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Postgraduate
Studies
Prospectus
                    Contents

                  MIXED MODE                                    1 - 40
degrees




                  COURSEWORK                                    41 - 72

                  RESEARCH                                      73 - 201


                  MALAYSIA - AT A GLANCE                        203 - 205
introduction




                  USM TOWARDS ‘HUMANIVERSITY’                   206 - 211


                  POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN USM                   212
                            Institute of Postgraduate Studies   213 - 215
                            Student Support Systems             216 - 217
                            Financial Support and Assistance    218 - 222


                  LIFE AS A POSTGRADUATE STUDENT                223 - 226



                  Advisor
editorial board




                    Professor Roshada Hashim


                  Editors
                    Abd. Hamid Majid
                    Aizat Hisham Ahmad
                    Mohamad Zulhaimie Abdul Mutalib
                    Kalpana Ramachandran
                    Ranjetha Pancharam
                    Siti Asma Osman
                                                                          I


MIXED MODE                                                         Page
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (CLINICAL PHARMACY)                           1
DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH                                            2-3
MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION)                                     4
MASTER OF ARTS (HADITH)                                            5
MASTER OF ARTS (LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE)                  6
MASTER OF ARTS (LITERATURE)                                        7
MASTER OF ARTS (MALAY LANGUAGE)                                    8
MASTER OF ARTS (MUSIC PEDAGOGY AND PERFORMANCE)                    9
MASTER OF ARTS (SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY)                           10
MASTER OF ARTS (TRANSLATION STUDIES)                               11
MASTER OF ARTS (VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN)                            12
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMACY STUDIES (EUROPEAN STUDIES)   13

MASTER OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY                           14
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY)           14
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PERIODONTICS)                     14
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PROSTHODONTICS)                   14
MASTER OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY                                     14

MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED GEOPHYSICS)                             15
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING)                           16
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION)                       17
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL ANATOMY)                               18
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE)                               19
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN ENGINEERING)           20
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)                      21
MASTER OF SCIENCE (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE)                 22
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH TOXICOLOGY)                              23
MASTER OF SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TECHNOPRENEURSHIP)       24
MASTER OF SCEINCE (MATERIALS ENGINEERING)                          25
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATHEMATICS)                                    26
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL EDUCATION)                              27
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RESEARCH)                               28
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS)                             29
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ORAL SCIENCE)                                   30
MASTER OF SCIENCE (RADIATION SCIENCE)                              31
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STATISTICS)                                     32
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES)             33
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SUSTAINBLE RIVER MANAGEMENT)                    34
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)                         35
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TRANSFUSION SCIENCE)                            36
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TOURISM DEVELOPMENT)                            37
                                                                                          II


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MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ASIAN STUDIES)                                          38
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT)                         39
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK                                                             40

COURSEWORK
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)                                           41
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION                                                               42
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - GENERAL                                 43
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (E-MBA)                                         44
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MBA-IB)               45
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MBA-SD)               46
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - SERVICE SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING   47
MASTER OF COMMUNICATION (SCREEN STUDIES)                                          48
MASTER OF COMMUNICATION (SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM)                    49
MASTER OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE (ORAL HEALTH)                                        50
MASTER OF COUNSELLING                                                             51
MASTER OF DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH                                                    52
MASTER OF EDUCATION                                                               53
MASTER OF ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT (MEM)                                               54
MASTER OF INSTRUCTIONAL MULTIMEDIA                                                55
MASTER OF MEDICINE (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)                                             56
MASTER OF MEDICINE (TRANSFUSION MEDICINE)                                         57

MASTER OF MEDICINE                                                                58-59
MASTER OF SURGERY                                                                 58-59
MASTER OF PATHOLOGY                                                               58-59
MASTER OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE                                                      58-59
ADVANCED MASTER OF MEDICINE                                                       58-59

MASTER OF PHARMACY (CLINICAL PHARMACY)                                            60
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)                                             61
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH                                                           62
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BUILDING TECHNOLOGY)                                           63
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN ENGINEERING)                          64
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HOUSING)                                                       65
MASTER OF SCIENCE (LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE)                                        66
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSICS)                                               67
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANNING)                                                      68
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PROJECT MANAGEMENT)                                            69
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SOLID STATE PHYSICS)                                           70
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORTS SCIENCE)                                                71
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS)                                       72
                                                                                             III


RESEARCH                                                                                Page
MASTER OF ARTS (ACCOUNTING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                    73
MASTER OF ARTS (ARCHAEOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                   74
MASTER OF ARTS (CIVILISATION STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                          75
MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                 76-77
MASTER OF ARTS (DRAMA AND THEATER) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                             78
MASTER OF ARTS (EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                     79-80
MASTER OF ARTS (EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        81
MASTER OF ARTS (ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      82
MASTER OF ARTS (ENGLISH LITERATURE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                            83
MASTER OF ARTS (FINANCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                       84
MASTER OF ARTS (FINE ARTS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                     85
MASTER OF ARTS (GEOGRAPHY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                     86
MASTER OF ARTS (HISTORY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                       87
MASTER OF ARTS (INTERPRETATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                88
MASTER OF ARTS (ISLAMIC STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                               89
MASTER OF ARTS (LANGUAGE STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                              90
MASTER OF ARTS (LINGUSTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                    91
MASTER OF ARTS (LITERATURE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                    92
MASTER OF ARTS (MALAY LANGUAGE STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        93
MASTER OF ARTS (MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                    94-95
MASTER OF ARTS (MUSIC) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                         96
MASTER OF ARTS (PHILOSOPHY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                    97
MASTER OF ARTS (TRANSLATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                   98
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                 99-100
MASTER OF SCIENCE (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      101
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ANATOMY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                    102
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         103
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED PARASITOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       104
MASTER OF SCIENCE (AQUATIC BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                            105
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ARCHITECTURE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                               106
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOMEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                107-108
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIORESOURCE, PAPER & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY   109
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOTECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                              110
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BOTANY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                     111
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BUILDING TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        112
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       113-114
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         115
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                  116
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CIVIL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                          117-118
                                                                                            IV


RESEARCH                                                                             Page
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL PHARMACY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       119

MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                            120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY            120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FAMILY HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                           120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMAGING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       120-124
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       120-124

MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMMUNITY MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      125-126
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        127-128
MASTER OF SCIENCE (DENTISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                               129-130
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY   131
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY)and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                    132
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                   133
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                134
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FOOD TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         135
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FORENSIC SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        136
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         137
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                138
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HOUSING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                 139
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HUMAN GENETICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                          140-141
MASTER OF SCIENCE (INTERIOR DESIGN) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         142
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MARINE SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                          143
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATERIALS ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                   144
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATHEMATICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                             145
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                  146
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                       147
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      148-149
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                    150
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                    151
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         152
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      153
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                154
                                                                                           V


RESEARCH                                                                             Page
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MICROBIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                            155
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MINERAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY           156
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      157
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NEUROSCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                           158-159
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NUCLEAR MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        160
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NURSING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                 161
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NUTRITIONAL HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      162
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NURITION MEDICAL) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        163
MASTER OF SCIENCE (OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY          164
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                               165-166
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                            167-169
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                170
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY               171
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                172-173
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANNING STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        174
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANT PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                         175
MASTER OF SCIENCE (POLYMER ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                     176
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                              177
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                 178-179
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PROJECT MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      180
MASTER OF SCIENCE (QUANTITY SURVEYING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      181
MASTER OF SCIENCE (RECONSTRUCTIVE SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                  182
MASTER OF SCIENCE (RIVER AND URBAN DRAINAGE MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY     183
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY      184-185
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORT SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                           186
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                              187-188
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ZOOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                                 189
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY           190-191
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT)                       192
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ECONOMICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        193-194
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (GENDER STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                   195
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY   196
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (POLITICAL SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                197-198
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                        199
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (SOCIAL WORK) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY                      200
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY - GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS                                   201
 Mixed Mode                                                                                            1


Degree Offered:
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (CLINICAL PHARMACY)

Theory Courses
- Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice            Admission Requirements
- Advanced Clinical Pharmacokinetics             Applicants should possess the following:
- Advanced Pharmacoinformatics                   • A degree in MPharm (CGPA>3.00) from
- Primary Care Pharmacy                            Universiti Sains Malaysia or an equivalent degree
- Advanced Public Health Pharmacy                  in Pharmacy from a recognised university.
- Clinical Nutrition
- Clinical Toxicology                            Language Requirement
- Advanced Pharmacoeconomics                     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Good Clinical Practice                         • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Advanced Study Design and Biostatistics          (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Clerkship Courses                                  English Language Testing System), or
- Advance Pharmacoinformatics                    • University Intensive English Course
- Geriatric Pharmacy                               Level 4 (min Grade B).
- Hospital Pharmacy                              • Results must be attached with
- Cardiology Pharmacy                              the application form.
- Good Clinical Practice
- Paediatric Pharmacy                            Duration
- Infectious Diseases Pharmacy                   Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Toxicology Pharmacy
- Community Pharmacy                             Tuition and Examination Fees
- Oncology Pharmacy                              Malaysian       RM45,490.00
- Public Health Pharmacy                         International   RM70,320.00
- Psychiatry Pharmacy
- Nephrology Pharmacy
- Intensive Care Pharmacy

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  www.pha.usm.my/pharmacy
 Mixed Mode                                                                                                           2


Degree Offered:
DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The course aims to produce competent medical officer in the      Major: Environmental & Occupational Health
three specialized field of Family Health, Environmental &        Semester I (12 units)
Occupational Health and Epidemiology. Graduated candidates       - Public Health Epidemiology
in this programme will provide professional healthcare service   - Multivariable Analysis
to community and conduct research in public healthcare in        - Health Policy and Ethics
the related fields mentioned.                                    - Environmental Epidemiology and Sustainability
                                                                 - Occupational Safety & Health Laws,
Major: Family Health                                               Agencies and Management
Semester I (13 units)
- Public Health Epidemiology                                      Semester II (13 units)
- Multivariable Analysis                                         - Principles of Environmental Health Sanitation,
- Health Policy and Ethics                                         Engineering and Management
- Maternal and Perinatal Health                                  - Occupation Epidemiology, Statistics and
- Women’s Health                                                   Information Technology
                                                                 - Food Safety and Air Quality
Semester II (12 units)                                           - Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Workplace
- Adolescent Health                                                Environmental Issues
- Men’s Health                                                   - Environment Health Assessment, Related Legislations
- Geriatric Health                                                 and Health Issues
- Child Health                                                   - Occupational Safety & Health Service Implementation
- Community Nutrition                                            - Preventive and Curative

Semester III to IV (Year 2 and Year 3) (65 units)                Semester III to IV (Year 2 and Year 3) (65 units)
- Professional Posting                                           - Professional Posting
- Research Project and Dissertation                              - Research Project and Dissertation




                                                                                                             (continued)
 Mixed Mode                                                                                                3


Degree Offered:
DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Major: Epidemiology
Semester I (14 units)                                   Admission Requirements
- Public Health Epidemiology                            Applicants should possess the following:
- Multivariable Analysis                                • Master of Public Health with CGPA 3.0 and
- Health Policy and Ethics                                above
- Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases     or
- Prevention and Control of Comminicable Diseases       • Master of Community Medicine

Semester II (11 units)                                  Language Requirement
- Advanced Numerical Data Analysis                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Advanced Categorical Data Analysis                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Clinical Epidemlogy                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Critical Appraisal                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Special Issues in Epidemiology                          English Language Testing System);

Semester III to IV (Year 2 and Year 3) (65 units)       Duration
- Professional Posting                                  Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Research Project and Dissertation
                                                        Tuition and Examination Fees
  Expertise available in the following School:          Malaysian       RM47,590.00
  School of Medical Sciences                            International   RM73,460.00
  www.medic.usm.my
 Mixed Mode                                                                                                             4


Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION)

The programme is broad based to meet the needs of a wide
range of candidates. It emphasises communication theory and       Admission Requirements
research and their applications to communication policy and       Applicants should possess the following:
practices. It provides students with the opportunity to develop   • A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
sound understanding of major communication theories and           • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
research specifically in the study of journalism, communication   • Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
and societal issues, technology and culture.                        higher learning including those awarded under
                                                                    any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
Course Structure                                                    or foreign partners must be accredited by the
Students are required to complete 40 units comprising three         Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
core courses and a dissertation:                                  • Malaysian applicants should obtain at least
                                                                    a credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or
Core Courses (12 units)                                             its equivalent.
- Advanced Communication Theory
- Quantitative Communication Research Methods                     Language Requirement
- Qualitative Communication Research Methods                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                                  • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
Dissertation (28 units)                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
Candidates are required to conduct a research in a                • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
communication-related area under the supervision of an              English Language Testing System); or
academic staff and write a dissertation.                          • Passed the USM’s Intensive English Course Level
                                                                    Three.
  Expertise available in the following School:                    • Results must be attached with the application
  School of Communication                                           form.
  www.usm.my/comn
                                                                  Duration
                                                                  Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                                  Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                  Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                                  International   RM18,410.00
 Mixed Mode                                                                                              5


Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (HADITH)

Course Structure
This programme consists of 20 units of coursework   Admission Requirements
and 24 units of dissertation.                       Applicants should possess the following:
- Science of the Hadith                             • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Critical Analysis on Hadith’s Text                  in related areas.
- Methodology of Muhaddithin                        • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Study on Sources and Status of Hadith               higher learning including those awarded under
- The Narrators of Hadith                             any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Dissertation                                        or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                      Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Humanities                              Language Requirement
  www.hum.usm.my                                    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                      English Language Testing System)
                                                    • Results must be attached with the application
                                                      form.

                                                    Duration
                                                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                    Malaysian       RM11,560.00
                                                    International   RM19,750.00
 Mixed Mode                                                                                             6


Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework   Admission Requirements
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation           Applicants should possess the following:
- Research Methods in Language Studies             • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Linguistic Studies                                 in related areas.
- Graduate Seminars                                • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Psychology and Sociology of Language               higher learning including those awarded under
- Perspectives in English Language Studies:          any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
   Literacy and Literature                           or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Dissertation                                       Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

  Expertise available in the following School:     Language Requirement
  School of Humanities                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  www.hum.usm.my                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                     English Language Testing System),
                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                     form.

                                                   Duration
                                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                   Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                   International   RM18,410.00
 Mixed Mode                                                                                                        7


Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (LITERATURE)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework              Admission Requirements
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Contemporary Theory and Literary Criticism                  • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Research Methods in Literature                                in related areas.
- Seminar on Nusantara Literature                             • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Cross-cultural Seminar on Southeast Asian Literature          higher learning including those awarded under
- Comparative Seminar on The Great Works of Asia and Europe     any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                                or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  Expertise available in the following School:                  Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  School of Humanities
  www.hum.usm.my                                              Language Requirement
                                                              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                              • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                English Language Testing System)
                                                              • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                form.

                                                              Duration
                                                              Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                              Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                              Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                              Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                              International   RM18,410.00
 Mixed Mode                                                                                              8


Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (MALAY LANGUAGE)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework    Admission Requirements
(6 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.           Applicants should possess the following:
- Advanced Malay Phonetics and Phonology            • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Malay Sociology and Communication                   in related areas.
- The Theories and Method of Linguistics Research   • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Advanced Malay Syntax and Morphology                higher learning including those awarded under
- Advanced Malay Semantics and Discourse              any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Current Issues in Malay Language                    or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Dissertation                                        Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

  Expertise available in the following School:      Duration
  School of Humanities                              Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  www.hum.usm.my                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                    Malaysian       RM11,560.00
                                                    International   RM19,750.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (MUSIC PEDAGOGY AND PERFORMANCE)

Course Structure
Core Courses                                       Admission Requirements
- Music Pedagogy and Performance Practice          Applicants should possess the following:
- Traditional and Contemporary Applied Studio      • A Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent.
- Research Methods and Music Technology            • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Graduate Thesis                                  • To attend a pre-admission interview before
                                                     the final selection.
Elective Courses                                   • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Traditional and Contemporary Pedagogy Seminars     of higher learning including those awarded under
- Music Pedagogy and Performance Seminars            any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                     or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  Expertise available in the following School:       Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  School of The Art
  www.usm.my/art/                                  Language Requirement
                                                   • International applicants are required to have
                                                     a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                     English as a Foreign Language)
                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                   • Result must be attached with the application
                                                     form.

                                                   Duration
                                                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters

                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                   Malaysian       RM13,940.00
                                                   International   RM23,210.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY)

Course Structure
This programme consists of 20 units of coursework          Admission Requirements
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.                  Applicants should possess the following:
- Theory and Research Methods in History                   • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Political History of Malaysia                              in related areas.
- Socio-Economic History of Malaysia                       • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Twentieth Century Southeast Asian History                  higher learning including those awarded under
- Asian History: Intellectuals and the Current of Change     any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Southeast Asia in International History                    or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Dissertation                                               Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

  Expertise available in the following School:             Language Requirement
  School of Humanities                                     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  www.hum.usm.my                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Results must be attached with the application
                                                             form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                           Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                           Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                           International   RM18,410.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (TRANSLATION STUDIES)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 20 units of coursework   Admission Requirements
(5 courses) and 20 units of dissertation.          Applicants should possess the following:
- Advanced Theories of Translation                 • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Advanced Principles and Methods of Translation     in related areas.
- Graduate Seminar: Issues in Translation          • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Career and Translation                             higher learning including those awarded under
- Literary Texts and Translation or Scientific       any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
   and Technical Texts and Translation               or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Dissertation                                       Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

  Expertise available in the following School:     Language Requirement
  School of Humanities                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  www.hum.usm.my                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                     form.

                                                   Duration
                                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                   Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                   International   RM18,410.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN)

Course Structures
Core Courses                                     Admission Requirements
- Art and Design Theory                          Applicants should possess the following:
- Issues in Southeast Asian and International    • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Visual Arts,
  Visual Art and Design                            or Design Studies or equiralent
- Research Methodology in Studio Practice        • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Graduate Seminars                              • To attend a pre-admission interview before
- Coursework Thesis                                the final selection.
                                                 • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
Elective Courses                                   of higher learning including those awarded under
- Convergence of Art, Science and Technology       any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Professional Practice                            or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of The Art                              Language Requirement
  www.usm.my/art/                                • International applicants are required to have a
                                                   minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
                                                   as a Foreign Language)
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Result must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                 Malaysian       RM13,940.00
                                                 International   RM23,210.00
 Mixed Mode                                                                                                         13


Degree Offered:
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMACY STUDIES (EUROPEAN STUDIES)

This is one of the two areas of specialisation offered under
the International Studies Programme of the School of Social        Admission Requirements
Sciences, the other area of specialisation being Asian Studies.    Applicants should possess the following:
This course recognises the growing role of Europe, and             • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with
especially the European Union, in the international political        CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
and economic arena. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted        • Proven competence in English.
to give students a thorough understanding of the European          • May be called for an interview if necessary.
Union and its unique and complex set of institutions and
policies. This is the only Master's level degree in European       Duration
studies in the country.                                            Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters

As with its Asian Studies counterpart, a research methodology      Tuition and Examination Fees
course combined with a dissertation, forms a crucial component     Malaysian       RM11,560.00
of the training.                                                   International   RM19,750.00

The programme not only aims to equip graduates with a
thorough grounding in traditional international studies but will
also expose them to current and in-depth knowledge of the
policies and institutions that characterise the European Union.

Compulsory Courses (44 units)
- International Relations and Diplomacy
- International Political Economy
- Fundamental Aspects of European Union Law
- Politics and Decision Making in the European Union
- European Economic Integration
- Policies of the European Union
- External Relations of the European Union
- Independent Studies
- Research Methodology
- Dissertation

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY)
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PERIODONTICS)
MASTER OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PROSTHODONTICS)
MASTER OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Course Structure
The courses are partly based on the Royal Australasian College    Admission Requirements
of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) curriculum where students will        Applicants should possess the following:
have to pass the FRACDS Primary and Final Examinations in         • Have a Bachelor's degree in Dentistry
Year 1 and Year 3 respectively to progress. Students will also      (BDS, DDS or equivalent degree).
have to pass the Final Examination of the Master's programme      • Have a minimum of three year's post-registration
in Year 4 before graduating. Graduates will obtain both the         experience in dentistry, either in the Ministry
FRACDS and Master of Restorative Dentistry (MResDent) or            of Health (MOH) or other institutions recognised
Master of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MOMF Surg) or             by the University's Senate.
Master of Paediatric Dentistry (MPaedDent) upon completion        • Obtain a minimum credit in Bahasa Malaysia in
of the programme.                                                   SPM (for Malaysian citizens) or equivalent
                                                                    examination.
Phase I, Year 1                                                   • Pass the assessment for admission, which
Basic Medical and Dental Sciences, Research Methodology,            has been decided by the school and
Biostatistics and Clinical Practice Assessment: Continuous          Ministry of Health.
assessment and FRACDS Primary Examination                         • Have good physical and mental health.

Phase II, Year 2                                                  Language Requirement
Research project, Clinical Training                               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Assessment: Continuous assessment                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                    (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Phase III, Year 3 & 4                                             • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Hospital residency training, specialist training submission and     English Language Testing System)
dissertation defence
Assessment:                                                       Duration
Year 3 Continuous assessment and FRACDS Final Examination         Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
Year 4 Continuous assessment and Final Examination
                                                                  Tuition Examination Fees (Per Year)
  Expertise available in the following School:                    Malaysian        RM40,000.00
  School of Dental Sciences                                       International    RM60,000.00
  www.dental.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED GEOPHYSICS)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following four     Admission Requirements
core courses, three elective courses and one dissertation.   Applicants should possess the following:
                                                             • BSc (Hons) in Geophysics / Geology or equivalent
Semester I                                                     with minimum CGPA of 2.75.
- Potential Field Exploration Methods (core - 4 units)       • BSc in Geophysics / Geology or equivalent with
- Seismic Interpretation (core - 4 units)                      minimum CGPA of 2.5 and more than two years
- Geoenvironmental Issues (elective - 2 units)                 of working experience in a relevant field.
- Formation Evaluation (core - 4 units)
- Remote Sensing Applications (core - 4 units)               Duration
- Engineering Geoscience (elective - 2 units)                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Petroleum Geoscience (elective - 2 units)                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

Semester II                                                  Tuition and Examination Fees
- Dissertation - (20 units)                                  Malaysian       RM10,940.00
                                                             International   RM18,810.00
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Physics
  www.usm.my/phy
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING)

Course Structure
Core Courses (12 units)                             Admission Requirements
- Advanced Separation Processes                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Safety Engineering and Environmental Management   • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
- Product Design and Development                      with minimum CGPA of 2.75 (Second Class
                                                      Honours [Upper Division]) or equivalent.
Elective Courses (8 units)
- Industrial Catalysis and Reactor Engineering      Language Requirement
- Model Based Process Control                       (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Downstream Processing of Biochemical              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  and Pharmaceutical Products                         (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
                                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Research Project (20 units)                           English Language Testing System)
- Research Methodology and Skills
- Research Article Write-up and Submission          Duration
- Research Project (Thesis and Oral Examination     Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  or viva voce)
                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
  Expertise available in the following School:      Malaysian       RM11,060.00
  School of Chemical Engineering                    International   RM18,810.00
  http://chemical.eng.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION)

Courses
- Quality Control in Chemistry                        Admission Requirements
- Atomic Spectroscopy                                 Applicants should possess the following:
- Molecular Spectroscopy                              • A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or related
- Electrochemical Methods                               degree from a recognised university.
- Separation Methods                                  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Surface and Thermal Analysis                        • A CGPA between 2.5 - 2.75 and at least
- Environmental Pollution and Monitoring Techniques     one year's working experience.

Course Structure                                      Language Requirement
Coursework - 20 units                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Dissertation - 20 units                               • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                        (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  Expertise available in the following School:        • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
  School of Chemical Sciences                           English Language Testing System), or
  www.usm.my/chem                                     • Results must be attached with the application
                                                        form.

                                                      Duration
                                                      Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                      Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                      Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                      Malaysian       RM10,940.00
                                                      International   RM18,810.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL ANATOMY)

The main objective is to train graduates to become specialists
in anatomy, qualified to train undergraduate and postgraduate     Admission Requirements
students, and to pursue advanced research work. The               Applicants should possess the following:
programme consists of four semesters. The first two semesters     • A MBBS/MD/BDS degree from a recognised
consist of basic training in the form of lectures, practicals,      university.
demonstrations and seminars. Research work and a dissertation
are to be carried out during the last two semesters. The course   Language Requirement
covers various anatomy subjects as mentioned in the course        (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
curriculum. Candidates would also be exposed to clinical          • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
anatomy in operating theatres and possibly in wards and             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
clinics when they are posted to clinical departments such as      • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
General Surgery/Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,           English Language Testing System)
Opthalmology, Otorhinolarnygology and Reconstructive Surgery.     • Results must be attached with the application
This is the special difference from similar courses conducted       form.
by other universities.
                                                                  Duration
Course Curriculum                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Semester I (11 units)
Major Module                                                      Tuition and Examination Fees
- Gross and Clinical Anatomy                                      Malaysian        RM16,740.00
- Cell Biology                                                    International    RM27,410.00

Minor Module
- Comparative Anatomy

Semester II (9 units)
Major Module
- Neuroanatomy-Descriptive and Clinical
  Development Anatomy

Minor Module
- Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Semester III and IV
- Research Work and Dissertation

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Medical Sciences
  www.medic.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE)

Course Structure
This programme consists of two specialization areas:            Admission Requirements
A. Information and Knowledge Engineering                        Applicants should possess the following:
B. Distributed Computing and Networks                           • A BSc Computer Science/Information
                                                                  Technology degree or equivalent.
Each candidate is required to take a dissertation, two core     • A Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering
courses and three elective courses (at least two courses must     /Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering
be within a specialization area) as follows:                      (60% of the core component must be Computer
Core Courses (8 units)                                            Science related).
- Research and Empirical Methods in Computer Science            • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Advanced Algorithms and Complexity                            • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
                                                                  of higher learning, including those awarded
Elective Courses (12 units)                                       under any collaborative/franchising schemes
A. Information and Knowledge Engineering:                         with local or foreign partners must be accredited
- Evolutionary Computing                                          by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Language Engineering
- Computer Vision and Image Analysis                            Language Requirement
- Envisioning Information                                       For International Applicants:
                                                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
B. Distributed Computing and Networks:                            (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- Advanced Distributed Systems Concepts and Design              • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Advance Data Communications and Computer Networks               English Language Testing System)
- Computer Security and Cryptography                            For Malaysian Applicants:
- Parallel Computing Architectures and Algorithms               • A minimum score of band 4 in MUET (Malaysian
                                                                  University English Test)
Dissertation (20 units)                                         • Results must be attached with the application
- Dissertation                                                    form.

  Expertise available in the following School:                  Duration
  School of Computer Sciences                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  www.cs.usm.my
                                                                Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                Malaysian       RM11,060.00
                                                                International   RM18,810.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEERING)

This programme exposes candidates to up-to-date theoretical
and practical aspects of Electronic System Design as well as        Admission Requirements
advanced computing technologies and their applications.             Applicants should possess the following:
Candidates will also be trained with the capability of addressing   • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Electrical
engineering related problems of the industry.                         and Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
                                                                    • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent
Course Structure                                                    • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
Core Courses                                                          of higher learning including those awarded under
- Analogue Circuit Design                                             any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Advanced Digital Signal and Image Processing                        or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Embedded Microprocessor Systems                                     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Project/Dissertation                                              • Working experiences related to the field.

