Doctor in Indonesian Language Education

General Information

Name of the Study ProgramDoctor’s Program in Indonesian Language Education
Management Unit of the Study ProgramThe School of Posgraduate Studies Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
AddressJalan Dr. Setiabudhi No. 299 Bandung
Phone/Fax022 70767904/022 2005090
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Date of Study Program  Establishment21 October 1993, based on the Decree Number: 558/DIKTI/Kep/1993
Recent Accreditation RankingB (based on the Decree number 464/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/D/XII/2014).
Qualitu Management SystemISO 9001:2008
Degree Title AwardedM.Pd. (Magister Pendidikan Bahasa Indonesia)
Admission RequirementsBachelor’s Degree GPA of 2.75
Length of Study3 Years (6 Semesters)
Tital Credit Requirements45-49
Graduation RequirementsA Minimum GPA of 3.00, A TOEFL score 475, Scientific Publication in Journal or Proceeding of National/International Seminar

The Doctor’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program of the School of Post-Graduate Studies (SPS) of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (henceforth, UPI, or Indonesia University of Education) was opened in the academic year 0f 1993/1994 in accordance with the opening license issued by the Directorate General og Higher Education through its Decree Number 588/DIKTI/Kep/1993. The program was founded in order to meet the need practioners and experts in the development of Indonesian language education who posses adequate understanding of Indonesian literature and language, the ability to adapt, and skill of solving the increasingly complex problem that Indonesian language education is posed with.

The Doctor’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study has consistently and continuously implemented various developments in the field of Indonesian language education as an attempt of supportring UPI’s program as an institution focusing on education. In its organization,  the Doctor’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program has consistently referenced the policies and programs of UPI, both in termso of academic and non-academic aspect. In addition, the Doctor’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program has been actively responding to various developments and demands of society, at the local, regional, and global levels

The Doctorr’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study aims to prepare students to be educators, thinkers, researcher,developers, and practitioners of Indonesian Language Education who possess (1) enable to develop knowledge, technology, arts and culture in the educational field of Indonesian language and literature as well as to implement his knowledge in the research practice in order to create an original,  creative,  and reliable works in the educational field of Indonesian language and literature;  (2) enable to solve the problem of science, technology, arts, and culture in the educational field of Indonesian language and literature through inter- , multi- and trandiciplinary approach; (3) enable to manage, lead, develop  the research and development  in the educational field of Indonesian language and literature which is beneficial for the society and scientists as well as gain both national and international recognition.


The expected learning outcomes for the Doctor’s Degree in Indonesian Laanguage Education Study Program of the School of Post-Graduate Studies of UPI cover range abilities, as follows:

1.      Demonstrate an excellent command of the Indonesian language;
2.      Appreciate and conduct research of Indonesian literary works;
3.      Conduct research on Indonesian language and literary works;
4.      Communicate the results of research on Indonesian language and literature in national and international fora and journals;
5.      Develop curriculum principles, lesson planning, teaching and learning strategies, and learning assessments on the Indonesian language and literature;
6.      Develop a strong understanding in the Indonesian language and literature, and its research methodologies to solve Indonesian and  literature learning and teaching problems using inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary approaches;
7.      Manage and develop results of research on Indonesian language and literature, and receive national and international recognition;
8.      Demonstrate proficiencies and capabilities in providing services to Indonesian language and literature learners;
9.      Demonstrate a sense of responsibility towards the profession of Indonesian language and literature education.



The teaching and learning approach apply UPI educational philosophy: scientific, educative, and religious as well as ailih asih [loving ech other], silih asah [teaching each other], and silih asuh [caring for each other].

The required course groups and total credits for the students of the Doctor’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program are listed in the following table.

Nr.Course GroupTotal CreditsPercentage
 Foundations Research of Indonesian Language Education1020.41
 Recent Development and Innovative in Indonesian Language Education1224.49

This program is a doctor by course work with research component as capstone project.

The assessment for each course is made in accordance with UPI’s Academic Guidelines.  The assessment components are documented in the syllabus and course unit of each respective course and this assessment reflects students’learning outcomes and the accomplishment of the content of the program as s form of implementation of the curriculum. The assessment components of learning outcomes also include assignments in the forms of individual/group presentation, performance, portfolio, mini research reports, and papers.

In addition to assessment of course subject, the teaching and learning process is assessed through qualification examination, which is to determine whether the students quality to continue their studies or not. Student can take this examination if they have met the minimum requirements of 24 course credits and a minimum TOEFL score of 475.  The materials included in the qualification examination consist of pedagogic content, language and literature content, and knowledge of research methods.  Students are declared to pass the qualification examination if they obtain a minimum score 3.00. Thos who have not gained the minimm score are allowed to take remedial examination in the following month after the first qualification examination. Those who do not pass the second qualification examination will be considered to have dropped out the program.

Completion of doctor’s dissertation is required for the doctor’s degree. The dissertation writing process begins with the making of research proposal supervised by a supervising lecturer and followed by a seminar of the thesis proposal reviewed by three lectures.  Following this seminar, students can conduct the research and dissertation writing with the help of two or three supervising lectures. Upon the completion of the dissertation, students will take a dissertation defense, which is divided into first dissertation defense and second dissertation defense.

What follows are several possible research areas for students’ dissertation:

  1. Teaching, Learning, and Studies of Indonesian Language
  2. Teaching, Leraning, and Studies of Indonesian Literature
  3. Technology-based Indonesian Language Instruction
  4. Assessment of Indonesian Language Education
  5. Indonesian Language Teacher Professsional Development
  6. BIPA or Bahasa Indonesia for Non-Native Speakers
  7. Studies in Nusantara Oral Tradition

The curriculum og the Study Program of Indonesian Language Education is systematically and coherently implemented, both internally (among components in the curriculum) and externally (in realtion to the field of employment).  The faculty members are directed to manage their lectures by optimizing students  potentials on the basis of attitudes and behaviours which are in line with the noble virtues and local wisdoms. The lectures are developed in an attempt of helping students to achieve (learning outcome) and promoting the growth of a healthy academic culture.

Various student services have been developed to help students achieve the best learning outcomes and graduate on time. Some of this services are language courses and workshops on academic writing, research proposal, and thesis, held at least once a year.

In addition, there is Student Communication Forum, which enables students across batches and study programs to interact and exchange ideas. This forum also allows for students to hold various academic and social activities.

Further information regarding the Master’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program can be found in:


  1. UPI’s Academic Guidelines (
  2. Book of Curriculum 2015 of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  3. Leaflets/brochures of the Master’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program
  4. Website of UPI’s School of Post-Graduate Studies (http://sps.upi,edu)
  5. Website of the Master’s Degree in Indonesian Language Education Study Program (