Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines



Pangasinan State University- School of Advanced Studies will venture on another AACCUP virtual accreditation as we aim to see how much our programs have developed in terms of rendering quality education and excellent service delivery for the sake of our stakeholders. PSU-SAS acknowledges the importance of accreditation as it ensures a certain level of academic quality and help determine if we meet or exceed the minimum quality standard.
In view of this, the School of Advanced Studies is decisively submitting three of its programs for accreditation with the blazing passion to achieve our goals and objectives. These programs are, Master in Development Management – Public Management, Master of Science in Agriculture – Major in Animal Science and Crop Science and Master in Management Engineering.
With several quality assurance tools that our university have employed, we had seen so much growth in our operations, support services and governance which led us to fully embrace continuous quality improvement, not to be perfect but to be a better performing institution. As a proof, Pangasinan State University is the only Academic Institution in the Philippines to ever received the most Prestigious Philippine Quality Award Level 3: Recognition for master Quality Management. And last November 2021, PSU was officially hailed as an ‘Investors in People Gold Awardee’ by the Investors in People, the first State University and College (SUC) in the Philippines to be distinguished with the internationally-recognized award. Another significant milestone was when PSU Bayambang Campus earned AACCUP Institutional Accreditation Level IV Re-Accredited status, being first in the Philippines with Tarlac State University.
By constantly submitting our programs thru rigorous and comprehensive assessment in the areas of quality assurance, our university bolster its unparalleled zeal for quality and excellence. More than the award, receiving findings and recommendations after going through these assessments are much more important than the award itself. As an institution, we can move forward to greater heights ushering our beloved institution to take the path of continuous improvement.
I would like to sincerely express my heartfelt gratitude to all our accreditors for joining us in creating a more resilient, responsive and relevant PSU-SAS. You have chosen to share your time and expertise with us despite the challenges and limitations that continuously inflict our society today. Indeed, your undaunted commitment to help educational institutions continually improve in delivering quality services is greatly appreciated.
Lastly, my heartfelt gratitude to the SAS OFFICIALS, FACULTY and STAFF who have tirelessly prepared all the voluminous e-documents for this milestone. May we find the next days’ truly rewarding and beneficial for all of us.
Thank you very much and may God bless us all.
Mabuhay ang AACCUP! Mabuhay ang Pangasinan State University-School of Advanced Studies!


The Graduate School originated from the programs of the then Central Luzon Teachers’ College (CLTC) which is now known as the PSU-Bayambang Campus (PSU-BC).

PSU-BC had a humble beginning as it started as the Bayambang Normal School (BNS) in 1922. However, it closed in 1935 due to the world-wide economic crisis but was eventually re-opened and renamed as Pangasinan Normal School (PNS) in 1948. In 1953, it became part of the Philippine-UNESCO National Community Training Center (PUNCTC). From a two-year collegiate institution, it offered the four-year teacher education program in 1954 by virtue of RA No. 975. Then in 1961, its graduate program was opened. Eventually, in 1969, a Charter was created and stipulated in RA No. 5705 renaming the PNS to CLTC.
In 1978, the issuance of PD NO. 1497, the Pangasinan State University (PSU) was instituted. In 1982, the doctoral program of the university was offered in the then College of Education, Bayambang Campus. In 1987, four centers of the Graduate School were created and situated in PSU-Bayambang, PSU-Lingayen, PSU-Sta Maria, and PSU-Urdaneta, which was made the central office of graduate education up to the present. The following year and the succeeding years, the master’s program of the three centers were transferred to PSU-Urdaneta. All the graduate programs were centralized at PSU-Graduate School in Urdaneta City Campus in 1994.
Aside from the two programs, the Doctor of Education and the Master of Arts in Education, PSU-Graduate School had expanded its curricular offerings to include the following: Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Studies (Ph.D. Developmental Studies), Master of Science in Agriculture (MS Agriculture), Master in Management Engineering (MME), and Master in Development Management (MDM). Furthermore, a satellite campus based in Bayambang was also established during the first semester of SY 2009-2010 to cater to the clients from the nearby provinces of Regions 1, 2, 3, IV B and Metro Manila. In addition to the MAEd programs in Bayambang, the satellite campus offers Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN), Master in Business Administration (MBA), and Master in Public Administration (MPA) to cater to the advanced education needs of the graduates.
Upon the assumption of Dr. DEXTER R. BUTED as the president on December 10, 2014, the PSU-Graduate School was renamed as the PSU-School of Advanced Studies (SAS) by virtue of BOR Res. No. 74,s. 2015 .
Today, PSU-SAS is at the forefront of the University. Thus, it has become a potent force in the intellectual and professional development of people with lofty aspirations and noble visions. Ultimately, PSU-SAS serves as an avenue for higher standards of practice in the profession for the benefit of the society and the nation.

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