The Master of Science in Physical Science program trains its students to become specialists in the physical phenomena of nature with three trackings to choose from: Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics and Geology. Students under the program are exposed to various scenes of field research and undergo trainings in government, industries, and other research institutions.
Master of Science in Physical Science
The Master of Science in Physical Science program is designed to provide the students with advanced knowledge in the field of Physical Sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science, through practical training, laboratory works, lecture forums and scientific researches. The course enhances the professional development of the students in pursuing specialization in scientific fields in terms of teaching, research and laboratory and field works.
Skills acquired by the graduates of the program can land them ideal positions in the field of education or field research. They can also secure senior positions as environmental officers, laboratory analysts or field research coordinators.
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- Methods of Research
Core Courses (18 units)
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Advanced Statistics
- Environmental Science
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- Advanced Analytical Chemistry
- Classical Mechanics
- Classical Electrodynamics
- Advanced Meteorology
- Advanced Resource and Field Geology
Specialty Courses (9 units)
- Industrial Chemistry
- Mathematical Methods
- Environmental Geology
- Instrumental Methods
- Environmental Chemistry
- Modern Optics and Sounds
- Environmental Physics
- Remote Sensing
- Geographical Information System
- Graduate Seminar
- Comprehensive Exam
- Must be a graduate of BS/BSE major in Chemistry or Physics, or any physical science-related degree.
- Non-BS Chemistry/Physics, Geology or BSE major in Physical Science graduates must have earned 12 units of any of the following bridging courses: Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Mechanics, Heat and Thermodynamics, and/or Earth Science.
- 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 form; Download here
- 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 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.