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The Don Honorio Ventura State University Graduate Program started in 1981 with ten (10) students in the Master of Arts in Industrial Education (MAIE) major in Administration and Supervision, its only program offering at the time. As years passed, enrolment in MAIE increased to around a hundred, leading the University to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) program in the second trimester of Academic Year 2002-2003, done in consortium with Bulacan State University (BULSU).

Due to the proven competence of the Graduate School Department, the DHVSU Board of Regents noted the request of the University President to terminate the consortium with BULSU on the Doctor of Education program and independently offer it instead, effective March 2, 2010.

The first trimester of Academic Year 2003-2004 saw the initial offering of the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) major in Educational Management program. Later on, in A.Y. 2016-2017, five (5) other specializations were added, namely, English, Filipino, Mathematics, Technology and Livelihood Education, and Physical Education. In the first trimester of A.Y. 2008-2009, the department started offering Master of Public Administration (MPA), which is a program intended for those with career interest in public governance.

Subsequently, in the first trimester of A.Y. 2015-2016, the Graduate School offered the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, which is designed to develop a graduate student’s professional competence, leadership potential, decision making abilities, and interpersonal skills to serve commercial, governmental, and social organizations in various managerial capacities.


The GS envisions itself as the lead school in the region for advanced studies in creating knowledge and technology, and continuously improving professional competences and practices for sustaining national and global competitiveness.



The GS commits itself to provide sustained learning environment through interconnectivity between research, teaching, service and productivity for competent capacity enhancement of students toward responsible agents for national and global development.



Its goals are directed towards:

  1. Quality and Excellence
  2. Relevance and Responsiveness
  3. Access and Equity
  4. Efficiency and Effectiveness



The following are the Objectives of the Graduate School:

  1. To motivate graduate students to commit themselves to a meaningful and dynamic participation in the pursuit of educational goals;
  1. To inculcate sense of self-reliance and independent thinking on graduate students so as to be capable of devising new and imaginative awareness for their enhancement; and
  1. To develop leadership and expertise in their chosen fields of specialization through actual researches as part of graduate educational requirements.

Recognition and Citation

The Commission on Higher Education designated the University as the Center of Development for Teacher Education. Together with the Department of Education, the Graduate School - Center for Professional Practice (GS-CPP) was established. The Center offers innovative, transformative and viable short term courses; series of seminars, trainings & conferences were conducted for capacity building, program enhancement, extension services, among others.

The University serves as the partner agency of the following:

  • Department of Interior & Local Government – to conduct capacity building for the newly elected officials & civil society organization (CSO) focal persons
  • Department of Education – to assist in the research activities of the public school  heads and teachers, specifically during the division  &  regional research  congress
  • Commission on Higher Education – to extend technical assistance in the conduct of RQAT institutional evaluation and  monitoring of HEIs
  • Philippine National Police – to serve as an advisory council member as well as conduct continuing professional education sessions, i.e. facilitate strategic planning sessions, consultancy services, etc
  • Talete king Panyulong Kapampangan Foundation, Incorporated, a non-government organization  in Pampanga – to provide support  in the establishment of the TPKI Learning Institute as well as in the screening of its top  executives;
  • Royal Institute, an international multi-disciplinary organization based in Singapore, conferred the University the highest and prestigious “honorary’ award.



The Graduate School Academic Programs are granted Certificates of Program Compliance by the Commission on Higher Education, and are accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACUP).

Doctor of Education major in Educational Management

This program is designed for the advance student who aspires to top level administrative position and who wishes to achieve a superior level of competency in the exercise leadership roles in educational policy formulation and management. The program provides an understanding of sound educational foundation and the application of research to practice.

Doctor of Public Administration

The Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) program is a research-oriented program that provides knowledge and skills on the basic problems and processes involved in the Philippine public administration. The program includes topics in the foundations of public administration and good governance. It aims to produce graduates who are ready to serve as ethical, accountable and critical leaders in the public sector and in academic institutes. The program aims to:

(1) apply the theoretical literature appropriately to issues commonly addressed in public administration and related public affairs disciplines;

(2) assess and critique the analytic techniques and conclusions of scholarly articles and practitioner communications on public management and public policy; and

(3) prepare and produce high-quality independent research and analysis of real world phenomena in the governmental and/or the non-profit sector that will contribute to the body of knowledge about public management and public policy.

Master of Arts in Education

The MAEd prepares individuals for the broad spectrum of educational positions and roles in the field of education. It prepares education students for the various administrative and supervisory positions in elementary, secondary, post-secondary and vocational programs.


Major in Educational Management
Major in Filipino
Major in Mathematics
Major in English
Major in Physical Education
Major in Technology and Livelihood Education


Master of Public Administration

This program is intended for those with career interest in public governance. The curriculum blends theoretical and applied concepts and assures “real-world” experiences for the novice administrator. In addition, it requires that students devote attention to general professional development.

Master of Business Administration

The MBA program is designed to prepare individuals for managerial positions in business, government and non-government organizations. Emphasis in the course of study is on leadership, problem solving, and decision-making.



