The MS / MPhil Programs are designed to develop high level
professionals and to provide the basis for pursuing further academic
qualifications including PhD in the relevant discipline.
The MS Programs in Economics and Business
Administration require 24 credit hours
of course work and MS Research Project of 6 credit hours or 30 credit hours of course
work. The MS Programs are expected to be completed in 1½ to 2 years of full
The MPhil Programs in Economics, Business
Administration and Environmental Science & Policy require 30 credit hours of course work
with an additional thesis requirement of 6 credit hours. The MPhil
Programs are expected to be completed in 2 - 3 years of
full time study.
The MPhil Program in Development Studies requires 24
credit hours of course work and a thesis requirement of 6 credit hours. The
Program is expected to be completed in 2 - 2½ years of full time study.
The Ph. D Programs require a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work
after MPhil followed by a comprehensive examination for granting candidacy as
PhD researcher. The Ph. D dissertation must be evaluated by at least two Ph. D
experts from technologically / academically advanced foreign countries in
addition to local Committee member. An open defense of dissertation is essential
part of Ph. D Program after positive evaluation. The dissertation publication of at least one research paper based on the Ph. D research in an HEC
approved "X" category journal is a requirement for the award of Ph. D degree
("Y" in case of Social Sciences only).
The Lahore School of Economics offers Ph. D Programs in Economics and Business