Undergraduate

The Loyola Schools offers a wide range of fields of specialization in the arts, sciences, and management through the major curricula. Each major curriculum consists of a sequence of courses that provide a strong program of training in the area of specialization in which the student wishes to major. 

School of Humanities

    Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Art Management

    Art Management exposes students to the highest professional standards in art practice and industry outside its own production. The program provides important interfaces for education and training in such areas as curatorship, exhibition design, art writing, research, and documentation, and the marketing and promotion of the arts. Through its linkage with the Ateneo Art Gallery and other significant local and international artistic and cultural institutions, the program provides its students with unparalleled opportunities for involvement and immersion in the professional art, cultural, and creative industries.

  • Creative Writing

    Creative Writing institutionalizes apprenticeship, the manner by which young writers learn their craft from more experienced writers; and the workshop, by which they learn from their peers. By putting these methods alongside the academic study of literary and critical texts, the creative process, and the pertinent contexts that influence literary production, the program aims to produce writers who are competent in the craft of their chosen genre specialty (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama) while remaining aware of literature’s place and influence in one’s life and one’s society.

  • Information Design

    Information Design roots its relevance in problem solving through the effective presentation of relevant information so that it can best be received, understood, and utilized by a target audience. Design and communication theories contextualize and inform the students’ education in graphic design procedures and techniques. The program provides its students with opportunities to develop their own skills in design, which they are tasked to use to attain specific goals that can aid personal growth, growth in industry, and change in society.

  • Theater Arts

    Theater Arts exposes students to the range of theater activities, onstage and offstage, all of which require an individual and collaborative intelligence and a passionate interest in theater. The program is seen as a way to increase the number of trained men and women in theater practices, and to provide a venue for the development of theater artists who intend to apply their knowledge of the theater craft for work in professional theater or in film, radio, or television.

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Humanities

    The Bachelor of Arts major in Humanities was introduced in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1983. Previously, the College had a traditional Humanities course devoted to the classical languages and literatures and to the arts. The current program retains vestiges of the old classical curriculum but adds more modern courses. It is home to students interested in the arts (both the fine and practical), the media (both printed and broadcast), research and writing (both creative and critical). The program is based on the classical belief in the capacity of human beings for self perfection. Its seeks to liberate the individual genius by exposing the students, in the words of Matthew Arnold, to “the best that is known and thought in the world,” or The Great Tradition to which the individual talent belongs. These are the classics of literature, philosophy, and the arts — the makers charting the march of human civilization. The program holds that while people certainly cannot live without bread, they cannot live only for bread, either. Following the classical belief in individualism, the program in Humanities recognizes the particular talents and interests of students. Thus, besides receiving the basic background to the humanities or their potentials in the actual practice of the arts, under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, and given the means and services of the university. The end of Humanities program is to produce graduates sensitive to the delicate nuances of the human condition, aware of and appreciative of the record of the great human passions and ideas that have shaped and continue to shape the modern world, infused with the spirit of rigorous rational inquiry, and equipped with the intellectual maturity to form and articulate their own ideas. With the students’ commitment, the program hopes to instill the ideas of intellectual tolerance, love and liberty of thought, and the belief in the essential dignity of human being — ideals that are the core of every attempt to change the world. The Bachelor of Arts, major in Humanities, in short, is liberal education for genuine human liberation. It is a recognition of the impulses — ever fundamental but now too often ignored — that are the heart of our common humanity.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

    The Bachelor of Arts major in Interdisciplinary Studies was introduced as a response to the need sounded in the academia for the greater dialogue among departments and scholars, and to the more practical need of the students for flexibility. Since its institution in the late 1970s, the program has produced graduates active in the fields of law, business, education, sports, and the arts. The program rests on the belief that reality is complex and multidimensional. Thus, any attempt at understanding reality and discoursing on the same can be reached — and only provisionally so — after the critical synthesis of the various methodologies and knowledge of the different disciplines. What is learned is not only “truths,” but also the premises underlying and legitimizing these “truths.” The program, therefore, prizes open-mindedness, broadness of vision, reflexivity, and a commitment to knowledge. The program also recognizes the individuality of each student. Instead of dismissing the particular (and sometimes idiosyncratic) inclinations of students, the program mines and hones these in the belief that education is self-perfection for the better service of society. Thus, in addition to receiving the humanistic training required by the Ateneo core curriculum, I.S. majors design their own course of studies, based on their interests and strengths, and given the actual means and services of the university, under the supervision of the Department Chair. The terminal requirement for the degree is a monograph (called the senior paper) in which the I.S. major integrates the skills, knowledge, and methodologies learned from the classes he or she took, to probe, critique, and explain issues, to suggest feasible and sound solutions to specific problems, or to produce substantial creative work. With proper guidance and the student’s own commitment, the I.S. program hopes to engender students equipped in the intellectual rigors — and pleasures — of creativity and synthesis, critical thinking and analysis, reflection and self-reflexivity. It is the mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department to develop well-rounded students who are able to see beyond disciplinary lines, who are able to synthesize knowledge gained from different disciplinary perspectives, who have professional skills in disciplines of their own choosing, and who are equipped to view and respond to the world from a holistic perspective.

  • Literature - English

    The AB Literature Program is designed for the student who seeks a profound and scholarly appreciation of literature written in the English Language. While in the program, the student will be introduced to literature from all over the globe, in order to develop competence in the analysis of literary texts, writing of critical essays, and evaluation of different literary traditions and orientations.

  • Literature - Filipino

    The AB Literature (Filipino) is unique in its four major fields of specialization: research, creative writing, pedagogy, and translation. Using traditional and contemporary theories of literary and cultural studies, students are trained to read, research, and evaluate literary works and textual production of popular culture so that they may also contribute to the production of literature or to any of the major fields mentioned above. AB Literature (Filipino) is also progressive because
    of its straight program and minor program in Literature which are essentially cross-disciplinary and integrative of other methodologies and studies. Ultimately, the program aims to ground and develop all knowledge through efficient and effective writing.

  • Philosophy

    The philosophy program follows a curriculum that is strong in building these skills: fidelity to the depth and complexity of the truth, rigorous reflection, and insightful discussion. It allows the students to hone these skills in the academic engagement of philosophers and systems of philosophy; or philosophical studies in the realm of politics and law; applied ethics, society and culture; or culture, art, and literature.

  • Consecutive Degree

  • AB/MA Literature (Filipino)

    The AB/MA Literature (Filipino) is the Filipino Department’s response to the increasing need for professionalism in the field of literary studies in Filipino. The program is open only to outstanding undergraduates in the AB Literature (Filipino) who intend to pursue further studies in Filipino literature. Students will be invited to join the program at the start of first semester of junior year. Upon completion of their AB Literature (Filipino) in four years, they are eligible to begin their graduate studies, which they complete in two semesters and two summers.

School of Humanities

    Department of English

  • Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature

    The PhD in English Language and Literature is a program that brings together teachers and scholars working on important overlapping areas of inquiry on pedagogical and interpretive approaches to language and literary studies foregrounding the conditions of possibilities for their production and reception. In teaching and language practices, the emphasis is on critical literacy and citizenship; and in scholarship, the emphasis is on interpretative approaches. The research topics reflect the individual and/or professional interests of students and are informed by extensive familiarity with theory, review of scholarship, and critical reflection on research data and texts. Focus is on the literary/cultural and language/linguistic frames in which specific scholarly and pedagogical practices become intelligible as acts with larger socio-political and intellectual implications especially for Philippine or other Asian contexts.

    The program aims:
    1. to advance the understanding of the role of English language and literature in society, with particular attention to its implications for multilingual and multi-cultural settings;
    2. to engage in a critical review of issues, options, and developments informing the study and teaching of language and literature; and 
    3. to contribute to the development of ideas and scholarship in English language and literary studies in the Philippines and in other parts of Asia in view of comparative cultural contexts.

  • Master of Arts, major in English Language and Literature Teaching (Thesis)

    The MA major in English Language and Literature Teaching is designed for teachers of English
    Language and literature in the secondary and tertiary levels. 

    This degree aims to develop students who are able to:
    1. demonstrate a clear understanding of the theories of language and language learning, and apply these to language and literature teaching practice and research;
    2. demonstrate a clear understanding of language and literature teaching methodologies;
    3. conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues in English language education in the country;
    4. design and develop materials for language and literature instruction; and
    5. design and develop evaluation instruments for language and literature teaching.

    The program envisions producing graduates who provide leadership in improving the quality of
    English language teaching in the country, as well as promote the exchange of information about current research work and updated teaching methodologies among language educators. It hopes to produce teachers who uphold the place of literature and its formative-humanistic role in language teaching.

  • Master of Arts, major in English Language and Literature Teaching (Non-Thesis)

    The MA major in English Language and Literature Teaching is designed for teachers of English
    Language and literature in the secondary and tertiary levels. 

    This degree aims to develop students who are able to:
    1. demonstrate a clear understanding of the theories of language and language learning, and apply these to language and literature teaching practice and research;
    2. demonstrate a clear understanding of language and literature teaching methodologies;
    3. conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues in English language education in the country;
    4. design and develop materials for language and literature instruction; and
    5. design and develop evaluation instruments for language and literature teaching.

    The program envisions producing graduates who provide leadership in improving the quality of
    English language teaching in the country, as well as promote the exchange of information about current research work and updated teaching methodologies among language educators. It hopes to produce teachers who uphold the place of literature and its formative-humanistic role in language teaching.

  • Master of Arts, major in Literary and Cultural Studies

    The MA major in Literary and Cultural Studies degree is designed to provide high-level instruction to master’s level students who are (1) knowledgeable in theory and skilled in its application, (2) capable of critical analysis relating to literary and cultural issues in the non-western world, and (3) attuned to the issues in Philippine literary and cultural studies scholarship.

    In particular, the program encourages research on the literatures and cultures of Asia, with stress on Southeast Asian literary traditions. To assist students in obtaining a research focus, its curriculum reflects the survey, appreciation, and critical reading of foundational texts of Asian literature.

    The program presents a specific approach to cultural studies, emphasizing that instruction and research must recognize cultural contexts, surveying diverse cultural traditions in Asia as the crucial background of ideas informing its literatures. It encourages independent research that locates the Southeast Asian region as the arena for examining plural texts that lend cultural studies an Asian dimension.

  • Department of Filipino

  • Master of Arts in Literature (Filipino) (Thesis)

    The Master of Arts in Literature (Filipino) Thesis Option is a composite program that is research-based and enriched by contemporary courses in literary and cultural studies. It is aimed at applicants with a good A.B. background who intend to pursue doctoral studies in Filipino literature and its related fields. Backed by a number of reading courses and courses on literary theory, this program is designed for students seeking a career in literary and cultural research, professional communication, and education.

    The course work requires 12 units of required courses, 12 units of courses in the field of concentration, and 6 units of electives.

  • Master of Arts in Literature (Filipino) (Non-Thesis)

    The Master of Arts in Literature (Filipino) Non-Thesis Option is a terminal program for students who do not intend to pursue doctoral studies but who want to upgrade their present professional status. The students are required to complete 39 units of course work (including 12 units of the required courses) and to pass the two-part comprehensive examinations. To facilitate the students’ work, they are given the option to take the first part of the examinations after finishing 12 units of the required courses. The second part of the examinations is given to them after the remaining 27 units are completed. Otherwise, they take the comprehensive examinations after all course work is done.

  • Master of Arts in Literature (Filipino), major in Creative Writing

    This program offers specialization in creative writing in Filipino. It is for students who are seriously committed to writing and are practicing or prospective authors. Although it does not claim to teach students to be professional writers, it aims at developing the students’ writing style and artistic sensibility.

    Students take the 12 units of required courses and 18 units of courses in the field of concentration.
    The latter are divided further into 9 units of reading courses and 9 units of writing courses. The reading courses provide students with sufficient training in reading strategies and skills, expanding and deepening vocabulary, and recognizing varieties of writing styles. The writing courses serve as the creative writing workshops where the students’ own works are examined intensively.

  • Master of Arts in Literature (Filipino), major in Teaching Literature

    This program offers a specialization through a redirection of literary and cultural studies to the teaching of Filipino and other Philippine literatures. It qualifies students to apply for the doctoral level, especially in the fields of education and literary studies. To finish the course work, students have to take 12 units of required courses and 18 units of courses in the field of concentration. The 18 units are further divided into 9 units of reading courses and 9 units of teaching courses.

