The graduate education of the Bulacan State University started in summer of 1977 when, as the Bulacan College of Arts and Trades, the institution, in response to the demand, began to offer the degree Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with majors in academic and trade-technical courses under its Graduate Studies unit.

In 1983, the Graduate Studies unit evolved into the Graduate School. The creation of the Graduate School paved the way for the gradual expansion of program offerings. The Doctor of Education in educational management has been offered since 1990. The MAT program was replaced with Master of Arts in Education with more areas of specialization. In 1995, the Master of Public Administration was offered and in 1998 the Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Public Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in educational management were added to the Graduate School programs.

The Graduate School is a member of the Philippine Association for Graduate Education in Region III (PAGE III) and the Graduate Education Association of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines in Region III (GEACCUP III). It is working toward level 3 accreditation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).

Institutional Statement

Graduate School´s Philosophy

Development of the Graduate School as an excellent center of graduate researches, instruction and extension services, regionally and globally competitive, responsible in producing accountable and responsive leaders to spearhead the sustainable and national development.


Distinctive Graduate School, recognized for its excellence in instruction, research and extension services; valued by its students, faculty and administration; acknowledged as a leader in advanced education, a major asset in the communities it serves.


The mission of the Graduate School is to provide the highest quality graduate instruction and training, to promote research and extension services in public administration, business, education and other fields as may be relevant.

Goals of the Graduate School

  1. To produce balanced, competent, research oriented and socially responsible professionals and leaders for government service, business and education.
  2. To contribute to the advancement of human knowledge through the conduct of academic research studies.
  3. To promote outreach and public service activities that will improve the quality of life of people in the service area.
  4. To pursue relevance and strengthen graduate degree programs through accreditation and linkages with other local/international institutions, alumni, public, and non-government organizations.

Objectives of the Graduate School

  1. To offer relevant graduate education programs responsive to local and global development challenges.
  2. To provide an academic environment supportive of the pursuit of academic excellence and creative, critical inquiry and research studies of high utility value.
  3. To extend educational and technical assistance needed for economic and socio-political progress of the communities in the service area.
  4. To provide effective and efficient administrative services to students, faculty and other constituents.
  5. To support demand-driven expansion of program offerings through selective inter-institutional agreements and consortia.
  6. To enrich the students´ academic life through curricular and co-curricular activities that afford acquisition of aesthetic and cultural values, leadership skills, respect for self and others, and a deep sense of moral responsibilities.