UP Diliman

Graduate

General Rules for Graduate Programs

General Policies

Academic Standards for Graduate Programs

The highest standards of academic excellence, integrity, and academic freedom shall be promoted and upheld in all graduate programs of UP Diliman.

Student Qualifications for Graduate Programs

Academic qualifications shall be the primary basis for the admission of students into the graduate programs.

College Requirements

Colleges/Units may adopt additional or stricter requirements for their respective graduate programs with the approval of the appropriate bodies.

Guidelines for Diploma Programs

Admission into a Diploma Program Admission into a Diploma program shall require:

1) a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning;

2) high intellectual capacity;

3) language proficiency; and

4) satisfaction of additional University requirements such as a health clearance and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the head of the College/Unit, through channels

Each application for admission shall be accomplished using the official application form of the College/Unit and accompanied with the official transcript of records, written recommendation from two (2) former professors or experts in the field of study the student is seeking admission into, and the officially prescribed application fee.

Each application shall be submitted to the appropriate Graduate Office/Committee and referred to the head of the unit concerned for evaluation. The deserving applicant shall be recommended for admission by the latter to the Dean/Director, through channels.

General Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Diploma in a particular program, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1) complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units of formal graduate courses

2) maintain [in his/her graduate courses] a Cumulative Weighted Average Grade (CWAG) of 2.00 or better at the end of each academic year.

(In the College of Human Kinetics, to qualify for the Diploma, a student must satisfy the following requirements: 1) complete thirty-nine (39) units of undergraduate courses (112th UPD UC Meeting: 26 March 2010); and 2) maintain [in his/her courses taken] a cumulative weighted average (CWAG) of “2.00” or better at the end of each academic year.)

 

Guidelines for Master’s Programs 

Admission

Admission into a master’s program shall require:

1) a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning;

2) intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies and research;

3) language proficiency; and

4) satisfaction of additional University requirements, such as a health clearance, and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the unit concerned and/or appropriate Graduate Committee/Office as approved by appropriate bodies.

Each application for admission into a master’s program shall be accomplished in the official application form and accompanied with the official transcript of records, written recommendations from two (2) former professors or experts in the field of study that the student is seeking admission into, and the officially prescribed application fee.

Each application shall be submitted to the appropriate Graduate Office/Committee and referred to the head of the College/Unit concerned for evaluation. The deserving applicant shall be recommended for admission by the latter to the Dean/Director, through channels.

Applications for a System program shall be submitted to the appropriate body in the autonomous unit where the System program is being offered.

Guidelines for Doctoral Programs (1126th BOR Meeting: 26 November 1998)

Admission

Admission into a doctoral program shall require:

1) a bachelor’s Degree, in the case of a direct doctoral program, or a master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher learning;

2) intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies and research;

3) language proficiency; and

4) satisfaction of additional University requirements, such as a health clearance, and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the College/unit or Graduate Office/Committee concerned approved by appropriate bodies.

Proof of English and/or Filipino proficiency shall be required of students whose native language is not English or Filipino, except those who graduated from institutions where the medium of instruction is English or Filipino. For English proficiency, a score of at least 500 in the paper-based, or at least 173 in the computer-based, or at least 61 in the internet-based (IBT) forms of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or at least a score of 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or a certification from a duly authorized unit of the University shall be required. For proficiency in Filipino and other Filipino Languages, a certification shall be required from a duly authorized unit of the University [1126th BOR Meeting: 26 November 1998, amended at 1296th BOR Approval: 27 February 2014].

Each application for admission into a doctoral program shall be accomplished in the official application form and accompanied with the official transcript of records, written recommendations from two (2) former professors or experts in the field the student is seeking admission into, and the officially prescribed application fee.

Each application shall be submitted to the appropriate Graduate Office/ Committee, and referred to the head of the College/Unit concerned for evaluation. The deserving applicant shall be recommended for admission by the latter to the Dean/Director, through channels.

Applications for a System program shall be submitted to the appropriate body in the autonomous unit where the System program is being offered.

General Requirements

1) Completion of a Program of Study consisting of at least forty-five (45) units of formal graduate courses, excluding dissertation, in the case of a student admitted into the doctoral program with only a bachelor’s degree in the discipline, or a master’s degree in an unrelated field; and of at least twenty-four (24) units of formal graduate courses, excluding dissertation, in the case of a student admitted into the doctoral program with a master’s degree in the discipline.

2) Maintenance of a Cumulative Weighted Average Grade (CWAG) of 1.75 or better at the end of each academic year until completion of the Program of Study.

3) Passing of a Qualifying Examination after completion of the core courses in the Program of Study, where applicable.

4) Passing the Candidacy Examination after completion of all course work in the student’s Program of Study and those units stipulated by the Residence Rules [Refer to Residence Rules of this section], if applicable.

5) Being in residence in the program during the following phases:

a) Candidacy examination period;

b) Defense of the research proposal;

c) Duration of the research; and d) Oral defense of the dissertation.

6) Completion of a doctoral dissertation based on independent and original research.

7) Successful oral defense of the doctoral dissertation in a public doctoral examination.

8) Submission of at least five (5) certified bound copies of approved doctoral dissertation.

9) Submission of a pre-print paper.

the Residence Rules [Refer to Residence Rules of this section], if applicable. 5) Being in residence in the program during the following phases: a) Candidacy examination period; b) Defense of the research proposal; c) Duration of the research; and d) Oral defense of the dissertation. 6) Completion of a doctoral dissertation based on independent and original research. 7) Successful oral defense of the doctoral dissertation in a public doctoral examination. 8) Submission of at least five (5) certified bound copies of approved doctoral dissertation. 9) Submission of a pre-print paper.

 

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