Elective Courses                                                    Language Requirement
- Advanced Control Systems                                          (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Industrial Power Electronics                                      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Hardware and Software Co-Design                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Communication Circuits and Systems                                  a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Microwave Circuit Design                                            English Language Testing System); or
- Advance Electromagnetic and Waves Theory                          • Passed the USM’s Intensive English Course
- Computer and Data Communication Networks                            Level III with C+ or better
- Intelligent Systems                                               • Obtained Malaysia University English Test
                                                                      (MUET) Band 3 or better
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering                     Duration
  www.ee.eng.usm.my                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

                                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                    Malaysian       RM9,140.00
                                                                    International   RM16,010.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)

The programme requires candidates to complete 40 units.
The curriculum is divided into 2 components.                     Admission Requirements
- Coursework                                                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Research                                                       • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
                                                                 • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
Core Courses                                                     • A good command of English
- Water Supply Engineering
- Wastewater Engineering                                         Note: The programme will be offered subjected
- Solid and Hazardous Waste Management                                 to a minimum of five (5) student enrolments.
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Dissertation                                                   Duration
                                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Elective Courses
- Air and Noise Pollution Control                                Tuition and Examination Fees
- Sustainable Drainage System                                    Malaysian       RM11,060.00
                                                                 International   RM18,810.00
Research Component
The research component requires candidates to select a
research topic and carry out an intensive research study under
the supervision of a lecturer.

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Civil Engineering
  www.civil.eng.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE)

Course Structure
This programme consists of 20 units coursework and 20 units   Admission Requirements
of dissertation.                                              Applicants should possess the following:
- Research Methods and Geographic Database Management         • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75
- Geographic Information Science in                             in related areas.
   Business and Services Planning                             • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Geographic Information Science in                             higher learning including those awarded under
   Resource and Disaster Management                             any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Geographic Information Science in Social and                  or foreign partners must be accredited by the
   Public Policy Planning                                       Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Geographic Information Systems
- Locational and Spatial Analysis                             Language Requirement
- Digital Remote Sensing                                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Dissertation                                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  Expertise available in the following School:                • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
  School of Humanities                                          English Language Testing System)
  www.hum.usm.my                                              • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                form.

                                                              Duration
                                                              Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                              Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                              Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                              Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                              International   RM18,410.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH TOXICOLOGY)

This course attempts to produce Scientists in Health
Toxicology. The students will graduate with Master of Science      Admission Requirements
- Health Toxicology. Graduates from this programme will be         Applicants should possess the following:
able to function more effectively in the Health Toxicology         • A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
Department.                                                          equivalent degree from a recognised institution.

The course consists of three semesters comprising lectures,        Language Requirement
seminars, tutorials and practicals. Students will be required      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
to do a research project related to the chosen field of interest   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
in the second semester culminating in a research dissertation.       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Course Structure                                                     English Language Testing System)
Semester I
- Professional and Research Skills                                 Duration
- Environmental and Occupational Toxicology                        Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Clerkship (Poison Control)
                                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees
Semester II                                                        Malaysian       RM13,940.00
- Clinical Toxicology                                              International   RM23,210.00
- Concepts in the Management of Hazmat Incidences
- Clerkship (Clinical Toxicology)
- Research Project

Semester III
- Research Project

  Expertise available in the following Institute:
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TECHNOPRENEURSHIP)

Course Structure
The main objective of this programme is to encourage life-        Admission Requirements
long learning at the postgraduate levels among the knowledge      Applicants should possess the following:
workers in both the public and private sectors. The courses       • A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent (such as
will focus on the exploitation and creation of new technologies     postgraduate diploma) in the following
in research, business and commercial sectors. The graduates         disciplines: Computer Science/Information
are expected to leverage the knowledge they have learned to         Technology/Engineering/Physical Science
re-position their respective organisations to a more                and Management or related areas.
internationally competitive level. They are also encouraged       • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
to further their postgraduate studies to the doctorate level.       of higher learning, including those awarded
                                                                    under any collaborative/franchising schemes
Core Courses (20 units)                                             with local or foreign partners must be accredited
Select one course (depending on the entry qualification) from:      by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
- Business Organisation and Environments
- Platform Technologies and Programming                           Language Requirement
                                                                  For International Applicants:
Plus all four courses below:                                      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Cyber-Marketing                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
- Financial Planning and Management                               • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- ICT Project Management and Research Method                        English Language Testing System)
- Technopreneurship and Business Development                      For Malaysian Applicants:
                                                                  • A minimum score of band 4 in MUET (Malaysian
Dissertation (20 units)                                             University English Test)
                                                                  • Results must be attached with the application
  Expertise available in the following School:                      form.
  School of Computer Sciences
  www.cs.usm.my                                                   Duration
                                                                  Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                                  Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                  Malaysian       RM11,060.00
                                                                  International   RM18,810.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATERIALS ENGINEERING)

Synopsis
The main thrust areas of this programme are in                   Admission Requirements
advanced ceramics, metallurgy, polymers, heat treatment,         Applicants should possess the following:
materials protection, advanced composites and semiconductor      • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
materials. A short research project within these areas can be    • A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences
chosen and tailored to the specific needs of candidates and/or   • Extensive working experience in related fields.
industry.
                                                                 Language Requirement
Programme Duration and Structure                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
The programme is offered on a full time basis (minimum one       • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
calendar year). The choice of taught courses can be tailored       (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
to the needs of the prospective candidates. For the award of     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
the Master’s degree, a candidate has to accumulate 40 units        English Language Testing System)
(including Research Project Laboratory work) and pass each
course registered with a minimum grade C+.                       Duration
                                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Course Structure
Core Courses                                                     Tuition and Examination Fees
- Materials Characterisation Techniques                          Malaysian       RM11,060.00
- Phase Diagrams and Equilibra                                   International   RM18,810.00
- Quality Management
- Materials Laboratory
- Research Project

Elective Courses
- Industrial Heat Treatment
- Corrosion and Protection
- Ceramic Processing
- Composite Materials
- Electronic Materials and Optical Devices
- Electronic Packaging

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering
  www.material.eng.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATHEMATICS)

Coursework Component
Candidates must take and obtain a good pass in all five courses   Admission Requirements
offered:                                                          Applicants should possess the following:
- Computational Linear Algebra and Function Approximation         • A Bachelor's degree majoring in Mathematics
- Numerical Methods for Differential Equations                      or related discipline .
- Mathematical Modelling                                          • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Computational Mathematics
- Curve and Surface Methods for Computer Aided                    Language Requirement
  Geometric Design (CAGD)                                         (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                                  • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
Research Component                                                  (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
A candidate will undertake research under the guidance of a       • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
supervisor on a chosen topic and submit a dissertation upon         English Language Testing System), or
completion of the research.                                       • Pass the USM's Intensive English Course
                                                                    Level IV.
The award of the degree is subject to obtaining good passes       • Results must be attached with the application
in all the courses and the successful completion of the             form.
dissertation, which will be examined by the examiners.
                                                                  Duration
  Expertise available in the following School:                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  School of Mathematical Sciences                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
  www.mat.usm.my/math
                                                                  Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                  Malaysian        RM10,940.00
                                                                  International    RM18,810.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL EDUCATION)

The course aims to contribute to the establishment of a pool        Elective Subjects
of medical educationists who will be advising medical               - Educational Psychology
professionals and evaluating medical and allied health              - Mentoring and Student Counselling
programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as          - Introduction to Bioethics, Communication Skills,
well as increasing candidates' knowledge, skills and attitudes        Medical Law
regarding medical education so as to increase their effectiveness
as teachers or trainers in their respective institutions.           Semester III & IV (20 units)
                                                                    Research Project
It is also hoped that this programme will prepare potential
candidates to carry out further responsibilities as academicians      Expertise available in the following School:
and do research, publish articles, as well as undertake academic      School of Medical Sciences
administration and management.                                        www.medic.usm.my

The course consists of 4 semesters. In the first 2 semesters,
candidates will be full-time students undergoing coursework.           Admission Requirements
A research project will be carried out in the third and fourth         Applicants should possess the following:
semesters in the candidate's individual home institutions.             • A first degree in Medicine/Dentistry/Allied Health
                                                                         (e.g. MD, MBBS, MBBCh, BSc Dentistry/BSc
Programme Structure                                                      Nursing) or other relevant degrees.
Semester I (10 units)                                                  • Foreign candidates are required to enroll
Core Subjects                                                            and pass a Bahasa Malaysia course while
- Introduction to Medical and Health Profession                          doing this programme.
  Education                                                            • Applicants may be required to attend
- Principles of Teaching and Learning in Medicine                        an interview or a pretest.
- Student Assessment in Medical Schools                                • Applicants are also required, from time to time
- Programme Evaluation and Planned Change                                to fulfil other requirements of the university.

Elective Subjects                                                      Language Requirement
- Curriculum Planning and Development in Medical Schools               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Trends in Educational Approaches for Medical and                     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  Health Sciences                                                        (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                       • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Semester II (10 units)                                                   English Language Testing System)
- Organisation and Management                                          • Results must be attached with the application
- Educational Research Methods and Design in Medical                     form.
  and Health Sciences
- Development of Professional Skills in Medicine                       Duration
  (Leadership and Faculty Development)                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Learning Environments and Microteaching Skills
  in Medical Education                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                       Malaysian        RM11,060.00
                                                                       International    RM18,810.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RESEARCH)

This course attempts to provide “cross fertilisation”
perspectives in medical research with emphasis on dynamism      Admission Requirements
and an integrative approach.                                    Applicants should possess the following:
                                                                • A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
The course consists of two semesters of teaching comprising       equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
of lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory-based hands-
on practical work. Students will be required to do a research   Language Requirement
project related to the chosen field of interest in the second   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
semester culminating in a research dissertation.                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                  (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Course Structure                                                • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Semester I                                                        English Language Testing System)
- Professional and Research Skills
- Genomics and Medicine                                         Duration
- Techniques in Pathology                                       Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Proteomics and Medicine
- Research Project                                              Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                Malaysian       RM13,940.00
Semester II                                                     International   RM23,210.00
- Therapeutic Products and Practices
- Clinical Techniques
- Medical Laboratory Management
- Research Project

Semester III
- Research Project

  Expertise available in the following Institute:
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS)

The programme aims to provide knowledge and skills in the
application of statistical methods to the design and analysis    Admission Requirements
of health related research data. The course is designed to       Applicants should possess the following:
produce graduates in Medical Statistics with a strong capacity   • A MBBS/MD/BDS/BVS/BSc degree from
to work effectively as key members of a collaborative team         a recognised university or any other relevant
to investigate health related problems. Successful graduates       qualifications. However, an applicant who does
are expected to have a career as medical statisticians in          not have the above qualifications can be
academic institutions, research institutes or pharmaceutical       considered for admission if he/she possesses
industries.                                                        suitable research experience in the relevant
                                                                   field.
Course Structure
Semester I (10 units)                                            Language Requirement
- Basic Statistics                                               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Intermediate Statistics                                        • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Principles of Epidemiology                                       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Semester II (10 units)                                             English Language Testing System)
- Critical Appraisal                                             • Results must be attached with the application
- Clinical Epidemiology                                            form.
- Research Methodology and
  Protocol Development                                           Duration
- Advanced Statistics                                            Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters

Semester III & IV (20 units)                                     Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
- Research Project and Dissertation                              Malaysian        RM11,060.00
                                                                 International    RM18,810.00
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Medical Sciences
  www.medic.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ORAL SCIENCE)

This course attempts to produce Scientists in Oral Science.
It is a one year course and students will graduate with Master   Admission Requirements
of Science - Oral Science. Graduates from this programme         Applicants should possess the following:
will be able to function more effectively in the Oral Science    • A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
field. Graduates in this programme will be able to perform         equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
research and development in the areas of oral sciences as
well as general health sciences. Students will be required to    Language Requirement
do research project related to the chosen field of interest in   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
the second semester culminating in a research dissertation.      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Course Structure                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Semester I                                                         English Language Testing System)
- Professional and Research Skills
- Cell Biology                                                   Duration
- Craniofacial Function and Development                          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Structure and Function of The Oral Cavity
                                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
Semester II                                                      Malaysian       RM13,940.00
- Mechanisms of Disease and Oncogenesis                          International   RM23,210.00
- Host and Environment
- Dental Biomaterials and Biotechnology
- Research Project

Semester III
- Research Project

  Expertise available in the following Institute:
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (RADIATION SCIENCE)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following four   Admission Requirements
core courses, one practical course and dissertation.       Applicants should possess the following:
                                                           • BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent with
Semester I                                                   minimum CGPA 2.75.
- Radiation Protection I (Core - 4 units)
- Radiation Protection II (Core - 4 units)                 Duration
- Radiation Physics (Core - 4 units)                       Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Dosimetry and Radiation Protection (Core - 4 units)      Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
- Practical (Core - 4 units)
                                                           Tuition and Examination Fees
Semester II                                                Malaysian       RM9,140.00
- Dissertation (20 units)                                  International   RM16,010.00

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Physics
  www.usm.my/phy
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STATISTICS)

Coursework Component
Candidates must take and obtain a good pass in all five courses   Admission Requirements
offered.                                                          Applicants should possess the following:
- Statistical Inference                                           • A Bachelor's degree majoring in Statistics
- Stochastic Processes                                              or related discipline.
- Categorical Data Analysis                                       • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Statistical Reliability
- Linear Models                                                   Language Requirement
                                                                  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Research Component                                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
A candidate will undertake research under the guidance of a         (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
supervisor on a chosen topic and submit a dissertation upon       • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
completion of the research.                                         English Language Testing System), or
                                                                  • Pass the USM's Intensive English Course
The award of the degree is subject to obtaining good passes         Level IV.
in all the courses and the successful completion of the           • Results must be attached with the application
dissertation, which will be examined by the examiners.              form.

  Expertise available in the following School:                    Duration
  School of Mathematical Sciences                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  www.mat.usm.my/math                                             Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                                  Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                  Malaysian        RM10,940.00
                                                                  International    RM18,810.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES)

Course Structure
This programme consists of 12 units of coursework and 28   Admission Requirements
units of dissertation.                                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Selected Topics on Sustainable Cities and Communities    • A Bachelor's degree CGPA of ³ 2.75 (Hons) in
- Sustainable Cities and Communities                         related areas.
- Communities in Urban Management                          • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Research Methods                                           higher learning including those awarded under
- Dissertation                                               any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                             or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  Expertise available in the following School:               Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  School of Humanities
  www.hum.usm.my                                           Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Results must be attached with the application
                                                             form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                           Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                           Malaysian       RM10,740.00
                                                           International   RM18,410.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SUSTAINABLE RIVER MANAGEMENT)

The programme requires candidates to complete 40 units.
The curriculum is divided into 2 components:                     Admission Requirements
- Coursework                                                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Research                                                       • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
                                                                 • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
Core Courses                                                     • A good command of English.
- River Management
- Hydroinformatics                                               Note: The programme will be offered subjected
- Urban Drainage Management                                            to a minimum of five (5) student enrolments.
- River Ecosystem
- Dissertation                                                   Duration
                                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Elective Courses
- Hydraulic Structure                                            Tuition and Examination Fees
- Environmental Impact Assessment                                Malaysian       RM11,060.00
                                                                 International   RM18,810.00
Research Component
The research component requires candidates to select a
research topic and carry out an intensive research study under
the supervision of a lecturer.

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Civil Engineering
  www.civil.eng.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)

The programme requires candidates to complete 40 units.
The curriculum is divided into 2 components:                     Admission Requirements
- Coursework                                                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Research                                                       • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
                                                                 • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
Core Courses                                                     • A good command of English
- Advanced Structural Mechanics
- Structural Retrofitting Technology                             Note: The programme will be offered subjected
- Dynamics and Stability of Structures                                to a minimum of five (5) student enrolments.
- Principles of Structural Design
- Dissertation                                                   Duration
                                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Elective Courses
- Engineering Management                                         Tuition and Examination Fees
- Bridge Engineering                                             Malaysian       RM11,060.00
                                                                 International   RM18,810.00
Research Component
The research component requires candidates to select a
research topic and carry out an intensive research study under
the supervision of a lecturer.

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Civil Engineering
  www.civil.eng.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TRANSFUSION SCIENCE)

This course attempts to produce scientists in Transfusion
Science. The students will graduate with Master of Science        Admission Requirements
- Transfusion Science. Graduates from this programme will         Applicants should possess the following:
be able to perform tasks in the field of transfusion science,     • A BSc (Hons) in related fields; MBBS/MD or
stem cell transplant and cord blood storage. The course             equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
consists of three semesters comprising lectures, seminars,
tutorials and practicals. Students will be required to do a       Language Requirement
research project related to the chosen field of interest in the   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
second semester culminating in a research dissertation.           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                    (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Course Structure                                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Semester I                                                          English Language Testing System)
- Professional and Research Skills
- Genomics and Medicine                                           Duration
- The Principles of Transfusion and Transplantation Science       Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Research Project
                                                                  Tuition and Examination Fees
Semester II                                                       Malaysian       RM13,940.00
- Transfusion in Clinical Medicine                                International   RM23,210.00
- Transplantation of Clinical Medicine
- Management of Blood Transfusion Services
- Research Project

Semester III
- Research Project

  Expertise available in the following Institute:
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TOURISM DEVELOPMENT)

Course Structure
Theory Courses                                      Admission Requirements
- Tourism Planning and Development                  Applicants should possess the following:
- Tourism Policy and Organisation                   • BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning
- The Design of Tourism and Recreational Projects     degree.
- Sustainable Tourism Development                   • BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture
- Research Methods and Techniques                     / Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation
- Infrastructure and Tourism Services                 degree.
- The Business and Economy of Tourism               • BSc (Hons) Tourism / Hospitality / Gastronomy
                                                      / Culinary Arts.
Workshops                                           • Other academic or professional qualifications.
- Tourism Workshop                                  • Preference is given to those who have relevant
                                                      working experience.
Research
- Research Project in Tourism                       Language Requirement
                                                    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  School of Housing, Building & Planning              (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  www.hbp.usm.my                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                      English Language Testing System).
                                                    • Results must be attached with
                                                      the application form.

                                                    Duration
                                                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                    Malaysian       RM11,780.00
                                                    International   RM19,970.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ASIAN STUDIES)

This is one of the two areas of specialisation offered under
the International Studies Programme of the School of Social        Admission Requirements
Sciences, the other area of specialisation being European          Applicants should possess the following:
Studies. This course recognises the growing role of Asia in        • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with
both the international political and economic scene and adopts       CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with a            • Proven competence in English.
thorough understanding of this multi-faceted region. This is
the only Master's level degree in Asian studies in the country.    Duration
As with its European Studies counterpart, a research               Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
methodology course combined with a dissertation, forms a
crucial component of the training.                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                   Malaysian       RM11,560.00
The programme not only aims to equip graduates with a              International   RM19,750.00
thorough grounding in traditional international studies but will
also expose them to current and in-depth knowledge of the
policies and institutions that characterise the Asian region.

Compulsory Courses (44 units)
- International Relations and Diplomacy
- International Political Economy
- Research Methodology
- Dissertation

Any five from the following courses:
- Economic Transformation of East and Southeast Asia
- Regionalism and Cooperative Processes in East Asia
- Politics and Society in Southeast Asia
- Culture and Societies in Asia: Selected Themes
- Contemporary Politics in East Asia: Selected Themes
- Islam in Southeast Asia
- Comparative Social Policy in Asia
- Government and Politics in Malaysia*
* Offered under the MPA programme

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT)

The programme aims to train and prepare students to             3. Management of Islamic Asset Development
manage development in the Islamic way. It is the first          - Management of Islamic Asset Development
academic programme that integrates the Islamic-based            - Human Development for Asset Managers
fields of development and management in a holistic way.         - Dissertation

The programme is transdisciplinary in nature and as such        4. Islamic Political Economy
can be pursued by candidates from various fields of study,      - Islamic Political Economy
whether from the art-based disciplines such as management,      - The Practice of Governance for Islamic Political Economist
development, economics, political science, sociology,           - Dissertation
anthropology, communication, history, geography, literature,
or from the science-based disciplines, or from the field of     Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies
Islamic Studies.                                                (ISDEV)
                                                                Candidates who have been accepted into the programme
Each candidate must accumulate forty (40) credit hours          will have the opportunity to benefit from the existence of,
which comprise four (4) compulsory courses consisting of        utilizing the facilities provided at, and participate in
three (3) credit hours each, and a dissertation which carries   activities organised by the Centre for Islamic Development
twenty eight (28) credit hours.                                 Management Studies (ISDEV) which pioneers this field
                                                                of study.
Credit hours from the compulsory courses come from 2
compulsory basic courses and the other 2 from compulsory          Expertise available in the following School:
specialised courses. There are four specialisations offered,      School of Social Sciences
one of which could be chosen by the candidate. The                www.soc.usm.my
specialisations are:
- Islamic-Based Development
- Management of Islamic Development Institutions
- Management of Islamic Asset Development
- Islamic Political Economy                                        Admission Requirements
                                                                   Applicants should possess the following:
The list of the courses offered as follows:                        • A Bachelor's degree in related areas with a
Basic Courses (Compulsory for all students)                          minimum CGPA of 3.00 / or equivalent.
- Islamic Epistemology and World View                              • Other Bachelor's degree with related working
- Islamic Research Methodology                                       experience.
Specialised Courses (Each student must choose ONE (1)
                                                                   Duration
specialisation from the four (4) below and take all the
three (3) courses in the specialisation chosen)                    Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
1. Islamic-Based Development
- Islamic Development                                              Tuition and Examination Fees
- Human Development                                                Malaysian       RM10,740.00
- Dissertation                                                     International   RM18,810.00

2. Management of Islamic Development Institutions
- Management of Islamic Development Institutions
- Personality Development for Institutional Managers
- Dissertation
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

The programme is designed to train social work practitioners
to become more holistic social workers who are skillful and      Admission Requirements
competent.                                                       Applicants should possess the following:
                                                                 • A Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a
Candidates are required to accumulate 44 units from core,          minimum CGPA of 2.75 from a recognised
theoretical courses, area of specialisation, a methodology         university.
course and a mini dissertation. List of courses offered are as   • Other degrees with a minimum CGPA of 3.0
follows:                                                           from a recognised university.
- Advanced Social Work Theories                                  • Other degrees with a minimum CGPA of 2.75
   with Individuals and Families                                   from a recognised university with at least five
- Advanced Social Work Theories                                    (5) years of working experience in the field of
   with Groups and Community                                       social services.
- Social Policy and Social Services
- Integrated Social Work Seminar                                   *Note: Applications with other degrees will be
- Social Work Education                                            required to attend a social work preparatory
- Health and Well Being                                            course. Applicants will have to write a personal
- Social Services Management                                       essay (maximum of 500 words) explaining why
- Advanced Social Work Research                                    they want to enroll in this programme, if
- Independent Study                                                necessary, they will be called for an interview.
- Dissertation
                                                                 Duration
  Expertise available in the following School:                   Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  School of Social Sciences                                      Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 8 semesters
  www.soc.usm.my
                                                                 Tuition And Examination Fees
                                                                 Malaysian       RM11,560.00
                                                                 International   RM19,750.00
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Degree Offered:
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)

Course Structure
Part I: Theoretical Updating (18 units)          Admission Requirements
Seminar in:                                      Applicants should possess the following:
- Management Control and Decision Making         • A Master's degree in Management or Master
- Human Capital Transformation                     Business Administration (MBA) from a university
- Financial Decision Making                        recognised by the USM's Senate or an equivalent
- Managing Technology and Decision Making          qualification.
- Marketing and Global Business                  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
- Trend and Foresights in Business Strategy      • Pass the interview.
                                                 • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
Part II: Knowledge Dissemination and               of higher learning including those awarded under
         Generation (21 units)                     any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Consultancy and Training                         or foreign partners must be accredited by
- Research Methodology                             the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                 • A minimum of five years relevant working
Part III: Dissertation (42 units)                  experience.
- Dissertation
                                                 Language Requirement
  Expertise available in the following School:   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Graduate School of Business                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  www.gsb.usm.my
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System); or
                                                 • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
                                                   Level IV with a minimum score of Grade B

                                                 Duration
                                                 Full-time: Min 7 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 14 semesters

                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                 Malaysian       RM42,865.00
                                                 International   RM66,800.00
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Degree Offered:
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

Course Structure
There are two major components in the programme:                    Admission Requirements
- Coursework (60 units)                                             Applicants should possess the following:
- Research/Dissertation (30 units)                                  • A Master’s degree.
                                                                    • Training and or professional experience in the
Courses Offered                                                       field of education.
The Coursework Component                                            • Fulfil other requirements determined by the
                                                                      individual areas of specialisation.
Advanced Research Methodology
and Statistics (12 units)                                           Duration
This component aims to enable the candidate to master the           Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
process of educational research. The courses deal with              Part-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
various research methods that enable the student to learn
research skills, data processing techniques, statistical analysis   Tuition and Examination Fees (Total)
and the use of computers in data analysis.                          Malaysian       RM47,590.00
                                                                    International   RM73,460.00
Major Areas of Specialisation (28 units)
Candidates have to major one area of specialisation from
the following:
- Science Education
- Educational Technology
- Curriculum and Instruction
- TESOL (Teaching of English as Second Language)

Cognate or Substantive Courses (20 units)
Candidates are required to select 5 courses from the Master’s
or Doctoral courses offered by the School of Educational
Studies or other Schools that can support or enhance the
scope and depth of the candidate's major.

The Dissertation Component
Candidates are required to select a research topic and carry
out an intensive research study under the supervision of a
lecturer/supervisor and members of the Dissertation
Committee.

