Peacebuilding PhD Curriculum:
Students enroll in three semesters (18 months) of intense study of concepts in social theory, philosophy and world religions as a foundation for fieldwork or research exploring conflicts, world trouble spots, and methodologies for working to transform conflict into peace.
Program of Study:
The total program is a 4 year program. The academic year is two semesters and runs from September through May. The language of instruction is English. The dissertation may be written in either English or Thai.
1. PB 803 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
2. PB 821 “Religiousness” and Peacebuilding
3. PB 836 Human Rights and Conflict Analysis
1. PB 811 Cultural Dimensions of Peacebuilding
2. PB 812 Peacebuilding as a Philosophical Enterprise
3. PB 835 Directed Readings on Peace Studies and “Religiousness”
1. PB 833 Seminar (Issues of Peacebuilding)
2. PB 834 Research Methodology in Peacebuilding
(Students will take their written and oral comprehensive examinations at the end of the semester.)
PB 851 Off-campus Study and Research (study abroad as research fellow or intern at a partner institution)
1. Develop dissertation topic
2. Present detailed dissertation proposal for approval
3. Begin writing dissertation
PB 999 Dissertation (Begin writing dissertation)
PB 999 Dissertation (Write, Submit, and Defend)
In order to be qualified for the qualifying exam, the student must earn at least 3.25 GPA.
Written and Oral Qualifying Exam:
There will be 3 written examinations followed by an oral examination. The written examinations will cover the following subjects:
(i) Peacebuilding, (ii) religiousness/spirituality/dialogue, (iii) area of concentration. The oral examination will cover all the above subjects.