Mapúa provides this set of information that will guide prospective students through the entire application process for Graduate Studies. Mapúa’s online admissions process features seamless stages from application to assessment to enrollment, allowing for an easy start in one’s Mapúa Graduate Studies journey.

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Application and Enrollment Procedure
  • Application and Enrollment Requirements
  • FAQs

Graduates of relevant Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees from accredited universities and colleges may be admitted as graduate students. The accompanying table specifies the BS degree requirement for each academic program. Other degrees not included in the table may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

GRADUATE PROGRAM
REQUIRED MINIMUM DEGREE
Diploma in Power Electronics
BS EE or BS ECE 
Master of Engineering
Any relevant BS Engineering degree
MS Architecture 
BS Architecture or any relevant degree
MS in Chemistry
BS Chemistry, BS Biochemistry
MS Structural Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Civil Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Computer Science
BS Computer Science, or any relevant degree
MS Construction Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Computer Engineering
BS Computer Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Electrical Engineering
BS Electrical Engineering
MS Electronics and Communications Engineering
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
MS Engineering Management
BS Industrial Engineering, Management or any relevant BS degree
MS Environmental Engineering
BS Engineering
MS in Geoinformatics
Any relevant BS degree
MS Geotechnical Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, BS Mining Engineering, BS Geology
MS Industrial Engineering
BS Industrial Engineering, BS Engineering Management, or any relevant degree
MS Materials Science and Engineering
BS Materials Science and Engineering or any relevant BS degree
MS Mechanical Engineering
BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Manufacturing Engineering or any relevant BS Engineering degree
BS-MS Chemistry
BS Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (BS CCE)
BS-MS Environmental Engineering
BS Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (BS CCE) and BS Chemical Engineering
PhD Chemistry
BS or MS Chemistry or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Environmental Engineering
BS or MS Environmental Engineering/Science or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Materials Science and Engineering
BS or MS Materials Science & Engineering or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Electronics Engineering
BS or MS Electronics Engineering or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Chemical Engineering
BS or MS Chemical Engineering or any relevant BS or MS degrees

STEP 1 Sign up at the Apply Now page. After creating your account, you will receive an email to activate your account.

STEP 2 Once your account is activated, log in at the GS Portal and accomplish the application form and submit together with the requirements for approval. Once approved, you will receive a notification email.

STEP 3 Log in at the GS Portal and proceed with the enrollment. Choose the course/s you wish to enroll and click “Finalize.”

STEP 4 Once course load is finalized, pay the necessary charges through any of the available payment channels.

STEP 5 Once payment has been confirmed, you will receive a notification email containing the official receipt number and your account details in MyMapua and Cardinal EDGE.

Applicants must submit or accomplish the following:

  • • Accomplished online application form
  • • 2” x 2” (identical) pictures.
  • • Original copy and photocopy of the official transcript of records showing the award of the baccalaureate degree by a recognized institution of higher learning
  • • A request of “transfer of credentials” from the Registrar’s Office of the school where the baccalaureate degree was obtained. Mapúa graduates are exempted.
  • • At least two letters of recommendation from previous professors or university officials and/or current employers. In the online application, you will be required to provide the email addresses of your two recommenders.
  • • Application fee of P400. For non-resident foreign applicants, application fee is $50.
  • • Additional requirements for international students:
    • For non-native English speakers, a score of at least 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or an overall band of 6.0 with no single test score below 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required.
    • Student visa

Applicants must take note of the following deadlines of submission of applications.

QUARTER
DEADLINE
First
2nd week of July
Second
2nd week of October
Third
2nd week of January
Fourth
2nd week of April

UOX (FULLY ONLINE) PROGRAMS

What is a UOX (fully online) program? How different is it from a regular degree program?

A regular degree program has teaching and learning activities delivered in blended mode, which is a combination of onsite and online delivery. However, a UOX program is delivered 100% online, including laboratory and field courses. Furthermore, the teaching and learning activities in a UOX program are designed to be asynchronous, which does not require real-time interaction between students and professors.

Is the quality of education in a UOX program different from that in a regular program?

Mapúa’s UOX programs offer the same excellent quality of education as their regular degree counterparts. UOX and regular programs have the same curriculum and course contents, total number of credit units, student outcomes. They also follow the same academic policies and grading system. After completing the UOX programs, students will be conferred with their degrees and receive their diplomas with the seal of Mapúa University.

