Doctor of Philosophy Program
In Social Sciences
Bodhisastra University, Florida, USA
Name of Institute: Bodhisastra University, Florida, USA
Full Name (in English): Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences
Short Description: Ph.D. (Social Sciences)
3.1 Social Change
3.2 Social Enterprise
3.3 Social Development
3.4 Social Education
3.5 Public Administration
3.6 Social Communication
3.7 Business Administration
3.8 Social Economics
3.9 Lifelong Education
3.10 Community Care
3.11 Public Health
3.12 Folk and Holistic Medicine
3.13 Law and Social Justice
3.14 English Communication
3.15 Peace Studies
3.16 Buddhist Studies
3.17 Islamic Studies
3.18 Christian Studies
The student will choose the research and the transcript of the subject based on the field of their study.
5.1 Philosophy and Significance
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Social Sciences aims to empower individuals to have the highest exemplary academic ability, able to synthesize and transform the experience of the lesson or the knowledge of their professional work that is precise and socially profitable.
5.2.1 Develop a person capable of synthesizing his or her work to be aware of their environment or surroundings and render more social benefits.
5.2.2 To be able to describe the work or success systematically and set a lesson or an example for others to learn from.
5.2.3 To conduct practical research to produce tangible results.
5.2.4 To learn from the real situation and live in the community to strengthen the skills and spirit of social entrepreneurs.
6.1 Learning System
6.1.1. Undergraduate programs of 5 years or 10 semesters
6.1.2. A dual education system is used, one academic year is divided into two semesters
6.2 Comparison of credits in a dual system: 1 hour lecture per week or 15 hours per semester
7.1 Days – Teaching Period
Each time the teaching and learning process is as follows.
First Semester: February – June
Second Semester: July – November
7.2 Opportunity for Admission
Both regular and specialized education
7.3 General Requirements: Graduated with a Master’s degree
7.4 Educational Management Model
1) Classroom Management
2) Provide distance education in e-learning system.
3) Research Program
4) Online Video Conference
5) Self and Independent Study
6) Project – Base Learning
7.5 Transfer of credits
Transfer of academic results from other institutions, transfer of the results of studies in education or non-formal education, or comparative experience of non-formal education. A person who has an obvious evidence of social work can be transferred in each course. Students must have at least 24 credits and must attend at least one semester at BOU.
8.1 Total Credits: 60 Credits
8.2 Curricular Structure
1) Seminar Course 12 Credits
2) Research 48 credits
Total: 60 Credits
1) Seminar Course 12 Credits
2) Research: 48 Credits
Research Question and Conceptual (BOU31201) 6 credits
Conclusion Discussion and Synthesis (BOU31206) 6 credits
7.Dissertation 7 – Recommendation (BOU321207) 6 credits
Notes: Be sure to follow the branches that students want to enroll to study the content of the subject.
Number 1 means a degree, e.g. 1 = Bachelor’s Degree, 2 = Master’s Degree, 3 = Doctorate
Number 2 refers to the course.
Number 3 refers to the subject group.
Number 4-5 is the sequence of courses in the group.
9.1 The scoring system is divided into 8 levels.
Transferred Credits, use CP – Credit from Portfolio
9.2. For non- scoring system, use the following symbols:
P In Progress
9.3. Verification process for student achievement standards
9.3.1 Instructors give examples of student assessments for all course verifications.
9.3.2 Establish a review committee to randomly check the student’s grades or reports.
9.3.3 Compare the individual examination scores of each subject to meet the criteria for each instructor to have a scoring standard, especially those with more than one instructor.
9.3.4 Prepare the standardized test for the same course in the case of multiple examiners.
9.3.5. Survey opinions of the graduate users about each test question to standardize the test.
9.4 Graduation Requirements
9.4.1 Study and registration as required by the curriculum within 5 years.
9.4.2 Must have a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00.
9.4.3 Must have passed the practicum or practice of professional experience as specified in the course.
10.1. Regular registration from year 1 to last year
First Year, First Semester
First Year, Second Semester
Second Year, First Semester
10.2 Regular Registration in the transfer student group
Transferred students mean students who have worked and succeeded in life in the field of study chosen by the students, have evidence of a clear empirical work. This group of students can be transferred. It should take no less than 1 semester in the course compared to the transfer. Students will write at least one page of experience or body of knowledge, evaluated by a committee appointed by the university or institution.
1) Seminar Courses 12 Credits
Meditation by mindfulness and meditation practice in motion, standing, walking, sitting positions, using Sati or mindfulness in daily life, and contemplation of progress
Learning various theoretical and theoretical concepts, including theories of insight knowledge which is the main concept of Bodhisastra University
Study of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The main focus is on the qualitative approach of Bodhisastra University
Community and social development today, the concept of social entrepreneurship, or business for the society, both domestic and international, with examples of social entrepreneurship in Thai society.
2) Research: 48 Credits
Research Questions and Conceptual Framework (BOU31201): 6 Credits
Presentation of topics to study, the significance of the topic studied. Questioning is important as a guideline for education. The main ideas of the subject are to study seminars and discussions, and write reports
Methods of data collection, data collection, seminars, and discussions
3.Dissertation 3 – Data Analysis (BOU31203): 6 Credits
Analysis of data obtained from data collection, seminars and discussions, writing the results of data analysis
Synthesis of student learning processes, seminars and discussions, writing, synthesis of knowledge
5.Dissertation 5 – Research Results (BOU31205): 6 Credits
Synthesis of study results, development of the knowledge-based model, the study of seminars and discussions, writing the model of education according to the topic studied
6.Dissertation 6 –
Conclusion Discussion and Synthesis (BOU31206): 6 Credits
Synthesis and summary of all data, seminars, and discussions, and report writing