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 (GS Form 1);
  • Candid Appraisal from at least two (2) persons, former professors and a supervisor (GS Form 2);
  • Transcript of Records
  • 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 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.


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


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