Graduate Program

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of Science

    • M.Sc. Botany. The main goal is to develop the ability of the students to undertake critical inquiry and independent research, to widen their field of knowledge as well as to develop their professional leadership. The fields of specialization are: economic botany, morphology/anatomy, systematics, plant physiology, pollination biology, phycology and plant ecology.
      • M.Sc. Genetics. The program furnishes the students with a finer background in biology with specialization in genetics. It prepares the student for competence in instruction, research and extension. An applicant for admission must hold a B.S. degree preferably in the biological sciences.
        • M.Sc. Microbiology. The program aims to produce highly qualified graduates needed primarily in learning and research institutions and industries. The graduate shall be equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills in microbiology supported by conception in other fields (molecular biology, biochemistry, statistics, biotechnology and genetics).
          • M.Sc. Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyUPLB’s Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) Program is an interdisciplinary program, encompassing many disciplines and involves all colleges of UPLB. It has offered the MS MBB degree since 1990 and the PhD degree since 2002. The MBB program addresses the increasing need of industry, academe and government for high caliber graduates in the field.
            • M.Sc. Wildlife Studies. A joint program of the Institute of Biological Sciences, CAS and Forest Biological Sciences, CFNR. The program was able to expand the fields of specialization from the original 2 to 8 fields namely: vertebrate pests, physiology, parasitology, limnology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology and wildlife biology.
              • M.Sc. Zoology. This graduate program is designed to develop the ability of students to undertake critical inquiry and independent research for the advancement of knowledge in zoology as well as develop professional leadership in biological sciences.

               

              Doctor of Philosophy
                • Ph.D. Botany. The program develops the ability of the students to undertake critical inquiry and independent research, to widen their field of knowledge, as well as to develop their professional leadership. The fields of specialization are: morphology-anatomy, systematics, plant physiology, pollination biology, phycology and plant ecology.
                • Ph.D. by research in Botany. The program is offered to qualified candidates who have already learned a substantial experience in research. It is aimed to improve further the research skills of the candidate in the areas of morphology/anatomy and systematics under the professional guidance of specialists
                  • Ph.D. Genetics. The program furnishes the students with firm background in Biology with specialization in genetics. It also prepares the student for competence in instruction, research and extension. For admission to the Ph.D. program he must hold an M.S. degree in the biological sciences and must have taken at least 6 units of intermediate genetics courses.
                    • Ph.D. Microbiology. The program aims to produce highly qualified graduates needed primarily in learning and research institutions and industries. They shall possess in-depth skills in solving specific problems in microbiology in the context of providing the basic needs of man: food, health and energy. In addition, they should be capable of analyzing problems in microbiology, stimulating critical inquiry and conducting independent research
                      • Ph.D. by research in Microbiology.
                        • Ph.D. by research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

                        For more information, please visit the UPLB Graduate School website.