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.
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
The program generally prepares individuals to a higher dimension of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the functions and processes of a firm or organization.
Master in Management (Major in Business Management)
The program prepares the students to develop competence in business management that include problem solving, strategic planning, creative thinking about issues such as diversity, ethics, politics, and other dynamics that play a role in every work environment that will put them on a path to successful business management in any number of fields.
Master of Arts in Education
The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) program prepares individuals for the broad spectrum of educational positions and roles in the fields of education. It prepares education students for the various administrative and supervisory positions in elementary, secondary, post-secondary and vocational programs. This program provides advanced academic and professional preparation in the area of concentration. (Educational Management, English, Mathematics, Filipino & Values Education).
Master in Management (Major in Public Service Management)
The program prepares the students for effective and efficient public service management. It advances both theory and practice, beyond traditional public management and 'new public management', by considering the interrelationships between governance and public management.