MAPS is an interdisciplinary graduate program that is designed for internationally-focused students who wish to obtain an in-depth understanding of this fascinating and occasionally turbulent part of the world through multi-faceted and inter-disciplinary lenses.

The Pacific Rim, indisputably, will be the most exciting area in the world for the next century. This region will have the highest economic growth in the world. Conflicts of interest among countries are certain and will be intensified as all major countries in the world are eyeing and trying to widen their sphere of influence over countries in these region.

Our multidisciplinary program on Asia Pacific Studies, with specific focus on the Pacific Rim, will provide an excellent opportunity for those who want to be able to understand and analyze the effects of multidimensional dynamism within this vibrant region. Combining three core pillars of subjects for strategists: international economics, international relations and politics, and international laws and applying them to a myriad of situations in this region, this Program prepare students to be ready for the most exciting region in the world, especially for those who wish to have career path in international area including in field of diplomatic-related profession, trade and investment, financial strategists, academic, and in international agencies.

Thailand is an excellent choice for the study of the Asia-Pacific region. Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, the country’s strategic location opens the door to one of the most dynamic regions in the world, ASEAN and the Greater Mekong sub-region. With numerous international agencies such as the UN based here, MAPS students will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field. On top of that, Thailand is a place where you can enjoy a wonderful lifestyle with affordable tuition fees and living expenses at Thammasat University, one of the top universities in ASEAN.