Doctorate Admission Requirements: Local 1. Transcript of Records (TOR) of Master’s Degree (Original & Photocopy) with General Point Average (GPA) 90%/1.75/ B+ or better. 2. Two copies of 2x2 recent colored picture 3. Certificate of GPA/GWA of Master’s Degree from their Registrar 4. Entrance examination fee to be paid to the University Cashier 5. Recommendations from 3 former mentors/employers Foreign 1. A formal letter of application addressed to the University President seeking admission to PNU and completed application form for Admission. 2. Student Visa 3. Authenticated Police Clearance from the country of origin / National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Clearance 4. Personal History Statement, attach photocopy of passport 5. A computed Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to at least B or 85% in the PNU Grading System 6. Two 2x2 recent photos 7. Graduate College Admission Test Fee 8. Authenticated TOR of Master’s Degree 9. Recommendations from three (3) former professors/ employers 10. Result of TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS – with a band of 6 or higher. If below, the applicant has to take the English Language Proficiency Program.
About the Provider
The Philippine Normal University, formerly called Philippine Normal School (PNS), is the first institution of higher learning that was established during the American Occupation as mandated by the Philippine Commission Act. No. 74. It formally opened in 1901 with Mr. Elmer Bryan as its first superintendent. It was only until 1939 when PNU had its first Filipino superintendent named Mr. Manuel Escarilla.
PNS was converted into Philippine Normal College (PNC) during the term of Pres. Quirino, on June 18 1949, mandated under R.A. No. 416., where PNC became authorized to grant undergraduate and graduate programs. This institution focused on offering programs related in the field of teaching. In 1991, PNC became Philippine Normal University and full-fledged university in 1992 by President Corazon Aquino.
As a recognition for excellence in teacher education, PNU was designated as the National Center for Teacher Education in 2009.