To effectively address critical problems in population health and wellbeing, the 20th century public health paradigm must be transformed into a 21st century global health model of partnership created on principles of equality, transparency, mutual interest, and respect. The Thammasat Faculty of Public Health is leading the way to develop international collaborations in education and research reflecting this new model. Our priorities include developing a graduate program that defines global health from a socio-political perspective with an emphasis on inter-regional capacity building applying a South-to-South focus (Africa, Asia-Pacific and Middle East).

While enormous progress has taken place in aspects of biomedical science, the tools of public health and management, and social and political engagement, it is only when these elements come together that we have seen real and lasting strides in improving the health and wellbeing of the world’s disadvantaged citizens. By using our collective experiences, resources, and expertise we can help change the fundamentals of global health. Not alone in narrow disciplines, but through partnerships that draw on differing perspectives, differing knowledge and experience, and differing priorities. Understanding how to mobilize such partnerships, how to make them most effective, and where to turn for experience empowers us at the global stage. The program aims to produce the intellectual foundation supporting a 21st century model of global health.

Program Objectives

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. The goal of Thammasat Faculty of Public Health is to offer a curriculum that provides graduates with broad and holistic public health perspectives, knowledge, skills and analytic capabilities, necessary for individuals to assume effective leadership in public health practice and governance; and to protect and promote the health of diverse populations at national, bilateral and multilateral platforms.

Our MPH Global Health program is recognized nationally, regionally and globally as a truly international quality program, highly valued by our global health partners enjoying both: a vibrant international student body and a team of international professors with rich experiences in the practice of global health. The MPH (Global Health) Program developed a partnership with the M.Sc. Global Health Program of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. This partnership includes collaborations with M.Sc. Global Health Program, McMaster University, Canada; MPH Public Health, Universidad Nacionale Colombia, Colombia; and the MPH Program Manipal University, India, for outbound and inbound exchange students’ elective studies. In addition, inter-university collaborations between Thammasat University, Ghent University, (Belgium), and Maastricht University (The Netherlands) have resulted in graduate exchange students taking electives at the Faculty of Public Health.