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Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies

 

Brief Description of the Major Field

The PhD DVST program combines the analytical rigor required of social science and technical fields to be able to address development issues such as food security, natural resource management, population, gender and development, and agrarian and rural development. Study of these development issues can be properly understood in an interdisciplinary perspective. The program have as its loci of disciplines the applied social sciences to be combined with the technical courses to address a development issue.

 

Requirements and Mechanics to Graduate

To program requires the applicants to have a Master’s degree or a Master of Science degree in the Social Sciences or related fields; a development practitioner, with at least two years experience in development work or development research; and to submit a development research problem proposal upon application The program has a total of 49 units, these are: 12 units of core courses (DVST 301, DVST 302, DVST 303, SPPS 272); 12 units of specialization courses, 12 units for cognate courses, 12 units dissertation (DVST 400) and 1 unit of seminar (DVST 399). 

 

Areas of specialization

I. Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security

A. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB 292, MBB 295, MBB 224)

B. Food Safety (VPH 228, VPH 220, DSC 240)

C. Food and Nutrition Planning (HNF 251, HNF 252, HNF 223, HNF 254, AECO 261)

D. Production System and the Supply Chain Analysis (ABM 241, ABM 205, MGT 251, AECO 220, AECO 320, DMG 225)

II. Natural Resources Management

A. Plant Genetic Management and Conservation (PGR 261, PGR 262, PGR 263)

B. Forest Management (SFFG 201, SFFG 212, SFFG 229, SFFG 287)

C. Soil Management (SOIL 260, AENG 243, AGRI 211, AGRI 221)

D. Water Management (AENG 240, AENG 242, AENG 243, AENG 244)

E. Watershed Management (ENS 202, FRM 252, AENG 240, ENS 270, ENS 236*)

F. Climate Risk Management (DMG 224, AGME 260, AECO 210, AECO 211)

III. Agrarian and Rural Development Studies A. Agrarian Studies (AECO 250, AECO 251, AGRS 211, AGRS 221, AECO 250, COST 202, COST 203, AECO 230)

B. Rural Studies (CED 244, CED 246, CED 248, CED 365, DM 223, DM 230, ENS 220, AERS 261, SOC 205)

IV. Population, Gender and Development Studies

A. Women and Development (SOC 265, SOC 201)

B. Population and Development (SOC 240, SOC 245, SOC 260, ENS 270, ENS 220 )

 

Graduate Courses

DVST 301. Development Theories and Frameworks (3). Theories, paradigm shifts and frameworks from colonial era to contemporary times. 3 hrs. (class). PR. COI. (1)

DVST 302. Development Practice. (3). Multidisciplinary frameworks in the analysis of development practice. 3 hrs (class). PR. DVST 301. (2)

DVST 303. Mixed Methods Research for Development Studies. (3). Concepts, processes and applications of mixed methods research to development studies. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1)

DVST 399. Graduate Seminar (1). (1, 2)

DVST 400. Doctoral Dissertation (12). (1, 2, S)

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 Source: UPLB website

The UPLB Graduate School marked milestones with the launching of two new masters-level degree programs and the celebration of its 42nd founding anniversary on December 1.

At the Thanksgiving Dinner-Fellowship held at the Graduate School multi-purpose hall, UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. led the launching of the Master of Science in Entomology, an off-campus program implemented in partnership with ANFLO Management and Investment Corporation (ANFLOCOR) in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. He also relaunched the Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (PM-TMEM), a joint program with the UP Marine Science Institute (MSI) of UP Diliman and UP Visayas.

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Article by Mark Jayson E. Gloria, UPLB website

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual enjoined the UPLB graduate education faculty to intensify the internationalization of graduate programs during the Graduate Faculty Conference on Feb. 15 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center. Pascual, who gave the keynote speech during the Conference, said that UP’s mandate as a research, graduate, and regional/global university are intertwined and interrelated. He also commended UPLB’s tradition of excellence as a graduate and research university, especially in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and biotechnology.

