Postgraduate Studies in Public Health / Public Health Sciences -Chulalongkorn University


Postgraduate Studies in Public Health / Public Health Sciences College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University

The College of Public Health was originally founded on 27 December 1991  “to be the unit to develop knowledge of public health on higher education level with a collaboration with other educational institutes, both on campus and externally, so as to advance the College’s tasks with freedom and with flexibility in accordance to an international standard”. Ever since, the College has proceeded in teaching at the graduate level, and in public health-related research. 

At present, the College has proceeded in teaching at the graduate level of the following curriculum:

  • Master of Public Health Program in  Public Health (an international curriculum)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program in Public Health (an international curriculum)
  • Master of Science Program in Public Health Sciences (an international curriculum)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program in Public Health Sciences (an international curriculum)

International Curriculum in Public Health (M.P.H and Ph.D. Programs)

In Public Health Program, students are exposed to board interdisciplinary areas such as health system organization, critical thinking, health economics, health law, through their interest to one of the fifth majors namely Health Policy and Management, Community Health Development and Reproductive Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Urban and Global Health ,Health Behavior .In addition to more traditional practical tools and methods such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology.   The program prepares its student to make and effective contribution in either the public or the private sector.

Study in Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management Program is committed to training and inspiring the next generation of health care leaders. Our students and faculty are passionate about making the world a better place by improving health and health care.  We work on compelling and important problems, from making the delivery of care safer and more efficient, to expanding health insurance coverage and eliminating disparities, to designing and improving the performance of entire health systems.

Our educational programs focus on helping students develop the critical thinking and applied problem-solving skills needed to address a wide variety of public health challenges. Health Policy and Management students come from across Thailand and from around the world.  They are academically accomplished, enthusiastic, and engaged.  All of our students have significant prior work experience and they enrich the classroom with their insights and perspectives.

We believe that additional experiences beyond the classroom are an essential part of public health education, and our College’s strong ties to leading public health policymakers and practitioners provide students with opportunities to apply classroom learning to real world, public health management, and policy problems in Thailand and abroad.

Study in Urban and Global Health

Urban and Global Health puts an effort to gear students, both M.P.H and Ph.D, toward a plethora of urban and global health topics, ranging from economics, politics, social, cultural, and environmental aspects. Specializing in Urban and Global Health key courses will enable the students to become continuing life-long self-learners when coping with public health issues in one’s areas of responsibility in an integrated manner.

Study in Environmental & Occupational Health

This program trains students in the study of environmental factors, including biological, physical, and chemical factors that affect public health. Students will develop expertise in environmental health or occupational health.

Environmental and Occupational Health focuses on environmental issues and management that improve public health and minimize adverse human impacts. These impacts of exposure to environmental pollution are the number one public policy issue in the Kingdom of Thailand and several countries. The public, private, and academic sectors are all striving to improve the ability to understand our environments and to protect them. The integrated course consists of Environmental and Occupational Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Exposure Assessment, and Human Impact Assessment. Consequently, the primary goal of the program is to train qualified professionals with expertise in environmental and occupational health. This includes the hazard identification, the recognition of at-risk populations and the prevention of exposure. Many kinds of toxic agents are encountered both in the community and in the workplace, but there are significant differences in the circumstances and magnitude of exposure and, therefore, on the strategies used for controlling exposure and preventing disease. At the CPHS, Master and Doctoral research for the Public Health degree is multidisciplinary and broad, ranging in scope from local to international. Our faculty members are active as advisors on Public Health issues nationally and internationally.

Study in Community Assessment and Reproductive Health

Community Assessment and Reproductive Health focuses on two important subjects as mentioned in the program title. The program prepares students with an in-depth understanding and field practices on community assessment, problem identification in term of community health needs and reproductive health problems

About Community Assessment and Reproductive Health

The program is designed to provide an understanding of community health and reproductive health and population issues as well as the knowledge necessary for understanding community health needs and reproductive health interventions. The program will also explore and examine community, national and global challenges relating to the social, cultural and economic context influencing community health and reproductive health.

This program is a combination of 2 subjects, Community Assessment and Reproductive Health.

  • Community Assessment consists of Basic Concepts of Community, Community Structure, How to Approach Community, Community Mapping, Social Mapping, Social and Cultural Characteristic of the Community , Community Participatory Appraisal, Community Assessment, and Prioritization of Community Problems.
  • The Reproductive Health is composed of Introduction and Enhancing Access to Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion, Preventing HIV/AIDS in Young People, Cancer of Reproductive system, and Aging Care.

