Graduate School of Public and Development Management

Admission Requirements

1. Application Letter/ Statement of Motivation

2. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

3. Three (3) proposed topics for the Action Plan and Project (thesis)

4. Student Information Form (to be given by the Registrar)

5. Previous School Diploma (Certified True Copy)

6. Transcript of Records (Certified True Copy)

7. Transfer Credentials (with Remarks: “COPY FOR DAP or GRANTED TRANSFER  CREDENTIALS”). The OAR shall discuss this requirement during the Opening Program. 

8. Letter of Undertaking (to be given by the Registrar)

9. Birth Certificate from PSA

10. Marriage Certificate from PSA (if applicable). For foreign students, license must have English  translation. 

11. Curriculum Vitae or Personal Data Sheet (PDS) (for government employees)

12. Two Passport Size Photographs

13. Essay Test and Personality Test

Application Letter/ Statement of Motivation

  • Please briefly state your background and explain the reason(s) why you are applying for the  Master in Public Management program of the DAP-Graduate School of Public and  Development Management (DAP-GSPDM). The letter must be addressed to the Dean of DAP-GSPDM, Lizan E. Perante-Calina, DPA. 

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

  • The letters of recommendation may come from a former professor, former or current job supervisor, or anyone who can attest to the applicant’s personal qualifications and readiness to perform graduate work. Recommendations must not come from a relative. Please use the attached recommendation form template. 

Three (3) proposed topics for the Action Plan and Project (thesis) 

  • Identify three topics for your Action Plan and Project (APP), the thesis equivalent of the DAP-GSPDM MPM program. Explain briefly why you want to study these topics and their significance to your organization. Please use the attached template. 

Prepare three (3) sets of admission requirements in both hard and electronic copies.

Set 1: Original hard copies - To be submitted to the Academy Registrar

Set 2: Photocopy of original - To be submitted to DAP-GSPDM

Set 3: Electronic copy - To be emailed to the Academy Registrar and  DAP-GSPDM

Student Information Form:

Letter of Undertaking Form:

Proposed APP Form:

Recommendation form :

Development Academy of the Philippines
Graduate School of Public and Development Management
DAP Building, San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel No: 8-631-2167 | 8-631-0921


The DAP is the National Productivity Organization in the Philippines of the Asian Productivity Organization.

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