Postgraduate Program at the Andalas University in Padang, was firstly started in the form of collaborative education program with the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) on 17 September 1984. The education program was conducted through Credit Earning Activity for one study program, that is, Agronomic studies. In 1985, one more study program was opened namely Regional and Rural Development (Pembangunan Wilayah dan Pedesaan/PWD), and then continued in 1988 with two other courses namely Soil Science and Animal Science.
On September 1992 Postgraduate Program of Andalas University has its autonomous status from the Ministry of Education, through the decree of Directorate of Higher Education (DIKTI) No. 476, 478, 480 and 48I/KEP/1992 for those four study programs to be managed by the Andalas University. Since then, the Postgraduate program has started to establish more postgraduate study programs for other disciplines in order to open bigger opportunities for those who like to upgrade their academic capacities to take Master or even Doctoral degree.
Up to the year of 2012, the Postgraduate program got the operational permission from DIKTI to manage and coordinate about 40 Master degree program and 6 Doctoral degree Program. Since the end of 2012, the Rector of Andalas University has declared new regulation for better management of postgraduate programs in Andalas University. Master and Doctoral degree programs which are considered as mono-disciplinary programs should be managed under the coordination of each Faculty, while other interdisciplinary Master and Doctoral Programs can be managed and coordinated autonomously by the Graduate Program of Andalas Univeristy or Program Pascasarjana Universitas Andalas (PPsUnand)
Currently, in the year of 2018, the Graduate Program of Andalas University manage and coordinate 6 (six) Master Degree programs, and one Doctoral Degree program namely:
Masteral Degree in Regional and Rural Development
Masteral Degree in Environmental Science
Masteral Degree in Biotechnology
Masteral Degree in Housing and Human Settlement
Masteral Degree in Natural Resources Management
Masteral Degree in Science of Extension and Development Communication