By the end of the course student are expected to be able to conduct assessment in the studied communities and to gain understanding and analyzing reproductive health situations/problems in the studied communities and its solutions for enhancing access to reproductive health care services

Study in Health Behavior

Health Behavior Branch aims to conduct independent research on health related behaviors contributing to global and national public health problems, and research on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions to restructure those problems. It is designed to provide students with research skills and experience applicable to their thesis. The students should be able to demonstrate their competency in basic health behavior knowledge (i.e. nutrition, physical activity, obesity, alcohol drinking, smoking, substance use etc.), in specific prevention and intervention areas. In addition, they are enhanced to develop more specialized and in-depth competencies in areas of interest.

The Health Behavior Branch is designed for research careers in academic, non-profit, and governmental settings and for leadership roles. Students will learn the importance of health behavior contributed to current public health problems, ranges of factors that influence behaviors, nutrition, physical activity, obesity, alcohol drinking, smoking, addictive substance abuse. Concept and theory related to health behavior and risk factors are included.

The students should develop research on health behavior into populations with whom they have worked or will work in the future. They may also conduct research and intervention on alcohol, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS population including developing laboratory techniques in detecting alcohol and substance abuse in body fluid.

Curriculum Code:
Public Health Program

(Degree granted: Master of Public Health Program in Public Health & Doctor of Philosophy Program in Public Health)
Master of Public Health [MPH]

• 1583: Plan A1: 1-year study, 36 credits (Thesis only)
• 1584: Plan A2: 1-year study, 36 credits (Coursework and Thesis)

1584: Plan A2: 1.5 to 2-year study, 36 credits (Coursework and Thesis – Distance Learning)LWP Program

Doctor of Philosophy of Public Health [Ph.D.]

  • 1585: Scheme 1.1: 2-year study, 48 credits    (Dissertation only)
  • 1587: Scheme 2.1: 3-year study, 48 credits    (Course work and Dissertation)

1586: Scheme 1.2: 3.5-year study, 72 credits (Course work and Dissertation, for Bachelor Degree with Honors)

1588: Scheme 2.2: 4-year study, 72 credits (Dissertation only, for Bachelor Degree with Honors)

Field of Study

  • Health policy and management
  • Community and reproductive health
  • Urban and global health
  • Environment and occupational health
  • Health Behavior
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Public Health Sciences Program

(Degree granted: Master of Science Program in Public Health Sciences & Doctor of Philosophy Program in Public Health Sciences)

Master of Science Program in Public Health Sciences [M.Sc.]

  • 1409: Plan A1: 2-year study, 36 credits (Thesis only)
  • 1410: Plan A2: 2-year study, 36 credits (Coursework and Thesis)

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Public Health Sciences [Ph.D.Sc]

  • 1411: Scheme 1.1: 3-year study, 48 credits  (Dissertation only)
  • • 1413: Scheme 2.1: 3-year study, 48 credits  (Course work and Dissertation)
  • 1412: Scheme 1.2: 5-year study, 72 credits (Dissertation only; for Bachelor Degree with Honors)
  • 1414: Scheme 2.2: 5-year study, 72 credits (Course work and Dissertation; for Bachelor Degree with Honors)

Field of Study

  • Public Health Sciences

Admission Deadline:

1st  Trimester Academic year 2018  1st  : March 30,2018   2nd :  May 4, 2018   (Open trimester  August 14, 2018 )
2nd Trimester Academic year 2018 : October 5, 2018  (Open trimester December 10,2018 )             

Master Degree Program      1st: April 3, 2018     2nd: May 8, 2018    3rd: October 9, 2018

Doctoral Degree Program   1st:  April 4, 2018     2nd: May 8, 2018   3rd: October 9, 2018

Foreign international u graduate students are required to apply for a non-immigrant student visa at the Royal Thai embassy in their country. Once a student has been accepted to the College of Public Health Sciences,
Chulalongkorn University will issue the student A  Letter of Acceptance, which must be submitted with

their visa application. When the visa is issued, it will be for three months. The student must then apply for a visa extension with the assistance of the Academic Affair   where the student is registered before the visa expiration date. The Office of International Affairs will also assist in these matters. For further details, visit the Thai
Immigration Bureau website,


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