Graduate School

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VISION
The USL Graduate School envisions to be a nationally and internationally recognized leader in professional development with a prominent status as a research university.

MISSION
The Graduate School provides quality graduate programs through advanced research and responsive community engagement to prepare experts for professional work in Missio et Excellentia.

OBJECTIVES
To fulfill our mission, we will:
  1. Promote excellence in learning through dynamic partnerships to develop innovative structures in support of scholarly and professional development and opportunities for external funding.
  2. Improve the visibility of graduate school nationally and internationally through research, CICM-anchored advocacies and community engagements.
  3. Continuously review graduate programs and policies to respond to innovations in instruction, research and extension.
Autonomous Status granted by the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (2002 - present)

Institutional Accreditation awarded by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP)

Level IV PAASCU-Accredited Programs
Accountancy, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Secondary Teacher Education, Elementary Teacher Education, Liberal Arts

Level III PAASCU-Accredited Program
Electrical Engineering

Level II PAASCU-Accredited Programs Computer Science, Information Technology, Nursing, High School, Elementary School

Center of Development (COD) in Information Technology

Platinum Awardee for Excellence and Business Prestige Quality Summit New York 2014

A Top Performing School in Licensure Exams
Nursing, Accountancy, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Technician Board (Awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission)

*PAASCU-Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities

Dr. Joeffrey Calimag is a professor at the University of Ulsan in Korea and handles MBA and DBM subjects such as Global Business Environment, Business Leadership and Ethics, Asian Business Environment, and Economic Analysis for Managers and Executives.

 

Dr. Felina Espique, Dean of the School of Education of Saint Louis University, Baguio City, handles subjects in the EdD such as Design and Development of Alternative Delivery Systems and Curriculum Design and Development.

 

Engr. Raymond Medina, an APEC and ASEAN Engineer who is the National Vice-President for External Affairs of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP), handles subjects such as Data Communication Network System and Digital Signal Processing in the Master of  Engineering major in Electronics Engineering (ME-ECE) program.

 

Dr. Roberto Pagulayan, the Research Director of Angeles University Foundation, teaches Research subjects in the master’s and doctoral programs.

 

Dr. Noel Racho, HR Director of Miriam College, teaches subjects such as Organizational Development, Quality Assurance, Performance Management System, Strategic Management, and Knowledge Management System in Ed.D., DBM and DPA. Programs.

 

Dr. Rafael Saldaña, a full-time faculty of Ateneo de Manila University, teaches MIT/MSIT subjects such as Simulation Principles and Application and Advanced Database Management System.

 

Engr. Gerhard Tan is an ASEAN Engineer who teaches Analysis and Design of Communication System in the Master of Engineering major in Electronics Engineering (ME-ECE) program.

 

Dr. Peter Ureta, former dean of the School of Engineering of the Lyceum of the Philippines-Laguna, Calamba City, teaches Master of Engineering (ME-CE) subjects such as Plastic Analysis and Earthquake Resistant Structure Engineering.

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION MAJOR IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (MAED Ed Tech)

The Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Technology program is specifically intended to train intensively and extensively elementary and secondary school teachers in using technology and other online platforms as effective tools in teaching and learning. The program is concerned with the development of instructional design, and the learning application and management of various information technologies including e-learning. It aims to produce graduates who shall:

  1. become educational leaders equipped with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to incorporate technology effectively into K–12 curricula, instruction, and assessment.
  2. demonstrate expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies in order to gain deep understanding of the role of technology in the contemporary school and to lead change efforts at the classroom, school, and district levels.
  3. prove expertise in their field of specialization through quality instruction, research, and extension.
  4. imbue Christian ideals among educational leaders and teachers who will be involved in the improvement in the educational system for national development.
MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)

The MPA Program prioritizes practical experience that prepares students to develop initiatives and approaches to address the public interest and facilitate delivery of prompt, adequate, responsive and quality public service. The program also prepares the students to analyze the interrelationship between different parts of a public organization and the broader interaction of the public organization with its environment. It aims to produce graduates who shall:

  1. display ability for an effective and efficient implementation of public policies and programs imbued with values of responsibility, integrity, competence, loyalty, accountability, and professionalism;
  2. translate public policies and programs responsive to the immediate needs of the community;
  3. provide scientific assistance in the research and development of technologies relevant to sustainable development and good governance
MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program balances the traditional areas of finance operations, marketing, human resource development and strategic management with progressive concepts of knowledge management, organizational development & transformational leadership and research & innovation which are essential to effective performance of organization. It aims to prepare the student so that three to five years after completing the program, the graduate will:

  1. Possess high-level leadership and management skills and understand and apply new technologies necessary for solving business problems in both national and international environment.
  2. Undertake research in specific areas within the field of business administration, and management science and practice.
  3. Engage in exploration, innovation, and life-long learning.
  4. Contribute positively to society through responsible, professional, and ethical business practice and research.
MASTER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

The Master in Information Technology program emphasizes the acquisition of concepts and technologies preparing and enabling the students for the industrial practice of systems integration, systems administration, systems planning, systems implementation, and other activities that maintain the integrity and proper functionality of a system and its components. The program also prepares the students to manage significant software development projects and to lead teams of information technology professionals engaged in design, analysis, implementation, and service delivery. Specifically, the MIT program aims to produce graduates who:

  1. have the ability to implement information technology concepts, techniques and principles, and skills to provide solutions to problems of organizations and society;
  2. have the skills necessary to deploy and manage effectively the technology, people, and process involved in a complex and constantly changing business environment;
  3. have the ability to examine the legal, social, ethical, and technical issues related to information systems and to securing information systems; and
  4. can utilize graduate level critical thinking, reasoning, and writing to defend the logic and the conclusions in scholarly research.

