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Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine


Prospective Students

DVM graduate from the academe, animal industry, private and government industries and private practice.



1. Join various government agencies (DA, DENR, DOH, etc)  and local government units

2. Teach in universities and colleges in the country and region

3. Join international organizations concerned with animal or human health (OIE, WHO, FAO)

4. Work in reseasrch laboratories in public and private institutions

5. Work in private companies engaged in animal production and animal breeding activities

6. Engage in food animal practice

7. Pursue graduate studies in related/relevant degree programs


Requirements and Mechanics to Graduate

The admission requirements of the Graduate School shall be followed. In addition, applicants shall be holders of DVM or related degree in life sciences from any recognized institution and with at least one year experience in veterinary or related practice.

The MVE requires all student to earn a total of 30 units for graduation. At least 18 units of major courses, 3 units of Special Topics (VEPI 291), 6 units of Field Project (VEPI 295) and 3 units elective must be earned. The major courses are VEPI 221, VEPI 222, VEPI 223, VEPI 224, VEPI 225 and STAT 264. The electives can be chosen from
the following: VEPI 226, VEPI 227, VEPI 228, VPH 222, DM 220, SPPS 202, LGD 210, DEVC 201, DEVC 202, DEVC 261, AECON 111, AECON 241

Students begin the program with 6 units of required courses in summer. The Field project may be in the form of a research study, a case study, risk analysis study, a program evaluation or a scientific epidemiological report on animal disease and will be presented and defended orally before a panel. Students shall submit a paper in publishable form as a requirement for graduation.


Graduate Courses

Veterinary Anatomy

VETA 201. Advanced Macroscopic Anatomy of the Dog (3). Detailed description of the macroscopic anatomy of the dog. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 102 or COI. (1) 

VETA 202. Advanced Comparative Anatomy (3). Detailed description and comparison of the macroscopic anatomy of the pig, horse, chicken, and cattle (or sheep, goat or carabao). 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 102 and VETA 103 or COI. (2) 

VETA 203. Applied Anatomy (3). Anatomical features essential to diagnostic, surgical, theriogenological, and postmortem procedures. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 102 or COI. (1)

VETA 204. Advanced Microscopic Anatomy (3). Comparative functional histology and ultrastructure of tissues and organs in various species of domestic animals. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 104 or COI. (1)

VETA 205. Neuroanatomy (3). Structure and function of the nervous system; anatomical diagnosis of neurologic disorders. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VETA 201 and VETA 204 or COI. (2)

VETA 207. Histological and Electron Microscopic Techniques (3). Techniques in the preparation of animal tissues, microbes and parasites for the light and electron microscopy. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 104 or COI. (2) 

Veterinary Epidemiology

VEPI 221. Veterinary Epidemiological Methods (3). Application of epidemiological concepts and methods for systematic inquiry into disease status of animal populations. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1)

VEPI 222. Veterinary Surveillance (3). Epidemiologic concepts and methods for surveillance of animal and zoonotic diseases. 5 hrs (2, class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1, S).

VEPI 223. Epidemiologic Approach in the Control of Infectious Animal Diseases (3). Application of epidemiology in the control of infectious diseases in animals. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPH 121 or COI. (1, S).

VEPI 224. Outbreak Investigation and Control (3). Epidemiologic approach to the investigation and containment of disease outbreaks. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPH 121 or COI. (1,2)

VEPI 225. Veterinary Risk Analysis (3). Introduction to Animal Health Risk Analysis. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI (1,2).

VEPI 226. Veterinary Informatics (3). Application of informatics in veterinary epidemiology. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. COI (1,2).

VEPI 227. Environmental Animal Health (3). Factors that may have adverse effects on the health of animal and human populations and the wider environment, and their management. 3 hrs (class). PR. None. (2)

VEPI 228. Veterinary Diagnostics (3). Evaluation of veterinary diagnostic tests in populations. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPH 121 or COI (1).

VEPI 291. Special Topics in Veterinary Epidemiology (3). 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. None. (1).

VEPI 295. Field Project in Veterinary Epidemiology (6). Research project in veterinary epidemiology. 18 hrs.  PR. COI (2).

Veterinary Microbiology

VMCB 221. Applied Immunology (2). Veterinary immunodiagnostic techniques; principles, applications, limitations and interpretation of results. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122, VMCB 123 and VMCB 124 or COI.

