GRADUATE SCHOOL :: Urdaneta City University
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GRADUATE SCHOOL

EXPANDING HORIZONS
Intensifying advanced academic degrees and post-graduate studies towards professional excellence.

Academic excellence must never stop in finishing your baccalaureate programs. Urdaneta City University encourages you and the community to step up your academic career in reaching greater heights and to professionally excel in advanced learning with a diversity of opportunities they offer.

 

Vision

An illustrious graduate school that facilitates academic excellence to (trans)form lives through advancing quality education for all.

 

Mission

To carefully, thoughtfully, and truthfully guard the internationally recognized standards of the university’s graduate school programs, and preserve and protect the integrity of its world-class instruction, research, and extension services with utmost diligence.

 

Goals

1. Constantly redefine excellence and reassess best practice to be responsive to and address the needs of the city, province, region, nation, and the international community;

2. Devotedly (re)mold morally upright professionals who would pursue not just informative but also reflective answers to relevant questions;

3. Faithfully develop creative and innovative thinkers who would confidently yet modestly challenge assumptions, and would ethically discover and disseminate knowledge toward a decent and dignified (co)existence;

4. Productively generate globally competitive alumni/ae who have had humanizing graduate studies experiences with Urdaneta City University and who would promote the Graduate School’s advocacies, philosophy, and values.

 

Objectives

1. Constantly redefine excellence and reassess best practice to be responsive to and address the needs of the city, province, region, nation, and the international community;

2. Devotedly (re)mold morally upright professionals who would pursue not just informative but also reflective answers to relevant questions;

3. Faithfully develop creative and innovative thinkers who would confidently yet modestly challenge assumptions, and would ethically discover and disseminate knowledge toward a decent and dignified (co)existence;

4. Productively generate globally competitive alumni/ae who have had humanizing graduate studies experiences with Urdaneta City University and who would promote the Graduate School’s advocacies, philosophy, and values.

 

History

With the resounding success of its educational program, its proven and distinctive competence, and excellence in the field of education, the Urdaneta City University decided to open another avenue in advance studies for the professional development of leaders, educational managers, researchers, administrators, and professional teachers. Thus, the Graduate School (now Institute of Graduate and Advanced Studies) came to its being.

The then Graduate School started to offer a Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Management in 1995-1996. Five part-time professors guided 19 students on the 1st Semester from Pangasinan State University-Bayambang Campus and some principals nearby schools. The number of students grew to 68 during the 2nd semester and continues up to the present. In the year 2000, the Master of Arts in Nursing program has been offered, preparing professional nurses for leadership and management roles in nursing practice, education, and research.

In 2006, GS expanded its opportunities for post-graduate studies by offering programs Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management, Master of Arts in Education Major in Early Childhood, and Master in Business Administration, respectively. As of this writing, the two post-graduate degree programs have been added, including Master of Arts in Special Education and Master in Public Administration.

The Institute of Graduate and Advanced Studies takes pride in its numerous graduates who are now school administrators in different schools in Pangasinan and nearby provinces.

 

Programs Offered

Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management

Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Management

Master of Arts in Special Education

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Master of Arts in Nursing

Master in Business Administration

Master in Public Administration

 

Admission Requirements

 

For new students

• Accomplished application form (IGAS Form A)

• Original Transcript of Records with remarks “copy for UCU”

• Transfer credential

• Recent 2x2 picture

• Photocopy of OTR

• Photocopy of License (if any)

 

For Transferees/Returnees

• Accomplish application form (IGAS Form A)

• Evaluation/re-evaluation of credentials by the Dean

• Original Transcript of Records with remarks “copy for UCU”

• Transfer credential

• Recent 2x2 picture

• Photocopy of OTR

• Photocopy of marriage certificate (as required)

•Photocopy of License (if any)

 

Returning Students (for update purposes)

• Evaluation/re-evaluation of credentials by the Dean

• Maximum of one (1) year Leave of Absence filed before undergoing LOA

• If prolonged LOA, the student should undergo Refresher course based on the evaluation of the Dean/Program Head

• Recent 2x2 picture