Graduate Studies

CHED Scholarships

SMU IS DELIVERING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION (DHEI) OF 14 GRADUATE PROGRAMS FOR CHED’S K TO 12 TRANSITION PROGRAM In its memorandum posted last March 11, 2016, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has designated Saint Mary’s University as one of the 88 higher education institutions (HEIs) to deliver graduate programs across the country for its K to 12 Transition Program, as per CMO No. 8, Series of 2016. Through this program, faculty and staff in HEIs can avail of scholarships from these CHED-recognized delivering HEIs (DHEIs) during the K to 12 transition period (2016 – 2021). The scholarships cover actual school fees, book allowance, thesis allowance, and monthly stipend of P20, 000.00 for the master’s level and P28, 000.00 for the doctoral level. SMU is specifically authorized to accept scholars for the following graduate programs starting first semester of schoolyear 2016 – 2017: PhD in Educational Management PhD in Science Education major in Mathematics Master in Business Administration MA Education major in Guidance and Counseling MA Language (English) MA Teaching Biology MA Teaching Chemistry MA Teaching English MA Teaching Filipino MA Teaching Physics MA Teaching Social Studies Master of  Information Technology major in Software Development MS Biology MS Teaching Mathematics Please visit the Graduate School Office, 2nd Floor,  Rev. John Van Bauwel building (L Bldg.) Tel no. 078-321-2221 local 110 You may also send your inquiries to dvaltoribio@gmail.com

Scholarships and Discounts

    1. Doctorate and Master’s degree entrance scholarship grants are given to Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude graduates (or the equivalent) except during summer term. Applications for scholarship should be submitted in duplicate with the necessary supporting papers to the Scholarship and Awards Committee, through the School Dean. The scholarship can be renewed if the grantee is enrolled in six (6) units and obtained an average of 1.5 for master’s program and 1.25 for doctorate program.
  1. Discounts on Tuition Fees to Teachers for Master’s degree studiesIn its commitment to provide quality education to a wide range of clientele, SMU grants a 50% discount on tuition fees to the following individuals upon application and upon submission of a certificate of employment: SMU COLLEGE GRADUATES
    • Teaching in CICM / Diocesan Schools
    • Teaching in Catholic Schools in Ifugao, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino
    Moreover, a 25% discount on tuition fees is granted to the following individuals upon application and upon submission of a certificate of employment:
    1. SMU graduates teaching in non-Catholic schools (Public or private)
    2. Non-SMU graduates teaching in Catholic Schools in Ifugao, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino
Discounts are applied for at the Vice-President for Finance’s Office, or Accounting Office.