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Posted on March 4, 2015 by upweb_wordpress in In the News, Article by Jo. Florendo B. Lontoc, photos by Abraham Arboleda


Responding to the mandates officially spelled out in Republic Act 9500 or the new UP System Charter of 2008, which elects UP to be a research and graduate university, among other roles, the UP Los Baños Graduate School convened a faculty conference to plot the path of the school to the future. The conference titled “Responding to the Challenges of a Research and Graduate University” was held on February 15 and 16, 2015 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center. It was attended by around 260 participants consisting of junior and senior graduate faculty members, committee chairs of degree-granting units, college deans, institute directors, department chairs, and heads of UP campuses.

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What was once a silent and unoccupied area at the back of the Graduate School (GS) Building will soon become the site of a modern hub for graduate and international students of UPLB.

It will be called the Graduate School International Student and Cultural Center Building, as officially announced during the groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 2.

UP System, UPLB, and Nagoya University bigwigs were present during the occasion, which served as one of the highlights of the School’s 43rd founding anniversary.

               UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and Vice-President for Legal Affairs Hector Danny D. Uy joined UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Graduate School Dean Jose V. Camacho, Jr., and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Portia G. Lapitan in the traditional groundbreaking ceremonies. read more

UP and Nagoya University (NU), through President Alfredo E. Pascual and UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. and NU President Seiichi Matsuo, respectively, have inked an agreement for UPLB to host the Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campus (NUASC) through the UPLB Graduate School.

This agreement makes the Philippines the eighth country to host the NUASC through which the Transnational Doctoral Programs for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries will be implemented. This will enable Filipino doctoral candidates to enroll in NU doctoral programs without having to be physically present in Nagoya for the whole duration of the course.

The agreement was formalized at the Executive Conference Room in BM Gonzalez Hall, UPLB on Dec. 2. Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., dean, Graduate School and Dr. Fumio Isoda, director, Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campuses Institute, served as witnesses of the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA). read more

UPLB and Nagoya University (NU) formally opened the NU satellite campus in the Philippines and held the International Symposium on the Internationalization of Graduate Education at Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City on March 8.

UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr.  said in his message during the opening program that to be a globally competitive research and graduate university, UPLB must pursue joint programs and collaborative activities with international academic and research institutions. He cited as an example the Philippines Transnational Ph.D. Program for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries being implemented by UPLB and NU.  

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual added that the program takes the University to a higher level and a step closer to being a globalized institution in terms of research and graduate education.  It will also allow experts to build lifelong partnerships with NU without leaving the country. He issued a challenge for UPLB to become a leader in global intellectual conversations of tomorrow. read more

The Graduate School (GS) and the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), together with UP Mindanao, launched the Mindanao Development Studies Seminars (MDSS) on May 13-14 at UP Mindanao, Davao City. 


The MDSS aims to stimulate critical discussion about contemporary issues and challenges affecting the development of Mindanao. 


Dr. Portia G. Lapitan, vice chancellor for academic affairs who delivered a speech on behalf of Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. reiterated the importance of Mindanao in the development of the country. She expressed her hopes that through the MDSS, participants would gain a more thorough insight of the issues affecting Mindanao.

“It is also my hope that this seminar would pave the way for scholars to engage in further discourse about Mindanao’s key concerns and strive to influence national policies that would benefit the people of Mindanao,” she added. read more

 

The Graduate School will hold its Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on June 24 at the DL Umali Freedom Park. During this occasion, the students who will have finished their doctoral program will be conferred their degrees through a ceremony in which their academic regalia (hoods) would be put on them by their advisers and University officials led by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr and Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., dean of the Graduate School.

The guest of honor and keynote speaker for this year’s ceremonies is Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, president of Maejo University in Thailand. Dr. Yosraj is a UPLB alumnus, having earned both his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Science in 1983 and 1990, respectively. read more

The UPLB Graduate School (GS) held its 2016 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies on June 24 at the DL Umali Freedom Park. Of the 279 graduates, 229 obtained master’s degrees and 50 earned doctorate degrees.

