Master of Arts

(Speech Communication) 

The MA (Speech Communication) program aims to advance the field of speech communication, particularly in knowledge building and critical research. It is designed to provide graduate students and professionals a deeper understanding of the fields of Rhetoric, Performance,  Interpersonal Communication, and Instructional Communication. It was approved by the Board of Regents on November 5, 1990.


Graduate students enrolled in the MA (Speech Communication) program are required to take three core courses-- Speech 201 (Speech Communication Process Analysis), Speech 210 (Quantitative Research in Speech Communication), and Speech 211 (Qualitative Research in Speech Communication)-- as well as three MA Speech Communication electives, two cognates from other disciplines, and a master’s thesis.

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Admission Requirements

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:


  1.  Letter of application stating the applicant’s purpose(s) and specific field(s) of interest (original and photocopy)

  2. Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, if any (original and two photocopies)

  3. Accomplished GSO recommendation forms from two (2) former professors and/or employers

  4. Two (2) copies of accomplished GSO application form, each with 2” X 2” photo

  5. Copy of marriage contract (if name on transcript is different from current name)


The documents must be placed inside a long brown envelope, and sent to:

Dean Jimmuel C. Naval, PhD

Through Channels

Graduate Studies Office, College of Arts and Letters

University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101


Other application requirements include:

- Entrance test or interview conducted by the graduate faculty

- Non-refundable application fee (payable to the Cashier’s Office)

Php 100 (one hundred pesos) for Filipino citizens;

Php 200 (two hundred pesos) for resident aliens; or US$25 for non-resident aliens


For inquiries:


Visit: UP Diliman CAL Graduate Studies Facebook Page.

Email: CAL Graduate Studies Office c/o Jesa Domingo at cal_gso.updiliman@up.edu.ph and Erika Joy G. Ebua at eagutierrez@up.edu.ph

Program Checklist

Download the MA Speech Communication program checklist here.

Download MA (Speech Communication) curriculum checklist