Admission to the Master of Arts in Social Studies Education
This article will guide you through relevant information about the admission qualifications, procedures, and requirements to the Master of Arts in Social Studies Education program. Please read through this article carefully.
The Master of Arts in Social Studies Education (MASSE) program is open for admission every semester for UPOU Diploma in Social Studies Education (DSSE) graduates only. You may click on any section in the Contents to directly navigate you to the information you need.
What are the admission qualifications for the MASSE program?
To be admitted to the MASSE program, the applicant must:
- have satisfied the program-specific requirements listed in the program’s information and curriculum; and
- have submitted the complete documentary requirements for admission before the application deadline.
Take note that there is no qualifying or entrance exam for the MASSE program. Please also take note that the MASSE program is only open for UPOU DSSE graduates. The UPOU DSSE and MASSE programs are ladderized programs. All applicants are admitted to the Diploma program first. Interested MASSE applicants must first satisfy the course requirements of the Diploma program before proceeding to the Master's program.
To view the admission requirements and procedures for the DSSE program, please visit this article.
What are the admission requirements for the MASSE program?
Aside from the MASSE-specific requirements, applicants are only required* to submit the following:
*submission of the general admission requirements is not required
- Print copy of the signed application for admission form generated from the Online Application System.
- True Copy of Grades (TCG) for the Diploma program.
- 500-word essay indicating your purpose for applying to the distance education programs and your plans after completion of graduate study at the UP Open University.
- Proof of Payment of Application fee (non-refundable) amounting to PHP 500.00 for applicants based in the Philippines, and USD 100.00 for applicants based abroad. Payment procedures are available in the Online Application System.
What are the admission procedures for the MASSE program?
Step 1: Apply for admission and upload the admission requirements through the Online Application System (OAS). Monitor the progress of your application through the OAS. Please visit this link to view UPOU's admission deadlines.
Step 2: Mail or bring the complete and valid admission requirements on or before the deadline to the address below:
The Admission Section
Office of the University Registrar
UP Open University
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines
If a deadline has passed, applications for that deadline will no longer be accepted and will be evaluated for next Semester.
If you missed the deadline, you can expect the next deadline to be around the same date/period as the previous deadline. To be sure, always visit this page for updates.
Step 3: If required, take the admission exam. The details of and instructions for taking the exam will be emailed by the UPOU Admission Section.
Step 4: If required, complete the DE Readiness Module (DERM). The link to the DERM will be emailed by the UPOU Admission Section.
Step 5: Wait for an email from the OUR about the admission results. Results of the evaluation will be released after the evaluation of the respective Admissions Committee of the program and before the registration/enrollment period of the applied term.
How much is the tuition for the MASSE program?
Tuition is PhP 1,000.00/unit. Semestral tuition for the program is PhP 8,200.00 for the maximum allowable load of 6 units. Click on the links for the schedule of tuition and payment procedures.
I have other questions.
For more information about the program, please visit the program webpage here: Master of Arts in Social Studies Education
For further admission inquiries and follow-ups on the status of your application, send an email to the UPOU Admission Section via the UPOU Helpdesk.
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We look forward to having you as our student!