How is learning facilitated in a UOX program?

With strong digital capabilities in place, Mapúa facilitates learning in its UOX programs through its very own learning management system, the Cardinal EDGE. Through Cardinal EDGE, students can access all resources and course works at a time that best suits their schedule. Students will also be able to access powerful learning tools and vast, up-to-date learning resources through the Cardinal EDGE.

What kind of commitment does a UOX program require?

Mapúa’s UOX programs offer the flexibility of “anytime, anywhere” learning. Teaching and learning activities are designed to be asynchronous, wherein no real-time interaction between students and professors is required. Students can access all resources and course works at a time that best suits their schedule. Learning in a UOX program does not interfere with other commitments such as work, chores, and even passion and leisure time, making it ideal for working individuals and professionals who are seeking to take graduate studies in order to shift careers or advance in their current jobs. The only time consideration that a student in a UOX program has is the deadline of submission of course requirements and Mapúa’s academic calendar.

As a student, how do I get support services in a UOX program?

Despite the remote learning setup, Mapúa provides UOX students with close assistance through life coaches that act as advisers throughout students’ academic life. Life coaches assist on matters related to fully online studies, such as academic advising and enrollment, career advising and placement opportunities, goal setting, time management and social skills coaching, and other transactions with the University.

Can a student in a UOX program shift to a blended program?

Students in a UOX program are expected to complete their degree in a fully online mode. On a case-to-case basis, a one-time approval to shift to the regular blended program may be granted.

Are Mapúa’s UOX programs official?

Mapúa’s UOX graduate programs are approved by the Commission on Higher Education and offer the same quality of education as their traditional (on-campus, face-to-face) counterparts. After completing the programs, students will be conferred with their degrees and get diplomas with the seal of Mapúa University.

What UOX graduate programs are available at Mapúa?

Mapúa offers the following UOX master’s degree programs.

    Master of Science in:
  • • Computer Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Electronics Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering

    Master of Engineering Program in:
  • • Computer Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Electronics Engineering
  • • Industrial Engineering
Tuition and Payment Queries

Does a UOX graduate program cost less than a regular program?

UOX programs can cost less, as it eliminates miscellaneous fees and other school-associated costs like transport, fuel, board and lodging, etc.

How much is the tuition of a UOX master’s degree program?

The tuition of a UOX master’s degree program, both Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs, is based on the P2,500 per-unit and all-inclusive rate.

Are there installment payment schemes available for UOX graduate programs?

Students may choose to pay their tuition in three (3) installment payments. The second payment is due before the midterms, and the third payment is due before the finals week. Installment options are as follows:

Option 1 – 40%-30%-30%
Option 2 – 20%-40%-40%

What are the payment channels available for graduate programs?

Students may pay their tuition fees on campus, online, or other pay-in-person channels. For the complete list of Mapúa’s payment channels, please visit https://www.mapua.edu.ph/MapuaMovingForward/General_Payment_Guidelines.aspx.

Academic Queries

How many units does a UOX master’s degree program have?

UOX Master of Science programs have 30 units to be taken in 6 quarters. UOX Master of Engineering programs have 36 units to be taken in 6 quarters, except for the Master of Engineering program in Industrial Engineering wherein courses are spread in 7 quarters.

Are the UOX graduate programs semestral, trimestral, or quarterly?

Mapúa Graduate Studies follows the quarter system. Depending on the UOX program, students may start in any quarter. For students who will start in their UOX programs in the second, third, or fourth quarter, their academic load will be subject to the available courses they are qualified to take in those quarters.

What is the difference between UOX Master of Engineering and Master of Science programs?

UOX Master of Engineering programs culminate in a practicum, which is a two-course series involving an industry-problem-based research paper to be presented in a proposal and online final defense.

UOX Master of Science programs culminate in a thesis, which is a two-course series on research primarily intended for students who will undertake independent research to be presented in a proposal and online final defense.

I am enrolled in a UOX graduate program. Can I shift to its blended counterpart?

Shifting from UOX programs to blended programs or vice versa is only allowed once. After the shift, students must complete their blended programs.

How will thesis and other projects such as design and prototyping be conducted and performed in UOX graduate programs?

