Academic Programs

Master of Science in Agrometeorology


General Info


Brief Description of the Major Field

The MS in Agrometeorology is an interdisciplinary field which relates the elements of atmospheric environment with agribusiness operations. It is designed to prepare students to deal with the weather-related problems affecting agricultural activity from the long-range planning to the daily operations.


Agrometeorology will train students in

(a)  the selection of the production sites for a given crop or livestock for a given site;

(b)  microclimate modification and control;

(c) management of extreme weather events, such as drought and flooding;

(d) weather forecasting and crop yield forecasting;

(e) geographic information system and remote sensing applications;

(f) and agrometeorological instrumentation. 




Prospective Students


The program is open to holders of BS degrees in Agriculture, Forestry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics, Chemistry or closely related courses.




Graduates of the program will be qualified to work in the field of instructions, research and development in academe or in industry as well as consulting firms. Academic and research institutions that may require graduates of the program include state colleges and universities, private universities and colleges, and government agencies (e.g. PAGASA, PHILRICE). Graduates may also venture into entrepreneurial activities by putting up their own farm business.


Requirements and Mechanics to Graduate

To qualify for the MS AGMET degree, a student must complete at least 34 units, these are 18 units of major courses that includes 6 units of core courses (AGME 250, AGME 260) and other major courses (ABE 110, ABE114, AGME 290, AGME 291, AENG 270,STAT 241) to satisfy the required units; 9 units of minor courses; 6 units of thesis and 1 unit of Graduate Seminar.

For students with agrometeorology as minor/cognate field  AGME 250 and AGME 260 is required.


Graduate Courses 

AGME 250. Micrometeorology (3). Radiation, energy and water balances over land surfaces, radiation, temperature, humidity and wind profiles in the atmospheric boundary; microclimate modifications; and instrumentation. 3 hrs (class). PR. PHYS 13 or its equivalent. (1)

AGME 260. Tropical Agrometeorology (3). Climatic controls; agrometeorological observation network and practices; crop and animal weather-relations; research methods in agrometeorology; agrometeorological forecasts and advisories. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. AGME 250. (2)

AGME 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2)

AGME 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2)

AGME 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2,S).


Faculty Info

Faculty Information





CASTRO, Marion Lux Y.



DORADO, Moises A.



SALUDES, Ronaldo B.



Contact Info

Contact Information

Key Person to contact: Head, AFSD IAE

Contact numbers: 049-536-2941

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