As the highest academic unit of the De La Salle Araneta University, the Graduate Studies and Applied Research Department is committed to enhance individuals’ unique competencies in teaching, management and entrepreneurship; develop effective leaders and experts in agriculture, education, government, business and industry, and other fields that can influence policies to enhance human life and support manpower needs of the country; stimulate, encourage and maintain productive, functional research and development and disseminate results to the local and international community; and serve as a vehicle for the enrichment, transmission and preservation of desirable Filipino cultural values.

This mission is carried out in a collaborative culture and environment which encourages intellectual and scholarly development, adheres to ethical standards, advances the frontiers of knowledge, and shares research results to the local and international community.