University of the Philippines Open University

University of the Philippines Open University

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) provides quality higher and continuing education. Its mission is to give its students formal qualifications, as well as to develop in them the discipline and capability to become lifelong learners who are at home in today’s knowledge society.

Course: Master of Development Communication; Doctor of Communication

The Master of Development Communication is a 2 1/2 -year graduate degree program designed for communication professionals and graduates. The Doctor of Communication Program is designed to strengthen the capability of practitioners by bringing the academic rigors of research, intellectual growth, and professional skills into the profession of communication.


UPOU Headquarters College Los Baños, Laguna, 4031 Philippines

Dr. Melinda BandalariaDean, Faculty of Information and Communication Studies
Phone: +63(49)536-6001 to 06 local 355, 400
Fax: +63(49)536-6007

Dr. Felix LibreroProgram Chair (Doctor of Communication)
Faculty of Information & Communication Studies
Phone: +6349-536-6002 local 500
Fax: +6349 -536-6015

Prof. Serlie D. JamiasProgram Chair (Master of Development Communication)
Phone: +6349 536-2511 local 220