Historical Sketch of the Graduate School

The graduate program started in 1981 with the offering of Master of Arts in Industrial Education (MAIE) major in Administration and Supervision with ten (10) students.  Enrolment in MAIE gradually increased to 100 students.  In the second trimester of Academic Year 2002-2003, the Doctor of Education was offered in consortium with Bulacan State University. The DHVSU Graduate School was institutionalized and granted an independent status by the Board of Regents on March 2, 2010.

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) major in Educational Management program was initially offered in the first trimester of Academic Year 2003-2004.  Another program was added in the first trimester of Academic Year 2008-2009, the Master of Public Administration (MPA).

In June 2010, the DHVTSU BOR approved Board Resolution No. 36 s. 2010, the establishment of a consortium between DHVTSU and Sta. Rita College on the offering of MPA and MAEd.

After which, Master of Business Management, Master of Arts in Education majors in Mathematics, Filipino, Physical Education, English, Technology and Livelihood Education and Doctor of Public Administration were offered.  Certificates of Programs Compliance were issued to the University for satisfactorily addressing the requirements on administration, faculty complement, research presentation and publication, library holdings, support services, physical facilities and laboratories, among others.   In its commitment to quality and excellence, the academic programs were subjected to Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) evaluation, satisfactory passed the preliminary visit, granted Level 1 with a “Very Good” rating and upgraded to Level 2 status in 2019 based on the following programs offered, Master of Arts in Educational Management, Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Education. Whereas, a Level 3 status was granted on Master of Arts in Education majors in Mathematics, Filipino, Physical Education, English, Technology and Livelihood Education and Master in Business Administration during the Preliminary Survey Visit.

Strong partnership with the various agencies of the government, civil society groups, non- governmental organizations, people’s organizations were forged as part of its “corporate social responsibility” advocacy. Due to the recognition of the University’s stature and reputation, the GS served as the host unit for the DELTA (Developing Excellent Leaders and Teachers Academic Achievement) scholars of the Province of Pampanga. In 2 nd trimester, Academic Year 2016-2017, there were 144 public school teachers (Batch 1) who enjoyed scholarship benefits and other related fees. While 83 public school teachers (Batch 2) were enrolled in 3 rd trimester, Academic Year 2018-2019 and 28 public school teachers (Batch 3) are currently enrolled in 2nd trimester, Academic Year 2022-2023. In 2020, the Project KIKO: (Keeping the Innovative Knowledge Outstanding) of Mayor Francis Garcia, sponsored an initial of 30 scholarship grants to the public school teachers of Bataan during 3rd trimester, Academic Year 2019-2020. While 23 public school teachers (Batch 2) were enrolled in 1st trimester, Academic Year 2021-2022 and 16 public school teachers (Batch 3) are currently enrolled in 1st trimester, Academic Year 2022-2023.

In recognition of the strong need for a broad-based improvement of the readiness, capabilities and capacities of public service professionals in education to ensure the attainment of producing competitive graduates at different levels of education, innovative engagement is put into fore. Hence, “Cross-Institutional Complementation for Advanced Program Capacitation” is conceived,  a joint academic venture between DHVSU and Dr. Yanga’s Colleges and a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) endorsed program.


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
instruction, research, 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:
• To motivate graduate students to commit themselves to a meaningful and dynamic
participation in the pursuit of educational goals;
• 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;
• To develop leadership and expertise in their chosen fields of specialization through actual
researches as part of graduate educational requirements.


 Name                                           Inclusive Year  Designation
Dr. Dolores T.  Quiambao 2012 to date      Dean
Dr. Yolanda E.  Crisostomo  2011 to 2012    Dean
Dr. Laura Miriam Buenviaje  2003 to 2011    Dean
Dr. Laurencita N. Villanueva 1988 to 2003  Coordinator
Dr. Wenceslao M. Santos  1981 to 1983    Coordinator








Academic Programs
GS Academic Programs are granted Certificates of Program Compliance by the Commission on Higher Education.

GS Academic Programs are accredited by the AACCUP (Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Incorporated.

Recognition and Citation
The Commission on Higher Education designated the University as the Center of Development for Teacher Education 

Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education endorsed the establishment of the Graduate School - Center for Professional Practice (GS-CPP); 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   Regional Quality Assessment Team institutional evaluation and monitoring of Higher Education Institutions

✔         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.

