Ph. D.

Details & Semester Outlines for PhD

PhD (Management Sciences)

SZABIST offers PhD in Management Sciences in the specialized areas of Human Resource Management, Marketing and Finance. The Students are required to complete 48 credit hours including 18 credit hours for course work and 30 credit hours for Dissertation. The course work includes 5 courses of 3 credit hours each and one Independent Research Study of 3 Credit hours. After completing course work, a dissertation of 30 credit hours to be completed. The degree can be earned in minimum 3 years and maximum 8 years. Following are the details of the program:

• There are two compulsory courses in PhD i.e. Advanced Research Methods and Techniques and Advanced Quantitative Tools for Research.

• Students cannot register in IRS before completing all compulsory courses.

• Candidate may be given prerequisite/deficiency courses or theses which will be decided by the Interview Board at the time of admission.

• Prerequisite Courses are non-credit courses.

• The student will not be allowed to register in PhD courses before completing prerequisite courses/ thesis if any.

• Dissertation of 30 Credit Hours is Compulsory.

• Registration in Dissertation is allowed after passing Comprehensive Examination, GAT- Subject Test and maintaining minimum CGPA requirement

• All the requirements of HEC pertaining to PhD must be fulfilled which include:

         o Minimum 60% GAT Subject at the time of Admission,
         o CGPA requirement (3.00 GPA/CGPA minimum pass requirement for each course and for CGPA.
         o Passing Comprehensive examination to establish the PhD candidacy (maximum 2 attempts allowed).
         o One Research Paper Published from the thesis in W,X, and Y-category journal before the completion of             30 Credit Hours Dissertation.

• Elective Courses to be selected from the specialized area of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource and Research.

• Maximum Course Load for each Semester is 9 Credit Hours.

• All General guidelines mentioned in DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS are applicable on PhD-Management Science.

First Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
MS 6106 Advanced Research Methods TechniquesMS 6XXX Elective II
MS 6216 Advanced Quantitative Tools for ResearchMS 6XXX Elective III
MS 6XXX Elective IMS 6XXX Independent Research Study

Second Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
MS 6xx Dissertation (Proposal in One or Two Semester)MS 6XX Dissertation

Third Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
MS 6XX DissertationMS 6XX Dissertation

Elective courses are listed under MBA / MS / PhD electives following the MBA program.

Elective courses may vary from time to time. All courses may not necessarily be offered every year. Alternate courses may be substituted as and when required.

Course registration is subjected to course offering as per Zabdesk each semester. The above course plan is tentative for basic understanding. Students can register in any number of offered course/s but not exceeding 3 courses (9 credit hours) per semester. One extra course can be allowed depending on the approval of program manager. Summer is not a regular semester and no new registration is offered during summer. A student can take maximum two interdisciplinary elective courses in SS/CS/IT/Media/MBA program with the prior approval of respective program managers.

PhD (Computing)

The PhD program requires students to complete 48 credits hours. Course work of 18 credits (6 courses) is needed which includes core courses, electivs and independent study. Dissertation of 30 credits is also required to be completed. The maximum time limit to complete the PhD degree is 5 years.

First Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CSC 6101 Research MethodologyCSC 6xxx Independent Study
CSC 6xxx Elective ICSC 6xxx Elective III
CSC 6xxx Elective IICSC 6xxx Elective IV

Second Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CSC 6xxx DissertationCSC 6xxx Dissertation

Third Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CSC 6xxx DissertationCSC 6xxx Dissertation

Elective courses are listed under MS Computer Science program.

PhD course work credits may be implemented via selection of a particular mode of course execution (as recommended by the respective Graduate Committee/Program Coordinator) from the various available approaches, including guided/ taught courses, seminars, and independent research studies.

PhD in Educational Leadership and Management (Evening)

The PhD in Educational Leadership and Management program at the Department of Education aspires to meet the growing demand of leaders and managers with expertise in the field of education. There is a strong emphasis on research and critical awareness on issues of social justice and equity in educational contexts. It equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to have impact on educational policy, reform and practice.

The PhD in Educational Leadership and Management is a 3 year program spread over six semesters. It is a 48 credit hour program comprising 5 courses, 1 Independent Research Study (3 credit hours), and a Dissertation (30 credit hours).

The students will have the opportunity to specialize in the fields of Sociology of Education, Educational Policy, Testing and Evaluation,  Teacher Education, Professional Development, School Administration/Educational Leadership, Guidance & Counseling, Curriculum development, Technology Integration in Education, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education studies, Educational Psychology and Child Development

Eligibility:

  • – GAT subject with minimum 60% score is also required. Last degree verification from HEC is required.
  • – Candidate must have 18 years of education in the relevant discipline, i.e.an MS/ M.Phil. in education/educational leadership and management, with minimum 60% marks/CGPA 3.00 from an HEC recognized institution.

First Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
ELM 6101 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)ELM 6xxx Elective-II
ELM 6102 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)ELM 6xxx Elective-III
ELM 6xxx Elective-IELM 6108 Independent Research Study-I

Second Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
ELM 6xxx Dissertation (Proposal)ELM 6xxx Dissertation

Third Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
ELM 6xxx DissertationELM 6xxx Dissertation

COMPULSORY COURSES*

ELM 6101 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)ELM 6102 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)

ELECTIVES

ELM 6225 Sociological Issues in Education/ Access/Outcomes and QualityELM 6125 Assessment and Evaluation in Education
ELM 6223 Learning Effectiveness in Higher Education ContextsELM 6127 School Evaluation and Monitoring
ELM 6128 Use of Technology in EducationELM 6121 Teacher Education
ELM 6221 Education in the Context of ConflictELM 6224 Research Philosophy
ELM 6226 Socio-Politics of Language Politics in Educational ContextsELM 6126 Professional Development and Management in Education
ELM 6123 Change Management in EducationELM 6222 Finance and Resource Management
ELM 6124 Educational Policy and PracticeELM 6122 Organizational Development

All the students have to appear in Comprehensive Examination at the end of their course work.
*The research courses are compulsory for all the students except for SZABIST continuing students who will take two elective courses instead.

Electives and majors will be offered depending on the availability of the resources.Course offering may be varied as per university  policy.



PhD course work credits may be implemented via selection of a particular mode of course execution (as recommended by the respective Graduate Committee/Program Coordinator) from the various available approaches, including guided/ taught courses, seminars, and independent research studies.

PhD Social Sciences

For PhD SS Program, Students are required to complete 48 credit hours. 5 courses of 3 credit hours each and one Independent Research Study of 3 Credit Hours (total 18 Credit hours for Course Work) and One dissertation of 30 credit hours (Total 48 Credit Hours for PhD).

  • There are two compulsory courses in PhD i.e. Advanced Research Methods and Techniques (Qualitative) Advanced Research Methods and Techniques (Quantitative).
  • Students cannot register in IRS before completing compulsory courses
  • Candidate may be given prerequisite/deficiency courses or theses which will be decided by the Interview Board at the time of admission.
  • Prerequisite Courses are non-credit courses.
  • Dissertation of 30 Credit Hours is Compulsory.
  • Registration in Dissertation is allowed after passing Comprehensive Examination, GAT- Subject Test and maintaining minimum CGPA requirement
  • All the requirements of HEC pertaining to PhD must be fulfilled these are:
    • Minimum 60% GAT Subject at the time of Admission,
    • CGPA requirement (3.00 GPA/CGPA minimum pass requirement for each course and for CGPA.
    • Passing Comprehensive examination to establish the PhD candidacy (maximum 2 attempts allowed).
    • One Research Paper Published from the thesis in Y-category journal before the completion of 30 Credit Hours Dissertation.
  • Elective Courses to be selected from the specialized area of International Relations, Economics, Psychology and Sociology
  • Maximum Course Load for each Semester is 9 Credit Hours.
  • Time duration for PhD is Minimum 3 years and Maximum 8 years.
  • All General guidelines mentioned in DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS are applicable on PhD- Social Sciences.

First Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
SS 6104 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)SS 6xxx Elective-II
SS 6105 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)SS 6xxx Elective-III
SS 6xxx Elective-ISS 6xxx Independent Research Study

Second Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
SS 6xxx DissertationSS 6xxx Dissertation

