The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) is now accepting nominees for its Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Regular Course No 53, Academic Year 2017-18 which will convene on 1 October 2017 and end on 30 September 2018. It is a one-year full-time government-funded scholarship that consists of thirty-six (36) units of multidisciplinary courses involving the political, economic, socio-cultural, techno-scientific, environmental, and military dimensions of national security; three (3) integrating courses of national security management, policy studies, research methods; and a Masters Thesis. It aims t develop the competencies, values, and skills of key officials and national security leader in the formulation and implementation of policies related to national security and development. As such, nominees are selected in their capacities as national security leaders with Salary Grade 18 and above or its equivalent. The civilian graduates have the privilege of being commissioned as Lieutenant Colonels or Commanders in the Reserve Force, AFP. In addition, the Career Executive Service (CES) eligibility process required for the CES eligibility has been integrated within the MNSA program.
All expenses for the course will be borne by the College except for the costs to be incurred for board and lodging, writing the masters thesis, and the two-week foreign Global Security and Development Studies (GSDS). These shall be shouldered by the respective sending agencies of the candidates.
The MNSA Admission Tests (MNSA AT) are scheduled in April 2017. For inquiries, your staff may contact Ms Marlo A Cabral, the College Registrar at our contact numbers: 912-1510 and 911-6001 local 4652; mobile: 09178054150; and email address: [email protected].
For those interested qualified employees or personnel of ARMM you may submit your names at the Office of the Regional Governor – Office of the Chief of Staff or dial (064) 552-0235 for queries and other concern.