Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrated Tourism and Hospitality Management

หลักสูตรปรัชญาดุษฎีบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาการจัดการการท่องเที่ยวและบริการแบบบูรณาการ

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated Tourism and Hospitality Management)
  • Ph.D. (Integrated Tourism and Hospitality Management)
CoursesTrack 1.1Track 2.1Track 2.2
Pre-Program SubjectsNot less than 20 hrs.
(No Credits)
Not less than 20 hrs.
(No Credits)
Not less than 20 hrs.
(No Credits)
Foundation Subjects6 Credits (No Credits)6 Credits (No Credits)6 Credits (No Credits)
Fundamental SubjectsXX6 Credits
Core SubjectsOptional sit-in with no credits12 Credits12 Credits
Research Methodology SubjectsOptional sit-in with no credits6 Credits6 Credits
Elective SubjectsOptional sit-in with no credits3 credits3 credits
Qualifying Examination (QE)Must pass within an academic yearTake the exam after completing all coursesTake the exam after completing all courses
Dissertation48 Credits36 Credits48 Credits
Total48 Credits57 Credits75 Credits
Track 1.1 Research-based:
Complete a dissertation of no less than 48 Credits and optional additional courses without credits.
Track 2.1 Coursework and Research:
Complete a dissertation of no less than 36 Credits and coursework of no less than 21 credits.
Track 2.2 Master’s degree and Doctoral degree:
Complete a dissertation of no less than 48 Credits and coursework of no less than 27 credits.

Pre-Program Subjects

The subjects do not assign credits and do not count as the average score. Students must study to prepare themselves before entering the Doctor of Philosophy program with a duration of not less than 20 hours.

  • TH 4001 Advanced English for Integrated Tourism and Hospitality Policy, Planning and Management Studies
  • Foundation Subjects

    The subjects do not assign credits and do not count as the average score.

  • LC 4003 Advanced Integrated English Language Skills Development
  • LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies
  • Remarks:
    1.The teaching focuses on developing the skills in writing academic papers in English. The conditions for studying supplementary English courses are in accordance with the institute's announcement.
    2.The subject can be waived if the applicant has a TOEFL score of 550 or more or an IELTS level 6.0 or higher, with results required before the semester opens.

    Fundamental Subjects

    For students in Plan 2.2 only (6 Credits)

  • TH 6005 Research Methodology for Tourism and Hospitality
  • TH 7001 Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality Policy, Planning and Management
  • Core Subjects

    4 subjects (3 credits each)

  • TH 8011 Sufficiency Economy Philosophy-Based Tourism and Hospitality Industry Policy, Planning and Development
  • TH 8012 Human Capital Development Innovation for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • TH 8013 Creative Community-Based Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • TH 8014 Advanced Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality Businesses Among the Changes
  • Research Methodology Subjects

    Choose 2 subjects (3 credits each)

  • TH 8101 Advanced Mixed Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • * TH 8102 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • * TH 8103 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • * choose one subject.

    Elective Subjects

    Choose one subject (3 subjects)

  • TH 8301 Applied Financial and Investment Planning for Tourism and Hospitality Businesses
  • TH 8302 Creative Economy Seminar for ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Industry Development
  • TH 8303 Seminar for Tourism and Hospitality Policy, Planning and Management
  • TH 8304 Knowledge Management for Human Capital Competency Development in Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • TH 8005 Directed Studies
  • Dissertation

  • TH 9900 Dissertation 36/48 Credits
  • Semester 1: August - December
    Semester 2: January- May
    Summer Semester: June - July
    Coursework Duration: 4 Semesters (Classes will be taught on weekends, however, some courses may be taught on weekdays.)

    Entry Requirements

    1. Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in any fields that is accredited by Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand.
    2. Applicants must have an IELTS or TOEFL test score of the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) or Institute of International Education for consideration for admission in any of the following cases:
    • If applicants have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher, they can apply for admission. Once accepted, the foundation English subjects will be exempt according to the conditional graduate studies criteria specified by at the Graduate School of Language and Communication.
    • If applicants have a TOEFL score of 500 or higher but less than 550, or an IELTS score of 5.0 or higher but less than 6.0, they can apply for admission. Once accepted, they must attend foundation English subjects according to the conditional graduate studies criteria specified by at the Graduate School of Language and Communication.
    • If applicants do not have any TOEFL or IELTS score, they can apply for admission. Once accepted, they must attend foundation English subjects according to the conditional graduate studies criteria specified by at the Graduate School of Language and Communication and must take a TOEFL English proficiency test of not less than 500 score or IELTS level 5.0 or higher before graduation.
    • The aforementioned English language test results must valid until the beginning of the first semester registered as a student. For those completed a bachelor's degree and / or a master's degree in a program that has been taught in English not more than 5 years with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.75 at the bachelor's degree and 3.25 at the master's degree. Waiver may be considered based on the committee's discretion.
    3. The applicants must have a letter certifying that he is qualified to pursue a doctorate degree from a professor, advisors, or supervisor at bachelor or master level or supervisors at workplace in total of 3 people.
    4. Applicants are able to devote full time to do research until the completion of the program, accept the requirements for writing the thesis in English, and publish dissertation in the journal or academic publications with peer review.
    Remarks
    Applicants applying Track 1.1 (research-based) must have a good level of research knowledge or have at least one research work with a workload of not less than 80% or have published work in at least one academic journal or received research funding from a recognized agency.
    Applicants applying Plan 2.2 (Master’s and Doctoral degree) must have completed a bachelor's degree in any field from an institution accredited by Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand, with a GPA of 3.50 or received a 1st class honor.

    Tuition Fee

    English