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Graduate School

Alongside the college of Medicine and Dentistry, Our Lady of Fatima University provides students with educational programs for post-graduate degrees in specialized fields.

Graduate School Programs are offerred in the different locations of Fatima, with out-of-campus locations for provincial areas. Scheduling is scheduled specifically for professionals so that work-education balance is maintained.


PROGRAM OFFERINGS

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, HOSPITALITY AND MANAGEMENT

Doctor of Business Administration
This program is an advanced research based program in business administration. It aims to provide advanced knowledge, competencies and skills to top level business professionals through current instructional approaches and technologies. This course includes fiscal and monetary policies, international financial management, advanced operations and production management,
leadership & corporate governance, quantitative planning models, public-private partnership as well as advanced investment and risk management governance.

DPA Doctor of Public Administration
This program is an advanced research degree to provide managers and administrators with substantive skills, knowledge and values necessary for effective public administration. The course includes public policy and enterprise management, advanced fiscal and local government administration, and case studies in leadership and human behavior.

Master In Business Administration (Thesis Track)
This program is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, training and understanding of key business issues. It focuses on knowledge & competence needed to develop capable, socially responsible and mature leaders and managers in today’s business global marketplace. This program includes thesis writing after passing the Written Comprehensive Examination.

Master In Business Administration (Non-Thesis Track)
This is a program that covers organizational behavior and leadership, financial management, productions and operations management, marketing management and managerial accounting. Its coverage is similar to that of the MBA thesis track. However, upon completion of academic requirements, the student submits a project paper, feasibility study or case study in lieu of a thesis and must have passed the Written Comprehensive Examination.
Master of Arts In Public Administration (Thesis Track)
This is a program designed to develop effective and efficient public leaders and administrators. Students of this program are exposed to theoretical and conceptual understanding and appreciation of the needs, concerns, issues, trends and problems of contemporary public administration.  The program includes Thesis Writing after passing the Written Comprehensive Examination.

Master of Arts In Public Administration (Non-Thesis Track)
The program covers various trends, issues, and problems in public administration. Its coverage is similar to that of MPA thesis track. However, in lieu of a thesis, it requires submission of a project paper or case study after passing the Written Comprehensive
Examination. 

Master of Science in Hospitality Management
This program is focused on the development of knowledge and competence in the management of hospitality operations which include hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, and amusement parks, convention centers, country clubs, resorts and related industries. It also prepares students for a teaching career in hospitality management.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing major in Nursing Administration (pdf)
This is an advanced research-based program in Nursing designed to provide expertise and high level competence in health care teaching, research, and leadership in Nursing Administration. It includes courses in Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness, Ethico-Legal Problems in Nursing, Management of Health Care Institutions and Services and Leadership & Governance in Nursing Administration. This program requires six units of foreign language.

Master of Arts in Nursing major in Nursing Administration (pdf)
This program provides qualified nurses with the proficiency and competency needed for effective administrative and leadership roles in nursing.  This covers courses on strategic and operational planning, financial management, trends and issues in nursing administration, human resource management, and curriculum development in nursing.

Master of Arts in Nursing major in Clinical Instruction (pdf)
The program prepares qualified nurses to be academically and professionally competent in clinical instruction.  It includes courses in nursing the adolescents, the adult, and the aged; mental health and psychiatric nursing, community health,   maternal and child care nursing.

Master of Arts in Nursing major in Disaster Care Management
The program prepares qualified nurses to be effective leaders in emergency and disaster care management. This course covers emergency and disaster management; the psychosocial and environmental aspects of disaster response; care of victims of disasters and crises; and disaster and crisis assessment, mitigation and ethics.

Master in Public Health
This program focuses on the biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.  It covers planning, policy analysis and administration of health programs. Graduates may become administrators of public health facilities, senior public health advisers, public health specialists and community health administrators.

Master of Science in Anatomy
The MS in Anatomy program is a comprehensive and in-depth study of the four disciplines of Anatomy, namely: Gross, Microscopic, Embryology, and Neuroanatomy. The program is offered jointly with the OLFU College of Medicine.

Master of Science in Physiology
The Master of Science in Physiology program aims to provide adequate knowledge in the field of human physiology.  It covers advanced and general techniques in physiology, advanced neuroscience, correlative physiology, as well as respiratory and cardiovascular physiology. The program is offered jointly with the OLFU College of Medicine.

Master in Hospital Administration
The Master in Hospital Administration is a specialized program that prepares an individual to be a professional administrator or executive of a hospital and other health care facilities, whether public or private. The program comprehensively covers topics such as hospital systems and health services; hospital organization and administration; marketing and promotion strategies in hospital management; hospital planning, financial management and accounting; and practicum in hospital administration. The program is offered jointly with the Fatima University Medical Center.

