ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTORATE PROGRAMS

Posted: 2021-07-12 03:18:39

1. An applicant for admission for a Doctorate degree must be a holder of a Master’s degree or its equivalent from any recognized academic institution.

2. An applicant must submit to the Graduate School the following documents upon enrolment:

  1. one certified photocopy of Transcript of Records in the Master’s Degree
  2. honorable dismissal
  3. photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate
  4. photocopy of Marriage Contract (for married women only)
  5. two recent 2 x 2 colored photographs (identical)

3. Must pass the oral interview and admission test

4. For Ph.D. applicants with non- thesal Master’s Degree, the following are the requirements:

  1. He/She must enroll residency courses of 12 units (3 core courses, 1 major course) for two (2) semesters of the Master’s Program equivalent to the PhD/doctorate program intended. 
  2. Out of the 12 units to be enrolled, 9 units will be taken for the First Semester covering subject loads of 2 core courses and 1 major course.
  3. While during the Second Semester, a 3-unit core course on Methods of Research will be enrolled.  At this time, he/she is expected to have an output of a research proposal at the end of the semester and must pass the pre-oral defense.
  4. For his/her final semester, enrolment on Thesis Writing (6 units) is needed for the research conduct and must pass thesis final defense.
  5. He/she is required to comply and submit the hardbound copies of his/her master’s thesis before admission to the PhD/doctorate program.