for Population and Social Research (IPSR) was designated as a research
and postgraduate teaching institute with the status of a university faculty
in 1971. Since then IPSR has focused its development to become a population
research and training center. IPSR is mandated to undertake four interrelated
activities: research, training, academic services, and information dissemination.
IPSR has an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally,
for excellence in research and teaching, professional training and the
promotion of public discussion of population issues. Many staff members
are involved in consultancy work around the country and collaborative
research activities in neighboring countries. IPSR also has excellent
connections with overseas universities and funding agencies. Key broad
areas of research include: demographic transition, family and society,
reproductive health, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, population and health, labor,
migration and urbanization, population and environment, gender and development
studies, Southeast Asia population studies, and emerging issues.
Master of Arts Program in Population and Social Research
M.A. (Population and Social Research)
The Master of Arts Program in Population and Social Research was approved
by the Ministry of University Affairs in 1978. One of the Institute's
greatest strengths is its wide range of academic expertise, which facilitates
the understanding of the many complex academic disciplines compassed in
population and social science research.
a). To produce population and social science scholars capable of applying
professional social and population theories related to population behavior
(such as fertility, migration, family planning, health, urbanization,
labor, population and development, etc.) and academic research, both quantitative
and qualitative, to generate new knowledge to improve population and social
programs, including those that improve population’s quality of life.
b). To produce high quality university instructors, researchers,
and social science experts with the academic, ethical, and moral foundations
that will enable them to analyze demographic and social data for policy
makers, planners, and implementers.
To be admitted to the program, applicants must:
a) hold a bachelors degree or be approved for a fourth year of undergraduate
study in a related field of study,
b) have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75,
c) be proficient in English reading, speaking, and writing (as evidenced
by a TOEFL score of no less than 500),
d) pass the entrance examination and interview conducted by selected committee
a) Students must complete all requirements for the degree within 5 years
from the date of enrolment.
b) This degree comprises both coursework and thesis components. The assigned
subjects under curriculum structure are :
Required courses: 15 credits
Elective courses: 12 credits
Thesis 12 credits
Total 39 credits
c) Students must complete the thesis in English, up to the standards set
by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
a). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Wellcome Trust provide
2-3 scholarships and grants for thesis support through IPSR.
b). The Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University also provides
grants for partial thesis support and research assistance.
c). Other sources come from the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and the Professor
Visid Prachuabmoh Foundation.
Scholarships for Master and Doctoral level now available for Thai and international students
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Institute for Population and Social Research,
Salaya, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
Tel. (66) 2441-0201-4
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