PhD in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health


Program Description

Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health

Nowadays, it is known that the environment and health are inseparably interrelated. Environmental pollutants in the environment will affect human health sooner or later. This discipline will provide the foundation for understanding how environmental pollutants affect health. Knowledgeable, capable, and technically skilled personnel, that have both a practical and theoretical understanding of environmental health, are needed to undertake research and academic work so that they can apply their knowledge and skill to identify and prevent health and environmental problems. Skill graduates are also needed to identify or synthesize chemical or biological substances to cure or prevent diseases and to use their knowledge and expertise to add value to the natural resources.

The program aims to prepare students for careers in public health, drug discovery and development and related fields that deal with the application of modern biology to practical contemporary problems. The program is research oriented and focuses on method development and more detailed technical issues. Graduates will be trained to be both thinkers and practitioners.

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 at the Master’s level.
  • Preferred background: Science (including Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences), Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, Medical technology, or other related fields.
  • Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors are also eligible.

English Proficiency

All candidates must attain an official test score higher than the minimum score for admission in any of the following standardized English examinations.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 5

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

* Paper-based: 500

* Computer-based: 173

* Internet-based: 61

CU-Test of English Proficiency (CU-TEP): 60

However, applicants from countries where English is the native language are exempted from this requirement. Additionally, applicants holding a previous degree from a university where the sole medium of instruction is English may submit a Certificate of University Medium of Instruction to fulfill this requirement.

Last updated Feb 2018

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The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute is a private graduate institution established in 2005, to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 48th Birthday of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabho ... Read More

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute is a private graduate institution established in 2005, to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 48th Birthday of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. With the approval of the Ministry of Education, it was officially established as an autonomous higher education institution on December 28, 2005, having Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn as the Chancellor of the Institute Council. Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is an acclaimed scientist who has received much international recognition for her scientific achievements. She has envisioned the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute to be a professional scientific research institution and Centre of Excellence in the Asia-Pacific region, to assist and expedite the increase in number of efficient quality human resources development in science and high technology, in order to serve Thailand and other countries in the region, particularly in the fields urgently needed, with professional competence in transforming their knowledge into tangible, applicable development programs. The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute has internationally known and recognized for the high caliber of research and teaching by its faculty, visiting Professors from the top of overseas universities, and its outstanding achievements in teaching, research, national and international academic collaboration and professional services. This diversified institution now offers top quality graduate programs in applied biological science, chemical biology, and environmental toxicology. The programs were first started in June 2007. The administrative structure of Chulabhorn Graduate Institute is divided into 2 offices as administration office and academic office to serve and support the achievements of the institution. Read less