The Master of Science in Environmental Science is designed to provide students with scientific basis and advanced knowledge on the processes involved in natural ecosystems and understanding of the bio-physical interactions undergoing within them.
Master of Science in Environmental Science
The Master of Science in Environmental Science program is designed to provide students with scientific basis and advanced knowledge on the processes involved in natural ecosystems and understanding of the bio-physical interactions undergoing within them.
It focuses on the study of environmental ecosystems, impact of industrialization, economics, regulation, ethics, law, and management issues. Students have the opportunity to focus their courses of study in directions of environmental administration, emergency management, and waste management and pollution. Graduates of the program can use their expertise in careers as field researchers, environmental officers, protected area supervisors, environmental impact assessors, laboratory analysts or field research coordinators.
- Life and Works of St. La Salle
- Environmental Ethics
Core Courses (15 units)
Choice of five five (5) courses from the following:
2-unit lectures and 1-unit laboratory course
- Advanced Ecology
- Wildlife Systematics
- Geographic Information System
- Biodiversity Conservation
3-unit lecture courses
- Sustainable Development
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Environmental Toxicology
- Environmental Economics
Specialty Courses (6 units)
Choice of two (2) courses from the following
based on field of concentration unit
- Environment and Technology
- Urban Planning and Land Use
- Philippine Environmental Laws and Policies
- Contemporary Issues and Development in the Environment
- Environmental Resource Inventory
- Graduate Seminar
- Comprehensive Exam
- Must be a graduate of BS/BSE Environmental Science, or any environmental science-related degree.
- Non-BS/BSE major in Environmental Science graduates must have earned 12 units of any of the following: Inorganic Chemistry, Biology/Ecology/ Environmental Biology, Mechanics/Heat and Thermodynamics/Earth Science, and/or any environment-related course.
- Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or its equivalent in the undergraduate course.
- Pass the psychometric exam conducted by the Center for Student Admissions (CSA).
- Accomplish and submit the following:
For New Applicants:
- Application for Admissions (2 copies);
- TOR (1 original; 1 photocopy) and diploma (2 photocopies; original copy must be presented for verification purposes);
- *Two recommendation letters from employer or former professors;
- NSO Birth certificate (2 photocopies);
- NSO marriage certificate- for married female applicant (2 photocopies);
- *Certificate of employment, if employed;
- 3 pcs. passport-sized pictures
- *Resume with research plan;
- College/MS/MA Diploma (2 photocopies);
For DLSU-D graduates
- Application for Admissions form;
- TOR (1 original and 1 photocopy) and diploma (2 photocopies; original copy must be presented for verification purposes);
Other requirements for foreign student applicants:
- Satisfy all the Admissions requirements given by CSA.
- Pay to the University’s Accounting Office the Admissions fee of $500 for both permanent resident alien and transient alien.
- Pass the English proficiency test for non- English speaking applicants.
- The maximum residency for master’s program shall be five (5) years including thesis writing.
- A student is allowed to file a leave of absence (LOA) for a semester, renewable for another semester. However, this LOA is counted in his maximum residency.
- A course taken from another school with similar or the same description may be credited in the graduate program upon the recommendation of the Director of CSCS Graduate Studies and approval of the Dean of the CSCS. A maximum of six (6) units shall be credited.
- An ‘In Progress’ grade is given to a graduate student who failed to comply or submit course work requirements within one school year.
- Failure to complete within the specified time would mean a grade of 0.0.
- A student who has already earned more than 50% of his/her academic subjects shall not be allowed to shift to another graduate program.
Students who have completed all the requirements are the only ones allowed to graduate and attend the graduation ceremonies. The requirements are as follows:
- Completion of academic units;
- Passing the comprehensive examination and thesis defense;
- Completion of the research paper requirements;
- At least one (1) publication in a refereed journal related to the program during study;
- Completion of all pertinent documents to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office;
- Clearance form to be signed by designated persons/offices;
- Payment of all financial and other obligations to the University