PhD in Psychology is a program that will promote scholarship, research, and service at an academic level. The doctoral program is one of the highest degrees of excellence at Institute of Business Management for faculty and candidates alike to remain current in the research literature, and to conduct socially relevant and intellectually competent research in the specialized areas.

Eligibility

MS/MPhil or equivalent graduates from HEC recognized institutions meeting the following criteria:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 (or overall 60% marks) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 18 years of schooling that corresponds to MS / MPhil or equivalent degree from HEC recognized institutions in a relevant discipline.
  • GRE subject specific or GAT subject test conducted by the NTS, or equivalent in the relevant discipline. A minimum of 60% (percentage) marks is required
  • An interview conducted by the Institute
  • All other HEC stipulated requirements

Program Requirements

PhD requires completion of course work and dissertation/thesis. Minimum duration is 3 years and maximum is 5 years:

  • PhD course work requirements consist of six graduate level courses (18 credit hours)
  • On completion of dissertation/thesis the student is awarded 30 credits

A PhD student must additionally complete the following requirements:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Development
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Defense
  • BASR Approval of PhD Proposal/Synopsis
  • Continuous enrollment in supervised research courses for meeting the full-time residency requirements
  • Completion of PhD Dissertation/Thesis
  • Selection of External Evaluators by BASR
  • Publication of at least one paper in an ISI indexed or an HEC recognized journal or an official acceptance of the paper.
  • Evaluation of PhD Dissertation by two foreign faculty members from developed countries as per HEC criteria
  • Dissertation/Thesis Finalization
  • Open defense of PhD dissertation
  • Any other HEC requirement
  • Final Dissertation/Thesis Submission to BASR

Course Structure

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO SEMESTER THREE
ELECTIVE COURSE FOR PSYCHOLOGY
SEMESTER FOUR TO NINE
PSS701
Methods and Issues in Advanced Qualitative Research
PSS703
Methods and Issues in Advanced Quantitative Research
PSS705
Seminar in Multidisciplinary Studies
PSS707
Independent Study
PSS709
Measurement and Assessment
PSS710
Psychology of Personality
PSS850
Research Thesis