Academic Units


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Graduate Studies

Entrusted with the intellectual and professional growth and advancement of both the college graduates and government and non-government employees of the province of Tawi-Tawi, the MSU-TCTO Graduate School provides advance professional studies in the fields of teaching and public services administration.

The Graduate School for 2017 had an increase of 45% compared to the number of graduates last year.



College of Fisheries

To achieve the objectives set by R.A. 6060, the college developed academic programs that are focused on the "effective exploitation and conservation of fisheries resources in the Sulu Sea and nearby waters." Researches on fish processing, aquaculture and capture fisheries were proposed and implemented with the goal of helping promote the social and economic development of the people and their communities.



Institute of Oceanography and Environmental Sciences

The Institute of Oceanography and Environmental Sciences (IOES), or formerly the Center of Oceanographic Studies, which is commissioned to do research and extension services aside from its academic tasks, became officially operational in 1996. The institute has been offering two four-year degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology which was offered originally by the College of Arts and Sciences in 1986 - 1995, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program which has been offered since 1986.

The IOES is envisioned to grow into a comprehensive center, a multi-functional entity of higher learning committed to excellence in instruction, research and extension. As provided by RA 6060, its academic programs shall pu emphasis on marine science and oceanography so it can assist the region in the process of modernization and nation building and produce future leaders in these areas. With expertise and strong commitment to research, the institute aims to promote and contribute to further research in the region to help improve and maximize the use of human, terrestrial and marine resources of Tawi-Tawi and nearby waters so that they can contribute maximally to the development of the region, the country and the entire Asia. In pursuing these goals, it has been working in collaboration with other institutions and organizations concerned with science, technology, terrestrial and marine science development.

Its goal is to produce graduate who reflect the traditions that have enshrined the Mindanao State University as one of the foremost institutions of higher learning in the country. Values of excellence, social and environmental consciousness and leadership are therefore are therefore emphasized.  In turn, graduates are bearer of knowledge who are capable of implementing sustainable development and rational management of the resources, in addition to having the capability to conduct research and extension services.

The number of graduate for 2017 increased by 16.67% compared to 2016.



Institute of Information and Communication Technology

The Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT) is located at Preparatory High School Campus, Tubig Mampallam, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

The IICT was established pursuant to BOR Resolution No. 62, Series of 1999. Initially, it offered Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2001. Currently, the institute is offering two undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).

The BSCS is designed to equip the students with knowledge of findamental concepts, basic tools and techniques in computer science. It in corporates the core courses, which are universally accepted as common to computer science undergraduate programs (computer  programming , computer organization, computer systems, data structures and algorithms, file processing, and programming languages). Underpinning the software orientation of the program are the subjects on database systems, information system and design, software engineering, compilers and software designing and development. On the hardware orientations of the program are the courses on digital circuit designs and implementation.

While upholding the mission and vission of the university, and the institute's objecttives, the IICT started offering BSIT in 2011, with the authority from the Board of Regents, in reponse to the rapid innovation of technology that posed as a global challenge. The program has the same core courses as those of the BSCS program but with three tracks, namely networking system, database system, and multimedia system.

BSCS has no graduates during the 2017 graduation. However, the number of graduates in BSIT for 2017 increased by 25% compared to 2016.



College of Education

With the full support from the new administration, the College of Education's perfomance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) has continued to improve.

In the 2017 LET, the College's rating for BEEd increased from 10.96% in 2016 to 17.92%. For BSEd, rating increased from 3.77% to 53.78%.

The number of graduates for 2017 increased by 10% compared to 2016.



College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  is a service college of MSU-TCTO which is composed of five departments (Language Department, Mathematics and Science Department, Social Sciences Department, Secretarial Science Department, Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Department), and three extension units(Mapun, Ungus Matata and Sibutu).

Under the present administration, the dean of the college was re-elected for a term of three years, and was officially installed on December 5, 2017.

Some notable activities participated in and/or hosted by this college are: on-campus trainings, conferences, workshops, seminars and summits; off-campus trainings, conferences, workshops, seminars and summits in which CAS faculty members were sent as paper/poster presenters or as participants; established linkages; human resource, enrolment and graduates data; Academic Planning Development Program (APDP) records. Morover, the three CAS extension classes have their annual report for 2017.

The college has a total 78 graduates for the year 2017, an increase of 5.13% compared to 2016.



College of Islamic and Arabic Studies

This year, the performace of the College of Islamic and Arabic Studies (CIAS) involved major areas of institutional functions and special programs. These include fora that involved students in different civic activities which allowed them to be socially engaged and to compete with other colleges.

this year, a new acting dean, Dr. Muktar Mohammad Tahil, was designated by the chancellor.



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