The graduates of the program Doctor of Philosophy in Development Education are expected to have attained within three to five years after graduation the following:
- lead in their field of expertise and other inter-related disciplines as they utilize their skills in sound and defensible decisions in a broader perspective
- exhibit competence in the practice of their professions guided by the principle of social justice and common good
- practice and advocate fairness, equality and work ethic in the organization and community
- undertake and utilize quality researches for the advancement of knowledge and upliftment of the community
- participate in the delivery of social services that address the needs of the community, and
- show openness and tolerance to radical viewpoints affecting problems, issues and concerns as the aftermath of transformation, development, globalization, and internalization.
A Doctor of Philosophy in Development Education graduate should be able to:
- elucidate a highly advanced and scientific knowledge and skills in a highly specialized, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field of expertise
- utilize complicated/complex research, creative work, and/or professional practice with competence, either individually or in teams across interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary settings
- assume leadership in research and creative work in a challenging setting
- manifest a considerable level of independence and accountability to professional leadership for innovation, research and development management in highly specialized or interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary field.