The TriCollege Ph.D. Philippine Studies program is jointly administered by the Asian Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and the College of Arts and Letter. It is headed by the TriCollege council comprised of the three deans of the college, and are assisted by coordinators.
The requirements for admission into the Ph.D Philippines Studies program are as follows:
Beginning in 2004, the Ph.D. Philippine Studies program of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman was formally incorporated with related programs of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) and the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). The joint program was established as the Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program, with the Asian Center tasked to serve as the central secretariat and headquarters. A Philippine Studies Council and a Coordinating Committee oversee management of the program, from curriculum review to dissertation defense and student relations.