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หลักสูตรปรัชญาดุษฎีบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาพยาบาลศาสตร์ (หลักสูตรนานาชาติ)  Ph.D. in Nursing Science (International Program)

Name of curriculum: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (International Program)

   Name of Degree:     Full name : Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing Science)

                                        Abbreviation : Ph.D. (Nursing Science)
 

The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program) engages the Faculty of Nursing at Thammasat University in an interactive relationship with the School of Nursing at The George Washington University and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in the U.S. These institutions confer and participate with one another in formulating a framework within which to execute the program of study and to arrange for the exchange of instructors and students by specifying the various conditions for the initial phase of the program.

Academic System
The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science is a full-time program and is self-funded. The duration of each semester is described as follows:
Semester 1: August–December
Semester 2: January–May
Summer: June–July

Time Frame
The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science is a 3.5-year program

Program structure: 55 credits

Compulsory subjects 16 Credits
Elective subjects 3 Credits
Dissertation 36 Credits

1st year

1st semesterCredit2nd semesterCredit
NS 811 Philosophy of Science and Nursing Science3NS 814 Advanced Research in Nursing3
NS 812 Multivariate Statistics3NS 815 Qualitative Research in Nursing3
NS 813 Theory Development in Nursing2NS 816 Health Policy and Health Services Research2
 Total8Total8
Summer semesterCredit
NS.xxx Elective subject3
Total3

2nd year

1st semesterCredit2nd semesterCreditsummerCredit
NS 900 Dissertation6NS 900  Dissertation6NS 900 Dissertation3

3rd year

1st semesterCredit2nd semesterCreditsummerCredit
NS 900 Dissertation6NS 900  Dissertation6NS 900 Dissertation3

4nd year

1st semesterCredit
NS 900 Dissertation6

The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program)

Faculty of Nursing at Thammasat University

  1. Number of admissions: 10 persons
  2. Study period:     Monday, Wednesday, Friday           Time:   4.30-7.30 PM

                                    Saturday                                            Time:   9.00 AM-4.00 PM

  1. Requirements for Undertaking the Program of Study

The requirements for those entering the program of study are based on Thammasat University Regulations on Graduate Studies A.D. 2010/ B.E. 2553, Article 7. They are also based on the Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Nursing Sciences (TQF. 1) and the following requirements:

         3.1 The applicant must have competed study toward a master’s degree in nursing science or equivalent in a related field, either within Thailand or abroad, from an accredited educational institution with a cumulative grade point average no lower than 3.00 (out of 4.00).

          3.2 If the applicant has completed a master’s degree in another health science, the student must take nursing theory courses and nursing practical courses. If the student has experience in either teaching or clinical work, the student needs to take only the theory courses.

           3.3 The applicant must have conducted research and have had her/his research published in academic journals of international or, at a minimum, national standing.

  1. Selection of Candidates for the Program of Study                       

           4.1 Those entering the Program must pass an interview examination.

           4.2 The applicant must have taken one of the following exams: TU-GET, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS. No more than two years shall have lapsed between the time of the test results and the time of the application to the Program.

4.2.1 Applicants must have a TU-GET score no lower than 550 or a TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) score no lower than 550, or a TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) score no lower than 79, or an IELTS score no lower than 6.5.

4.2.2 If the applicant has an English language test score lower than those stated in article 4.2.1, he or she may be accepted conditionally to the program. These applicants must have a TU-GET score no lower than 400 or a TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) score no lower than 400, or a TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) score no lower than 32, or an IELTS score no lower than 4.5. These students that are conditionally admitted then must pass the requirements of article 4.2.1 before graduating from the program.

          4.3 An applicant whose origin is a foreign country where the official language is English shall be exempt from the required submission of English-language test results.

           4.4 An applicant that graduates from an English program less than two years from the time of his/her application to the Program shall be exempt from the required submission of English-language test results. 

          4.5 Other conditions will be set in accordance with the acceptance announcement for applicants for graduate study at Thammasat University and for the Faculty of Nursing.

  1. Application Documents

          5.1 A completed application form for the Faculty of Nursing. The blank form can be downloaded at

          5.2 A grade transcripts of your Master’s degree

          5.3 A certified copy of your Registered Nurse license

          5.4 A certified copy of your Nursing and Midwifery Council member card

         5.5 A certified copy of your Citizen ID card (or a passport for foreign nationals)

         5.6 TU-GET, TOEFL, or IELTS test score (no more than two years shall have lapsed between the time of the test results and the time of the application to the Program)

         5.7 Research papers and a copy of your master’s thesis published in academic journals of international or, at a minimum, national standing

         5.8 Two recent 1.5 inch photographs (color)

         5.9 The three original recommendation letters. The blank form can be downloaded at http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english (Close up tightly)

  1. Application

          6.1 Applicants can download all of the application materials at the following website: http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english

          6.2 The applicant must pay the application fee by transferring the amount of 500 THB to the following:

KTB Bank Public Company Limited, Thammasat – Rangsit Branch

Swift code: KRTHTHBK (for international transfer)

Savings Account No. 475-0-99727-7

Account Name: Ph.D. Program in Nursing Science

        6.3 The completed application form, with all of the required documents attached, should be sent to: Ph.D. Program in Nursing Science (International Program), Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Piyachart Building, Khlong Neung Sub-district, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province 12121 THAILAND or sent a soft copy by scan and attach all forms with 300 dpi photos to the following email address: phd_program@nurse.tu.ac.th and sent original document.

Download Application

   

Miscellaneous Forms

>>General request form  

                       

Coursework

Candidate

Proposal Defense

Dissertation and Graduation

          

The qualifying examination (QE)

the purpose of the qualifying examination (QE) is to evaluate a doctoral student’s knowledge related to theory and domain of knowledge as well as scholarly inquiry pertaining to the area of the student’s interest. The specific objectives are to move to candidacy, to begin preliminary work on the dissertation, and to provide students the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse with the faculty and obtain expert guidance.

Timeframe
The Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program at Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University Qualifying Examination is required for students who complete core course work subject. The exam is offered three times each year. Student may request to take the exam by submitting Qualifying Examination Request Form Ph.D.005 QE request Form

Student Qualification
A doctoral student is eligible to take the qualifying examination after completion of core courses (16 credits) and pass with GPA at least 3.00. The exam is offered three times each year.

Request for Examination
Students who wish to take the examination in a given semester should submit for Qualifying Examination Request Form not later than two weeks prior to the exam date.

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Contact Email : phd_program@nurse.tu.ac.th 

Tel. +66-82-986-9213 Ext.7328 

Postal Mail : Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University 

99 Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Thailand 12121

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