MS Curriculum

Academic Freedom

The University has the right and the responsibility to exercise academic freedom. Academic freedom is both institutional and individual. Institutional academic freedom is freedom of the university from intervention and control in the conduct of its affairs as a university. Individual academic freedom is the right of the academic staff and students to conduct academic and scholarly inquiry and to discuss and publicize the results of such inquiry unhampered by prior restraint of subsequent punishment.

Student’s Pledge

Every student shall, upon admission, sign the following pledge: “In consideration of my admission to the University of the Philippines Los Baños and of the privileges of a student in this institution, I hereby promise and pledge to abide by and comply with all the rules and regulations laid down by competent authority in the University and in the college or school in which I am enrolled.” Refusal to take this pledge or violation of its terms shall be sufficient cause of summary or denial of admission.

 Academic Standards

 A regular graduate student must maintain a weighted average grade of 2.00 or better in all courses prescribed in his approved plan of course work. Failure to do so disqualifies the student from earning the degree to which he was admitted.

 A graduate student on provisional admission status must obtain an average of 2.00 or better in at least 9 units of graduate courses during his first semester of admission to have his status changed to regular. Failure to meet this criterion disqualifies the student from admission to the intended degree program.

 If the student fails to obtain grades which carry graduate credit as required by the Graduate School, the university rules on scholastic delinquency shall be applied.