The Bicol University was created on June 21, 1969 by virtue of RA 5521 to give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, science and arts, besides providing for the promotion of scientific and technological researches. Section 6 (e) of RA 5521 also requires the Board of Regents to immediately establish a post-graduate course in liberal arts and sciences or in education leading to a master’s degree.
Operating in the spirit of its charter, BU organized its Graduate School in 1971 through
BOR Resolution No. 38, series of 1971. It also opened its first graduate program leading to Master of Arts in Education by virtue of BOR Resolution No. 39, series of 1971. Thus, on June 1971, the BUGS welcomed its first batch of 473 graduate students (1971-72 Annual Report).
In pursuit of its mandate, the Graduate School offers programs and spearheads projects that are in accordance with its institutional objectives. Initially offering three master’s programs during its inception, the Graduate School has now seven (7) doctoral programs, 34 master’s programs, and 24 diploma programs. Enrolment at the Graduate School has also increased substantially as well as the number of graduates during its more than three decades of existence.
The Graduate School is headed by a Dean and is assisted by a Dean and is assisted by a College Secretary. With the passage of BOR Resolution No. 42 in 1999, almost half of the graduate programs were decentralized to selected units with in-house capability. The BOR resolution redefined the role of the Graduate School according to policy framework where it will institute and administer the programs while receiving units will implement, supervise, and coordinate the decentralized graduate programs.
A world-class University producing leaders and change agents for social transformation and development.
The Bicol University shall give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of scientific and technological researches. (RA 5521, SEC. 3.0)
- To promote the highest degree of efficiency and effectiveness in the administration & management of the Graduate School for excellent discharge of its mandated functions in accordance with the quality assurance frameworks of AACCUP, CHED, IQUAME and other institutions;
- To develop world-class leaders imbued with the philosophy of servant leadership and the BU ideals of scholarship, leadership, character and service through high-quality, relevant and responsive curricular programs which meet national and international standards of quality and excellence by way of conventional and alternative educational program delivery systems;
- To generate useful knowledge and technology geared for regional and national development through a dynamic research culture;
- To foster national identity and solidarity through the promotion, preservation and dissemination of our cultural heritage;
- To improve the quality of life of people in the region through the conduct of extension activities that promote the application of existing and new knowledge and technology;
- To ensure organizational sustainability through the pursuit of productive endeavors for resource-generation via a strong collaboration with alumni, industry and other stakeholders; and
- To establish institutional internationalization through strong linkages with foreign institutions.
Bicol University commits to continually strive for excellence in instruction, research, and extension by meeting the highest level of clientele satisfaction and adhering to quality standards.
Basic Statistics of the College
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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Development Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Foundations
Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Security Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Master in Cooperative Management
Master in Cooperative Management (Non-Thesis)
Master in Economics
Master in Economics (Non-Thesis)
Master in Entrepreneurship
Master in Entrepreneurship (Non-Thesis)
Master in Entrepreneurship major in Environmental Entrepreneurship
Master in Filipino
Master in Filipino Education (Non-Thesis)
Master in History Education (Non-Thesis)
Master in Local Government Management
Master in Local Government Management (Non-Thesis)
Master in Management
Master in Management (Non-Thesis)
Master in Management major in Human Resource Management
Master in Management major in Human Resource Management (Non-Thesis)
Master in Mathematics Education (Non-Thesis)
Master in Music Education (Non-Thesis)
Master in Physics Education (Non-Thesis)
Master in Public Administration
Master in Public Administration major in Health Emergency & Disaster Management
Master in Public Administration major in Health Emergency & Disaster Management (Non-Thesis)
Master in Public Administration major in Public Procurement
Master in Reading Education (Non-Thesis)
Master in Social Studies Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Biology Education
Master of Arts in Biology Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Chemistry
Master of Arts in Chemistry Education
Master of Arts in Chemistry Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Cultural Education
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership & Management
