CSCS Programs

DLSU-D Program Offerings

The Master of Science in Biology program is designed to provide the students with advanced knowledge in the field of Biology through practical training, laboratory works, lectures, forums and biological researches.

Master of Science in Biology

The Master of Science in Biology program is designed to provide the students with advanced knowledge in the field of Biology through practical training, laboratory works, lectures, forums and biological researches. The course enhances the professional development of the students in pursuing specialization in biological fields in terms of teaching, research and laboratory and field works. It utilizes small classes with convenient and flexible course schedules primarily every Saturdays to allow part time study for working adults.

Graduates of the program can secure specialized positions as educators, science researchers, laboratory analysts, field or environmental officers.

Basic Courses

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

Core Courses

  • Advanced Plant Physiology
  • Advance Animal Physiology
  • Advanced Developmental Biology
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Advanced Systematics
  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Advanced Parasitology
  • Biodiversity Conservation

Specialty Courses (Any 2)

  • Biotechnology
  • Entomology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Environment and Technology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Geographical Information System

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.