Master of Philosophy Program
In Social Sciences
Bodhisastra University, Florida, USA
Name of Institute: Bodhisastra University, Florida, USA
Full Name: Master of Philosophy in Social Sciences
Abbreviation: M.Phil. (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
Notes: Students can choose to study, do research, or transfer knowledge, the branch of study will follow that choice.
5.1 Philosophy and Significance
Master of Philosophy Program in Social Sciences aims to enhance the potential of the person with higher academic ability to analyze and transfer the lesson experience or knowledge from work with accuracy, clarity and widespread social benefits.
5.2.1 Develop individuals to be able to analyze their own work in order to achieve a comprehensive knowledge and more benefits to society
5.2.2 To be able to explain the work or success systematically to be an important lesson for others
5.2.3 To be able to perform operations in conducting practical research to create tangible results
5.2.4 To achieve learning from real situations and actual operations in the community and strengthen the skills and spirit of social entrepreneurs
6.1 Learning system
6.1.1 Bachelor’s degree program, 2 years or 4 regular semesters
6.1.2 Using a dual education system, with 1 academic year divided into 2 academic semesters
6.2 Comparative credits in the dual system
1 credit is equal to 1 hour of lectures per week or 15 hours per 1 semester.
7.1 Days-time for teaching and learning
The duration of each course is as follows:
Semester 1, February – June
Semester 2, July – November
7.2 Opportunities for students
Both regular and special education
7.3 General qualifications of the study participants or applicants
7.4 Educational Management Model
1) Classroom education
2) Distance learning in the E-Learning system
3) Research Program
4) Online Video Conference
5) Self and Independent Study
6) Project – Based Learning
7.5 Credit Transfer
The transfer of the results of the study of students from other institutions, the transfer of the results of the study of students in the educational system or outside the educational system, job comparison or comparison of experiences of non-formal education or informal students, or being a person with obvious social entrepreneurship comparable in each course, by studying at least for 21 credits and having to attend university on a distance system of not less than 1 semester.
8.1 Total credits throughout the course: 36 credits
8.2 Course structure
1) Seminar Group: 12 credits
2) Research Subjects: 24 credits
Total 36 credits
1) Seminar Group: 12 credits
2) Research Group: 24 credits
Research Questions and Conceptual Framework (BOU21201): 3 credits
Notes for students: The field that students want to study must comply with the content of that subject. Any registered field must have the content of that subject for study and research.
Course Code Assignment and Meanings:
Number 1 means Degree 1 = Bachelor degree, 2 = Master’s degree, 3 = Doctorate degree
Number 2 means First Course
Number 3 means Subject Group
Number 4-5 refers to 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 the 1st year to the last year
1st Year, 1st Semester
Research Questions and Conceptual Framework (BOU21201) 3 credits
1st Year, 2nd Semester
10.2 Regular Registration in Transferred Students Group
Transferred students mean students who have work experience and success in life in the field that students choose to study, with clear empirical results. This group of students can be transferred by allowing at least 1 semester in the course to be transferred. Transferred students must write out their experience or body of knowledge, not less than 1 page.
1) Seminar Group 12 credits
Meditation by mindfulness and meditation practice with mindfulness in postures: standing, walking, sitting, using consciousness in daily life, contemplating the progress of consciousness
Learning various concepts, theories and research studies, including the main concepts of Bodhisastra University
Study of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including the qualitative approach of Bodhisastra University
Community and social development, concept of social entrepreneurship, or social business, both at home and abroad, sample of social entrepreneurship in Thai Society
2) Research subjects: 48 credits
Framework (BOU21201) 3 credits
Presentation of topic to be studied, significance of the topic studied, important research questions used as educational guidelines, key concepts of the subject that will be studied, seminars and discussion, and report writing
Presentation of data collection, guidelines for data collection, seminars and discussions for writing data collection results
Analysis of data obtained from data collection, and seminars and discussions, and writing results of data analysis
Synthesis of student learning processes, seminars and discussion, writing of knowledge synthesis results
Synthesis of educational results, development of knowledge models based on topics studied, seminars and discussions, writing in the format of education according to topics studied
6.Dissertation 6–Conclusion, Discussion, and Analysis (BOU21206) 3 credits.
Data synthesis and summary of all information, seminars and discussions, and report writing.
Presentation of educational reports to the academic forum and discussing writing reports from the opinions of the academic forum
Presenting the complete dissertation from the evaluation committee and submitting the complete works