The SJIT Graduate School has been in operation for more than 2 decades from its foundation in 1989. It offers three programs with Government Recognition: 1989 Masters in Management for Master of Arts in Education (MAED) and Master in Management (MM) Major in Business Management (MBM) and Public Service Management (MPSM). In 1997, its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) was recognized and in 2002, Doctor of Philosophy in Management was recognized. In 2010 - 2011, the SJIT Graduate School was granted authority by the CHED to operate its Non - Thesis Program for Teachers.
The mandate of the SJIT Graduate School is to promote, advance and foster excellence in graduate education.
The Graduate School awards advanced academic degree (Master's and Doctoral degree) with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate (bachelor's) degree. Those attending graduate schools for post graduate education are called graduate students. Producing original research is a significant component of graduate studies, including the writing and defense of a thesis or dissertation.
Admission to a Master's Program generally requires a bachelor's degree in a related field with sufficiently high grades. While admission to doctoral program requires a Master's degree in a related field with sufficiently high grades, submission of manuscript of a Master's theses and interview. Requirements are often set higher than those of a Master's program.
Requirements for completion to Master's degree include undertaking research and required to complete a thesis comprising of an original research. Candidates are required to defend their thesis. A graduate student taking a Non - Thesis program is required to write and defend an action research, project proposal or a feasibility study. Candidates for Master's degree are also required to pass a comprehensive examination before enrolling in Thesis Writing.
Doctoral (Ph.D.) candidates undertaking research must complete a dissertation consisting of original research representing a significant contribution to their field of specialization. They are required a comprehensive examination on the course taken which includes core, major and cognates. Passing the comprehensive examination is a prerequisite to writing their dissertation.