VMCB 229/MBB 229. Biotechnology in Immunoprophylaxis and Diagnostics of Animal Diseases (3). Principles and applications of biotechnological advances in vaccine design and development and veterinary diagnostics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 221 or VPAR 234 or COI. (1)

Veterinary Medicine

VMED 253. Advanced Equine Medicine (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of horses. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 153 or COI. (1)

VMED 254. Advanced Swine Medicine (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of pigs. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 154 or COI. (1)

VMED 255. Advanced Poultry Medicine (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of poultry. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 154 or COI. (2)

VMED 256. Advanced Ruminant Medicine (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 153 or COI. (2)

VMED 261. Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (3). Nonconventional, traditional and new approaches, methods and techniques in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of animals. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 151 or COI. (1)

VMED 291. Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine (1-3). May be repeated provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 3 units. 1 hr a week (1 class). PR. None. (1,2)

VMED 299. Graduate Seminar in Veterinary Medicine (1). 1 hr (class). PR. None. (2)

VMED 300. Master’s Thesis (6).

Veterinary Parasitology

VPAR 231. Advanced Veterinary Entomology (3). Arthropods of medical and veterinary importance and their relation to animal host and environment; control and prevention. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 131 or COI. (1)

VPAR 232. Advanced Veterinary Helminthology (3). Relationship of helminth parasites to their host and environment; immune response to parasitic infection; advances in treatment and control. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (2)

VPAR 233. Advanced Veterinary Protozoology (2). Parasitic protozoa and their relation to animal hosts and environment; control and prevention. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 131 or COI. (1)

VPAR 234. Immunology of Parasitic Infections (2). Parasitic antigens; immunodiagnostic tests in clinical parasitology; immune reactions to parasitic protozoa, helminth and arthropods; evasion of the immune response and principles of immunoprophylaxis. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 124 and VPAR 132 or COI. (2)

VPAR 235. Clinical Parasitology (3). Laboratory diagnostic techniques for the collection, examination, identification and preservation of parasites of domestic and wild animals, fishes and other aquatic animals. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (1)

VPAR 236. Systematic Helminthology (3). Taxonomy and nomenclature of helminth parasites. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (2)

Veterinary Public Health

VPH 222. Microbial and Parasitic Zoonoses (3). Biological, ecological, and epidemiological features of microbial and parasitic infections transmissible between man and vertebrate animals. 3 hrs (class). PR. VPH 122 or COI. (1, 2)

VPH 223. Veterinary Epidemiological Investigation of Foodborne Diseases (2). Principles and techniques in the epidemiological investigation of foodborne illnesses of man and/or animals from foods of animal origin. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPH 222 or COI. (1, 2)

VPH 224. Veterinary Public Health Consideration in Foods of Animal Origin (3). Veterinary public health concerns in the production, processing, handling and inspection of animal-derived foods. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPH 222 or COI. (1, 2)

VPH 227. Advanced Epidemiology (2). Design and conduct of epidemiological investigation; statistical methods for organization, presentation, and analysis of epidemiological data; critical evaluation of published epidemiological research on public health. 2 hrs (class). PR. COI. (2)

VPH 228. Environmental Sanitation in Animal Industries (3). Sanitation in animal and animal product establishments. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1)

Veterinary Pharmacology

VPHM 241. Physiological Disposition of Xenobiotics (3). Absorption, distribution, biotransformation, excretion, and pharmacokinetics of drugs and poisons in vertebrates. 3 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 241 or COI. (1)

VPHM 242. Veterinary Toxicology (2). Clinical aspects of common poisoning that affect domestic animals with emphasis on selected organic and heavy metal poisoning. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHM 241 or COI. (2) 

Veterinary Physiology

VPHY 241. Physiological Biochemistry (3). Biochemical principles as related to interpretation of normal and altered physiological state in domestic mammals and birds and other appropriate animal models. 3 hrs (class). PR.CHEM 160 and VPHY 141 or COI. (1)

VPHY 242. Animal Cell Physiology (3). Structural and functional aspects of molecular and subcellular processes in higher animals. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 241 or COI. (1)

VPHY 243. Advanced Mammalian Physiology (3). The physiology of excitable tissues; cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and autonomic nervous systems; acid-base balance. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPHY 242 or COI. (2)