✔         National Economic and Development Authority – to provide assistance in the conduct of policy researches, focus group discussion, and other related engagement;

✔         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.

✔         Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration, International partnership in Vietnam in terms of resource sharing in research, instruction, human complement, among others.


DHVSU becomes 1st SUC-DHEI in Region 3



Graduate School Faculty

The Graduate School of the Don Honorio Ventura State University expects its faculty members to provide high-quality educational experience, generate enriching pedagogical knowledge and develop competent capacity enhancement to graduate students enrolled in the said program.

The GS Professors are well-acclaimed personalities and experts highly immersed in public governance and supervision. GS Professors are comprising of University Officials, Undersecretaries, Regional Directors, Department Heads, Supervisors, Chief Executives, Technical Specialists, Practitioners, among others. Their wide array of exposures both in academics, industry and public practice intricately engender a fusion of theoretical conjectures and the pragmatic realities of governance and new public service.


Dr. Dolores T. Quiambao


1. Dr. Dolores T. Quiambao
2. Dr. Caridad Abuan
3. Dr. Efren Abulencia
4. Dr. Alexander Adonis
5. Dr. Lawrence Agapito
6. Dr. Roland Niňo Agoncillo
7. Dr. Yuri Walter Akiate
8. Prof. Rozen Alfonso
9. Prof. Karlo Alvaro
10. Dr. Irineo Alvaro
11. Dr. Avelina Aquino
12. Atty. David Robert Aquino
13. Atty. Bienvenido Bacani
14. Atty. Bienvenido Bacani
15. Pres. Enrique G. Baking
16. Dr. Lucia Basco
17. Atty. Aida Bernardino
18. Dr. Benita Bonus
19. Dr. Melanie Briones
20. Dr. Carlos Buan
21. Prof. John Wesley Calagui
22. Dr. Leonida Calagui
23. Dr. Lizen Calina
24. Dr. Leandro Canlas
25. Dr. Leonardo Canlas
26. VP. Ranie Canlas
27. Prof. Jose Tiburcio Canlas
28. Dr. Nicolas Capulong
29. Dr. Nilo Colinares
30. Dr. Marie Tessibeth Cordova
31. Dr. Mildred Crisostomo
32. Prof. June D. Cunanan
33. Dr. Wilfredo Cunanan
34. Dr. Bonifacio Cunanan
35. Dr. Leopoldo Cura
36. Dr. Reynaldo Cruz
37. Dr. Ethelbert Dapiton
38. Dr. Adonis David
39. Prof. Anna Dayrit
40. Dr. Alma Emerita Dela Cruz
41. Dr. Eliseo Dela Cruz
42. Dr. Lourdes Dela Cruz
43. Dr. Marwin Dela Cruz
44. Dr. Josephine Luz De Leon
45. Dr. Elvira De Guzman
46. Dr. Robin Dimla
47. Dr. Noel Dominado
48. Prof. Edna Eufemio
49. Prof. Anicia Ferrer
50. Prof. Ian Flora
51. Engr. Jun Flores
52. Dr. Matrose Galarion
53. Dr. Teodoro Gatchalian
54. Prof. Allan Garcia
55. Dr. Libertad Garcia
56. Dr. Gloria Gigante
57. Atty. Germi Gonzales
58. Dr. Lisette Gregorio
59. Prof. Joseph Ian Guintu
60. Dr. Ma. Antonette Guintu
61. Dr. Mary Rechelle Guzman
62. Dr. Celia Lacanlale
63. Dr. Luis M. Lansang
64. Dr. Eddiebal Layco
65. Dr. Benigno P. Legamia Jr.
66. Dr. Riza B. Lintag
67. Dr. Arceli Lopez
68. Dr. Imelda Macaspac
69. Dr. Dolores Mallari
70. Dr. Ronnie S. Mallari
71. Dr. Jessie D. Manapsal
72. Judge Rochelle Manuel
73. Dr. Jonar Martin
74. Dr. Jumel Miller
75. Dr. Lolita Molano
76. Dr. Zenia Mostoles
77. Dr. Rosalin Muli
78. Dr. Chona Navarro
79. Atty. Ramsey Ocampo
80. Dr. Michelle Ong
81. Dr. Fernandina Otchengco
82. Prof. Charlie Padilla
83. Prof. Isaias M. Panganiban Jr.
84. Dr. Garry Pangan
85. Dr. Jesus Panlilio
86. Dr. Emmanuel Parreño
87. Dr. Philip Paulino
88. USEC Ernesto Perez
89. Dr. Jesito Ponio Jr.
90. Dr. Juris Ponio
91. Dr. Lourdes Punsalan
92. Atty. Jan Dexter Punzalan
93. Prof. Rowena Quiambao
94. Dr. Rigette Ryan Ramos
95. Dr. Ruel Reyes
96. Dr. Joan Reyes
97. Dr. Catalino Rivera
98. Dr. Elena Tesoro
99. Dr. Reynaldo Nicdao
100. Dr. Dynah Soriano
101. Engr. Reden Hernandez
102. Engr. Rohel Serrano
103. Prof. Eliza Salon
104. Prof. Arthur Salazar
105. Prof. Earl Jed Roque
106. Dr. Noemi Sagcal
107. Dr. Esperanza Salinas
108. Dr. Nova Santiago
109. Dr. Elizabeth Santos
110. Fiscal Jose Theodoro Leonardo Santos
111. Dr. Ma. Consuelo Santos
112. Dr. Bernardo Simon
113. Dr. Homer Tacubanza
114. Dr. Beatriz Torno
115. Dr. Rosaline Tuble
116. Dr. Rowina Twaño
117. Dr. Arnel Usman
118. Dr. Jane Valencia
119. Dr. Lourdes Vasquez
120. Dr. Cherry Vinluan
121. Dr. Vicky Vital
122. Engr. Rowel Waje
123. Dr. Leonardo Zapanta