    The reading courses provide students with a rich repertoire of Filipino, Asian, and Western literary works as well as canonical and popular texts. The teaching courses offer ways of transmuting skills in reading, interpreting, and analyzing literature into teaching modules for the secondary and tertiary levels.

  • Department of Philosophy

    Besides the general requirements for admission to graduate studies in the university, the student must have completed 24 undergraduate units in Philosophy. Of these 24 units, 12 must be in systematic philosophy (including metaphysics and epistemology) and the other 12 in the history of western thought (ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary). An exception to this requirement may be made if the student gives evidence that he/she possesses the equivalent of the 24 units as described herein.

    The student must have a record of high quality performance and give evidence that he/she can do graduate work with excellence.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

    The PhD in Philosophy program aims to prepare men and women for competence in research and teaching philosophy beyond the master’s level. It is designed to develop scholarly expertise in the field of Philosophy so that creative critical thinking is enhanced in the pursuit of wisdom.

    A master’s thesis or four quality papers each with a grade of at least “A-” is required for admission to the doctoral program.

  • Master of Arts, major in Philosophy (Thesis)

    The Master of Arts programs are designed to equip the students with concepts and skills to pursue doctoral studies and to handle with competence the philosophy courses at the undergraduate level.

    There are two options in the Master of Arts, major in Philosophy program: a thesis option which also accepts four term papers with a grade of at least “A-” in lieu of writing a thesis; and a non-thesis option which is a terminal degree.

  • Master of Arts, major in Philosophy (Non-Thesis)

    The Master of Arts programs are designed to equip the students with concepts and skills to pursue doctoral studies and to handle with competence the philosophy courses at the undergraduate level.

    There are two options in the Master of Arts, major in Philosophy program: a thesis option which also accepts four term papers with a grade of at least “A-” in lieu of writing a thesis; and a non-thesis option which is a terminal degree.

  • Department of Theology (FIRE)

  • Master of Arts in Religious Education

    This thesis program aims primarily to prepare catechists, religion, or theology teachers in educating Filipinos in the Christian Faith by a sound grounding in the basic sources (Scripture, Church Teaching, and Human Experience), stressing structural integration (Doctrine, Morals, and Worship), together with a critical formation in professional religious education covering its nature, and methodologies. 
    It focuses on the unique values and skills exercised in modest research and composition of a well-ordered thesis in religious education. 

    Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with at least 12 units in Theology or Religious Education.

  • Master in Religious Education

    The Master in Religious Education is a non-thesis program that provides opportunities for the integration of biblical, theological and religious educational insights and skills for the practice of effective ministry, evaluation of current ministerial practices and creation of pastoral projects.

    The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree with at least 12 units in Theology or Religious Education.

  • Theology and Ministry Program

  • Doctor of Ministry

    The Doctor of Ministry Program (DMin) is designed for Religious Educators, Catechetical Coordinators, Retreat Directors, Seminary Formators, Chaplains, Spiritual Directors and Pastoral Counselors. 

    The program endeavors to contribute to the advancement of Ateneo de Manila’s Vision and Mission as a Catholic University, which seeks to form persons who, following the teachings and example of Christ, will devote their lives to the service of others. 

    In support of the above thrust, the primary aim of the Doctor of Ministry degree is to provide opportunities for the integration of the personal, professional, spiritual, and theological capacities and charisms of the minister with the practice of ministry in the Philippines and in the countries of origin of our international students. 

    Specifically, it aims to: 
    1. develop critical awareness of the ways by which theological reflection and research can both inform, and be informed by the practice of ministry;
    2. sharpen ministerial skills and competencies in areas of ministry like religious education, spirituality and retreat direction and pastoral counseling;
    3. develop the capacity to integrate biblical, theological, spiritual, and educational insights, skills and practices toward the delivery of faith-based services to Christian communities and organizations

    Areas of Specialization
    1. Religious Education
    The program aims at those already working in the catechetical and religious education field, who desire to step beyond their Master’s educational level in developing and updating their performance, knowledge and skills. Such would be, for example, a good number of the graduates of the FIRE Program (Formation Institute for Religion Educators), who have for years asked about further graduate studies which could help them improve, expand and deepen their present work and possibilities. Over years, FIRE graduates have gained wide respect for their professional competence and spiritual motivation, including the personal desire to deepen and improve their work.
    2. Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care
    Prospective students in this area of specialization are those who are already working in the field of pastoral counseling. The Theology and Ministry Program, through Loyola School of Theology and the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM), has already produced a good number of graduates in MA major in Pastoral Ministry with field of concentration in Family Ministry and Counseling. Like other graduates of other files of concentration in the MA major in Pastoral Ministry programs, our CEFAM pastoral counselors have gained wide respect for their professional competence and spiritual motivation.
    3. Spiritual and Retreat Direction
    As a ministry-oriented program, the DMin in Spirituality and Retreat Direction aims at those already working in the field of retreats, recollections, spiritual direction and lay and religious spiritual formation in general, who updating their performance, knowledge and skills. Prospective students would be, for example, the graduates of Ateneo de Manila’s MA major in Pastoral Ministry with a field of concentration in Spirituality and Retreat-Giving and other MA in Pastoral Ministry degree holders who would like to upgrade the quality of their ministerial service.

    Applicants must satisfy the following requirements: 
    1. hold an MA in Theological Studies or Pastoral Ministry (or their equivalent titles) or any master’s degree with at least eighteen (18) graduate units in Theology or Religious Educations;
    2. follow the basic requirements for application and acceptance to the civil degree program;
    3. submit a 10 page essay presenting the applicant’s professional history, goals in ministry and area of interest or special concern in the ministry;
    4. submit a copy of their master’s thesis or its equivalent. Those with a non-thesis MA degree must submit a major research paper of 15-30 pages written during MA course work;
    5. should currently be doing ministry in the field of religious education, spiritual direction, retreat direction, seminary formation, or pastoral counseling.

    Course requirements include a total of 45 units composed of the following: 9 units of core courses, 15 units of major courses, 3 units of electives, 6 units of apprenticeship courses and 12 units of DMin Dissertation.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Exegesis

    The PhD in Biblical Exegesis (PhD BE) program has the following purposes: [a] To help students acquire a high professional and scientific competence in biblical exegesis and biblical theology.
    [b] To help them manifest in a scholarly dissertation the capacity for disciplined research, for clear communication, and for both critical and creative theological reflection regarding situations and problems facing the Christian community in the Philippines and Asia. [c] To train scholars to interpret the Bible in the light of the Catholic tradition and approach to biblical exegesis.

    In order to be admitted into the program, the pre-requisite is a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis or a Master of Arts, major in Theological Studies, with credits in the following 3-unit courses: Biblical Hebrew I, Biblical Hebrew II, Biblical Greek I, Biblical Greek II, and Scripture-Tradition-Magisterium.

    The PhD BE requires 48 academic units for students with an MA in Biblical Exegesis. It is broken down as follows: Old Testament/New Testament Exegesis (24 units), Biblical Theology Courses (6 units), Seminar Courses (6 units), Reading Courses (6 units), and Lectio Coram (6 units). Additional requirements include a modern language requirement, comprehensive examinations, a dissertation and an oral defense.

    The PhD-BE requires 60 academic units for students with an MA in Theological Studies. It is broken down as follows: Biblical Languages (12 units), Isagogic Courses (9 units), Old Testament/New Testament Exegesis (24 units), Biblical Theology Courses (3 units), Seminar Courses (3 units), Reading Courses (3 units), and Lectio Coram (6 units). Additional requirements include a modern language requirement, comprehensive examinations, a dissertation and an oral defense.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

    The PhD in Theology (PhD TH) program has the following purposes: [a] To help students acquire a high professional and scientific competence in one of the following areas of theology: Biblical
    Theology, Dogmatic Theology, Moral Theology, and Religious Education. [b] To help them manifest in a scholarly dissertation the capacity for disciplined research, for clear communication, and for both critical and creative theological reflection regarding situations and problems facing the Christian community in the Philippines and Asia. [c] To equip men and women who can train students to a level of high qualification in their own disciplines according to Catholic doctrine.

    In order to be admitted into the program, students must have a government-recognized (civil)
    Master’s degree in Theology with a thesis (e.g. MA Theological Studies) and at least a general average of B+ (2.0).

    The PhD TH requires 48 academic units, broken down as follows: Philosophical Theology (9 units), Concentration (30 units), Electives (9 units). Additional requirements include a modern language requirement, comprehensive examinations, a dissertation and an oral defense.

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis

    The MA in Biblical Exegesis (MA BE) program is meant for people who wish to engage in serious study of the Bible. The study of Biblical Hebrew and Greek will enable them to translate and interpret the biblical texts in the original languages. Knowledge of the history and culture of Ancient Israel will enable them to understand the Bible in its original context, and thus be able to appropriate its message for the present time. Moreover, the students will be introduced to various methods of exegesis — both synchronic and diachronic — that will provide them the skill to discover rich layers of meaning of the biblical text.

    In order to be admitted into the program, the pre-requisite is a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, or any field with at least six (6) units in Fundamental Theology (Revelation-Faith and Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium), six (6) units in Introductory Courses in Scripture (Introduction to the Old Testament and Introduction to the New Testament, or their equivalents), and twelve (12) units in Biblical Languages (Biblical Hebrew I, Biblical Hebrew II, Biblical Greek I, and Biblical Greek II).

    The MA in Biblical Exegesis requires 39 academic units, broken down as follows: Biblical Languages
    (12 units), Isagogic Courses (9 units), Old Testament Exegesis Courses (6 units), New Testament
    Exegesis Courses (6 units), Biblical Theology Courses (3 units), and one Seminar Course (3 units).
    Additional requirements include a language requirement, comprehensive examinations, a tesina, and an oral defense.

  • Master of Arts, major in Theological Studies

    The MA major in Theological Studies (MA TH-STUD) program has the following purposes: [a] To prepare teachers for college-level theology; [b] To present a sound and serious grounding in the basic theological disciplines (biblical studies, systematic-historical, and moral-pastoral theology) relating to both the Christian tradition and to the contemporary life of the Christian community; [c] To foster a capacity for disciplined reflection and effective communication, principally on the college level.

    The program offers the following areas of concentration: a) Biblical Theology; b) Systematic and
    Sacramental Theology; c) Moral Theology; and d) Pastoral Theology.

    To get accepted to the MA major in Theological Studies program, the applicants must have a government-recognized (civil) bachelor’s degree with at least 12 units of undergraduate (college) theology courses. Moreover, students must have attended at least a general undergraduate average of B (2.5 or 8.5) with no grade of “failure” or “conditional.”

    The MA major in Theological Studies requires 30 academic units, broken down as follows: Foundation Courses (15 units), Concentration (9 units), and Electives (6 units). Additional requirements include comprehensive examinations.

  • Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry

    The Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry (MA PAM) program in general aims to help priests, pastors, catechetical coordinators, religious educators, social action leaders, and various ministerial workers to acquire the knowledge and skills requisite for effective work in their chosen field of service. Rather than concentrating on a sharply and narrowly focused degree, this offers a variety of courses, electives and practicum-seminars that directly touch the work of pastoral workers and educators. This program requires no thesis writing.

  • Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Family Ministry and Counseling

    The Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Family Ministry and Counseling looks to the formation of lay collaborators who, building on a base in theology, would dedicate themselves to family ministry, with a priority given to counseling and psycho-spiritual integration.

  • Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Spirituality and Retreat Directing

    The Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Spirituality and Retreat Directing looks to forming those who would be able to assist in the important work of spiritual direction and helping those who make the Spiritual Exercises.

  • Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Social Justice Advocacy

    The Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Social Justice Advocacy is intended to contribute to the professional competence of the social justice advocate in Philippine society by combining critical theological formation, especially in the social teachings of the Church, with an understanding of the latter’s implications in key areas of social ferment.

  • Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Pastoral Management

    The Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry: Pastoral Management aims to equip future parish priests, religious and lay leaders with the requisite knowledge, skills and practical know-how in parish management and administration.

    In order to be admitted into the program, the pre-requisite is a government-recognized (civil) bachelor’s degree with at least 12 units of undergraduate (college) theology courses. Moreover, students must have attended at least a general undergraduate average of B (2.5 or 8.5) with no grade of “failure” or “conditional.”

