Miriam College

Quick Links: www.mc.edu.ph

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Location

Quezon City (Manila), Philippines

Introduction

The story of Miriam College dates back to 1926 when the Archbishop of Manila, requested the Sisters of the Maryknoll Congregation in New York to initiate a teacher-training program for women in the Philippines. In an old remodeled Augustinian Convent in Malabon, Rizal, the Malabon Normal School was established. The school transferred sites several times until finally in 1952, with its name officially changed to Maryknoll College, it laid down its permanent roots in Diliman (or Loyola Heights), Quezon City. To meet the challenges of the times, Miriam College has expanded its course offerings and set up four major centers for curriculum development, research and community outreach – the Environmental Studies Institute, the Center for Peace Education, the Institutional Network for Social Action and the Women and Gender Institute.

Please note that only female students are admitted to study at the undergraduate level, while male students are allowed to study only at the graduate level.

Known For

coming soon…

Myanmar Students at This University

There are currently eight Myanmar students studying at Miriam College at both the undergraduate and master level. They are studying International Studies, Child Development and Education and Values Education.

Financial Assistance Available

In 2007 there were eight fully funded places for Myanmar citizens to study at Miriam College. Five of these places were for bachelor’s degrees and were for women only. Three places were for male or female students at the master degree level. The requirements included: English examinations; SAT or GED or two years of university in Myanmar; working experience for peace or human development; commitment to go back to the place of origin after completion of the studies to continue working for peace and development. The deadline to apply was March 31st and the courses started in June.

Costs

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Undergraduate:

Total fees for one year are approx. 80,000 Thai Baht.

Graduate:

Total fees for one year are approx. 40,000 Thai Baht.

Living expenses:

The cost of housing for one year is about 44,000 Thai Baht; living expenses are about 49,000 Thai Baht per year; and other expenses around 30,000 Thai Baht per year.

General Application Procedure

Undergraduate:

Foreign students are required to submit the following:

  • Two (2) original copies of Transcript of Records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service establishments located at the student’s country of origin or legal residence.
  • Six (6) copies of Personal History Statement’s duly signed by the student in English and in her national dialect, with left and right thumbprints and recent 2” x 2” photos on plain white background.
  • Notarized Affidavit of Support including bank statement.
  • Birth Certificate, if available (photocopy).
  • Two (2) 2” x 2” recent pictures.
  • Filled-out MC application form and two (2) recommendation forms.
  • Application fee of One hundred US Dollars (US$100) or its equivalent in Philippine pesos.

Any Foreign student who seeks admission to any Philippine university or college must present an appropriate Student’s Visa issued by the Philippine Foreign Service post in the foreign student’s country of origin or legal residence.

Applicants must have strong oral and written English language skills.

Other requirements could be requested, if applying for the scholarship program for Myanmar citizens (For ex. English examinations, SAT or GED or two years of university in Myanmar, working experience for peace or human development, commitment to go back to the place of origin after completion of the studies to continue working for peace and development).

Details at: http://www.mc.edu.ph/academicunits/college/admissionsprocedure.html

Graduate:

General procedure:

  • Submit initial requirements: photocopy of transcript from school last attended and 2 pcs. 2”x2” pictures
  • Fill-out Application Form for Entrance Examinations
  • Pay at the College Cashier
  • Secure Exam Permit
  • Take exams on exam date
  • Results will be available one week after the exam date
  • If applicant passes the exams, interview with the program chairperson and/or dean will be scheduled

Submit the basic requirements before the interview:

  • 2 Recommendation Forms
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Original or Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
  • Honorable Dismissal (for transfer students)

Enrollment can be done on the same day if applicant passes the interview

Requirements:

  • Official Transcript of Records (original or certified true copy) confirming Bachelor’s degree (for Masters applicants), or Masters degree (for doctoral applicants) with a minimum average grade of 85% or its equivalent
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Two 2” x 2” colored pictures
  • Recommendation Letters (form to be provided by the Office)
  • Assessment Process
  • Honorable Dismissal (for applicants who enrolled for a masters degree in another college/university but did not finish the course)

Other Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree for Masters Program and an MA or PhD with a minimum average of B, 2.0 or 85 %
  2. At least 18 units of undergraduate subjects in Education or combined Education and Social/Behavioral Sciences (for Education Programs)
  3. Should have taken the Graduate Level (CEM) test
  4. For Masters Degree program , passed an interview with the Dean and/or Program Chairperson
  5. For Doctoral Degree Program, panel interview headed by the Dean

For foreign applicants, the same steps as above are undertaken except that after the applicant passes the screening, s/he is required to submit additional documents before enrollment and pay an admission fee.

For foreign applicants, the additional requirements are:

  • Authenticated birth certificate or passport
  • Four (4) copies of Authenticated and notarized affidavit of support
  • Two (2) copies of Authenticated Transcript of Records (with translation if not in English)
  • Authenticated Diploma
  • Four (4) copies of Personal History Statement
  • Copy of English Proficiency Test (TOEFL/IELTS) score form or certificate of English proficiency
  • Student Visa
  • Submission of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) requirements (Please E-mail us for details)

Other requirements could be asked, if applying for the scholarship program for Myanmar citizens (For ex. English examinations, SAT or GED or two years of university in Myanmar, working experience for peace or human development, commitment to go back to the place of origin after completion of the studies to continue working for peace and development).

Details at: http://www.mc.edu.ph/academicunits/graduateschool/admissionprocedure.html

Important Dates

There are two semesters, one starting in June and one in January.

Degrees Offered

Please note that only female students are admitted to study at the undergraduate level, while male students are allowed to study only at the graduate level.

Bachelor:

BA Communication Arts
BA International Studies (option to minor in Gender Studies or Peace Studies)
BA/BS Psychology (with option to minor in Special Education)
BS Accountancy
BS Business Administration (Marketing Management, Financial and Investment Management, Electronic Management)
BS Child Development and Education (option to minor in Special Education)
BS Entrepreneurship (option to minor in Culinary Arts, Fashion Technology or Product Design and Development)
BS Environmental Planning and Management

Master:

MA Education: Childhood Education (for Teachers or for Administrators)
MA Education: Instructional Management
MA Education: Measurement and Evaluation
MA Education: Values Education and Development
MA Education: Special Education
MA Family Psychology
MA Human Resource Development
MA Environmental Management
MA International Studies
MA Migration Studies
MS Environmental Studies
M Guidance and Counseling

PhD:

PhD Child and Family Psychology
PhD Environmental Education
PhD Environmental Studies