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Khon Kaen University
The Graduate School was established in 1978 with the view to expand the capacity of the University by producing more highly qualified graduates, academicians and researchers. All graduate programs offered at KKU are coordinated through the School’s head Office. Interdisciplinary programs and joint co-operation programs with other institutions, both within and outside of the country, are also organized by the Graduate School.
The Graduate School is loaded with burdens in designing programs and ensuring educational quality at the graduate level. Moreover, the Graduate School is advancing research both nationally and internationally.
Our graduate students receive a rigorous education within a sympathetic and supportive ethos. The strong connection that has been created between the Graduate School and others faculties continues to make an invaluable contribution to the cultural and academic life to the University, society, and to the country.
At present, with more than 8,000 graduate students and approximately 300 students from overseas, the Graduate School’s mission is to accurately administer and develop graduate programs, rules, and practices, and, in addition, to foster cooperation between the university and other academic institutions. We also process students’ petitions on educational issues and provide effective and friendly services to international students.
The Graduate School has its mission:
- To stimulate graduate policy and planning development.
- To advance the academic quality of graduates.
- To administer and monitor the multi-disciplinary programs.
- To preserve and assure the standards of graduate studies.
Doctoral Degree in Public Health
This is a joint degree program among 7 faculties related to the health sciences and is under the management of the Graduate School, the Faculty of Nursing, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Public Health, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Public Health is an advanced educational program for health professionals from a variety of medical and health science related backgrounds, who seek to further develop their advanced professional skills. It aims to develop and enhance advanced skills of students in establishing knowledge to solve health problems. The program intensively places emphasis on supporting the students to incorporate their areas of expertise in a particular discipline and their professional experiences into an advanced knowledge of public health.
Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Science
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biomedical Science operates under a collaboration of the Graduate School, the Faculty of Associated Medical Science, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Public Health, the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and the Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine at Prince of Songkla University. The program is research-oriented, offers standard teaching and learning that encourages students to develop a research project that focuses on specific scientific disciplines in the biomedical sciences.
Master of Rural Development Management (MRDM)
Master of Rural Development Management Program (MRDM) is a collaborative program under the management of the Graduate School, Khon Kaen University, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Public Health, the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Engineering. The program is designed to raise interdisciplinary understanding of the issues and problems confronting rural societies in developing countries, and to identify approaches for their betterment. The program also equips students with methodologies and skills that will enable them to actively partake in rural development processes.
The MRDM program is flexible and allows for some degree of student specialization in their particular areas of undergraduate study and/or previous work experience. Each academic year, about 10-15 students enroll in this program. They come from several countries including Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Namibia, Gambia, and the U.S.A.