    The Master of Arts, major in Pastoral Ministry requires 45 academic units, broken down as follows: Foundation Courses (15 units), Professional Courses (15 units), and Electives (15 units). Additional requirements include comprehensive examinations.

School of Social Sciences

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Chinese Studies

    The AB Chinese Studies degree offers a comprehensive knowledge of Mandarin Chinese (18 units) and an understanding of Chinese history and culture (15 units). The business track covers the fundamentals of business in a Chinese context. The humanities track focuses on aesthetic theories and the literature and arts of China. The social sciences track provides a broad introduction to the social realities in China and frameworks for analyzing them. Each track consists of 18 academic units. There is a total of 51 units of Chinese Studies courses in the degree.

  • Communication

    Founded on scholarship, research methods and ethics, undergraduate students focus their studies in communication on one of four concentrations — image & sound production, journalism, media studies, or advertising & public relations. They complete their studies with a summer work experience in related industries and with the crafting of a semester-long research or project thesis.

  • Development Studies

    The AB Development Studies Program provides an excellent blend of theoretical and applied training. Development Studies students are trained to appreciate diverse perspectives, undertake development research, analyze development policies and manage development interventions. The program provides excellent preparation for careers in multilateral and bilateral development organizations, law and politics, Foreign Service, corporate foundations and non-government organizations, development communications and development research, and the executive and legislative branches of government. Students may also use their field of specialization as a springboard for graduate and professional studies.

  • Diplomacy and International Relations with Specialization in East and Southeast Asian Studies

    AB Diplomacy and International Relations with specialization in East and Southeast Asian Studies is designed to train students who envision a diplomatic career with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations and its agencies and other regional and international organizations. A specialization track in East and Southeast Asian studies equips students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the region's history, culture, language, economic development, politics and business.

    Careers: The program provides rigorous training to students who are inclined to take the Foreign Service Exam and enter the diplomatic corps.

  • Economics

    Economics is a scientific field of study fit for those who will occupy positions of authority and responsibility in business and public life. It enables the student to have a firm understanding of the workings of the economy: the roles of business and finance, the process of economic development, and the global economic integration of countries, to name a few. The training is rigorous and practical enough to be applied in everyday life.

    Graduates of the program enjoy great flexibility in career options. Many have gone into the private business sector as experts in finance (such as securities trading and investment banking) and as project specialists working for prestigious local and multinational companies (such as land development, corporate planning.) The beauty of the program is that it also prepares students for other career options in government service, socially-oriented jobs (such as working for local and international NGOs), and in international development organizations. The program has also benefited many students who have gone on to earn an MBA or enter the law profession. Other graduates have gone on to pursue masteral and doctoral studies in economics in the Philippines and abroad.

  • Economics (Honors)

    The Honors Program in Economics is designed for the select few who can hurdle the rigorous training in economics and quantitative methods that the program provides. It is intended for the student who wants to become a specialist and plans to have a career as a professional economist.
    In addition to the courses taken in the Standard program, the Honors program requires additional courses in mathematics and statistics and requires more rigorous research tooling students for graduate studies in economics. 

    Graduates of the Honors program have gone on to become specialists in business, finance, and the academe. Others enjoy successful careers in government as development specialists and policy makers.

  • European Studies

    AB European Studies is a multidisciplinary program focusing on the political, economic, social, and cultural institutions of the European Union and its policymaking process. Special focus is given to the European integration process, as well as links between Europe and the Philippines.  Students can specialize in any of the two tracks - International Relations, focusing on the internal and external political dynamics of Europe; and Business and Economics, which does not only concentrates on Europe’s business and economy, but provides students with general skills in business, finance, and accounting.  Students are required to specialize any of the three European languages (Spanish, French or German).

    The program gives the students the advantage of first-hand business and cultural exposure of the continent through a study tour, summer internship (local or overseas), study abroad program and service learning courses.

  • History

    History is the study of the continuity we share with all human experience, past and present. It also makes available to us a range of options as we deal with our present and with the future. Our students learn not only to understand our present society against the background of the past, but also to analyze how this understanding is itself shaped by changing contexts.

    Graduates of AB History can enter the fields of education, research, journalism, heritage conservation, tourism, and politics. A comprehensive grasp of history is also a natural first step for students wishing to enter law school or apply for the Foreign Service.

  • Management Economics

    This program is designed to provide a balanced foundation in business and economics. The dual orientation is the strength of the program, as recent events have shown that business survival depends on sound internal management and solid understanding of economic forces.

  • Political Science

    AB Political Science provides its graduates with a solid background in international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and public management. The program is designed to train students in critical and analytical thinking and leadership. The program is enchanced by an intership program, a Junior Term Abroad program, and service learning course.

    Careers: The program provides one the best pre-law preparation programs as well as training for work in government and social development.

  • Psychology

    The AB program offers opportunities for students to take a variety of electives in humanities, business management, computer science, and other areas.

  • Social Sciences

    The Bachelor of Arts Program major in the Social Sciences* is a special program designed to meet the needs of students who are curious, critical, concerned, and practical.  Curious about himself or herself.  Wondering about human relationships and the forces that bind and dissolve whole communities and nations.  Curious about human origins and destinies, about language and communication.  Wondering why people and governments differ, and how they got to be that way.  Wondering what the present and the past can tell a man about the future, in the Philippines and elsewhere. Critical about what he or she reads or hears or sees.  Careful to distinguish what is from what ought to be, and from what others say it is.  Aware of the rules of logic and method, yet honoring the gift of true insight as well.  Able to analyze and weigh the traditional values of one’s own and other cultures and to conclude with a deeper and more conscious respect for both.

    Concerned about the Filipinos and all human beings, about this nation’s resources and the world’s.  Anxious to learn how to help solve or mitigate great problems such as social injustice, environmental pollution and destruction, overpopulation, and disease.  Moved by intelligent compassions for the masses. Practical in preparing for jobs with people, about people.  Bringing to his or her job certain skills, a deep and broad understanding of the human condition.  Ready and eager for the in-service training that employers expect to impart.  Or well-prepared for further professional schooling.  For students who are curious, critical, concerned, and practical – and for those who accept this ideal as a worthy one for themselves, A.B. major in Social Sciences may be of service.  It is designed to inform the curious, lend rigor to the critical, guide the concerned, and prepare the practical.

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Psychology

    The BS program functions as a training ground for students who want to combine their interests in human behavior and the natural sciences, such as biology, zoology, physics, chemistry, and environmental science. The program may serve as preparation for further studies in medicine.

  • Consecutive Degree

  • AB Political Science / MA Political Science Major in Global Politics

    AB-MA Political Science, Major in Global Politics (Honors Program) is developed for outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing a master's degree after four years of undergraduate studies in political science. It has a selective intake and thus demands higher standards from its students in preparation for advanced studies in political science in their senior year.

    Careers: The program prepares graduates for careers in teaching, research, and development work in local and regional arenas. It also provides solid background for doctoral studies in the Philippines and abroad.

  • AB Political Science/ Masters in Public Management

    AB Political Science-Masters in Public Management (Honors Program) is a collaboration between the Political Science Department and the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG). Designed as an ABMA program, it targets students who are interested in finishing with a Masters in Public Management (MPM) degree in one year under the auspices of the ASoG. The program is further distinguished by a rigorous internship training.

School of Social Sciences

    Department of Communication

  • Master of Arts, major in Communication (Thesis)

    The Master of Arts, major in Communication program addresses the needs of three sectors of communication practice: educators and researchers in communication studies, communication planners and policy-makers, and professionals in communication-related industries looking for advancement in their careers.

    Offered in both Thesis and Non-Thesis Options, the program grounds students in foundational subjects in communication theory, communication and social change, and qualitative and quantitative research methods while allowing them to pursue a wide array of communication electives in their field of concentration as well as from other graduate programs in the Loyola Schools.

    At the completion of their course work, students are required to pass a written and oral comprehensive examination. Students taking the program’s Thesis Option are required to produce and defend a year-long capstone research or project thesis, while those taking the Non- Thesis Option are required to complete additional course work and a one-semester Independent Study with a faculty adviser.

  • Master of Arts, major in Communication (Non-Thesis)

    The Master of Arts, major in Communication program addresses the needs of three sectors of communication practice: educators and researchers in communication studies, communication planners and policy-makers, and professionals in communication-related industries looking for advancement in their careers.

    Offered in both Thesis and Non-Thesis Options, the program grounds students in foundational subjects in communication theory, communication and social change, and qualitative and quantitative research methods while allowing them to pursue a wide array of communication electives in their field of concentration as well as from other graduate programs in the Loyola Schools.

    At the completion of their course work, students are required to pass a written and oral comprehensive examination. Students taking the program’s Thesis Option are required to produce and defend a year-long capstone research or project thesis, while those taking the Non- Thesis Option are required to complete additional course work and a one-semester Independent Study with a faculty adviser.

  • Master of Arts, major in Journalism

    The Master of Arts Major in Journalism program is an innovative distance-learning program designed for working journalists, journalism educators, and members of allied media who seek to develop an Asian perspective in their work, to broaden knowledge, and to hone competencies and values they need to excel in their professions. Faculty members from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States combine with students from various Asian countries to bring broad perspectives in class discussions, promoting a critical and cross-cultural understanding of current events and issues. This is made possible by the program’s unique mode of delivery: it is primarily an online program where students take a wide range of journalism courses in a virtual interactive learning environment accessible over the World Wide Web.

    The required courses of the program are taught using a fusion of online and on-campus methods while journalism electives are taken purely online. Additional elective courses available from other graduate programs in the Loyola Schools are held on-campus at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola Heights campus.

    Students in the program complete their studies with a semester-long Master’s Project: a work or study of Asian journalism that puts to test and hones the student’s grounding in journalism theory and principles, ethics, and/or production expertise commensurate to the graduate study of journalism at the Ateneo.

  • Department of Economics

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (Regular)

    Established in June 2002, the PhD program provides an opportunity for interested and qualified individuals to complete the highest academic degree in Economics. The program takes advantage of competent faculty in the Department of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, as well as the library, computing, and other educational facilities available on-campus. The required training and instruction for the PhD reflects the Department of Economics’ goal of training Filipino economists in the analysis of economic phenomena, equipped with the necessary scientific rigor. Thus, students are required to follow a three to four-year full-time curriculum that emphasizes analytical and quantitative skills. Students ordinarily devote the first two years of studies on course work and preparation for the comprehensive examinations, and begin work on the dissertation in the third or fourth year of studies.

    ACCELERATED PROGRAM: The program is for students who only have an AB or BS degree. Students are required to complete at least 72 units of course work, of which 36 are core courses. The remaining 36 units are elective and cognate courses, workshops, and dissertation research and writing. The student obtains the MA degree (no-thesis) in economics after completing at least 36 units of course work.

    Any undergraduate major will be acceptable, provided the applicant has taken at least one semester each of calculus, statistics, intermediate microeconomics, and intermediate macroeconomics. The applicant must have an overall undergraduate average of 3.0 (out of a maximum of 4.0) or the equivalent grade.

    REGULAR PROGRAM: The program is for students who already have the MA degree in Economics. Students in this program must complete at least 51 units of course work, of which 21 units are required courses. The remaining 30 units are elective and cognate courses, workshops, and dissertation research and writing. 

    An applicant must have completed the MA in Economics degree from Ateneo de Manila University or the equivalent degree from another university. Students who do not have sufficient background for doctoral level courses may be required to enroll in MA level courses in addition to the PhD required courses. Students transferring from doctoral programs in other universities may apply, subject to fulfilment of eligibility requirements. The program can credit a maximum of twelve units toward the requirements of the PhD.

    The Department tries to maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of 1:2 or 1:1 to ensure the quality of instruction and student supervision. The Department of Economics accepts qualified applicants for the first semester (August) entry only. Prospective PhD students will normally enroll as full-time students.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (Accelerated)

    Established in June 2002, the PhD program provides an opportunity for interested and qualified individuals to complete the highest academic degree in Economics. The program takes advantage of competent faculty in the Department of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, as well as the library, computing, and other educational facilities available on-campus. The required training and instruction for the PhD reflects the Department of Economics’ goal of training Filipino economists in the analysis of economic phenomena, equipped with the necessary scientific rigor. Thus, students are required to follow a three to four-year full-time curriculum that emphasizes analytical and quantitative skills. Students ordinarily devote the first two years of studies on course work and preparation for the comprehensive examinations, and begin work on the dissertation in the third or fourth year of studies.

