The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical and the Catholic
University of the Philippines, inspired by the ideals of St.
Dominic de Guzman and guided by the teachings of St. Thomas
Aquinas, dedicates herself to the pursuit of Truth through the
production, advancement and transmission of knowledge for the
formation of competent and compassionate professionals,
committed to the service of the Church, the nation and the
UST Mission Faithful to her centuries-old tradition of excellence, the
University of Santo Tomas envisions herself as a globally
recognized institution of higher learning, actualizing the
professional and moral formation of her students and effecting
We envision a Graduate School that stands for excellence and
innovation and that will be globally identified for the
distinction of its programs and quality of its research.
USTGS Mission We are a Catholic institution dedicated to advancing the
frontiers of knowledge in the theoretical and applied fields
through quality graduate education that is comprehensive and
responsive to the needs of society.
We are committed to the formation of scholars and high level
professionals who are ethical, competent, compassionate and
committed to the service of the Church, the Nation and the
USTGS Goals The Graduate
School commits itself within the next five (5) years:
1. To develop the intellect and creativity through excellence in
instruction, research, and extension work.
2. To form scholars and high level professionals in the arts and
humanities, the natural and allied health sciences, the social
and management sciences who are ethical and who demonstrate
competencies functional in both the local and global workplace.
3. To hone the professional and social skills, and critical
capabilities of students enabling them to become responsible
leaders in their careers and community.
4. To provide students opportunities to serve the larger
community through extension work and community service.
5. To produce quality research in the various fields of
knowledge that is internationally recognized.
6. To recruit Faculty who are acknowledged experts in the field
and to complement the teaching staff by inviting international
scholars in the various disciplines.
7. To build partnerships and linkages between the Graduate
School and academic institutions, industry and government
entities at the local and international level.
8. To enhance the image and visibility of the Graduate School
and its work in both the local and global community.
History of the UST