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Educational Studies
  www.usm.my/education
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - GENERAL

Core Courses (33 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management           Admission Requirements
- Managerial Economics                            Applicants should possess the following:
- Management Information Systems                  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of Second
- Marketing Management                              Cass Upper (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
- Research Methodology                              university recognised by the USM’s Senate or
- Management and Organisational Behaviour           an equivalent qualification.
- Advanced Business Statistics                    • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Operation Strategy                              • Pass the interview.
- Corporate Finance                               • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Corporate Strategy                                of higher learning including those awarded under
- Business Issues in Sustainable Development        any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                    or foreign partners must be accredited by the
Research Project (5 units)                          Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Management Project                              • A minimum of two years relevant working
                                                    experience after first degree.
Elective Courses (6 units)
2 courses from the following:                     Language Requirement
- International Financial Management              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Investments Analysis and Portfolio Management   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Project Management and Financial Accounting       (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Performance Management                          • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Internal Audit Engagement                         English Language Testing System); or
- Internal Audit in Governance Risk and Control   • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
- International Marketing                           Level IV with a minimum score of Grade B
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Quality and Productivity Management             Duration
- Global and Supply Chain Management              Coursework Mode
- Innovation and Commercialzation                 Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Entreprenuership in Global Business             Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Human Resource Management
- International Business Management               Tuition and Examination Fees
- Leadership                                      Malaysian       RM17,280.00
- Managerial Ethic                                International   RM28,220.00
- Managing Transnational Organisation

  Expertise available in the following School:
  Graduate School of Business
  www.gsb.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (E-MBA)

Core Courses (33 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management          Admission Requirements
- Corporate Strategy                             Applicants should possess the following:
- Management and Organisational Behaviour        • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of Second
- Managerial Economics                             Class Upper (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
- Advanced Business Statistics                     university recognised by the USM’s Senate or
- Management Information Systems                   an equivalent qualification.
- Operation Strategy                             • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Marketing Management                           • Pass the interview.
- Corporate Finance                              • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Research Methodology                             of higher learning including those awarded under
- Business Issues in Sustainable Development       any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
Research Project (5 units)                         Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Management Project                             • A minimum of two years relevant working
                                                   experience after first degree.
Elective Courses (6 units)
2 courses from the following:                    Language Requirement
- Human Resource Management                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- International Business Management              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Entrepreneuship in Global Business               (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Quality and Productivity Management            • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System); or
  Expertise available in the following School:   • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
  Graduate School of Business                      Level IV with a minimum score of Grade B
  www.gsb.usm.my
                                                 Duration
                                                 Online Mode
                                                 Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters

                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                 Malaysian       RM22,120.00
                                                 International   RM50,398.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MBA-IB)

Core Courses (33 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management            Admission Requirements
- Management and Organisational Behaviour          Applicants should possess the following:
- Managerial Economics                             • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of Second
- Operation Strategy                                 Class Upper (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
- International Business Management                  university recognised by the USM’s Senate or
- Corporate Strategy                                 an equivalent qualification.
- Research Methodology                             • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- International Financial Management               • Pass the interview.
- International Trade                              • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Global and Supply Chain Management                 of higher learning including those awarded under
- International Marketing                            any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                     or foreign partners must be accredited by
Research Project (5 units)                           the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- International Business Management Project        • A minimum of two years relevant working
                                                     experience after first degree.
Elective Courses (6 units)
From the following:                                Language Requirement
- Entrepreneurship in Global Business              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Managing Transnational Organisation              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Advanced Business Statistics                       (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Business Issues and Sustainable Development      • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Innovation and Commercialization                   English Language Testing System); or
- Project Management and Financial Accounting      • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
- Performance Management                             Level IV with a minimum score of Grade B
- Internal Audit Engagement
- Internal Audit in Governance, Risk and Control   Duration
- Quality and Productivity Management              Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Any Foreign Language (4 units)
                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees
  Expertise available in the following School:     Malaysian       RM17,280.00
  Graduate School of Business                      International   RM28,220.00
  www.gsb.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MBA-SD)

Core Courses (33 units)
- Finance and Accounting for Management                   Admission Requirements
- Corporate Strategy                                      Applicants should possess the following:
- Management and Organisational Behaviour                 • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of Second
- Managerial Economics                                      Class Upper (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
- Mangement Informations System                             university recognised by the USM’s Senate or
- Marketing Management                                      an equivalent qualification.
- Managerial Ethics                                       • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Research Methodology                                    • Pass the interview.
- Sustainability Concept and Issues                       • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management            of higher learning including those awarded under
- Green Business and Performance Assessment                 any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise     or foreign partners must be accredited by
- Advanced Business Statistics                              the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                          • A minimum of two years relevant working
Research Project (5 units)                                  experience after first degree.
- Management Project in Sustainable Development
                                                          Language Requirement
1 Course from the following:                              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Elective Courses (3 units)                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Operations Strategy                                       (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Corporate Finance                                       • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Business Issues and Sustainable Development               English Language Testing System); or
- Innovation and Commercialization                        • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
- Project Management and Financial Accounting               Level IV with a minimum score of Grade B
- Performance Management
- Internal Audit in Governance, Risk and Control          Duration
- Internal Audit Engagement                               Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters

  Expertise available in the following School:            Tuition and Examination Fees
  Graduate School of Business                             Malaysian       RM17,280.00
  www.gsb.usm.my                                          International   RM28,220.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - SERVICE SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT AND
ENGINEERING
List of Courses:
- Service Management                             Admission Requirements
- Accounting for Services                        Applicants should possess the following:
- Financial Issues in the Moden Economy          • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of Second
- Service System Process and Development           Class Upper (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a
- Intellectual Capital Development                 university recognised by the USM’s Senate or
- Technology Management and Innovation             an equivalent qualification.
- Service Quality and Productivity               • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Logistics and Distribution Management          • Pass the interview.
- Customer Relationship Management               • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Business Intelligence for Service Excellence     of higher learning including those awarded under
- Corporate Responsibility                         any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Strategic Management                             or foreign partners must be accredited by
- Leadership for Transformation                    the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                 • A minimum of two years relevant working
Research Project (3 units)                         experience after first degree.
- Management Project in Service Science,
  Management and Engineering                     Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  Graduate School of Business                      (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  www.gsb.usm.my
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System); or
                                                 • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
                                                   Level IV with a minimum score of Grade B

                                                 Duration
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                 Malaysian       RM17,280.00
                                                 International   RM28,220.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF COMMUNICATION (SCREEN STUDIES)

This programme is designed for students who wish to develop
theoretical knowledge and production skills in film and video   Admission Requirements
in the context of new media technology. This programme will     Applicants should possess the following:
also examine current global issues relating to the electronic   • A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
media as well as issues of convergence and the interface        • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
between film, television and multimedia.                        • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
                                                                  of higher learning including those awarded under
Course Structure                                                  any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
This programme requires students to complete 40 units of          or foreign partners must be accredited by the
coursework which include a major research project and a film      Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
or a video production.                                          • Malaysian applicants should obtain at least a
                                                                  credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its
Courses                                                           equivalent.
- Film Theory and Methods
- Film History                                                  Language Requirement
- Film Aesthetics                                               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Television and Society                                        • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Television Genre and Analysis                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Graduate Research Project                                     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Screen Production                                               English Language Testing System); or
                                                                • Passed the USM Intensive English Course
  Expertise available in the following School:                    Level Three.
  School of Communication                                       • Results must be attached with the application
  www.usm.my/comn                                                 form.

                                                                Duration
                                                                Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters

                                                                Thesis Examination Fees
                                                                Malaysian        RM9,140.00
                                                                International    RM16,010.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF COMMUNICATION (SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM)

This programme is designed mainly to prepare students for
a professional career as science and environmental writers,          Admission Requirements
reporters and editors in the media industry, research institutions   Applicants should possess the following:
and environment related organisations. Even though this              • A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.
programme is geared towards preparing students for the               • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
professional track, most of the courses are theory-based. It         • Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
is believed that a strong understanding of the media processes         higher learning including those awarded under any
and practices as well as the role of science in society will           collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
enable communicators to make significant contributions to              foreign partners must be accredited by the
the public understanding of science and environmental issues.          Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                                     • Malaysian applicants should obtain at least a credit
Course Structure                                                       in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its equivalent.
Students are required to obtain a total of 42 units from the
following:                                                           Language Requirement
- Communication, Science and Society                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Reporting and Production of Science and Environmental              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
   News                                                                (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Seminar on Media, Science and Environment                          • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Science Journalism Ethics and Media Laws                             English Language Testing System); or
- Documentary Production of Science and Environment                  • Passed the USM Intensive English Course Level
- Promotional Writing for Public Relations                             Three.
- Communication, Ecology and Society                                 • Results must be attached with the application form.
- Media and Environmental Conservation
- Research Project                                                   Duration
                                                                     Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Communication                                            Tuition and Examination Fees
  www.usm.my/comn                                                    Malaysian       RM9,580.00
                                                                     International   RM16,670.00
            Total
54,540.00
84,410.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF COUNSELLING

This programme is counselling programme for counselling           activities needed by trained counsellor. At the same time,
teachers, private and public college lectures in counselling      the objective of this course also to expose student to
and psychology, and for people experienced in the field of        various kinds of client which brought various types of
counselling and psychology, especially those who are involved     problem / issues. Student will apply the skill has been
in the guidance activities and helping processes. These           learned. This course also emphasised on the skill of using
programmes include a holistic and wide range of counselling       and interpretation of psychological testing to client.
areas pertaining to our counselling system, administration,
curriculum and other related counselling issues. Candidates       Project
will be also given the opportunity to specialize in four          This course aims to enable candidates to apply various
counselling areas of their choice.                                research methods using statistical Plausible Reasoning
                                                                  skills to undertake research in the field of counselling.
Specialization Courses (2 courses, 6 units)                       This course emphasizes the understanding and evaluation
- Child and Adolescents                                           of counselling in the form of research. Aspects of
- Marriage and Family                                             interpretation of research findings to be emphasized
- Crisis                                                          through the improvement of skill and counselling technique.
- Organization
                                                                    Expertise available in the following School:
Courses                                                             School of Educational Studies
- Application of Theory in Courselling Practice                     www.usm.my/education
- Individual Counselling, Process, Strategy and Technique
- Group Counselling Process, Strategy and Technique
- Guidance and Career Counselling
- Life Span Psychology
- Multicultural Counseling                                          Admission Requirements
- Ethics and Legal in Counselling                                   Applicants should possess the following:
- Individual Appraisal                                              • Possesing a Bachelor Degree (with Honours) in
- Vocational Counselling
                                                                      any related field, with the minimum of 2.75 in
- Practicum
                                                                      CGPA or a lower second class degree.
- Marriage and Family Counselling
                                                                    • Experienced in the field of psychology and
- Legal and Cultural Issues in Marriage and Family
                                                                      counselling, especially those who are involved in
- Theory and Human Resource Development
                                                                      the guidance activities and helping processes.
- Behavioural Issues In Organization
                                                                    * Candidates will be interviewed before acceptance.
- Psychology of Grief
- Crisis Intervention
                                                                    Duration
- Child and Adolescent Psychology
                                                                    Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Child and Adolescent Behavioural Issues
                                                                    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Internship
                                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
Student required to carry out individual and group counselling
                                                                    Malaysian       RM12,000.00
session at the respective centre (placement). Student will
                                                                    International   RM20,300.00
have to practiced in order to mastered skills and techniques
in counselling. Student can manage counselling case. Student
also be trained to keeps a log, make a case notes and undertake
            Total
9,140.00
16,010.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF EDUCATION

This programme requires candidates to complete 40 units.
The curriculum is divided into two components:                      Admission Requirements
- Coursework (32 units)                                             Applicants should possess the following:
- Research (8 units)                                                • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
                                                                    • Teaching qualifications and / or professional
Courses Offered                                                       experience in the field of education.
The Coursework Component                                            • Fulfil other requirements determined by the
                                                                      individual areas or specialisation.
Three types of courses are offered:
Research Methodology and Statistics (8 units)                       Duration
Candidates have to take two compulsory courses in order to          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
master educational research and statistical analysis skills.        Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

Educational Specialisation (8-16 units)                             Tuition And Examination Fees (Total)
Candidates are required to major in one educational field.          Malaysian       RM9,140.00
2-4 compulsory courses are offered in each area of                  International   RM16,010.00
specialisation. 8 areas of specialisation are currently offered:
- Curriculum Studies
- Sciences Education
- Educational Technology
- Educational Psychology
- Guidance and Counselling
- Educational Management and Administration
- Phychometrics and Educational Testing
- English Language Education/TESOL

Knowledge Development (8-16 units)
Candidates have to select 2-4 knowledge development courses.
These courses are intended to extend the candidates' knowledge
of education beyond their areas of specialisation.

The Research Component
Each candidate is required to conduct a mini research project
or practicum (Guidance and Counselling candidates only) that
carries a weightage of 8 units in his/her area of specialisation.

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Educational Studies
  www.usm.my/education
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT (MEM)

Course Structure
Candidates are required to accumulate 40 credits from the   Admission Requirements
core, elective and optional courses.                        Applicants should possess the following:
                                                            • A Bachelor's degree in Economics or related
Core Courses (28 units)                                       areas with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 / or
- Economics of Production and Consumption                     equivalent.
- Macroeconomic Management and Policy
- Applied Econometrics                                      Duration
- Issues in the Malaysian Economy                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
- Research Project Seminar                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
- Research Project
                                                            Tuition and Examination Fees
Elective Courses (12 units)                                 Malaysian       RM9,340.00
- Global Resource Flows                                     International   RM16,210.00
- Economics of Finance
- Industrial Dynamics
- Human Resource Economics
- Resource and Environmental Economics
- Micro-Issues in Public Sector Economics
- Comparative Economic Management
- Independent Study

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF INSTRUCTIONAL MULTIMEDIA

MIM is designed for individuals who wish to pursue advanced
study in the field of Instructional Technology. The goals of     Admission Requirements
this programme are to produce:                                   Applicants should possess the following:
- graduates who are well informed and proficient in              • A Bachelor’s degree.
   instructional design and multimedia and learning management   • Proof of English Proficiency.
   system,
- skilled manpower who can maximise on the potentials of         Duration
   the web and multimedia technologies in the fields of          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
   education, training, corporate communication and              Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
   management of resources.
                                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
Programme Structure                                              Malaysian       RM9,580.00
Core Courses (24 units)                                          International   RM16,670.00
- Instructional Design and Delivery
- Visual Communication
- Multimedia Authoring
- Management of Multimedia Projects
- Research Methods and Issues in Instructional Multimedia
- Multimedia-based Instructional Design

Elective Courses (12 units)
- Human-Computer Interaction
- 3D Visualisation and Animation
- Web-based Training and Management
- Digital Audio and Video Production
- Web-based Programming
- Topical Seminar

Practicum Course (6 units)
- Research Internship

  Expertise available in the following Centre:
  Centre For Instructional Technology and Multimedia
  www.ptpm.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF MEDICINE (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

Clinical Attachment
Foreign candidates are required to undergo a clinical attachment   Admission Requirements
of 3 to 6 months at the School of Medical Sciences. Their          Applicants should possess the following:
performance will be assessed by the Head of Department             • A MBBS/MD/MBChB or equivalent degree from
prior to being formally admitted to the Master of Medicine           a recognised university.
programme.                                                         • Registered with the Malaysia Medical Council.
                                                                   • Minimum 3 year experience after graduation
  Expertise available in the following Institute:                    (minimum 2 year experience in other than Nuclear
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute                              Medicine field)
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
                                                                   Language Requirement
                                                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                     form.

                                                                   Duration
                                                                   Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters

                                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian        RM6,800.00
                                                                   International    RM10,200.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF MEDICINE (TRANSFUSION MEDICINE)

Clinical Attachment
Foreign candidates are required to undergo a clinical attachment   Admission Requirements
of 3 to 6 months at the School of Medical Sciences. Their          Applicants should possess the following:
performance will be assessed by the Head of Department             • A MBBS/MD/MBChB or equivalent degree from
prior to being formally admitted to the Master of Medicine           a recognised university.
programme.                                                         • Registered with the Malaysia Medical Council.
                                                                   • Minimum 1 year experience after graduation
  Expertise available in the following Institute:                    either in hospital or other institution.
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my                                              Language Requirement
                                                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                     form.

                                                                   Duration
                                                                   Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters

                                                                   Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian        RM4,200.00
                                                                   International    RM6,300.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF MEDICINE
MASTER OF SURGERY
MASTER OF PATHOLOGY
MASTER OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
ADVANCED MASTER OF MEDICINE

Master of Medicine (MMed)                      Clinical / Lab Attachment
in the following fields of specialisation:     Foreign candidates are required to undergo clinical/lab attachment
- Internal Medicine                            of 3 to 6 months at the School of Medical Sciences. Their
- Paediatrics                                  performance will be assessed by the Head of Department prior to
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology                   being formally admitted to the Master of Medicine programme.
- Orthopaedics
- Anaesthesiology                              Programme Structure
- Family Medicine                              Phase I - The fundamentals of Medical Sciences.
- Radiology                                    Phase II - Various subspecialities will be conducted in rotations.
- Psychiatry                                   Phase III - Each candidate will be placed as a 'Consultant-in-
- Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery   Training' and be expected to function independently in resource and
- Opthalmology                                 patient management. Candidates are encouraged to carry out case
- Emergency Medicine                           studies to understand the general processes of diseases and gain
- Surgery                                      experience in research principles and methodologies. Candidates
                                               are also required to submit a dissertation based on a research project
Master of Surgery                              conducted during the course.
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Neurosurgery                                   Expertise available in the following School:
- Plastic Surgery                                School of Medical Sciences
                                                 www.medic.usm.my
Master of Pathology
in the following fields of specialisation:
- Anatomic Pathology
- Haematology
- Medical Microbiology
- Clinical Immunology
- Chemical Pathology
- Medical Genetics

Master of Community Medicine
in the following fields of specialisations:
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Family Health
- Health Management
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Oral Health

Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)
                                                                                                         (continued)
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF MEDICINE
MASTER OF SURGERY
MASTER OF PATHOLOGY
MASTER OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
ADVANCED MASTER OF MEDICINE


  Admission Requirements                                      Language Requirement
  Applicants should possess the following:                    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  • A MBBS/MD/MBChB degree from                               • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
    a recognised university or any other relevant               (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    qualifications and be registered                          • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English
    with the Malaysian Medical Council.                         Language Testing System)
  • Minimum 2 years experience after graduation, either       • Results must be attached with the application form.
    in hospitals or other institutions.
  • Applicants are also required to attend a                  Duration
    pretest/interview before the final selection.             Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
  • In good mental and physical condition.
                                                              Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)
  Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery)                            Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  Applicants must have a minimum 6 months experience
  in General Surgery and 18 months experience in any other    Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
  recognised fields after the housemanship.                   Malaysian        RM6,800.00
                                                              International    RM10,200.00
  Master of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
  Applicants must have a minimum 18 months experience         Examination Fees (Local)
  in General Surgery and 6 months experience in other         Professional I   RM500.00
  surgical based area.                                        Professional II  RM500.00
                                                              Professional III RM500.00
  Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology)                     End of Phase     RM360.00
  Applicants with Master of Medicine (M.Med) or Paediatrics
  from local university or MRCP/MRCPH with 24 months
  experience after passing it or equivalent.
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF PHARMACY (CLINICAL PHARMACY)

Courses
Didactic Courses                                      Admission Requirements
Semester I                                            Applicants should possess the following:
- Pharmacotherapeutics I                              • BSc (Hons) Pharmacy degree from Universiti
- Pharmacotherapeutics III                              Sains Malaysia or an equivalent degree
                                                        in Pharmacy from a recognized University.
- Pharmacotherapeutics IV
                                                      • Preference is given to those with minimum 3
- Biostatistics Studies Design and Clinical Studies
                                                        years of working experience (preferably Clinical
                                                        Pharmacy)
Semester II                                           • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
- Pharmacotherapeutics II                             • Deadline of application is 15th of January.
- Clinical Pharmacy Practice
- Pharmacotherapeutics V                              Language Requirement
                                                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Core Clerkship Courses                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Internal Medicine                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Intensive Care Medicine                             • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Infectious Diseases                                   English Language Testing System), or
- Surgery                                             • University Intensive English Course
                                                        Level 4 (min Grade B).
- Paediatrics
                                                      • Results must be attached with
                                                        the application form.
Research Project and Dissertation
                                                      Duration
  Expertise available in the following School:        Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  www.pha.usm.my/pharmacy                             Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                      Malaysian       RM14,940.00
                                                      International   RM24,610.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)

Course Structure
The programme incorporates a balance among the various              Admission Requirements
kinds of knowledge and skills required by a public administrator.   Applicants should possess the following:
Candidates are required to accumulate 44 units from core            • A Bachelor's degree or related areas with a
and elective courses                                                  minimum CGPA of 3.00 / or equivalent.

Core Courses (32 units)                                             Duration
- Public Administration and the Political System                    Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Research Methods                                                  Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Organisational Management
- Economics for The Public Sector                                   Tuition and Examination Fees
- Government and Politics in Malaysia                               Malaysian       RM10,220.00
- Public Sector Management                                          International   RM17,530.00
- Issues in the Malaysian Economy
- Policy Analysis and Design

Elective Courses (12 units)
- Case Studies in Managing Public Sector
- Ethics and Administration
- Globalisation and Regionalism
- Environment, Development and Policy
- Independent Studies
- Research Project

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The course aims to produce competent medical officer who
will provide professional healthcare service to the community,   Admission Requirements
conduct research in public healthcare and impart professional    Applicants should possess the following:
knowledge to the undergraduate and postgraduate students.        • An MD, MBBS, MBChB or its equivalent degree
                                                                   from a recognised university and registered
Programme Structure                                                with Malaysian Medical Council.
Semester I (25 units)                                            • Minimum 2 years experience after graduation,
- Medical Statistics                                               either in hospitals or other institutions. Priority
- Principle of Epidemiology                                        will be given to applicants possessing working
- Health Management                                                experience in the field of Public Health.
- Health Promotion                                               • Applicants may be required to attend
- Community Nutrition                                              an interview or a pretest.
- Medical Sociology                                              • In good mental and physical condition.
- Research Project
                                                                 Language Requirement
Semester II (15 units)                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Occupational Health                                            • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Environmental Health                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Family Health                                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases                  English Language Testing System)
- Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases             • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                   form.
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Medical Sciences                                     Duration
  www.medic.usm.my                                               Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

                                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                 Malaysian        RM9,140.00
                                                                 International    RM16,010.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BUILDING TECHNOLOGY)

The curriculum has been designed to equip students with
theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of:                  Admission Requirements
- Building Services and Maintenance                                  Applicants should possess the following:
- Construction Technology and Infrastructures                        • BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning.
                                                                     • BSc (Hons) Engineering/Building/Quantity
The main objective of the programme is to train graduates              Surveying/Architecture/Planning/Building
with expertise in science and technology of building                   Surveying degree.
construction, infrastructure, building system and structure,         • Other academic or professional qualifications.
materials technology, building services and maintenance,             • Preference is given to those who have relevant
building control and automation, geotechnic and geosystem              working experience.
as well as building energy studies.
                                                                     Language Requirement
Courses                                                              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Building Science and Environment                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Structural System and Design                                         (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Construction and Materials Technology                              • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Building Services Technology                                         English Language Testing System).
- Energy and Building Maintenance                                    • Results must be attached with
- Consultation Geotechnology                                           the application form.
- Construction Technology and Infrastructure
- Intelligent Building                                               Duration
                                                                     Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Research Project                                                     Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
This component aims at exposing candidates to the theory
and techniques of developing and conducting research in              Tuition and Examination Fees
relevant fields such as construction technology, construction        Malaysian       RM10,020.00
geotechnic, building materials, building infrastructures, building   International   RM17,330.00
energy studies, building diagnostics, building automation
systems, indoor and outdoor environments, building security
technology, fire safety, as well as other areas related to
building science/engineering/services.

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Housing, Building & Planning
  www.hbp.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEERING)

This programme exposes candidates to up-to-date theoretical
and practical aspects of Electronic System Design as well as        Admission Requirements
advanced computing technologies and their applications.             Applicants should possess the following:
Candidates will also be trained with the capability of addressing   • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Electrical
engineering related problems of the industry.                         and Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
                                                                    • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent
Course Structure                                                    • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
Core Courses                                                          of higher learning including those awarded under
- Analogue Circuit Design                                             any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Advanced Digital Signal and Image Processing                        or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Embedded Microprocessor Systems                                     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Project/Dissertation                                              • Working experiences related to the field.

Elective Courses                                                    Language Requirement
- Advanced Control Systems                                          (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Industrial Power Electronics                                      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Hardware and Software Co-Design                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Communication Circuits and Systems                                  a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Microwave Circuit Design                                            English Language Testing System); or
- Advance Electromagnetic and Waves Theory                          • Passed the USM’s Intensive English Course
- Computer and Data Communication Networks                            Level III with C+ or better
- Intelligent Systems                                               • Obtained Malaysia University English Test
                                                                      (MUET) Band 3 or better
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering                     Duration
  www.ee.eng.usm.my                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

                                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                    Malaysian       RM9,140.00
                                                                    International   RM16,010.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HOUSING)

Curriculum
The curriculum is divided into 3 main aspects:   Admission Requirements
A. Social, Economic, Planning, Law and Policy    Applicants should possess the following:
B. Design, Technology and Environment            • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification
C. Financial Management and Administration         in a relevant subject.

Courses                                          Language Requirement
- Planning and Housing Development               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Research Project in Housing                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Housing Research Method                          (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Housing Design                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Housing and Technology                           English Language Testing System).
- Law and Housing                                • Results must be attached with
- Case Studies                                     the application form.
- Socio-Economic Aspects of Housing
- Housing Management and Finance                 Duration
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Elective Courses (Choose 9 units)                Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
- Landscape Resource Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment                Tuition and Examination Fees
- Development Planning                           Malaysian       RM10,020.00
- Urban Development Planning                     International   RM17,330.00
- Regional and Rural Planning

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Housing, Building & Planning
  www.hbp.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE)

Curriculum
The curriculum is divided into 3 main aspects:                   Admission Requirements
A. Social, Economy, Planning, Legislation and Policy             Applicants should possess the following:
B. Design, Technology and Environment                            • BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning degree.
C. Finance, Management and Administration                        • BSc (Hons) Engineering / Architecture / Quantity
                                                                   Survey / Planning degree.
Courses                                                          • BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture
- Landscape Construction                                         • Other relevant academic or professional
- Landscape Horticulture                                           qualifications.
- Landscape Studio 1                                             • Preference is given to those who have relevant
- Theory and Philosophy of Landscape Design                        working experience.
- Basic Ecology
- Botany                                                         Language Requirement
- Legislation Aspect and Professional Practice                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Practical Training - Inter-Semester break (10 weeks)           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- GIS for Landscape Design                                         (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Landscape Resource Management                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Landscape Studio 2                                               English Language Testing System).
- Environmental Impact Assessment                                • Results must be attached with
- Hydrology and Watershed Management                               the application form.
- Landscape Architecture Research (2 Semesters)
- Landscape Design Graphic Studio                                Duration
                                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Preparatory Courses
Candidates without any relevant background in the                Tuition and Examination Fees
construction industry are required to take all the preparatory   Malaysian       RM10,020.00
courses conducted at the undergraduate level                     International   RM17,330.00
- Environmental Science
- Basic Land Survey
- Principles of Planning
- Principles and Theory of Design
- Landscape Planning
- Urban Design

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Housing, Building & Planning
  www.hbp.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSICS)

Course Structure
The programme comprises 40 units of the following five core    Admission Requirements
courses, two elective courses, two practical courses and one   Applicants should possess the following:
research project.                                              • BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent with minimum
                                                                 CGPA of 3.00.
Semester I                                                     • BSc in Physics or equivalent with minimum
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (core - 4 units)                  CGPA of 2.75 and more than two years of
- Radiation Physics (core - 4 units)                             working experience in a relevant field.
- Dosimetry and Radiation Protection (core - 4 units)
- Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (core - 4 units)             Duration
- Medical Physics Practical I (core - 4 units)                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                               Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
Semester II
- Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Physics                    Tuition and Examination Fees
  (core - 4 units)                                             Malaysian       RM9,140.00
- Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging                    International   RM16,010.00
  (elective - 2 units)
- Radiobiology and Radiation Chemistry
  (elective - 2 units)
- Medical Physics Practical II (core - 4 units)
- Research Project (8 units)

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Physics
  www.usm.my/phy
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANNING)

This programme offers candidates a specialised field of interest.   Elective Courses
The objective is to train candidates to be able to undertake        - Traffic Planning
planning work in various fields and equip them with the             - Landscape Planning
professionalism to cope with the dynamics of development.           - Valuation
The degree is recognised by the Malaysian Public Services           - Tourism Planning and Development
Department and the Malaysian Institute of Planners.                 - Conservation
                                                                    - Housing Studies
Curriculum                                                          - Urban Design
The curriculum covers a broad range of topics in planning           - Design of Roads and Highways
theory, planning techniques, policy and planning and
administration as outlined below.                                     Expertise available in the following School:
                                                                      School of Housing, Building & Planning
Compulsory Courses                                                    www.hbp.usm.my
- Planning Studio 3
- Planning Studio 4
- Planning Studio 5
- Planning Studio 6                                                 Admission Requirements
- Development Planning                                              Applicants should possess the following:
- Theory and Philosophy of Planning                                 • BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning
- Methodology and Technique of Research                               degree.
- Principles of Planning                                            • BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture
- Urban Development Planning                                          / Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation
- Methods of Planning Analysis                                        degree (require additional semesters).
- Regional and Rural Planning                                       • Other academic or professional qualifications.
- Computer Application in Planning                                  • Preference is given to those who have relevant
- Planning Law and Administration                                     working experience.
- Sustainable Development Planning
- Professional Practice In Town Planning                            Language Requirement
                                                                    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Specialisation Courses                                              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Infrastructure Technology                                           (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Urban and Regional Economics                                      • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Social Aspects in Planning                                          English Language Testing System).
- Transportation Planning                                           • Results must be attached with
                                                                      the application form.
Research Project
Research Project in Planning                                        Duration
                                                                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

                                                                    Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                    Malaysian       RM19,040.00
                                                                    International   RM30,860.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PROJECT MANAGEMENT)

Course Structure
- Economics and Financial Management             Admission Requirements
- Organisational and Management System           Applicants should possess the following:
- Development Management and Design Economics    • BSc (Hons) Housing, Building and Planning
- Legislative Environment                          degree.
- Organisation and Project Management            • BSc (Hons) Building Engineering / Architecture
- Construction Management and Facilities           / Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation
  Management                                       degree
                                                 • Other academic or professional qualifications.
Project Case Studies                             • Preference is given to those who have relevant
- Case Study I                                     working experience.
- Case Study II
                                                 Language Requirement
Research Project                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Dissertation                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  Expertise available in the following School:   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS
  School of Housing, Building & Planning           (International English Language Testing System)
  www.hbp.usm.my                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                 Malaysian       RM10,020.00
                                                 International   RM17,330.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SOLID STATE PHYSICS)

Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following four core   Admission Requirements
courses, three elective courses, two practical courses and      Applicants should possess the following:
one research project.                                           • BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent with
                                                                  minimum CGPA of 2.75.
Semester I                                                      • BSc in Physics or equivalent with minimum
- Solid State Physics I (core - 4 units)                          CGPA of 2.5 and more than two years of
- X-Ray Structure Analysis (elective - 4 units)                   working experience in a relevant field.
- Measurement and Experimental Techniques I (core - 4 units)
- Physics of Optical Communication (elective - 4 units)         Duration
                                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
Semester II                                                     Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters
- Solid State Physics II (core - 4 units)
- Semiconductor Physics (core - 4 units)                        Tuition and Examination Fees
- Measurement and Experimental Techniques II (core - 4 units)   Malaysian       RM9,140.00
- Semiconductor Devices (elective - 4 units)                    International   RM16,010.00
- Research Project (8 units)

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Physics
  www.usm.my/phy
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORTS SCIENCE)

The aim of the course is to enable physical education educators,
instructors, health-care and allied-health professionals           Admission Requirements
(nutritionists, physiotherapists, fitness leaders) and medical     Applicants should possess the following:
doctors to gain knowledge and develop skills for the               • A B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree from a
advancement of science in sports.                                    recognised university.
                                                                   • Candidates with suitable research experience
The course consists of 3 semesters of teaching consisting of         in the relevant field.
lectures, seminars and laboratory-based practical work. This
will be followed by a research project in the fourth semester.     Language Requirement
                                                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
The project consists of a laboratory/field-based research          • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
project addressing a relevant topic.                                 (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Course Structure                                                     English Language Testing System)
Semester I (10 units)                                              • Results must be attached with the application
- Functional and Applied Anatomy                                     form.
- Basic Physiology
- Scientific Evaluation                                            Duration
                                                                   Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Semester II (10 units)
- Applied Physiology and Biochemistry                              Tuition and Examination Fees
- Principles of Training and Physiology of Maximum Intensity       Malaysian        RM9,580.00
- Biomechanics and Sports Injury I                                 International    RM16,670.00

Semester III (12 units)
- Biomechanics II
- Leisure Management and Organisation of Sports in Malaysia
- Sports Nutrition I
- Environment Physiology and Psychological Aspects of Sports
  and Exercise
- Sports Nutrition II and Health Aspects of Exercise

Semester IV (10 units)
- Sports Science Project

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Medical Sciences
  www.medic.usm.my
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS)

Course Structure
Candidates are required to complete a total of 44 units of the   Admission Requirements
coursework component as follows:                                 Applicants should possess the following:
                                                                 • Priority will be given to applicants who possess
Core Courses (32 units)                                            a Bachelor of Science with Education (majoring
- Number Theory                                                    in Mathematics) degree or related discipline.
- Euclidean Geometry                                             • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Operations Research                                            • Priority will be given to applicants possessing
- Statistical Methods for Research                                 3 years working experience teaching in
- Probability Theory                                               Mathematics.
- Research Project
- Linear Algebra                                                 Language Requirement
                                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Elective Courses (choose out 3 courses)                          • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Analysis                                                         (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Combinatorics                                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Statistical Inference                                            English Language Testing System), or
- Mathematics and Technology                                     • Pass the USM's Intensive English Course
- Theories of Teaching and Learning Mathematics                    Level IV.
                                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
  Expertise available in the following School:                     form.
  School of Mathematical Sciences
  www.mat.usm.my/math                                            Duration
                                                                 Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 4 semesters
                                                                 Part-time: Min 5 semesters / Max 8 semesters

                                                                 Tuition and Examination Fees
                                                                 Malaysian         RM10,020.00
                                                                 International     RM17,330.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (ACCOUNTING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Accounting
- Taxation                                       Admission Requirements
- Auditing                                       Applicants should possess the following:
- Management Accounting and Control              MA
- Financial Reporting                            • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Accounting Information System
- Management Accounting Practices                PhD
- Behavioural Accounting Finance                 • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours /
- Legal Environment of Business and Accounting     CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Market Based Accounting Research
- Corporate Governance                           Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  School of Management                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  www.management.usm.my                          • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System); or
                                                 • Passed USM’s Intensive English Course Level 4.
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,400.00      RM5,100.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (ARCHAEOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Paleolithic Period in Southeast Asia
- Prehistoric Lithic Industry                          Admission Requirements
- Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction                   Applicants should possess the following:
                                                       MA
- Prehistoric Burials and Human Origins                • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³3.00) in related
- Faunal Remains in Prehistory                           areas.
- Prehistoric Diet                                     • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Technological Change in Prehistory                     of higher learning including those awarded under
- Geophysical Site Identification                        any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                         or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                         Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Neolithic Culture in Southeast Asia                    • Other academic or professional qualifications
- Prehistoric Lithic Industry                            by Professional Bodies in related proposals.
- Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction
- Morphological and Compositional Studies on Pottery   PhD
                                                       • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Prehistoric Burials and Human Origins                  / CGPA>3.67) degree in related areas.
- The Origins of Agriculture                           • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Faunal Remains in Prehistory                           of higher learning including those awarded under
- Prehistoric Diet                                       any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Technological Change and Trade in Prehistory           or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                         Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Geophysical Site Identification
                                                       • Other academic or professional qualifications
                                                         by Professional Bodies in related proposals.
Metal Age in Southeast Asia
- Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction                   Language Requirement
- Prehistoric Burials and Human Origins                (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Iron and Bronze Industry                             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                         English
- Faunal Remains in Prehistory                           as a Foreign Language), or
- Prehistoric Diet                                     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Technological Change and Trade in Prehistory           English Language Testing System), or
                                                       • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course
Achaeohistory in Southeast Asia                          Level III.
                                                       • Results must be attached with the application
- Early Civilisations                                    form.
- Early Historic Burials
- Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction                   Duration
- Early Historic Diet                                  MA
- Early Historical Technology and Trade                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                       Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                       PhD
Ethnoarchaeology in South East Asia                    Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Hunters - Gatherers                                  Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Rock Painting
- Burials                                              Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                Malaysian       International
- Technology
                                                                RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                       Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
  Expertise available in the following Centre:                  Malaysian       International
  Centre for Global Archaeological Research            MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
  www.usm.my/arch                                      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (CIVILISATION STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Islam Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Art in Islam                                                   Admission Requirements *
- Role and Influence of Islamic Civilisation in Southeast Asia   Applicants should possess the following:
- Philosophy and History of Islamic Civilisation                 MA
                                                                 • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- History and Philosophy of Islamic Science
                                                                   areas.
- Islamic Thinking                                               • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Islam Civilisation                                               higher learning including those awarded under
                                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  Expertise available in the following School:                     or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  School of Humanities                                             Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  www.hum.usm.my                                                 PhD
                                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                                   / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
                                                                 • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
Civilisation Studies                                               higher learning including those awarded under
- Islamic Civilization                                             any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Figures of Islamic Thought                                       or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Islamic Science                                                  Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Islamic Philosophy
- Comparative Religion                                           Language Requirement
                                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Internalization of Islam Values                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
- Islamic History                                                  English as a Foreign Language) or
- Epistemology                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                   English Language Testing System)
  Expertise available in the following School:                   • Results must be attached with the application
  School of Distance Education                                     form.
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
                                                                 Duration
                                                                 MA
                                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                                 PhD
                                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                                          RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                                 Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Communications                         Film and Broadcasting
- Communication                        - Film and Broadcasting
- Communication Campaign Planning      - Broadcasting and Telecommunications
- Health Communication                 - Screen Studies
- Development Communication            - Broadcast Management
- Visual Communication                 - Audio/ Radio Studies
- International Communication          - Television Studies
- Environmental Communication          - Film Studies

Journalism                             Media and Cultural Studies
- Journalism                           - Media Studies
- Environmental Journalism             - Cultural Studies
- Online Journalism                    - Language and Communication
- Print Journalism                     - Communication and Technology
- Broadcast Journalism                 - Audience Studies
- Photojournalism                      - Political Communication
                                       - Media Literacy
Public Relations                       - Media and Gender
- Public Relations
- International Public Relations       Human Communication
- Corporate Social Responsibility      - Speech Communication
- Corporate Communication              - Interpersonal Communication
- Public Relations and New Media       - Intercultural Communication
- Public Relations and Environment     - Group Communication
- Public Relations and Health          - Organizational Communication

Advertising                              Expertise available in the following School:
- Advertising Management                 School of Communication
- International Advertising              www.usm.my/comn
- Integrated Marketing Communication
- Advertising Strategy
- Media Management
- Advertising Campaign
- Advertising Production
- Graphics Production




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY


      Admission Requirements                                Duration
      Applicants should possess the following:              MA
      MA                                                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters* / Max 6 semesters
      • A Bachelor’s degree (with Hons) in related areas.   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
      • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent                Note: Full time international student may require
      • Degrees awarded by local private institutions              a minimum of 3 semesters.
        of higher learning including those awarded under
        any collaborative/franchising schemes with local    PhD
        or foreign partners must be accredited by the       Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
        Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).              Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
      • Malaysian applicants should obtain a least a
        credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its       Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
        equivalent.                                                  Malaysian       International
      • Applicants are required to submit a research                 RM3,050.00      RM4,600.00
        proposal.                                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                     Malaysian       International
      PhD                                                   MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
      • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /          PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
        CGPA 3.67) or
      • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of
        3.00 or equivalent in a related field.
      • Applicants are required to submit a research
        proposal.

      Language Requirement
      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
        (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
      • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic
        International English Language Testing System);
        or
      • Passed the USM Intensive English Course Level
        Three.
      • Results must be attached with the application
        form.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (DRAMA AND THEATER) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Drama and Theatre, Acting and Directing
- Acting and Directing                           Admission Requirements
- Traditional Theatre and Music                  Applicants should possess the following:
                                                 MA
- Educational Theatre                            • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Dance                                          • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Theatre Management                             • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Scenography                                      of higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  Expertise available in the following School:     or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  School of The Arts
  www.usm.my/art/                                PhD
                                                 • A Master's degree in a related field.
                                                 • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
                                                 • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
                                                   of higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 • International applicants are required to have a
                                                   minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
                                                   as a Foreign Language)
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Result must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time:   Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time:   Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time:   Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time:   Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,050.00      RM4,600.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Science and Mathematics Education                     Social and Philosophy of Education
- Science Education                                   - History of Education and Development
- Mathematics Education                               - Sociology of Education
- Vocational and Technical Education                  - Philosophy of Education
                                                      - Comparative Education
- Science, Technology and Society
- Education for Sustainable Development               Language Education and Literacy
                                                      - English Language Education/TESOL
Curriculum and Instruction                            - Malay Language/Literature Education
- Curriculum Studies                                  - Second Language Learning
- Primary Education
- Early Childhood Education                           Social Studies Education
- Multicultural Education                             - Economy and Commerce Education
- Distance Education                                  - Geography Education
                                                      - Physical and Sport Education
Educational Psychology, Psychometric and Counseling   - History Education
- Education Psychology                                - Ethics, Moral and Religious Educations
- Guidance and Counselling
                                                      History of Education and Development
- Psycometric and Education Evaluation
                                                      - History of Education and Development
- Statistics and Research Methodology
- Special Education for Diverse Needs                   Expertise available in the following School:
                                                        School of Educational Studies
Professional Educational, Leaderships                   www.usm.my/education
and Policy Studies
- Comparative Education
- Educational Management and Leadership
- Educational Planning and Policies Studies
- Life-long Education
- International Education and Globalisation
- Higher Education
- Professional and Teacher Education

Multimedia Education and IT
- Educational Technology
- Multimedia Education and IT
- Computer Assisted Instruction
- Virtual Learning and Internet




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Distance Education
- Distance and Open Learning                         Admission Requirements *
- Self-Instructional Multi-Media Application         Applicants should possess the following:
- Support System in Distance Education               MA
- Distance Education Technology                      • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
- E- Learning Portal
                                                     • Teaching qualifications and or professional
- Distance Education Administration
                                                       experience in the field of education.
- Adults Learning
                                                     • Fulfil other requirements determined by
Language                                               the individual areas or specialisation.
- Teaching English as a Second Languages
- Malay Language                                     PhD
- Distance Education                                 • A Master’s degree.
                                                     • Training and/or professional experience in
Science and Mathematics Education                      the field of education.
- Biology Education                                  • Fulfil other requirements determined by
- Physics Education                                    the individual areas of specialisation.
- Mathematics Education
                                                     Duration
Psychometric
                                                     MA
- Psychometric and Education Evaluation
                                                     Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Research Methodology
                                                     Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Education for Sustainable Development
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Education   PhD
- Environmental Education                            Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Environmental Teaching Method                      Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

Humanities Education                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Geography Education                                         Malaysian       International
- Geography Teaching Method                                   RM3,050.00      RM4,600.00
- Geography and Environmental Education              Thesis Examination Fees
- GIS in Geography Education                                  Malaysian       International
- ICT in Geography Education
                                                     MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                     PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Teaching and Learning of English
- Adult and Distance Education                       * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
- Education Psychology                                 expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
- Web-based English Teaching and Learning              websites.
- Pragmatics
- Literature in the TESOL classroom

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Distance Education
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Instructional Design and Technology
- Instructional Strategies                               Admission Requirements *
- Visual Communication                                   Applicants should possess the following:
- Instructional Systems Development                      MA
- Formative/Summative Evaluation                         • A Bachelor’s degree in related areas.
Information and Communication Technology                 • Proof of English Proficiency
in Education                                             • Priority will be given to applicants possessing
- E-learning/Web-/Internet Based Teaching and Learning     teaching and working experience in the field of
- Human Computer Interface/Usability                       education or training.
- Instructional Multimedia
- LMS/LCMS-based Learning                                PhD
- m-learning
- Emerging Technologies                                  • A Master’s degree in related areas.
                                                         • Proof of English Proficiency
Management and Utilization of Instructional Technology   • Priority will be given to applicants possessing
- Management of Educational Resources                      teaching and working experience in the field of
- Instructional Innovation                                 education or training.
Performance Technology
- Instructional Strategies                               Duration
                                                         MA
Computer Based Education                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Training Technology                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Evaluation of Instructional Technology/Training
- E-learning/Web-/Internet-/LMS-Based Instruction        PhD
  and Training
                                                         Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  Expertise available in the following Centre:           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  Centre For Instructional Technology and Multimedia
  www.ptpm.usm.my                                        Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                  Malaysian       International
                                                                  RM3,050.00      RM4,600.00
Instructional Design and Technology
- Instructional Strategy                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Instructional Innovation                                        Malaysian       International
- Human Computer Interface/Usability                     MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
- Instructional Systems Development                      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- Visual Communication
                                                         * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
ICT Technology and Multimedia in Education
- Multimedia Education and Information Technology          expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
- Laboratory Virtual Learning                              websites.
- Portal Learning
- m-Learning
- e-Learning

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Distance Education
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

English Language and Literature Studies
- Applied Linguistics                            Admission Requirements
- Critical Discourse Analysis                    Applicants should possess the following:
- Literacy Studies [Reading and Writing]         MA
- Semantics and Pragmatics                       • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Sociolinguistics                                 areas.
- Teaching and Learning of English TESL/TEFL     • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- English For Specific Purposes                    higher learning including those awarded under
- English Literature                               any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Malaysian Literature in English                  or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                 PhD
  Expertise available in the following School:
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  School of Humanities
                                                   / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
  www.hum.usm.my
                                                 • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
                                                   higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                   English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (ENGLISH LITERATURE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

English Language and Literature Studies
- Applied Linguistics                            Admission Requirements
- Critical Discourse Analysis                    Applicants should possess the following:
- Literacy Studies [Reading & Writing]           MA
- Semantics and Pragmatics                       • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Sociolinguistics                                 areas.
- Teaching and Learning of English TESL/TEFL     • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- English For Specific Purposes                    higher learning including those awarded under
- English Literature                               any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Malaysian Literature in English                  or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                 PhD
  Expertise available in the following School:
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  School of Humanities
                                                   / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
  www.hum.usm.my
                                                 • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
                                                   higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                   English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (FINANCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Finance
- International Finance and Trade                Admission Requirements
- Capital Markets                                Applicants should possess the following:
- Corporate Finance                              MA
- Islamic Finance                                • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Behavioural Finance
- Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management   PhD
- Futures and Option Market                      • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours /
- Financial Market-based Research (FMBR)           CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Merger and Acquisition
- Financial Market Efficiency                    Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  Expertise available in the following School:     (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  School of Management                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
  www.management.usm.my                            English Language Testing System); or
                                                 • Passed USM’s Intensive English Course Level 4.
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,400.00      RM5,100.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (FINE ARTS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Fine Arts
- History and Theory of Arts                     Admission Requirements
- Painting                                       Applicants should possess the following:
                                                 MA
- Sculpture                                      • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Printmaking                                    • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Photography                                    • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
- Fine Arts                                        of higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
Design                                             or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Communication Graphics
- Product Design                                 PhD
- Design and New Media Technology                • A Master's degree in a related field.
                                                 • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
  Expertise available in the following School:   • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
  School of The Arts                               of higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  www.usm.my/art/                                  or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 • International applicants are required to have a
                                                   minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
                                                   as a Foreign Language)
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Result must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time:   Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time:   Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time:   Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time:   Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,050.00      RM4,600.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (GEOGRAPHY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Geography
- Human Geography                                Admission Requirements *
- Urban and Metropolitan Geography               Applicants should possess the following:
- Economic and Development Geography             MA
- Industrial Geography                           • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Population Geography
- Regional Development Planning                    areas.
- Geography of Services                          • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Agricultural Geography                           higher learning including those awarded under
- Resource Management                              any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Geography of ASEAN and Asia-Pacific              or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Geographical Information System                  Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Remote Sensing                                 PhD
- Geomorphology                                  • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Hydrology                                        / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
- Climatology                                    • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Biogeography                                     higher learning including those awarded under
- Geography
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  Expertise available in the following School:     or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  School of Humanities                             Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  www.hum.usm.my
                                                 Language Requirement
Geography                                        (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Environmental Studies                          • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
- Geographical Education                           English as a Foreign Language) or
- Economic Development                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Transport and Traffic Studies                    English Language Testing System)
- Urban and Regional Studies                     • Results must be attached with the application
- Poverty Studies
- Tourism                                          form.
- Hydrometeorology
- Slope Stability                                Duration
- Fluvial Geomorphology                          MA
- Remote Sensing                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- ICT in Geography                               Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Land Use Planning                              PhD
- Urban Growth                                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Human, Social and Cultural Geography           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Rural Transformation and Development
- Sustainable Development                        Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Place and Areal Studies
- Pollution Studies                                       Malaysian       International
- Landslide Studies                                       RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
- Soil Erosion                                   Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
- Hydrology                                               Malaysian       International
- Water Resources and Management                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
- Climate Change                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- Agricultural Studies
- Industrial and Globalization
- 3D in Spatial Studies                          * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
  Expertise available in the following School:     websites.
  School of Distance Education
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (HISTORY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

History
- Malaysian History                              Admission Requirements *
- Asian History                                  Applicants should possess the following:
- Southeast Asian History                        MA
                                                 • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- History
                                                   areas.
                                                 • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
  Expertise available in the following School:     higher learning including those awarded under
  School of Humanities                             any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  www.hum.usm.my                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                 PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
History
                                                   / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
- Historical Philosophy                          • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Malaysian History                                higher learning including those awarded under
- South East Asian History                         any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- East Asian History                               or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Western History                                  Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- History
                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
  School of Distance Education
                                                   English as a Foreign Language) or
  http://pppjj.usm.my/                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (INTERPRETATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Malay Language and English Language
- Linguistic Theory                                        PhD
- Sociolinguistics                                         • Master's degree in related areas.
- Applied Linguistics                                      • Good Bachelor’s degree (CGPA ³ 3.67) in related
- Discourse Analysis                                         areas.
- English Language Skills                                  • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Reading                                                    higher learning including those awarded under any
- Speaking                                                   collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
- Syllabus Design and Materials Development                  foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
- Testing and Evaluation                                     Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- History and Bahasa Malaysia                              • Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),
- Terminologi                                                with related work experience and publication may
- Lexicography and Lexicology                                be considered.
- Stylistics, Reading and Text Interpretation
- English Language Studies                                 Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  School of Languages, Literacies and Translations           (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  www.sollat.usm.my                                        • A minimum score of band 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level III, or;
                                                           • Other English Language qualifications equivalent to
                                                             the above.
                                                             Results must be attached with the application form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           MA
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  Admission Requirements
  Applicants should possess the following:                 PhD
  MA                                                       Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • A good Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 3.00)                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
    in related areas.
  • Degree awarded by local private institutions of        Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
    higher learning including those awarded under any               Malaysian       International
    collaborative/franchising schemes with local or                 RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
    foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian   Thesis Examination Fees(Pay Once)
    Qualifications Agency (MQA).                                    Malaysian       International
  • Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),      MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
    with related work experience and publication may       PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
    be considered.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (ISLAMIC STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Islamic Studies
- Usuluddin [Islamic Creed and Philosophy; Islamic Propagation   Admission Requirements
   - Da'wah; Quranic and Hadith Studies]                         Applicants should possess the following:
- Syari'ah [Islamic Legal Theory; Comparative Jurisprudence;     MA
   Islamic Traditional Jurisprudence [HUM]                       • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Islamic Thought [Modern Islamic Thought,                         areas.
   Classical Islamic Thought]                                    • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Islamic Studies                                                  higher learning including those awarded under
                                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
Islam Civilisation and Asian Civilisation                          or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Art in Islam                                                     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                                 PhD
- Role and Influence of Islamic Civilisation in Southeast Asia
                                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Philosophy and History of Islamic Civilisation
                                                                   / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
- History and Philosophy of Islamic Science
                                                                 • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Islamic Thinking
                                                                   higher learning including those awarded under
- Islam Civilisation
                                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  Expertise available in the following School:                     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  School of Humanities
  www.hum.usm.my                                                 Language Requirement
                                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                                   English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                   form.

                                                                 Duration
                                                                 MA
                                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                                 PhD
                                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                                          RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                                 Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (LANGUAGE STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Malay Language and English Language
- Linguistic Theory                                        PhD
- Sociolinguistics                                         • Master's degree in related areas.
- Applied Linguistics                                      • Good Bachelor’s degree (CGPA ³ 3.67) in related
- Discourse Analysis                                         areas.
- English Language Skills                                  • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Reading                                                    higher learning including those awarded under any
- Speaking                                                   collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
- Syllabus Design and Materials Development                  foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
- Testing and Evaluation                                     Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- History and Bahasa Malaysia                              • Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),
- Terminology                                                with related work experience and publication may
- Lexicography and Lexicology                                be considered.
- Stylistics, Reading and Text Interpretation
- English Language Studies                                 Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  School of Languages, Literacies and Translations           (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  www.sollat.usm.my                                        • A minimum score of band 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level III, or;
                                                           • Other English Language qualifications equivalent to
                                                             the above.
                                                             Results must be attached with the application form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           MA
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  Admission Requirements
  Applicants should possess the following:
                                                           PhD
  MA
                                                           Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • A good Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 3.00)
                                                           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
    in related areas.
  • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
                                                           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
    higher learning including those awarded under any
                                                                    Malaysian       International
    collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
                                                                    RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
    foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
                                                           Thesis Examination Fees(Pay Once)
    Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                                    Malaysian       International
  • Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),
                                                           MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
    with related work experience and publication may
                                                           PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
    be considered.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (LINGUISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Malay Linguistics/Translation and Interpretation
- Translation Studies                              Admission Requirements
- Phonetic and Phonology of Malay Language         Applicants should possess the following:
- Morphology of Malay Language                     MA
- Syntax of Malay Language                         • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Sociolinguistics                                   areas.
- Psycholinguistics                                • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Semantics and Pragmatics of Malay Language         higher learning including those awarded under
- Discourse Studies                                  any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Audiovisual Translation (Dubbling, Subtitling)     or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Consecutive Interpreting                           Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                   PhD
- Simultaneous Interpreting
                                                   • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Translation of Advertisement
                                                     / CGPA³3.67) degree in a related area.
- Malay Language Studies
                                                   • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Translation
                                                     higher learning including those awarded under
                                                     any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  Expertise available in the following School:       or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  School of Humanities                               Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  www.hum.usm.my
                                                   Language Requirement
                                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                     English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                     form.

                                                   Duration
                                                   MA
                                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                   PhD
                                                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                   Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                            Malaysian       International
                                                            RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                   Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                            Malaysian       International
                                                   MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                   PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (LITERATURE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Literature
- Comparative Literature                           Admission Requirements *
  (Asian, African, Indian and Europe Literature)   Applicants should possess the following:
                                                   MA
- Nusantara Literature
                                                   • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Literary Theory (Post-colonialism; Feminism;       areas.
  Post-structuralism)                              • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
                                                     higher learning including those awarded under
  Expertise available in the following School:       any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  School of Humanities                               or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  www.hum.usm.my                                     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                   PhD
                                                   • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                     / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
Literature                                         • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Classical Malay Literature                         higher learning including those awarded under
- Modern Malay Literature                            any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Comparative Literature                             or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Distance Education                     Language Requirement
  http://pppjj.usm.my/                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                     English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                     form.

                                                   Duration
                                                   MA
                                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                   PhD
                                                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                   Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                            Malaysian       International
                                                            RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                   Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                            Malaysian       International
                                                   MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                   PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                   * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                     expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                     websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (MALAY LANGUAGE STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Malay Linguistics/Translation and Interpretation
- Translation Studies                              Admission Requirements
- Phonetic and Phonology of Malay Language         Applicants should possess the following:
- Morphology of Malay Language                     MA
- Syntax of Malay Language                         • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Sociolinguistics                                   areas.
- Psycholinguistics                                • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Semantics and Pragmatics of Malay Language         higher learning including those awarded under
- Discourse Studies                                  any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
- Audiovisual Translation (Dubbling, Subtitling)     or foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Consecutive Interpreting                           Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                   PhD
- Simultaneous Interpreting
                                                   • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Translation of Advertisement
                                                     / CGPA³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
- Malay Language Studies
                                                   • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Translation
                                                     higher learning including those awarded under
                                                     any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  Expertise available in the following School:       or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  School of Humanities                               Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  www.hum.usm.my
                                                   Language Requirement
                                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                     English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                     English Language Testing System)
                                                   • Results must be attached with the application
                                                     form.

                                                   Duration
                                                   MA
                                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                   PhD
                                                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                   Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                   Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                            Malaysian       International
                                                            RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                   Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                            Malaysian       International
                                                   MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                   PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Organization                                 Marketing
- Strategic Management                       - International Marketing
- International Business Management          - Strategic Marketing
- Organisational Behaviour and Development   - Consumer Behaviour
- Human Resource Management                  - Advertising and Marketing Communications
- Learning Organization                      - Retailing
- Women in Management                        - Brand Management
- Compensation and Benefit                   - Service Marketing
- Women Entrepreneurs                        - Marketing Services Management
- Small Business                             - Environmental Marketing
- Corporate Governance
- Leadership and Work Values                 Operations and Production
- Behavioural Organization                   - Productivity and Quality
                                             - Technology Management
Internationalization                         - Management Sciences
- Internationalization of Enterprises        - Managing Information Resources
- International Entrepreneurship             - Operations Strategies
- Global Strategies and Competitiveness      - Supply Chain Management
- Crosscultural Management                   - Technology Management
- Export Markets                             - Operations Management
- Global Stategic Management
- Strategies and Practices in MNCs             Expertise available in the following School:
- Expatriation and Repatriation                School of Management
                                               www.management.usm.my




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Management
- Human Resource Management                      Admission Requirements *
- Work Values                                    Applicants should possess the following:
- Strategic Management                           MA
- Organizational and Business Management         • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Operational Management
- Consumer Behaviour                             PhD
- Industrial Relations                           • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours /
- Operational Management                           CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Business Law
- Finance                                        Language Requirement
- Investment                                     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Performance Measurement                        • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Government Linked Companies (GLC)                (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- International Business                         • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Corporate Governance                             English Language Testing System); or
- Behavioral Finance                             • Passed USM’s Intensive English Course Level 4.
- Accounting                                     • Results must be attached with the application
- Virtual Organisation/Society                     form.
- Organisational Behaviour
- Learning Organisation                          Duration
- Management of Current Issues                   MA
- Quality of Management                          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Micro Finance                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Technology and Innovation Management
                                                 PhD
  Expertise available in the following School:   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  School of Distance Education                   Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,400.00      RM5,100.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (MUSIC) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Music, Performance and Pedagogy - Music Education
- Music                                             Admission Requirements
- Ethnomusicology                                   Applicants should possess the following:
                                                    MA
- Musicology                                        • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Composition                                       • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Pedagogy - Music Education                        • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
                                                      of higher learning including those awarded under
  Expertise available in the following School:        any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
  School of The Arts                                  or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                      Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  www.usm.my/art/
                                                    PhD
                                                    • A Master's degree in a related field.
                                                    • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
                                                    • Degrees awarded by local private institutions
                                                      of higher learning including those awarded under
                                                      any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                      or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                      Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

                                                    Language Requirement
                                                    • International applicants are required to have a
                                                      minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English
                                                      as a Foreign Language)
                                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                      English Language Testing System)
                                                    • Result must be attached with the application
                                                      form.

