- Local ecological knowledge
- GIS applications for agricultural research prioritization
- Assessment of Philippine extension systems
- Impact assessment of NGOs & POs engaged in deforestation
- Population dynamics, land availability and changing land tenure systems
- Watershed protection and rehabilitation
- Capability Building of Local Government Units, Non-Government Organizations and People's Organizations in Agricultural and Rural Development
- Piloting Alternative Extension Strategies for Capability Building in the Neighboring Communities of LSU
- Agri-Entreprenuership and Functional Education Program for High School Out-of-Youth
- Gender and Development Mainstreaming in Research and Extension
The MS Rural Sociology program seeks to produce highly competent teachers, researchers, planners, policy makers, and development workers committed to transforming communities locally and internationally.
We offer a holistic, transformative, and interdisciplinary program of instruction, research and extension.
Objectives of the MS Program
- Develop high quality human resource needed for agriculture and fishery development;
- Harness the theoretical and analytical skills of students to become highly trained professionals in rural sociology; and,
- Develop and cultivate socio-economic, environmental, cultural, and political awareness among students to make them bearers of positive change in their respective rural communities.
The masteral program provides quality advanced education to graduates of various agricultural fields as well as those with bachelor's degrees in such fields as psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, and other related fields.
Universities/Colleges of Agriculture
Extension agents/field workers of government agencies
Agencies engaged in rural/agricultural/social development
- Program Evaluators
Community organizers of non-government organizations