VPHY 244. Neurophysiology and Neuroendocrinology (3). The neural circuitry and mechanisms regulating different physiological activities of animals. 3 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 242 or COI. (1)

VPHY 245. Mechanisms of Hormone Action (2). Cellular and molecular actions of steroid and peptide hormones;
recent techniques in hormone research. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 242 or COI. (2)

VPHY 247. Experimental Physiology (2). Methods in experimental animal physiology. 6 hrs (lab). PR. VPHY 243
or COI. (1,2)

Veterinary Pathology 

VPTH 221. Biology and Pathology of Laboratory Animals (3). Biology and diseases of common laboratory animals used in biomedical research. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1)

VPTH 222. Veterinary Necropsy (3). Postmortem examination, interpretation, and diagnosis; collection, preservation, and packing of specimens for laboratory examinations. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VPTH 122 or COI. (2)

VPTH 223. Histopathology (3). Light microscopic examination of cellular changes and tissue reactions to injurious agents with emphasis on lesion description, morphologic, and etiologic diagnosis. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VPTH 122 or COI. (2)

VPTH 224. Clinical Biochemistry (2). Measurements of various chemical constituents of body fluids and electrolytes; analysis and interpretation of results with emphasis on clinical enzymology. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPTH 123 or COI. (1) 

VPTH 225.1. Comparative Pathology I (2). Etiology, gross and microscopic tissue alterations, interpretation and diagnosis of diseases affecting domestic animals, wildlife, and aquatic animals. 6 hrs (lab). PR. VPTH 222 and VPTH 223. (1)

VPTH 226. Pathology of Microbial Infections (2). Etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of common microbial diseases affecting domestic animals. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 223 and VMCB 224. (1,2)

VPTH 227. Pathology of Parasitic Infections. (2). Etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of common parasitic diseases affecting domestic animals. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPTH 223 and VPAR 132. (1,2)

Veterinary Surgery

VSUR 251. Veterinary Anesthesia (3). Application of different methods of analgesia and anesthesia in surgical procedures. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 151 or COI. (1) 

VSUR 253. Advanced Equine Surgery (3). Recent and advanced techniques in equine surgery. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 251. (2) 

VSUR 254. Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound (3). Analysis and Interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound in different species of animals. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 154 or COI. (2)

VSUR 256. Advanced Ruminant Surgery (3). Recent and advanced techniques in bovine, bubaline, caprine and ovine surgery. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 251. (2)

Veterinary Theriogenology

VTHE 251. Laboratory Animal Theriogenology (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of laboratory animals. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 155 or COI. (1)

VTHE 253. Advanced Equine Theriogenology (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of horses. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251.(2) 

VTHE 254. Advanced Porcine Theriogenology (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of pigs. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251.(2)

VTHE 256. Advanced Bovine and Bubaline Theriogenology (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of cattle and buffaloes. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251 (2)

VTHE 257. Advanced Ovine and Caprine Theriogenology (2). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of sheep and goats. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251 (2)(1)

VMCB 222. Clinical Microbiology (2). Isolation, cultivation, and identification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi affecting the domestic animals. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122 or COI. (1) 

VMCB 223. Bacterial and Viral Pathogens of Domestic Animals. (4). Characteristics of pathogenic bacteria and viruses relevant to their pathogenesis, epidemiology, and control in domestic animals. 8 hrs (2 class, 6 lab). PR. VMCB 122 and VMCB 123 or COI. (2) 

VMCB 224. Veterinary Mycology (2). Cultivation and identification of pathogenic fungi of veterinary importance. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122 or COI. (1)

VMCB 225. Advances in Veterinary Immunology (3). Current research and development in veterinary immunology. 3 hrs (3 class). PR. VMCB 124 or COI. (2)

VMCB 226. Advances in Veterinary Virology (2). Current research and development in veterinary virology. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 123 or COI. (2)

VMCB 227. Veterinary Anaerobic Bacteriology (2). Isolation, cultivation, and identification of anaerobes affecting domestic animals. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122 or COI. (1,2)

VMCB 228. Pathogenicity and Virulence of Bacteria and Viruses in Animals (3). Mechanisms and determinants of pathogenicity and virulence of animal bacteria and viruses. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (2)


Faculty Information


 Date of Birth  (MM/DD/YY

 Highest Educational  Attainment

  Faculty Rank


Baldrias, Loinda R.               