                                                    Duration
                                                    MA
                                                    Full-time:   Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                    Part-time:   Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                    PhD
                                                    Full-time:   Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                    Part-time:   Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                             RM3,050.00      RM4,600.00
                                                    Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                    MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                    PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (PHILOSOPHY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy
- Epistemology                                   Admission Requirements
- Islamic Philosophy                             Applicants should possess the following:
- Philosophy of Social Sciences                  MA
- Philosophy of Arts/Aesthetics                  • A Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 2.75) in related
- Comparative Philosophy                           areas.
- Philosophy of Religious                        • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
- Classical Western Philosophy                     higher learning including those awarded under
- Ethics                                           any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
  Expertise available in the following School:     Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
                                                 PhD
  School of Humanities
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  www.hum.usm.my
                                                   / CGPA ³ 3.67) degree in a related area.
                                                 • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
                                                   higher learning including those awarded under
                                                   any collaborative/franchising schemes with local
                                                   or foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                   Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of
                                                   English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MA
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fee (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF ARTS (TRANSLATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Translation
- Translation                                                   PhD
- Theory and Translation Practice                               • Master's degree in related areas.
- Evaluation of Various Types of Text                           • Good Bachelor’s degree (CGPA ³ 3.67) in related
- Spontaneous Interpretation and Consecutive - Interpretation     areas.
                                                                • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
Malay Language and English Language                               higher learning including those awarded under any
- Linguistic Theory                                               collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
- Sociolinguistics                                                foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian
- Applied Linguistics                                             Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Discourse Analysis                                            • Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),
- English Language Skills                                         with related work experience and publication may
- Reading                                                         be considered.
- Speaking
- Syllabus Design & Materials Development                       Language Requirement
- Testing and Evaluation                                        (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- History and Bahasa Malaysia                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Terminology                                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Lexicography and Lexicology                                   • A minimum score of band 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Stylistics, Reading and Text Interpretation                     English Language Testing System)
- English Language Studies                                      • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level III, or;
                                                                • Other English Language qualifications equivalent to
  Expertise available in the following School:                    the above.
  School of Languages, Literacies and Translations                Results must be attached with the application form.
  www.sollat.usm.my
                                                                Duration
                                                                MA
                                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  Admission Requirements                                        Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  Applicants should possess the following:
  MA                                                            PhD
  • A good Bachelor's degree (CGPA ³ 3.00)                      Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
    in related areas.                                           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  • Degree awarded by local private institutions of
    higher learning including those awarded under any           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
    collaborative/franchising schemes with local or                      Malaysian       International
    foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian                 RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
    Qualifications Agency (MQA).                                Thesis Examination Fees(Pay Once)
  • Applicants with CGPA less than 3.0 (CGPA ³ 2.75),                    Malaysian       International
    with related work experience and publication may            MA       RM750.00        RM1,000.00
    be considered.                                              PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Next Generation Multimedia Communications                  Next Generation Internet and IPV6
and Telemedicine                                           - Internet Signalling and Service Enabling Protocols, Including
- Video Conferencing                                         SIP, NSIS, HTTP, RTSP/RTP
- Telepresence                                             - MPLS and Traffic Engineering
- Multimedia Networks Protocols                            - Internet Mobility Management and Support
- Digital Rights Management                                - VoIP Protocols and Services
- Multimedia Interactive Systems                           - Unicast, Multi-Cast, Broadcast Routing Protocols
- E-Learning                                               - Overlay and Peer-To-Peer Networks
- Al Applications in Multimedia                            - Flow Management: Packet Classification and Congestion
- Digital Filter Design                                      Control
- DSP Implementation                                       - Secure Signalling in IP Networks
- Fractional Signal Processing                             - IPv6 Mobility
- Distributed Signal Processing                            - IPv6 Intradomain and Interdomain Routing
                                                           - IPv6 Tunnelling and Multicast
- Group Communication for Controlling Networks
                                                           - IP Addressing
  and Services
- Support for Streaming and Real-Time Media                Satelite and Wireless Communication
- VoIP Protocols and Services                              - Ad Hoc Wireless Network
- Processing of Medical Signals and Images                 - Internet Over Satellite
- Wireless Health Monitoring Technologies                  - Internetworking Heterogeneous Wireless/Wireline Networks
- Remote Acquisition of Data for Teleconsulting            - Mobility, Location and Handoff Management
  al Elucidation                                           - Multimedia QoS and Traffic Management
                                                           - QoS and Media Streaming Support
Advanced Internet Security and Monitoring
                                                           - QoS Routing In Wireless Networks
- Techniques and Tools for Internet Traffic Measurements
                                                           - Self Organization of Networks
- Plug and Play Networking Components
                                                           - Sensor Networks
- Network Resource Management
                                                           - Service Middleware and Open Interfaces
- Virtual Private Networks
                                                           - Satellite for NGN
- Control and Management in Dynamic/Mobil Network
                                                           - Transport Protocols for Wireless
  Environments
                                                           - Wireless LANs Protocols and Standards
- Network Resource Management
                                                           - Wireless Multicasting
- Data Procurement Systems
                                                           - Wireless Network Security and Privacy
- Industrial Networking Security
                                                           - Wireless System Optimization Techniques
- Internet Infrastructures Security
- Internet Routing Protocols Security                      Advanced Virtual Reality
- Legal, Financial and Operational Security                - Virtual Environment
- Malware Protection                                       - Distributed Immersive Simulation
- Physical Cyber Security                                  - Web 3D/Virtual Reality
- Protocol Security Testing and Evaluation                 - Information & Knowledge Visualization
- Secure Coding Practices                                  - HCI for Mobile Devices
- Web Security                                             - Adaptive Interfaces
- Server and Service Security                              - Computer Supported Cooperative Work

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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Cellular Mobile Technologies
- Mobile Code and Network Programmability                 Admission Requirements
- 4G Mobile Network Architectures                         Applicants should possess the following:
                                                          MSc
- Mobile Ad Hoc Routing
                                                          • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Computer
- Mobile Internet Technologies                              Science/Electric & Electronic Engineering,
- Mobile IP Techniques                                      Computer Engineering/Information Technology
- Mobile Quality of Service Management                      or equivalent.
- Positioning and Navigation                              • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.

Internet Governance and Policy                            PhD
- Infrastructure & Standardization: Telecommunication     • A Master's with minimum CGPA 3.00 or
                                                            equivalent, or Bachelor's ( First Class
  Infrastructure, IP Address Management, DNS & Root
                                                            Honours>3.67) degree in Computer
  Servers, Network Security, Web-Standards, Cloud           Science/Electric and Electronic Engineering,
  Computing, Convergence, Cyber-Security                    Computer Engineering/Information Technology
- Legal issues: Jurisdiction, Arbitration, Copyright,       or equivalent.
  Trademark, Patents, Cyber-Crime
- Economic issues: E-Commerce, Consumer Protection,       Language Requirement
  Digital Signatures, E-Payment                           For International Applicants:
- Development issues: Digital Divide, Universal access.   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                            (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
                                                          • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Smart Grid
                                                            English Language Testing System)
- Virtual Power Meter                                     For Malaysian Applicants:
- Wireless Network for Energy Sensors                     • A minimum score of band 4 in MUET (Malaysian
- Dynamic Bandwidth                                         University English Test)
- Wireless Broadband for Energy Sensors                   • Results must be attached with the application
- Energy Efficiency                                         form.
- Multi-Channel Energy Management System
- Cloud- Based Energy Management System                   Duration
                                                          MSc
                                                          Full-time : Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  Expertise available in the following Centre:            Part-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)
  www.nav6.org                                            PhD
                                                          Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                          Part-time : Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                                   RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00

                                                          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                  Malaysian        International
                                                          MSc     RM750.00         RM1,000.00
                                                          PhD     RM1,000.00       RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Aerospace
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)             Admission Requirements
- Structural Analysis                            Applicants should possess the following:
- Aero-composite                                 MSc
- Rocket Propulsion                              • A Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with
- Control System                                   a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.

  Expertise available in the following School:   PhD
  School of Aerospace Engineering                • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
  www.aerospace.eng.usm.my                         CGPA 3.67); or
                                                 • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
                                                   or equivalent in a related field.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ANATOMY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Anatomy
- Histological Techniques and Teaching Methods,       Admission Requirements
  Musculoskeletal Anatomy                             Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Neuroanatomy, Plastination of biological tissues,   MSc
  Clinical Anatomy                                    • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree, BSc (Hons)
                                                        in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  Expertise available in the following School:          Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  School of Medical Sciences                            a recognised university.
  www.medic.usm.my
                                                      PhD
                                                      • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                        / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                      Language Requirement
                                                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                        (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                      • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                        English Language Testing System)
                                                      • Results must be attached with the application
                                                        form.

                                                      Duration
                                                      MSc
                                                      Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                      Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                      PhD
                                                      Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                      Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                      Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                               Malaysian       International
                                                               RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                      Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                               Malaysian       International
                                                      MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Applied Entomology
- Entomology                                     Admission Requirements
- Insect Ecology                                 Applicants should possess the following:
- Insect Systematics                             MSc
- Insect Biochemistry and Physiology             • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Medical Entomology                             • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
- Urban and Industrial Entomology                  of experience in a relevant field.
- Agricultural Entomology
- Pest Management                                PhD
- Aquatic Entomology/Bioindicator                • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Biological Control of Vectors                    / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.
- Tropical Disease Vectors
- Agricultural Disease Vectors                   Language Requirement
- Applied Entomology                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  Expertise available in the following School:     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  School of Biological Sciences                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                         English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED PARASITOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Parasitology
- Parasite Biology                               Admission Requirements
- Protozoology                                   Applicants should possess the following:
- Helminthology                                  MSc
- Parasitology                                   • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
                                                 • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
  Expertise available in the following School:     of experience in a relevant field.
  School of Biological Sciences
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                       PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (AQUATIC BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Aquatic Biology
- Aquaculture                                    Admission Requirements
- Limnology                                      Applicants should possess the following:
- Marine Ecology                                 MSc
- Oceanography                                   • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Coastal Ecosystems                             • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
- Plankton Ecology and Productivity                of experience in a relevant field.
- Aquatic Animal Disease
- Aquatic Animal Nutrition                       PhD
- Ichthyology                                    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Aquatic Biology                                  / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.

  Expertise available in the following School:   Language Requirement
  School of Biological Sciences                  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                       • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ARCHITECTURE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Architecture
- Energy Efficient Design                        Admission Requirements
- Environmental Design: Lighting                 Applicants should possess the following:
- Environmental Design: Acoustic                 MSc
- Environmental Design: Thermal Comfort          • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Architecture History and Theory
- Vernacular Architecture                        PhD
- Sustainable Architecture                       • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Housing Design                                   CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Human Factors in Architecture                  Language Requirement
- Architecture Design                            (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Fire Safety Design                             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Architectural Materials and Technology           (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Architecture Management and Practice           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Architecture Pedagogy                            English Language Testing System)
- Urban Design/Urban Management/Urban            • Results must be attached with the application
  Conservation/Urban Culture                       form.
- Building Conservation
- Building Performance                           Duration
- Intelligent Building Design                    MSc
- Design of High-Rise Building                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Housing, Building & Planning         PhD
  www.hbp.usm.my                                 Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,550.00      RM5,300.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOMEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Biomedicine                              Inter-Diciplinary Health
- Vaccinology                            - Health Promotion
- Mechanism of Disease                   - Gender and Health
- Molecular and Cellular Biology         - Women's Health
- Diseases Diagnostic                    - Family Violence/Violence Against Women and Children
- Pharmacology                           - Health Social Work
- Physiology                             - Health and Social Problem
- Immunology                             - History and Philosophy of Health Sciences
- Haematology and Transfusion Sciences   - Medical Ethnics and Shari'ah
- Biochemistry                           - Islamic Epistemology and Helth Sciences
- Microbiology                           - Islamic Axiology and Health Sciences
- Parasitology                           - History and Philosophy of Medical Sciences In Islam
- Anatomy, Histology and Microscopy      - Health Communication
- Biomedical Nanotechnology              - Health Economics and Policy

Health Informatics                         Expertise available in the following School:
- Health Record                            School of Health Sciences
- E-Learning                               www.ppsk.usm.my
- Bioinformatics
- Computer Forensics

Environmental and Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Occupational Health




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOMEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Biomedical Analysis
- Biomedical Analysis                            Admission Requirements *
                                                 Applicants should possess one of the following:
Drug Metabolism                                  MSc
- Drug Metabolism                                • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
                                                   in Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology,
Instrumental Organic Analysis                      Chemistry, Physics or other related fields from
- Instrumental Organic Analysis                    a recognised university.

Drug Abuse                                       PhD
- Drug Abuse                                     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Biochemistry Analysis
- Biochemistry Analysis                          Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Peptide Identification and Characterization      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Peptide Identification and Characterization      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Biochemical Toxiclogy                              English Language Testing System)
- Biochemical Toxiclogy                          • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.
Lipid Profiling (Lipidomics)
- Lipid Profiling (Lipidomics)                   Duration
                                                 MSc
Drug Discovery and Proteomics                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Drug Discovery and Proteomics                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

  Expertise available in the following Centre:   PhD
  Doping Control Centre                          Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  www.dccusm.com                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM4,100.00      RM6,150.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIORESOURCE, PAPER AND COATINGS TECHNOLOGY)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Bioresource, Paper and Coatings Technology
- Wood Properties                                          Admission Requirements
- Durability and Protection                                Applicants should possess the following:
- Wood Polimer Composites                                  MSc
- Paper Recycling & Alternative Pulping/Paper Technology   • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Natural Fibre Filled / Reinforced Polymer Composites
- Conventional Wood / Non-Wood Composites                  PhD
- Chemical Modification Of Bioresource                     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Environment Friendly Pulping                               CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Polymer Chemistry And Resin Technology
- Pigment and Dyes                                         Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Bioprocess Technology                                      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Bioprocess Technology                                      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Enzymology/Enzyme Technology/Biocatalysis                • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Fermentation Technology                                    English Language Testing System)
- Waste Treatment via Bioprosess Technology                • Results must be attached with the application
- Pharmaceutical Bioprosess Technology                       form.
- Biochemical/Metabolite Technology
- Process Control/Automation                               Duration
- Food/Nutraceutical Bioprocess Technology                 MSc
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Quality Control Instrumentation                            Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Total Quality Management Instrumentation
- Sensor Integration and Industrial Automation             PhD
                                                           Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:             Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  School of Industrial Technology
  www.ppti.usm.my/                                         Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                                    RM3,350.00      RM5,300.00
                                                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                           MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                           PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOTECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Biotechnology
- Cell Culture Technology                        Admission Requirements *
- DNA Probes Technology                          Applicants should possess the following:
- Enzyme Technology                              MSc
- Immunology                                     • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Industrial Biotechnology                       • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
- Microbial Biotechnology                          of experience in a relevant field.
- Micropropagation Techniques
- Molecular Biology                              PhD
- Genetics and Plant Biotechnology               • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Tissue Culture                                   / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.
- Biotechnology
                                                 Language Requirement
  Expertise available in the following School:   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  School of Biological Sciences                  • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                         (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
Biotechnology                                    • Results must be attached with the application
- Biotechnology                                    form.

  Expertise available in the following Centre:   Duration
  Centre For Chemical Biology                    MSc
  www. ccbusm.com                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BOTANY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Botany
- Plant Taxonomy                                 Admission Requirements
- Plant Tissue and Cell Culture                  Applicants should possess the following:
- Weed Biology                                   MSc
- Molecular Taxonomy                             • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Botany                                         • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
                                                   of experience in a relevant field.
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Biological Sciences                  PhD
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                       • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BUILDING TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Building Technology
- Building Infrastructure                                   Admission Requirements
- Water Reticulation and Distribution System                Applicants should possess the following:
- Waste Water Treatment                                     MSc
- Drainage and Flood Control                                • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Road and Highway
- Construction Materials and Technology                     PhD
- Ferrocement Technology                                    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Lightweight Concrete                                        CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Reinforced Concrete Structures
- Structural Analysis, Design Optimisation and Assessment   Language Requirement
- Geotechnology                                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Earthquake Engineering                                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Marine and Coastal Development                              (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Building Services and Engineering                         • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Fire Safety                                                 English Language Testing System)
- Thermal Comfort                                           • Results must be attached with the application
- Ventilation and Air-Conditioning                            form.
- Energy Conservation
- Services Management                                       Duration
- Maintanance                                               MSc
- Impact Assessment                                         Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Environmental Management                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Building Science
- Acoustic                                                  PhD
- Illumination/Lighting                                     Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Ergonomics                                                Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters
- Occupational Safety and Health
                                                            Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
  Expertise available in the following School:                       Malaysian       International
  School of Housing, Building & Planning                             RM3,550.00      RM5,300.00
  www.hbp.usm.my                                            Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                     Malaysian       International
                                                            MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                            PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Separation Processes and Catalysis                          Bioprocess and Environmental Engineering
- Reaction Kinetics and Modelling                           - Treatment of water and Toxic Materials
- Process Development and Design                            - Water and Air Pollutions Control and Monitoring
- Photocatalysis                                            - Fermentation Process
- Zeolite Catalysis                                         - Enzyme Technology
- Environmental Catalysis                                   - Bioremediation
- Catalytic Cracking                                        - Bioconversion of Easte Material to Useful Products
- Automotive Exhaust Catasis                                - Plant Cell Culture Technology
- Catalytic VOC Removal                                     - Metabolic Engineering
- Petroleum and Natural Gas Process and Operation           - Renewable Energy
- Adsorption                                                - Biocatalysis and Biotransformation
- Development of Organic and Inorganic Members              - Solid Waste and Wastewater Management Technology
- Catalytic Membrane Reactor                                - Fludization and Atmospheric Emissions
- Hydrodesulfurization of Residual Oil
- Membrane Technology for Environmental Pollution control
- Carbon Nanotubes
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Nanoscience Technology
- Fuel and Heavy-Oil Technology
- Nanostructured magnetic Colloid




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Process Modelling and Control
- Simulation and Computer Aided Process          Admission Requirements
- DCS and PC-based Control                       Applicants should possess the following:
- Artificial Intelligence                        MSc
- Process Modelling                              • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or in
- Process Integration                              a related field with minimum CGPA of 2.75
- Computational Fluids Dynamics                    (Second Class Honours [Upper Division]) or
- Process Intensification                          equivalent.
- Model Based Control
- Process Optimization                           PhD
- Process Safety                                 • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
                                                   (First Class Honours / minimum CGPA of 3.67); or
  Expertise available in the following School:   • A Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or in a
  School of Chemical Engineering                   related field with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or
  http://chemical.eng.usm.my                       equivalent.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full- Time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Chemical Pathology
- Lipid Diagnostics and Research, Information Technology,       Admission Requirements
  Multimedia Development                                        Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Management of Chem. Phathology Diagnosis Stick Lab,           MSc
- Biochemical assessment of nutritional status. Research        • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  in lipid peroxidation, antioxidation, amino acid and            in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  neutrotransmitters in brain.                                    Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
- Liver carcinogenesis study in animals and human. Liver          a recognised university.
  function test in relation to chronic liver diseases. Tissue
  culture of rat monolayers. Breast feeding and lactation       PhD
- Molecular Toxicology, Basic Molecular Biology,                • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  Cell Signalling, Drug Metabolism                                / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Pathology Chemistry
                                                                Language Requirement
  Expertise available in the following School:                  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  School of Medical Sciences                                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  www.medic.usm.my                                                (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                  English Language Testing System)
                                                                • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                  form.

                                                                Duration
                                                                MSc
                                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                                Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                                PhD
                                                                Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                                Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                                Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                         Malaysian       International
                                                                         RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                                Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                         Malaysian       International
                                                                MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                                PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CHEMISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Organic Chemistry
- Organic Synthesis                              Admission Requirements *
- Natural Product                                Applicants should possess the following:
- Chemistry                                      MSc
- Liquid Crystals
- Trace Organic Analysis                         • A Bachelor of Science degree in a related area.
- Supramolecules                                 PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
Physical Chemistry                                 / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
- Environmental Chemistry
- Electroplating / Electroless plating           Language Requirement
- Computational Chemistry                        (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
Inorganic Chemistry
- Inorganic Polymers                               (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Coordination Chemistry                           English Language Testing System), or
- Liquid Crystals                                • Results must be attached with the application
- Helerogencous Catalysis
                                                   form.
Industrial Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry and Advanced Materials     Duration
- Composite Materials                            MSc
- Polymer Chemistry
- Palm Oil Chemistry                             Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Corrosion Chemistry and Coatings               Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Chemistry in Petroleum Industry
                                                 PhD
Analytical Chemistry
- Pollution Studies                              Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Chemical Sensors and Biosensors                Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Electroanalytical Methods
- Separation Chemistry                           Tuition and Examination Fees (Per Semester)
- Photocatalysis
- Conducting Polymers                            Malaysian        RM3,350.00
- Environmental Electrochemistry                 International    RM5,000.00
- Water Treatment
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Chemical Sciences                            Malaysian        International
  www.usm.my/chem                                MSc     RM750.00         RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD     RM1,000.00       RM1,500.00
Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry                             * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
- Coordination Chemistry                           expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
- Organic Chemistry                                websites.
- Organometallic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Distance Education
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CIVIL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Environmental Engineering                                Water Resources Engineering
- Landfill Technology                                    - Water Supply
- Composting                                             - Urban Storm Water Management
- Water and Wastewater Treatment                         - Hydrology
- Industrial Wastewater Treatment                        - Flood Forecasting
- Solid Waste Management                                 - River Engineering
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EM) and               - Integrated Water Resource Management
  Environmental Management Plan (EMP)                    - Urban Hydrology
- Air Quality Studies                                    - Sediment Transport
- Sludge Management                                      - Modelling of Pump Station
- Noise Pollution Control and Management                 - Irrigation and Drainage
- Water Quality Studies                                  - Hydraulics
- Geo-Environment                                        - Fluid Mechanics
- Other Fields in Environmental Engineering              - Computational Fluid Dynamics
                                                         - Eco Hydrology
Geotechnical Engineering                                 - Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Water Resources
- Slope Stabilization (Soil/Rock)                        - Coastal Engineering
- Ground Improvement                                     - Hydraulic Structures
- Reinforced Soil                                        - Resources Engineering
- Landslide Risk Management
- Application of Geosynthetics                           Structural Engineering
- Rock Mechanics                                         - Structural Dynamics
- Blasting and Vibrations                                - Concrete Technology
- Foundation Engineering                                 - Construction Technology
- Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation                    - Advance Construction Material
- Geotechnical Assessment                                - Highrise Structure
- Piling Vibrations                                      - Floating Structure
- Geo-Spatial Analysis                                   - Membrane Structure
- Probabilistic Methods In Geotechnical Engineering      - Modular Structure
- Soft Clays                                             - Structural Assessment
- Collapsible Soil                                       - Fire Engineering
- Risk Assessment In Geotechnical Engineering            - Masonry Engineering
- Other Fields In Geotechnical Engineering               - Structural Engineering
                                                         - Concrete Repair Materials and Techniques
Highway, Traffic and Transportation Engineering          - Wind Engineering
- Pavement Engineering                                   - Earthquake Engineering
- Asphalt Technology                                     - Timber Engineering
- Traffic Engineering                                    - Tensioned Structures
- Road Safety                                            - Shell and Spatial Structures
- Intelligent Transport System                           - Computational Mechanics and Advanced Structural Analysis
- Public Transport Studies                               - Computational Mechanics
- Highway Capacity Studies                               - Advanced Structural Analysis
- Travel Behaviour Studies                               - Steel Structures
- Sustainable Transport                                  - Water Retaining Structures
- Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Transportation   - Structural Health Monitoring
- Other Fields in Highway, Traffic and                   - Structural Retrofitting
  Transportation Engineering                             - Other Fields in Structural Engineering
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CIVIL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Geomatic and Management
- Measurement Sciences                                      Admission Requirements
- Monitoring Systems                                        Applicants should possess the following:
- Global Positioning System (GPS)                           MSc
- Decision Support System (DSS)                             • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
- Geomatics                                                 • CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
- Geo-Information Sciences(GIS)                             • A good command of English.
- Digital Mapping and Imaging
- Engineering Survey                                        PhD
- Spatial Statistics                                        • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
- Stress Management                                           CGPA>3.67) degree in related field; or
- Emotional Intelligence and Engineering Entrepreneurship   • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
- Cadastral Survey                                          • A good command of English.
- Sub Surface Detection and Assessment
- Other Fields in Geomatic Engineering                      Duration
                                                            MSc
Management In Engineering                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Management                                                Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Stress Management
- Emotional Intelligence                                    PhD
- Engineering Entrepreneurship                              Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Project Management                                        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Construction Management
- Other Fields in Engineering Management                    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                     Malaysian       International
  Expertise available in the following School:                       RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
  School of Civil Engineering                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
  www.civil.eng.usm.my                                               Malaysian       International
                                                            MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                            PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL PHARMACY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Opportunities are available to suitable qualified graduates to
carry out research in natural product chemistry and drug          Admission Requirements *
discovery, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, dosage design       Applicants should possess the following:
and formulation development, pharmaceutical biotechnology,        MSc
pharmaceutical microbiology, drug delivery systems, traditional   • A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of
medicine, pharmacognocy, analytical chemistry, biosciences          3.00 or equivalent (International students)
and neural sciences, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy,         and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian
public health pharmacy, sociobehavioural aspects of pharmacy,
                                                                    with Pharmacy degree.
pharmaceutical economics, pharmacoepidemiology, medicines
policy and administrative aspects of pharmacy.                    • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.

