Prospective Student Curriculum DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN BUDDHIST TEXTUAL STUDIES (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Curriculum

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN BUDDHIST TEXTUAL STUDIES (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Level Doctoral
Faculty / Institute FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Website http://www.sh.mahidol.ac.th

Degree Designation

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY(BUDDHIST TEXTUAL STUDIES)

Admission Requirements

								   
											
							 Plan 1 (1.1) : Applicants
1) Hold a Master's degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhism, Religious Studies 
     Pali Sanskrit Tibetan or other related fields from a university accredited by The office of the higher 
     education commission.
2) Have a cumulative GPA not less than 3.50 ;
3) Have related academic experience in Buddhist Studies or related fields
4) Have one conference presentation or publication with an accepted national or international scholarly journal 
5) Have and English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies
6) Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Plan 2 (2.1) : Applicants
1) Hold a Master's degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhism, Religious Studies 
    Pali Sanskrit Tibetan or other related fields in any field from a university accredited by The office 
    of the higher education commission 
2) Have a cumulative GPA not less than 3.50
3) Have and English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies
4) Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Plan 2 (2.2): Applicants
1) Hold a Bachelor's degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhism, Religious Studies, 
    Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, or other related fields in any field from a university accredited by  The office 
    of the higher education commission
2) Demonstrate relevant proficiency in Buddhist philosophy and or languages of the primary and 
    secondary sources through conference presentation, publication or participation in a training.
3) Have a cumulative GPA not less than 3.50 
4) Have and English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies
5) Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies							 							 							 
							 
							 

Curriculum Structure

Plan 1
Plan 1.1 For students with Master's Degree
Dissertation 48            Credits
Plan 2
Plan 2.1 For students with Master's Degree
Required Courses 9            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 3            Credits
Dissertation 36            Credits
Total not less than 48            Credits
Plan 2.2 For students with Bachelor's Degree
Required Courses 15            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 9            Credits
Dissertation 48            Credits
Total not less than 72            Credits

Job Option after Graduation


- Expert in Buddhist Textual Studies, Indology, Tibetology
- Researcher in Buddhist Textual Studies, Indology, Tibetology
- Editor on Buddhist Textual Studies, Indology, Tibetology
- Consultant in related areas for cultural institutions, including schools, media, foundations.
- Text-based consultants for artistic projects

Course Requirements

Plan 1

Dissertation Credit
   For students with Master's degree
SHBT898 : DISSERTATION 48

Plan 2

Required Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SHBT501 : PALI OR SANSKRIT I 3
SHBT505 : SEMINAR IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR BUDDHIST TEXTUAL STUDIES 3
SHBT506 : ANALYSIS OF BUDDHIST TEXTUAL PRIMARY SOURES 3
SHBT510 : COMMENTARIAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE 3
SHBT511 : LEXICON OF THE PRIMARY SOURCES 3
   For students with Master's degree
SHBT501 : PALI OR SANSKRIT I 3
SHBT505 : SEMINAR IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR BUDDHIST TEXTUAL STUDIES 3
SHBT506 : ANALYSIS OF BUDDHIST TEXTUAL PRIMARY SOURES 3
Elective Courses Credit
SHBT502 : PALI OR SANSKRIT II 3
SHBT507 : TEXTUAL READINGS FROM THE PALI TRADITION 3
SHBT508 : TEXTUAL READINGS FROM THE SANSKRIT TRADITION 3
SHBT509 : BUDDHIST HERMENEUTICS AND CRITICAL METHODS 3
Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SHBT799 : DISSERTATION 48
   For students with Master's degree
SHBT699 : DISSERTATION 36