Charlie K. Padilla, MIT

Rochelle G. Rivera

1. Eddiebal P. Layco, Ph.D.
2. Robin B. Dimla, Ph.D.
3. Anne Canlyn M. Manlutac, MAEd
4. Kimberly Anne M. Carson, LPT

1. Charmaine C. Laxamana
2. Carol L. Salta




Doctor of Education
Major in Educational Management

Doctor of Public Administration

Master of Arts in Education
Major in Educational Management
Major in Filipino
Major in Mathematics
Major in English
Major in Physical Education
Major in Technology and Livelihood Education
Major in Social Studies
Major in General Science

Master of Science in Social Work
Master in Public Administration
Master in Business Administration

Graduate School Programs

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Management

The Doctor of Education in Educational Management 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 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 apply the theoretical literature appropriately to issues
commonly addressed in public administration and related public affairs disciplines; to assess and
critique the analytic techniques and conclusions of scholarly articles and practitioner communications
on public management and public policy; to 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 Master of Arts in Education prepares individuals for the broad spectrum of educational positions
and roles in the field of education. It equips education students for the various administrative and
supervisory positions in elementary, secondary, post-secondary and vocational programs.

Major in Educational Management Major in Mathematics

Major in Technology and Livelihood Education
Major in Physical Education
Major in Filipino
Major in English

Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management

The Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management (MAED-EM) is a competency
oriented graduate program which prepares educators and would-be-school administrators with
functional philosophies, theories, research-based management with emphasis on administration and
supervision of schools. It also allows students to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of
curriculum development, supervision of instruction and school activities and educational legislations
which will transform them to become highly skilled, globally responsive, educational
managers/leaders and instructional specialist.

Master of Arts in Education major in Mathematics

The Master of Arts in Education Major in Mathematics is a demand-driven graduate education
program owing to the fact that the institution is a renowned institution, thus, the graduate program
is designed in pursuit of high-end discipline strongly anchored on the undergraduate Mathematics
programs and relevant experiences of the institution’s clientele in response to the educational
development demand particularly of the region and in general promotes the national sustainable
development thrusts. The program is a complement to the current graduate programs of DHVSU
geared towards global competitiveness through enhanced quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics program is intended for teachers of mathematics courses which
include non-mathematics majors whose undergraduate preparation may or not really a Bachelor of
Science in Mathematics degree, but of related discipline such as students of business administration,
economics, engineering, the social science, etc. The program likewise prepares prospective school
administrators in the broad spectrum of educational milieu as regards to position and roles they play
in the field of education in various levels including the technical and vocational programs.

