Overview of the Department of Graduate Studies

Eight post-graduate courses are under the Graduate School of The University of Manila. The course leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Education was opened in the school year 1933-34, the course leading to the degree of Master of Laws in the school year 1941-42, the course leading to the degree of Mater of Arts in History and Master of Arts in political Science in July 1951; the course leading to the degree of Master of Public Administration was opened in the first semester of school year 1966-67.

The Graduate School continue to grow, in answer to the clarion call of the 90`s, three new graduate programs were opened namely: Doctor of Education, Doctor of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration.

The Graduate School was established to provide an opportunity for students desirous of increasing their knowledge through research and classroom lectures conducted on an advanced level. Seminars and forums are also part of the curriculum. Due to the desire of the University to maintain a high standard in this Department, the records of applicants are thoroughly screened for their scholastic achievements, before they are admitted as graduate students.

Administration. The Graduate School is administered by the Director of Graduate School assisted by the Dean of the College concerned, and by the head of the department in which the student is majoring.

Purpose. The Graduate School shall acquaint the students with the demands of the country and direct their attention to present-day problems. It shall provide them with thorough instruction to carry on methodological research so that such demands may be met practically and such problems solved. It shall require of the students a high degree of skill and a notable standard of learning so that findings may serve as new contributions to the progress of Philippine education.

General Objectives

The Department of Graduate Studies commits itself to continuing empowerment of professional in the various curricular programs it offers, competent and dedicated experts who, deeply anchored in the University’s Philosophy of Education:  “Love of Country” (Patria), “Love of Science” (Scientia), and “Love of Virtue” (Virtus) are ready to respond to the needs of the various communities they serve.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To develop competent professionals who can engage in outcomes-based inquiry who can stimulate, encourage and maintain functional, productive research in different disciplines.
  2. To provide practitioners in the fields of business, education and public administration opportunities to upgrade their competencies through higher level of studies and training to further broader and deeper their orientation and make them fully confident in the performance of their multi-faceted roles in their respective organizations and disciplines.
  3. To acquaint the students with the demands of the country and direct their attention to present-day problems.
  4. To provide them with thorough instruction to carry on methodological research so that such demands may be met practically and such problems solved.
  5. It shall require the students a higher degree of skills and a notable standard of learning so that their findings may serve as new contributions to the progress of Philippine Education.

Programs Offered:

The Department of Graduate Studies of The University of Manila has eight curricular programs, namely:

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Public Administration

Master of Business Administration

Master of Laws

Master of Public Administration

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Political Science

Master of Arts in History

 

Dr. Maria Corazon Ramon Ll. de los Santos

Director, Department of Graduate Studies