Graduate School (1938)

Latest News and Events
July 14, 2017 Dacanay of Pharmacy appointed to PRC Continuing Professional Development Council
July 13, 2017 Nonato, Calimag, Ramirez of PhD Chem win awards in 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of NAST
June 24, 2017 Jose of Cultural Heritage Studies presents paper on UST Press shift from Spanish to English in HK conference
June 2, 2017 VRRI Nonato receives Shimadzu Achievement Award for Chemical Research
May 26, 2017 Dacanay, Apostol of Pharmacy recognized by Philippine Pharmacists’ Association
May 25, 2017 UST Journalism School holds “Facebook Live, Creative Imagination, Alternative Facts: What’s Filipino Journalism For?”
March 22, 2017 Apostol receives NRCP achievement award for research in pharmacy
March 22, 2017 Binag is new NRCP president, Dimaano elected corp secretary
March 17, 2017 Tangco of Pol Sci designated official WUCT delegate to UN operations
March 3, 2017 Kritike now indexed in Thomson Reuters 
February 18, 2017 Bernardo of English presents paper on Philippine English pedagogy in Hawaii
February 11, 2017 Tarrayo, PhD English student, presents stylistic analysis of Gemino Abad’s Bettina in ICALLE
February 10, 2017 Dean Madrunio of Grad School represents PHL in TESOL Summit in Greece
December 25, 2016 First PhD major in Medical Technology program in the PHL to be offered in January 2017
November 14, 2016 Dean Madrunio of Grad. School elected President of oldest professional organization of language teachers
October 27, 2016 Marcelo of Engineering elected President of Philippine Association of Engineering Schools
September 22, 2016 Aguinaldo, Nonato of Sciences participate in USAID-STRIDE Synergy forum
September 16, 2016 CCCPET partners with PH Natcom for World Heritage Sites Nomination of Philippine Sites
September 6, 2016 Patton, world-renowned scholar on Jacques Derrida, delivers lecture in UST

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Vision

We envision a Graduate School that stands for excellence and innovation and that will be globally identified for the distinction of its programs and quality of its research.

Mission

We are a Catholic institution dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the theoretical and applied fields through quality graduate education that is comprehensive and responsive to the needs of society. We are committed to the formation of scholars and high level professionals who are ethical, competent, compassionate and committed to the service of the Church, the Nation and the Global Community.

Goals

The Graduate School commits itself within the next five (5) years:

— To develop the intellect and creativity through excellence in instruction, research, and extension work;

— To form scholars and high level professionals in the arts and humanities, the natural and allied health sciences, the social and management sciences who are ethical and who demonstrate competencies functional in both the local and global workplace;

— To hone the professional and social skills, and critical capabilities of students enabling them to become responsible leaders in their careers and community;

— To provide students opportunities to serve the larger community through extension work and community service;

— To produce quality research in the various fields of knowledge that is internationally recognized;

— To recruit Faculty who are acknowledged experts in the field and to complement the teaching staff by inviting international scholars in the various disciplines;

— To build partnerships and linkages between the Graduate School and academic institutions, industry and government entities at the local and international level; and

— To enhance the image and visibility of the Graduate School and its work in both the local and global community.

Research Journal

The Antoninus Journal

Patron Saint

Saint Antoninus of Florence

Administration and Staff

Administration
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PROF. MARILU R. MADRUNIO, PhD

Dean

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REV. FR. JOSE ANTONIO E. AUREADA, O.P., SThD

Regent

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ASSOC. PROF. ALEJANDRO S. BERNARDO, PhD

Faculty Secretary

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PROF. GRECEBIO JONATHAN D. ALEJANDRO, Dr. rer. Nat.

Director, Office for Graduate Research

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ASSOC. PROF. JOCELYN F. AGCAOILI, MSPT, MHPEd

Director, Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development

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ASSOC. PROF. ERIC B. ZERRUDO, MCH

Director, Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics

 

Academic Officials

Directors / Supervisors

PSYCHOTRAUMA CLINIC (Director)

Rev. Fr. Edgardo C. de Jesus, PhD

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SCIENCE LABORATORIES (Supervising Scientist)

Assoc. Prof. Susana F. Baldia, PhD

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BOTANICAL GARDEN (Supervising Scientist)

Ophelia Laurente, MS

 

Coordinators

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Assoc. Prof. Rachelle B. Lintao, PhD

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PROGRAMS

Prof. Maria Natalia R. Dimaano, PhD

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LIBRARY

Prof. Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez, MA

 

Faculty Council
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PROF. MARILU R. MADRUNIO, PhD