In his opening remarks, Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. expressed confidence that the graduates will exceed expectations around them. “UPLB has prepared you to become leaders who have the intellectual capacity and the heart to contribute to your respective communities,” he said.  He also encouraged the graduates to use the knowledge they gained from the University not only in pursuing academic and intellectual endeavors, but also in addressing social concerns. read more

“How do you thank your benefactors? How do you thank the Filipino taxpayers? How do you thank the Filipino people as a whole?” asked UP President Alfredo E. Pascual to the 2,245-strong UPLB Class of 2016 on June 25 at the DL Umali Freedom Park.

President Pascual was the keynote speaker during the 44th Commencement Exercises of UPLB that started at six o’clock in the morning, a deviation from the usual afternoon-to-evening ceremonies in the University. He was introduced by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. read more

UPLB and Kobe University (KU) in Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop academic programs and projects that will benefit both in their instruction, research and training programs.

The MOU, which covers a 5-year period, was signed by KU President Hiroshi Takeda on March 23 in KU while UPLB chancellor, Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. signed it on April 21 at the BM Gonzalez Hall in UPLB. read more

UPLB, through the Graduate School (GS) and the College of Economics and Management (CEM) has launched the off-campus Master of Management program for employees of the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) at the DBM headquarters in Paco, Manila on Nov. 26.

PS-DBM has provided partial scholarships to its deserving employees who will be on the MMgt program that is being implemented by UPLB for continuing organizational development in the former. According to Atty. Tomas C. Syquia, executive director of PS-DBM, “to be the best, we must be taught by the best,” referring to the choice of UPLB as the partner institution. read me

In celebration of its 37th anniversary, the International Students Association (ISA), in cooperation with the International Student Services of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), staged its annual cultural night at the DL Umali Hall on Oct. 14.

According to Dr. Nina Cadiz, OSA director, the event was “meant to promote the welfare and cooperation of foreign students in UPLB and to promote the benefits of internationalization in a University” such as UPLB.

With the theme “Unifying Force for Global Community,” the event featured song and dance performances of students from the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. read more

In order to modernize pedagogy and equip faculty members with technology-mediated teaching strategies, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) and Graduate School (GS) co-sponsored the workshop on Graduate Program Innovations: Hands-On Training on Blended Learning for faculty members on July 27-28, at the ILC Computer Laboratory, CAS Annex I Bldg.   

Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., GS dean, lauded the participants for attending the workshop despite the fact that they were on teacher’s leave. He said that since faculty members are in the forefront of the internalization efforts of the University and UPLB-GS has already embarked on off-campus offering, there is a need to conduct training programs on technology-mediated approaches that would help enhance the graduate programs of the University. read more

The UPLB Graduate School (GS) conducted its 2015 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies on July 3 at the DL Umali Hall, conferring degrees on 48 Ph.D. and 212 masters candidates. It also gave recognition to its top five Ph.D. and masters candidates, and two recipients of special awards.

In his opening remarks, Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. advised the graduate students to actively participate in collaborative research activities that promote knowledge building and policy making, to publish their work, and serve the people. He further explained that as the ASEAN integration promotes mobility among faculty and students, it also presents UPLB an opportunity to pursue research and development policies in the region. read more

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Regular Master's Students
March 1, 2017 - Deadline of submission of Nomination of Guidance Committee and Plan of Study
 

New Regular PhD Students
March 1, 2017 - Deadline of submission of Nomination of AdvisoryCommittee
March 15, 2017 - Deadline of filing of Qualifying Exam
April 3, 2017 - Deadline of submission of Plan of Study
 

Graduating Students
April 12, 2017 - Deadline of submission of Nomination of External Reviewer (for thesis programs only)
April 28, 2017 - Deadline of Final Examinations
May 12, 2017 - Deadline of submission of manuscript for external review (for thesis programs only)
June 2, 2017 - Deadline of submission of final copies of the manuscript and publishable article (for thesis programs only)

Other important dates see: See UPLB Academic Calendar: http://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/img/article%20imgs/UPLBAcadCal2016_2017.pdf

SAIS credentials and UP Mails now posted in GS Portal. To get them just register at uplbgraduateschool.org/gsportal and email lgbolanos@up.edu.ph an image of your UPLB student ID.

