VSU offers a unique opportunity for advanced study through highly innovative and relevant graduate programs covering a wide range of disciplines relating to agricultural and rural development.

Students make use of extensive instructional and research facilities of the academic as well as of various VSU-based research centers. The University also provides general amenities including housing, social, recreational, spiritual and shopping facilities. The scenic campus is situated at the foot of Mt. Pangasugan and facing the beautiful Camotes Sea, making VSU a conducive place for study.

The University regularly updates its program to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of students and to ensure an atmosphere for optimum academic advancement.


The VSU Graduate School strives for excellence in graduate education for regional growth and rural development. It offers graduate courses to teachers, researchers, extensionists, administrators and other professionals to upgrade their educational competencies. It also offers weekend classes and distance education for those who do not have enough time to attend to the conventional schedule.

Philosophy. A teacher must foster intellectual curiosity among students and train them in the art and science of searching for truth to achieve excellence whether in the classroom or in the laboratory, in nature or in society

Vision. Center of excellence in advanced education and research in agriculture and allied fields in the Visayas.

Mission. Attainment of the highest quality of human capital and scientific research in advanced education for the sustained growth and development of agriculture, fisheries, and agro-industries in the Visayas.

Goal. Produce high-quality manpower in agriculture and its allied fields through graduate education to serve the development needs of the region.

General Objective. To strive for excellence in graduate education for regional growth and rural development.

Specific Objectives

  • To offer graduate courses to teachers, researchers, extension workers, administrators, and other professionals.
  • To train and guide graduate students in conducting productive and independent research studies relevant to agriculture and its allied fields.
  • To design and implement innovative strategies for the enhancement of managerial and leadership skills of professional and development workers.
  • To strengthen the personal discipline and moral character of graduate students to better serve their clientele.

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