Graduate Program Update

Applications for S.Y. 2018-2019 are accepted from 16 October 2017, Monday to 31 January 2018, Tuesday. Only complete applications with proof of payment will be evaluated by the Admission Committees.

To apply for admission to the program, the following steps should be taken:

1. Accomplish the online form > to receive the application package for the Graduate Program. The department will accept only the forms included in the application package.
The Application Package includes the following: a) Application Procedure, b) Application Form,
c) Recommendation Form and d) Application Cover Page.

2. Pay the application fee. For foreign applicants, the application fee is $25. For Filipino applicants, the application fee is P100. This amount should be paid at the University Cashier’s Office, to the Department of Psychology, CSSP Trust Account Code 1562-884-952-005-457.

3. Submit the completely filled-up application forms (2 copies) to the Department of Psychology. The following documents should also be included:
    a) Three sealed recommendations from professors and/or employers using the recommendation
        forms included in the Application Package;
    b) Three copies (one original and two photocopies) of transcript of records;
    c) Two passport size photos;
    d) One self-addressed and stamped letter envelope;
    e) Proof of Payment of Application Fee (original);
    f) Certificate of GWA/GPA or equivalent
    g) TOEFL Score (for foreign applicants)

History & Objectives

As early as 1910, two years after the University of the Philippines was founded, psychology was being taught at the Department of Philosophy and Psychology, College of Liberal Arts. 

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Programs Offered

The BA/BS Psychology program provides the student exposure to the wide range of psychological theories and research methodologies which can be useful preparation for further professional training as psychologists, medical doctors, lawyers or for work in schools, industry, media, and other social agencies in various capacities involving research, counseling, psychological testing, personnel work, training and planning.

The MA Psychology program is basically general in character and does not involve specialization in any field of psychology. It is research-oriented and may be pursued either as a terminal degree or as preparation for the Ph.D. degree. The Ph.D. program provides the student the opportunity to develop knowledge in specific areas of study in psychology more intensively, where students should become well versed with the problems of their area of specialization as well as become familiar with the theories and methodological approaches that can be used to address these problems.



UP Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Lagmay Hall, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1101 Quezon City
Telephone No. (632) 928-2728 or (632) 981-8500 local 2453

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