MPSA
MPSA
MPSA
MPSA
Given the 21st century security and governance chanllenges, the MPSA aims to ensure that the next generation of public safety and security administrators and leaders deepen, expand, and adopt a comprehensive, strategic and global outlook for public safety administration and governance within the framework of homeland security and international system.

The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) is launching in April 2016 the new and enhanced Master in Public Safety Administration (MPSA) – a one year scholarship program for highly qualified senior executive and uniformed personnel in the public safety and security sector.

PPSC Opens MPSA Scholarship Program
The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is opening the new and enhanced Master in Public Safety Administration (MPSA) this April 2016. The MPSA is a one year scholarship program for highly qualified senior executives in government and private sector, particularly the uniformed officers in the public safety and security services.

Recognized by law through Executive Order No. 400, Series of 2007 and reaffirmed by the PPSC Board of Trustees through its Board Resolution No. 2, Series of 2016, the invigorated MPSA stands as the flagship and capstone program of the PPSC in the professional training and education of uniformed personnel in the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP); as well as selected senior executives and fellows from other government institutions, academe, industries and policy think tanks. Aside from being recognized by theCommission on Higher Education (CHED) as a highly specialized graduate curricular offering, the MPSA is also accredited by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) as equivalent to the Career Executive Service (CES) written examination of the CES eligibility process, pursuant to CESB Resolution 764 series of 2008.

As a high level policy, strategy and leadership program—that specializes on the governance of public safety and internal peace and security—the new MPSA is well-timed to sustain the momentum of building a critical mass of leaders, scholars and practitioners for the multi-sectoral and non-military component of national security.

SELECTION & ADMISSION SCHEDULE
PROCEDURE DEADLINES VENUE
Admission Examinations On-Going Dayan Psychological Center
Panel Interview (2nd Batch) October 26-27, 2017 PPSC Head Office
Deliberation October 27, 2017 PPSC Head Office
Testimonial Dinner / Opening Ceremony November 6, 2017 Quezon City Sports Club
Orientation / Start of Regular Classes November 8, 2017 DILG NAPOLCOM Center
MASTER IN PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (Curriculum)
PSA 201 Public Safety and Security Ecosystems (6 Units)

This module is designed to introduce students to the perspectives, theories, models and principles of public safety administration and homeland strategy in democratic governance.

It covers the following subject areas: National Security Policy; National Security Strategies; Security Sector Reform and the Philippine Public Safety Systems and Institutions; Introduction to the Expanded Sectoral Coverage of Public Safety; and Legal Framework of Public Safety in the Philippines.

It deals with policy frameworks in addressing non-traditional security threats such as: Emerging Nature of Transnational Crime; Countering Violent Extremism; Climate Change Adaptation; Disaster Risk Reduction Management; Pandemics; Cyber Security; Protection of Critical Infrastructures; Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radioactive Emergency (CBNRE) Hazards.

PSA 202 Public Safety Research Processes and Approaches (6 units)

This module is an introduction to Social Science Research. It comprises the fundamental concepts, paradigms, ethics, types, parts, process, and methods of research in the academic discipline of social science in general, and in the praxis of policy-making, public administration, governance, and security.

PSA 203 Public Safety Policy Development and Administration(3 units)

This module is broken down into three parts: Policy Diagnosis, Policy Formulation and Decision

  • Making and Policy Implementation. It deals with the Introduction to Policy Making Process.
  • Identification of Issues, Stakeholders and Desired Outcomes.
  • Evaluation of Policy Alternatives
  • Formulation of Policies in support to the National Security Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, ASEAN Sustainable Security, and other Peace Building and Good Governance related programs.

PSA 204 Public Safety Governance for Quality and Productivity (3 units)

This module deals with the concepts, principles, theories and methods of developing leaders and managers within the context of contemporary practices in public safety leadership facing the 21st century challenges such as climate change, cyber terrorism, countering violent extremism, etc. It expounds the methods of developing a holistic leadership approach that can effectively implement public safety policies, protocols, and standards.

It is divided into three parts or sub:

  • Modules with discussions on Whole Brain Thinking and Self-Mastery
  • Leadership
  • Governance

PSA 205 Public Safety Strategic Management (3 units)

This module aims to provide a systemic and step-by-step methodology that allows public safety and security practitioners to craft strategies by building from below while staying focused on their aspirational goals at the top.

It also provides how public safety and security practitioners operationalize their strategies by translating broad directional strokes into detailed implementation programs, activities and tasks that are supported by sufficient resources.

The practitioners are also provided the proper tools and techniques for organizing in order to install the right structure, systems and people.

PSA 206 Public Safety Dynamics in the National Context (3 units)

This module orients the students on the history of Filipino-Nationhood, evolution of the armed conflict on the communist front, Islamic movements in Mindanao, and the characteristics of Philippine Political Transformation.

It is designed to enhance students’ appreciation of the Filipino culture that enables formulation of strategic plans, programs and decisions.

