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Graduate School

Message From The Dean

Welcome to the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Graduate School web page! The Institution started offering graduate studies in 1992 with a degree of Master in Engineering Management. With a highly qualified Graduate Faculty the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, the major Engineering Private Hispanic Institution in the United States, offers 12 programs leading to a variety of master’s degrees. Enrollment at the Graduate School exceeds 700 active students per academic term. At Polytechnic University, our agile institutional culture and professional approach for student services provide the advantage of offering programs that respond to the needs of Puerto Rico by becoming partners of students seeking professional and academic development at the same time. This approach ensures adequate preparation for the global economy that our country imposes on our future professional leaders. The Graduate School Deanship integrates the services of all graduate programs offered to our students. The Graduate School consists of both administrative and academic units. These include the Deanship Office, Office of Graduate Affairs, the Graduate Programs Coordinators Team and the International Academic Alliances. The Graduate School unit reports to the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Graduate School plays an essential role promoting quality instructional programs and has the objective of developing state-of-the-art research. Our students pursue their degrees in the fields of Engineering, Management, Geospatial Technology and Landscape Architecture. The Engineering Graduate Programs include 7 different areas leading to master’s degrees. The degrees are awarded in the areas of Civil, Electrical, Computer, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Manufacturing Competitiveness. The Management School has different programs leading to master’s degrees. The degrees are awarded in the areas of Business Administration, Environmental Management and Engineering Management. The Master in Geospatial Science and Technology is the newest graduate degree which started in the academic year 2012 – 2013. Finally, the Landscape Architecture School offers a Master degree in Landscape Architecture. The Graduate School’s web pages provide you detailed information regarding its high quality programs, as well as information on their facilities. Also available are telephones, e-mail directory of the Graduate Programs Coordinators and important academic information that will facilitate your planning. I encourage you to explore the specifics of the Departments in which you have interest, including a description and other details of the individual Graduate Programs. Finally, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School, the Graduate Programs Coordinators or the Office of Graduate Affairs, if you have questions. Miriam Pabón, Ph.D., P.E. – mpabon@pupr.edu

Dean Graduate School
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Graduate School Tel: 787.622.8000 x. 686 Fax: 787.758.7933 Email: EscuelaGraduada@pupr.edu

Graduate School Deanship

The Graduate School Deanship is an academic unit that is part of the Vice-Presidency for Academic Affairs. The main functions of the deanship are to establish and supervise the policies regarding the graduate studies at the Institution, to monitor the compliance with the graduate studies policies and, to provide all the administrative services to the graduate students through the Office of Graduate Affairs. Besides, the Deanship of the Graduate School offers extracurricular activities and programs to complement graduate studies

Specifically, the Graduates School Deanship provides the following services to the graduate students:

Graduate School Assistantships and Awards Program

The Graduate School receives, evaluates and processes the requests for the assistantships and awards program for the graduate students. This program includes opportunities as research assistants, teaching assistants and special recognitions for talented research, among others. Graduate School Assistantship and Awards Program Guidelines Graduate School Assistanship and Awards-Application Form

Graduate School Thesis / Design Project Information

Some master degrees require as part of the program curriculum, to complete a design project or a thesis. The Graduate School offers specific services to support the graduate student in the format development and editing of either of these documents. Besides, the Graduate School personnel offer trainings regarding the documents format.

Norms and Policies of Academic Progress at the Graduate level

The Institutional Policies that establish the requirements of Academic Progress at the Graduate Level is monitored by the Registrar Office.

Below you can find more information regarding these Norms and Policies:

Norms and Policies to Evaluate Academic Progress for Graduate Students

Deanship Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Office of Graduate Affairs

The Office of Graduate Affairs offers admission, registration, collection and student financial aid guidance services.

This office is an administrative unit within the Graduate School Deanship. The Deanship is responsible for the facilitation of graduate studies at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. It is the responsibility of the Graduate Affairs Office to see that all pertinent administrative regulations are followed and that proper guidance relative to this topic is provided to all the academic units that offer graduate programs.

For easy access, the Office is located in Alhambra Street #51. Office hours are: Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00am to 7:00pm, and Fridays from 8:00am to 3:00pm. These office hours satisfy the needs of our evening students.

Academic Graduate Calendar

Graduate Catalog 2016-17 / 2017-18 


Office of Graduate Affairs Service Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

International Academic Alliances

Currently, PUPR has academic alliances with the following universities:

Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) Ave. Los Próceres, Calle Gala, Postal 342-9 y 249-, Santo Domingo

Universidad Latina de Panamá Cede Central Panamá, Apartado 0823-00933 Panamá, República de Panamá

Universidad Tecnológica de Centroamérica (UNITEC) Zona Jacaleapa Contiguo a Residencial Honduras Frente a entrada a Colonia Los Pinos Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Accreditations and Memberships

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680 (215) 662-5606 (215) 662-5501 (Fax)

In 2005, the Commission on Higher Education of MSACS extended the accreditation to the institution.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

PO Box 3960 Olathe, KS 66063 USA

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Master of Business Administration Master in Engineering Management Master in Environmental Management

In April, 2006 IACBE accredited the School of Management.

Member of Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 230 Washington, DC 20036-1173