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AU's Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership program develops highly qualified professionals and researchers in the field. The interdisciplinary curriculum fosters critical thinking and innovation, and the distinguished faculty provides mentorship and guidance. Graduates have career opportunities in higher education, K-12 schools, and government agencies at all levels. Join a community committed to advancing education through research and policy.

Ph.D. (Educational Administration and Leadership)


  • The program is designed to develop candidates to become highly qualified professionals and researchers in educational administration and leadership

  • A rigorous academic curriculum that provides comprehensive training in educational leadership, policy, and administration.

  • Interdisciplinary approach that fosters critical thinking, creativity, and innovation in addressing complex challenges in the field of education.

  • Distinguished faculty with extensive experience and expertise in educational research, policy, and practice.

  • Mentorship and guidance that supports students in achieving their academic and professional goals.

  • Career opportunities in a range of fields, including higher education, K-12 schools, and government agencies at the local, national, and international levels.

  • Join a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners committed to advancing the field of education through research, policy, and practice.

ใช้สอบเทียบใบอนุญาต ประกอบวิชาชีพทางการศึกษา (วิชาชีพบริหาร)

Qualifications for Admission

  • Submit application form with 8 photos (1x 1 ½) and three copies of home-registration (Thai) or passport (international).

  • Submit three copies of official transcript with GPA of at least 3.5 or work experiences in educational leadership at least 2 years and submit three copies of certificate of a Master's degree in education or a related field.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from two different people.

  • Submit a research proposal specifying an area of interest in education.

  • Take the AU-English Proficiency Test and the interview. The applicants who submitted the TOEFL (iBT) 90 or (P) 575 or IELTS 6.5 or those with the Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand are exempted from the English language requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  • Have completed all the courses of the curriculum. (Type 2.1)

  • Have obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. (Type 2.1)

  • Have passed the written and oral qualifying examinations to proceed to the dissertation phase of the program.

  • Have proposed the dissertation and passed the final oral dissertation defense evaluated by a committee approved by the University. The final oral defense is open to the public.

  • Have at least 2 publications related to the dissertation content published or have obtained an acceptance of its publications in a national or international journal in accordance with OHEC’s Regulations on Criteria for Selection of Academic Journals for Publications of Academic Works (B.E. 2556). (Type 1.1)

  • Have the dissertation/part of the dissertation published or have obtained an acceptance of its publication in a national or international journal in accordance with OHEC’s Regulations. (Type 2.1)

  • Have obtained library and financial clearance from the University.

  • Have demonstrated good behavior and discipline.

Program Duration

3-year program

Venue & Class Hours

Huamak Campus

Ramkhamhaeng 24 Road

Evening class (Monday to Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m.)

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