Applicants seeking admission for graduate study at VSU must be a holder of a baccalaureate degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.00 and 1.75 or equivalent for applicants in the master's and doctoral programs, respectively. However, applicants with a GPA lower than the prescribed rating may be admitted on a probationary status. Applicants are also required to submit the following requirements:

  • Accomplished application forms (FM-OGS 01);
  • Candid Appraisal from at least two (2) persons, former professors and a supervisor (FM-OGS 02);
  • Transcript of Records from the last school attended (Informative or Further Studies Indicated Purpose)
  • A non-refundable application fee of P100.00 or $10.00 in postal money order remitted to Visayas State University;
  • Certificate of English Proficiency or an acceptable score in TOEFL for foreign applicants;
  • Seven (7) copies of Personal History Statement (PHS) and notarized affidavit of support authenticated by the Philippine Mission Abroad (PMA) for foreign applicants. PHS forms can be secured from the University Registrar or the PMA.
  • NSO Birth Certificate

Application with incomplete documents shall not be entertained, so please comply with all the necessary documents before submission.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, you can send the e-copy/scanned copy of your documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also send the P100.00 Admission Fee to Ms. Maricar Posas (Her mobile number is 09155992609). Please accomplish all fields using a BLUE ball pen. 


Master of
Master of
Master of
Doctor of
Major Field 25 18 21 21-35
Minor Field 9 9 9 12
Core courses 6 15 - -
Thesis/Dissertation - - 6 12
Special Problem 2 - - -
Graduate Seminar 1 - 1 1-2
Foreign Language/Special Skills - - - (b)
Total (minimum) Course Work 42 42 37 46-61


Tuition and other fees