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Saturday, 16 April 2011 10:11

The revised Master in Public Administration (MPA) program of Northern Christian College (NCC), approved recently by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), offers choices to the graduate student upon finishing the academic requirements - whether to pursue thesis writing or do a terminal project.

It has been observed that graduate students would not continue with their master’s degree program because of the thesis writing requirement for some reasons. This revised curriculum is the answer to this predicament. Instead of doing a thesis, the student can make a terminal project which can be useful for the agency or office he is working. Since the student is not gathering empirical data, doing a terminal project is faster and less expensive. Moreover, the project can be implemented by his office since the project is developmental in nature.

The MPA program offers 12 units of core courses, 15 of major, 6 of cognates and 6 of thesis writing or terminal project for a total of 39 units.

The core courses include: Social Responsibility and Good Governance with Ethics and Accountability in Public Service; Theory and Practice of Public Administration; Research Methods and Quantitative Methods.

The major courses are: Public Fiscal Administration and Governmental Accounting; Public Policy and Program Administration; Organizational Communication; Human Resource Management; and Governmental Auditing and Financial Control. The cognate courses are: Local and Regional Development Plans; and Environmental Management.

After finishing the academic requirements, the student takes the comprehensive examination, and after passing it will then enroll in Thesis Writing or Terminal Project.

The MPA program can be finished in five semesters and one summer and will be offered from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, starting first semester 2011-2012. #Virginia Duldulao. Uploaded by Nelson Lacadin and Gregg Bonoan.

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