Silliman University

Introduction

All of the country's top universities would boast of offering quality education. Silliman is no different. But while it joins the ranks of prestigious Philippine universities, it is humbled by a gift of a location that bespeaks of the natural environment's complement to academic learning - one feature that sets Silliman apart from the rest.

Dotted with over 300 acacia trees, the Silliman campus is uniquely embraced in between views of the Cuernos de Negros mountains in its background and the Visayan sea at its frontage. The 62-hectare campus offers patches of greens on where personal relationships are nurtured, spiritual nourishment facilitated, and the concept of quality student life redefined.

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries. Its affiliation with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines as a Protestant university has never been a hindrance to the exercise of religious freedom. Majority of Silliman students are Roman Catholics and a good number are Muslims from Mindanao.

The university is located in the charming city of Dumaguete, dubbed the 'City of Gentle People,' an hour away by plane from Manila and four hours away by boat from Cebu. Silliman thrives in a city where the strip of restaurants offering good food along the boulevard and where everything a student needs is just a stone's throw away. While offering the coveted 'retirement getaway' environment, the city is not left behind by progress. You can find infrastructure developments and businesses sprouting in support of the city's "University Town" concept.

Campus life revolves around the motto Via, Veritas, Vita (of Christ being the Way, the Truth, the Life). It is Silliman's mission to develop the whole person within the Christian context and in a sound environment. Students are expected to put their education to work in service to others - another mark that distinguishes Silliman from other institutions of higher learning.

It is also the conducive residential campus life that sets Silliman University apart from the other leading universities in the Philippines. The 12 regular and cooperative dormitories provide a home away from home for Silliman students who come from outside Dumaguete. In the dormitories, students belong to a family, a part of the bigger Silliman community. Corollary to this sense of community is the "Silliman Spirit" - an atmosphere of personal closeness, warmth, friendship and concern.

Institutional Distinctions

Silliman is one of select higher education institutions in the country granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. The same government agency has also designated Silliman as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education and Teacher Education and a Center of Development in Biology, Information Technology Education and Accountancy.

With support from the United States Agency for International Development, Silliman is a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resource Management. Its community-based coastal resource management program has inspired the recognition of Apo Island off the town of Dauin as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Just like other top universities, Silliman's academic programs undergo regular evaluation by any of three accrediting agencies: Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities-Accrediting Agency, Inc., and the Association of Theological Education in Southeast Asia.

It maintains links on collaborative research and faculty and student exchange with universities in the United States and Asia, on top of strong affiliations with the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) and international development organizations. Its longest running student exchange programs are with three Japanese universities: International Christian University, Ferris University and Shikoku Gakuin University.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Coastal Resource Management

Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams: 6 topics [+]

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams: Total number of topics = 6 Ecosystems Focuses on the different ecosystems, their components and interactions between them, with special emphasis on coastal ecosystems Socio-cultural Perspectives of CRM Principles and Techniques of CRM Elements of Research An introduction of the basic principles of scientific research including techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of data One Topic from Major Subjects One Topic from Electives [-]

Master of Science in Marine Biology

Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams [+]

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams Total number of topics = 6 Elements of Research Theoretical and practical introduction to organized investigations; correct method of gathering pertinent data and evaluations of results. Biological Oceanography Biological systems and processes in the sea; the structure of marine ecosystems and the biological flow of energy and matter under various natural and man-made factors; major emphasis on systems ecology, synecology, population ecology, and physiological ecology. Physical Oceanography Comparative descriptions and physical dynamics of the oceans; theories of energy transmissions and the resultant motions such as currents, waves, and tides; instrumentation in oceanographic investigations. Biological Oceanography Systematics and Evolution Anatomy and Physiology of Marine Animals or Anatomy and Physiology of Marine Plants [-]

MA

Master of Arts in English Major in Creative Writing

Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

Students majoring in Creative Writing may choose to submit creative work (poems or stories; a play or a novel) as their thesis. [+]

Students majoring in Creative Writing may choose to submit creative work (poems or stories; a play or a novel) as their thesis. A substantial critical introduction to such a thesis is generally required. Comprehensive Examination All candidates for the M.A. in English with concentration in literature and creative writing must pass two examinations before they enroll in Thesis Writing. One examination is based on a reading list common to all such programs. The second examination is in the area of concentration. Within English and American Literature, the following may be chosen: The Beginning of English Literature English Literature of the Renaissance Seventeenth Century English Literature Eighteenth Century English Literature Nineteenth Century English Literature American Literature to 1900 English and American Literature of the Twentieth Century [-]

Master of Arts in Psychology Major in Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

The Psychology Department offers the degree Master of Arts in Psychology major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
This program aims to prepare professionals to use their knowledge in the basic science of psychology in their work, whether in industry, school, government, community agencies, or the clinical setting. [+]

The Psychology Department offers the degree Master of Arts in Psychology major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This program aims to prepare professionals to use their knowledge in the basic science of psychology in their work, whether in industry, school, government, community agencies, or the clinical setting. The courses are organized around the theories and principles of human behavior with an emphasis on local culture and practical application. A general admission test is administered and an applicant interview is conducted. Training and work experience are an added advantage. Undergraduate academic credentials are assessed. Applicants are expected to have above average performance in relevant undergraduate courses. [-]

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Dumaguete, 6200 PH