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership & Management ( Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in English Education
Master of Arts in English Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Filipino Education
Master of Arts in Filipino Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in General Science Education
Master of Arts in General Science Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Guidance & Counseling
Master of Arts in History Education
Master of Arts in Industrial Education major in Teaching TLE
Master of Arts in Industrial Education major in Teaching TLE (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Literature
Master of Arts in Mathematics Education
Master of Arts in Music Education
Master of Arts in Nursing
Master of Arts in Peace & Security Studies
Master of Arts in Physical Education
Master of Arts in Physics Education
Master of Arts in Pre-School Education
Master of Arts in Pre-School Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Reading Education
Master of Arts in Social Studies Education
Master of Physical Education (Non-Thesis)
Master of Science in Agriculture major in Agronomy
Master of Science in Agriculture major in Animal Science
Master of Science in Architecture
Master of Science in Biodiversity and Environment Management
Master of Science in Fisheries major in Aquaculture
Master of Science in Fisheries major in Coastal Resource Management
Master of Science in Fisheries Technology
Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems
Diploma in Agriculture major in Animal Production
Diploma in Agriculture major in Crop Production
Diploma in Architecture
Diploma in Biology Education
Diploma in Chemistry Education
Diploma in Cooperative Management
Diploma in Cultural Education
Diploma in Earth Science Education
Diploma in Energy Technology
Diploma in English Education
Diploma in Entrepreneurship
Diploma in General Science Education
Diploma in Guidance & Counseling
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Local Government Management
Diploma in Music Education
Diploma in Physics Education
Diploma in Pre-School Education
Diploma in Public Procurement
Diploma in Reading Education
Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language
Diploma in Teaching Filipino
Diploma in Teaching History
Diploma in Teaching Social Studies
Diploma in Teaching Technology & Livelihood Education
Maria Jane B. Mascariñas, Ph.D.
Dean of BU Graduate School
Roldan C. Cabiles, PhD
Secretary of the BU Graduate School and Planning Officer
Ms. Veronica O. Gomez
Landline: (052) 742-3758
Hotline Number: 09617326735
How to be admitted to BU Graduate School?
Submit the following documents. This application shall not be acted upon unless the following documents are received by the Graduate School on or before May 15 for first semester (August) admission and October 15 for second semester (January) admission:
- One original and one photocopy of official Transcript of Records (TOR) from college previously attended.
- Photocopy of Special Order (for graduates of private school).
- Copy of honorable dismissal from school last attended.
- Two letters for recommendation preferably from former professors.
- Photocopy of Birth Certificate (NSO or PSA).
- Photocopy of Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
- Additional Requirement for International Applicants
- Certificate of English Proficiency for foreign students. Required TOEFL score for admission is 460.
Forms can be downloaded at the BUGS Open Access Drive at: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/5/folders/1JKlEhnDs_oJ-4kt461kWpkepN1osYG1M?fbclid=IwAR0g6xXf8mTn4_UP1_Xc-Gpud-4GVUn0V6-pgnM-tqWlQauG_3xlaNvik94
Submit your documents at firstname.lastname@example.org for processing of the BU Graduate School. You may also submit physically your documents at the office at Aquilino P. Bonto Building, Bicol University Graduate School, Rizal Street, Legazpi City, Philippines.
Submission made beyond May 15 shall be considered application for the second semester and if submitted beyond October 15, the application shall be considered for the first semester of the academic year.
General Rules and Procedure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jpv41LC7JyGGj0xmMkEbjgd-jvf8tNx8/view?usp=sharing
How to enroll?
For new students, upon receiving the Notice of Admission (NOA), you may now proceed to enrollment. The enrollment procedure in the BU Graduate School changes every semester and is usually posted on our official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BUGradSchool (@BUGradSchool)
Here are the General Rules and Procedures: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gHckDBUhj3Q6aWzlXJJM24EDDTAHC4l1/view?usp=sharing
What is the assessment of fees?
Based on Administrative Order No. 42, series of 2003, the following are rates for tuition and other fees in the Graduate Programs of Bicol University:
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What is the thesis and dissertation defense fee?
Administrative Order No. 662, series of 2019 specified the implementing guidelines on the rectified increase in the thesis and dissertation fee, honorarium rates of adviser/panel and the enhanced processing payment scheme for incentive/honorarium. The following are to be collected from the students:
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