    ACCELERATED PROGRAM: The program is for students who only have an AB or BS degree. Students are required to complete at least 72 units of course work, of which 36 are core courses. The remaining 36 units are elective and cognate courses, workshops, and dissertation research and writing. The student obtains the MA degree (no-thesis) in economics after completing at least 36 units of course work.

    Any undergraduate major will be acceptable, provided the applicant has taken at least one semester each of calculus, statistics, intermediate microeconomics, and intermediate macroeconomics. The applicant must have an overall undergraduate average of 3.0 (out of a maximum of 4.0) or the equivalent grade.

    REGULAR PROGRAM: The program is for students who already have the MA degree in Economics. Students in this program must complete at least 51 units of course work, of which 21 units are required courses. The remaining 30 units are elective and cognate courses, workshops, and dissertation research and writing. 

    An applicant must have completed the MA in Economics degree from Ateneo de Manila University or the equivalent degree from another university. Students who do not have sufficient background for doctoral level courses may be required to enroll in MA level courses in addition to the PhD required courses. Students transferring from doctoral programs in other universities may apply, subject to fulfilment of eligibility requirements. The program can credit a maximum of twelve units toward the requirements of the PhD.

    The Department tries to maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of 1:2 or 1:1 to ensure the quality of instruction and student supervision. The Department of Economics accepts qualified applicants for the first semester (August) entry only. Prospective PhD students will normally enroll as full-time students.

  • Master of Arts, major in Economics (Thesis)

    Established in 1952, the MA program allows professionals the opportunity to pursue quality graduate education in economics. Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturdays. It is possible to pursue the MA program on a part-time basis. 

    Students in the MA program have to complete at least 36 graduate units, of which 24 are required courses at the 200-level. The remaining 12 units are devoted to the student’s area of specialization and the thesis or research paper.

    THESIS TRACK: This track is geared toward academics and professional researchers who are interested in the applications of quantitative methods in academic and research work. A student in the thesis track has to complete six units of electives and six units for thesis. The program culminates in the student’s oral defense of the MA thesis.

    NO-THESIS TRACK: This track is designed for professionals who desire a stronger foundation in economic analysis as part of their own professional growth. A student in the no-thesis track has to complete 12 units of electives. The student submits an approved research paper instead of the thesis.

    To apply for admission, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree. Any undergraduate major will be acceptable, provided the applicant has taken at least one semester each of calculus, statistics, intermediate microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The applicant must have an overall undergraduate average of 3.0 (out of a maximum of 4.0) or the equivalent grade.

    The Department of Economics accepts applicants for the first semester (August) entry only.

  • Master of Arts, major in Economics (No-Thesis)

    Established in 1952, the MA program allows professionals the opportunity to pursue quality graduate education in economics. Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturdays. It is possible to pursue the MA program on a part-time basis. 

    Students in the MA program have to complete at least 36 graduate units, of which 24 are required courses at the 200-level. The remaining 12 units are devoted to the student’s area of specialization and the thesis or research paper.

    THESIS TRACK: This track is geared toward academics and professional researchers who are interested in the applications of quantitative methods in academic and research work. A student in the thesis track has to complete six units of electives and six units for thesis. The program culminates in the student’s oral defense of the MA thesis.

    NO-THESIS TRACK: This track is designed for professionals who desire a stronger foundation in economic analysis as part of their own professional growth. A student in the no-thesis track has to complete 12 units of electives. The student submits an approved research paper instead of the thesis.

    To apply for admission, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree. Any undergraduate major will be acceptable, provided the applicant has taken at least one semester each of calculus, statistics, intermediate microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The applicant must have an overall undergraduate average of 3.0 (out of a maximum of 4.0) or the equivalent grade.

    The Department of Economics accepts applicants for the first semester (August) entry only.

  • Department of Education

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Basic Education Teaching (Thesis)

    This program examines the theory, practice, and current research in pedagogy, curriculum development, psychology of learning, and assessment and evaluation. Students learn to explore educational materials, resources, and media to enhance student learning. Numerous opportunities for further specialization in teaching methodologies in their respective subject areas are provided. For the thesis option, students are prepared to conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues in their own school setting. For the non-thesis option, students are given the opportunity to link theory and research with current practice as they engage in fieldwork in a basic education setting.

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Basic Education Teaching (Non-Thesis)

    This program examines the theory, practice, and current research in pedagogy, curriculum development, psychology of learning, and assessment and evaluation. Students learn to explore educational materials, resources, and media to enhance student learning. Numerous opportunities for further specialization in teaching methodologies in their respective subject areas are provided. For the thesis option, students are prepared to conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues in their own school setting. For the non-thesis option, students are given the opportunity to link theory and research with current practice as they engage in fieldwork in a basic education setting.

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Administration

    This program prepares current and prospective school leaders to meet the professional demands of educational leadership. Graduate coursework develops competencies related to effective leadership and educational management practices, as well as allows students to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum development, teaching and learning, and the supervision of instruction. Exposure to research about current realities, emerging trends, and issues in various aspects of educational administration ensures their continuing growth and effectiveness as school leaders. Students are prepared to conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues in their own school setting.

  • Master in Education, major in Educational Administration

    The Master in Education, major in Educational Administration prepares teacher leaders to meet the professional demands of educational leadership, development, and administration. Graduate coursework develops competencies related to best practices in school leadership and educational management as well as allows students to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, the supervision of instruction and support services.  Exposure to research about current realities, emerging trends, and issues in various aspects of educational leadership and administration ensures the students’ continuing growth and development as school leaders.

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling

    This program prepares students to become proficient in the various aspects of school guidance and counseling. The course offers graduate coursework in the development and management of relevant and functional school guidance programs and services; the diagnosis of their students’ educational, vocational, and personal needs and concerns; the implementation of appropriate counseling techniques and intervention programs; psychological measurement and evaluation; and research methodology. Students are prepared to conduct scholarly research in the areas of guidance and counseling that will address relevant issues in their own school setting.

  • Master in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling

    The Master in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling prepares students to meet the professional demands in the evolving and growing demands of the various aspects of school guidance and counseling.  Graduate coursework is a balance of theory and practice and develops the students’ competencies in the development and management of relevant and functional school guidance programs and services; the diagnosis of their students’ educational, vocational, and personal needs and concerns; the implementation of appropriate counseling techniques and intervention programs; psychological measurement and evaluation, and research methodology.

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Information Technology Integration

    This program prepares students to use a wide variety of technological tools and media to support teaching and learning. It covers the production and management of learning resources and educational media and the application of technology to enhance the teaching-learning environment. Students are prepared to conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues related to the use of educational media and technology in their own school setting.

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Reading Education

    This program is intended for students who are preparing or are already specializing in the teaching of Reading and the English Language Arts. It examines the theory and current practices and research in reading, writing, and language development. Students become proficient in developing and implementing various methodologies and strategies, as well as in designing and developing instructional materials for use in the teaching of literature, writing, and language. They gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of issues central to teaching students to read, write, speak, and listen in a basic education classroom and are prepared to conduct research to address issues pertaining to their respective school settings.

  • Department of History

  • Master of Arts, major in History (Thesis)

    The program exposes students to the scholarship and research techniques of history. It also provides flexibility for professionals in different occupations to earn a master’s degree in History. The two program tracks are: Option I (Thesis) and Option II (Non-Thesis).

  • Master of Arts, major in History (Non-Thesis)

    The program exposes students to the scholarship and research techniques of history. It also provides flexibility for professionals in different occupations to earn a master’s degree in History. The two program tracks are: Option I (Thesis) and Option II (Non-Thesis).

  • Japanese Studies Program

  • Master of Arts, major in Japanese Studies

    This graduate degree program is designed to provide a broad understanding of the Japanese people, their culture, historical development, and contemporary problems.

    The program was developed to interact with discipline-based programs of the graduate school, namely: Sociology, Economics, Political Science, and History. It has the following objectives:
    • to contribute to the deepening of academic knowledge about Japan;
    • to provide a flow of specialists on Japan with a high level of practical and intellectual competence needed in the diplomatic service, public service, government, media and education;
    • to form specialists on Japan who can address the growing economic, political, and strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific region; and
    • to create an original and substantial academic tradition of Japanese Studies in the country.

  • Department of Political Science

  • Master of Arts in Political Science, major in Global Politics (Thesis)

    The Master of Arts in Political Science provides students with rigorous training in the theoretical perspectives and empirical methods in the discipline while orienting their studies toward Global Politics. While maintaining a perspective that does not draw a dichotomy between "internal" and "external" politics, the program allows students to specialize in the field of International Relations or Comparative Politics. The MA program is designed to qualify individuals to perform the teaching, research, and service responsibilities expected in colleges and universities, and the analytical skills for professional careers in both the public and private sectors. The program also prepares students for further studies leading to a doctoral degree.

    The program consists of a total of 30 and 36 academic units for the thesis and the non-thesis tracks, respectively, and can be completed within four semesters and one summer by a full-time student. 
    Students in the Thesis track are required to finish 24 units of coursework and six units of thesis. Students who choose the Non-thesis track are required to complete a total of 36 units of coursework, 12 units of which are taken in lieu of a single master’s thesis. 

    For both tracks, a comprehensive written examination is required. This is taken upon the completion of 12 units of required courses in the thesis track and after 12 units of required courses and at least 6 units of field of concentration courses in the non-thesis track.

  • Master of Arts in Political Science, major in Global Politics (Non-Thesis)

    The Master of Arts in Political Science provides students with rigorous training in the theoretical perspectives and empirical methods in the discipline while orienting their studies toward Global Politics. While maintaining a perspective that does not draw a dichotomy between "internal" and "external" politics, the program allows students to specialize in the field of International Relations or Comparative Politics. The MA program is designed to qualify individuals to perform the teaching, research, and service responsibilities expected in colleges and universities, and the analytical skills for professional careers in both the public and private sectors. The program also prepares students for further studies leading to a doctoral degree.

    The program consists of a total of 30 and 36 academic units for the thesis and the non-thesis tracks, respectively, and can be completed within four semesters and one summer by a full-time student. 
    Students in the Thesis track are required to finish 24 units of coursework and six units of thesis. Students who choose the Non-thesis track are required to complete a total of 36 units of coursework, 12 units of which are taken in lieu of a single master’s thesis. 

    For both tracks, a comprehensive written examination is required. This is taken upon the completion of 12 units of required courses in the thesis track and after 12 units of required courses and at least 6 units of field of concentration courses in the non-thesis track.

  • Department of Psychology

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies, major in Organization Development

    The PhD in Leadership Studies, major in Organization Development is a program designed to develop scientist-practitioners who can build knowledge, theory, and practice on Asian and Philippine leadership and organization development. More specifically, by the end of this degree program, learners will be able to:
    1. Critically evaluate existing theories and practices of leadership and organization development in the context of culture.
    2. Build knowledge on leadership and organization development practice based on cultural context.
    3. Reflect on their own experiences, and improve their self-understanding.
    4. Apply leadership theory and practice towards building and transforming community, institution, and nation.

    The primary market of this program are human resource management (HR) or organization development (OD) practitioners and faculty who wish to teach human resource management, industrial-organizational psychology, organization development, or related fields. Other possible students are leaders or consultants from business management, academe, nonprofit and nongovernment organizations, and public governance who wish to deepen their theoretical grounding and contribute to knowledge building on organization transformation.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

    The PhD in Clinical Psychology program is primarily a clinical research program, the goal of which is to form psychology scholars who can contribute to building knowledge in Clinical Psychology. The program is intended for academics, teachers and researchers who wish to hone their skills in clinical psychology research. 

    An MA in psychology or a graduate degree is required for admission into the PhD in Psychology program. If from an MA non-thesis program, the applicant must show evidence of research competence (papers generated during coursework). They need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test, Critical Thinking test and MMPI test. Applicants also need to submit a Statement of Research Interest and identify a preferred mentor who will interview them before they are accepted into the program.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

    The PhD in Psychology program is a research program, the goal of which is to form psychology scholars who can contribute to building knowledge in Psychology. The program is intended for academics, teachers and researchers who wish to hone their skills in research. 