Chair

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REV. FR. JOSE ANTONIO E. AUREADA, O.P., SThD

Member

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PROF. HECTOR M. AGUILING, PhD

Member

PROF. BELEN L. TANGCO, PhD, HondL

Member

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PROF. MICHAEL ANTHONY C. VASCO, PhD

Member

 

Support Staff

Office of the Dean

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MS. IRENE P. EVANGELISTA

Secretary to the Dean

Office Operations

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MR. LINOY D. MARCAIDA

Office Clerk

Written Comprehensive Exams and Student Records

MR. JOHANNES F. CORTEZ

Office Clerk

Inquiries and Grades Encoding

MR. HERBERT I. TABANERA

Office Clerk

Inquiries and New Student Applications

MR. JACKNEIL G. RIVERA

Office Clerk

Facilities Maintenance

 

Learning Resource Unit

MR. EMMANUEL S. DECENA

Technical Support

 

Outstanding Graduates

Architecture

FERNANDEZ, John Joseph T.

2004

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Biological Science

CABRERA, Esperanza C.

1992

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Business Administration

CANOY, Leonardo Jr. M.

1993

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

HILOMA, Arnel T.

2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

LEE, Isidora A.

1982

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TORRES, Melinda D.

2003

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Chemistry

AGUINALDO, Alicia M.

1982

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

BAYQUEN, Aristea V.

1982

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

GUEVARRA, Beatrice Q.

1972; 1987

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

NONATO, Maribel G.

1986

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

YSRAEL, Mafel C.

1989; 1997

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Commerce
BENOLOGA, Celso D.
1988Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

CABANOS, Fulceda J.

2001

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

CANLAS, Maria Loreto A.

2009

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

PANUELOS, Perfecto N.

1993

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

PASTRANA, Ronald M.

1994

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

RECIO, Elizabeth O.

1994; 2004

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

SALIB, Saroyini W.R.

1998

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TORRES, Melinda D.

2009

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Development Studies / Development Education

BUCOY, Juliet Kallam

2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

CARPIO, Miguel M.

2011

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

GAN, Gabriel M.

2007

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

GAERLAN, Amelita A.

1997

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

LOZA, Cynthia B.

2001; 2008

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

MANGAHAS, sr. Ma. Alma Immacolata S., S.F.S.C.

1995

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

RENTORIA, fr. Harold LL., O.S.A.

2005

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TAN, Crestita B.

1994

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TAN, Emily B.

1988

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Education / Educational Management

CALIMAG, Ma. Minerva P.

2010

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

DE JESUS, Armando F.

2000

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

DELFIN, msgr. Jose D., P.C.

1977

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

GUILLERMO, Maria Lirio Tan Lagrimas, A.R.

2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

VILLENA, Danilo K.

2000

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Engineering

BACCAY, Melito A.

1998

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

English

BAUTISTA, Maria Lourdes S.

1971

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

CARILLO, Clarita D.

1994

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Health Professions Education

ATIENZA, Melinda M.

2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

DEE, Marlyn T.

2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

SAY, Antonio S.

2011

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

VALENCIA, Jesus V.

2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Higher Religious Studies

ALIGAN, fr. Rodel E., O.P.

1992; 1997

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

ARCEO, fr. Ernesto M., O.P.

1986

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

DE LA ROSA, fr. Rolando V., O.P.

1984

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

MACTAL, fr. Rolando D., O.P.

1998

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

SIRISUT, rev. Joseph Chusak, D.D.

2004

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TORRELIZA, Myrna A.

1998

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

History

CENZON, rev. Carlito J., C.I.C.M., D.D.

1968

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TORRES, Jose Victor Z.

1994; 2006

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Hospital Administration

PUNSALAN, Patria P.

1995

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Human Resource Management

CANOY, Leonardo Jr. M.

1996

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Library Science

MORAN, Teresita C.

1981

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Literature

AÑONUEVO, Maria Luz Rebecca T.

1992

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

ARRIOLA, Joyce L.

1995; 2003

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

HIDALGO, Cristina P.

1969

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Mathematics Education

TAN, Emily B.

1983

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Nursing

JAVIER, Maria Imelda O.

2004

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Nursing Administration

TAN, Crestita R.

1987

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Oriental Religions and Cultures

GUILLERMO, Maria Lirio Tan Lagrimas

1991

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Pharmacy

SOLEVILLA, Rosalinda D.

1995

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

TORRES, Priscilla M.

1995; 2005

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Philosophy

ABULAD, Romualdo E.

