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Graduate School

  • HISTORY

    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.

    BICOL UNIVERSITY

    VISION

    A university for humanity characterized by prodcutive scholarship, transformative leadership, collaborative service, and distinctive character for sustainable societies.

    MISSION

    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)

    GRADUATE SCHOOL

    GOALS

    1.    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;
    2. 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;
    3. To generate useful knowledge and technology geared for regional and national development through a dynamic research culture;
    4. To foster national identity and solidarity through the promotion, preservation and dissemination of our cultural heritage;
    5. 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;
    6. To ensure organizational sustainability through the pursuit of productive endeavors for resource-generation via a strong collaboration with alumni, industry and other stakeholders; and
    7. To establish institutional internationalization through strong linkages with foreign institutions.

    QUALITY POLICY

    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

     School Year

    1st Semester

    2nd Semester

    Summer

    SY 2010-2011

    1602

    1445

    974

    SY 2011-2012

    1507

    1351

    834

    SY 2012-2013

    1587

    1551

    1147

    SY 2013-2014

    1825

    1569

    1307

    SY 2014-2015

    1977

    1840

    1182

    SY 2015-2016

    1910

    1862

    1284

    SY 2016-2017

    2134

    1991

    1287

    SY 2017-2018

    2587

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    Curricula

  • Curricula
  • Maria Jane B. Mascariñas, PhD
    Dean of BU Graduate School
    bugs-dean@bicol-u.edu.ph


    Roldan C. Cabiles, PhD
    Secretary of the BU Graduate School and Planning Officer
    bugs-secretary@bicol-u.edu.ph


    Ms. Veronica O. Gomez
    BUGS Registrar
    09177055730
    vogomez@bicol-u.edu.ph
    bugsreg@bicol-u.edu.ph

    Landline: (052) 742-3758
    Hotline Number: 09617326735

Maria Jane B. Mascariñas, PhD

Dean, BU Graduate School
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