    An MA in Psychology or a graduate degree is required for admission into the PhD in Psychology program. The applicant must have an MA in Social, Organizational or Developmental Psychology. If from an MA non-thesis program, the applicant must show evidence of research competence (papers generated during coursework). They need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test, Critical Thinking test and MMPI test. Applicants also need to submit a Statement of Research Interest and identify a preferred mentor who will interview them before they are accepted into the program.

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

    The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program is a research program, the goal of which is to form counseling psychologists who can contribute to building knowledge in Counseling Psychology. The program is intended for academics, teachers and researchers who wish to hone their skills in counseling psychology teaching and research. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test, submit a Statement of Research Interest and identify a preferred mentor who will interview them before they are accepted into the program. A one year work experience is required before admission into the program.

  • Master in Counseling Psychology

    The Master in Counseling Psychology program is a practice program. The goal of which is to form counseling psychologists who can competently deliver psychological services in the form of assessment, intervention and evaluation. The program is intended for those who wish to become counselors, school psychologists, industrial counselors and/or those who will handle psychological assessment in various settings.

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test, MMPI test and undergo an interview. A one-year work experience is required before admission into the program. 

  • Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology

    The Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology program is a research program, the goal of which is to form developmental psychologists who can contribute to building knowledge in Developmental psychology. The program is intended for academics, teachers and researchers who wish to hone their skills in developmental psychology teaching and research. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test, submit a Statement of Research Interest and identify, a preferred mentor who will interview them before they are accepted into the program.

  • Master in Developmental Psychology

    The Master in Developmental Psychology program is a practice program, the goal of which is to form developmental psychologists who can contribute to and conduct applications of Developmental Psychology with youth and families especially in school or community settings. The program is intended for developmental psychology specialists, school psychologists, early childhood educators, social development workers in child-focused non-profit organizations. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test and undergo an interview.

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology

    The Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology program is a research program, the goal of which is to form organizational psychologists who can contribute to building knowledge in Organizational Psychology. The program is intended for academics, teachers and researchers who wish to hone their skills in organizational psychology teaching and research. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test, submit a Statement of Research Interest and identify a preferred mentor who will interview them before they are accepted into the program. One-year work experience is required before admission into the program.

  • Master in Organizational Psychology

    The Master in Organizational Psychology program is primarily a practice program, the goal of which is to form organizational psychologists who can contribute to the practice. The program is intended for those who wish to become human resource management and organization development practitioners or consultants. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test and undergo an interview. A one-year work experience is required before admission into the program. 

  • Master of Arts in Social Psychology

    The Master of Arts in Social Psychology program is a research program, the goal of which is to form organizational psychologists who can contribute to building knowledge in Social Psychology. The program is intended for academics, teachers and researchers who wish to hone their skills in social psychology teaching and research. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test and submit a Statement of Research Interest and identify a preferred mentor who will interview them before they are accepted into the program.

  • Master in Social Psychology

    The Master in Social Psychology program is primarily a practice program, the goal of which is to form social psychologists who can contribute to the practice. The program is intended for those who wish to go into social development work. 

    Applicants need to take the Ateneo Graduate admission test and undergo an interview

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

    The Ph.D. in Sociology degree program provides interested and qualified individuals a program of studies that will enable them to receive the highest academic degree in general sociology. The training required also reflects the Department’s goal of providing students with the highest level of skills for analyzing social phenomena with scientific rigor, for assessing ideologies of social reform, for comprehending various perspectives on social change, and for crafting program designs to enhance people’s welfare.

  • Master in Applied Sociology and Anthropology

    The Master in Applied Sociology and Anthropology (MASA), a non-thesis program, responds to a need often expressed for Social Science professionals who are able to apply knowledge and skills from Sociology and Anthropology to practical problems. The program is for teachers and development professionals who wish to gain practical knowledge and skills in Sociology and Anthropology without having to go through the rigorous preparations required of those intending to pursue a doctoral degree.

  • Master of Arts, major in Anthropology

    The Master of Arts, major in Anthropology provides students with a grounding in the theories and methods of anthropology, with an opportunity to specialize in such areas as cultural change and ethnology, and in more focused areas such as social and cultural anthropology.

  • Master of Arts, major in Sociology

    The Master of Arts, major in Sociology gives students a grounding in the theories and methods of sociology, with an opportunity to specialize in areas such as social change, social problems, and social organization, and in more focused areas as urban structures, gender relations, social inequality, globalization, and interpretative sociology.

  • Master of Science in Social Development

    The Master of Science in Social Development, an applied Social Science program, gives students the practical, analytical, and theoretical tools to engage in social development research, policy-making, and action upon completion of their studies.

School of Science and Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

  • Applied Physics

    There are 2 available tracks in the Applied Physics program: B.S. Applied Physics(Instrumentation Track) and B.S. Applied Physics (Materials Track). Both tracks are 5-year programs aiming to develop among students a detailed understanding of some of the most important concepts in physics as well as train them in applying physics concepts to solving realistic and practical problems. The Instrumentation Track is for those students who plan to design and build their own instruments while the Materials Track is for those who wish to develop novel materials with specific and desired qualities. Both programs require the submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year.

  • Applied Physics (Instrumentation Track)

    The Applied Physics - Instrumentation Track is  a 5-year program aiming to develop among students a detailed understanding of some of the most important concepts in physics as well as train them in applying physics concepts to solving realistic and practical problems. The Instrumentation Track is for those students who plan to design and build their own instruments. It requires the submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year.

  • Applied Physics (Materials Track)

    The  Applied Physics (Materials Track) is a  5-year program aiming to develop among students a detailed understanding of some of the most important concepts in physics as well as train them in applying physics concepts to solving realistic and practical problems. The Materials Track is for those who wish to develop novel materials with specific and desired qualities. The program requires the submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year.

  • Biology

    BS Biology is a 5-year undergraduate honors program that provides a holistic and rigorous approach to the biological sciences. The curriculum covers the most essential concepts, principles, and theories of biology across a diverse range of disciplines through innovative lecture and laboratory courses. The program offers its students both the Thesis and Practicum options, the latter of which would allow them to do laboratory or field research work in an affiliated institution. The Junior Term Abroad (JTA) Program is also now available to BS Biology majors, with affiliates in Asia, America, and Europe prepared to accommodate the students in their laboratories. The BS Biology program provides the most comprehensive preparation for further education, including medical studies; virtually 100% of our medically inclined graduates have enrolled in one of the top medical schools in the country and even abroad. Graduate research programs are also a common option for our majors. Our alumni are enjoying success in their respective fields, be it in medicine, research, industry, or the academe.

  • Chemistry

    The four-year B.S. Chemistry program provides students with a very strong foundation that gives them opportunities to work as chemists in industry or research, to pursue an academic career, or to move into other areas such as business and engineering. The curriculum puts emphasis on fundamental principles of chemistry, modern chemical instrumentation, and a strong hands-on component. Because laboratory work is done individually under the supervision of highly qualified faculty and using state-of-the-art facilities, each student develops a high level of competence and confidence. Graduates are eligible to take the Chemist Licensure Examinations. Most graduates of the program have found careers in industry, inevitably moving into positions of leadership. Those who opted for academic careers successfully finish their graduate degrees from prestigious universities abroad. There are also those who chose to become entrepreneurs, and have succeeded in their businesses.

    Outstanding students in the B.S. Chemistry program may choose to move into the integrated B.S./M.S. Chemistry program starting their junior year. Students in this program receive a B.S. Chemistry after four years and complete their M.S. after an additional year. This program features advanced coursework and emphasizes independent research in a streamlined study program. It is designed for students who are interested to do graduate studies in Chemistry, and allows graduates to immediately pursue doctoral studies at institutions that require a master’s degree for admission.

    A 4-year program that prepares the student for careers in industrial manufacturing firms, research and development, product development, postgraduate work and research in science, and others; the program culminates in a thesis research project.

  • Computer Engineering

    This 5-year engineering program prepares students to become quality engineers in information technology and computer applications. Graduates will have good communication and analytical skills gained from mathematics, science, engineering, and elective courses offered by the department. The department puts special emphasis in the field of microelectronics and its application in the rapidly evolving field of digital systems. The hands-on and integrative approach aims to train students to become leaders in enterprises dealing with digital technologies.

  • Computer Science

    The BS in Computer Science Program (BS CS) provides a rigorous foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. Core computer science courses provide the students with an intensive background in writing complex software systems and in the design and interconnection of computers. Electives are available from various areas in computer science – including multimedia, MIS and software engineering, networks and wireless systems, web-based systems, computer engineering, and computational science. These are designed so that the students can either take courses from several areas or specialize in a particular area.
     
    Students are provided extensive access to state-of-the-art facilities, including Windows and Linux-based PCs and servers with high speed connectivity to the Internet, a campus-wide wireless network that allows access to the Internet from laptops and PDAs, and the latest in software from Microsoft, Sun (Java), Oracle, Adobe, Macromedia, and other leading software companies.
     
    Throughout the four years of study, the students are constantly expected to innovate and to contribute to technology. Thus, graduates of the program can expect to be well prepared for graduate studies abroad or to become the systems designers and network administrators of software development firms and MIS/ICT departments of corporations.

  • Electronics Engineering

    This 5-year program aims to train licensed engineers who have a competent grasp of both the science and technology of modern electronics and telecommunications. It is expected that these professionals will not only be applications experts but also creative innovators in this field.

    The program is global in its outlook, with teaching and training extending beyond the classroom. The student curriculum incorporates exposure to industry and on-the-job training that will enhance the students' professional preparation. The industry commitment and linkage programs provide an excellent environment for research, innovation and technology development.

  • Environmental Science

    The BS Environmental Science (BS ES) curriculum combines the empirical focus of the natural sciences with the pro-active methodologies of management and the social sciences. It provides a broad disciplinary foundation needed to address many of today’s complex environmental problems.

  • Health Sciences

    Designed for future health professionals and physicians aspiring to continue their training in medical education, particularly at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH), the program of study requires a total of 162 academic units. The Core Curriculum provides a foundation for using the multi-disciplinary approach in the study of health while relevant course offerings in Social Sciences and Management further deepen this approach. The courses have been arranged in a sequential manner to enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for them to become outstanding health care professionals, dynamic manager, and decisive social catalysts.

  • Life Sciences

    BS Life Sciences is a 4-year undergraduate honors program that provides more specialized training in the biological sciences. Majors choose from among Specializations, namely: 1) Biomedical Science, 2) Ecology and Systematics, 3) Microbiology, and 4) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. These being the research areas of the Department, the majors are given rigorous training through innovative lecture and laboratory courses and through the undergraduate Thesis. The Junior Term Abroad (JTA) Program is also now available to BS Life Sciences majors, with affiliates in Asia, America, and Europe prepared to accommodate the students in their laboratories. The specialization of the BS Life Sciences majors allows them to excel in particular biological fields and prepares them for careers in these disciplines. The program produces the best researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in medicine, biodiversity and conservation, microbiology, and molecular biology.

  • Management Information Systems

    The BS in Management Information Systems (BS MIS) program is designed to produce future Chief Information Officers (CIOs) – professionals who can harness information technology to meet business objectives. A joint offering of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) and the John Gokongwei School of Management, students in this program enroll in computer science courses, management engineering courses, and core MIS network courses, and are provided with access to the latest in software, hardware, and network technologies. The program promotes MIS as a field and as a career, discusses the tools necessary for the profession, and provides in-depth analyses of the issues surrounding MIS operations.
     
    BS MIS caters to students who are interested in the application of computers to business organizations and to students who wish to pursue a management course with extensive exposure to computing. Graduates from the program find immediate employment as system analysts, project managers, applications programmers, and information technology support personnel in local as well as in multinational corporations.

  • Mathematics

    The BS Mathematics program is designed to give the mathematics major a competitive edge in our society by providing a solid foundation in pure mathematics complemented by extensive exposure to the applications of mathematics in the areas of statistics, operation research, and actuarial science. The program sharpens the students’ analytic ability and develops certain distinctive habits of mind that have produced leaders in education, the insurance industry, the computer industry, banking and finance, and in the practice of law. Students of outstanding ability are invited by the Mathematics Department to join the Honors Program in their junior or senior year. There are also opportunities for participating in the research projects of the faculty.

  • Physics

    This is a 5-year program for students interested in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to do research in either theoretical or experimental physics. The aim is for students to gain a more in-depth familiarity with some of the most important concepts in physics and also develop skills in performing physics experiments. The program requires a submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year. The thesis can either be in theoretical or experimental physics.

