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Undergraduate Offering:

    MS 101        Oceans                                                           LTDavid, FPSiringan, GSJacinto, ATYñiguez, MLMcGlone, CLVillanoy

    MS 102        The Marine Sciences                                      MAJMeñez and PCCabaitan (1st sem), DFLOnda (2nd sem)

    MS 1            Oceans and Us                                              LTDavid, MJRPante, GSJacinto, ATYniguez (1st sem), FPSiringan, RRGotanco, CGConaco                                                                                                        (1st sem)LSReyes, CBJaraula, VBRodriguez (1st sem)

Graduate Offering:

Courses offered for first semester:


MS 201          Ocean Physics and Chemistry                      CBJaraula/LTDavid

MS 210          Physical Oceanography                                CVillanoy/LTDavid/IRodriguez

MS 220          Chemical Oceanography                              MLSMcGlone, GSJacinto

MS 240          Biological Oceanography                              MHTYap/DFLOnda (Bio Oce) / MRoleda (Physio) / CGConaco; (Microbial) – going towards pure                                                                                             team teach, will be offered every sem

MS 270          Biochemistry of Marine Organisms               GPConcepcion/AOLluisma/LSReyes/CGConaco


MS 214          Waves and Tides (on demand)                                                          CLVillanoy/LTDavid        

MS 221          Marine Geochemistry                                                                         GSJacinto/CBJaraula

MS 226          Marine Pollution Chemistry                                                                GSJacinto/MLMcGlone

MS 226.1       Marine Pollution Chemistry laboratory                                               GSJacinto/MLMcGlone

MS 253          Marine Chemical Ecology                                                                   NEMontaño

   MS 255          Coral Reef Ecosystems                                                                       PMAliño, PCCabaitan (harmonize with other related courses)

   MS 256          Marine Algae                                                                                        WESantiañez (integrated taxonomy)

   MS 278          Marine Natural Products (every even year)                                         GPConcepcion/LSReyes 

   MS 283          Marine Agronomy                                                                                 WESantiañez 

   MS 385          Marine Toxinology (every odd year)                                                     LSReyes/DFLOnda

   MS 397          Special Topics: Behavioral Ecology                                                     MAJMeñez

   MS 397          Special Topics: Emerging Marine non-Model Organisms                    CGConaco 

   MS 397          Special Topics: Gene Expression Control                                            CGConaco

   MS 397          Special Topics: Seaweed Ecology and Physiology                              MRoleda

   MS 397          Special Topics: Ecological Assessment with Algae                              MRoleda

   MS 397          Special Topics: Algal Habitats                                                              MRoleda

   MS 397          Special Topics: Coral Reef Restoration                                                VBRodriguez

   MS 397          Special Topics: Molecular Ecology and Evolution                                 RRGotanco

   MS 397          Special Topics: Biological Structures                                                    GPConcepcion et al

   MS 397          Special Topics: Marine Organic Geochemistry (as needed)                 CBJaraula

   MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Quantitative Methods in Microbial Ecology         DFLOnda

   MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Biostatistics                                     MJRPante

   MS 397          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Ecological Modeling                        ATYñiguez

   MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Practical Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics (every even year)          AOLluisma

   MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Analysis of Molecular Sequences (every even year)            AOLluisma

   MS 398          Adv. Methods in Mar Sci: Data Analysis Methods in Oceans             CLVillanoy

   MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Ocean Remote Sensing & Image Analysis         LTDavid


MS 396          Seminar 1:  Current Topics in Marine Science All MSI Faculty (for all MS students) (starting AY 2019-20)

MS 396          Seminar (Marine Biology)

Courses Offered for Second Semester: 


MS 230          Geological Oceanography                                               FPSiringan

MS 240          Biological Oceanography                                                MHTYap

    MS 272          Marine Biotechnology 1                                                  AOLluisma

Courses Offered for second semester:


MS 213          Dynamics of Oceans                                                        CLVillanoy

MS 216          Numerical Ocean Modeling (on demand)                        CLVillanoy/LTDavid

MS 217          Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography                             LTDavid

MS 222          Chemistry of Marine Coastal Environments (every odd year)         GSJacinto/CBJaraula

MS 242          Marine Microbiology           CGConaco/WReichardt (Coastal/lab); DFLOnda might offer Microbial Oceanography (offshore-open ocean)

MS 246           Marine Phytoplankton                                                      DFLOnda

MS 251          Population Biology of Marine Organisms                         MAJMeñez (fundamental) / PCCabaitan (Practical) /ATYñiguez (lead – modelling)

MS 254          Seagrasses and Mangroves                                            MRoleda

