Graduate Admissions

Individuals interested in the graduate program of the department need to undergo preliminary screening, examination, and interview with the department’s Graduate Student Committee.

The following are the prerequisites for application:

  • a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (degree or title) from the University or from other recognized institutions of higher learning
  • a GWA of 2.0 or better (or its equivalent),
  • high quality and integrity of intellect, and
  • English language proficiency.*

* Proof of English proficiency is required for admission to graduate studies of students whose native language is not English, except those who have graduated from institutions where the medium of instruction is English. A score of at least 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or, in exceptional cases, an equivalent certification from a duly authorized unit in UP should be presented.

The following are the requirements to be submitted to the CAL Graduate Studies Office:

  • a formal letter of application for admission addressed to the Dean stating, among others, the applicant’s purpose in pursuing a graduate degree and specific field(s) of interest,
  • one original and two photocopies of the applicant’s official transcript of academic record of undergraduate work (and graduate work, if any),*
  • two letters of recommendations from former professors and/or employers with their evaluation of the applicant’s potential for graduate work,
  • two copies of duly accomplished application for admission form, including two passport-size photographs,
  • a marriage contract, for married women applicants,
  • a Certification of English language proficiency – a TOEFL score of at least 500 or equivalent (for applicants whose native language is not English, except those who come from institutions where the medium of instruction is English),
  • a non-refundable application fee of P100 for Filipino citizens, P200 for resident aliens, and US$25 for non-resident aliens.

Once admitted, the department may require the student to complete 3 to 12 units of undergraduate courses if previous academic degrees are deemed inadequate.

*For evaluation purposes, photocopies of records may be accepted provided they are properly authenticated (in the case of foreign applicants, by the Department of Education or by duly designated authorities in the country of the applicant). Final admission will be subject to verification of documents submitted against original copies of credentials. Certified English translations should also be submitted, where necessary. Applications accomplished by photocopies of academic records not properly authenticated will not be processed.

For more information, including deadlines for application, please contact:

The Graduate Studies Office (GSO)
CAL 101, Palma Hall Pavilion 1
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
981-8500 local 2107

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