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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]




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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.

This was hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) from 10-11 December 2020 with the theme “Resilient Food and Agricultural System for Accelerating Economic Recovery: Strategy and Implementation”. UPLB won some awards: Rodelina C. Deyto was awarded as the Best Presenter on the subtheme Sustainable Production System, and Emmanuel Flores was awarded as the Best Presenter for the subtheme on Logistic and Value Chain. Team Liwanag of UPLB also won 1st place for cultural performance. 

As part of the celebration, GS hosted a 2-day webinar and the invited speakers shared their insights on the importance of graduate education, open science, open data, interdisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, research, and leadership. In addition, graduate faculty members, staff, and students had a virtual GS Nightout party on 18 December 2020. The GS Student Council organized an outreach where school supplies were given to the children of farmers in San Pablo, Laguna.  Media snippets with greetings from GS friends can be watched via the following link: https://tinyurl.com/uplbgraduateschool



The UP Board of Regents elected Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr. as the 10th chancellor of UPLB at its 1354th meeting on Sept. 24.


Dr. Camacho, dean of the Graduate School (GS) and a professor of economics at the College of Economics and Management (CEM), will serve a three-year term that will start on Nov. 1, 2020.


For more information, visithttps://uplb.edu.ph/all-news/dr-jose-camacho-jr-is-the-10th-uplb-chancellor/ 


From 01 November 2020 until a new GS Dean has been appointed, Dr. Jomar F. Rabajante will serve as the OIC-Dean, and Dr. Mark Dondi M. Arboleda will serve as the GS Secretary.



Graduate School Secretary, Dr. Aimee Lynn Barrion-Dupo is the new UP Faculty Regent. 


Dr. Aimee Lynn Barrion-Dupo of the Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS) took her oath of office as the new UP Faculty Regent before UP President Danilo L. Concepcion on Jan. 8 at the UPCO Social Hall, UPLB.


Her two-year appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022. She succeeds Dr. Ramon Guillermo of UP Diliman.


For more information, visit: https://uplb.edu.ph/all-news/dr-dupo-takes-oath-as-up-faculty-regent/

Sharing with you the SATISFACTION SURVEY results conducted last October-November 202O among the 800+ Graduate Students of UPLB on GS services.

Thank you for your participation and the insights that you have given us. We have taken note of the good as well as the things that need improvement. We are acting on things that will make our services more efficient and maintain those that make us a relevant and responsive unit of UPLB for graduate education.

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Introducing the new set of GS Executives!

Dr. Jomar F. Rabajante starts his tenure as the new dean of the UPLB Graduate School effective March 1, 2021. In his team are Dr. Ronilo Jose D. Flores as associate dean, Dr. Pamela A. Custodio as school secretary and Dr. Rhea Ledesma-Gumasing as assistant school secretary. Team GS202X aims to transform GS as a bastion of excellence towards reshaping the future of graduate school education.

MYMP: Mentoring Young Menros Program

The Graduate School launched the Mentoring Young Mentors Program to orient, train and mentor up and coming graduate school advisers and committee members on GS policies and processes , graduate curriculum design, mentorship and other aspects related to becoming a good mentor to our graduate students. This activity is part of GS' aim to Reshape the future of graduate education.#GS202x

MYMP: Mentoring Young Menros Program

GSCares was launched in order to reach out to GS constituents especially during this time of the pandemic. The GS, cognizant of the need for a venue outside of the classes to unwind, learn new things, get inspired and breathe, had organised the first episode which tackled issues on stress and coping in the now normal. Ms. Lavi Penaverde of Opus Ad Lucem, Inc and Ms. Aji Villamin of the Office of Counselling and Guiadance served as resource persons.

Dean, GS Faculty awarded 2021 Outstanding Young Scientist Award

GS Dean Jomar F. Rabajante was named as one of the recipients of the very prestigious Outstanding Young Scientist Award for the year 2021 by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology. This award is conferred to Filipino scientists below the age of 40 who has contributed to science and technology in the Philippines. Congratulations!


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 for the notice from the Office of the University Registrar.

Deadline of Preregistration COI: August 10, 2020. We cannot move it further just like the previous sems because we will also be arranging the Virtual Graduation. Well try our best to encode late submissions for the prereg, if not it will be good for the regular registration.

To Process your COI:
(1) download and accomplish COI Form: https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/img/NEW-COI-FORM.pdf
(2) Sign with your e-signature and fill-up all necessary information.
(3) Email it to the Professor in charge so that they can attach their e-signature.
(4) Submit the e-signed COI to Mr. Rivera at: jerivera2@up.edu.ph on or before August 10, 2020 for encoding with SUBJECT: COI 1st 2020-2021 BODY: Full name, Student no, SAIS ID. Use your UP Mail when submitting anything to GS.

Note: COI is NOT Enrollment. It is only a Prerequisite, GS only removes the restriction. Students still needs to do self-service enrollment via SAIS on August 18-21. 

Kindly read Updates and FAQs posted in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UPLBGradSch before emailing us. We are experiencing heavy email traffic. Help us help you and help others through self-service information.