  • Double Degree

  • BS Applied Physics-BS Applied Computer Systems
  • BS Applied Physics-BS Material Science Engineering

    This is a 5-year double-major program where at the end of the fifth year the student will receive a B.S Applied Physics degree and a B.S. Materials Science and Engineering degree. The program integrates knowledge and tools from chemistry and physics with principles from engineering to design, fabricate, and characterize improved and novel materials. Because it is a double major program, it requires the submission and successful defense of 2 research theses: one for the applied physics degree and another for the materials science and engineering degree.

  • BS Chemistry-BS Material Science Engineering

    New materials and devices with special properties will be in demand for the technologies of the 21st century. Materials Science and Engineering answers this need by integrating the knowledge and tools of chemistry and physics with engineering principles to design, fabricate and characterize improved and novel materials such as polymers, biodegradable plastics, biocompatible materials; ceramics, metals, and composites for stronger structural materials; semi-conductors for more efficient electronic devices; longer-lasting paints, coatings and corrosion resistant materials; and many others. This recently-introduced program is a five-year dual-major program where the students obtain a B.S. Chemistry after four years and a B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (BS MSE) after the fifth year. The B.S. Chemistry program combines a strong foundation in chemistry with a focus on materials through specialized electives. The combined five-year program provides competencies for careers in industry, especially in the areas of semiconductors, plastics, rubber, paints and resins, ceramics, textiles, food, or even cosmetics. Graduates are eligible to take the Chemist Licensure Examinations.

  • BS Computer Science-BS Digital Game Design and Development

    The BS Computer Science - BS Digital Game Design and Development (BS CS-DGDD) is a dual degree five-year program that will award students with a BS Computer Science degree upon completion of their fourth year and BS Digital Game Design and Development after their fifth. The program aims to produce highly skilled game designers and developers who are capable of creating games for diverse purposes. Similar to other dual degree programs, the students are required to take a foundational degree before pursuing the specialized major of the program. In the last two years, the students will take a sequence of five inter depended subjects tailored to serve as the foundation for the DGDD degree. These include Introduction to the Design and Development of Computer Games, Basic Graphic Design, Computer Graphics Programming, Linear Algebra for Digital Game Design and Development, Computational Geometry, Advanced Computer Graphics Theory and Programming. At the end of the program, the students are expected to conceptualize and create a full-fledged video game.

  • Consecutive Degree

  • BS Management Information Systems/MS Computer Science

    The programs combine our existing undergraduate programs (BS Computer Science and BS Management Information Systems) with our graduate program (MS Computer Science). No revisions in either curriculum have been made and there are no credit overlaps between two degrees. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the end of the student’s fourth year, while the graduate degree will be awarded at the end of the fifth year. In essence, the undergraduate students under the BS-MS program will take graduate courses during their senior year, so that a student can realistically complete his/her master’s degree after an additional one year and two summers. Some rearrangements have been made on the scheduling of courses during the fourth year to accommodate graduate courses, in particular.

    The BSCS-MSCS and BSMIS-MSCS five year programs would be beneficial for the students who originally wished to pursue their Masters of Science in Computer Science degree after finishing their Bachelor’s degree. The 5-year programs provide students with the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in 5 years along with their respective Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science or Management Information Systems. In contrast, enrolling in the graduate program after their respective 4-year college courses would allow them to finish their MSCS in approximately 6-7 years from their college freshman year. The 5-year program significantly cuts down the number of years for them to obtain the MS degree in Computer Science.

  • BS/M Applied Mathematics with a specialization in Mathematical Finance

    Mathematical Finance is a flourishing area of modern science, which has rapidly developed into a substantial body of knowledge. The theory of finance has become increasingly mathematical to the point that problems in finance are now driving research in mathematics. Students of the five-year program will graduate with a BS Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance  at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance at the end of the fifth year. The content and curriculum for the program have been worked out jointly with leading practitioners in the field to ensure relevance of the program. The program aims to produce graduates with rigorous foundation in mathematical modeling and economics of financial markets combined with keen knowledge of business practices that will enable them to enter competitively the pool of potential employees of investment banks and other financial institutions. Graduates can also pursue a higher research degree in mathematical finance.

  • BS/MS Chemistry

    This ladder undergraduate/graduate program aims to (i) allow students to complete both the corresponding undergraduate and graduate degrees within a period of 5 years of continuous study; (ii) cater to students who seek to "fast track" to a Master's degree as prerequisite for a doctorate degree, or for preparation and advancement in industrial settings that require research in the professional practice of chemistry.

  • BS/MS Computer Science

    The programs combine our existing undergraduate programs (BS Computer Science and BS Management Information Systems) with our graduate program (MS Computer Science). No revisions in either curriculum have been made and there are no credit overlaps between two degrees. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the end of the student’s fourth year, while the graduate degree will be awarded at the end of the fifth year. In essence, the undergraduate students under the BS-MS program will take graduate courses during their senior year, so that a student can realistically complete his/her master’s degree after an additional one year and two summers. Some rearrangements have been made on the scheduling of courses during the fourth year to accommodate graduate courses, in particular.

    The BSCS-MSCS and BSMIS-MSCS five year programs would be beneficial for the students who originally wished to pursue their Masters of Science in Computer Science degree after finishing their Bachelor’s degree. The 5-year programs provide students with the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in 5 years along with their respective Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science or Management Information Systems. In contrast, enrolling in the graduate program after their respective 4-year college courses would allow them to finish their MSCS in approximately 6-7 years from their college freshman year. The 5-year program significantly cuts down the number of years for them to obtain the MS degree in Computer Science.

  • BS/MS Physics

     

     

School of Science and Engineering

    Department of Biology

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (Regular)

    The Ph.D. Biology is an advanced graduate biology program that focuses on modern advances in the different branches of Biology. The program covers the pertinent aspects of biology across organization levels (genetic, species, and ecosystem) with an optional track course in biodiversity. It entails a comprehensive study of the field through the allied disciplines in the life sciences: genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, taxonomy and systematics, evolution and ecology, among others. Most courses in the program are research-oriented and some have a service-learning component. The main goal of the program is to form responsible, critical, and independent-thinking leaders who are dedicated to serving the environment and society through their knowledge and practical research skills and innovations in biology.

    The Ph.D. Biology program aims to:
    1. provide the premier training in biology and the allied disciplines in the life sciences in the country;
    2. initiate and further the growth of biological research in the country; and
    3. produce professionals and leaders in research, academe, government, private industry and non-government organizations with a strong lgnatian ideal of being of service to others.

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc. Biology) are qualified to apply in the PhD Biology (Regular Program). Master of Biology (M.Bio.) (non-thesis) graduates may also qualify upon fulfilment of conditions set by the Biology Department Graduate Programs Committee (i.e. research publications, or M.Bio. special project converted to a publishable output and submitted to a journal, etc.). Non-biology M.S. degree holders may also qualify but may be required to take Biology bridging courses to be admitted to the program.

    Graduates of the B.S. Biology and B.S. Life Sciences program with honors are qualified to apply for admission to the PhD in Biology (Straight Program). However, they are required to compete an 18-unit graduate coursework (i.e. 15 units Biology core courses and three (3) units of any course from the list of specialty elective courses). Formal acceptance to the program is possible after passing the qualifying exams. (Note: Students who fail in the qualifying exams may opt to pursue a M.Sc. Biology or an M Biology degree.)

    M.Sc. in Biology students who have completed the 15-unit Biology Core Courses + a 3-unit elective course with very good academic standing (i.e. with a grade point average of 90%, or A-) may also apply to shift to the PhD Biology (Straight Program).

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (Straight)

    The Ph.D. Biology is an advanced graduate biology program that focuses on modern advances in the different branches of Biology. The program covers the pertinent aspects of biology across organization levels (genetic, species, and ecosystem) with an optional track course in biodiversity. It entails a comprehensive study of the field through the allied disciplines in the life sciences: genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, taxonomy and systematics, evolution and ecology, among others. Most courses in the program are research-oriented and some have a service-learning component. The main goal of the program is to form responsible, critical, and independent-thinking leaders who are dedicated to serving the environment and society through their knowledge and practical research skills and innovations in biology.

    The Ph.D. Biology program aims to:
    1. provide the premier training in biology and the allied disciplines in the life sciences in the country;
    2. initiate and further the growth of biological research in the country; and
    3. produce professionals and leaders in research, academe, government, private industry and non-government organizations with a strong lgnatian ideal of being of service to others.

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc. Biology) are qualified to apply in the PhD Biology (Regular Program). Master of Biology (M.Bio.) (non-thesis) graduates may also qualify upon fulfilment of conditions set by the Biology Department Graduate Programs Committee (i.e. research publications, or M.Bio. special project converted to a publishable output and submitted to a journal, etc.). Non-biology M.S. degree holders may also qualify but may be required to take Biology bridging courses to be admitted to the program.

    Graduates of the B.S. Biology and B.S. Life Sciences program with honors are qualified to apply for admission to the PhD in Biology (Straight Program). However, they are required to compete an 18-unit graduate coursework (i.e. 15 units Biology core courses and three (3) units of any course from the list of specialty elective courses). Formal acceptance to the program is possible after passing the qualifying exams. (Note: Students who fail in the qualifying exams may opt to pursue a M.Sc. Biology or an M Biology degree.)

    M.Sc. in Biology students who have completed the 15-unit Biology Core Courses + a 3-unit elective course with very good academic standing (i.e. with a grade point average of 90%, or A-) may also apply to shift to the PhD Biology (Straight Program).

  • Master in Biology Education

    The Master in Biology Education is specifically designed for science teachers of elementary and secondary schools. It does not only emphasize content, but also incorporates teaching strategies. The program seeks to address issues on learning and teaching; and current trends in biology education.

  • Master of Biology

    The Master of Biology program is designed to answer the professional needs of tertiary level biology teachers for upgrading, updating, and retooling. This is a non-thesis, straight coursework program that allows a student to finish the degree within one year and two summers, or within four summers.

  • Master of Science in Biology

    The Master of Science in Biology is a research-oriented degree that aims to prepare students for teaching and research, and for work in industry and government agencies that require expertise in the field of biology.

  • Master of Science in Science Education

    The Master of Science in Science Education program aims to better prepare in-service science teachers to teach science in an interdisciplinary manner, as prescribed in the new science curriculum. It aims to provide science teachers a solid foundation across four sciences, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, to help them cope with the demands of an integrated spiraling curriculum. The program likewise aims to enhance their skills in facilitation, classroom management, and performance assessment.

    The MS Science Education program was designed
    1. to provide a formal graduate degree program that can retrain in-service science teachers and upgrade the skills of new graduates who wish to teach science in the primary and secondary educational levels adopting the spiral progression approach;
    2. to assist science teachers so that they can meet the content and performance standards of the new science curriculum in the K + 12 basic education program;
    3. to offer relevant courses that can help teachers acquire the depth of knowledge, the appropriate educational tools and enhanced teaching skills to effectively approach science education in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner.

    The thesis is envisioned to be a research on science education, or equivalently, a collection of three papers in content, experimental design, and policy/current issues.

  • Master in Science Education

    The Master in Science Education is a non-thesis option to the Master of Science in Science Education program. The Master in Science Education program will be offered to accommodate special agreements entered into by the University with government or private scholarship funding organizations.

  • Department of Chemistry

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Standard)

    The PhD Chemistry (Standard Program) aims to (i) train students to conduct independent research and have a broad basic knowledge of all disciplines of chemistry and a more comprehensive knowledge in one specific field, and (ii) cater to students with an MS Chemistry degree or its equivalent. This program also provides flexibility with regards to the student’s background, experience, and interests.

    In order to be admitted into the program, the pre-requisite is an MS Chemistry degree or its equivalent in an allied discipline, obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning. These allied fields may include Agricultural Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geochemistry, Material Science, Molecular Biology/Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, and Physics. 

    The PhD Chemistry (Standard Program) requires 34 units, broken down as follows: required courses (6 units), electives (12 units), and a PhD dissertation (16 units). Additional requirements include language proficiency, cumulative and comprehensive examinations, a research proposal, and publications of research work.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Straight)

    The PhD Chemistry program aims to (i) provide training that will allow the students to be able to conduct independent research and have a broad basic knowledge of all disciplines of chemistry and a more comprehensive knowledge in one specific field, and (ii) cater to outstanding undergraduate students with a BS Chemistry degree who wish to work directly toward the PhD degree.

    Undergraduate pre-requisite is a BS Chemistry degree or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    The PhD Chemistry (Straight Program) requires 52 units, broken down as follows: required courses (21 units), electives (15 units), and a PhD dissertation (16 units). Additional requirements include language proficiency, cumulative and comprehensive examinations, a research proposal, and publication of research work.

  • Master of Chemistry

    This is a non-thesis coursework-based master’s program which aims to (i) provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation in advanced chemistry, without the typical emphasis on research leading to the publication of a thesis; and (ii) cater to students who seek a graduate degree for career or position advancement, increased competence in teaching or industrial settings, or other purposes related to the professional practice of chemistry.

    Undergraduate pre-requisite is a BS Chemistry degree or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    The Master of Chemistry program requires 35 units, broken down as follows: required courses (17 units), electives (15 units) and a master’s project (3 units). In addition, the student is required to pass the comprehensive examinations.

  • Master of Science in Chemistry

    This is a research-based master’s program aiming to (i) provide a strong foundation in advanced chemistry and a high degree of competence in original research; and (ii) cater to students who seek a master’s degree as pre-requisite for a Doctorate degree in order to increase competency in teaching and research at the tertiary level, or preparation and advancement in industrial settings that require research in the professional practice of chemistry.

    Undergraduate pre-requisite is a BS Chemistry degree or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    The MS Chemistry program requires 32 units, broken down as follows: required courses (20 units), electives (6 units), and MS Thesis (6 units).

  • Master of Science in Chemistry Education (Thesis)

    The MS in Chemistry Education is aimed at meeting the need for giving content courses to teachers of chemistry in colleges and high schools in the country. It is designed:
    1. to promote independent, student-centered learning;
    2. to make the independent work relevant to the needs of the students; and
    3. to facilitate timely completion of the program.

    The program consists of 32 units; 26 units are academic courses largely based in the Department of Chemistry, with possible electives from the Departments of Education, Psychology, or other science departments while the remaining 6 units are allotted to either a thesis or a two school- term project.

    Students who opt for the Thesis may concentrate on research in basic or applied Chemistry or scholarly work in the area of Chemistry Education. On the other hand, students who choose the Project Track can do two term papers (related or different) on innovations in the teaching of Chemistry, studies on chemical instrumentation and applications, and related areas. The Project Track is especially suitable for practicing teachers.

    The undergraduate prerequisite for the program is a BS in any natural or physical science. Education graduates with strong specialization in the sciences, especially in Chemistry, may also be considered for admission.

  • Master of Science in Chemistry Education (Non-Thesis)

    The MS in Chemistry Education is aimed at meeting the need for giving content courses to teachers of chemistry in colleges and high schools in the country. It is designed:
    1. to promote independent, student-centered learning;
    2. to make the independent work relevant to the needs of the students; and
    3. to facilitate timely completion of the program.

    The program consists of 32 units; 26 units are academic courses largely based in the Department of Chemistry, with possible electives from the Departments of Education, Psychology, or other science departments while the remaining 6 units are allotted to either a thesis or a two school- term project.

    Students who opt for the Thesis may concentrate on research in basic or applied Chemistry or scholarly work in the area of Chemistry Education. On the other hand, students who choose the Project Track can do two term papers (related or different) on innovations in the teaching of Chemistry, studies on chemical instrumentation and applications, and related areas. The Project Track is especially suitable for practicing teachers.

    The undergraduate prerequisite for the program is a BS in any natural or physical science. Education graduates with strong specialization in the sciences, especially in Chemistry, may also be considered for admission.

  • Department of Information Systems and Computer Science

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

    The PhD in Computer Science program is directed at highly competent students who intend to pursue careers in research and education. The program enables students to master advanced computer science theory and applications, undertake independent research that contributes to the body of knowledge, and convey expertise to younger generations of computer scientists.

  • Master in Information Technology

    The Master in Information Technology (MIT) is a non-thesis terminal program directed at information technology (IT) educators who need to upgrade their knowledge and skills. It is a content course, as opposed to an education course. It provides educators with increased training in core computer concepts, theories, and technology.

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

    The program leading to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science is research-oriented and requires full-time study. The program curriculum consists of a set of major courses and electives that provide the specialization within the program. Toward the end of the program, students submit a thesis on a selected topic.

  • Department of Electronics, Computer, and Communications Engineering

  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering

    The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering is a Research MS degree program that is structured to encourage innovative research in emerging areas of modern telecommunications, signal processing, and instrumentation. The course work is designed to this end, with six courses required for the three technical tracks in Microelectronics, Communications, and Instrumentation and Control and a flexible structure for adapting the program of study to successful research and thesis completion in a chosen area. The thesis required of all students must demonstrate innovative contributions to the technical community and mastery of a portfolio of projects as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

  • Department of Environmental Science

  • Master in Environmental Management

    During the last decade of the 20th century, a new development objective, termed “Sustainable Development,” was introduced. Governments and international agencies have now embraced this new concept of development, and also require that industry do the same. One of the key components of a sustainable development objective is environmental management. Environmental Management encompasses a broad range of sectors ranging from business, industry and finance, to national and local governments. There is an urgent need to train or retrain managers and leaders in these various sectors in EM.

    The Master in Environmental Management aims to respond to the needs of environmental management professionals from all sectors; to equip students with the basic concepts in Environmental Science and Engineering needed to undertake Environmental Management; to provide students with the essential background in Environmental Economics, Ethics, Law, and Policy; and to provide students with a wide array of courses covering various environmental management principles and practices.

    This Master’s program is conceptualized and prepared through the efforts of the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University with inputs from the Philippine Business for the Environment and the Ateneo School of Government. Moreover, the Environmental Management electives are meant to allow students to pursue a topic of interest and relevance to their line of work. As a culminating activity, students shall accomplish a Master’s Project.

    The program is open to students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any allied field. New students are admitted every First Semester.

  • Master of Science in Environmental Science

    The Master of Science in Environmental Science Program is designed to train graduate students and working professionals who hold careers in the environmental field. The curriculum ranges from basic scientific and technical courses in Environmental Science to more in-depth studies of specific environmental compartments like soil, water, air, and biota. It also incorporates courses in the social sciences such as law and policy, ethics, culture, and economics for a more holistic understanding of environmental problems. It provides students with advanced knowledge in resource conservation and pollution management; equips researchers with technical skills in identifying, analyzing, and developing innovative solutions to environmental problems; and links environmental research to policy, economic, and/or social issues. A master’s thesis will culminate the program of the student.

  • Department of Mathematics

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (Standard)

    The program is intended for individuals who have special interest in doing research in mathematics. Possible areas of specialization include Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Design Theory, Coding Theory, Financial Mathematics, Real Analysis, Stochastic Analysis and Computing.

    Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from a college of good standing and a master’s degree in mathematics from a reputable university. Their performance in both undergraduate and graduate mathematics must be satisfactory.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (Straight)

    The program is designed for individuals who wish to obtain a PhD in Mathematics but do not have a master’s degree in Mathematics.

    The applicant for this program should have a background in the four areas specified below at the level indicated:
    1. Algebra at the level of Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Gallian
    2. Linear Algebra at the level of Elementary Linear Algebra by Kolman
    3. Advanced Calculus at the level of Mathematical Analysis by Apostol
    4. Complex Analysis at the level of Complex Variables and Applications by Churchill and Brown.

    The applicant may be required to take an examination to determine his/her competence in the four areas. A student who is deficient in these requisites may be accepted into the program, subject to the approval of the Mathematics Graduate Coordinator, provided he/she takes certain subjects at the master’s level to cover his/her deficiencies.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education

    The Ateneo de Manila University School of Science and Engineering views the need to develop true researchers of mathematics education in order to respond to the many challenges of teaching and learning mathematics in the country. By offering a research-based PhD program in mathematics education, the department will be able to build a core of grounded scholars who are immersed in the real problems of teaching and learning mathematics and committed to generating solutions, new knowledge, and ideas to make mathematics teaching and learning more meaningful and productive.

    The program is designed to provide students with needed knowledge and skills for them to be able to:
    1. Educate school teachers and graduate students of mathematics education;
    2. Produce new knowledge by engaging in rigorous and meaningful research in mathematics education;
    3. Form and shape theories of mathematics education that are purposeful to the Philippine and East Asian contexts;
    4. Assume leadership roles in the field of mathematics education through the utilization of knowledge acquired from research and field experiences in mathematics education.

    This program is organized to enable students to learn the needed theories in mathematics education as well as research methodologies through rigorous courses and keen supervision by the mathematics education faculty of the department and mentors from allied departments in the Loyola Schools' The PhD in Mathematics Education degree will be awarded to students who have:
    1. Shown competence in articulating and utilizing the theories and methodologies of mathematics education;
    2. Completed a significant body of research that demonstrates an internalization of the major theories in mathematics education;
    3. Engaged in important discussions or forums that address problems and challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics relevant to the Philippine or East Asian context;
    4. Demonstrated leadership abilities in curriculum development, instructional innovation and research in mathematics education.

    The program may be completed in 3 years when taken full time. Seven years is the maximum number of years for completion.

    Applicants to this program should have finished a master’s degree in any of the following fields: mathematics education, mathematics, psychology, or socio-anthropology. Applicants to this program should be willing to take the prerequisite courses as deemed necessary by the PhD program director. It is preferable that applicants to this program have minimum teaching experience totaling two (2) years.

    Admission into the program will be in time for the intersession period. The application period is from March to April of each calendar year. If the applicant needs to take prerequisite courses, s/he may begin to do so in the months of June-July, provided that courses are offered.

  • Master of Science in Mathematics Education

    This degree program is primarily intended for upper elementary and high school mathematics teachers who want to improve their teaching skills and capacity for research by increasing their knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy. This program is also open to graduates who are intent in pursuing a career in mathematics education at the upper elementary or high school level. 

    Specifically, the program aims to: 
    1. Upgrade the teaching capability of mathematics teachers at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    2. Develop mathematics teachers’ skill in solving problems that relate to mathematics instruction, curriculum, and assessment at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    3. Provide opportunities for mathematics teachers to engage in research activities and develop the skills needed to carry out research in mathematics education

    Applicants to the program should satisfy the following: 
    1. a baccalaureate degree whose major of study is Mathematics or allied courses, such as Physics, Industrial Engineering, Psychology, Education (to be evaluated);
    2. a school teaching experience of at least 1 year. 
    3. above 70 percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test. Applicants who are below the 70th percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test will take the required non-credit courses EN212.3 and EN 212.7.

  • Master in Mathematics Education

    This degree program is primarily intended for upper elementary and high school mathematics teachers who want to improve their teaching skills by increasing their knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy. This program is also open to graduates who are intent in pursuing a career in mathematics education at the upper elementary or high school level. Specifically, this program aims to:
    1. Upgrade the teaching capability of mathematics teachers at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    2. Develop mathematics teachers’ skills in solving problems that relate to mathematics instruction, curriculum, and assessment at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    3. Strengthen their potential as future leaders of mathematics education initiatives in the country.

    Applicants to the program should satisfy the following: 
    1. a baccalaureate degree whose major of study is Mathematics or allied courses, such as Physics, Industrial Engineering, Psychology, Education (to be evaluated);
    2. a school teaching experience of at least 1 year. 
    3. above 70 percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test. Applicants who are below the 70th percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test will take the required non-credit courses EN212.3 and EN 212.7.

  • Master of Science in Mathematics

    This program is intended for individuals who wish to gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of mathematics through special courses in Analysis, Algebra, and Combinatorics. Students of this program may choose to major in Abstract or Applied Mathematics. The thesis work prepares students for doctoral level research in mathematics.

    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in mathematics or mathematics-related program from a college of good standing and show satisfactory performance in their undergraduate math courses. Undergraduate pre-requisites are Advanced Calculus and Abstract Algebra or their equivalent.

  • Department of Physics

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Regular)

    This program is for prospective students with a Master of Science in Physics with thesis. 

    This program aims to develop outstanding physicists who will actively pursue advance research in physics as well as regularly publish research articles in established physics journals and mentor the next generation of physicists. Prospective students of the program should have an undergraduate degree in physics or equivalent and should have taken the necessary background courses in mathematics (e.g., differential equations, vector calculus, linear algebra, complex analysis, and special functions) and advanced physics (e.g., classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics) associated to an undergraduate degree in physics. Prospective students with a master's degree in physics can opt to have some of the advanced physics and elective courses they have taken to be credited toward satisfying the requirements of the program. The program requires the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. In addition, the student is required to publish at least one research article in an ISI-listed journal.

