Master in Social Services and Development
This graduate program is designed for persons who are presently or expect to be engaged in the social services, human and social development processes
The Master in Social Services and Development Program is one of ASI’s graduate programs that amplify the Vision, Mission, and Goals of the Institute. This graduate program is designed for persons who are presently or expect to be engaged in the social services, human and social development processes. Such engagements can be in the context of developing countries or other kinds of poverty being experienced in diverse social realities.
The program will weave together Catholic and other Christian social teachings; indigenous and inter-faith spirituality; Filipino and other Asian values. This will be a program of co-learners as faculty, students, cooperating agencies and organizations, as well as partner communities implement it.
It is a program that seeks student participants who would be maturing adults and who would find challenge in significant opportunities for self-learning and other self-initiatives for growth. It is responsive to the participants’ need for a program the essential task of which they can also do at their own time and where they are presently possibly engaged. The students also have a choice between Program Plan A (with thesis writing) and Program Plan B (with thesis writing equivalent.
Students of the program will come from various Catholic and other Christian churches, Non-government Organizations, National and Local Government Units, Social Services and Social Development organizations / entities.