Thesis and projects in UOX graduate programs may or may not require access to facilities such as laboratories and workshops depending on the nature of the topic. Activities that will not require such facilities may be conducted out-of-campus like surveys to collect data and computer-based projects. Those that require laboratories and workshops may be conducted on-campus, if and when allowed by government policies.

Admission Queries

When is the deadline of applications for UOX graduate programs?

QUARTER
DEADLINE
First
2nd week of July
Second
2nd week of October
Third
2nd week of January
Fourth
2nd week of April

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadlines. Late applications may not be reviewed in time for the registration and enrollment.

When is the enrollment for the UOX graduate programs?

For the registration/enrollment schedules, please go to https://www.mapua.edu.ph/About/Offices/RO/Academic%20Calendar.aspx.

How can I apply for a UOX graduate program?

Applicants may apply online at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/Admissions/Applicant/Graduate.aspx.

What are the application requirements for UOX graduate programs?

Applicants must submit or accomplish the following:

  • • Accomplished online application form
  • • 2” x 2” (identical) pictures.
  • • Original copy and photocopy of the official transcript of records showing the award of the baccalaureate degree by a recognized institution of higher learning
  • • A request of “transfer of credentials” from the Registrar’s Office of the school where the baccalaureate degree was obtained. Mapúa graduates are exempted.
  • • At least two letters of recommendation from previous professors or university officials and/or current employers. In the online application, you will be required to provide the email addresses of your two recommenders.
  • • Application fee of P400. For non-resident foreign applicants, application fee is $50.
  • • Additional requirements for international students:
    • For non-native English speakers, a score of at least 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or an overall band of 6.0 with no single test score below 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required.
    • Student visa

I have not taken any English test. Does Mapúa offer this kind of test?

Yes. Applicants that are non-native English speakers must pass the Mapúa English Language Test (MELT) to be given by the University’s English Language Center (ELC) prior to admission.

What are the qualifications of recommenders?

Recommenders must be either a former professor, an official of the University where the applicant obtained their baccalaureate degree, or a current employer.

I have applied for admission this term but was not able to push through with it. Do I need to re-apply to be able to enroll in the next term?

Resubmission of application is not required for new students who will defer enrollment for their starting term. However, they must inform the University in writing that they are deferring enrolment and must include at least the date of nearest enrolment. Mapúa reserves the right to require resubmission of application if deferment is deemed too long.

Whom do I contact if I need more information on UOX graduate programs?

For more information on our UOX graduate programs, you may send an email to Mapúa University’s School of Graduate Studies at studies@mapua.edu.ph. You may also contact our Admissions Office at admissions@mapua.edu.ph or through their mobile phone hotlines found at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/MapuaMovingForward/Student_Services.aspx. You may also visit https://www.mapua.edu.ph/uox/GraduatePrograms.aspx.

Blended Programs

About Blended Programs

What is a blended program? What kind of commitment does it require?

In a blended program, learning is a combination of face-to-face and online delivery. Students will have certain hours of classroom sessions per subject, per week. Typical classroom schedules are weekday evenings and Saturdays. Outside the classroom hours, teaching and learning activities will be asynchronous, wherein there will be no real-time interaction between students and professors. The program follows the Quarter System (Quarterm) wherein each term consists of 11 weeks.

Do blended and UOX (fully online) graduate programs have different diplomas?

Mapúa’s blended programs and their UOX counterparts offer the same excellent quality of education. They have the same curriculum and course contents, total number of credit units, and student outcomes. They also follow the same academic policies and grading system. Upon completion, all graduates of a specific program, whether blended or UOX, will be conferred with the same degree and receive the same diploma with the seal of Mapúa University.

What graduate programs are available at Mapúa?

You may view Mapúa’s complete list of graduate programs here.

Academic Queries

I am enrolled in a blended graduate program. Can I shift to its UOX (fully online) counterpart?

Shifting from blended programs to UOX programs or vice versa is only allowed once. After the shift, students must complete their UOX programs.

Can I take a master’s degree program that is not aligned with my bachelor’s degree?

Many students may apply for master’s degree programs that are not aligned with their bachelor’s degree, but there are exceptions. Students may apply for master’s degree programs that are in a similar field as their bachelor’s degrees. Some master’s degree will only require students to take additional foundational courses. However, there are master’s degree programs that only admit students who have bachelor’s degrees in closely related fields, such as engineering graduate programs.