ELECTIVES

PhD (International Relations)
SS 6225 Dynamics of SecuritySS 6228 Globalization and Developing Countries
SS 6229 Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges and OpportunitiesSS 6234 Intellectual Property Rights and Laws
SS 6331 Role of Great Powers and International RelationsSS 6227 Foreign Policy of Pakistan
SS 6223 Critical Geo-PoliticsSS 6233 History of Ideas
SS 6237 Politics of Geo-EconomicsSS 6222 Political Economy in the Global Perspective
SS 6224 Democratization as a Global ProcessSS 6239 Human Rights in International Perspective
SS 6235 NGO ManagementSS 6231 Globalization: Issues and Debates
SS 6238 Sacred and SecularSS 6236 Political Theory
SS 6226 Environmental StudiesSS 6232 History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective
PhD (Economics)
SS 6324 International TradeSS 6233 History of Ideas
SS 6327 Economic Growth and DevelopmentSS 6326 Corporate Governance
SS 6332 Monetary EconomicsSS 6325 Advanced Microeconomics
SS 6322 Public FinanceSS 6321 Advanced Macroeconomics
SS 6229 Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges and OpportunitiesSS 6323 Advanced Econometrics
SS 6311 Financial Time SeriesSS 6329 Gender Work and Economy
SS 6237 Politics of Geo-EconomicsSS 6336 Advanced Labour Economics
SS 6333 Political Economy of Pakistan
SS 6334 Public Policy Management
SS 6335 Topics in Political Economy
SS 6222 Political Economy in the Global Perspective
SS 6112 Development Economics and Sustainability
SS 6232 History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective
SS 6228 Globalization and Developing Countries
PhD (Sociology)
SS 6367 Sociology of DevelopmentSS 6357 Global Governance
SS 6363 Population DynamicsSS 6369 Sociology of Science, Knowledge and Technology
SS 6366 Social StatisticsSS 6359 Industrial Sociology
SS 6315 Cultural AnthropologySS 6358 Immigration in Contemporary Perspectives
SS 6235 NGO ManagementSS 6352 Sociology of Migration and Urbanization
SS 6355 Gender and Human RightsSS 6372 Sustainable Development
SS 6221 Law and Human RightsSS 6351 Social Change and Development
SS 6353 Community Development and Social MobilizationSS 6365 Rethinking Global Development: New Frameworks for Understanding Poverty, Inequality and Growth in 21 Century
SS 6356 Gender Issues in Global ScenarioSS 6354 Community Organizing and Development
SS 6368 Sociology of Gender IssuesSS 6364 Religion and Development
SS 6373 Women StudiesSS 6362 Population and Development: Current Issues and Future Implications
SS 6371 Sociology of SexualitySS 6361 Leadership in Sociology: Theory and Practice
SS 6231 Globalization: Issues and DebatesSS 6238 Sacred and Secular
PhD (Psychology)
SS 6343 Applications of Contemporary Data Analysis ToolsSS 6319 Organizational Culture and Development
SS 6266 Use, Construction and Interpretation of TestsSS 6317 Marketing and Consumer Psychology
SS 6342 School PsychologySS 6318 Organizational Conflict and Management
SS 6341 Cross-Cultural PsychologySS 6314 Assessment and Diagnosis-I
SS 6346 Community PsychologySS 6344 Assessment and Diagnosis-II
SS 6348 Environmental PsychologySS 6254 Psychotherapy and Counseling-I
SS 6349 Gender PsychologySS 6255 Psychotherapy and Counseling-II
SS 6347 Consumer BehaviorSS 6316 Psychophysiology and Psychopharmacology
SS 6251 Perspective in Organizational PsychologySS 6345 Clinical Internship
SS 6252 Psychological Assessment in Organizational Psychology
SS 6253 Psychology of Leadership

Two interdisciplinary courses can be allowed with approval of the both Program Managers subject to the relevance of courses. Elective courses may vary from time to time.

PhD in Biosciences New Program

The PhD in Biosciences is minimum 3 year program that requires completing a total of 48 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the PhD degree is 8 years. Maximum course load for a semester is 3 courses (9 credit hours).

The following is the break-up of the 48-credit hour courses:

  • • 2 Core Courses (6 credit hours) *
  • • 4 Elective (12 credit hours) OR 1 IRS (3 credit hours) and 3 Electives (9 credit hours)
  • • 1 Thesis (30 credit hours)

* The research courses are compulsory for all the students except for SZABIST continuing students who will take two elective courses instead.

First Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
BIO 6104 Statistical Tools for ResearchBIO 6201 Research Methodology
BIO 6xxx Elective-IBIO 6xxx Elective-III
BIO 6xxx Elective-IIBIO 6xxx Elective-IV/IRS-I

Second Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
BIO 6xxx DissertationBIO 6xxx Dissertation

Third Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
BIO 6xxx DissertationBIO 6xxx Dissertation

Interdisciplinary courses can be allowed with the approval of both the Program Managers subject to the relevance of courses. Elective courses may vary from time to time. Followed by successfully completion of the course work, Comprehensive Examination is required to pass in order to acquire PhD Candidacy after which research period starts. The entire research work is carried out under the supervision of the PhD supervisor which is assigned and approved as per the university procedure. The complete research work is required to be submitted in the form of a “Dissertation” after a minimum period of two years.

ELECTIVES

BIO xxxx Advances in Molecular GeneticsBIO xxxx Computational and Systems Biology
BIO xxxx Advanced ImmunologyBIO xxxx Next Generation Sequencing Techniques
BIO xxxx Analytical Techniques for BiomoleculesBIO xxxx Advances in Plant Biotechnology
BIO xxxx OncobiologyBIO xxxx Recombinant DNA Technology
BIO xxxx Food Science and TechnologyBIO xxxx Cell Signaling Mechanisms
BIO xxxx Biomaterials Science and EngineeringBIO xxxx Principles of Synthetic Biology