1978

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

CABRERA, rev. Jesus A., D.D.

1961

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

DEMETRIO, Feorillo Petronilo III A.

1992

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

DY, Manuel Jr. B.

1979

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

JUANICH, rev. Edgardo S., D.D.

1992

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

LARLAR, fr. Lauro V., O.A.R.

1979

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

ROSARIO, Tomas Jr. G.

1990

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Physical Therapy

AGCAOILI, Jocelyn F.

2003

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

PERALTA, Cheryl R.

2003

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Psychology

BANCE, Lucila O.

1997

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

LOPEZ, Arnulfo V.

1988; 1991

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

PEREZ, Hector M.

2005; 2013

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Public Administration

CABANOS, Fulceda J.

1993

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

CASILLAN, Marcelo M.

1998

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

GAZA, Aristotle J.

2008

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Sociology

DE JESUS, Armando F.

1995

Recognized in 2014 – 75th Anniversary of the Graduate School

History

As early as the seventeenth (17th) century, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) had already been granting masterate and doctoral degrees. The different faculties and colleges supervised their respective undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs.

It was in 1619 when Pope Paul V granted the faculty to confer degrees to all Dominican colleges in the New World including the Colegio de Santo Tomas which had been founded on 28 April, 1611 by the Superiors of the Dominican Province of the Holy Rosary. In 1629, Pope Urban VIII issued a Papal Document renewing the authority of Santo Tomas to confer degrees. On 20 November, 1645, Pope Innocent X raised the Colegio to the status of a University with civil and ecclesiastical faculties. It was placed under the continued administration of the Order of Preachers, and its authority to confer degrees became permanent. In 1785, King Charles III of Spain granted the University the title of Royal. In the twentieth (20th) century, the University operated under the laws of the state that exercised jurisdiction over the civil faculties. Permission and approval were granted and renewed by the Bureau of Education during the Commonwealth, later by the Department of Education of the Republic of the Philippines, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS), and again by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS); and now, since 1994, by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). In 1902, Pope Leo XIII awarded the title of Pontifical while in 1947, Pope Pius awarded the title the Catholic University of the Philippines.

The University of Santo Tomas is distinguished as an educational institution with the title, Royal, Pontifical and Catholic University of the Philippines – a title it truly deserves because of its unswerving commitment to the goals of Catholic education and national progress, of the expertise of the faculty, of the sterling intellectual, moral and skill-oriented qualities of its graduates and the contributions of the accomplished men and women who passed its portals and helped shape the course of Philippine history. Without any iota of doubt, the Graduate School of the University has played a prominent and pivotal role in contributing to the prestige of the University as well as to its national, regional and global acceptance.

The earliest existing records in the Archives of the University marked the first twelve (12) graduates from 1629 to 1645. These graduates were conferred the Doctorate degree in Theology as well as Masterate and Licentiate degrees in the Arts respectively. From 1645 to 1911, there was a total of some 1,176 graduates in the Doctorate, Masterate, Licentiate levels in Theology, Philosophy, Arts, Civil Law, Canon Law, Latin, Pharmacy and Medicine. Investitures held since 1663 were recorded in the official graduation book of the University entitled Libro de Asiento de Grados de la Universidad de Santo Tomas.

It is interesting to note some of the academic highlights between the years 1896 and 1917. The University conferred among others such degrees as Doctor in Natural Science in 1896 (1), Licentiate in Philosophy and Letters in 1897 (2), Doctor of Physical Science in 1906 (1), Licentiate in Dentistry in 1908 (1), Doctor of Philosophy and Letters in 1909 (1), Licentiate in Civil Engineering in 1912 (3), Master of Science in 1961 (1), and Master of Science in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in 1917 (1).

In 1926, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy major in Economics as well as Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Education were offered. Records show that three (3) out of the first four (4) graduates of Master of Arts in Education in 1930 were females while the first graduates of Doctor of Philosophy in Education in 1934 were all females, and all became faculty members, possibly the first female teachers in the University. The first woman granted a Licentiate in Pharmacy was graduated in 1924 while the first women graduates of Doctor of Pharmacy were graduated in 1925 – four (4) out of the five (5) graduates then. Although the different degrees of Master of Science in Chemistry were first offered in 1928, it was only in 1936 when the University first conferred the degree of Master of Science in Chemistry and in Physics. In 1928, the University offered five (5) more courses: M.A. and Ph.D. major in English; M.A. and Ph.D. major in Political Science; M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology; Ph.D. in Chemistry; and Ph.D. in Mathematics. It was in 1934 that M.S. and Ph.D. in Commerce were first offered by the University. The first candidates for the degree of Ph.D. in Chemistry and Mathematics graduated in 1935.

