Graduate School

The Graduate School is the highest unit of the university. As such, its function is to encourage and facilitate the training of teachers and students in the discovery of new knowledge and the analysis and re-evaluation of existing knowledge. It leads the way for all the other units of the Foundation in the practice of scholarship shown by its full publication and the use of the scientific method in inquiry as evidenced in its research work.

To these ends, the master’s and doctorate degrees offered by the Graduate School are designed primarily:

  1. to give specialized training and preparation for research in the major field;
  2. to develop effective leaders in the fields of education, government, business and industry and in line with the national development goals;
  3. to improve competence in teaching and in management, and
  4. to develop the students’ potentials to the optimum by encouraging independent and critical thinking and improving their communication skills.



The Graduate School was organized in 1950 with Master of Arts in Education, major in General Education as its initial course offering. Leonora P. San Agustin was the first graduate in 1953. It expanded its curricular offerings as follows:

1958 Psychology and Guidance and Counseling as additional majors in the MAEd program
1971Master of Laws (Ll.M.)
1976Additional majors in the MAEd program: English, Filipino, Elementary Education, School Administration (to later become Educational Management) MAT - Business Administration
1978Master in Business Administration (MBA) - thesis program
1982Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Agriculture (MATEA)
1983Mathematics as a major field in the MAEd program
1984English, Biology, Political Science as additional majors in the MAT program
1993Master in Public Administration (MPA)
1994Master in Business Administration (MBA) - non-thesis
1995Physical Education as a major field in the MAT program
1997Pre-Elementary Education as an additional major in the MA Education program
1998Family Therapy as an additional major in the MA Education program Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education (Ph.D. Lang. Educ)
1999Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) and Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
2000Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D. in Mgmt) Social Studies as a major field in the MA Education Program Master in Public Administration PLAN B (Non-Thesis program)
2001Consortium program with Saint Louis University in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering major in Structural Engineering and Water Resources Engineering offered by BCF while Geotechnical Engineering offered by SLU.
2002Consortium Program with Saint Louis University and Benguet State University in Master of Science in Mountain Engineering.Additional course offering in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering Plan B (Professional Option)
2003Consortium Program with Saint Louis University in PhD Management. Conversion of MSCS to Master in Computer Science (MCS)
2005As a delivering institution under CHED - HEDP FDP to offer

Mission and Vision

Vision. Into the next half century of service to the youth, we envision UC as a community of scholars more aggressively involved in the pursuit and advancement of knowledge in all its dimensions, as an end in itself and as a tool in personal, community and national development. UC shall help preserve and develop Filipino culture and values, shall assist in rearing the Filipino youth to their fullest potentials by training them to think critically and creatively, to act positively, to contribute to the development of a wholesome family, community and the larger society.

Mission. UC’s mission to provide, thru the dynamic interaction of teacher and learners, of academe and the community, wider opportunities for the attainment of a better quality of life for its constituents by emphasizing the acquisition of functional knowledge and skills to make them productive members of society, by encouraging the development of skilled professionals who will provide leadership in the various disciplines, and by the sustained pursuit of knowledge as an end in itself discovering, processing, documenting, transmitting and disseminating knowledge in all its forms and dimensions.

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