Are there available scholarships for graduate students?

Mapúa offers the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) scholarship. Learn more about the ERDT scholarship and the programs covered at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/Academics/GS/ERDT.aspx.

May I know what graduate programs qualify for the DOST ERDT scholarship?

With the exception of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Engineering programs, all MS and PhD and certain joint (Bachelor of Science to Master of Science) programs being offered are supported by the ERDT Scholarship.

How will the exams be implemented in blended graduate programs? Can students take the exams more than once?

At present, due to the pandemic, exams are conducted online by faculty members. The details of the conduct of the exams are left to the discretion of the faculty members.

Can students access all Coursera resources for the entire program duration?

Not all graduate programs utilize Coursera. Students in programs that utilize Coursera contents may access the contents for the entire program duration.

How will thesis and other projects such as design and prototyping be conducted and performed in blended graduate programs?

Thesis and projects in blended graduate programs may or may not require access to facilities such as laboratories and workshops depending on the nature of the topic. Activities that will not require such facilities may be conducted out-of-campus like surveys to collect data and computer-based projects. Those that require laboratories and workshops may be conducted on-campus, if and when allowed by government policies. The University also permits on-site research work, such as those conducted by ERDT scholars in the field in Palawan, Ilocos, etc., subject to government policies.

What is the student residency duration for graduate programs?

The allowable time frame for completion of all Master of Science and Master of Engineering degree requirements is 14 quarters, counted from the first quarter of admission. For PhD programs, the allowable time frame for completion of degree requirements is 28 quarters for those admitted without a Master of Science degree and 20 quarters for those admitted with a Master of Science degree, counted from the first quarter of admission. This includes all leaves of absence from the programs. Extensions may be granted on a case-to-case basis, but must not exceed 8 quarters beyond the maximum time allotted.

In case I will not be able to finish my dissertation within one term, will I pay for the extended period?

Yes. This is true for both scholars and non-scholars.

In case I failed a course, can I retake it in the next quarter?

You may retake a course in the following quarter provided it will be offered. Courses will be offered if the minimum number of students enrolled will be reached and that there will be available faculty members to teach them.

Is it possible for a student to shift to another graduate program?

A student may shift to another graduate program subject to the rules, requirements, and procedures of shifting.

Can I take a master’s degree program even if I did not take a licensure exam?

Yes. Passing any government examination such as a licensure examination is not a requirement for admission to the graduate programs.

What will be the setup for the practicum if I’m residing/working outside the country?

Generally, a practicum project is conducted within a company. For students outside the Philippines, proof that the project is conducted should be provided by the company.

If certain courses in my graduate program are unavailable or cancelled for the term, can I cross enroll in another graduate program offering those courses in the current term?

Cross-enrolment is allowed. However, the student must ensure that the number of units and the content of the courses match.

As a professional, will my years of experience in the field be credited for industry immersion?

No. This is not part of creditable pre-requisite or substitute.

For practicum, will the proposal presentation and final defense be done online?

As long as restrictions on face-to-face meetings are in effect, proposal presentation and final defense will be done online. It can be an option when restrictions are lifted such as when students and members of the panel are geographically separated and face-to-face defense will prove to be costly.

Admission Queries

When is the deadline of applications for graduate programs?

QUARTER
DEADLINE
First
2nd week of July
Second
2nd week of October
Third
2nd week of January
Fourth
2nd week of April

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadlines. Late applications may not be reviewed in time for the registration and enrollment.

When is the enrollment for the blended graduate programs?

For the registration/enrollment schedules, please go to https://www.mapua.edu.ph/About/Offices/RO/Academic%20Calendar.aspx.

How can I apply for a blended graduate program?

Applicants for blended graduate programs may apply online at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/Admissions/Applicant/Graduate.aspx.

What are the requirements for application for graduate programs?