Clinical Pharmacy                                                 PhD
- Clinical Pharmacy                                               • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                                    / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Microbiology                                                      • Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with
- Microbiology                                                      a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
Biotechnology                                                     Language Requirement
- Biotechnology
                                                                  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis                            • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis                            (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Pharmacokinetics                                                    English Language Testing System), or
- Pharmacokinetics                                                • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                    form.
Drug Metabolism
- Drug Metabolism                                                 Duration
                                                                  MSc
Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine
- Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine                          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Neuroscience
- Neuroscience                                                    PhD
                                                                  Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling                             Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters
- Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling
                                                                  Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
  Expertise available in the following School:                             Malaysian       International
  School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
                                                                           RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
  www.pha.usm.my/pharmacy
                                                                  Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                           Malaysian       International
Traditional Medicine/Herbal Medicine                              MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
- Herbal Medicine                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- Naturopathy
- Traditional & Complementary Medicine                            * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                                    expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
  Expertise available in the following School/Institute:
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute                             websites.
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENDOCRINOLGY AND METABOLISM) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FAMILY HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMAGING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Clinical Sciences - Anaesthesiology                        Clinical Sciences - Medicine
- Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia                      - Medical Oncology/Haematology and Palliative Care,
- Pain Therapy                                               Feasibility study of Immunotherapy
- Scoring systems in critical care, Neuroanesthesia        - Interventional cardiology, Ischaemic Heart Diseases,
- Intensive Care Medicine                                    Rheumatic Heart Diseases, Heart Failure
- Ultrasonography in ICU                                   - Nephrology, Renal Calculi
- Day Care Anaesthesia                                     - Neurology, Sleep Apnoea and Brain Mapping (EEG)
- Paediatric Anaesthesia, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation,   - Endocrinology, Effect of Natural Products on Diabetes
  Premedication and Reversal Studies                       - Gastroenterology, Helminthiasis, Helicobactor pylori
- Trauma Anaesthesia                                       - Dermatology
                                                           - Study on Impaired Glocose Tolerence
Clinical Sciences - Haematology/Immunology                 - Superoxide free radical in Autoimmine diseases
- Haematology, Diagnosis of Haemostatic and                - Treatment of Pregnancy-induced-hypertension
  Thrombotic disorders
- Molecular genetics of red blood cell antigens            Clinical Sciences - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Molecular and cytogenetics of Acute Leukaemia            - Oncology, General Gynaecology
- Molecular charaterisation of Beta-Thalassaemia           - Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery
                                                           - Perinatal Medicine
Clinical Sciences - Orthorinolaryngology                   - Adolescence Gynae
- Audiology Endoscopic DCR                                 - Menopause
- Maxillofacial Surgery, Tissue Banking                    - Urogynae
- Otology
- Functional Endoscopic, Sinus Surgery (FESS), Rhinology   Clinical Sciences - Ophthamology
                                                           - Glaucoma
                                                           - Neuro and Medical Ophthalmology
                                                           - Vitreo-Retina
                                                           - Endoscopic, Dacryocysto rhinoscopy Paediatric
                                                             Ophtalmology



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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENDOCRINOLGY AND METABOLISM) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FAMILY HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMAGING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Clinical Sciences - Orthopaedic                                  Clinical Sciences - Radiology
- Ortho, Club Foot, Spinal Injuries,                             - Interventional radiology, Uroradiology, Mammography
  Joint Replacement                                              - Hepatobiliry Radiology
- Trauma                                                         - Musculoskeletal imaging, teleradiology
- Sports Medicine
- General Orthopedic                                             Clinical Sciences - Surgery
- Orthopedic Hand and Micro Surgery                              - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Allograft Tumor Surgery                                        - General Surgery
                                                                 - Vascular Surgery
Clinical Sciences - Paediatrics                                  - Paediatric Surgery
- Paediatrics Endocrinology                                      - Neurosurgery, Paediatric and General Minimal Access
- Paediatrics Nephrology                                           Surgery including Stereotactic and Functional Surgery
- Paediatrics Respiratory Medicine                               - Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery
- Paediatrics Gastroenterology                                   - Urology
- Metabolic and Clinical Genetics                                - Endocrine Surgery
- Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics                                 - Endoscopic and Digestive Surgery
- Paediatrics Oncology and Haematology
- General Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology, Neurology of        Clinical Sciences - Emergency Medicine
  learning disabled children, Teaching of communication          - Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Ultrasonography,
  skills and bioethic in medicine, Life-style modification and     Emergency Medicine
  Healthy-Life-style campaign in children
                                                                 Clinical Sciences - Radiotherapy
Clinical Sciences - Psychiatry                                   - Radiation Oncology
- Cognitive - Behaviour Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation of         - Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology
  Chronic Schizophrenia, Psychotherapy
- Liason Psychiatry, Drug Abuse, AIDS, Grief, Pain                 Expertise available in the following School:
- Child and Adolescence, Forensic Psychiatry,                      School of Medical Sciences
  Neuro-Psychiatry                                                 www.medic.usm.my
- Behaviour Counselling Therapy, Psychiatry
- Social and Community Psychiatry, Schizophrenia
  Transcultural, Psychiatric, Psychopharmacology
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENDOCRINOLGY AND METABOLISM) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FAMILY HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMAGING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Clinical Sciences - Anesthesiology                             Radiology
- Anesthesia (Regional Anesthesia,Pain Management)             - Musculoskeletal Radiology, Oncologic Radiology
- Critical Care (Ventilatory Management, Parenteral Nutrition) - Health Informatics
- Sepsis Immunology
                                                               Clinical Sciences - Radiotherapy
Clinical Science - Haematology                                 - Oncology and Radiotherapy
- Haematology, Transfusion Medicine
- Stem Cell                                                    Clinical Sciences- Radiology
- Gene Therapy                                                 - Brain Imaging
- Haemato-oncology
- Blood Cells Disorders                                        Microbiology
- Molecular Haematology                                        - Omics Technology
- Blood Cells Disorders                                        - Biomarkers
- Molecular Haematology                                        - Diagnostic
- Blood Substitutes                                            - Vaccinology
- Transfusion Transmitted Diseases                             - Bacteriology
- Physiology of Transfusion                                    - Parasitology
- Management of Transfusion Services                           - Mycology
- Blood Cells Antigen                                          - Emerging Infectious Disease
- Thrombotic Disorders                                         - Drug Monitoring
- Adverse Effects of Transfusion                               - Disease Control
                                                               - Molecular Bioinformatics
Clinical Science - Internal Medicine                           - Molecular Virology and Oncology
- Clinical Trials in Internal Medicine, Clinical Evaluation of - Molecular Biology
  Traditional / Complementary Medicine
- Clinical Trial in Oncology                                   Physiology
                                                               - Exercise
Clinical Sciences - Paediatrics                                - Clinical
- Paediatrics, Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Intervention - Wellness
                                                               - Ageing
Clinical Sciences - Phychiatry                                 - Spritual
- Psychiatry, Drug and Alcohol, Community and Social           - Habitual
                                                               - Holistic
                                                               - Lifestyle Diseases
                                                               - Exercise Rehabilitation
                                                               - Special Population
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENDOCRINOLGY AND METABOLISM) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FAMILY HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMAGING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Nutrition                                      Clinical Sciences - Medicines
- Sports Nutrition                             - Radiation / Surgical Oncology
- Community Nutrition                          - Medical Oncology
- Oncology Nutrition
- Clinical Nutrition                           Clinical Sciences - Nuclear Medicines
- Nutrition for the ageing                     - Radiation Oncology
- Nutraceuticals                               - Radiotherapy
- Functional Foods                             - Brain Imaging
- Traditional and Complementary Nutrition      - Soft Tissue Imaging
- Herbal Nutrition                             - Heavy Ion Technology / Therapy
- Nutrition for Lifestyle Diseases
- Nutrition for Special Population             Pharmacy
                                               - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,
Clinical Sciences - Ophthalmology                Molecular Pharmacology
- Stem Cells
- Tissue Engineering                             Expertise available in the following Institute:
- Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences              Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
                                                 www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Oral Biology
- Oral Biology
- Oral Immunology                              Microbiology
- Stem Cells                                   - Microbiology

Biomaterial                                    Biotechnology
- Biomaterial                                  - Biotechnology
- Nanotechnology
- Tissue Engineering                           Molecular Biology
- Stem Cells                                   - Molecular Biology

Orthodontics                                     Expertise available in the following Centre:
- Orthodontics                                   Centre For Chemical Biology
- Craniofacial Biology                           www.ccbusm.com
- Biomaterial
- Paediatric Dentistry                                                             (continued)
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (CLINICAL SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENDOCRINOLGY AND METABOLISM) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FAMILY HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMAGING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY



     Admission Requirements *                           Duration
     Applicants should possess one of the following:    MSc
     MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree, BSc (Hons)       Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
       Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from   PhD
       a recognised university.                         Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
     PhD
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
       / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    Malaysian       International
                                                                 RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
     Language Requirement                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)              Malaysian       International
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
       English Language Testing System)                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
     • Results must be attached with the application      expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
       form.                                              websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMMUNITY MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Community Medicine                                              Community Medicine
- Public Health and Health Service, Geriatric Health,           - Biostatistics
  Evaluation of Management Health Services, Accident            - Public Health
  Prevention                                                    - Epidemiology
- Health Personal Education, Problem-Based Learning,            - Health Services
  Community-Based Learning                                      - Women's Health
- Public Health and Epiderminology, Control of Diarrhoea        - Ageing Population
  Diseases, Health Effects of Pesticides Among Tobacco          - Occupational Health
  Planters                                                      - Health Informatics
- Geriatric health, Evaluation of Management health services
- Maternal and Child Health, Community Health Development       Microbiology
- Malariology and Tropical Medicine, Public Health,             - Omics Technology
  Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases and Tropical            - Biomarkers
  diseases surveillance system, Sport Sciences and Fitness      - Diagnostic
- Control and Prevention, Management of Common Tropical         - Vaccinology
  and Infectious Diseases                                       - Bacteriology
- Environmental and Occupational Health                         - Parasitology
- Biostatistics                                                 - Mycology
- Obesity: Prevention and Control, Nutritional, Nutrition and   - Emerging Infectious Disease
  Aging, Breastfeeding                                          - Drug Monitoring
- High Risk Pregnancy, Smoking                                  - Disease Control
- Community Medicine                                            - Molecular Bioinformatics
- Occupational health
                                                                Physiology
  Expertise available in the following School:                  - Exercise
  School of Medical Sciences                                    - Clinical
  www.medic.usm.my                                              - Wellness
                                                                - Ageing
                                                                - Spritual
                                                                - Habitual
                                                                - Holistic
                                                                - Lifestyle Diseases
                                                                - Exercise Rehabilitation
                                                                - Special Population

                                                                Orthodontics
                                                                - Orthodontics
                                                                - Craniofacial Biology
                                                                - Biomaterial
                                                                - Paediatric Dentistry



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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMMUNITY MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Nutrition
- Sports Nutrition                                  Admission Requirements *
- Community Nutrition                               Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Oncology Nutrition                                MSc
- Clinical Nutrition                                • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Nutrition for the ageing                            in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
- Nutraceuticals                                      Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
- Functional Foods                                    a recognised university.
- Traditional and Complementary Nutrition
- Herbal Nutrition                                  PhD
- Nutrition for Lifestyle Diseases                  • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Nutrition for Special Population                    / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.


Oral Biology                                        Language Requirement
- Oral Biology                                      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Oral Immunology                                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Stem Cells                                          (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Biomaterial                                           English Language Testing System)
- Biomaterial                                       • Results must be attached with the application
- Nanotechnology                                      form.
- Tissue Engineering
- Stem Cells                                        Duration
                                                    MSc
  Expertise available in the following Institute:   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute             Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
                                                    PhD
                                                    Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                             RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                    Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                    MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                    PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                    * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                      expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                      websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Enterprise Computing                              Language Engineering
- Information Systems Engineering                 - Natural Language Processing
- Advanced Database Management Systems            - Automated Translation
- Service-Oriented Architecture                   - Speech Recognition
- Strategic Information Systems                   - Speech Synthesis
- Technopreneurship                               - Semantic Web Search
                                                  - Text Summarization
Software Engineering
- Software Engineering                            Knowledge Engineering
- Software Design Pattern                         - Health Informatics
- Software Productivity and Quality               - Knowledge Management and Engineering
- Value-Based Software Engineering                - Data Mining
- Sustainable and Evolutionary Software Systems
                                                  High Performance Computing
Social and Sustainable Computing                  - Distributed Systems
- Social Informatics                              - Parallel Tools and Applications
- Computer Ethics                                 - Cluster and Multicore Computing
- Collaborative Computing                         - Grid Computing
- Information Evaluation
- Human-Computer Interaction                      Computer Network
                                                  - Embedded Systems
Multimedia System                                 - Wireless and Mobile Computing
- Virtual Reality                                 - Quality of Service
- Multimedia Information Retrieval                - Network and Communication Protocols
- Multimedia Information Management               - Network Modelling
- Human Computer Interaction                      - Wireless Sensor Networks
- Multimedia Processing
                                                  Information Security
Computational Intelligence                        - Network Security
- Intelligent System Techniques                   - Malware
- Scheduling / Timetabling / Planning             - Cryptology
- Evolutionary Computing                          - Steganography
- Collective Intelligence                         - Data Privacy and Preservation
- Brain Inspired Computing                        - Security Management
                                                  - Digital Forensics
Computer Vision and Image Processing
- Image Analysis                                    Expertise available in the following School:
- Semantic Image and Video Knowledge Extraction     School of Computer Sciences
- Multimodal Integration                            www.cs.usm.my

Visual Informatics
- Data Visualization
- Information Visualization
- Knowledge Visualization
- Computer Graphics                                                                                (continued)
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY


    Admission Requirements                                Duration
    Applicants should possess the following:              MSc
    MSc                                                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
    • A BSc Computer Science/Information                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
      Technology degree or equivalent.                    PhD
    • A Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering       Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
      /Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
      (60% of the core component must be Computer
      Science related).                                   Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
    • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.                        Malaysian       International
    • Degrees awarded by local private institutions                RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
      of higher learning, including those awarded         Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
      under any collaborative /franchising schemes                 Malaysian       International
      with local or foreign partners must be accredited   MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
      by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).       PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

    PhD
    • A Master's degree in Computer
      Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
    • A Master's degree in Electronics
      Engineering/Electrical Engineering / Computer
      Engineering (60% of the core component must
      be Computer Science related).
    • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
    • A Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours
      or CGPA with greater that 3.67 in related area.

    Language Requirement
    For International Applicants:
    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
      (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
      English Language Testing System)
    For Malaysian Applicants:
    • A minimum score of band 4 in MUET (Malaysian
      University English Test)
    • Results must be attached with the application
      form.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (DENTISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Community Dentistry                              Restorative Dentistry
- Community Dentistry                            - Conservative Dentistry
- Oral Health                                    - Prosthetic Dentistry
- Dental Public Health                           - Periodontology Dentistry

Oral Biology                                     Community Dentistry
- Oral Biology                                   - Health Informatics
- Craniofacial Science                           - Paediatric Dentistry
- Craniofacial Biology
- Molecular Biology                              Maxillofacial Surgery
- Human Genetics                                 - Maxillofacial Rehabilitation
                                                 - Maxillofacial Surgery
Restorative Dentistry                            - Craniofacial
- Conservative Dentistry
- Prosthodontics                                 Dental Implantology
- Periodontics                                   - Implantology
- Endodontics
                                                   Expertise available in the following Institute:
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery                         Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
- Maxillofacial Surgery                            www.amdi.usm.edu.my
- Craniofacial Surgery
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Dental Implantology

Orthodontic Dentistry
- Orthodontics
- Paediatric Dentistry

Biomaterials
- Biomaterials

Immunology
- Oral Immunology
- Stemcell

Dentistry
- General Dentistry
- Forensic Dentistry

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Dental Sciences
  www.dental.usm.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (DENTISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements *                           Duration
     Applicants should possess one of the following:    MSc
     MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • BDS / DDS / BSc (Hons) in Medical                Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       Sciences/Biology/Chemistry/Physics
       or other related fields.                         PhD
                                                        Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
     PhD                                                Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
       / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                 Malaysian       International
     Language Requirement                                        RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)     Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                           Malaysian       International
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or      MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International   PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
       English Language Testing System)
     • Results must be attached with the application    * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
       form.                                              expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                          websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Communication
- RF Systems and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)   Admission Requirements
                                                       Applicants should possess the following:
- Wireless and Mobile Systems
                                                       MSc
- Antenna and Propagation                              • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Electrical and
- Microwaves and Satellite Systems                       Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
                                                       • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
Computer Engineering                                   • Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
- Imaging                                                higher learning including those awarded under any
                                                         collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
- Digital Signal Processing
                                                         foreign partners must be accredited by the
- Distributed Computing                                  Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Software Engineering                                 • Working experiences related to the field.

Control and Automation                                 PhD
- Robotics                                             • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
                                                         CGPA>3.67); or
- Sensors and Instrumentation
                                                       • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
- Computational Intelligence                             or equivalent in a related field
- Industrial Automation and Control                    • Degrees awarded by local private institutions of
                                                         higher learning including those awarded under any
Microelectronics                                         collaborative/franchising schemes with local or
- Advanced Digital Systems                               foreign partners must be accredited by the
                                                         Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- Integrated Circuit Design
                                                       • Working experiences related to the field.
- Device Modeling and Characterisation
- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)                Language Requirement
- Analog and Digital IC Design                         (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                       • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
Power Systems and Electrical Machine                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
                                                       • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Power Electronics and Devices
                                                         English Language Testing System); or
- Power Systems and Energy Conversion                  • USM's Intensive English Course Level III; or
- Electrical Machine and Drives                        • Malaysian University English Test [MUET] Band 3
- Power Quality and Management
                                                       Duration
  Expertise available in the following School:         MSc
                                                       Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
                                                       Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  www.ee.eng.usm.my                                    PhD
                                                       Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                       Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                       Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                Malaysian       International
                                                                RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                       Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                Malaysian       International
                                                       MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                       PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Environmental Biology
- Soil Science                                   Admission Requirements
- Tropical Forest Ecology                        Applicants should possess the following:
- Tropical Wetland Ecology                       MSc
- Chemical Ecology                               • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Population and Community Ecology               • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
- Environmental Pollution                          of experience in a relevant field.
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Wildlife Ecology and Management                PhD
- Animal Behaviour
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Environmental Biology
                                                   / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Biological Sciences                  Language Requirement
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                       (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Biology                                          • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Algalogy                                         English Language Testing System)
- Molecular Biology                              • Results must be attached with the application
- Botany                                           form.
- Ecology
- Animal Ecology                                 Duration
- Plant Physiology                               MSc
- Genetics                                       Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Tissue Culture
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Environmental Biology
- Application of Data Mining                     PhD
- Aquatic Biology                                Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Biodiversity                                   Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Bioinformatics
- Biomass Energy                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Biotechnology                                           Malaysian       International
- Eco-informatics                                         RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
- Ecological Processes                           Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
- Entomology                                              Malaysian       International
- Ethnobotany                                    MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
- Ethnozoology                                   PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- Microbiology
- Supercritical Fluid Technology
- Wildlife Biology

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Distance Education
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Environmental Science
- Environmental Science                          Admission Requirements
                                                 Applicants should possess the following:
  Expertise available in the following School:   MSc
  School of Distance Education                   • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
                                                 PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
                                                   CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
                                                   III.
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Environmental Technology
- Environmental Technology                        Admission Requirements
- Chemical Process Technology                     Applicants should possess the following:
                                                  MSc
Bioprocess Technology                             • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Bioprocess Technology
- Enzymology / Enzyme Technology / Biocatalysis   PhD
- Fermentation Technology                         • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Waste Treatment via Bioprosess Technology         CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Pharmaceutical Bioprosess Technology
- Biochemical / Metabolite Technology             Language Requirement
- Process Control / Automation                    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Food / Nutraceutical Bioprocess Technology      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                    (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Quality Control Instrumentation                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Total Quality Management Instrumentation          English Language Testing System)
- Sensor Integration and Industrial Automation    • Results must be attached with the application
                                                    form.
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Industrial Technology                 Duration
  www.ppti.usm.my/                                MSc
                                                  Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                  PhD
                                                  Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                  Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                  Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                           Malaysian       International
                                                           RM3,350.00      RM5,300.00
                                                  Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                           Malaysian       International
                                                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                  PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FOOD TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Food Technology
- Food Sciences                                   Admission Requirements
- Food Processing and Preservation                Applicants should possess the following:
- Food Biotechnology                              MSc
- Biopolymers Food                                • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Food Analysis and Quality Control
- Postharvest Technology                          PhD
- Nutrition                                       • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Food Chemistry                                    CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Food Safety
- Functional Food                                 Language Requirement
                                                  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Bioprocess Technology                             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Bioprocess Technology                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Enzymology / Enzyme Technology / Biocatalysis   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Fermentation Technology                           English Language Testing System)
- Waste Treatment via Bioprosess Technology       • Results must be attached with the application
- Pharmaceutical Bioprosess Technology              form.
- Biochemical / Metabolite Technology
- Process Control / Automation                    Duration
- Food / Nutraceutical Bioprocess Technology      MSc
                                                  Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Quality Control Instrumentation                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Total Quality Management Instrumentation
- Sensor Integration and Industrial Automation    PhD
                                                  Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  School of Industrial Technology
  www.ppti.usm.my/                                Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                           Malaysian       International
                                                           RM3,350.00      RM5,300.00
                                                  Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                           Malaysian       International
                                                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                  PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (FORENSIC SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Forensic Sciences
- DNA Finger Printing                                     Admission Requirements
- Toxicology Forensic                                     Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Narcotic Drug Analysis                                  MSc
- Criminalistic                                           • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Criminology                                               in Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology,
- Forensic Psychology                                       Chemistry, Physics or other related fields from
- Forensic Chemistry                                        a recognised university.
- Forensic Biology
- Forensic Anthropology                                   PhD
- Fire Debris Analysis                                    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Forensic Pathology                                        / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Food Forensics
- Environmental Forensic                                  Language Requirement
- Penology                                                (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                          • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
Inter-Disciplinary Health                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Family Violence / Violence Against Women and Children   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                            English Language Testing System)
Health Informatics                                        • Results must be attached with the application
- Computer Forensics                                        form.

  Expertise available in the following School:            Duration
  School of Health Sciences                               MSc
  www.ppsk.usm.my                                         Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                          PhD
                                                          Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                                   RM4,100.00      RM6,150.00
                                                          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                          MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                          PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTH SCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Inter-Diciplinary Health
- Health Promotion                                      Admission Requirements
- Gender and Health                                     Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Women's Health                                        MSc
- Family Violence/Violence Against Women and Children   • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Health Social Work                                      in Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology,
- Health and Social Problem                               Chemistry, Physics or other related fields from
- History and Philosophy of Health Sciences               a recognised university.
- Medical Ethnics and Shari'ah
- Islamic Epistemology and Helth Sciences               PhD
- Islamic Axiology and Health Sciences                  • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- History and Philosophy of Medical Sciences In Islam     / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Health Communication
- Health Economics and Policy                           Language Requirement
                                                        (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Health Informatics                                      • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Health Record                                           (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- E-Learning                                            • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Bioinformatics                                          English Language Testing System)
- Computer Forensics                                    • Results must be attached with the application
                                                          form.
Environmental and Occupational Health
- Environmental Health                                  Duration
- Occupational Health                                   MSc
                                                        Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  School of Health Sciences
  www.ppsk.usm.my                                       PhD
                                                        Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                        Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                 Malaysian       International
                                                                 RM4,100.00      RM6,150.00
                                                        Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                 Malaysian       International
                                                        MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                        PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Healthcare Biotechnology
- Health Biotechnology                                       Admission Requirements
- Molecular Medicine                                         Applicants should possess the following:
- Rapid Diagnostics                                          MSc
- Vaccinology                                                • A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of
- Tissue Engineering                                           3.00 or equivalent (International students)
- Biomaterial Science                                          and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian
- Pharmacogenetics                                             with Pharmacy degree.
- Novel Therapy                                              • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Mechanisms of Disease
- Cancer Research                                            PhD
- RNA Technology                                             • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                               / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  Expertise available in the following Institute:            • Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with
  Malaysian Institute of Phamaceuticals and Nutraceuticals     a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
  www.ipharm.gov.my
                                                             Language Requirement
                                                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                               (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                             • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                               English Language Testing System), or
                                                             • Results must be attached with the application
                                                               form.

                                                             Duration
                                                             MSc
                                                             Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                             Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                             PhD
                                                             Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                             Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters

                                                             Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                      Malaysian       International
                                                                      RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
                                                             Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                      Malaysian       International
                                                             MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                             PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HOUSING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Housing
- Affordable Housing                                       Admission Requirements
- Social Housing (Residential Neighborhood and Mobility)   Applicants should possess the following:
- Security and Community Development                       MSc
- Housing Delivery System                                  • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Housing Design and Construction
- Housing Market                                           PhD
                                                           • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
  Expertise available in the following School:               CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  School of Housing, Building & Planning
  www.hbp.usm.my                                           Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Results must be attached with the application
                                                             form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           MSc
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                           PhD
                                                           Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                           Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters

                                                           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                     Malaysian         International
                                                                     RM3,550.00        RM5,300.00
                                                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                     Malaysian         International
                                                           MSc       RM750.00          RM1,000.00
                                                           PhD       RM1,000.00        RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HUMAN GENETICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Medical Genetics                                 Physiology
- Clinical Genetic, Molecular Genetics           - Exercise
- Human Genetic                                  - Clinical
                                                 - Wellness
  Expertise available in the following School:   - Ageing
  School of Medical Sciences                     - Spritual
                                                 - Habitual
  www.medic.usm.my
                                                 - Holistic
                                                 - Lifestyle Diseases
                                                 - Exercise Rehabilitation
Medical Genetics                                 - Special Population
- Epigenetics
- Cancer Genetics                                Nutrition
- Molecular Genetics                             - Sports Nutrition
- Gene Manipulations                             - Community Nutrition
- Gene Therapy                                   - Oncology Nutrition
- Biomarkers                                     - Clinical Nutrition
- Personalized Medicine                          - Nutrition for the ageing
- Primary Immunodeficiency                       - Nutraceuticals
- Health Informatics                             - Functional Foods
- Bioinformatics                                 - Traditional and Complementary Nutrition
                                                 - Herbal Nutrition
Microbiology                                     - Nutrition for Lifestyle Diseases
- Omics Technology                               - Nutrition for Special Population
- Biomarkers
- Diagnostic                                     Oral Biology
- Vaccinology                                    - Oral Biology
- Bacteriology                                   - Oral Immunology
- Parasitology                                   - Stem Cells
- Mycology
- Emerging Infectious Disease                    Biomaterial
- Drug Monitoring                                - Biomaterial
- Disease Control                                - Nanotechnology
- Molecular Bioinformatics                       - Tissue Engineering
                                                 - Stem Cells
Orthodontics
- Orthodontics                                     Expertise available in the following Institute:
- Craniofacial Biology                             Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
- Biomaterial                                      www.amdi.usm.edu.my
- Paediatric Dentistry




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (HUMAN GENETICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements *                           Duration
     Applicants should possess one of the following:    MSc
     MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)        Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
       Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from   PhD
       a recognised university.                         Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
     PhD
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
       / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    Malaysian       International
                                                                 RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
     Language Requirement                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)              Malaysian       International
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
       English Language Testing System)                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
     • Results must be attached with the application      expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
       form.                                              websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (INTERIOR DESIGN) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Interior Design
- Exhibition and Display                         Admission Requirements
- Interior Lighting                              Applicants should possess the following:
- Human Comfort                                  MSc
- Design Management                              • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Interior Preservation
- Interior Design Management                     PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
  Expertise available in the following School:     CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  School of Housing, Building & Planning
  www.hbp.usm.my                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,550.00      RM5,300.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MARINE SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Marine Science
                                                 Admission Requirements *
- Study on Mangrove Ecosystems
                                                 Applicants should possess the following:
- Marine Pollution and Toxicology
                                                 MSc
- Marine Culture
                                                 • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in
- Coral Reef Ecosystems
                                                   Marine/Biology or equivalent.
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management
                                                 • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
  Expertise available in the following School:
                                                 PhD
  School of Biological Sciences
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's with
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool
                                                   Mariculture/Intertidal/Coastal/Marine Ecosystem
                                                   and Marine Biotechnology (First Class
                                                   Honours/CGPA>3.67) or equivalent.
Study on Mangrove Ecosystems
- Study on Mangrove Ecosystems
                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Marine Pollution and Toxicology
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Marine Pollution and Toxicology
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Mariculture
                                                   English Language Testing System)
- Mariculture
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.
Coral Reef Ecosystem
- Coral Reef Ecosystem
                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Marine Sciences
                                                 PhD
- Marine Sciences
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  Expertise available in the following Centre:
  Centre For Marine And Coastal Studies
                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
  www.usm.my/cemacs
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATERIALS ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Material Engineering
- Advanced Materials                                      Admission Requirements
- Geomechanics                                            Applicants should possess the following:
                                                          MSc
Materials and New Technology                              • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
- Ceramics
- Metal                                                   PhD
- Composite                                               • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours / CGPA
- Electronic Materials                                      >3.67) in related field; or
- Glass and Glass Ceramics                                • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
- Failure Analysis and Characterisation                     or equivalent
- Metal Ceramics and Composite
- Nanomaterials                                           Language Requirement
                                                          (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Nanomaterials                                             • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Nanomaterials                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Semiconductor                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                            English Language Testing System)
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering   Duration
  www.material.eng.usm.my                                 MSc
                                                          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max6 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                          PhD
                                                          Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                                   RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                          MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                          PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MATHEMATICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Research Thrust Areas
- Coding Theory                                  Admission Requirements
- Complex Analysis                               Applicants should possess the following:
- Computational Intelligence                     For MSc
  (Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks)          • BSc (Hons) in Mathematics/Statistics or related
- Computer Aided Geometric Design                  discipline.
- Econometrics                                   • BSc in Mathematics/Statistics or related discipline
- Environmental and Ecosystem Modelling            with several years of experience in a relevant
- Functional Analysis                              field.
- Graph Theory
- Group Theory                                   For PhD
- Industrial Statistics                          • A Master's or
- Mathematical Modelling                         • A Bachelor’s degree in related area with
- Medical Statistics                               First Class Honours/CGPA>3.67.
- Moufang Loops
- Number Theory                                  Language Requirement
- Numerical Analysis                             (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Operations Research                            • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Parallel Numerical Algorithms                    (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Signal Processing                              • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Stochastic Processes                             English Language Testing System), or
- Fluid Dynamics                                 • Pass the USM's Intensive English Course
                                                   Level V.
  Expertise available in the following School:   • Results must be attached with the application
  School of Distance Education                     form.
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
                                                 Duration
                                                 For MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
                                                 For PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (By Semester)
                                                                Malaysian     International
                                                                RM3,350.00 RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                Malaysian     International
                                                 MSc            RM750.00      RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD            RM1,000.00 RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Applied Mechanics
- Automotive and Manufacturing System                      Admission Requirements
- Stress Analysis using Finite Elements Anaysis            Applicants should possess the following:
  and Experimental Method                                  MSc
- Sound and Vibration                                      • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Mechanical
- Automatic Control System                                   Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
- Bio-mechanics
- Electronic Packaging                                     PhD
- Impact                                                   • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
- Materials                                                  CGPA>3.67) in related fields; or
                                                           • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Internal Combustion Engines                              Language Requirement
- Combustion                                               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Energy Studies                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Thermal System                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Heat Transfer                                            • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD)                              English Language Testing System)
- Fluid Mechanics
- Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning                       Duration
- Biomass Energy Systems                                   MSc
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Manufacturing System                                       Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing
  [CAD/CAM]                                                PhD
- Atificial Intelligence                                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Manufacturing Technology                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters
- Design and Management of Computer Intergrated
  Manufacturing Systems                                    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Quality and Reliability                                           Malaysian       International
- Vision Systems                                                    RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
- Advanced Manufacturing                                   Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Manufacturing Systems                                             Malaysian       International
- Industrial Engineering                                   MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
- Robotic                                                  PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- Safety
- Ergonomics

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Mechanical Engineering
  www.mechanical.eng.usm.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL EDUCATION) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Medical Education
- Curricular development, Problem based Learning,   Admission Requirements
  Student Assessment                                Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Medical Education                                 MSc
                                                    • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  Expertise available in the following School:        in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  School of Medical Sciences                          Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  www.medic.usm.my                                    a recognised university.