NOTE. All GS students are to have a GS Portal accounts or you might miss some e-services.

ATTENTION ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS: Online Preregistration for First semester 2017-2018: April, 3 2017 via SAIS. If you have queries regarding course offerings (or wrong information, classes, section, units, professor in charge) directly contact the unit in charge of the course. If you have queries regarding functionalities of SAIS contact the SAIS Team directly at sais.uplosbanos@up.edu.ph. If you don't know your SAIS account credentials, check your GS Portal account.

June 7-9, 2017 via SAIS. If you have queries regarding course offerings (or wrong information, classes, section, units, professor in charge) directly contact the unit in charge of the course. If you have queries regarding functionalities of SAIS contact the SAIS Team directly at sais.uplosbanos@up.edu.ph. If you don't know your SAIS account credentials, check your GS Portal account. Here is the announcement from the Office of the University Registrar: SAIS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE MIDYEAR 2017

MIDYEAR 2017 Registration starts tomorrow June 7-9, 8am - 9pm via SAIS. NO NEED TO GO TO GS to enlist. We will only entertain administrative/assisted enlistment starting June 13. Kindly read the procedure released by the OUR. SAIS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE MIDYEAR 2017

All registration will be done online through SAIS no need to go to GS to enlist. Wrong and/or Missing information in the course offerings (courses, units, sections, advisers. etc) must be reported and corrected by the unit offering the course. SAIS password resets are handled by the UPLB SAIS team at: sais.uplosbanos@up.edu.ph. UP webmail password resets are handled by the UPLB ITC. GS has no authority over these systems inculding the Payment Appointment System of the UPLB Cashiers Office. All inquiries must be addressed directly to the offices involved.

GS' enrollment role is only to admit and enroll new students, overide COI, change matriculation after regular registration unitl the last day of late registration only.  Procedure will be posted upon release of the Office of the University Registrar.

Online Preregistration Part 2: July 10, 2017 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

General Registration and Payment of fees/tagging of scholars: July 27, 2017 8:00 am - Aug 1,2017 9:00 pm

Start of Classes: Aug. 2, 2017

Teachers Prerogative and Online Change of Matriculation: Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017

LAST DAY OF LATE REGISTRATION: Aug. 11, 2017

FOR STRICT COMPLIANCE

The UPLB Graduate School will comply with the Four-day Workweek in UPLB from July 10 - 28, 2017.

The office will be closed every Monday of July, specifically July 10, 17, and 24.

All GS students are REQUIRED to have the following 1) UP Mail 2) SAIS Access 3) Payment Appointment System Access and 4) GS Portal account. 

1) To obtain UP Mail, email helpdesk@up.edu.ph and request for a UP Mail. Attach an image of your Form 5 or UPLB Student ID.

(UP Mail has the @up.edu.ph extension it is DIFFERENT from UPLB Liham with the @uplb.edu.ph extension)

2) After obtaining a UP Mail, go to the SAIS Team at the Office of the University Registrar and obtain your SAIS Access credentials (username and password)

3) At the same time register your UP Mail to the Payment Appointment System with the SAIS Team.

4) To obtain a GS Portal Account go to: https://uplbgraduateschool.org/gsportal, Register and email lgbolanos@up.edu.ph with an image of your UPLB student ID for activation. 

The Orientation for New Graduate Students will be on 22 August 2017, 3:00 PM at the NCAS Auditorium (at the back of the Office of the University Registrar).

Know the Policies, rules and regulations governing your stay in the university.
We will issue excuse slips after the event for those who have classes.

POSTINGS

Dr. Mark Dondi M. Arboleda takes-over as secretary of UPLB Graduate School effective March 4, 2015.

He succeeds Dr. Willie P. Abasolo who was appointed by the UP Board of Regents as the new dean of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources on March 3, 2015.

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The 43rd Commencement Exercises of UPLB will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in front of the D.L. Umali HAll (UPLB Auditorium).

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