Admission 2021 : ICDI Graduate Program
Doctoral Degree

Emphasis is placed on research for higher academic and professional development. There are two types of study plans, as follows:
  • Type 1: a student conducts research and writes a thesis that presents new knowledge.
              1.1: a student with a master’s degree must write a thesis and earn a minimum of 48 thesis credits.

Master’s Degree

The period of study is two years and is of two types: Full-time, for which studying is on weekdays (Monday-Friday) in official time, and Part-time, with a study on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) or after official time on weekdays. There are three types of study plans, as follows:

  • Type 1 (Plan A Type 1): a student with a bachelor’s degree must produce a thesis with a minimum of 36 credits. the student may be required to take other courses or conduct additional academic activities, achieving results specified by the university for which no credits will be given.
  • Type 2 (Plan A Type 2): a student with a bachelor’s degree must produce a thesis with a minimum of 12 credits, and a minimum of 24 credits of graduate courses.
  • Type 3 (Plan B): a student with a bachelor’s degree must take a minimum of 30 graduate course credits and undertake independent study for 6 credits.
1.1. Doctoral Degree

An applicant admitted to this program must have graduated from a tertiary-level educational institute accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and have been successfully reviewed by the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee as follows:

The applicant must,
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with outstanding results (received honors) in the same or related field in which he/she intends to study, and possess the skills, knowledge, and competence to conduct his/her thesis research, or
  • Have completed a master’s degree with good results, or
  • Currently be studying at the master’s degree level in the same field, with outstanding results.


1.2 Master’s Degree

An applicant admitted to this program must have graduated with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with outstanding results (received honors) in the same or related field in which he/she intends to study, and possess the skills, knowledge, and competence to conduct his/her thesis research.

Graduate School, Chiang Mai University is accepting applications for graduate students, the academic year 2021.

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239 Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep,Muang,
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200

Tel:+66(0)53943711 Fax : +66(0)53943713
E-mail : icdi@cmu.ac.th