                                                    PhD
                                                    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                      / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                    Language Requirement
                                                    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                      English Language Testing System)
                                                    • Results must be attached with the application
                                                      form.

                                                    Duration
                                                    MSc
                                                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                    PhD
                                                    Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                             RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                    Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                    MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                    PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Immunology                                                    Oral Biology
- Development of DNA Vaccines against Tuberculosis            - Oral Biology
- Immunophenotyping by flowcytomety, AIDS monitoring          - Oral Immunology
  and leukaemia evaluation, Development of recombinant BCG    - Stem Cells
  as Malarial vaccine
- Autoimmunity, Immunizable Diseases, Molecular Biology,      Physiology
  Epidermiology of Viral Hepatitis and Biotechnology,         - Exercise
                                                              - Clinical
  Multimedia Design, Development and Implementation
                                                              - Wellness
- Tumor Immunology : Production of monoclonal antibody
                                                              - Ageing
  to tumor antigens. Study of Thymus and T cell development
                                                              - Spritual
- Virology                                                    - Habitual
- Vaccinology                                                 - Holistic
                                                              - Lifestyle Diseases
  Expertise available in the following School:                - Exercise Rehabilitation
  School of Medical Sciences                                  - Special Population
  www.medic.usm.my
                                                              Nutrition
                                                              - Sports Nutrition
Immunology                                                    - Community Nutrition
- Tumor Immunology, Study of Thymus and T Cell                - Oncology Nutrition
  Development, Autoimmunity, Immunomodulations                - Clinical Nutrition
- Infectious Immunity, Transplantation Immunology, Oncology   - Nutrition for the ageing
- Immunogenetics                                              - Nutraceuticals
- Paediatric Immunology                                       - Functional Foods
                                                              - Traditional and Complementary Nutrition
- Immuno Haematology
                                                              - Herbal Nutrition
- Transfusion Immunology
                                                              - Nutrition for Lifestyle Diseases
- Primary Immunodeficiency                                    - Nutrition for Special Population
- Molecular Immunology
- Immunology of Infectious Disease                            Biomaterial
- Clinical Immunology                                         - Biomaterial
                                                              - Nanotechnology
Microbiology                                                  - Tissue Engineering
- Omics Technology                                            - Stem Cells
- Biomarkers
- Diagnostic                                                  Orthodontics
- Vaccinology                                                 - Orthodontics
- Bacteriology                                                - Craniofacial Biology
- Parasitology                                                - Biomaterial
- Mycology                                                    - Paediatric Dentistry
- Emerging Infectious Disease
                                                                Expertise available in the following Institute:
- Drug Monitoring
                                                                Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
- Disease Control
                                                                www.amdi.usm.edu.my
- Molecular Bioinformatics
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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




    Admission Requirements *                           Duration
    Applicants should possess one of the following:    MSc
    MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
    • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)        Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
      in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
      Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from   PhD
      a recognised university.                         Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                       Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
    PhD
    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
      / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    Malaysian       International
                                                                RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
    Language Requirement                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)              Malaysian       International
    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
      English Language Testing System)                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
    • Results must be attached with the application      expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
      form.                                              websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Microbiology
- Molecular Biology / Medical, Clinical research on typhoid   Admission Requirements
  or other infectious diseases, Microbiology, Antibiotic      Applicants should possess one of the following:
  sensitivity testing, Evaluation of dioanostic kits, Rapid   MSc
  diagnosis of typhoid and para-typoid fevers                 • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Molecular biology of Myobacterium, Molecular biology of       in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  Vibrio cholerae, Water testing, Rapid diagnosis to            Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  Tubercolosis by CPR, Strain typing of Myobacteria by          a recognised university.
  RFLP
- Rapid diagnosis of viruses in CNS infections. Laboratory    PhD
  diagnosis to Pathogenesis of Melioidosis                    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Vaccinology                                                   / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Virology
- Medical Biotechnology                                       Language Requirement
- Microbiology                                                (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  Expertise available in the following School:                  (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  School of Medical Sciences                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
  www.medic.usm.my                                              English Language Testing System)
                                                              • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                form.

                                                              Duration
                                                              MSc
                                                              Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                              Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                              PhD
                                                              Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                              Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                              Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                       Malaysian       International
                                                                       RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                              Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                       Malaysian       International
                                                              MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                              PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Parasitology
- Parasitology / Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory and Small     Admission Requirements
  Animal Practice, Zoonotic Diseases, Toxoplasmosis,           Applicants should possess one of the following:
  Evaluation of Animal Allografts in Clinical Practice         MSc
- Medical Parasitology, QBC Technique for malaria diagnosis,   • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  Invitro antimalaria drug testing                               in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
- Clinical Virology, Management of Viral Diseases,               Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  Cell Culture Techniques                                        a recognised university.
- Diagnosis of Filariasis
                                                               PhD
  Expertise available in the following School:                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  School of Medical Sciences                                     / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  www.medic.usm.my
                                                               Language Requirement
                                                               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                               • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                 (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                               • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                 English Language Testing System)
                                                               • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                 form.

                                                               Duration
                                                               MSc
                                                               Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                               Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                               PhD
                                                               Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                               Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                               Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                        Malaysian       International
                                                                        RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                        Malaysian       International
                                                               MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                               PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Medical Physics
- Nuclear Medicine Physics, Radiotheraphy,             Admission Requirements
  Protection Radiation, Medical Radiation Protection   Applicants should possess one of the following:
                                                       MSc
  Expertise available in the following School:         • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  School of Medical Sciences                             in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  www.medic.usm.my                                       Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
                                                         a recognised university.

                                                       PhD
                                                       • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                         / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                       Language Requirement
                                                       (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                       • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                         (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                       • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                         English Language Testing System)
                                                       • Results must be attached with the application
                                                         form.

                                                       Duration
                                                       MSc
                                                       Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                       Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                       PhD
                                                       Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                       Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                       Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                Malaysian       International
                                                                RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                       Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                Malaysian       International
                                                       MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                       PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Physiology
- Endocrinology and Reproduction, Stress Physiology          Admission Requirements
- Medical Instrumentation, Neuroendocrine studies in         Applicants should possess one of the following:
  hypertension                                               MSc
- Respiratory Physiology (Pulmonary Surfactant), Medical     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  Education                                                    in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
- Renal Physiology-Cardiovascular Physiology                   Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
- Clinical hypertention, Sports Physiology, Computer Aided     a recognised university.
  Medical Education
- Renal Functions in heart stress                            PhD
- Neuroscience, Lactation Management, Neuroendocrine         • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  control of chronic stress                                    / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Physiology
                                                             Language Requirement
  Expertise available in the following School:               (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  School of Medical Sciences                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  www.medic.usm.my                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                             • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                               English Language Testing System)
                                                             • Results must be attached with the application
                                                               form.

                                                             Duration
                                                             MSc
                                                             Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                             Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                             PhD
                                                             Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                             Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                             Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                      Malaysian       International
                                                                      RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                             Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                      Malaysian       International
                                                             MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                             PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MEDICAL RADIATION HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Medical Radiation
- Nuclear Medicine Sciences                      Admission Requirements
- Radiotherapy Dosimetry                         Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Radiation Protection and Safety                MSc
- Diagnostic Radiology Sciences                  • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Dosimetry Diagnostic Radiology                   in Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology,
- Radiopharmacueticals                             Chemistry, Physics or other related fields from
- Medical Imaging                                  a recognised university.

  Expertise available in the following School:   PhD
  School of Health Sciences                      • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  www.ppsk.usm.my                                  / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM4,100.00      RM6,150.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MICROBIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Microbiology
- Bacteriology                                   Admission Requirements *
- Mycology                                       Applicants should possess the following:
- Parasitology                                   MSc
- Enviromantal Microbiology                      • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Industrial Microbiology                        • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
- Immunology                                       of experience in a relevant field.
- Microbiology
                                                 PhD
  Expertise available in the following School:   • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  School of Biological Sciences                    / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool
                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
Microbiology                                     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Microbiology                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Biotechnology                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Molecular Biology                                English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
  Expertise available in the following Centre:     form.
  Centre For Chemical Biology
  www.ccbusm.com                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MINERAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Mining and Mineral Processing
- Mining                                                  Admission Requirements
- Mineral Processing                                      Applicants should possess the following:
- Mineralogy                                              MSc
- Geology                                                 • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
- Environmental
- Extractive Metallurgy                                   PhD
- Geomechanics                                            • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours / CGPA
                                                            >3.67) in related field; or
Nanomaterials                                             • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
- Nanomaterials                                             or equivalent
- Semiconductor
                                                          Language Requirement
Materials and New Technology                              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Ceramics                                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Metal                                                     (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Composite                                               • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Electronic Materials                                      English Language Testing System)
- Glass and Glass Ceramics
- Failure Analysis and Characterisation                   Duration
- Metal Ceramics and Composite                            MSc
- Nanomaterials                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max6 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering   PhD
  www.material.eng.usm.my                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                                   RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                          MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                          PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MOLECULAR MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Medicine                                Admission Requirements
- Rapid Diagnostics                                 Applicants should possess the following:
- Vaccinology                                       MSc
- Tissue Engineering                                • A BSc (Hons) in related fields with a CGPA of
- Biomaterial Science                                 at least 3.0; MBBS/MD; DVM; DDM or
- Pharmacogenetics                                    equivalent degree from a recognised institution.
- Novel Therapy
- Mechanisms of Disease                             PhD
- Cancer Research                                   • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- RNA Technology                                      / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.

  Expertise available in the following Institute:   Language Requirement
  Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine      (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  www.informm.usm.my                                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                      English Language Testing System)
                                                    • Results must be attached with the application
                                                      form.

                                                    Duration
                                                    MSc
                                                    Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                    PhD
                                                    Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max10 semesters
                                                    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                             RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                    Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                             Malaysian       International
                                                    MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                    PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NEUROSCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Neurosciences
- Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences                       -   Neurophysics
- Behavioral Neurosciences                                   -   Neuropharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
- Systems Neurosciences                                      -   Neurochemistry
- Development Neurosciences                                  -   Neurooncology
- Cognitive Neurosciences                                    -   Neurogenetics
- Theoretical and Computational Neurosciences                -   Neurobiomedical Engineering
- Neurological Disease and Aging                             -   Neurorehabilitation
- Neural Engineering                                         -   Interventional for Pain and Dysfunctional
- Neurolinguistics                                               Neurological Disease
- Neurosciences in Education: Primary School and             -   Neuropyschology
  Learning, Secondary School and Learning,                   -   Neurofisiologi
  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Learning                    -   Neuroscience in Design and Arts
- Models, Best Practices Interface of Neurosciences          -   Visual Neurosciences
  With All Liberal Arts Disciplines                          -   Neurosciences in Music
- Neurosciences and Society, Philosophy Of
  Neurosciences                                                  Expertise available in the following School:
- Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Research                       School of Medical Sciences
- Neurosciences and Culture                                      www.medic.usm.my
- Neurosciences and Media
- Neuromarketing and Neuroeconomics
- Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical Sciences
- Neuromodulation and Pain
- Neurosurgical Sciences (Pediatric, Minimal Brain Access,
  Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Functional and
  Image Guided Surgical Sciences)
- Neurointerventional (Cerebrovascular)
- Neuroradiosurgery
- Neuroinfection
- Neuroimmunology
- Neurobiochemistry
- Neuropathology
- Neuropsychiatry
- Neuroepidemiology
- Regenerative Neurosciences and Stem Cell Sciences
- Comparative Neurosciences
- Neuroelectrophysiology
- Nerovascular Physiology
- Functional and Electrical Neurological Imaging
- Neuromathematics



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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NEUROSCIENCES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements                             Duration
     Applicants should possess one of the following:    MSc
     MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree, BSc/BSc          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       (Hons) in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/
       Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Biomedical             PhD
       Engineering/Pharmacy or other related fields     Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
       from a recognised university.                    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

     PhD                                                Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours             Malaysian       International
       / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                        Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
     Language Requirement                                        Malaysian       International
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)     MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
       English Language Testing System)
     • Results must be attached with the application
       form.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NUCLEAR MEDICINE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Clinical Sciences - Nuclear Medicine
- Nuclear Medicine, Medical Imaging              Admission Requirements
                                                 Applicants should possess one of the following:
  Expertise available in the following School:   MSc
  School of Medical Sciences                     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  www.medic.usm.my                                 in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
                                                   Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
                                                   a recognised university.

                                                 PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NURSING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Nursing
- Clinical Nursing Practice                               Admission Requirements
- Maternal and Child Health Nursing                       Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Family and Community Nursing                            MSc
- Nursing Management                                      • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Nursing Education                                         in Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology,
                                                            Chemistry, Physics or other related fields from
Inter-Diciplinary Health                                    a recognised university.
- Health Promotion
- Gender and Health                                       PhD
- Women's Health                                          • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Family Violence / Violence Against Women and Children     / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Health and Social Problem
- Health Communication                                    Language Requirement
                                                          (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  Expertise available in the following School:            • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  School of Health Sciences                                 (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  www.ppsk.usm.my                                         • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                            English Language Testing System)
                                                          • Results must be attached with the application
                                                            form.

                                                          Duration
                                                          MSc
                                                          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                          PhD
                                                          Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                                   RM4,100.00      RM6,150.00
                                                          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                          MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                          PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NUTRITIONAL HEALTH) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Nutrition
- Human Nutrition                                Admission Requirements
- Clinical Nutrition                             Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Community Nutrition                            MSc
- Infant Nutrition                               • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
- Geriatric Nutrition                              in Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biology,
- Nutritional Epidemiology                         Chemistry, Physics or other related fields from
- Nutritional Anthropology                         a recognised university.
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Nutrition Education
                                                 PhD
- Nutrition Policies / Programmes
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Sports Nutrition
- Molecular Nutrition                              / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
- Food Quality and Analysis
- Food and Nutritional Toxicology                Language Requirement
- Experimental Nutrition                         (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Food and Nutrition Microbiology                • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Inter-Diciplinary Health                         • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Gender and Health                                English Language Testing System)
- Women's Health                                 • Results must be attached with the application
- Health and Social Problem                        form.

Environmental and Occupational Health
                                                 Duration
- Environmental Health
                                                 MSc
  Expertise available in the following School:   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  School of Health Sciences                      Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  www.ppsk.usm.my
                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM4,100.00      RM6,150.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (NUTRITION MEDICAL) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Nutrition
- Nutrition and Public Health , Nutrition in the Elderly   Admission Requirements
- Community Nutrition                                      Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Nutrition                                                MSc
                                                           • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  Expertise available in the following School:               in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  School of Medical Sciences                                 Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  www.medic.usm.my                                           a recognised university.

                                                           PhD
                                                           • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                             / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                           Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Results must be attached with the application
                                                             form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           MSc
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                           PhD
                                                           Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                                    RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                           MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                           PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Occupational Safety and Health
- Occupational Safety and Health                 Admission Requirements
                                                 Applicants should possess the following:
  Expertise available in the following School:   MSc
  School of Distance Education                   • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
                                                 PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
                                                   CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Passed the USM's Intensive English Course Level
                                                   III.
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Pathology                                            Oral Biology
- Histopathology, Dermatopathology, Neuropathology   - Oral Biology
  and Oncopathology                                  - Oral Immunology
- General Pathology                                  - Stem Cells
- Liver Pathology
- Thyroid Pathology                                  Pathology
- Lymphoma                                           - Oral Pathology
- Molecular Pathology                                - Systemic Pathology
                                                     - Chemical Pathology
  Expertise available in the following School:       - Molecular Pathology
  School of Medical Sciences                         - Pathogenesis of Diseases
  www.medic.usm.my                                   - Molecular Biology
                                                     - Diagnostics/Markers
                                                     - Carcinogenesis
Microbiology
- Omics Technology                                   Physiology
- Biomarkers                                         - Exercise
- Diagnostic                                         - Clinical
- Vaccinology                                        - Wellness
- Bacteriology                                       - Ageing
- Parasitology                                       - Spritual
- Mycology                                           - Habitual
- Emerging Infectious Disease                        - Holistic
- Drug Monitoring                                    - Lifestyle Diseases
- Disease Control                                    - Exercise Rehabilitation
- Molecular Bioinformatics                           - Special Population

Nutrition                                            Biomaterial
- Sports Nutrition                                   - Biomaterial
- Community Nutrition                                - Nanotechnology
- Oncology Nutrition                                 - Tissue Engineering
- Clinical Nutrition                                 - Stem Cells
- Nutrition for the ageing
- Nutraceuticals                                     Orthodontics
- Functional Foods                                   - Orthodontics
- Traditional and Complementary Nutrition            - Craniofacial Biology
- Herbal Nutrition                                   - Biomaterial
- Nutrition for Lifestyle Diseases                   - Paediatric Dentistry
- Nutrition for Special Population
                                                       Expertise available in the following Institute:
                                                       Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
                                                       www.amdi.usm.edu.my


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MASTER OF SCIENCE (PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements *                           Duration
     Applicants should possess one of the following:    MSc
     MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)        Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
       Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from   PhD
       a recognised university.                         Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
     PhD
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours    Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
       / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    Malaysian       International
                                                                 RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
     Language Requirement                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)              Malaysian       International
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
       English Language Testing System)                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
     • Results must be attached with the application      expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
       form.                                              websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Opportunities are available to suitable qualified graduates to    Pharmacology
carry out research in natural product chemistry and drug          - Ethnics differences in response to drug administration,
discovery, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, dosage design         Assessment of B-Blockade
and formulation development, pharmaceutical biotechnology,        - Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology
pharmaceutical microbiology, drug delivery systems, traditional   - Reproductive Pharmacology
medicine, pharmacognocy, analytical chemistry, biosciences        - Experimental Pharmacology
and neural sciences, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy,       - Pharmacology and Toxicology of Medical Plants,
public health pharmacy, sociobehavioural aspects of pharmacy,       Herbal Medicine and Herbalism, GMP Requirements for
pharmaceutical economics, pharmacoepidemiology, medicines           Traditional Medicine Production, Mediators Pharmacology
policy and administrative aspects of pharmacy.                    - Rationale Prescribing in the young and elderty, in vivo
                                                                    and in vitro drug bioavaliability studies, Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacology and Toxicology                                         and Pharmacodynamics of antihypertensives in the
- Pharmacology                                                    - Rational Used of Drug, Pharmacoeconomy
- Computer-Aided Drug Design                                      - Pharmacology

Microbiology                                                        Expertise available in the following School
- Microbiology                                                      School of Medical Sciences
                                                                    www.medic.usm.my
Biotechnology
- Biotechnology

Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis
- Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis

Pharmacokinetics
- Pharmacokinetics

Drug Metabolism
- Drug Metabolism

Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine
- Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine

Neuroscience
- Neuroscience

Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling
- Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  www.pha.usm.my/pharmacy
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Microbiology                                             Nutrition
- Molecular Biology                                      - Sports Nutrition
- Omics Technology                                       - Community Nutrition
- Biomarkers                                             - Oncology Nutrition
- Diagnostic                                             - Clinical Nutrition
- Vaccinology                                            - Nutrition for the ageing
- Bacteriology                                           - Nutraceuticals
- Parasitology                                           - Functional Foods
- Mycology                                               - Traditional and Complementary Nutrition
- Emerging Infectious Disease                            - Herbal Nutrition
- Drug Monitoring                                        - Nutrition for Lifestyle Diseases
- Disease Control                                        - Nutrition for Special Population
- Molecular Bioinformatics
                                                         Biomaterial
Pharmacology                                             - Biomaterial
- Descriptive Toxicology                                 - Nanotechnology
- Mechanistic Toxicology                                 - Tissue Engineering
                                                         - Stem Cells
Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Molecular Pharmacology   Orthodontics
                                                         - Orthodontics
Physiology                                               - Craniofacial Biology
- Exercise                                               - Biomaterial
- Clinical                                               - Paediatric Dentistry
- Wellness
- Ageing                                                 Traditional Medicine/Herbal Medicine
- Spritual                                               - Herbal Medicine
- Habitual                                               - Naturopathy
- Holistic                                               - Traditional and Complementary Medicine
- Lifestyle Diseases
- Exercise Rehabilitation                                  Expertise available in the following School/Institute:
- Special Population                                       Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
                                                           www.amdi.usm.edu.my
Oral Biology
- Oral Biology
- Oral Immunology
- Stem Cells




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MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




    Admission Requirements *                           Duration
    Applicants should possess the following:           MSc
    MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
    • A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
      3.00 or equivalent (International students)
      and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian         PhD
      with Pharmacy degree.                            Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
    • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.           Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters

    PhD                                                Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours             Malaysian       International
      / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
    • Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
      a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.                     Malaysian       International
                                                       MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
    Language Requirement                               PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
    (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
      (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or        expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
    • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International     websites.
      English Language Testing System), or
    • Results must be attached with the application
      form.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine
- Herbal Medicine                                          Admission Requirements *
- Naturopathy                                              Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Traditional and Complementary Medicine                   MSc
                                                           • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons) in
  Expertise available in the following School/Institute:     Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute                      Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my                                        a recognised university.

                                                           PhD
                                                           • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                             / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                           Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Results must be attached with the application
                                                             form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           MSc
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                           PhD
                                                           Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                                    RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                           MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                           PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                           * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                             expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                             websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Traditional Medicine/Herbal Medicine
- Herbal Medicine                                          Admission Requirements *
- Naturopathy                                              Applicants should possess one of the following:
- Traditional and Complementary Medicine                   MSc
                                                           • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons) in
Pharmaceutical Technology                                    Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
- Nutraseutical                                              Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
- Natural Products                                           a recognised university.
- Bioproducts
                                                           PhD
                                                           • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  Expertise available in the following School/Institute:     / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my                                      Language Requirement
                                                           (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                             (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                             English Language Testing System)
                                                           • Results must be attached with the application
                                                             form.

                                                           Duration
                                                           MSc
                                                           Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                           PhD
                                                           Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                           Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                           Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                                    RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                    Malaysian       International
                                                           MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                           PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                           * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                             expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                             websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Clinical / Experimental Pharmacology                       Drug Abuse and Addiction
- Tropical Disease and Anti-infectives                     (Including tobacco and alcohol)
- Metabolism                                               - Epidemiology
- Drug Evaluation                                          - Prevention
- Bioquivalence                                            - Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Pharmacokinetics                                         - Programme Evaluation
- Protein Binding                                          - Social, Economic and Health Impact
- Brain Study                                              - Drug Policy Studies
- Clinical Trials
- Drug Interaction                                         Public Health
                                                           - Social and Behavioural Aspects of Diseases
Chemical / Pharmaceutical Analysis                         - Health Education and Promotion
- Extraction Technology                                    - Evaluation of Health Interventions
- Analytical Method Development for Drugs in Body Fluids
- Analytical Method Development for Illicit Drugs          Drug Discovery and Development
- Analytical Method Development for                        - Computer-aided Drug Design
  Pharmaceutical Compound                                  - Synthesis, Isolation, Characterization and Structural
- Instrumentation Methods                                    Elucidation
- Chemical and Physical Methods                            - Lead Compound Optimization
                                                           - In vitro and in vivo screening
Molecular Pharmacology                                     - Toxicology
- Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
- Medical Enzymology                                         Expertise available in the following Centre:
- Pharmacogenetic and Pharmacogenomics                       Centre For Drug Research
                                                             www.drug.usm.my




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHARMACY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Toxicology
- Toxicology                                     Admission Requirements *
- Clinical Toxicology                            Applicants should possess the following:
- Laboratory Toxicology                          MSc
                                                 • A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
Environmental Health                               or equivalent (International students)
- Environmental Toxicology                         and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian with
                                                   Pharmacy degree.
Occupational Safety & Health                     • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Occupational Safety & Health
                                                 PhD
Health Informatics                               • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Pharmacoinformatics                              CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Informatics for Consumer Health                • Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with
                                                   a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
Health Policy and Management
- Drug Policy and Management                     Language Requirement
- Tobacco Control                                (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
  Expertise available in the following Centre:     (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
  National Poison Centre                         • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
  www.prn.usm.my                                   English Language Testing System), or
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANNING STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Urban and Regional Planning
- Community Development                              Admission Requirements
- Housing Issues                                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Social Development Planning                        MSc
- Geographical Information System
- Rural Planning / Environment                       • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Sustainable Development
- Conservation                                       PhD
- Urban Planning and Management                      • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Urban and Rural Poverty
- Urban Studies                                        CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Urban and Environment Planning
- Tourism                                            Language Requirement
- Resource Planning                                  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Transport Planning                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Landscape
                                                       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
Landscape Architecture                               • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Crime and the Environment                            English Language Testing System)
- Open Space                                         • Results must be attached with the application
- Park and Recreation
- Landscape Ecology                                    form.
- Landscape Management
- Landscape Planning                                 Duration
- Landscape Technology                               MSc
- Landscape Geographic Information System
                                                     Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Tourism Development                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Tourism Planning/Sustainable Tourism Development
- Heritage Tourism                                   PhD
- Cultural Tourism                                   Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Ecotourism/Nature Tourism
- Special Interest and Alternative Tourismk          Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters
- Border and Regional Tourism
- Community Participation in Tourism                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Resort and Park Development                                 Malaysian       International
- Tourism Infrastucture
- Tourism Policy                                              RM3,550.00      RM5,300.00
- Tourism Organization                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Tourism Business and Marketing                              Malaysian       International
                                                     MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
  Expertise available in the following School:
                                                     PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
  School of Housing, Building & Planning
  www.hbp.usm.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PLANT PATHOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Plant Pathology
- Plant Pathogen                                 Admission Requirements
- Tropical Plant Diseases                        Applicants should possess the following:
- Plant Disease Management and Control           MSc
- Mycoherbicides                                 • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
- Mycorrhiza                                     • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
- Plant Pathology                                  of experience in a relevant field.

