Graduate Studies


Quoted hereunder is an excerpt from Department Order No.15 series 1964, of the Department of Education:

The requirement in the admission of students to graduated work shall be determined by the graduate school administration subject to the following:

5.1        Only those students who has completed the undergraduate course with at least an average rating of 85%, or B, or 2 in the entire course and did not receive any condition or failing marking any subject in the undergraduate work, shall be admitted by each school.

5.2        As a rule, only those students who in the judgment of the graduate dean or department head and a committee on graduate work and are able to successfully pursue the same should be admitted to graduate school. Admission, however, does not imply automatic admission to candidacy for any graduate degree.

5.3        Admission to candidacy for master’s degree shall be determined on the basis of quality performance in the graduate work of the student. Admission to candidacy for doctor’s degree shall be passing of the following examinations:

  1. Qualifying examination
  2. Proficiency examination in the foreign language required, and
  3. Comprehensive examination covering the academic subjects.


  1. a.      Credits – A candidate for the degree of Master of Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration must present a minimum of thirty-six semester – hour credits. Thirty hours of credit will be given for graduate course pursued, and six – hours of research in, and completion of a thesis on some vital problems chosen. The written thesis, once approved by the Committee concerned, becomes the property of the University and the same may not be printed or published, in whole or in part, without the written authority of the university.
  2. b.      Residence – Candidates for a Master’s degree are required to pursue, work in residence for a minimum of three semesters. The requirement may also be met by attendance for six summer terms or two semesters and two summer sessions. In any case, the work must be completed within five years. The time requirement for any student who is admitted with conditions, or who is employed will usually be more than three semesters.



  1.  Credentials submitted for enrollment become permanent portions of the school records and may not be withdrawn after registration.
  2. Any applicant who is not able to present the credentials required within registration period will be automatically classified as a special student-one who is not entitled to received college credits for work done during entire school year, semester, or summer term.
  3. No student is allowed to enroll in The University of Manila and in another educational institution during the same semester or term under penalty of losing credits in one or in both institutions, unless previously approved by the Commission on Higher Education, and a written permit for the same is recorded in the office of the University Registrar. The permit should state the subjects taken in the other school.
  4. No student may enroll in an advance subject or subjects, under penalty of losing credits in the same, before he has completed the corresponding prerequisite subject or subjects in the preceding academic year or years. One should therefore enroll only in subjects duly approved by the respective heads of the department concerned.
  5. Students are allowed to attend only the classes for which they are duly registered and validity enrolled.
  6. A student wishing to register for courses in a college school or department of the University of Manila other than in which he has already enrolled, is required to secure prior approval in writing from the Deans of the colleges, schools or departments concerned.
  7. Changes of the courses of subjects, colleges, etc., may be made only upon written approval of the Dean concerned and the University Registrar but in no case after the registration period. Copies of said request for changes of subjects or courses or dropping of same, together with the written approval of the Dean or Heads concerned. Should be filed with the Office of the Registrar and the Accounting Division. Changes are effected on the date applications therefore are filled with said offices.
  8. No credits will be given for: (a) – Subjects taken by students for which they did not register as shown by their approved application for enrollment; (b) – Subjects taken by students who are not fully qualified to take the same; (c) subjects not duly approved by the deans or department heads concerned; (d) – Subjects taken by special students.
  9. Payments of school fees is required upon registration is requisite to valid enrollment.
  10. In all cases, students should consult the Deans or Department Heads concerned in preparing their program of study



            The University of Manila expects that a student seeking admission into any of its colleges comes with an honest purpose. For this reason, it is demanded that each student uphold not only the recognized standards of the University pertaining to morality, good conduct, and courtesy, but also the regard of his fellow students and the faculty, and the dignity of the University.


The University of Manila in order to maintain a high moral standard among its students population invokes the following:

  1. The University reserve the right to refuse admission:
    1. Of any student found to have been charged in Courts of Justice with any crime involving moral turpitude;
    2. Of students who are members of subversive organizations;
    3. Of student-transferees who obtained Failures or Incomplete grades in 50% of the academic load of the preceding semester.
  2. This refusal may applied even to students already admitted and enrolled in the University;
  3. In case of doubt as to character fitness of an applicant enrollee, the University authorities have the right to demand from the applicant, clearance from the Police, or other government entities concerned
  4. Failure of the student to present required credentials for admission and other supporting documents within the prescribed period will be sufficient cause to invalidate his admission to the University; and
  5. The University may discharge any student for immorality, drunkenness or any gross misconduct against fellow students, faculty members or administrative officials enumerated in Sec. IX, Par. 217 of the MANUAL OF INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS.