The Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies (PhD-IS) of UP Baguio will focus on enabling students to teach, conduct and publish research, or implement programs on indigenous issues, which aims to make its students knowledgeable in policy advocacy and creating development projects that will mainly benefit the indigenous peoples’ communities.

Obtaining the doctorate in Indigenous Studies includes completion of 49 units of course work with dissertation, passing a comprehensive examination, proof of acceptance of publication from the dissertation in a refereed journal, and submitting a research utilization plan for the indigenous community.

In a press release, UP Baguio noted that the core faculty of the PhD-IS program are doctorate holders from the faculty of the UPB-College of Social Sciences which include notable anthropologists, sociologists, historians, political scientists, and economists. 

The PhD in Indigenous Studies is the university’s second doctorate program, next to PhD in Mathematics.

The university also offers the following graduate programs: MA in Language and Literature, MA in Social and Development Studies, Master of Management, MS in Conservation and Restoration Ecology, and MS in Mathematics

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