 

MASTER IN ENGINEERING (ME)

The Master of Engineering program is designed for practicing engineers to acquire and maintain greater technical depth that is specialization – of knowledge, skills and attitudes and gain additional breadth in professional practice. Master of Engineering focuses on Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Geodetic Engineering & Electronics Engineering. The Master in Engineering program aims to:

  1. strengthen the students’ professional capabilities and thereby make distinct contributions to the society;
  2. provide advanced formal preparation for the nation’s engineering manpower; henceforth, fulfill the technological needs of the society;
  3. instill in the student the desire and sense of determination to constantly reexamine his/her technical competence and therefore become aware of the current trends and developments in engineering and other technological fields; and
  4. equip practitioners in engineering with broad and comprehensive skills necessary in the actual practice, including supervisory and managerial engineering and technological work.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is intended to advance nursing knowledge development. The experiential and didactic blended learning activities increase the competence of nurses. The MSN program is aimed at producing professional nurses who demonstrate active participation and leadership in professional health organizations, community service, and commitment to lifelong learning for efficient and nurturing health education and practice. In particular, the graduates of the MSN program shall:

  1. apply progressive knowledge and skills to develop/ implement advanced nursing role in specialized areas;
  2. integrate advanced knowledge and skills to provide high quality care for individuals, families, and population groups;
  3. demonstrate leadership to positively influence the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy and health care delivery utilize both evidence-based practice and competency-based approaches in addressing issues related to and affecting the nursing profession;
  4. stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration toward the improvement of health care delivery, education, research, and service;
  5. rationally apply the nursing process to those cared for;
  6. utilize both evidence-based practice and competency-based approaches in addressing issues related to and affecting the nursing profession;
  7. update self and colleagues in the profession of the trends within the realm of nursing and entire health care system;
  8. transcends the caring experience within and between nurses and those cared for;
  9. develop engagement in scientific inquiries and research for the improvement of nursing profession in the Philippines; and
  10. utilize technology to advance the nursing profession in the Philippines.

 

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (ED.D) major in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education major in Educational Leadership program aims to enhance education practitioners’ problem solving, communication and decision making skills through courses focused on leadership, global awareness, knowledge management, current trends in education, policy and practice.  It aims to produce graduates who shall become:

  1. Professionals with comprehensive and in-depth understanding of a complex and coherent body of knowledge (theories, principles, concepts) and skills (problem solving, communication skills) that are forefront of an academic discipline or professional area.
  2. Experts by obtaining specialization in their respective fields through original, genuine and relevant researches in education including the ability to develop and to continuously evaluate complex yet specific educational programs and systems.
  3. Leaders in the society through informed judgments on complex issues on specific fields of specialization, and approaching and solving problems in innovative ways.
DOCTOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (DPA)

The Doctor in Public Administration is designed to develop scholarly practitioners committed to address the public interest and facilitate delivery of prompt, adequate, responsive and quality public service through disciplined analysis and professional resolution of organizational and community issues.  It aims to produce graduates who shall become:

  1. Practitioners with comprehensive and in-depth understanding of a complex and coherent body of knowledge (theories, principles, concepts) and skills (problem solving, communication skills, leadership skills) necessary to succeed in today’s professional environment. 
  2. Experts by obtaining specialization in their respective fields through original, genuine and relevant researches in public administration including the ability to develop and to continuously evaluate complex yet specific government administration programs and systems.
  3. Leaders in the society through informed judgments on complex issues on specific fields of specialization, and approaching and solving problems in innovative ways.
DOCTOR IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (DBM)

The Doctor in Business Management is designed for professionals who want to further their career with the most advanced business degree program. It emphasizes management theory and strategic thinking, organizational development and transformational leadership, research and innovation, ethics and corporate social responsibility, global issues and trends in business, economic analysis, people management and human relations and financial management. The program promotes close, interactive partnerships among students, faculty, and the community as a supportive network for lifelong learning. It aims to produce graduates who shall become:

  1. Practitioners with comprehensive and in-depth understanding of a complex and coherent body of knowledge (theories, principles, concepts) and skills (problem solving, communication skills, and leadership skills) necessary to succeed in today’s professional environment.
  2. Experts by obtaining specialization in their respective fields through original, genuine and relevant researches in business administration including the ability to develop complex administration programs and system and to evaluate such complex programs and systems.
  3. Leaders in the society through informed judgments on complex issues on specific fields of specialization, and or approaching and solving problems in innovative ways.