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Graduate Admission Requirements

Master of Business Administration

The principal requirements of the MBA program are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field (copy of transcript required)
  • Work experience
  • Accomplished application materials
  • Graduate Program Admission Test (GPAT) results

Local applicants need to take the GPAT. The test covers logic, basic quantitative skills, and language/reading comprehension. Overseas applicants are required to submit GMAT and TOEFL scores.

Applicants are required to have basic proficiency in accounting, economics, and mathematics. Workshops are offered for students whose backgrounds show deficiencies in these areas.

See below for the List of Credentials for Enrollment for the list of requirements that needs to be accomplished during enrollment.

Contact Details

The MBA Program
Business Management Cluster, UP Cebu
Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Phone: 232-2642 loc 116
E-mail: [email protected]


Master of Education

Admission Requirements

  1. Accomplished application form
  2. 1 pc. 2×2 ID picture
  3. Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  4. Passing grade in the Master of Education Entrance Test (MEET)

See below for the List of Credentials for Enrollment for the list of requirements that needs to be accomplished during enrollment.


Master of Science in Computer Science 

  1. Request two former professors or experts in the field as references to accomplish the recommendation forms and enclose/seal these envelopes with their signature across the seal. These may be returned to the applicant or sent directly by mail to the Department of Computer Science (DCS), U.P. Cebu.
  2. Pay a non-refundable application fee of PhP100.00 for Filipino citizens or PhP200.00 for resident foreign applicants at
    the Cashier’s Office, UP Cebu. For non-resident foreign applicants, send a check of US $25.00 payable to the “University of the Philippines Cebu (UPC)”. Please check for announcements on the UPC website.
  3. Submit to the Department of Computer Science the following requirements with your application fee receipt on or before
    April 30 for the 1st semester, or September 30 for the 2nd semester admission.
  • Accomplished Application Form (MsCsGradApp_UPC – 031611).
  • Transcript of Records: 1 official copy bearing the school seal and the registrar’s signature and 2 photocopies.
  • 2 recent passport size photo
  • Certificate of English Proficiency – TOEFL Official score (For Foreign Applicants only whose native language or medium of instruction in secondary school and college is not English)
  • A score of at least 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computer-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language(Education Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540 USA) is required.

4. Wait for the action on your application, which will be communicated to you by email and/or phone.

See below for the List of Credentials for Enrollment for the list of requirements that needs to be accomplished during enrollment. 


Master of Science in Environmental Studies

1. A bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, economics or other related fields
2. A general weighted average of 2.5 or better in the undergraduate degree
3. Application documents to be submitted to the MSES Program Coordinator:

  • Completed application form;
  • Original copy of the official transcript of records;
  • Recommendation letters from at least two former professors or immediate supervisors;
  • Statement of Purpose  (300-500 word essay on the applicant’s academic, professional, and personal intentions and objectives  or any special interest; reasons for transfer from other graduate schools);
  • Certification of proficiency in English (TOEFL), if English is not the medium of instruction in the country of origin


List of Credentials for Enrollment  

(To be submitted to the Office of the College Secretary & Registrar upon admission)

  1. Notice of Admission to the program
  2. 2×2 ID photo (3 copies)
  3. Honorable Dismissal from school last attended (1 original and 1 photocopy)
  4. Official Transcript of Records (1 original & 2 photocopies)
  5. Birth Certificate (NSO authenticated, 3 photocopies)
  6. Marriage Contract (for married female only, 3 copies)
  7. Medical Certificate (X-ray result, CBC, Urinalysis, Blood typing)
  8. Two (2) letters of recommendation from former professors and/or immediate supervisors


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