UPLB implements graduate degree programs through various modalities: residential, off-campus, or through partnership programs. Courses are offered in various modes: online, face-to-face/onsite, or blended/flipped.

Some graduate courses are being offered at UPLB extension campus — the UP Professional School for Agriculture and the Environment in Agriya, Panabo City, Davao del Norte (with office in Davao City). Dual degree programs are also being offered with our partner foreign universities. The multidisciplinary tropical marine ecosystems program is offered 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.

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Graduate Diploma 

Master in Animal Nutrition (Master sa Nutrisyong Panghayop)

Master in Clinical Nutrition (Master sa Klinikal na Nutrisyon)

Master in Food Engineering (Master sa Inhenyeriya ng Pagkain)

    • Food Engineering (Inhenyeriya ng Pagkain)

Master in Public Affairs (Master sa Kapakanang Pangmadla)

Master in Veterinary Epidemiology (Master sa Epidemiyolohiyang Pambeterinaryo)

Master of Agriculture (Master sa Agrikultura)

Master of Development Management and Governance (Master sa Pamamahalang Pangkaunlaran at Pamamahala)

Master of Forestry (Master sa Paggugubat)

Master of Information Technology (Master sa Teknolohiyang Pang-impormasyon)

Master of Management (Master sa Pamamahala)

Master of Professional Studies (Master sa Araling Propesyonal)

Professional Masters (Propesyunal Masters)


Master of Arts (Master sa Sining)

Master of Science (Master sa Agham)

Doctor of Philosophy (Doktorado sa Pilosopiya)

Straight Doctor of Philosophy (Diretsong Doktorado sa Pilosopiya)

    • Agricultural Economics (Ekonomiks na Pang-agrikultura)

    • Development Communication (Komunikasyong Pangkaunlaran)

    • Environmental Science (Agham Pangkaligiran)

    • Soil Science (Agham ng Lupa)

A Master of Science (MS) student in UPLB who has completed at least 18 units of 200-level graduate courses, in two consecutive semesters during his/her first year in the graduate program and with a GWA of 1.25 or better may apply to shift to a straight PhD program.

Doctor of Philosophy by Research (Doktorado sa Pilosopiya sa Pananaliksik)

    • Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (Pamamahalang Agribisnes at Entreprenyursip) 

    • Agricultural and Applied Economics (Pang-agrikultura at Aplikadong Ekonomiks)

    • Agricultural Chemistry (Kemistring Pang-agrikultura)

    • Agronomy (Agronomiya)

    • Animal Science (Agham ng Hayop)

    • Biochemistry (Biyokemistri)

    • Botany (Botani)

    • Chemical Engineering (Inhenyeriyang Kemikal)

    • Computer Science (Agham Pangkompyuter)

    • Data Analytics and Informatics (Analitiks ng Datos at Impormatika)

    • Development Communication (Komunikasyong Pangkaunlaran)

    • Economics (Ekonomiks)

    • Entomology (Entomolohiya)

    • Environmental Science (Agham Pangkaligiran)

    • Food Science (Agham ng Pagkain)

    • Forestry (Paggugubat)

    • Horticulture (Hortikultura)

    • Human Development (Kaunlarang Pantao)

    • Plant Breeding (Pagpapalahi ng Halaman)

    • Plant Pathology (Patolohiya ng Halaman)

    • Soil Science (Agham ng Lupa)

    • Veterinary Medicine (Medisinang Pambeterinaryo)

    • Wildlife Science (Agham ng Pangbuhay-ilang)

    • Zoology (Zoolohiya)

Dual Doctor of Philosophy by Research

— Offered with University of Reading in the United Kingdom; University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom; University of Montpellier in France; and Curtin University in Australia in collaboration with UP Mindanao

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

a) a scholar dedicated to the search for truth and knowledge;

b) an expert and leader who pursues excellence and innovation towards inclusive growth and development;

c) an active contributor in the dissemination and application of knowledge;

d) a lifelong learner who adapts to the rapidly changing global environment;

e) a person imbued with the ‘Pahinungod Spirit’, engaged in community, public and volunteer service;

f) a responsible citizen with a deep sense of intercultural understanding and ethical responsibility; and

g) an advocate with abiding respect for freedom, democracy, human rights, and gender equity.

The University’s desired impact to society are:

h) strong research-based governance and responsive public policies in pursuit of social progress and transformation;

i) enhanced national identity and consciousness that serve as inspiration to other peoples; and

j) an empowered nation, enjoying human, environment and economic security, contributing to regional and global sustainability.


A graduate of a UPLB degree program:

[Common to all master’s programs]

a) has the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills at the forefront of a field;

b) possesses critical and independent thinking skills needed in specialized or multidisciplinary research, and in extending or redefining knowledge or practice;

c) can apply knowledge and skills in complex and unpredictable contexts, and in the development and testing of innovative solutions to resolve issues; and

d) can make expert judgment and perform significant responsibility for professional knowledge, practice and management.

[Common to all doctorate programs]

a) has the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills at the most advanced level and at the frontier of a field;

b) possesses independent and original thinking skills needed in very specialized or complex multidisciplinary research resulting in the creation of new knowledge or practice;

c) 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;

d) can make authoritative and expert judgment in the management of research or an organization; and

e) can perform significant responsibility in extending professional knowledge and practice, and in the creation of new ideas or processes.

Programs and activities of the UPLB Graduate School are aligned with UPLB’s Vision and Mission, and support the UPLB Research and Extension Agenda.