Doctor of Philosophy in Development Administration (Ph.D. DA) is a graduate program designed to assist interested professionals from both government and private sectors particularly for the improvement of their professional capability.
- Strengthen the competence of highly qualified professionals for research and consultancy, managerial positions, outcome-effective human resource development trainers;
- Transformational educational leadership in cooperation with different local and international agencies through the use of ICT and complementary resource development.
Graduate of any master’s degree may enroll in this program. Likewise, personnel, employees, owners/managers, and officials of local government units, line agencies, and non-government organizations, people’s organizations, and other private and public entities.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
A student enrolled in the program will be given a learning package (Modules) to read and to work on. He/she can choose any of the three modes of learning.
- Group Paced Learning. Students follow a fixed class schedule at least once to twice a month on Saturdays to meet their tutors for discussion, seminars, symposia, and/or conferences to enrich their learning experience. Students are expected to submit written assignments, and sit in supervised examinations at the University.
- Self-Paced or Individualized. A student is provided with his/her own tutor and a class schedule. Modules, independent researches and other instructional materials are laid down by the tutors who help the student enhance his/her knowledge, skills and attitudes. The student is required to visit the University as scheduled.
- Online Learning. A student is provided with his/her own tutor online and a class schedule. Tutors utilize an open source learning management system (LMS) as virtual classroom and other communication tools available today. The student may process his/her requirements and exams via online.