Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration Ecology
For Full-time Students
First Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 260 3
CRE 261 3
CRE 265 3
CRE 230 3
Total Units 12
For Full-time Students (12 units)
First Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 283 3
CRE 281 3
CRE 299 3
Elective 3
Total Units 12
For Full-time Students (12 units)
Second Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
Elective 3
CRE 298 3
Total Units 6
For Full-time Students (12 units)
Second Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 300 3
Total Units 3
For Part-time Students (9 units)
First Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 260 3
CRE 261 3
CRE 230 3
Total Units 9
For Part-time Students (9 units)
First Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 265 3
CRE 299 3
Elective 3
Total Units 9
For Part-time Students (9 units)
Second Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 281 3
CRE 283 3
CRE 298 3
Total Units 9
For Part-time Students (9 units)
Second Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
Elective 3
CRE 300 3
Total Units 6
For Part-time Students (6 units)
First Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 260 3
CRE 230 3
Total Units 6
For Part-time Students (6 units)
First Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 261 3
CRE 299 3
Total Units 6
For Part-time Students (6 units)
Second Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 265 3
CRE 283 3
Total Units 6
For Part-time Students (6 units)
Second Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 298 3
Elective 3
Total Units 6
For Part-time Students (6 units)
Third Year, First Semester
Subjects Units
Elective 3
CRE 281 3
Total Units 6
For Part-time Students (6 units)
Third Year, Second Semester
Subjects Units
CRE 300 3
Total Units 3
List of Courses in the Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration Ecology Program
Core Courses (15 units)
Course Title Units
CRE 260 Theories, Principles, and Applications of Conservation and Restoration Ecology* 3
CRE 261 Disturbance Ecology* 3
CRE 265 Advanced Biogeography* 3
CRE 230 GIS and Mapping for Ecology* 3
CRE 299 Design and Analysis of Laboratory and Field Experiments 3 3
Elective Courses (6 units)
CRE 220 Environmental Microbiology* 3
CRE 224 Biological Responses to Environmental Stress* 3
CRE 262 Conservation and Restoration Ecology in Marine Ecosystems* 3
CRE 263 Conservation and Restoration Ecology in Terrestrial Ecosystems* 3
CRE 264 Conservation and Restoration Ecology in Freshwater Ecosystems* 3
CRE 266 Landscape Ecology* 3
CRE 297 Special Topics in Conservation and Restoration Ecology 3
Other Required Courses (14 units)
CRE 283 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues on the Environment 3
CRE 281 Indigenous Management of Resources* 3
CRE 298 Seminar 3
CRE 300 Master's Thesis* 3

Program Requirements


  • Core Courses
    • 27 units - MM 201, 202, 203, 220, 222, 230, 240, 291.1, and 291.2
  • Elective Courses
    • 9 units - MM 250, 290, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 298**, and 299
  • Comprehensive Examination

**May be taken for credit twice; student may take a maximum of two different special topics.

*Courses with field or lab methods and techniques

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of twenty-seven (27) units of course work, 2 units of seminar course and 6 units of Master’s thesis;
  2. Maintain a Cumulative Weighted Average Grade (CWAG) of “2.0” or better in his/her graduate courses at the end of each academic year;
  3. Successfully defend a Master’s Thesis;
  4. Submit at least five (5) bound copies and 3 soft copies (in CDs) of the certified and approved Master’s Thesis; and,
  5. Submit a publishable form of a research paper based on the MS thesis (student as lead author) to a peer-reviewed or ISI/SCOPUS-listed.

For more information, see the GPO website.

For older checklists, refer to the University of the Philippines Baguio website.