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BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (BSRI)
Doctor of Philosophy Program (PhD) in Applied Behavioral Science Research

ABOUT THE MAJOR
The interdisciplinary doctoral degree program in applied behavioral science research focuses on research methodology and behavioral science content. The research methodology includes research methods, measurement, statistics, and computer. The students are encouraged to develop an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. The content of behavioral science covers the core contents of psychology and sociology, and additional topics from anthropology, political science, education, and related areas are included so that the student can understand the influence of psychological, social, cultural, and environmental aspects on individual behavior.
The program is based on the philosophy to nurture the graduates in applied behavioral science research to become leading researchers, and empowered human beings with a strong sense of ethics, so that they can work with academic excellence to developing sustainable quality of life for individuals and societies.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
BSRI offers a wide variety of doctoral programs to suit the educational backgrounds and the needs of the students.
I. Curriculum Structure
There are two types of programs offered for the doctoral degree program: one offering admission to the master degree program and then going to the doctoral program; the other offering admission straight to the doctoral degree program.
1. Combined Master and Doctoral degrees
Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Behavioral Science Research
2. Doctoral degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Applied behavioral Science Research)
2.1 PhD by Course Work and a doctoral dissertation
2.2 PhD by Research

Credit Requirements for the PhD programs

Type PhD program Credit requirements
1 Combined Master and Doctoral degrees Students holding Bachelor degrees must successfully complete no fewer than 90 credits of course work and a doctoral dissertation within 8 years.
2.1 PhD by Course Work Students holding Master degrees must successfully complete no fewer than 60 credits of course work and a doctoral dissertation within 6 years.
2.2 PhD by Research Students holding Master degrees must successfully complete a doctoral dissertation (48 credits) within 6 years.

Credit Structure for the Programs

Course M.S Ph.D.
Students with Master degrees Students with Bachelor degrees
 
Type 2.1
By course work
Type 2.2
By Research*
Type 1
Content of curiculum  
1. Research Methodology 9 6 - 15
2. Behavioral Science 9 9 - 15
3. Research Practicum 3 3 - 6
4. Elective courses 6 6 - 6
Total 27 24 - 42
Thesis 12 36 48 48
Total 39 60 48 90

*Activities for the PhD by Research program

  1. Semester 1- Prepare by acquiring competency in Research Methodology, and theories necessary for each research. Pre-proposal seminar for research.
  2. Semester 2- Prepare for the research proposal, proposal seminar.
  3. Semester 3 onwards- Conduct research as planned.
  4. During 1-3 years must publish two research articles prior to the completion of doctoral thesis.
PhD Program Compulsory courses Elective courses

Combined Master and Doctoral degrees

RB  501  Research  Methods  in  Behavioral  Science  I
RB  502  Construction  and  Development  of  Measuring    Instruments  in  Behavioral  Science
RB  511   Statistics  for  Data  Analysis  in  Behavioral  Science  I
RB  701    Research  Methods  in  Behavioral  Science  II
RB  711   Statistics  for  Data  Analysis  in  Behavioral  Science  III
RB  521  Behavioral  Science  in  Psychological  Perspectives
RB  541  Social  Foundations of  Human Behavior
RB  581  Socialization and Human Development
RB  781   Work Socialization
RB 731  Research and Techniques for Individual and Group Development for Work Effectiveness
 RB  881   Seminar  in  the Philosophy  of  Behavioral  Science
RB  803 Research  Practicum  I
RB  804 Research  Practicum  II
RB  899  Master  Thesis                         
RB  999 Doctoral  Thesis

Many elective courses such as:

RB 522 Theories  and  Research  in  Psychological  Development
RB  523 Behavior  Analysis  and  Behavior  Modification
RB  531  Perception,  Cognition  &   communication
RB  532 Attitudes  and  the  Prediction  of  Behavior
RB  533 Positive Psychology and Conflict Management for the  Quality of Work Life

RB 534    Interactions and Adjustment in Intercultural Work Context
PhD by Course Work

RB  701    Research  Methods  in  Behavioral  Science  II
RB  711   Statistics  for  Data  Analysis  in  Behavioral  Science  III
RB 731  Research and Techniques for Individual and Group Development for Work Effectiveness
RB  781   Work Socialization
RB  881   Seminar  in  the Philosophy  of  Behavioral  Science
RB  803 Research  Practicum  I

RB  999 Doctoral  Thesis

Many elective courses such as:

RB 722 Leadership, Membership and organization development
RB 732 Techniques and evaluation of quality of work life


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For admission to the various programs the applicants must have the qualifying degree from a reputed university and are required to follow the necessary admission procedure and interviews as stated at the time of admissions.
The students must demonstrate competency in English language skills- need to have a score of 550 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) on TOEFL or 6.0 on IELTS or pass grade in the Universitys English examination.

PhD Program Basic degree/Admission requirement
1. Combined M.S. & PhD program Hold a Bachelor degree
2.1 PhD by course work Hold a Masters degree
2.2 PhD by research

Hold a Masters degree and have research experience in a behavioral / social sciences discipline, having had a responsible role in conducting at least two research projects.


FEES
The total fee structure for each of the doctoral degree program varies as follows:

PhD Program

Total Course Fee
(In Thai Baht)

1. Combined M.S. & PhD program 280,000
2.1 PhD by course work 230,000
2.2 PhD by research 300,000
The BSRI may offer scholarships and aids to deserving candidates. The details of such information may be procured at the time of admission from the office of BSRI. For further information about the fees for the various programs, kindly contact the Graduate School of the University at
URL: http://grad.swu.ac.th
Phone: (+662) 258-4119, Fax: (+662) 258-4119

CONTACT INFORMATION
Behavioral Science Research Institute,
114 Sukumvit 23, Klongtoei nuea, Wattana , Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Contact person: Dr. Narisara Peungposop [email: narisarap@swu.ac.th]
Telephone: (+662) 649-5000 ext 7600, Fax: (+662) 649 5182
For more information, you may visit the web site: http://bsri.swu.ac.th

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