Within the period of eleven (11) years, from 1926 to 1937, UST granted ten (10) honorary degrees to nine (9) recipients. One of them was Rev. Eugene I. McGuinnes who was awarded both degrees of Doctor of Canon Law and Doctor of Sacred Theology in 1927 while the two most prominent awardees were the Honorable Sergio Osmeña, Sr. In 1929, and His Excellency Commonwealth President, Manuel L. Quezon in 1936, both of whom were given Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

In 1938, the University established formally the Graduate School to take charge of all graduate and post-graduate studies in the civil faculties except that of Medicine and Surgery and that of the Ecclesiastical Faculties. The first Dean was Father Rector himself, Very Rev. Fr. Silvestre Sancho, O.P., S.Th.D. From 1938 to 1946 the Graduate School granted degrees in the following disciplines: Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemical Engineering; Master of Laws (Ll.M.) and Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.); M.S. and Ph.D. major in Chemistry; M.S. and Ph.D. in Commerce; M.S. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy (Phar.D.); M.A. and Ph.D. in Education; M.A. and Ph.D. in English; M.A. and Ph.D. major in Philosophy; M.A. and Ph.D. major in Political Science; Doctor of Letters; Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Master of Science in Mathematics; and Master of Science in Physics.

All the Graduate courses offered before 8 December, 1941 had their respective certificates of government recognition. However, after World War II, in 1945, the UST Graduate School applied for and received new certificates of recognition for said courses except for Civil Engineering and Physics.

In 1951, permission was renewed by the Director of Private Schools of the Department of Education for the UST Graduate School to continue offering different majors covered by the certificates of government recognition for the different degrees. Thus, apart from the already existing courses, the Graduate School began offering other majors: M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology; M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology; M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics; M.A. and Ph.D. in Guidance and Counselling; M.A. and Ph.D. in History; M.S. in Botany; M.S. in Elementary Education; M.A. in Library Science; M.A. in Linguistics; M.A. in Filipino; M.A. in Public Administration; and M.A. in Social Sciences.

In 1955 the UST Graduate School was granted certificates of recognition for a Masterate Program in Music and in Spanish to be followed by Master of Arts in Nursing in 1960; Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies in 1965; and Doctor of Letters in 1966. On 18 May, 1972, permission to continue offering these different majors covered by certificates of recognition was again granted by the director of Private Schools. Likewise, in 1974, the Department of Education, Culture and Sports granted permission for the Graduate School to offer Master of Science in Chemistry Education.

In 1975, the Graduate School applied for permission to offer three (3) new majors: M.S. Architecture; M.S. Medical Technology, major in Laboratory Management, and Master in Business Administration (MBA).

In 1978, the Graduate School applied for and opened six (6) new majors: M.A. and Ph.D. in Development Education; M .S. Biology Education; M.S. Mathematics Education; M.A. Special Education; M.S. Microbiology; M.A. Oriental Religions and Cultures. The following years saw the approval of offering new programs: M.S. Advertising in 1979; M.S. and Ph.D. in Personal and Human Resource Management in 1981; M.S. Applied Physics, major in Medical Physics in 1983; Ph.D. in Public Administration in 1984; and M.S. Management Engineering in 1987.

Deans

2013-Present

Prof. Marilu R. Madrunio, PhD

2000-2013

Prof. Lilian J. Sison, PhD

1995-1999

Fr. Jose Antonio E. Aureada, O.P., SThD

1987-1995

Prof. Magdalena Villaba, PhD

1982-1986

Fr. Paul Zwaenepoel, CICM, PhD

1976-1982

Prof. Carmen Kanapi, PhD

1974-1976

Fr. Antonio Gonzales, O.P., PhD

1970-1974

Prof. Estela Llenado-Zamora, PhD

1965-1970

Fr. Alfredo Panizo, O.P., PhD

1961-1964

Fr. Vidal Clemente, O.P., SThD

1958-1960

Fr. Jose Cuesta, O.P., MA

1953-1957

Fr. Angel de Blas, O.P., PhD

1952 (Acting)

Fr. Antonio Gonzales, O.P., PhD

1952

Fr. Jesus Castañon, O.P., Litt.D.

1946-1951

Fr. Eugenio Jordan, O.P., Ph.Litt.D.

1938-1941

Fr. Silvestre Sancho, O.P., SThD.

Regents

2000-Present

Fr. Jose Antonio E. Aureada, SThD