Faculty of Social Administration

1. Course introduction

      Faculty of Social Administration offers Bachelor's degree level, Master's degree level and doctorate degree level. The program was opened at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, Rangsit Campus and Lampang Campus at the master and doctorate levels. The Faculty of Social Administration has been established since the academic year 1998 until now. Vision: Creating academic and professional leaders who meet international standards with social innovation.


2. Course objectives

2.1 To provide graduates with knowledge in social welfare and social work who have a methodology in social work practice and professional skills in order to work in organizations, communities, various target groups and families.

2.2 To encourage graduates to integrate their knowledge, attitude and social work skills that are linked to their professions in various organizations. They will also have the ability to develop new working strategies and apply professional skills to work with the people, local organizations, communities, societies, at the national, regional, international level, as well as being able to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams.

2.3 To graduate with morals, ethics, social consciousness, and public mind, who are able to be leaders in driving social change to create fairness in society.


3. Course format

3.1 Faculty of Administration, Lampang Campus offers 1 program. The Bachelor of Social Work Program (B.SW.)

3.2 Teaching and learning are conducted in Thai

3.3 Only Thai students are accepted.


4. Professions that can be attained after graduation

4.1 The graduates are able to work in government units such as the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Labour, Local government organizations or international organizations and private organizations such as UN, UNICEF, UNHCR, NGOs, and foundations in the following positions:

(1) Socialist
(2) Social developer / developer
(3) Community developer
(4) Case Manager
(5) Probation staff
(6) Rights protection staff
(7) Social Entrepreneur (CSR)
(8) Human resource development staff
(9) Academic / Researcher

4.2 The graduates are able to study for master's degree program in social work and other related fields in Thammasat University and other universities both in Thailand and abroad.


5. Expenses

      The tuition fee is approximately 19,100 baht per regular semester and 4,200 baht per summer semester.


6. Number of faculty members at Lampang Center

Education Level Academic Positions  Total 
Master’s DegreePhDFri.Assoc.Asst.Lecturer
 82 --28 10


7. Number of current students

CourseCode 59Code 60Code 61Code 62Total
Bachelor of Social Work11677102110405


8. Student Enrollment Plan

Accepting students under the TCAS systemNumber of admissions
1. Round Portfolio10
2. Round direct matches together85
3. Round Admissions30


9. Featured research of the course

1. Pimchat Rossutham, Arreerat Adisaidachcharin, and Punika Apirukkraisri. 2019. Project lesson transcription "Developing guidelines for protection and assistance to increase efficiency in the identification of victims of human trafficking against officials in Chiang Rai province ""sponsored by Winrock international.

2. Anyamanie Buranakanon, Preeyanuch Choktanawanich, Karuna Jaisai, Parinda Tasee, Wilailak Yoosamran. SITUATION ANALYSIS ON SOCIAL WORK SYSTEM IN THAILAND., UNICEF THAILAND.

3. Worraluk Charoensri and Others (2017). Specialized social work program in caring for terminally ill patients. Supported by the Office of the National Health Commission (NSO)


10. Total number of credits throughout the program

GroupOccupational Health and Safety
General education 30
Major in Social Work 90 
Minor courses or elective courses 15 
Elective course  6 
Total credits throughout the course.141 


11. Qualifications of eligible test takers

About Portfolio

General features

  1. A person who has the determination to study full-time and will strictly adhere to the regulations of the university.
  2. Those who have not yet granted the right to study in any higher education institution in the past.
  3. Not being a student of a university or other higher education institution unless studying at an open university or studying distance online (degree) course.
  4. Not being a patient or being in a condition that will be a major obstacle to education.
  5. Not being a person who violates good morals or has serious behavioral issues.

Educational Background

    Applicants must be currently studying in Mattayomsuksa 6 only. Minimum threshold of cumulative points throughout the course (GPAX) at the time of submission is no less than 3.00.


Selection Criteria

  1. Portfolio: Presentation of personal history, academic results and innovation or activities or awards. National or international competitions related to the program / program applied no more than 10 A4 pages
  2. Certificate of social activities to improve the quality of life of the target group or community development activities in 3 consecutive years from departments, organizations, advisors, class teachers, community leaders or diplomas or certificates.

Educational Background

    Interviewing and assessing social skills


Direct Admission together

Qualifications of applicants

  1. Graduated from Matthayom 6 or equivalent (vocational certificate, high vocational certificate, formal education)
  2. Minimum Criteria for cumulative points throughout the course (GPAX) not less than 2.50.

Selection criteria

    Course composition and weight values for each subject used in the selection include 100 points as follows;

 Professional aptitude test score70 percent
 GAT score30 percent



*** Applicants must have a professional aptitude test score organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences which will recruit and arrange exams from January to March every year.


Direct Admissions

Qualifications of applicants

1. Graduated from Matthayom 6 or equivalent (vocational certificate, high vocational certificate, formal education)

Score criteria

Accumulated points throughout the course (GPAX) 20 percent

 ONET score30 percent
 GAT score50 percent