The program is designed to develop critical thinking, high level of research and teaching competence. It will provide the students with an understanding of the broad functions and concepts of historical studies through a critico-theoretical approach. The program aims to develop skills in evaluating evidence, organizing information, clarifying and structuring concepts and writing narratives and expositions with Philippine history as the core of study. The M.A. program will provide the students the necessary foundation and training in research, writing, interpretation and teaching of history. The program prepares the graduates for career in teaching; research in history; executive as well as administrative positions; and other work opportunities in both government and private sector.