Applicants must submit or accomplish the following:

  • • Accomplished online application form
  • • 2” x 2” (identical) pictures.
  • • Original copy and photocopy of the official transcript of records showing the award of the baccalaureate degree by a recognized institution of higher learning
  • • A request of “transfer of credentials” from the Registrar’s Office of the school where the baccalaureate degree was obtained. Mapúa graduates are exempted.
  • • At least two letters of recommendation from previous professors or university officials and/or current employers. In the online application, you will be required to provide the email addresses of your two recommenders.
  • • Application fee of P400. For non-resident foreign applicants, application fee is $50.
  • • Additional requirements for international students:
    • For non-native English speakers, a score of at least 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or an overall band of 6.0 with no single test score below 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required.
    • Student visa

I have not taken any English test. Does Mapúa offer this kind of test?

Yes. Applicants that are non-native English speakers must pass the Mapúa English Language Test (MELT) to be given by the University’s English Language Center (ELC) prior to admission.

What are the qualifications of recommenders?

Recommenders must be either a former professor, an official of the University where the applicant obtained their baccalaureate degree, or a current employer.

I can’t enroll yet in time for the start of the academic year? Can I start my graduate program in the next term?

Mapúa Graduate Studies follow the quarter system. Students may enroll in the graduate programs in any quarter. For students who will start in their programs in the second, third, or fourth quarter, their academic load will be subject to the available courses they are qualified to take in those quarters.

I have applied for admission this term but was not able to push through with it. Do I need to re-apply to be able to enroll in the next term?

Resubmission of application is not required for new students who will defer enrollment for their starting term. However, they must inform the University in writing that they are deferring enrolment and must include at least the date of nearest enrolment. Mapúa reserves the right to require resubmission of application if deferment is deemed too long.

Whom do I contact if I need more information on blended graduate programs?

For more information on blended graduate programs, you may send an email to Mapúa University’s School of Graduate Studies at studies@mapua.edu.ph. You may also contact our Admissions Office at admissions@mapua.edu.ph or through their mobile phone hotlines found at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/MapuaMovingForward/Student_Services.aspx.

Tuition and Payment Queries

How much is the tuition of a blended graduate program?

The tuition of master’s degree programs is based on P2,000.00 per-unit rate, while the tuition of Ph.D. programs is based on P2,800.00 per-unit rate.

Are there installment payment schemes available for blended graduate programs?

Students may choose to pay their tuition in three (3) installment payments. The second payment is due before the midterms, and the third payment is due before the finals week. Installment options are as follows:

Option 1 – 40%-30%-30%
Option 2 – 20%-40%-40%

What are the payment channels available for graduate programs?

Students may pay their tuition fees on campus, online, or other pay-in-person channels. For the complete list of Mapúa’s payment channels, please visit https://www.mapua.edu.ph/MapuaMovingForward/General_Payment_Guidelines.aspx.


Graduates of relevant Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees from accredited universities and colleges may be admitted as graduate students. The accompanying table specifies the BS degree requirement for each academic program. Other degrees not included in the table may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

GRADUATE PROGRAM
REQUIRED MINIMUM DEGREE
Diploma in Power Electronics
BS EE or BS ECE 
Master of Engineering
Any relevant BS Engineering degree
MS Architecture 
BS Architecture or any relevant degree
MS in Chemistry
BS Chemistry, BS Biochemistry
MS Structural Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Civil Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Computer Science
BS Computer Science, or any relevant degree
MS Construction Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Computer Engineering
BS Computer Engineering, or any relevant degree
MS Electrical Engineering
BS Electrical Engineering
MS Electronics and Communications Engineering
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
MS Engineering Management
BS Industrial Engineering, Management or any relevant BS degree
MS Environmental Engineering
BS Engineering
MS in Geoinformatics
Any relevant BS degree
MS Geotechnical Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, BS Mining Engineering, BS Geology
MS Industrial Engineering
BS Industrial Engineering, BS Engineering Management, or any relevant degree
MS Materials Science and Engineering
BS Materials Science and Engineering or any relevant BS degree
MS Mechanical Engineering
BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Manufacturing Engineering or any relevant BS Engineering degree
BS-MS Chemistry
BS Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (BS CCE)
BS-MS Environmental Engineering
BS Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (BS CCE) and BS Chemical Engineering
PhD Chemistry
BS or MS Chemistry or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Environmental Engineering
BS or MS Environmental Engineering/Science or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Materials Science and Engineering
BS or MS Materials Science & Engineering or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Electronics Engineering
BS or MS Electronics Engineering or any relevant BS or MS degrees
PhD Chemical Engineering
BS or MS Chemical Engineering or any relevant BS or MS degrees



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