Master of Arts in Education Major in Technology and Livelihood Education

The Master of Arts in Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education aims to produce
highly competent professionals who can:
• Develop insights and higher order thinking skills and apply effective management strategies in
• Develop competence in the implementation of the program in their respective schools;
• Recognize, understand, analyze the complexity of program as implemented in the school as
far as the changes and developments is concerned; and
• Emerge from major changes with realistic ideas about how they make use of their knowledge,
skills, and values in the occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.

Master of Arts in Education Major in Physical Education

The Master of Arts in Education Major in Physical Education aims to:
• To provide a deep understanding of the principles, concepts, and skills in physical education in schools.
• To equip with advanced scientific and applied training in sports and wellness, instructional
materials development and pedagogical skills in physical education.
• To enhance competencies by providing opportunities and involvement in the community
through physical education programs.

Master of Arts in Education Major in Filipino

The Master of Arts in Education Major in Filipino is a demand-response driven program addressing
the pressing needs brought about by Republic Act 10533: An Act Enhancing the Philippine Basic
Education System otherwise known as the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013′′ also known as K
to 12 or the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum, by honing up the competence and pedagogical
skills of teachers, school administrators and education program supervisors in the field of Filipino as a
subject. The program Master of Arts in Education Major in Filipino is conceived for teachers of the
Filipino language, school administrators, education supervisors and those who desires to upgrade
their knowledge in the Filipino Language particularly in linguistics or grammar and in literature.

Master of Arts in Education Major in English

The Master of Arts in Education major in English prepares individuals for the broad spectrum of
educational positions and roles in the field of English education. With its challenging and innovative
curriculum, taught by outstanding faculty, it prepares education students for the various
administrative and supervisory positions in elementary, secondary, post-secondary and vocational

Specifically, it aims to:

• update and enrich classroom teachers’ content knowledge in English;
• enhance and expand classroom teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and skills for teaching
• improve classroom teachers’ efficacy in producing innovative and creative instructional
programs or materials that will improve the teaching-learning process, and
• to conduct relevant researches for the improvement of the teaching-learning process

Master of Arts in Education Major in General Science

The Master of Arts in Education major in General Science is a demand driven graduate education
program designed to equip science teachers with the broad spectrum of knowledge, scientific skills
and pedagogical capacities in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, and other
Integrated Sciences. The program responses to the demands of the prevailing spiral progression
designed science curriculum of the basic education level and high-quality standards of science courses
in higher education by honing up the competence and pedagogical skills of science teachers. The
program compliments to the graduate programs of DHVSU geared towards global competitiveness
through interconnectivity between quality instructions, research, service, and productivity.

Master of Science in Social Work

The Master of Science in Social work aims to prepare the students to assume leadership roles in
various fields in the practice of social welfare and social development work. Specifically, it aspires that
the students of this program will be able to:

• Enhance leadership skills in the practice of the profession;

• Equip them with knowledge to further promote effective implementation of social welfare
programs; and
• Develop the Social workers’ sustainable contribution in promoting development work

Master in Public Administration

Master in Public Administration is a graduate program designed to equip students with
administrative and management concepts and theories useful in formulating solutions to problems
associated with public and non-profit administration. It also aims to enhance students’ research
capability in the areas of public administration, policy formulation and analysis, development
management, budgeting and financial resource management, human resource development and
contemporary issues in public affairs management.

Students under the MPA program are exposed to current issues in public administration as well as
to the practical application of various skills and techniques in the field. The program is inter-disciplinary
drawing from both business and economics.

Plan A (With Thesis) is designed to provide researchers, teachers, and prospective college
instructors with the knowledge and research skills in public administration. Students are required to
prepare and defend a thesis.

Plan B (Non-Thesis) aims to provide students with the theoretical background and technical skills
needed for the effective implementation of public policy in a developing country. Students under Plan
B may choose from the following fields of specialization: public policy and program administration,
organization studies, fiscal administration, local government and regional development, voluntary
sector management, public enterprise management, and spatial information management.

Master of Business Administration

The Master’s Degree in Business Administration is designed to meet the growing demand for
trained men and women managers in business and industry. It seeks to develop intellectual leaders
with a distinct advantage in their profession, be it industrial, financial, government or non-profit
institutions. It is envisioned to provide the business community with competent managers and
entrepreneurs responsive to the environmental opportunities and attuned to the expected role of
business and management.

