Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Master's Programs


Master of Arts Degrees

Master of Arts in Economics
The Master of Arts in Economics (MAE) is a graduate program offered to students who wish to pursue a professional career in economics. The program provides quality theoretical foundation and practical knowledge necessary in preparing its graduates for advanced work in the economics profession.

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching
The Master of Arts in English Language Teaching (MAELT) degree is especially designed for English teachers in all levels to upgrade their linguistic and professional competence.

Master of Arts in Filipino
The Master of Arts in Filipino (MAF) is designed for teachers of the Filipino language and those who want to expound their learning in the Filipino language.


Master of Science Degrees

Master of Science in Engineering
The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program is a graduate professional degree that provides students with comprehensive preparation for advance work in the engineering profession. The program is a research-oriented degree designed for the professional development of engineers. The program requires mastering of a field of specialization through coursework and a thesis demonstrating original thought and contributing to knowledge in a field of specialization courses are transportation engineering and structural engineering, electronics engineering and computer engineering.

Master of Science in Information Technology
The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program uses an approach that integrates key ideas from information technology, systems management, and decision science. Through this integrated approach, students gain a firm understanding of and appreciation for the power of information and the systems created to supply and manage that information. Advanced problem-solving skills (e.g., business analysis, process engineering, systems correctness and performance) are emphasized throughout the program that includes object-oriented analysis, comparative methods in software engineering, telecommunications, project management, client-server architectures, strategic planning, and database theories.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management
The Industrial Engineering and Management Program is a Master of Science program which gives the students profound knowledge within both technology and business. This unique combination enables the students to become the link between technicians and business economists.

The MSIEM program focuses on the development and management of processes within or between companies to optimize their performance. Acquisition of up-to-date knowledge of scientific theories allows students to analyze and optimize processes in organizations and apply their findings. The aim is to gain an understanding of the relation between process development, process control and the relevant achievement indicators.

Master of Science in Mathematics Education
The Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MSME) program is a teaching/research degree. It is intended to provide advanced training in the process of learning and structuring mathematics and in creating rich environment that allow for investigation and growth based on an undergraduate specialization in mathematics education. It is intended for those pursuing the teaching/research career path in mathematics education


Master's Degrees

Master in Applied Statistics
The program is designed in answer to the pressing need for statistical expertise by those engaged in scientific research in gathering science-based information for decision making. The program shall prepare professional and practicing statisticians to become competent managers, planners and decision-makers.

This program is offered in consortium with the National Statistics Office (NSO). The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are implementing the HRD Assistance Packages for the Union of Myanmar and Cambodia, respectively, through acceptance of scholars in this program from these countries.

Master in Business Administration
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop capable, socially responsible and mature managers and leaders in today’s global marketplace. The program focuses on those skills needed by business professionals; such as analytical reasoning, communication, leadership, and strategic thinking. The curriculum emphasizes applications currently in demand by Asian and multinational corporations and integrates global trends and computer and information systems application.

Master in Business Education
The Master in Business Education (MBE) program is intended for business teachers and other educators who will assume leadership in curriculum and instruction in schools and other work force education settings and in processes that change business education.

The program develops teacher leaders who demonstrate reflective thought and scholarship within the context of a culturally diverse society.

Master in Communication
The Master in Communication (MC) program is a graduate communication offering which responds to the growing demand for a more innovative, creative, and skills-oriented curricular program steeped in research, technology, culture and management.

It addresses the need for a more balanced Philippine communication environment by preparing communication managers and decision-makers to be more attuned to the challenges of information society and global competition.

Master in Educational Management
The Master in Educational Management (MEM) is designed to prepare educators to become effective administrators of educational institutions by providing them with management and human relations skills to implement the mission, goals, and objectives of their school.

Master in Library and Information Science
The Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) program is designed to prepare qualified men and women for professional positions in various types of libraries and information centers. The MLIS degree is extremely flexible and demand is great for graduates with every academic background. The program is dedicated to providing a quality MLIS degree to students in any part of the country. This commitment allows the student to take advantage of courses offered at many sites via different delivery systems and schedules built around the adult learners. A technology-mediated educational delivery is a distinct feature of the program.

Master in Physical Education and Sports
The Master in Physical Education and Sports (MPES) is a program tailored to the needs of graduates in education and related areas to have appropriate competencies in physical education and sports for professional and leadership positions in various settings.

Master in Psychology
The Master in Psychology (MP) is a practitioner’s degree. The Field Practicum should focus on an applied program/project that the student will undertake in his/her chosen area of practice. At the end of the practicum period, the student should write a Final Report detailing, among other things, the objectives of the program/project, the activities undertaken to meet the objectives, the student’s involvement in the program/project in his/her area of practice.

Master in Public Administration
The Master in Public Administration (MPA) is a graduate degree program offered to students and professionals whose interest is to work for, engage in and lead towards the development, promotion and advancement of effective, efficient, and efficacious public organizations and administration.

The program is designed to provide excellent foundation for existing and potential public administrators. Students of the program are exposed to theoretical and praxiological understanding and appreciation about the needs, concerns, issues, trends and problems of contemporary public organizations and administration.