Food Microbiology and Public Health Isolation of food bacterial contaminants

Baticados, Waren N.             



Associate Professor

Veterinary Protozoology

Divina, Billy P.



Associate Professor

Veterinary Helminthology

Eduardo, Salcedo L.




Veterinary Parasitology, Systematic Helminthology

Marte, Benjamin Reuel G



Associate Professor

Clinical Pathology

Masangkay, Joseph S.             




Comparative Pathology

Molina, Helen A.                            





Padilla, Mildred A.




Veterinary Public health, Epidemiology, Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Rovira, Hope G.



Assistant Professor

Microbiology and Immunology

Sanchez, Romeo E.



Associate Professor

Virology (Bacteriology and Virology) and Immunology and Swine Medicine



Contact Information

Phone No: 049 536-2730

Email[email protected]




 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

The Graduate School welcomes new staff officials to improve and strengthen its graduate services. On 15 November 2017, Dr. Mark Dondi M. Arboleda, former School Secretary since 2015, was officially appointed as Associate Dean; Dr. Aimee Lynn A. Barrion-Dupo as School Secretary; and Ms. Nanette A. Aquino as Assistant Secretary. Read more

Dr. Aimee Lynn Barrion-Dupo, Graduate School Secretary, was one of the 68 awardees of the UP Scientific Productivity System for CY 2017. 

The UP Scientific Productivity System (SPS) aims to support the development of science and technology; and encourage and reward scientific productivity. 

The nominees are evaluated according to the following: Scientific Productivity as measured by scientific publications, significant technological output and discoveries; Scientific Standing; and professional Standing

Visit http://ovpaa.up.edu.ph/up-scientific-productivity-system-2/ for more details on the UP Scientific Productivity System.


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. 

Oct. 15, 2017 - All Master's: Nomination of Guidance Committee and Plan of Study
Oct. 15, 2017 - PhD: Nomination of Advisory Committee
Nov. 15, 2017 - PhD: Qualifying Exam
Dec. 15, 2017 - PhD: Plan of Study

Dec. 15, 2017 - Thesis/Dissertation Outline

Probationary students need to satisfy the conditions for conversion to regular within this semester, if not submit a Letter Request for Extension of Probationary Status on or before Dec 15. 

If deadlines are not met accomplish a Waiver of Requirement/s Form and submit on Oct. 15 for new master's and Dec. 15 for PhD and students enrolled in 300/400.

Noncompliance may result in the deactivation of your SAIS enrollment access.

* it the deadline falls on a non working day, the working day immediately after that date shall be the deadline.

All Graduating Students this First Semester 2017-2018 must accomplish the Online Application for Graduation on or before September 29, 2017.
Click this link for the Online Application for Graduation: Online Application for Graduation e-Form

As University Policy No Application for Graduation, No Graduation

The DEADLINE of submission of the following GS requirements has been extended until Oct. 30, 2017.
1) Nomination of Advisory Committee for PHD: https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/generatenac_phd
2) Nomination of Guidance Committee and Plan of Coursework for Masters: https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/generatenogc-and-pos-filt
If you can't submit until Oct 30 then submit an Application for Waiver of Requirements instead, on the same date (Oct 30). (https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/request4waiverform).

Nov. 9: Deadline of Submission of COI for Pre-registration

Nov. 13- 16: Pre-registration


Jan. 5: Deadline of Submission of COI for general registration

Jan. 10- 13 8AM - 9 PM: Online General Registration

Jan. 15-24: Late Registration

Jan. 16: Start of Classes

Jan 24: Last day of Registration

The deadline for submission of grades of First Semester 2017-2018 graduating students (300,400) has been extended to December 19, 2017.The extension has been made in consideration for our graduating students who submitted their manuscripts for external evaluation on time but have just recently received their reviewer's comments.


As a Graduate School initiative to streamline its services, here is the GS Calendar for your reference.

Kindly take note of important dates for the submission of pertinent GS documents.

We look forward to your continuous cooperation.

Click this link fof the GS Calendar for 2nd Semester 2017-2018

The Official Graduate School page is https://www.facebook.com/UPLBGradSch/ . Information for the general public are usually posted there.