Master of Science in Physical Therapy
The Master of Science in Physical Therapy program is an in-depth and advanced study of Physical Therapy covering various areas in the practice of physical therapy that include physical therapy assessment, therapeutic modalities, pathokinesiology, musculoskeletal disorders, and psychosocial aspects of disability. The program is offered jointly with the OLFU College of Physical Therapy.

Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
The Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is a specialized program that provides comprehensive and advanced knowledge and training in clinical/medical laboratory practice. Knowledge, competence and skills for laboratory adaptations, acquisition of laboratory techniques and scientific attitude in medical laboratory practice are emphasized. The program is offered jointly with the OLFU College of Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology).

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS

Doctor of Philosophy in Education major in Educational Management
This  is  an  advanced research-based  program  in  educational  management  designed  for  individuals  who  are  preparing   themselves  to  become  school  managers/administrators  in  both  public  and  private educational  institutions.  This  program   is  most  suited   to  principals,  superintendents/school  administrators   and  executives  who  desire  to  acquire   advanced  knowledge   and  competencies  in  educational management. It requires six units of foreign language.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education major in Mathematics Education
This  is  a  highly  specialized  research-based  program  designed  for  advanced  studies  in  Mathematics.  It prepares highly advanced specialists in Mathematics Education. Six units of foreign language are required.

Doctor of Education major in Educational Management
This program is designed for individuals who are preparing themselves to be school managers/administrators in both public and private educational institution. It is most suited for principals, superintendents/school administrators and executives who desire to acquire advanced knowledge and competencies in the management of educational institutions, programs and services.

Doctor of Education major in Curriculum and Instruction
This program is designed to develop dynamic leaders in the field of curriculum planning, development and instruction. This program covers the latest trends and developments in curriculum planning. Graduates are expected to be specialists and experts in curriculum construction.

Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management
This program prepares educators to become   successful,   effective,   and efficient   managers of educational institutions.  It includes theory and practice of school management, curriculum development, evaluation and implementation, educational leadership, supervision of instruction and school activities and educational legislation.

Master of Arts in Education, major in Special Education
This  program  is  designed to  equip  professionals,  through  research,    with the  requisite  knowledge,  competencies,  values,  and  skills   to  meet  the  unique  learning  demands   of  special  children   in  the  classroom, home, hospital,  and  other related  settings.  

Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance and Counseling
This  program  aims  to  train  competent  and   research-oriented guidance counselors   who are  able  to  provide guidance & counseling services to in-school and out-school clients. It covers courses in Psychological Testing, Career Guidance, Group Process and Dynamics and Organization, Administration & Supervision of guidance programs.

Master of Arts in Education major in Early Childhood Education
This program  aims  to  prepare    highly  qualified  professionals   who  can  provide  significant  learning  experiences  for  young  children.  Furthermore, it  aims  to  strengthen  and  augment  the  competencies  of  teachers  through  related  researches  on  growth,  development,  and  education  of  young  learners.

Master of Arts in Teaching major in Biology
This program is designed to provide a strong foundation in concepts and principles of the life sciences and aims to develop appropriate skills and proper attitude towards biological research and investigation. The program covers courses in physiology, developmental and marine biology, ecology, and methods and strategies in teaching Biology.

Master of Arts in Teaching, major in Chemistry
The program aims to develop competent Chemistry teachers. It covers courses in Chemistry such as advanced organic, clinical, analytical, physical, environmental and biochemistry. 
       

Master of Arts in Teaching major in English
The  program  is  specially   designed   for  English  teachers  in  all  levels of  education to  advance  their  linguistic   and  professional  competency  and  proficiency.  The program includes  not  only  theories  and  concepts  about language acquisition and learning but  also progressive  training  in  teaching and  research in language education.

Master of Arts in Teaching major in Filipino
The program aims to enrich the linguistic skills and culture of the teachers of the Filipino language. It covers courses on structure of the Filipino language, issues and trends in teaching Filipino, as well as the inclusion of the history of Philippine literature.

Master of Arts in Teaching, major in Mathematics
The program provides advanced knowledge and competencies in teaching mathematics. Its coverage includes foundations of calculus, linear algebra and matrix theory, modern geometry, probability and statistics, and numerical analysis.

Master of Arts in College Teaching
This  is  a  program  which  aims  to  develop  competent  collegiate  level  teachers  in  their  respective  field  of  specialization.

Certificate in Professional Education
This is a special program for non-Education degree holders who plan to teach and/or take the Licensure Examination for Teachers or LET. It covers professional courses in Education.

 

  HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

- Re-Accredited Level II Status (ACSCU-AAI)
- Institutional Member, University Mobility of Asia and Pacific (UMAP)
- Institutional Member, Philippine Association for Graduate Education (PAGE)
- Internationally Acclaimed Faculty in Scholarly Research