The NEU School of Graduate Studies subscribes to the idea that man is capable of almost unlimited accomplishments given the right direction, mental set-up, ideology and spiritual orientation and an adequate amount of training in his own field of specialization. His education does not stop at the end of his academic and formal schooling but must continue to the point that he can contribute to the existing stock of knowledge and his life itself is an example of integrity, excellence and accomplishment.
The NEU School of Graduate Studies aims to:
* Develop men and women of integrity and excellence who are imbued with love of God and respect for their fellowmen in order that they may give glory to Him and serve humanity.
* Produce men and women who are experts in their fields of specialization and able to contribute to the existing stock of knowledge through research.
Specifically, the NEU School of Graduate Studies aims to:
* Strengthen students' skills in scientific in scientific investigations to keep abreast with the present state of knowledge and technology.
* Enable students to solve problem by using their critical, reflective and creative thinking on the pursuit of economic and social progress.
* Develop in the student a desire for growth, change, research orientation, excellence and global competitiveness.
* Integrate into students' consciousness the values that make God the center of all things and the goodness of all as corollary to it.
The establishment of the School of Graduate Studies was initiated in the school year of 1983-1984 by Madam Arsenia Diwa, second president of then New Era College (NEC). The first program of study was Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) that had an enrollment of 15 students. Dr. Amanda Mejorada served as the first Dean.
In the school year 1992-1993, the MACT program was converted to and recognized as Master of Arts in Education (MAED) Major in Educational Management by then Department of Education Culture and Sports- National Capital Region. The Graduate School had twenty-six (26) students then under Dr. Corazon Osorio as Dean and concurrently President of NEC.
On June 13, 1995, The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted the institution university status under the name New Era University. On June 30, 1995, Dr. Lucia M. Narag was appointed Officer-in-Charge, and later Dean of School of Graduate Studies. From 1996 to 2006, the student population increased from 108 to 277 as program of studies were recognized and offered. These are Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management, Master in Business Administration, and Master of Arts in Education with the following areas of concentration: Educational Management, Filipino, Educational Psychology, Language, Mathematics, Special Education, and Social Sciences. Subjects for Non-Education graduates who wants to take up MAED was also offered under the Non-Education Program.
In 1995 the SGS masters and doctorate programs submitted to voluntary accreditation with the Association of Christian Schools College and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI). At present, the SGS is vying for Level III Accreditation status for all its academic programs.