 Before Enrollment

 Admissions Office:

  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  • Photocopy of PSA birth certificate
  • Photocopy of marriage contract (if applicable)
  • 2 pieces 2x2 ID picture with name tag, in white background

During Enrollment

Graduate School Office:

  • Qualifying Interview

Office of the University Registrar:

  • Original Transcript of Records – for those who graduated from other schools; Photocopy of Transcript of Records – for those who graduated from DHVSU        **Purpose: For further studies
  • Photocopy of PSA birth certificate
  • Photocopy of marriage contract (if applicable)
  • Admission Test Result
  • 2 pieces 2x2 ID picture
  • 1 long brown envelope

Faculty & Staff

The DHVSU Graduate School has an impressive faculty roster composed of University Officials, Undersecretaries, Regional Directors, Department Heads, Supervisors, Chief Executives, Technical Experts, Practitioners, among others. 






Dr. Dolores T. Quiambao

Assistant Dean:     

Dr. Yuri Walter D. Akiate



Graduate School Program Coordinators


Dr. Reynaldo C. Nicdao


Dr. Luis M. Lansang


Dr. Vicky Vital

MAEd English

Dr. Mildred Crisostomo

MAEd Filipino

Dr. Chona Navarro

MAEd Mathematics

Dr. Robin Dimla


Dr. Jumel Miller


Dr. Riza Lintag


Dr. Luis M. Lansang


Dr. Yuri Walter D. Akiate


Graduate School Faculty Members


Dr. Caridad Abuan 

Dr. Lawrence Agapito

Dr. Efren Abulencia

Dr. Roland Niňo Agoncillo

Dr. Yuri Walter Akiate

Prof. Carlo Alvaro

Dr. Irineo Alvaro

Dr. Avelina Aquino

Atty. Bienvenido Bacani

Dr. William Bacani

Pres. Enrique G. Baking

Prof. Lucia Basco

Dr. Arthur Baybayan

Dr. Melanie Briones

Prof. Joel Canlas

Dr. Leandro Canlas

Dr. Leonardo Canlas

VP Ranie Canlas

Dr. Jose Tiburcio Canlas

Prof. John Wesley S. Calagui I

Dr. Nicolas Capulong

RD Dulce Cochon

Dr. Nilo Colinares

Dr. Marie Tessibeth Cordova

Dr. Mildred Crisostomo

Dr. Yolanda Crisostomo

Prof. June D. Cunanan

Dr. Wilfredo Cunanan

Dr. Regina Cura

Dr. Leopoldo Cura

Dr. Eduardo Cusipag

Dr. Reynaldo Cruz

Dr. Ethelbert Dapiton

Prof. Anna Dayrit

Dr. Lourdes Dela Cruz

Dr. Marwin Dela Cruz

Dr. Josephine Luz De Leon

Dr. Robin Dimla

Dr. Noel Dominado

Prof. Anicia Ferrer

Prof. Jo Ann Gamboa

Dr. Libertad Garcia

Dr. Teodoro Gatchalian

Dr. Redentor Gatus

Dr. Gloria Gigante

Atty. Germi Gonzales

Dr. Antonette Guintu

Dr. Mary Rechelle Guzman

VP Reden M. Hernandez

Dr. Danilo Hilario

Dr. Luis M. Lansang

Prof. Eddiebal Layco

Dr. Benigno P. Legamia Jr.

Dr. Riza B. Lintag

Dr. Arceli Lopez

Prof. Dolores Mallari

Dr. Ronnie S. Mallari

Dr. John Manalili

Prof. Jessie Manapsal

Judge Rochelle Manuel

Dr. Jonar Martin

Dr. Jumel Miller

Dr. Lolita Molano

Dr. Rosalin Muli

Dr. Chona Navarro

VP Reynaldo Nicdao

Dr. Alvin Nuqui

Atty. Ramsey Ocampo

Dr. Fernandina Otchengco

Prof. Charlie Padilla

Dr. Fernando Pamintuan

Prof. Isaias M. Panganiban Jr.

Dr. Jesus Panlilio

Dr. Philip Paulino

Dr. Jesito Ponio, Jr.

Dr. Lourdes Punsalan

Dr. Dolores Quiambao

Dr. Danilo Reyes

Dr. Ricardo Reyes Jr.

Dr. Ruel Reyes

Dr. Joan Reyes

Dr. Catalino Rivera

Atty. Oscar Rodriguez

Dr. Esperanza Salinas

RD Elisa Salon

Dr. Elizabeth Santos

Fiscal Jose Theodoro Leonardo Santos

Dr. Ma. Consuelo Santos

EVP Rohel S. Serrano

Prof. Anita Sibug

Dr. Bernardo Simon

Prof. Dynah Soriano

Dr. Homer Tacubanza

Prof. Elena Tesoro

Dr. Nemesio Tiongson

Dr. Beatriz Torno

Dr. Rowina Twaño

Dr. Arnel Usman

Dr.Jane Valencia

Dr. Lourdes Vasquez

Dr. Cherry Vinluan

Dr. Vicky Vital

Engr. Rowel Waje

Dr. Leonardo Zapanta


Graduate School Research Laboratory


Charlie K. Padilla, MIT


Dr. Robin B. Dimla

Dr. Eddiebal P. Layco


Ms. Rochelle G.Rivera


Graduate School Office


Ms. Charmane C. Laxamana

Ms. Carol L. Salta