PSA 207 Public Safety Realities and Perspectives in the Regional and Global Environments (3 units)

This module is about the approaches of other countries in implementing public safety and homeland security. Through a comparative approach, it assesses the policy experience and best practices of countries in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the West. Learning from models implemented in other countries can be an efficient effective tool in policy-making and upgrading of existing practice.

It has three main parts:

  • Comparative framework and background of the countries that will be studied
  • Public Safety issues and challenges faced by these countries
  • Application of the best practices and policy lessons to the Philippine context
PSA 208 Public Safety Convergence for Nationhood and Global Citizenship (3 units)

This module is designed for senior public safety and security practitioners from various sectors which include the Uniformed, Government and Private Sector. It aims to provide and in-depth analysis of the evolving and complex global security environment, the issues and opportunities for security cooperation.

It enables the students to understand the most urgent global security problems and to empower cooperative attempts to address these. The course is based on the broad notion that global security is significantly enhanced by collaborative efforts at monitoring, preventing, preparing for or responding to any security threat. Various topics in the course will examine the major security challenges that confront security practitioners in various regions of the world. This will discuss traditional and non-traditional security issues and challenges and the various cooperative mechanisms that exist to address them.

PSA 209 Public Safety Adaptive Capacities for Resiliency and Sustainability (3 units) and Global Citizenship (3 units)

This module provides learners with overall incident management skills and critical analysis to appropriately respond with various scenarios, challenges and risks confronting the practice of public safety administration.

It aims to develop public safety leaders with competence on crisis and disaster risk management and with adaptive capacities for resiliency and sustainability.

PSA 210 Competency Standards for the Public Safety and Security Practitioners (3 units)

It is designed to enhance the learners’ understanding of the 21st century competencies and their significance in the with the Competency Standards of the Career Executive Service Officers (CESOs).

PSA 211 Public Safety Policy Paper (6 units)

This module is directed towards completion of policy papers that will bring significant strategic impact to organizations, sectors, nations and regions through application of integrated knowledge on Public Safety Administration, Leadership and Governance; Policy Studies; Security Studies; Strategic Studies; and International Relations.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the Master in Public Safety Administration (MPSA) Program must meet the following basic requirements:

For Uniformed Officers of the PNP, BJMP, BFP and AFP:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Graduate of Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) or its equivalent in the AFP
  • Hold a rank of Superintendent or higher
  • Not less than 40 years old upon admission for those retiring at 56 years old
  • Nominated by respective Bureau Heads
  • Submit the following documents:
    • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Endorsement letter from respective Bureau Heads
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Certified true copy of Diploma/s
    • Latest Officer’s Evaluation Report (OER)
    • Command Clearance
    • Unit Clearance and Certification of non-pending case
    • CHR Clearance
    • Medical Certificate from a government hospital
    • Contract of commitment by the Bureau Head to support the foreign travel and Public Safety Policy Paper requirement
    • Two (2) 2×2 pictures
    • Student Scholarship Agreement

For the Non-Uniformed Government Personnel:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Hold a position with the salary grade 18 or its equivalent
  • At least ten (10) years of service in government (for appointed officials)
  • Not less than 35 years old, but not more than 55 years old upon admission
  • Nominated by the Secretary of the Department or Head of the Agency
  • Submit the following documents:
    • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Endorsement letter from respective agencies
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Certified true copy of Diploma/s
    • Latest Appointment paper
    • Latest Performance Evaluation Report (1 year)
    • Service Record
    • Certificate/s of Training/Seminars attended
    • Medical Certificate from a military or government hospital
    • Contract of Commitment by the nominating Department Secretary or Head of Agency to fully support financially the foreign travel and Public Safety Policy Paper requirement
    • Clearances
      • Non-pending case from respective organizations
      • Ombudsman
      • NBI
      • Police
    • Two (2) 2×2 pictures
    • Student Scholarship Agreement

For the Private Sector:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Not less than 35 years old, but not more than 51 years old upon admission
  • Hold a key or executive position at the policy and decision-making level of any of the following:
    • vital and leading industries in the country
    • reputable non-government organizations dedicated to social economic or cultural activities that impact on national policy formulation
    • prestigious academic institution of higher learning
  • Submit the following documents:
    • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
    • Endorsement letter from Head of Organization or Board
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Certified true copy of Diploma/s
    • Certificate of Employment
    • Registration of the Company or Organization from the Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Current SEC Certificate
    • Latest audited financial statement of the company
    • Company Profile
    • Income Tax Returns (ITR) of the Applicant
    • Corporate Income Tax Returns
    • Medical Certificate from a military or government hospital
    • Contract of Commitment by the nominating Chair or President to fully support financially the foreign travel and Public Safety Policy Paper requirement
    • Clearances
      • Non-pending case from respective organizations
      • Ombudsman
      • NBI
      • Police
    • Two (2) 2×2 pictures
    • Student Scholarship Agreement