Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government

Master of Public Management (Research)


applynowStudents have to successfully complete the following:

1. Pass with at least a B grade the following pre-requisite courses during the first two (2) semesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):
SZRZ6014 Research Methodology; and/or SCLE6014 Academic Writing.

2. Attend at least one (1) colloquium session;
Defend a research proposal to a committee:

3. Students must submit four (4) copies of their research proposal to the School/Graduate School at least two (2) weeks prior to the proposal defence session;

4. The research proposal should cover the following topics:

  • Chapter 1
    Background of the Study, Problem Statement, Research Questions, Research Objectives, Scope of the Study, and Significance of the Study.
  • Chapter 2
    Literature Review
  • Chapter 3
    Research Methodology
    Research Framework
    Hypotheses/ Propositions Development

5. Attend a viva voce session to defend the thesis; and Submit a written thesis.


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