Graduate Programs

Details & Semester Outlines for PhD

PhD (Management Sciences)

Course work: 18 credits (6 courses) maximum

Course work includes core courses, electives and independent studies.

Dissertation: 30 credits minimum

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MS 6101 Advanced Research Methods MS 6108 Independent Study I
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research MS 6208 Independent Study II
MS 6201 Change Management MS 5216 Corporate Governance

Summer Semester

MS 6x09 Dissertations

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MS 6x09 Dissertation MS 6x09 Dissertation

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

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 Semester

Spring Semester

CSC 6101 Research Methodology CSC 6xxx Independent Study
CSC 6xxx Elective I CSC 6xxx Elective III
CSC 6xxx Elective II CSC 6xxx Elective IV

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CSC 6xxx Dissertation CSC 6xxx Dissertation

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CSC 6xxx Dissertation CSC 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) New Program

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/Evaluation, Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Technology.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring 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-I ELM 6108 Independent Research Study-I

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ELM 6xxx Dissertation (Proposal) ELM 6xxx Dissertation

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ELM 6xxx Dissertation ELM 6xxx Dissertation

COMPULSORY COURSES*

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

ELECTIVES

ELM 6xxx Sociological Issues in Education/Access/Outcomes and Quality ELM 6xxx Learning Effectiveness in Higher Education Contexts
ELM 6xxx Use of Technology in Education ELM 6xxx Education in the Context of Conflict
ELM 6xxx Socio-Politics of Language Policy in Educational Contexts ELM 6123 Change Management in Education
ELM 6124 Education Policy and Politics ELM 6xxx Performance Management and Professional Development
ELM 6xxx School Evaluation and Monitoring ELM 6xxx Teacher Education
ELM 6xxx Research Philosophy ELM 6xxx Testing, Assessment and Evaluation
ELM 6xxx Finance and Resource Management ELM 6xxx 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.


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.