The SJIT Graduate School has been in operation for more than 2 decades from its foundation in 1989. It offers three programs with Government Recognition: 1989 Masters in Management for Master of Arts in Education (MAED) and Master in Management (MM) Major in Business Management (MBM) and Public Service Management (MPSM). In 1997, its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) was recognized and in 2002, Doctor of Philosophy in Management was recognized. In 2010 – 2011, the SJIT Graduate School was granted authority by the CHED to operate its Non – Thesis Program for Teachers.
The mandate of the SJIT Graduate School is to promote, advance and foster excellence in graduate education.
The Graduate School awards advanced academic degree (Master’s and Doctoral degree) with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree. Those attending graduate schools for post graduate education are called graduate students. Producing original research is a significant component of graduate studies, including the writing and defense of a thesis or dissertation.
Admission to a Master’s Program generally requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field with sufficiently high grades. While admission to doctoral program requires a Master’s degree in a related field with sufficiently high grades, submission of manuscript of a Master’s theses and interview. Requirements are often set higher than those of a Master’s program.
Requirements for completion to Master’s degree include undertaking research and required to complete a thesis comprising of an original research. Candidates are required to defend their thesis. A graduate student taking a Non – Thesis program is required to write and defend an action research, project proposal or a feasibility study. Candidates for Master’s degree are also required to pass a comprehensive examination before enrolling in Thesis Writing.
Doctoral (Ph.D.) candidates undertaking research must complete a dissertation consisting of original research representing a significant contribution to their field of specialization. They are required a comprehensive examination on the course taken which includes core, major and cognates. Passing the comprehensive examination is a prerequisite to writing their dissertation.
Ph.D in Management
PhD in Management is the highest academic degree awarded in the study of management service.The degree is designed for those seeking academic research and teachings careers as faculty professors or managers in their organization. The coursework for the PhD in Management includes a rigorous set of intellectually stimulating and challenging scholarly methods, foundation and advanced courses and seminars. In addition, the program requires successful passage of a comprehensive examination and successful completion of the doctoral dissertation.
Master in Management Major in Business Management
Master in Business Management (MBM) provides avenues for developing managers / administrators from being fund administrators to managers of resources both funds and human resources. The program prepares young professionals to become leaders in their organizations / communities. A graduate student may enroll in a thesis or non – thesis program.
Master of Arts in Education
The SJIT Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program uses a set of curriculum approved by the CHED. It is designed for professionals and educators. MAED programs of SJIT offers both Thesis and Non-Thesis. Graduate Students are typically required to complete a thesis comprising of original research in one's field of specialization and is defended in an oral proposal and final defense. The Non-Thesis program only requires a graduate student to write an action research, feasibility study or project proposal which is presented once in an oral defense to a panel. Completion requirements include passing all the required courses / subjects and passing the comprehensive examination. At this point, a student can be issued a certification as having completed the academic requirements (CAR).
Master of Management
Master in Public Service Management (MPSM) is a professional post - graduate degree in public administration. It prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local / national government as well as in non - government organizations. The study gives focus on the systematic investigation of executive organization and management. Instruction includes the development, roles and principles of public administration and management. The program provides students the knowledge skills and values for functioning careers at different levels of responsibility.