    The regular program consists of 21 units of coursework (15 units of specialization courses and 6 units of breadth courses), 3 units of seminars and colloquia and a minimum of 12 units of dissertation research culminating in an oral defense for a total of at least 36 units for a 3-year program. The main focus of the work is on the originality of the dissertation.

    Although the amount of coursework is below 12 units per semester, it is expected that the student will join a research laboratory and engage in research work at the earliest possible time. Part-time students will require a longer time to finish the program.

  • Master of Physics

    The Master of Physics is a terminal course work (non-thesis) degree program. Students enrolled in this program who wish to pursue further studies may opt to shift to the Master of Science in Physics program before the completion of their Master of Physics degree. 

    The Master of Physics is open to researchers, college teachers, and professionals who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications. The course work for this program reflects the current research areas of the Department, namely Environmental Physics, Photonics, and Materials Science. Students have the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest through their courses. The Master of Physics program consists of 30 units of course work. There is no thesis research required in this program.

  • Master of Physics Education

    The Master of Physics is a terminal course work (non-thesis) degree program. Students enrolled in this program who wish to pursue further studies may opt to shift to the Master of Science in Physics program before the completion of their Master of Physics degree. 

    The Master of Physics is open to researchers, college teachers, and professionals who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications. The course work for this program reflects the current research areas of the Department, namely Environmental Physics, Photonics, and Materials Science. Students have the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest through their courses. The Master of Physics program consists of 30 units of course work. There is no thesis research required in this program.

  • Master of Science in Physics

    This program is for prospective students with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

    The Master of Science in Physics is open to students who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in the industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications. The course work for this program reflects the current research areas of the department, namely Environmental Physics, Photonics, and Materials Science. Under the guidance of their advisers, students have the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest through their courses and research. The MS Physics program consists of 27 units of course work and six units of thesis research and writing.

  • Master of Science in Atmospheric Science

    The Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MS AS) curriculum is founded on the classical graduate curriculum for Meteorology but allows for flexibility in accommodating the gamut of topics and fields that are beyond the scope of classical Meteorology. Proceeding from the classical foundational Meteorological courses, students tackle current atmospheric research problems from the general vantage point of either measurements (instrumentation and monitoring) and/or modeling (computer analysis). The curriculum also allows for balancing or bridging courses intended for potential students (i.e., Science, Math and Engineering students) with little or no background in Atmospheric Science. The MS AS program consists of 31 units consisting of 24 units of course work, one seminar and six units for thesis.

John Gokongwei School of Management

    Bachelor of Science

  • Communications Technology Management

    The Bachelor of Science in Management major in Communications Technology Management Program is a 4 year degree (including 3 summer semesters) program of the John Gokongwei School of Management. The program started in the mid 1990's and has graduated roughly 1,400 students, a majority of whom are now in the marketing, communications, media, advertising and information technology industries. The program is the brainchild of 3 faculty members, namely: Mr. Rodolfo Ang (Management), Mr. Arnie del Rosario (Computer Science), and the late Ms. Doreen Fernandez (Communications). They created a program that aims to develop Managers for the communications industry (namely: Marketing, Advertising, Media) as well as the Information Technology Industry. It focuses on the management expertise of the BS Management Program while injecting subjects in communications and information technology to develop a more holistic manager for the industry. In the end, the students who graduate with a BS Comtech degree is a manager that understands both the management and the creative processes of the industry.

  • Information Technology Entrepreneurship

    The world of technology, especially information and communications technology (ICT), is inducing sweeping changes in the way people live, work, communicate, and entertain themselves. These changes create exciting new opportunities for aspiring young entrepreneurs.
     
    The B.S. in Information Technology Entrepreneurship, or the I.T.E. program, is designed to create a structured and yet vibrant environment for students to become the next generation of high-impact entrepreneurs, turning their I.T. based business ideas into actual start-up ventures. Who knows, your idea could become the Google or the Facebook success story of your generation!
     
    The program curriculum begins with a strong foundation in I.T. fundamentals that will enable you to turn your I.T.-based product idea into a working prototype, and adds to this an overlay of management courses and a business incubation program that will help you to bring your product to market. Students enrolled in this program may elect to pursue either of two I.T. tracks, Games Development or Applications Development, to serve as the platform for their new business venture. Students who successfully complete the program will not be looking for new jobs when they graduate: they will be offering jobs to other young graduates looking to become part of the next-generation business success story.

  • Legal Management

    The BS Management, major in Legal Management, or LM program, is designed to create managers and entrepreneurs with a working knowledge of the legal environment within which all enterprises must operate. On top of the regular business curriculum is added a law curriculum which covers all the major components of law that are encountered in the conduct of business: taxation, labor law, partnership and corporation law, laws on intellectual property.
     
    The course is not designed to be a preparation for law school, but has proven to be an excellent pre-law program, nevertheless.  It can be especially appropriate for students who are considering a career in law, but are not certain that it is for them. The exposure to law subjects at the undergraduate level can help these students make a final determination as to their preparedness and interest in pursuing the legal profession.
     
    Legal Management is designed primarily to be an entrepreneurial program, giving students the theoretical as well the practical tools to effectively run an enterprise. The law subjects can provide LM graduates with a competitive edge in the increasingly legalistic business environment.
     
    Most of the major subjects involve teamwork because this is the way the real world operates. The ability to manifest leadership and take control in a team-oriented environment are today pre-requisites for business success. Students are trained to prepare business plans that are supported by extensive market research and analysis, and are asked to execute one such business plan as a requirement for graduation.
     
    The effective integration of both business and law courses with the liberal arts core curriculum of the Ateneo creates a holistic program that produces high-impact leaders for business, entrepreneurship and the legal profession.

  • Management

    The B.S. Management program is devoted to developing the next generation of high-impact entrepreneurs by giving students not just the theoretical frameworks but also the practical experience that will maximize their potential for future business success.

    The program curriculum is designed to develop in our students the sort of entrepreneurial eye and attitude that will help them to see opportunities where other might see problems, to innovate where others might be contented to simply keep things the same, to say “I will do it” where others might be contented to simply wait for someone else to do it.

    To achieve this, the major curriculum of the program is heavily project-oriented, with an emphasis on experiential and hands-on learning, rather than just classroom-based and textbook learning.

    Over the four years of the program, students are given multiple opportunities to hone their business planning skills.

    The centerpiece of the program is a culminating (and integrating) project where students are organized into micro-enterprise groups and tasked to actually run a business in their senior year. Many students have gone on to become entrepreneurs after graduation, with their senior year micro-enterprises serving as the take-off points for their business ventures.

    By the time they graduate, we expect our students to have the requisite skills in each of the different business disciplines necessary to effectively and efficiently manage and lead any type of organization. More importantly, they should have the sort of entrepreneurial attitude and outlook that will help them to be effective change agents, innovators, and leaders, whether as founders of their own business ventures, or as managers in the largest multinational corporations.

    The JGSOM Business Accelerator, or SOMBA program, as well as the JGSOM Student Enterprise Center, or JSEC, are just two of the most exciting experiential learning opportunities available to students who wish to pursue the entrepreneurial tract in earnest. 

  • Management (Honors Program)

    In 2004, the Ateneo Loyola Schools’ student publication, the Guidon, conducted an informal survey among the Loyola Schools students, asking them to identify “the most prestigious course” in the Ateneo. JGSOM’s BS Management-Honors  program, often referred to as the BMH program, came out on top of the heap, ranking 1st overall out of a total of over 40 different undergraduate programs offered by the Ateneo.
     
    BMH is an Entrepreneurship program that relies heavily on an experiential learning framework in its approach to education. Thus, the curriculum emphasizes project work and hands-on exposure as a necessary complement to textbook learning and academic work, to create a richer, fuller, and more student-centered learning experience.
     
    Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to all the basic functional areas of management, with a special focus on the needs of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and family businesses. Because we believe that entrepreneurship is best learned through practice rather than just in theory, students will be given multiple opportunities to prepare business plans and to actually execute these plans over the four years of the program.
     
    The curriculum is designed to develop in our students an eye for spotting opportunities and the entrepreneurial outlook that will move them to seize these opportunities as they become available, rather than to simply stand on the sidelines as mere spectators. This sort of eye and outlook will prove invaluable to them wherever their professional lives may take them, whether they start up their own entrepreneurial ventures, or go to work in multinational corporations.
     
    The Honors program in management is open only to applicants who score in the top 10% of the Ateneo College Entrance Test. An excellent additional avenue for learning comes from being in a class made up of only highly-intelligent, highly motivated, and self-driven individuals.
     
    The Management Honors program is able to attract many of the best undergraduate business students in the country because of the rigorous and exacting standards that only a few of the very best of our students have been able to meet.
     
    Do you have what it takes to join this elite fraternity of some of the best and brightest graduates of the Ateneo?

  • Management Engineering

    The Management Engineering, or ME program of the John Gokongwei School of Management is one of the most prestigious undergraduate degree programs of the Ateneo de Manila, if not the entire country. Admission into The program is limited only to applicants who score in the top 10% of the Ateneo College Entrance Test.

    This honors program combines the Ateneo’s traditional strength in the liberal arts with a strong foundation in business management and the decision sciences to create a curriculum that prepares students to meet the challenges of leading modern, information and technology-intensive organizations. Courses cover all the functional areas of business and management, with a special focus on technology management, systems thinking, and the scientific approach to problem solving and decision making.

    The program also allows student to take elective to gain further knowledge and skill in topics of personal interest. Management Engineering students must hurdle rigorous academic standards in order to complete the program. Student performance is evaluated year-on-year to determine compliance with strict retention requirements. The program produces highly motivated graduates who are wholistic in their world view, highly analytical in their decision making, and prepared to assume leadership roles in the workplace.

    ME graduates are highly regarded and heavily recruited by top-tier corporations, both local and multinational, across a variety of industries.

  • Management of Applied Chemistry

    BS Management of Applied Chemistry, or MAC, is the first academic program of its kind in the Philippines. It is a combination of two unlikely partners: Management and Chemistry. Launched in 1995, it is designed to develop managers and entrepreneurs for chemistry-based industries: business people with a strong technical background and working familiarity with the chemical processes used in manufacturing operations.
     
    This 4-year program draws together courses from the disciplines of Management and Chemistry to create a science-based entrepreneurship program with a strong hands-on and project orientation. Chemistry is taught from a more applied perspective, and the accompanying laboratory work will focus on more practical approaches.
     
    The Industrial Chemistry course, designed specifically for students enrolled in this program, will expose MAC majors to basic manufacturing processes and operations of chemistry-based industrial concerns, using a combination of lectures and plant visits. Students are also given hands-on experience in the production of a wide range of simple chem-based products, such as paints, essential oils, and food flavorings.
     
    The centerpiece of the program is a sequence of courses that requires students to use market research to identify unfilled product niches in the market, go to the laboratory to design the product that will fill this niche, and then create and execute a business plan to launch and market this new product.
     
    Students who would like to start up their own small-scale manufacturing ventures or work in businesses dealing with chemistry-based products such as pharmaceuticals, processed foods, rubber, personal care products and plastics will benefit from the training provided by this program.

John Gokongwei School of Management

    Department of Leadership and Strategy

  • Master of Science in Sustainability Management

    The Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) hopes to integrate the sustainability perspective into the practice of management, while contributing to the literature of management science in the Philippines.

    The degree can help address a growing need for consultants in sustainability strategies, implementation of sustainability initiatives, and sustainability reporting. It is aligned with Laudato Si’ and the Ateneo vision to be Light in the Lord through the development of professionals with a sustainability perspective.

    It is also possible to market the program together with MEM to show the two sides of environmental management; MSSM takes sustainability into business organizations, while MEM goes into environmental resource management and policy. 

    The graduate of MSSM should be able to demonstrate the following program outcomes: 
    1. To analyze management problems and issues using the perspectives of systems thinking and sustainable development
    2. To develop creative systems and solutions to management concerns, such as the implementation of sustainability vision and strategy, minimization of ecological footprint, development of sustainable organization culture, green marketing, and sustainability reporting
    3. To develop tools and competencies that may be required by new situations and contexts

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