Guest Lecturers Graduate School

  1. DR. JUANA V. ALUNING: AB/BS in Education (St. Joseph College, 1960); MA in Education (SMC, 1972)
  2. DR. GLORIA D. BAGUINGAN: BSEED Elementary Methods (SLU, 1964); MA English-Linguistics (SLU, 1979); Functional Literacy – Literacy (Baguio Vacation Normal School, 1975); Ph.D. – English (SLU, 1985)
  3. DR. ERMELINDA M. BELARMINO: AB English/History (SMC, 1964); MAT English (SMU, 1996); Ed.D major in Educational Management (SMU, 2002).
  4. MR. DENNIS L. BERINO: BS Statistics (UP Diliman, 1983); MBA (UP Diliman, 1989); Life Insurance Course (SWISS Insurance Trading Center, Switzerland, 1994); DBA (DLSU, On Dissertation Writing.
  5. DR. MARY THERESE N. CABALONGA: BS Zoology (UST, 1968); MAT Biology (ISU, 1983); Ph.D. Sc. Ed. – Biology (DLSU, 1991).
  6. DR. CYNTHIA C. DIVINA: BS Biology (College of the Holy Spirit, 1978); MS in Biology (DLSU, 1992); Ph.D. Sc. Ed. Biology (DLSU, 2001).
  7. MA. FE NUESTRO-FERRIOLS: BS in Statistics (UP-Diliman, 1978); MS in Computer Applications (Asian Institute of Techno., Bangkok, Thailand, 1982); The Executive Program (University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 1994).
  8. DR. SOFRONIO P. KALAW: BS Agriculture (CLSU, 1983); MS in Crop Protection – 24 units (CLSU); MS in Biology (DLSU, 1990); Ph.D. – Biology (DLSU, 2001).
  9. DR. ROGER MAXIMO A. PUA: BS Biology (UP, 1985); MS in Biology (DLSU, 1991); Ph.D. – Biology (UP, 2000).
  10. FR. TEODORO L. LAZO: AB English/Philosophy (SLU, 1983); MA Theology (MST,1994).
  11. DR. GARIBALDI O. LEONARDO: BSC Economics (DLSU); MBA units (DLSU); Ph.D. Economics units (UST); M.A. Economics (Rockefeller Scholarship Grantee) (UP-Diliman); DBA (UP Diliman).
  12. DR. LIRIO GUDINA C. MANGAWIL: BS Biology (UP, 1985); MS in Biology (UP,1991); Ph. D. in Sc. Ed. – Biology (SMU, 2007).
  13. DR. MILA P. MENDOZA: BSC-Econ. (UST, 1982); MA Instructional Development and Technology (SAIDI); Ph.D. Organizational Development and Planning (SAIDI, 1995). University Consultant.
  14. DR. JOSE B. TAMANI: BSED (SMC, 1967); MAT English (30 units) (UE, 1977); Certificate in Modern Government Mgmt. / Certificate in Local Fiscal Admin.& Eco. Promotion / Diploma in Public Administration (SMU/UP, 2001); DPA (USL, 2006).
  15. MR. DIOMEDES R. YADAO: BSC (SMU, 1984); MBA (ADMU, 2001).
  16. MR. FOCHITO GALLEVO: BSC (1974); Master in Gov’t Mgmt. (PLM, 1998).

Admission Policies & Requirements

For Doctoral Degree Programs

    1. An applicant should possess a master’s degree or its equivalent from the University or from other recognized institutions of higher learning.
        • Ph.D. in Science Education Major in Mathematics – Degree of MS- Mathematics, MAT- Elementary Mathematics, MAT- Secondary Mathematics, and other requirements for admission to the Graduate Programs as provided by the Commission on Higher Education. In addition to the content courses, the following subjects are basic requirements for those who have not taken these courses in the undergraduate level: Linear Algebra; Abstract Algebra; and Geometry.
        • Ph.D. in Science Education Major in Biology – Degree of MS- Biology, MAT-Biology, or the equivalent and the other admission requirements to the Graduate Programs as provided by the Commission on Higher Education.
        • Ph.D. in Educational Management – must have a master’s degree related to education from the University or from other recognized HEIs, with a weighted average of 90% or its equivalent. One with a lower weighted average grade may be admitted at the discretion of the Dean based on the other criteria such as interview and written test.
        • Ph.D. in Commerce – Degree of MS in Business Administration, Master in Business Administration degree provided that a research in business or business-related areas conducted be submitted.
      • Doctor in Public Administration – A Master’s degree holder preferably in Public Administration.
    1. The applicant must pass the Graduate Records Examination. However, graduates of SMU in the master’s level may not take the test anymore.
    1. The applicant must also pass the interview with the Dean.
    1. The applicant should have a general weighted average of not lower than 90% or its equivalent in the master’s degree. Applicants with general weighted average of lower than 90% may be admitted at the discretion of the Dean, based on the results of the interview. A new student may be admitted on probationary status, which can be converted into a regular status provided that he/she meets the minimum grade average prescribed by the graduate school.
  1. Referrals from three former professors, administrators and/or employers must be submitted upon application. In addition to the referrals, three proposed titles for dissertation must be submitted with the application form.

