The MS / MPhil programmes 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 Programmes require a minimum of 24 credit hours
of course work and MS thesis of 6 credit hours or 30 credit hours of course
work. The MS Programmes are expected to be completed in 1½ to 2 years of full
The MPhil Programmes require a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work
with an additional thesis requirement of 6 credit hours for the MPhil. The MPhil
Programmes are expected to be completed in 2 - 3 years of
full time study.
The Ph. D programmes require a minimum of 18 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 programme 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 programmes in Economics and Business