Faculty of Dentistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Dental Public Health

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Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

3

YearS

for Master’s Degree graduates


5

YearS

for Bachelor’s Degree graduates

  • Thailand’s First of Its Kind
  • Be at the Forefront of the Field

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Ph.D. (DPH) International Program
Graduate Studies Office, Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

+662 218 4641
balac.chula@gmail.com

Overview

There is a shortage of academia and researchers in the field of dental public health resulting in the scarcity of new researches and body of knowledge to mitigate the population’s dental problems and to promote their oral health.  Therefore, the International Ph.D. Program in Dental Public Health (Ph.D. (Dental Public Health)) is an effort to bridge this gap in the field.  The program aims at producing highly qualified graduates who are capable of doing researches in or to create a new body of knowledge to alleviate the population’s dental health problems and to foster long-term health for Thais and Asians as a whole.

The program is open to holders of bachelor’s degrees in all fields of dentistry or degrees in biological sciences; and master’s degree holders of all fields of dentistry or M.Sc. degree in biological sciences.  The duration of the program is 4 years for bachelor’s degree holders who have to take theory courses in their first year, and 3 years for master’s degree holders.  For the latter, students will focus on their dissertation and seminars on important topics in dental public health namely:

  • Epidemiology
  • Behavior and dental health education
  • Oral health promotion and social determinants
  • Prevention of oral diseases in dental public health
  • Current concepts of dental caries and fluoride
  • Health care system
  • Health economics and inequality
WHY this program
at Chula

1

Thailand’s First of Its Kind

Chula’s Ph.D. Program in Dental Public Health is the first of its kind in Thailand.  The curriculum provides several schemes to fit the various needs of students, i.e. concentration on research or coursework and research.  The program is also open for both bachelor’s and master’s degree holders.

2

Be at the Forefront of the Field

In keeping with Chula’s mission, our Ph.D. Program will help produce specialists in the field of dental public health to help lead the academic field and research as well as dental public healthcare.  Moreover, our graduates can be the leaders in their organizations, both locally and internationally, to come up with research projects that would benefit society.

Career Opportunities

  • Professor/Researcher in educational institutions relating to dental public health. 

Admission

The application usually takes place in April (first round) and May (second round). Please check our website for specific dates and details.

There are 2 study tracks: 

  1. Dissertation Track for Master’s Degree graduates [Program Code – Scheme 1.1 (3252)] and 
  2. Coursework and Dissertation Track which is divided into 
    1. Coursework and Dissertation Track for Master’s Degree graduates [Program Code Scheme 2.1 (3253)], and 
    2. Coursework and Dissertation Track for Bachelor’s Degree graduates [Program Code Scheme 2.2 (3254)].

Qualifications of Applicants

  1. Completed a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree of dentistry and relevant programs (Scheme 2.2) or;
  2. Completed a master’s degree or equivalent degree of dentistry and relevant programs (Scheme 1.1 and Scheme 2.1)
  3. Applicants must have English Proficiency Test scores (taken within 2 years) of at least 67 for CU-TEP, or 525 for TOEFL (Paper-based) / 197 (Computer-based) / 71 (Internet-based), or 5.5 for IELTS. Applicants who have scores of 45 CU-TEP or 450+ TOEFL or 4.0+ IELTS but less than the requirements have to comply with the requirements before graduation.

For more details on admission and how to apply, please click here.

The Ph.D. program is offered on a semester basis as follows;

  • 1st Semester August – December
  • 2nd Semester January – May

Contact

Ph.D. (DPH) International Program

Graduate Studies Office

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

34 Henri Dunant Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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