Specifically, the MBA Program shall:

• Develop among the students an understanding of the role and responsibilities of business and
• Develop the students’ attitudes, technical skills and commitment necessary in the business
Provide the students with the theoretical and practical training of the entire business functions
and the interrelationships;

• Strengthen the analytic skills of students for problem solving and decision making;
• Develop in the students an interest in research in business and management; and
Develop in the students an understanding of the role of the computer technology as a strategic

MBA Non-Thesis Program is designed for business professionals, practitioners, entrepreneurs,
employees in public and private institutions, and senior undergraduate students, regardless of their
field of study. This program prepares them for management roles in the fields of Human Resource
Management, Strategic Marketing Management, or in Innovation Management. It is designed to
develop practitioner-oriented skills that enable would-be managers to contribute to strategic
decisions necessary for the organization’s viability and sustainability.
This track links theory to practice by analyzing marketing issues from inside an organization. Concepts
and processes which involve the development of market -driven strategies, operational knowledge
and understanding the marketing functions of an actual organization, and how it interconnects with
other functions as well as its impact on the business are the main focus of this track.


Admission Policies and Guidelines

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission in the Graduate School shall submit the following preliminary

• Accomplished Application Form
• Letter of Intent
• Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
(Note: For enrollment purpose should be specified)
• Two (2) Recommendation Letters from Superior and former Professor(s)
• Birth certificate issued and authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (Photocopy,
• however, bring Original for verification purposes)
• Marriage Certificate issued and authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority, for married
• female applicant (Photocopy, bring Original for verification purposes)
• University Admission Test and Interview

Additional Requirements for Transferees

  • Honorable Dismissal
  • Description of professional subjects and course taken from previous school

Qualifying Examination and Interview

Qualifying Examination and Interview: An applicant for the graduate and/or post graduate program
must pass the admission examination (standardized examination and essay question) and qualifying

Non-Aligned Courses

Non-Aligned Courses: A non-educational management (non-MAED) graduate who wishes to enroll in
the Doctor of Education program may be admitted provided that the student shall be required to 
complete at least eighteen (18) units of academic units in the MAEd program. While earning these
units, the student may enroll in any two major professional courses in the doctorate programs.
For other programs, that of, Master in Business Management, Master of Public Management, Doctor
of Public Administration, applicants seeking for admission on the aforesaid academic disciplines shall
be baccalaureate and masterate degree graduates respectively.
(Note: The broad and extensive nature of the public and business spheres necessitate a
multidimensional and multi-disciplinal orientation so as to address its fundamental thrusts and
primordial learning outcomes).

Non-Thesis Track Graduates
A Graduate of a non-thesis track program who wish to pursue doctoral studies may be allowed to
enroll the required academic units, however, shall fully comply with the thesis requirement before
enrolling in dissertation writing course.


New and Regular Students

A student must be officially registered to receive credit for course work. The officially
enrolled students are those:
• who have paid the tuition and other fees;
• whose official receipt of payment has been validated;
• who has submitted a fully accomplished registration certificate and
• other requirements to the Registrar's Officer;
• whose "Copy for Student" portion of the registration certificate has been
• stamped "validated/enrolled" and has been issued class cards.


If a student needs to enroll in a course that is not offered during the trimester, the Registrar may issue
a "permit to cross-enroll at a CHED-accredited school" upon the Program Chair's endorsement and
the Dean’s approval.

On the other hand, a cross-enrollee from another school may be considered for enrolment by the
University Registrar, upon the cross-enrollee's submission of a written permit from his/her school,
specifying the course/s and the total number of units he/she is authorized to cross-enroll.


Message from the Dean



The journey towards success is painstaking. However, you have proven yourselves worthy of the Honorian diploma for the sheer diligence and excellence demonstrated as you straddled the rough path of professional growth.

In this, the University takes pride in conferring recognition on all of you who sought to further their professional competence no matter how volatile, complex, and ambiguous the circumstances are.

So in the spirit of gratitude, thank all those whose efforts showed you, and led your way through triumph. Savor the victory now, but never forget—it is just the beginning!

Treat this echelon as a preliminary phase for greater realization. As John Dewey once said, “Educaton is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Once again, warmest congratulations on yur graduation. Carpe Diem!

Dolores T. Quiambao, Ed. D.
Dean, Graduate School

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