Health Social Sciences International Program

Department History

The MA program in Health Social Sciences began in 1976, which was subsequently expanded to become an International Program in 1994. The MA in Health Social Science International Program (henceforth, HSSIP) is taught by well-qualified specialists who share a solid interdisciplinary base. The HSSIP has attracted health science practitioners from various countries in the region: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the host country Thailand, Vietnam, and others. Many alumni have found or returned to employment in both government and non-governmental organizations, such as UNFPA, UNICEF, the Population Council, and ICDDR, where they hold positions as researchers, academics, health education administrators, physicians, nurses, consultants, and others. Our alumni hold positions as researchers, academics, health education administrators, physicians, nurses, consultants, and others.

The international Ph.D. program began in 2014 and has attracted students from Lao PDR, Myanmar and Nepal. The Ph.D. program takes into great consideration the changing situation of health, the understanding of theory and the application of theory to real-life situations in terms of analysis and recommendations.