The cyclical courses of study offered in the Faculty lead to the following degrees:
- Ph. B. – 3 years
- Ph.L. – 2 years
- A.B. (Civil) – 4 years
- Ph.D. – 2 years
The Baccalaureate (Bachelor in Philosophy) degree is granted after completing the first cycle which lasts for at least two (2) years or four (4) semesters. The candidates for the Bachelor’s degree must successfully pass an oral examination covering the main subjects of the first cycle before a tribunal of three (3) examiners appointed by the Dean, for a period of time as determined by the Faculty Council.
The Licentiate (Licentiate in Philosophy) degree is granted after the completion of the Second Cycle which lasts for at least two (2) years or four (4) semesters and the formal presentation of a written thesis. The candidates for the licentiate degree must successfully pass a written examination covering the various courses of the second cycle and publicly defend a thesis before a tribunal of three (3) examiners appointed by the Dean.
The Doctorate (Doctorate in Philosophy) degree is conferred after a suitable period of time during which the candidate has shown philosophical maturity specially by means of writing a doctoral dissertation.
Enrollees for the Licentiate degree must be able to finish the program within four (4) years following their enrollment. Enrollees for the Doctorate degree must be able to finish the program within five (5) years following their enrollment. Those who do not meet the prescribed period will be required to take refresher courses of at least six (6) units or as determined by the office of the Dean.
The Faculty of Philosophy also offers civil degrees.
- It grants the Bachelor of Arts Classical major in Philosophy (AB Classical) to those students who complete the curriculum and other requirements prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education. The completion of the degree lasts for at least four (4) years or eight (8) semesters.
- The Faculty, through the UST Graduate School, also grants the Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA Philosophy) degree to those students who qualify and have completed the requirements prescribed by the UST Graduate School.