1. Select your study level and plan

2. Submit your personal info & documents to SPP or GRAD.CMU

3. Payment via QR or Bank transfer (**Foreign Students will be exempted for registration fee)

4. Graduate's staff check your documents and inform the result within 2 weeks

Academic Year 2021

MA & PhD Applications are Now OPEN

1st round: 1 November 2020 – 31 December 2020

2nd round: 1 February 2021 – 30 April 2021

Admission Info

PhD

Admission Conditions

PhD 1.1 (Thesis Only)
  1. CMU-SPP Doctoral Program Application Form
  2. Letter of intent/ Motivation letter
  3. Convincing and well-planned research proposal (2,000 – 5,000 words)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Transcripts from Undergraduate and Graduate levels
  6. Master Thesis Abstract
  7. Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5).
    *This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they studied at (certified by the university)
  8. Two letters of recommendation from your professor(s) or supervisor(s) who are familiar with your academic background.
PhD 2.1 (Coursework + Thesis)
  1. Letter of intent/ Motivation letter
  2. Convincing and well-planned research proposal (2,000 – 5,000 words)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Transcripts from Undergraduate and Graduate levels
  5. Master Thesis Abstract
  6. Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5).
    *This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they studied at (certified by the university)
  7. Two letters of recommendation from your professor(s) or supervisor(s) who are familiar with your academic background
  8. CMU-SPP Doctoral Program Application Form

Applicant Qualifications

PhD 1.1 (Thesis Only)
  1. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics or related discipline. Or get approval from SPP Curriculum
    Committee.
  2. Have experience in academic work or work related to public policy for at least 2 years and/or have been approved by the
  3. Curriculum Administration Committee.
  4. The applicants have to show the results of the Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper-based; 173 computer-based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5) and CMU-eTEGS (score 65). If being an international student is to be approved by the Curriculum Committee.
PhD 2.1 (Coursework + Thesis)
  1. Graduated in Master’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Have experience in academic work or work related to public policy for at least 1 year and/or have been approved by the Curriculum Administration Committee.
  3. The applicants have to show Certified proficiency in English according to the criteria for passing the foreign language conditions at the graduate level. (International program).

Required Documents for Application

Required Documents for PhD Program
  • Letter of Intent/ Motivation letter
  • CMU-SPP Doctoral Program Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research Ideas
  • Coursework Track: 1,000-2,000 words
  • Thesis-only Track: maximum 5,000 words
  • Master thesis abstract
  • One copy of official Master’s Degree certificate and transcript
  • Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5) or TEGS (at least 65)
    *This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they previously studied at (certified by the university).
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with your academic and/or professional background.
  • One copy of Thai National ID or Passport
  • Test results such as GRE, GMAT, list of publications (optional)

Program Requirements

PhD 1.1 (Thesis Only)
  • No coursework
  • PhD Thesis (48 credits)
PhD 2.1 (Coursework + Thesis)
  • Four compulsory courses;
    • 950801: Theories of Public Policy
    • 950802: Qualitative Research Methods for Policy Analysis
    • 950803: Quantitative Research Methods for Policy
    • 950804: Seminar in Public Policy
  • PhD Thesis (36 credits)

Interview Examination

You will be contacted by SPP Degree Program Unit to have an online interview with our Selection Committee.

MA

Admission Conditions

MA Type 2 (Thesis)
  1. CMU-SPP Master Program Application Form
  2. Letter of intent/ Motivation Letter stating the type of policy interest
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Transcript from undergraduate level
  5. Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5).
    *This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they studied at (certified by the university).
  6. Two letters of recommendation from your professor(s) or supervisor(s) who are familiar with your academic background.
  7. Convincing and well-planned research proposal (2,000 words)
MA Type 3 (Independent Study)
  1. CMU-SPP Master Program Application Form
  2. Letter of intent/ Motivation Letter stating the type of policy interest
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Transcript from undergraduate level
  5. Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5).
    *This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they studied at (certified by the university).
  6. Two letters of recommendation from your professor(s) or supervisor(s)
  7. who are familiar with your academic background.

Applicant Qualifications

MA Type 2 (Thesis)
  1. Graduated with a Bachelor Degree, any discipline.
  2. Proof of English Proficiency, as evident by the submission of certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points for paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT), IELTS (score 5.5), or TEGS (at least 65). (This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they previously studied at (certified by the university)
  3. Research experience or previous academic work has been accepted for publication(s)
MA Type 3 (Independent Study)
  1. Graduated with a Bachelor Degree, or equivalent, any discipline.
  2. Proof of English Proficiency: as evident by the submission of certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points for paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT), IELTS (score 5.5), or TEGS (at least 65). (This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they previously studied at (certified by the university).

Required Documents for Application

Required Documents for Master Program
  • Letter of Intent/ motivation letter stating the type of policy interest
  • CMU-SPP Master Program Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One copy of official Bachelor’s Degree certificate and transcript
  • Certified proficiency in English, awarded within the last 2 years: choices are between TOEFL (500 points paper based; 173 computer based; 61 iBT) or IELTS (score 6.5) or TEGS (at least 65)
    *This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they previously studied at (certified by the university).
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with your academic and/or professional background.
  • One copy of Thai National ID or Passport
  • Test results such as GRE, GMAT, list of publications (optional)

Program Requirements

MA (Type 2, Thesis Track)
  • Five compulsory courses;
    • 950701: Public Policy and Governance
    • 950702: Economics for Policy Analysis
    • 950703: Research Design and Methods for Public Policy
    • 950704: Decision Support System and Data Analytics for Public Policy
    • 950705: Policy Narratives, Negotiation and Communication
  • Three elective courses, and Thesis for international publication.
MA (Type 3, Independce Study Track)
  • Five compulsory courses;
    • 950701: Public Policy and Governance
    • 950702: Economics for Policy Analysis
    • 950703: Research Design and Methods for Public Policy
    • 950704: Decision Support System and Data Analytics for Public Policy
    • 950705: Policy Narratives, Negotiation and Communication
  • Five elective courses, and One Independent Study project.

Interview Examination

You will be contacted by SPP Degree Program Unit to have an online interview with our Selection Committee.

For futher information, please conteact SPP support staff