Click here for the GS Important Dates 1st Semester 2020-2021

Click here for the UPLB Academic Calendar

Click on the links in the PDF file to view the e-Forms. Downloadables and e-Forms are also available at https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/resources/downloads/ .  Instructions on accomplishing the forms are also embedded in the e-forms. After generating the form, e-sign and email the PDF one by one to all signatories so that they can affix their e-signatures, submit it via email at: gs.uplb@up.edu.ph. (usually when only the GS Secretary and Dean's e-signature are missing).

The UPLB Graduate School (GS) constituents (faculty, students, REPS, administrative staff, alumni) are invited to the webinar presentation of the Accomplishment Report of the Out-going Dean, Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., on 21 January 2021, Thursday, 3:00 pm. This will be followed by the presentation of the mission, vision and plans of the nominees for the New GS Dean.

Those who would like to attend this webinar on Zoom may register at this link:  


To get to know more about the nominees, please click this link:

Dr. Jomar F. Rabajante   Short CV   Full CV

Dr. Zita C. Villa Juan-Albacea   Short CV  Full CV

All Constituents (Faculty, REPS, Staff, Students) with UP Mail, submitting digital files to the Graduate School should be through the UPLB GS Online Document Submission System: https://www.odss.uplbgraduateschool.org instead of emailing them to us.

Those who do not have access to UP Mail (Applicants, Alumni, etc.) may submit using the previous protocol (through email). Please do not submit documents through this system and email at the same time to avoid duplicate tracking.

Demonstration and Tutorial: https://youtu.be/b5SvOfi53i4

All Graduate Students are to follow this process. The OUR Process is more intended for undergraduate students.
This document is live and will be updated when necessary. Always check this Google Doc for updates. We will centralize all enrolment updates in this document for easy reference.

(updated 27 May 2021)
- 29 April to 5 May: Reading/Wellness Break
- 13 May: Last Day of Clearing Deficiencies
- 14 May: Last day of Online Application for Graduation (https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/applicationforgraduation)
- 14 May: Last Day of Submission of Nomination of Advisory Committee for new regular PHD (https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/generatenac_phd)
- 14 May: Last Day of Submission of Nomination of Guidance Committee and Plan of Coursework for New regular Master's
- 19 May: Deadline for Dropping of Courses
- 25 May: Last Day of Holding of Activities
- 31 May: Deadline of Filing of LOA
- 31 May: Deadline of Submission of Deferred Grade Completion (incurred during 2S 2019-2020) [deadline moved to August 7, 2021]
- 4 June: Last day of Filing Application for Final Examination (https://www.uplbgraduateschool.org/generateapp4exam)
- 11 June: Last day of classes
- 11 June: Deadline of submission of Plan of Study of New PHD Students
- 11 June: Deadline of Revision in Plan of Coursework
- 11 June: Deadline of Change in Member/Adviser in Guidance/Advisory Committee
- 18 June: Last Day to conduct Final Examinations. Note Application for Final Exam must be filed at least 2 weeks from actual exam date and not later than 4 June.
- 25 June: Last Day of Submission of Manuscripts.
- 25 June: Last Day of Submission of Grades.

For the 2nd Semester 2021-2022 Enrollment process, please go to: https://tinyurl.com/GSReg2nd2022

Please be reminded that physical enrollment transactions are not allowed at the Graduate School Office. Carefully read and reread the enrollment process document before inquiring. It is better to spend 5-10 minutes reading than to wait for our reply 3-5 days later. We will put all updates at the bottom of the document for your easier reference.

For inquiries regarding enrollment, you may submit it at

All enrollment inquiries should be through this link. Do not email any enrollment concern to any Graduate School Email and/or Staff Members. Do not email the GPMC or RegCom with concerns other than matters specified in the enrollment process document.



is in need of:

POSITION: Project Assistant III (Project-based)

SALARY: P31,262.40/month



  • Graduate of any 4-year course, with at least one year continuous work experience
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (eg. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Workspace Experience in project handling in UPLB or in other funding agencies is a plus
  • Willing to start immediately


  • Monitor scholarship status of scholars, and maintain and update databases;
  • Generate necessary reports and other program deliverables to DOST-SEI;
  • Organize physical and electronic scholarship-related documents, Assist scholars during registration period (tagging of scholars, generation of Form 5) and during local/international conferences/orientation;
  • Evaluate and processes payments;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Leader and Scholarship Head

Send your letter of intent and CV on or before February 22,2022 to scholarship.gs.uplb@up.edu.ph with the email subject UPLB-DOST_PAlll [your last name]

Payment of fees extended until 11 March.
If you still have registration issues, please attend 08 March (Tuesday) Zoom meeting, 3pm. Link can be found in the Updates page of the GS Enrollment Process Google Doc.(https://tinyurl.com/GSReg2nd2022) There will also be one last Zoom meeting for enrollment concerns on Thursday, March 10, 3PM check GS Enrollment Process Google Doc again for updates. (https://tinyurl.com/GSReg2nd2022)



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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