The Official UPLB Graduate Student's Group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/UPLBGradStudents/, a closed group for bonafide UPLB-GS Students only. Announcements and other useful information aimed for students are posted there. All GS students are encouraged to join the group.




 Click here to view the schedule of final exam and External review for Mid Year 2018 for thesis/dissertation programs.

All graduating students must apply for graduation online at: https://uplbgraduateschool.org/applicationforgraduation
make sure to have a working UP mail address. for any problem regarding the online application for graduation email: lgbolanos@up.edu.ph

Class Schedule as of July 9, 2018 for those who can't/don't have access to SAIS and to view courses that requires COI. (see last column if it is marked with I or D it is required to submit COI). Use SAIS to view the updated Class Schedule.

Click to view --> First Semeter 2018-2019 Class Schedule (as of July 9, 2018)

Click to view -->​ Enrollment Procedure for New Graduate Students V.3.0 July 20, 2018 

Click to view --> Enrollment Procedure for Continuing Graduate Students


 Click here to view the Schedule of Final Examination and External Review for 1st Semester 2018-2019 for MA, MS and PhD

All graduating students must apply for graduation online at: https://uplbgraduateschool.org/applicationforgraduation
make sure to have a working UP mail address. for any problem regarding the online application for graduation email: lgbolanos@up.edu.ph


If you still don't have a UPLB Liham, U.P. Mail and SAIS Access Credentials you may process them now.

1) Go to the UPLB ITC (Second floor Old Admin/Cashier's Office Building) to obtain a UPLB Liham, they will also facilitate the request of your U.P. Mail.

2) Once you have a U.P. Mail use it to email: lgbolanos@up.edu.ph and request for SAIS Access Credential. State the following in your email message: SAIS ID, STUDENT NUMBER, FULL NAME.

Note: UPLB Liham and U.P. Mail are different. UPLB Liham has the @uplb.edu.ph while U.P. Mail has the @up.edu.ph domain. UPLB Liham is used to access the campus WiFi and other UPLB e-services while U.P. Mail is used for UP System wide e-services such as SAIS.

The Graduate School will have an Special Election for the Graduate School Student Council

Sept. 3-6 - Submission of Certificate of Candidacy

Sept. 10-24 - Campaign Period

Sept. 25 - Election

Click here for the Certificate of Candidacy

Click here for the UPLB USC Constitution


Only the Filing of Application has been extended. The deadline for the actual conduct of Final Examinations remains unchaged: November 19, 2018.

This is the LAST EXTENSION as this is the latest possible date allowed by the GS Policy (Chapter 9, Part 2, Section 6, Article 3).

"The application for Final Examination, duly recommended by the chair of his/her guidance committee and noted by the chair of the major department together with the final draft of the thesis shall be submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School not later than two weeks before the examination. The candidate must also submit a copy of the final draft of his/her thesis to each member of his/her guidance committee."

Furthermore if the Application is filed less than two weeks from the actual date of exam, a Justification Letter addressed to the GS Secretary with the endorsement of the adviser is required from the student. 


Click to view --> Enrollment Process for New Students

Click to view --> Enrollment Process for Continuing Students

January 8-11 assisted enrollment will be dedicated to New Students.

All Continuing Students without access to SAIS will be assisted starting January 10.

Modified Form 5a (prerogative enrollment) will be allowed starting Jan 14, 2019 only.

We are now accepting filing of candidacy for the GS Student Council. The deadline for submission at the GS is on
March 18, 2019 (11:30 am). Click this link for the --> form.

Reminder to all New GS Students.

If you missed the Feb 15 deadline, we are giving you another chance until March 30, 2019

Without these accounts you will not have access to important University services. Without a SAIS Accoount you cannot view your student records like enrollments, grades, etc. You will also be the least priority in enrollment since enrollments are self service through SAIS.

To have these important accounts refer to the New Graduate Student Enrollment Procedure for 2nd Semester 2018-2019 items 8-11. 


The deadline for Nomination of Committee for PHD and Nomination of committee and plan of coursework for Master's was March 15, 2019. All LATE submissions shall have an attached letter of justification addressed to the GS School Secretary, endorsed by the temporary/registration adviser. The processing of forms without an attached letter shall be deferred to the next semester.

Furthermore, all other documents that are submitted late shall also have an attached justification letter endorsed by the adviser.



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).

Click here to download the instructions





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