GS Programs

UPLB implements graduate degree programs through various modalities: residential, off-campus, or through partnership programs. Graduate courses are being offered at its extension campus, the UP Professional School for Agriculture and the Environment in Agriya, Panabo City, Davao. Dual degree programs are also being offered with our partner foreign universities. We offer the multidisciplinary tropical marine ecosystems program with UP Diliman and the UP Visayas.


As a premier regional and global university, UPLB provides access to quality graduate education to local and international students. Its programs are administered by nearly more than 500 graduate faculty members from the nine colleges and one school of UPLB. Graduate students constitute about 10% of the student population.

Master's Programs

Master in Veterinary Epidemiology

Master in Animal Nutrition

      • Animal Nutrition

Master in Clinical Nutrition

      • Clinical Nutrition

Master of Forestry

      • Forest Biological Sciences
      • Forest Resource Management
      • Silviculture and Forest Influences
      • Social Forestry
      • Wood Science and Technology

Master of Information Technology

Master of Arts

      • Communication Arts
      • Sociology

Master of Agriculture

      • Agronomy
      • Horticulture

Master of Management

Master of Development Management and Governance

Master in Public Affairs

Master of Professional Studies

      • Food and Nutrition Planning

Master in Food Engineering

      • Food Engineering

Professional Masters

      • Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management (Joint program with UP Marine Science Institute of UP Diliman, and UP Visayas)

Master of Science

PhD Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

Straight Doctor of Philosophy

PhD by Research

Doctor of Philosophy by Research

      • Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
      • Agricultural and Applied Economics
      • Agronomy
      • Animal Science
      • Botany
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Computer Science
      • Data Analytics and Informatics
      • Development Communication
      • Economics
      • Entomology
      • Environmental Science
      • Food Science
      • Forestry: Forest Biological Sciences
      • Horticulture
      • Human Development
      • Plant Breeding
      • Plant Pathology
      • Soil Science
      • Zoology
      • Veterinary Medicine

Dual Doctor of Philosophy by Research

(offered with University of Reading in the United Kingdom; University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom; and Curtin University in Australia and UP Mindanao)



The ideal graduate of U.P. as the National University is:

  1. a scholar dedicated to the search for truth and knowledge;
  2. an expert and leader who pursues excellence and innovation towards inclusive growth and development;
  3. an active contributor in the dissemination and application of knowledge;
  4. a lifelong learner who adapts to the rapidly changing global environment;
  5. a person imbued with the ‘Pahinungod Spirit’, engaged in community, public and volunteer service;
  6. a responsible citizen with a deep sense of intercultural understanding and ethical responsibility; and
  7. an advocate with abiding respect for freedom, democracy, human rights, and gender equity.

The University’s desired impact to society are:

  1. strong research-based governance and responsive public policies in pursuit of social progress and transformation;
  2. enhanced national identity and consciousness that serve as inspiration to other peoples; and
  3. an empowered nation, enjoying human, environment and economic security, contributing to regional and global sustainability.


Common to all master’s programs:

  1. has the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills at the forefront of a field;
  2. possesses critical and independent thinking skills needed in specialized or multidisciplinary research, and in extending or redefining knowledge or practice;
  3. can apply knowledge and skills in complex and unpredictable contexts, and in the development and testing of innovative solutions to resolve issues; and
  4. can make expert judgment and perform significant responsibility for professional knowledge, practice and management.

Common to all doctorate programs:

  1. has the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills at the most advanced level and at the frontier of a field;
  2. possesses independent and original thinking skills needed in very specialized or complex multidisciplinary research resulting in the creation of new knowledge or practice;
  3. can apply knowledge and skills in highly advanced contexts, and in the development and testing of new theories and new solutions to resolve complex and abstract issues;
  4. can make authoritative and expert judgment in the management of research or an organization; and
  5. can perform significant responsibility in extending professional knowledge and practice, and in the creation of new ideas or processes.