Development Studies is a dynamic field of study concerned with social and economic change and the major policy challenges they present. Sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community. We offer you top quality education. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a program of studies leading to an MS of international standard in Development Studies (equivalent to M. Phil). With a strong focus on training in the theory and methods relevant to development studies, the MS Program aims to equip graduates to apply new insights in policy analysis in a practical context. Development Studies are a multidisciplinary branch of social science which addresses issues of global concern. It has historically placed a particular focus on issues related to social and economic development, and its relevance extends to communities and regions outside of the developing world. Students of Development Studies often choose careers in international organizations such as the United Nations or the World Bank, non-governmental organizations, private sector development consultancy firms, and research centers.
MS can be completed during the evenings in 1.5 year after the four year Bachelor or a Master's degree. Eight MS courses and a Thesis are required to graduate. A total of 30 credit hours must be completed.
RESEARCH: SZABIST strongly encourages the publication of research findings of Independent Studies, Thesis and Dissertation in research journals & conference proceedings.
SZABIST also publishes its own research journal, the Journal of Independent Studies & Research (www.szabist.edu.pk/jisr-msse) and holds several National Research Conferences each year.
For admission to the MS Program, the candidate must have:
Sixteen years of education with minimum 55% marks / CGPA 2.50 from a HEC recognized institution.
Passed the SZABIST MS Entrance Examination (the candidate may also submit NTS score).
Passed the Selection Interview with the SZABIST Graduate Committee.
Financial Assistance in the form of Teaching / Research Associate ship is available to needy and meritorious students. Candidates should apply early.