Office for Graduate Research

Office for Graduate Research

Message from the Director

I warmly welcome you to the Office for Graduate Research (OGR) of the Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas!

The OGR believes that you are a significant contributor of knowledge and research products in the Thomasian community. We support your professional advancement by shaping you in becoming highly competent, flexible, and independent researchers. With your passion and commitment in producing quality research, the OGR is pledged to guide you at every phase of your research endeavors. We provide assistance on thesis/dissertation proposal, presentation (colloquium and oral defense) and publication, and continuously offer research-related seminars, workshops, and fora grounded on evidence-based strategies to enhance your research knowledge, skills, and values. Through our incentive program, we give recognition to the outstanding work of our graduate students for their publication in local and international journals.

I hope that this site shall serve as your companion with a hub of essential information in completing your graduate research as a contribution to your discipline. My ardent reception is with you as you join our scientific community of dynamic scholars from a broad range of professional backgrounds.

Let us work together toward knowledge discovery and societal advancement!

Prof. Dr. Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro
Director, Office for Graduate Research

Published Student Researches

Thesis / Dissertation Proposal Requirements

Published Student Researches

Student researches, whether theses or dissertations, are eventually submitted to peer-reviewed and reputable national or international journals for publication. From 2013-2016, a total of 276 researches were published in different journals. View the tracer by downloading the file below:

Research Colloquium Requirements

Thesis / Disseratation Final Defense Requirements

Evaluation Forms

Other Forms


GS Review Ethics Committee


The UST-Graduate School Review Ethics Committee started as an Ethics Research Board, which is now composed of eleven (19) evaluators who are experts in their own fields. The UST-Graduate School Review Ethics Committee is composed of health, allied health, and non-health professionals/practitioners. It is independent in its reflection, advice, and decision.

Requirements, Forms, and Procedures

GS Review Ethics Committee Organizational Chart

Mr. Liel Alexzis B. Laciste
REC Staff

Regular Members

Assoc. Prof. Emmanuel Batoon, MA
Prof. Mary Caroline N. Castaño, PhD
 Prof. Fernando R. Pedrosa, PhD
Prof. Crestita B. Tan, PhD

Alternate Members

Independent Consultants

 Prof. Marica G. Estrada, PhD

Non - Affiliated Scientific Member

Dr. Marinor Quintilla, CPA

Non - Affiliated, Non - Scientific Members

Ms. Phillene Nicole Sadang (Trainee)
Ms. Anjulie P. Casado

English Language Editing


Assoc. Prof. Maria Rosario R. Aranda, MEd

Ms. Wenda Fajardo, MA
Asst. Prof. Jean R. Celino, MA
Asst. Prof. Judith Ma. Angelica S. Claustro, MA

Asst. Prof. Katrina Ninfa M. Topacio, MA

Ms. Kristina Ysabelle Dichoso, MA

Ms. Ana de Guzman

Ms. Sheila N. Gabe, MA

Statistics Consultancy

Statisticians / Consultants

Recto Rex Calingasan, PhD

George Garcia, M

Olivia Tan, MS

Virgilio A. Tatlonghari, PhD

Gabriel Uriarte, PhD

Administrators and Staff

Prof. Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro, Dr. rer. nat.,

Ms. Rowena Batoon

Mr. Allan Megote

Mr. Liel Alexzis B. Laciste 
(Review Ethics Committee) Staff

Contact Information


Telephone Numbers


Office Address

Telephone Numbers