The College of Liberal Arts and Communication Graduate Studies (CLACGS) is a result of the devolution of the graduate programs under the Graduate School of Education, Arts, and Sciences in 2006. The devolution aimed for more focus and enhanced quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in its graduate programs, namely, Master of Arts in English as a Second Language, Master of Arts in Filipino, Master of Arts in Teaching-English, and Master of Arts in Teaching-Social Sciences.
The need to strengthen the PhD in Language Education program originally offered by the College of Education Graduate Studies has led to proposal of changing its nomenclature. With the new program title, PhD in Language Studies, with specialization in English and Filipino, the curriculum is enhanced by incorporating courses that provide broader knowledge and understanding to students as specialists in language and research. During the Second Semester of School year 2014-15, Master of Arts in Psychology major in Clinical Psychology was offered.
In 2010, the programs were granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) accreditation for a period of five years. The unit is under the supervision of the CLACGS Director and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication.
Guided by the values of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission, the CLAC Graduate Studies seeks to strengthen and maintain quality education focusing on community spirit and lifelong learning by:
- keeping abreast with both modern trends in education and technology espoused with time-tested methodologies that can develop quality graduates;
- conducting classroom activities that can initiate proactive interaction and utilization of higher level of thinking;
- engaging extensively on research along the various fields of English Teaching, Filipino, and Social Sciences, specifically research projects that are geared towards the betterment of the quality of life of the community; and
- employing competent faculty who have a deep commitment for academic excellence and professional and human development