Attention: CHED Scholars under the K to 12 Transition Program

The University of Northern Philippines, College of Public Administration is the accredited and authorized Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) of DOCTOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM for Northern Luzon under the K TO 12 TRANSITION PERIOD.

The Doctor of Public Administration program has been awarded LEVEL IV RE-ACCREDITED Status by the Accrediting Agency Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. effective April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2020.



The DPA program aims to develop effective leaders in government and non-government organizations and to stimulate knowledge production and management.



  1. Provide students with knowledge, practical and leadership skills in public policy and management;
  2. b) Equip students with advanced research skills; and
  3. c) Instill the values of participation, accountability, responsiveness, transparency and integrity.



After completing the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Analyze development needs and propose policies and programs for development;
  2. Formulate critical discourse and articulate their stand on current issues;
  3. Engage in policy analysis, formulation and advocacy work towards good governance;
  4. Demonstrate effective leadership skills and best practise in administration.


Foundation Subjects (6 units)                                                                                        Units           

RS 399a     Statistics with Computer Application                                                                 3            

RS 399b     Research Methods in Public Administration                                                      3             


Major Subjects (30 units)


DPA 301    Theories of Administrative Systems                                                                   3             

DPA 302    Philippine Administrative System                                                                       3            

DPA 303    Seminar on the Admin. Implications of Development Models                            3

DPA 304    Seminar on the Administration of Political Development                                    3

DPA 305    Seminar on the Administration of Economic Development                                3             

DPA 306    Seminar on the Administration of Social Development                                      3            

DPA 308    Comparative Development Administration                                                         3            

DPA 309    Comparative Local Politics Administration                                                         3            

DPA 311    Seminar on Local Government, Regional Development and Rural Affairs        3            

DPA 314.1 Methods of Policy Analysis I                                                                              3                                                                                                                                                           

Cognate Subjects (6 units)


DPA 314.2 Methods of Policy Analysis II                                                                              3

DPA 310    Public Administration and Social Change                                                          3                                                                                                       

DPA 313    Management Information Systems in Public Administration                             3                           

NOTE:       Any major subject for Ed. D. and DBA programs that is relevant to the           

                   students’ field/profession                                                                                  3

                  Total                                                                                                                   6                                       



RS 399c     Dissertation Writing                                                                                         12             

TOTAL                                                                                                                                60   

Admission Requirements

  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)
  • Computed Average (not lower than 2.0)
  • Personal Interview




Enrolment Requirements

  • ID Picture (3 pcs 2”x2” and 3 pcs 1”x1”)
  • Approved Acceptance Slip
  • Permit to Study (if employed)
  • 1 pc. Long Brown Envelope




Core Faculty:

Ferdinand J. Lamarca, MPA, DPA

Marie Rose Q. Rabang, MPA, DPA

Agustin B. Guinid, MPA, DPA

Joselito D. De la Rosa, MPA, DPA


Affiliate Faculty/Cognate Subjects

Gilbert R. Arce, MATEng, Ed. D. 

Generoso Gudelio P.Pajarillo, MBA, Ph. D. major in Commerce

Christopher F. Bueno, MPA, Ph. D. in Educational Management

Adelina R. Rapanut, MATEng, Ed. D.

Fatima Rocamora, MPA, Ed. D.

Jimmy Soria, MAEd, Ed. D.

Tirzo Tactay, MAME, Ed. D.



  • Airconditioned Rooms
  • Public Administration Resource Center
  • Graduate Studies Library with Internet Services
  • Graduate Studies Conference Room
  • Data and Statistical Services Office
  • LCD projectors

For inquiries, contact Dr. Marie Rose Q. Rabang, Dean of the College of Public Administration at Cel. No. 09178613601 or E-mail us at


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