Master of Public Administration

 Program Objectives
Aims to substantially upgrade and enhance the administrative and professional competence of leaders and practitioners in policy making, analysis, administrative theory and behavior, human resource management, budgeting and financial resource management and research design and analysis.


  • Fiscal Administration
  • Government Budgeting
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Policy Analysis
  • Operation research & Management in Public Sector
  • Knowledge Management Conflict Management
  • Quality Management in Public Sector
  • Rural and Urban Development Planning
  • Project Development and Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Development Research

Foundation (15 units)
Course No. & Title
Course Description

PA 200

Theory and Practice of Public Administration

3 Units

The theoretical component includes ideas, concepts, issues and trends in the evolution of public administration. The practical component covers the nature, processes, and dynamics of the Philippine administrative system.

PA 204

Human Behavior and Ethics in the Public Service

3 units

Analysis on the nature and characteristics of human behavior in public organizations. Ethics dimensions of personal and professional judgments of public officials. Cases are used to consider the ethics of public organizations and moral foundations of public policy.

PA 299.1

Basic Research Methods and Statistics

3 units

The process of scientific inquiry using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods to develop the ability of students to design and critically asses scientific research. Covers all stages of the research process including conceptualization, design, measurement and collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data using descriptive and inferential statistics.

PA 205

Local Government and Regional Administration

3 units

Theoretical and empirical perspectives of local government and regional administration; issues on central-local relations, community and institutional development and area management. Role of local governments as partners of the national government in policy implementation and service delivery.

PA 299.2

Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

3 units

Focuses on the use of advanced research methods and statistics in analyzing public programs, policy issues, and public nonprofit managerial issues. Topics include experimental and quasi-experimental designs, survey research, sampling strategies and intermediate statistical techniques including Analysis of variance, correlation and regression, and time series analysis. Problem solving exercises involving data analysis and interpretation using SPSS and other software. Students are expected to complete their own analytical projects, from problem formulation through preparation of a brief report.

(Prerequisite: PA 299.1; All foundation courses)

Core Courses (9 units)
Course No. & Title
Course Description

PA 202

Organization Theory and Management in the Public Sector

3 units

Theories, processes and techniques in the organization and management of the national government and its agencies.

PA 231

Public Fiscal Administration

3 units

Organization, processes and procedures of fiscal administration covering such areas as revenue administration, budgeting, accounting, auditing and intergovernmental fiscal relations. Examines the revenue, expenditure and borrowing functions of government as policy instruments for development.

PA 241

Public Policy and Program Administration

3 units

Overview and rationale of the field; disciplinary foundations of policy science and analysis; concepts, methods, organization, and processes of policy making analysis and implementation, substantive methodological and practical issues and problems of public policy and administration.


Master of Public Administration Prospectus
(Revised 2009)

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