pass English proficiency examination arranged by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, or other institutions certified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, or have a TOEFL-ITP score at least 500, TOEFL iBT at least 61, or IELTS score of at least 5;
4. Candidate who holds a Master’s degree in related fields should attend at least two courses in nursing (Nursing Theory course at least 2 credits and Advanced Clinical Nursing course at least 2 credits) and presents the proof of attending those courses with the application;
5. Shows a proof of research publication work that must not be part of the candidate’s own graduate studies:
    5.1 Plan 1.1 Two first author research publications: at least one being published in the international peer-reviewed journal and at least one in the national peer-reviewed journal
    5.2 Plan 2.1 One research publication in the peer-reviewed journal
6. Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Administrative Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 
Contact Person:

Assoc. Prof. Manee Arpanantikul

Tel. 02-201 2174
Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program) Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

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