Department of Public Administration

The Department offers courses leading to the award of Master in Public Administration. The graduate programme were designed to strengthen the candidates' academic and professional knowledge of Public Administration and its areas of specialization.

The programme provide in-depth training for candidates who wish to refine their research, analytical and administrative skills through experimental learning, advanced and specialized professional instruction in the discipline. The Ph.D programme of the department is by directed/independent reading and by research. The student will be expected to write comprehensive examination in three areas - major, minor _areas and methodology. The student is expected to carry out his research under the Close supervision of one or two members of staff with relevant research and teaching experience in the area.


A.   Ph.D Programme
To graduate, a student shall be required to:

  1. Present three seminar papers in the student's major, minor areas and methodology.
  2. Perform satisfactorily in written qualifying comprehensive examination in the three areas - major, minor and methodology.
  3. Present and defend dissertation proposal.
  4. Perform satisfactorily in a final oral examination, which is a judgment on the dissertation and the candidate's defense of it.

B.   Masters in Public Administration

To graduate, a student shall be required to pass a minimum of 30 units including Core and Elective courses arid Seminar. In addition, he must successfully defend the mandatory research thesis.


Master in Public Administration