Plans of taking master degree!

@cttolledo (5049)
Philippines
April 11, 2013 8:17am CST
Hi mylotters! Have anyone here could inspire me to pursue my plans of taking master degree? I'm planning to take some subjects offered for MPA ( master in public administration ), I got all the requirements for enrollment but up to this time I'm confused if I'll take MPA or masters in education ( major in social studies). I am a teacher, major in social studies but not yet practicing.I'm planning to teach someday that's why I want to take up masters as additional edge for me, my friend told me that I should take masters in social studies but I want public administration because that is my interest.. woooww confusing! advise please! I have to decide before April 15 ( last day of enrollment)!
4 responses
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
I think taking a Masters means that you want to broaden your mastery of the subject or your profession in particular. So why take up public administration when in the first place you are a teacher and not a politician?
@cttolledo (5049)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Actually yes.. to be practical I should choose ME in soc. studies it really help my profession, but i don't know.. I'm lost! Thanks 'nway
@Deepak2J (1179)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Apr 13
Take MPA, which is your interest. But before that do a research on both MPA and ME. Maybe after you learn more about them, you might change your decision. But, don't take anyone's decision. Or else you might end up criticizing that person. First, do a detailed research about those. Wish you a good day and good future and a good decision.
@cttolledo (5049)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
yeah, MPA is really my interest, I found the subjects interesting because i finished law and MPA subjects is all about laws...Thanks so much.. I'll consider your advise...
@cherigucchi (4908)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
Think with your heart. Though there are people like friends who give you advise which one to pursue, think about what you most loved and enjoy to be doing in the long term so you won't regret any decisions you make in the future. Pursue your masteral degree. You are right that you can benefit from this undertaking once you decide on pursuing a teaching career. Good luck to you my friend.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Apr 13
Hi, Take any course you desire, the thing to consider there should be the time, cost and the benefits you may get in the future. Don't forget your interest too, for a masteral degree can be quite demanding. I once took graduate course in MPA after my Bachelor of Arts degree but flunked Quantitative Analysis on the finals (lack of concentration due to extra activities) and I did not retake the exam. I also failed to present my final thesis in Urban Planning and Development due to financial constraint, however I got a total of forty one units to my credit. Maybe I shall have my transcript of records updated.