CSCS Programs

DLSU-D Program Offerings

The Master of Science in Environmental Science program provides a well- rounded education in life sciences through scientific researches, field exposure and laboratory works, and classroom interactions.

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.

Basic Courses

  • Life and Works of St. La Salle
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Bioresearch
  • Biostatistics

Core Courses (5 courses from the following: 2-unit lectures and 1-unit lab course)

  • Advanced Ecology
  • Wildlife Systematics
  • GIS
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Sustainable Development
  • EIA
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Economics

Specialty Courses (Any 2)

  • Environment & Technology
  • Urban Planning & Land Use
  • Env. Laws and Policies
  • Contemporary Issues & Dev.
  • Env. Resource Inventory

Additional Requirements

  • Graduate Seminar
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Thesis

General Policies

  • Must be a graduate of BS/BSE major in Biology, or any health-related degree.
  • Non-BS Biology/BSE major in Biology graduates must have earned 12 units of any of the following: Gen. Biology, Zoology, Botany, and Ecology.
  • 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 Students Admission (CSA).
  • Accomplish and submit the following:

For New Applicants:

  • Application for Admission (2 copies);Download here
  • TOR (1 orig,; 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 Admission (2 copies);Download here
  • Two photocopies of official TOR and College/MS/MA Diploma;

Other requirements for foreign student applicants:

  • Satisfy all the admission requirements given by CSA.
  • Pay to the University’s Accounting Office the admission 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 seven (7) 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 COS Graduate Studies and approval of the Dean of the COS. A maximum of fifteen (12) 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.