For Master’s Degree Programs

    1. An applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from the University or from other recognized institutions of higher learning.
        • For MAEd Programs
            • Guidance & Counseling – A BSE/BSED/BEED degree holder or AB major in Guidance and Counseling or BS major in Psychology or any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in guidance and counseling.
            • Religious Education – A BSE/BSED/BEED degree holder or AB major in Religious Formation or any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in religious formation.
            • Reading Education – A bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Education – English major, or AB English.
            • Educational Administration – any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in teacher education.
            • Pedagogy – any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in teacher education.
          • Physical Education – any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in Physical Education.
        • For Master of Library and Information Science – A bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or any bachelor’s degree in teacher education with at least 18 units of major subjects in Library and Information Science.
        • For MAT /MA Programs
            • Biology – A BSE, AB or BS degree holder with at least 18 units professional subjects in Education: Major or Minor in Biology.
            • English – An AB, BSE, BSE-IC, BSEEd/BEEd degree holder or any degree holder with at least 18 units professional subjects in education, preferably with a concentration or major/minor in his field.
            • Physics – BSE degree holder, major in Physics; AB, BS major in Physics, with at least 18 units of professional subjects in Education.
            • Chemistry – BSE degree holder, major in Chemistry; AB, BS major in Chemistry, with at least 18 units of professional subjects in Education.
          • Social Studies – BSEEd/BEEd degree holder major in Social Science; AB,BS major in History.
        • For MST Program
          • Mathematics – BSE degree holder, major in Mathematics; AB, BS major in Mathematics, with at least 18 units of professional subjects in Education; BSCE, BS Chemistry degree holder with at least 18 units of professional subjects in education; BSE/BSEd major in mathematics.
        • For MBA – A bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business Administration or any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in commerce for non-business graduates.
        • For MPA – A BPA degree holder or any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in public administration.
        • For ME/MSME – A bachelor’s degree in any engineering-related courses.
        • For MSN – A BS Nursing degree holder who graduated from a CHED recognized school of Nursing and a Registered Nurse.
        • For MSA – A bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or a bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Business Administration with at least 18 units of major subjects in accountancy.
      • For MIT – A BSIT or BSCS degree holder or any bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of major subjects in Information Technology or Computer Science.

2. The applicant should also pass the Graduate Records Examination.

3.  The applicant should have a general weighted average of not lower than 85% or its equivalent in the bachelor’s degree. Applicants with general weighted average of lower than 85% may be admitted at the      discretion of the Dean, based on the results of the interview. A new student may be admitted on probationary status, which can be converted into a regular status provided that he/she meets the minimum grade average prescribed by the Graduate School.

4. The applicant must also submit referrals from three former professors and/or employers.

Our Distinctive Competencies

Cognizant of the global educational trends in post graduate studies to be more relevant and responsive to contemporary demands, the SMU Graduate School has engaged field experts, industry and public practitioners to balance the theories with actual practice for competency and evidence-based curriculum. The Graduate School has endeavored to invite and provide a line up or core faculty in the various disciplines. The SMU Graduate School has embarked on digitizing instructional materials using OJS, DSpace, Moodle and Course Lab. As a direct support for the development of the Faculty in their needed competencies on E-learning or Distance Learning Program, series of seminar workshops were undertaken.

Our Defined Character

Our heritage on the Marian Education allows us to showcase the Saint Mary’s University  School of Graduate Studies as a pivotal learning microcosm in the pursuit of being a “caring CICM catholic educational institution committed to nurturing competent, creative, community-supportive Christian disciples”. Our major course of action for 2012-2018 of “Advancing Marian Education”, moves to the core of curricular offerings the Marian Spirituality with its many facets and dimensions. One of them is through the ten virtues of Mother Mary which has a universality in Christian living. The thrust is to significantly care for the graduate students’ enhancement of their competence, creativity, community supportiveness and Christian discipleship in direct alignment with the virtues of Mother Mary.

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