Improving the quality of the graduate education is the main objectives of the Higher Education Institutions. One way of knowing the quality is determining the appropriateness of the graduate education programs and the work competencies of the graduates in the work place. It will help the higher education institutions to get feedback and to know their position in terms of efficiency in providing knowledge to students. It will be used for curriculum development and reform and to determine the education curriculum appropriateness to enhance the work performance of its graduates. The graduates were identified as respondents of the study. These graduates were approached and were asked to participate in the study and they were informed of the nature and purpose of the study. The findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between the graduate education courses and the graduates work competencies in the workplace. This finding implies that if the graduate education courses offering were highly appropriate the more the work competencies of its graduates tended to highly competent. It was concluded that the Graduate College of Cotabato City State Polytechnic College pursued and implements its education programs with pre-requisites courses which were sequentially and logically arranged to meet the needs of its students, so that students develop a better understanding of the requirements of workplace with respect to development of work competencies.
Graduate Education Program, Appropriateness, Work competencies