MS 258          Marine Fishes                                                                  PCCabaitan                             

MS 260          Marine Biodiversity                                                          Team teaching: Marine Biology Academic Group – ATY, VBR, RRG

MS 273          Marine Biotechnology II (every odd year)                        GPConcepcion/LSReyes/IRodriguez

MS 280          Management of Marine Resources (every even year)     PMAlino, MAJMeñez

MS 361          Reproductive Biology                                                       MAJMeñez

MS 366          Population Genetics of Marine Organisms                      RRGotanco

MS 396          Seminar:  Current Topics in Marine Science All MSI Faculty

MS 397          Special Topics: Seaweed Utilization                                 NEMontaño/IRodriguez

MS 397          Special Topics: Methods & Problems of Research           GSJacinto 

MS 397          Spl Topics: Physical-Biological Interactions in the Oceans                 ATYñiguez

MS 397          Spl Topics: Application of Satellite Altimetry (as needed)                   CLVillanoy

MS 397          Spl Topics: Mixing in Estuarine and Coastal Waters         LTDavid

MS 397          Spl Topics: Stable Isotope Geochem                                CBJaraula/IRodriguez

MS 397          Spl Topics: Marine Observation Systems (with Engineering and Physics)

MS 397          Spl Topics: Algal Photobiology and Photochemistry          MRoleda

MS 397          Spl Topics: Microbial Oceanography                                  DFLOnda

MS 398          Adv Meth in Mar Sci: Applied Multivariate Data Analysis                  MJRPante

MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Seaweed and Seagrass Research Methods                  MRoleda

MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Techniques in Coral Reef Ecology            PCCabaitan

MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Molecular Biology Methods for Marine Science             CGConaco/RRGotanco

MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Elucidation of Natural Products (every odd year)           LSReyes

MS 398          Adv. Methods in Marine Science: Advanced Methods in Natural Products (every even year) GPConcepcion/LReyes


MS 396          Seminar (Physical Sciences)

MS 396          Seminar (Marine Biotechnology)


Courses offered previously

MS 397          Special Topics: Coastal Geomorphology            FPSiringan

MS 397          Special Topics: Seaweed Utilization                    NEMontaño

MS 397          Special Topics: Geometrics Morphometrics        MJRPante

MS 397          Special Topics: The Sediment Record of Environmental Change                FPSiringan

   MS 398          Advanced Methods in Marine Science: Analysis of Molecular Sequences    AOLluisma

MS 398          Adv Meth in Mar Sci: Bioinformatics for Phylogenetics            AOLluisma

MS 399          Research: Molecular Phylogenetics (every even year)            AOLluisma


Courses without regular faculty

MS 248          Marine Zooplankton

MS 360          Physiology of Marine Organisms

// Revised 13 July 2018 (DDI)

Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (PM-TMEM)

1st Trimester (12 units)

Module 1 – TMEM in the Coral Triangle

TMEM 201. Tropical Marine Ecosystems. Ecological foundations of tropical marine ecosystems

TMEM 210. Intercultural Understanding in the Management of Tropical Marine Ecosystems.  Introduction of intercultural competence as an essential skill of effective tropical marine ecosystem managers  

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management

TMEM 202. Dynamics of Tropical Marine Socio-Ecological Systems.  Interactions of social, political, cultural, economic, and ecological issues in tropical marine ecosystems

TMEM 203. Marine Environmental Planning and Management.  Principles and tools of marine environmental planning and management

2nd Trimester (10 units)   


Module 3 – Management and Governance of Tropical Marine Ecosystems

TMEM 220. Marine Protected Area Management and Governance. Integration of socio-ecological systems and designs; legal frameworks, governance and administration principles, and sustainable financing schemes

TMEM 211. Communication in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management.  Concepts, principles, processes, and necessary tools of communicating knowledge, issues, and policies for stakeholders involved in tropical marine ecosystem management


Module 4 – Strategic Planning for Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management

TMEM 221. Strategic Planning for Marine Protected Areas.  Application of strategic planning principles and tools for Marine Protected Areas

TMEM 296. Seminar


3rd Trimester (10 units)

Module 5 –Marine Protected Area Management Plan Implementation

TMEM 222. Implementation of the Marine Protected Area Management Plan.

Management processes, systems and standards that support the day-to-day operations of single site Marine Protected Areas  


Module 6 – Marine Protected Area Systems

TMEM 223. Marine Protected Area Networks and Large Marine Ecosystems. Networking and alliance building within and among local, provincial, and national entities for the governance of marine protected area networks and large marine ecosystems

4th Trimester (3 units)

Module 7 – Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management Effectiveness and Good Governance

TMEM 297. Special Problem