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MS in Environmental Science in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) is a two-year graduate program enhances the knowledge and skills in environmental education, environmental monitoring, environmental research, environmental planning, and environmental management. The program includes topics in resource conservation, environmental laws, policies, geology, and biostatistics. 

Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in MS in Environmental Science should currently be taking an undergraduate degree in the science field. However, students who are not currently taking an undergraduate program in those fields but still wish to pursue the program are encouraged to take at least 18 units of courses in the relevant fields.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Environmental Management Through Community Development

  • Environmental Evaluation and Monitoring

  • Environmental Planning and Management

  • Resource Management and Conservation

  • Environmental Physiology and Toxicology

  • Principles of Environmental Science

  • Advanced Environmental Chemistry

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Environmental Laws and Policies

  • Man and His Environment

  • Environmental Education

  • Research Methodology

  • Environmental Geology

  • Advanced Ecology

  • Biostatistics

Admission Requirements


  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • An applicant with a degree not in line with the science field may still be admitted to the program as long as they take the pre-requisite courses. However, some colleges and universities admit any bachelor’s degree holders. 

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university

Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture

Areas of Specialization

  • Ecology

  • Biology

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Plant Science

  • Zoology

  • Mineralogy

  • Oceanography

  • Limnology

  • Soil Science

  • Geology

  • Physical Geography

Program Outcome

Graduates of MS in Environmental Science are expected to be able to:

  • Apply the latest developments in their specific field of practice

  • Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams

  • Demonstrate professional, social, and ethical responsibility, especially in practicing intellectual property rights and sustainable development

  • Work to regulate, decrease, and prevent air, water, and land pollution

  • Specialize in land conservation, hazardous or toxic waste removal and disposal, groundwater contamination, acid rain, or wildlife preservation

Board Exam

The MS in Environmental Science does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Doctorate degree to further gain expertise in the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of MS in Environmental Science may pursue a career path in environmental government agencies, government organizations, non-government organizations, and private sectors. They may apply as an environmental health technician, water sanitation technician, environmental compliance analyst, hygiene consultant, environmental program consultant, environmental protection analyst, academician, or a researcher.

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