  Expertise available in the following School:   PhD
  School of Biological Sciences                  • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                         / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (POLYMER ENGINEERING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Polymer Engineering
- Plastics                                                Admission Requirements
- Rubber and Lateks                                       Applicants should possess the following:
- Polymer Alloy and Blends                                MSc
- Polymer Composites                                      • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent.
- Polymer Waste Management
- Biopolymers                                             PhD
                                                          • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours / CGPA
Materials and New Technology                                >3.67) in related field; or
- Ceramics                                                • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
- Metal                                                     or equivalent
- Composite
- Electronic Materials                                    Language Requirement
- Glass and Glass Ceramics                                (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Failure Analysis and Characterisation                   • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Metal Ceramics and Composite                              (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- Nanomaterials                                           • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                            English Language Testing System)
Nanomaterials
- Nanomaterials                                           Duration
- Semiconductor                                           MSc
                                                          Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max6 semesters
  Expertise available in the following School:            Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
  School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering
  www.material.eng.usm.my                                 PhD
                                                          Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                          Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                                   RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
                                                          MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                          PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degree Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSIOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Opportunities are available to suitable qualified graduates to
carry out research in natural product chemistry and drug          Admission Requirements *
discovery, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, dosage design       Applicants should possess the following:
and formulation development, pharmaceutical biotechnology,        MSc
pharmaceutical microbiology, drug delivery systems, traditional   • A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of
medicine, pharmacognocy, analytical chemistry, biosciences          3.00 or equivalent (International students)
and neural sciences, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy,         and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian
public health pharmacy, sociobehavioural aspects of pharmacy,
                                                                    with Pharmacy degree.
pharmaceutical economics, pharmacoepidemiology, medicines
policy and administrative aspects of pharmacy.                    • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.

Physiology                                                        PhD
- Physiology                                                      • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                                    / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Microbiology                                                      • Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with
- Microbiology                                                      a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.

Biotechnology                                                     Language Requirement
- Biotechnology                                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                                  • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis
- Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis                            (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                                  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
Pharmacokinetics                                                    English Language Testing System), or
- Pharmacokinetics                                                • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                    form.
Drug Metabolism
- Drug Metabolism                                                 Duration
                                                                  MSc
Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine                            Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine                          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Neuroscience
- Neuroscience                                                    PhD
                                                                  Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling                             Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters
- Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling
                                                                  Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
  Expertise available in the following School:                             Malaysian       International
  School of Pharmaceutical Sciences                                        RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
  www.pha.usm.my/pharmacy                                         Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                           Malaysian       International
                                                                  MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine
                                                                  PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- Herbal Medicine
- Naturopathy
- Traditional and Complementary Medicine                          * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                                    expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
  Expertise available in the following School/Institute:            websites.
  Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
  www.amdi.usm.edu.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Solid State Physics                                         X-Ray Crystallography
- Materials Fabrication and Characterization of materials   - Structure Determination
- Semiconductor Devices                                     - Organic / Organometalic Compounds and High Termperature
- Semiconductor Studies
- Studies and Characterization of Glassy Materials          Applied Physics
- Modelling and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices         - Wafer Fabrication
                                                            - Digital Image Processing
Geophysics                                                  - Solar Powered Electrical System
- Environmental and Engineering Geophysics                  - Clean Room Dynamics
- Shallow Subsurface Exploration Geophysics
- Atmosphere                                                Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences
- Oceanography - Estuary and Coastal Water                  - Calendrical Astronomy
- Environmental Remote Sensing                              - Photometric Studies
                                                            - Vertical Ozone
Biophysics and Medical Physics                              - Moon-Phase Photometry
- Radiation Dosimetry                                       - Atmospheric Extinction
- Radiation Protection (Radon,Gamma,Beta)                   - Solar Ultraviolet Radiation
- Nuclear Medicine                                          - Tropospheric Ozone
- Ultrasound                                                - Sky Brightness
- Medical Lasers                                            - UV-A Radiation
- Monte Carlo Calculations                                  - Astronomy
- Biophysics (Radiation, Cardiovascular, Cellular)
                                                            Oceanography
Medical Physics                                             - Oceanography
- Radiation Dosimetry in Medical Physics
- Monte Carlo Calculations in Medical Physics                 Expertise available in the following School:
- Radiation Protection                                        School of Physics
                                                              www.usm.my/phy
Theoretical Physics
- Linear / Nonlinear Optics
- Theoreticaly Condensed Matter
- Liquid Crystalization

Energy Studies
- Photovoltaic System
- Thermal Processes and Computer Modelling
- Biomass Studies
- Computer Simulation for Solar Energy




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Physics
- Physics Semi Conductor                         Admission Requirements *
- Computational Solid State Physics              Applicants should possess the following:
- Radiation Physics                              MSc
- Solid State Physics                            • BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent.
- Renewable Physics                              • BSc in Physics or equivalent with minimum
                                                   CGPA of 2.5 and more than two years of
- Amorphous Semiconductor
                                                   working experience in a relevant field.
- Materials Science
- Medical Physics
                                                 PhD
- Physics
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.
Physics                                          • Master’s degree (non research mode) with
- Physics                                          minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.

  Expertise available in the following School:   Language Requirement
  School of Distance Education                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
  http://pppjj.usm.my/                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                   expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                   websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PROJECT MANAGEMENT) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Project Management
- Project Management                             Admission Requirements
- Financial Management                           Applicants should possess the following:
- Development Management                         MSc
- Construction Knowledge Contribution Based      • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- Facilities Management
- Construction Economics                         PhD
- Marketing in Construction Management           • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
- Risk Management                                  CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Safety Management
- Quality Management                             Language Requirement
- Property Management                            (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Productivity Studies                           • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Site Management                                  (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
- Construction Resources Management              • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
- Business Management                              English Language Testing System)
- Motivation                                     • Results must be attached with the application
- Entrepreneurship Studies                         form.
- Corporate Management
- Leadership                                     Duration
- Supply Chain Management                        MSc
- Lean Construction Management                   Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Green Construction Management                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Sustainable Construction Management
- Services Management                            PhD
- Industrial Management                          Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Sustainable Facility Management                Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters
- Space Management
- Investment Management                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Portfolio Management                                    Malaysian       International
- Construction Laws                                       RM3,550.00      RM5,300.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
  Expertise available in the following School:            Malaysian       International
  School of Housing, Building & Planning         MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
  www.hbp.usm.my                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (QUANTITY SURVEYING) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Quantity Surveying
- Value Management                                            Admission Requirements
- Cost Management                                             Applicants should possess the following:
- Design Economics & Management                               MSc
- Construction Re-Engineering                                 • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.
- ICT in Construction
- Corporate Transformation in Construction                    PhD
- Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Contracts   • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours /
                                                                CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Housing, Building & Planning                      Language Requirement
  www.hbp.usm.my                                              (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                              • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                                (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                              • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                                English Language Testing System)
                                                              • Results must be attached with the application
                                                                form.

                                                              Duration
                                                              MSc
                                                              Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                              Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                              PhD
                                                              Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                              Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters

                                                              Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                       Malaysian       International
                                                                       RM3,550.00      RM5,300.00
                                                              Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                       Malaysian       International
                                                              MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                              PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (RECONSTRUCTIVE SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Reconstuctive Science
- Reconstructive Science                         Admission Requirements
                                                 Applicants should possess one of the following:
  Expertise available in the following School:   MSc
  School of Medical Sciences                     • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  www.medic.usm.my                                 in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
                                                   Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
                                                   a recognised university.

                                                 PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                 Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (RIVER AND URBAN DRAINAGE MANAGEMENT)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
River Management
- River Management                                       Admission Requirements
- Urban Drainage Management                              Applicants should possess the following:
- Hydroinformatics                                       MSc
- Environmental Hydraulics Management                    • A Bachelor's degree with Honours or equivalent.

  Expertise available in the following Centre:           PhD
  River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre   • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours /
  www.redac.eng.usm.my                                     CGPA>3.67); or
                                                         • A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
                                                           or equivalent in a related field.

                                                         Duration
                                                         MSc
                                                         Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                         Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                         PhD
                                                         Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                         Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                         Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                  Malaysian       International
                                                                  RM3,700.00      RM5,550.00
                                                         Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                  Malaysian       International
                                                         MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                         PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Opportunities are available to suitable qualified graduates to    Neuroscience
carry out research in natural product chemistry and drug          - Neuroscience
discovery, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, dosage design
and formulation development, pharmaceutical biotechnology,        Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling
pharmaceutical microbiology, drug delivery systems, traditional   - Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling
medicine, pharmacognocy, analytical chemistry, biosciences
and neural sciences, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy,         Expertise available in the following School:
public health pharmacy, sociobehavioural aspects of pharmacy,       School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
pharmaceutical economics, pharmacoepidemiology, medicines           www.pha.usm.my/pharmacy
policy and administrative aspects of pharmacy.

Social and Administrative Pharmacy                                Traditional Medicine / Herbal Medicine
- Socio - Behavioral aspects of health and medicine use           - Herbal Medicine
- Pharmacoeconomics                                               - Naturopathy
- Pharmacoepidemiology                                            - Traditional and Complementary Medicine
- Pharmaceutical Policy and Supply Management
- Pharmacy Management                                               Expertise available in the following School/Institute:
- Pharmaceutical Marketing                                          Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
- Pharmacoinformatics                                               www.amdi.usm.edu.my
- Pharmacy Practice and System Research
- Public Health Pharmacy
- Drug Financing
- Quality of Life Studies

Microbiology
- Microbiology

Biotechnology
- Biotechnology

Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis
- Methods of Drug Analysis and Synthesis

Pharmacokinetics
- Pharmacokinetics

Drug Metabolism
- Drug Metabolism

Traditional Medicine/Herbal Medicine
- Traditional Medicine/Herbal Medicine

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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements *                           Duration
     Applicants should possess the following:           MSc
     MSc                                                Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • A BPharm degree (with a minimum CGPA of          Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       3.00 or equivalent (International students)
       and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for Malaysian         PhD
       with Pharmacy degree.                            Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
     • A Bachelor's degree in a related area.           Part-time: Min 6 semesters/ Max 15 semesters

     PhD                                                Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours             Malaysian       International
       / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.                    RM4,150.00      RM6,200.00
     • Master's degree (nonresearch mode) with          Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
       a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.                     Malaysian       International
                                                        MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
     Language Requirement                               PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL                  * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or        expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International     websites
       English Language Testing System), or
     • Results must be attached with the application
       form.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORT SCIENCE) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Sport Science
- Exercise Physiology, Physical Fitness Testing and     Admission Requirements
  Assessment, Sport Nutrition, Assessment of Nutrient   Applicants should possess one of the following:
  Intake of Athletes                                    MSc
                                                        • A MBBS/MD or equivalent degree BSc (Hons)
  Expertise available in the following School:            in Medical Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology/
  School of Medical Sciences                              Chemistry/Physics or other related fields from
  www.medic.usm.my                                        a recognised university.

                                                        PhD
                                                        • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                          / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                        Language Requirement
                                                        (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                        • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                          (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                        • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                          English Language Testing System)
                                                        • Results must be attached with the application
                                                          form.

                                                        Duration
                                                        MSc
                                                        Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                        Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                        PhD
                                                        Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                        Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                        Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                                 Malaysian       International
                                                                 RM4,200.00      RM6,300.00
                                                        Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                 Malaysian       International
                                                        MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                        PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Pure Mathematics                                          Computer Aided Geometric Design
- Algebra                                                 - Computer Aided Geometric Design
- Complex Analysis                                        - Quality Control
- Groups and Moufang Loops                                - Computer Graphics
- Finite Groups Representation Theory
- Geometric Function Theory                               Statistics
- Coding Theory                                           - Applied Statistic
- Analysis                                                - Quality Control
- Number Theory                                           - Experimental Design
- Graph Theory                                            - Biostatistics
                                                          - Statistical Inference
Applied Mathematics                                       - Mathematical Statistics
- Numerical Analysis                                      - Branching Process
- Parallel Numerical Algorithms                           - Regression Analysis
- Cryptography                                            - Industries Statistic
- Functional Differential Equations                       - Econometric
- Convergence and Learning Algorithms of Neural Network   - Multiple Criteria Decision Making
- Differential Equations                                  - Time Series
- Neural Networks
                                                          Mathematical Modeling
Operation Research                                        - Mathematical Modeling
- Inventory Control                                       - Environmental Evaluation Modeling
- Network Flow                                            - Environmental System Modeling
- Econometrics                                            - Adaptive Signal Processing
- Maintenance Modelling                                   - Alloy Freezing Modeling
- Linear Programming                                      - Computational Intelligence
- Production Management
- Decision Analysis                                         Expertise available in the following School:
- Data Envelopment Analysis                                 School of Mathematical Sciences
- Time Series                                               www.mat.usm.my/math
- Game Theory




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (STATISTICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements                               Duration
     Applicants should possess the following:             MSc
     MSc                                                  Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     • BSc (Hons) in Mathematics/Statistics or related    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
       discipline.
     • BSc in Mathematics/Statistics or related           PhD
       discipline with several years of experience in a   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
       relevant field.                                    Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

     PhD                                                  Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
     • A Master's or                                               Malaysian       International
     • A Bachelor’s degree in related area with                    RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
       First Class Honours/CGPA>3.67.                     Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                                   Malaysian       International
     Language Requirement                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
     (Applicable for International Applicants Only)       PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
     • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
       (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
     • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
       English Language Testing System), or
     • Pass the USM's Intensive English Course
       Level III.
     • Results must be attached with the application
       form.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SCIENCE (ZOOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Zoology
- Animal Taxonomy                                Admission Requirements
- Entomology                                     Applicants should possess the following:
- Mammalogy                                      MSc
- Herpetology                                    • BSc (Hons) in Biology or equivalent.
                                                 • BSc in Biology or equivalent with several years
  Expertise available in the following School:     of experience in a relevant field.
  School of Biological Sciences
  www.usm.my/bio/bioschool                       PhD
                                                 • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                   / CGPA 3.67) degree in a related area.

                                                 Language Requirement
                                                 (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
                                                 • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
                                                   (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or
                                                 • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System)
                                                 • Results must be attached with the application
                                                   form.

                                                 Duration
                                                 MSc
                                                 Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 12 semesters

                                                 PhD
                                                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                 Part-time: Min 10 semesters / Max 15 semesters

                                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                          RM3,350.00      RM5,000.00
                                                 Thesis Examinations Fees (Pay Once)
                                                          Malaysian       International
                                                 MSc      RM750.00        RM1,000.00
                                                 PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Anthropology and Sociology                            Anthropology and Sociology
- Cross-cultural Studies                              - Political Anthropology
- Industrialisation and Urbanisation                  - South East Asian Ethnography
- Criminology                                         - Ethnicity and Social Inequality
- Human Ecology                                       - Theory and Social Research Methods
- Religion                                            - Urbanization and Social Change
- Work Organisation Carporate Social Responsibility   - Anthropology/Sociology
- Social Anthropology
- Sociology of Work                                     Expertise available in the following School
- Environmental Sociology                               School of Distance Education
- Population                                            http://pppjj.usm.my/
- Gender Studies
- Minorities Studies
- Migrant Workers
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Japanese Studies
- Globalisation Cyber Culture

  Expertise available in the following School
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
- Poverty Studies and Micro Credit                       Admission Requirements *
                                                         Applicants should possess the following:
Human Resources Development                              MSocSc
- Human Resources Development                            • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
Social Demography                                          equivalent in a related field.
- Social Demography                                      • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
                                                           related to the field of study.
Ethnicity and Identity
- Social Demography                                      PhD
                                                         • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
Political Economy
- Political Economy                                        / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.

Development Economic                                     Duration
- Development Economic                                   MSocSc
                                                         Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Development Sociology                                    Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Development Sociology

Development Planning and Development of                  PhD
Small and Medium Industries                              Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Development Planning and Development of                Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
  Small and Medium Industries
                                                         Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
Local Goverment Studies
- Local Goverment Studies                                         Malaysian       International
                                                                  RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
Social and Physical Planning                             Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Social and Physical Planning                                    Malaysian       International
                                                         MSocSc RM750.00          RM1,000.00
International Studies                                    PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
- International Studies

Critical Policy Research                                 * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
- Critical Policy Research                                 expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                           websites.
Public Management
- Public Management

  Expertise available in the following Centre:
  Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
  www.usm.my/cenpris
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Development Planning and Management           Social and Physical Planning
- Development Theory                          - Social and Physical Planning
- Development History
- Development Methodology                     International Studies
- Development Issues                          - International Studies
- Project Planning
- Policy and Planning                         Critical Policy Research
- Social Development                          - Critical Policy Research
- Education and Development
- Women and Work                              Public Management
- Health and Development                      - Public Management
- Industrialisation and Technology
- Islamic Development Management                Expertise available in the following Centre:
- Development Planning and Management           Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
- Sustainable Development                       www.usm.my/cenpris

Expertise available in the following School       Admission Requirements *
- School of Social Sciences                       Applicants should possess the following:
  www.soc.usm.my                                  MSocSc
                                                  • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
Poverty Studies and Micro Credit                    equivalent in a related field.
- Poverty Studies and Micro Credit                • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
                                                    related to the field of study.
Human Resources Development
- Human Resources Development                     PhD
                                                  • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
Social Demography                                   / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Social Demography
                                                  Duration
Ethnicity and Identity                            MSocSc
- Social Demography                               Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
                                                  Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Political Economy
- Political Economy                               PhD
                                                  Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Development Economic                              Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Development Economic
                                                  Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
Development Sociology                                      Malaysian       International
- Development Sociology                                    RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                  Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Development Planning and Development of                    Malaysian       International
Small and Medium Industries                       MSocSc RM750.00          RM1,000.00
- Development Planning and Development            PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
  of Small and Medium Industries
                                                  * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
Local Goverment Studies                             expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
- Local Goverment Studies                           websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ECONOMICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Economics                                              Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
- Finance                                              - Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
- International Economics
- Economic Development                                 Human Resources Development
- Agricultural Economics                               - Human Resources Development
- Labour Economics
- Econometric                                          Social Demography
- Islamization of Economic Institutions                - Social Demography
- Economic Theory
- Environmental Economics                              Ethnicity and Identity
- Industrial Economics                                 - Social Demography
- Public Finance / Public Sector Economics
- Technology Transfer                                  Political Economy
- Economy                                              - Political Economy

  Expertise available in the following School          Development Economic
  School of Social Sciences                            - Development Economic
  www.soc.usm.my
                                                       Development Sociology
                                                       - Development Sociology
Economy
- International Economic                               Development Planning and Development of
- Islamic Economic                                     Small and Medium Industries
- Microekonomics                                       - Development Planning and Development
- Econometrics                                           of Small and Medium Industries
- Microeconomics and Monetory Economics
- Economics of Education                               Local Goverment Studies
- Agricultural Economics                               - Local Goverment Studies
- Industrial Organization
                                                       Social and Physical Planning
- Public Finance, Public Economics and Public Choice
                                                       - Social and Physical Planning
- Economics
- Health Economics                                     International Studies
- Labour Economics                                     - International Studies

  Expertise available in the following School:         Critical Policy Research
  School of Distance Education                         - Critical Policy Research
  http://pppjj.usm.my/
                                                       Public Management
                                                       - Public Management

                                                         Expertise available in the following Centre:
                                                         Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
                                                         www.usm.my/cenpris


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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ECONOMICS) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY




     Admission Requirements *                          Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
     Applicants should possess the following:                   Malaysian          International
     MSocSc                                                     RM2,900.00         RM4,350.00
     • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or    Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
        equivalent in a related field.                          Malaysian          International
     • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience   MSocSc RM750.00             RM1,000.00
        related to the field of study.                 PhD      RM1,000.00         RM1,500.00


     PhD                                               * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
     • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours     expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
        / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.           websites.


     Duration
     MSocSc
     Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
     Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters


     PhD
     Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
     Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (GENDER STUDIES) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA)
reflects thirty years of critical thinking in the development   Admission Requirements *
of theoretical and methodological tools and policy strategies   Applicants should possess the following:
that aim at equalising and mainstreaming gender in education    MSocSc
and nation-building. Through applied and policy research,       • A Bachelor's Degrees in any fields, including
innovations in training, publications and networking both         Applied Science, Health and Engineering from an
nationally and globally, KANITA has brought new meaning           accredited local or foreign university. *
to the process of engendering knowledge, thus, bringing
feminist and gender perspectives to the forefront of critical   PhD
thinking.                                                       • A Bachelor's Degrees (Hon) in any fields, including
                                                                  Applied Science, Health and Engineering from an
The programme focuses on women’s involvement and                  accredited local or foreign university. *
participation in public and private sectors, including the
economic, political, educational and health sectors. The        Duration
programme also seeks to impart analytical and advocacy          MSocSc
skills for gender activists in local context.                   Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                                Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Gender Studies
- Sustainable Development                                       PhD
- Economic and Social Development                               Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Policy and Law                                                Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Health
- Family                                                        Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Media and Culture                                             MSocSc
- Gender Studies                                                Malaysian          RM3,050.00
                                                                International      RM4,600.00
Gender Studies                                                  PhD
- Gender Studies                                                Malaysian          RM3,050.00
                                                                International      RM4,600.00
  Expertise available in the following School:
  Women's Development Research Centre                           Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
  www.usm.my/kanita                                             MSocSc
                                                                Malaysian       RM1,000.00
                                                                International   RM1,500.00
                                                                PhD
                                                                Malaysian       RM750.00
                                                                International   RM1,000.00

                                                                * Candidates without background in gender studies
                                                                  and social science are required to take and pass
                                                                  the pre-requisite course
                                                                  (see programme structure)
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Islamic Development Management
- Al-Qur'an and Al-Sunnah for Development Management           Admission Requirements
- Usul-Fiqh and Fiqhiyyah Methods for Development Management   Applicants should possess the following:
- Human Development Management                                 MSocSc
- Islamic Research Methodology                                 • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
- Islamic Management                                             equivalent in a related field.
- Islamic-Based Development                                    • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
- Islamic Economics                                              related to the field of study.
- Islamic Accounting
- Islamic Politics                                             PhD
- Islamic Sociology                                            • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Islamic Anthropology                                           / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
- Politic of Islamic-Based Development
- Islamic Political Economy                                    Duration
- Islamic Banking                                              MSocSc
- Islamic Finance                                              Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Islamic-Based Wealth Management                              Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
- Islamic-Based Poverty Management
- Islamic-Based Project Management                             PhD
- Islamic-Based Conflict Management                            Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Islamic- Based Development Management Ethics                 Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Islamic-Based Development Institutions
- Zakat Development Management                                 Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Waqf Development Management                                           Malaysian       International
- Takaful Development Management                                        RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
- Ar-Rahnu Development Management                              Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Wiils and Faraid Development Management                               Malaysian       International
- Halal Products, Services and Issues                          MSocSc RM750.00          RM1,000.00
- Islamic Movements                                            PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (POLITICAL SCIENCE)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Political Science                                Political Science
- Political Thoughts                             - Political Philosophy
- Comparative Politics                           - International Relation
- Public Administration                          - Public Administration
- Public Policy                                  - Comparative Politics
- International Relations                        - Political Economic
- Conflict and Peace                             - Islamic Political Economy
- Public Sector Management                       - Human Rights
- Local Government                               - Conflict Studies in Plural Societies
- Leadership Studies                             - Conflict Studies in International Relations
- Political Science                              - Policy Transfer
                                                 - Women and Politics
  Expertise available in the following School:   - Polities of Environment
  School of Social Sciences                      - Religion and Politics
  www.soc.usm.my                                 - Civil Society
                                                 - Constitution
                                                 - Political Development
                                                 - Public Policy
                                                 - e-Government

                                                   Expertise available in the following School:
                                                   School of Distance Education
                                                   http://pppjj.usm.my/




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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (POLITICAL SCIENCE)
and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Poverty Studies and Micro Credit            Critical Policy Research
- Poverty Studies and Micro Credit          - Critical Policy Research

Human Resources Development                 Public Management
- Human Resources Development               - Public Management

Social Demography                              Expertise available in the following Centre:
- Social Demography                            Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
                                               www.usm.my/cenpris
Ethnicity and Identity
- Social Demography

Political Economy
- Political Economy
                                               Admission Requirements *
                                               Applicants should possess the following:
Development Economic
                                               MSocSc
- Development Economic
                                               • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
                                                 equivalent in a related field.
Development Sociology                          • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
- Development Sociology                          related to the field of study.

Development Planning and Development of        PhD
Small and Medium Industries                    • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
- Development Planning and Development of        / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
  Small and Medium Industries
                                               Duration
                                               MSocSc
Local Goverment Studies                        Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Local Goverment Studies                      Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

Social and Physical Planning                   PhD
- Social and Physical Planning                 Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                               Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
International Studies
                                               Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- International Studies
                                                        Malaysian       International
                                                        RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                               Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
                                                        Malaysian       International
                                               MSocSc RM750.00          RM1,000.00
                                               PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

                                               * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                 expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
                                                 websites.
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (PSYCOLOGY) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
- Poverty Studies and Micro Credit                       Admission Requirements
                                                         Applicants should possess the following:
Human Resources Development                              MSocSc
- Human Resources Development                            • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
                                                           equivalent in a related field.
Social Demography                                        • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
- Social Demography                                        related to the field of study.

Ethnicity and Identity                                   PhD
- Social Demography                                      • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                           / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Political Economy
- Political Economy                                      Duration
                                                         MSocSc
Development Economic                                     Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Development Economic                                   Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

Development Sociology                                    PhD
- Development Sociology                                  Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                         Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Development Planning and Development of
Small and Medium Industries
                                                         Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
- Development Planning and Development of
                                                                  Malaysian       International
  Small and Medium Industries
                                                                  RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
                                                         Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
Local Goverment Studies
                                                                  Malaysian       International
- Local Goverment Studies
                                                         MSocSc RM750.00          RM1,000.00
                                                         PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
Social and Physical Planning
- Social and Physical Planning

International Studies
- International Studies

Critical Policy Research
- Critical Policy Research

Public Management
- Public Management

  Expertise available in the following Centre:
  Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
  www.usm.my/cenpris
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Degrees Offered:
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (SOCIAL WORK) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Social Work                                         International Studies
- Social Work                                       - International Studies
- Social Administration
- Social Development                                Critical Policy Research
- Community Work                                    - Critical Policy Research
- Social Work Methodology
- Social Welfare                                    Public Management
- Social Policy and Social Services                 - Public Management
- Social Work Education
- Social Work Research
                                                      Expertise available in the following School/Centre:
- Counseling
- Psychology                                          Centre for Policy Research and International Studies
                                                      www.usm.my/cenpris
  Expertise available in the following School:
  School of Social Sciences
  www.soc.usm.my
                                                      Admission Requirements *
                                                      Applicants should possess the following:
Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
                                                      MSocSc
- Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
                                                      • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 / or
                                                        equivalent in a related field.
Human Resources Development
                                                      • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience
- Human Resources Development
                                                        related to the field of study.
Social Demography
                                                      PhD
- Social Demography
                                                      • A Master's or Bachelor's (First Class Honours
                                                        / CGPA>3.67) degree in a related area.
Ethnicity and Identity
- Social Demography
                                                      Duration
                                                      MSocSc
Political Economy
                                                      Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
- Political Economy
                                                      Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
Development Economic
                                                      PhD
- Development Economic
                                                      Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
                                                      Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Development Sociology
- Development Sociology
                                                      Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                               Malaysian       International
Development Planning and Development of Small and
                                                               RM2,900.00      RM4,350.00
Medium Industries
                                                      Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Development Planning and Development
                                                               Malaysian       International
  of Small and Medium Industries
                                                      MSocSc RM750.00          RM1,000.00
                                                      PhD      RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00
Local Goverment Studies
- Local Goverment Studies
                                                      * May differ according to Schools/Centres of
                                                        expertise. Kindly check the Schools/Centres’
Social and Physical Planning
                                                        websites.
- Social and Physical Planning
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Degrees Offered:
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Innovation
- Innovation Management                          Admission Requirements
- Service Innovation                             Applicants should possess the following:
- Digital Business                               • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours /
- Brain Dynamics                                   CGPA >3.67) degree in a related area.

Supply and Value Chain                           Language Requirement
- Supply Chain                                   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- Value Chain                                    • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL
- Logistic Management                              (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
- HALAL Issues                                   • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International
                                                   English Language Testing System); or
Governance                                       • Passed USM’s Intensive English Course Level 4.
- Disclosure                                     • Results must be attached with the application
- Ethics                                           form.
- Audit Services
                                                 Duration
Global                                           Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Politics-Networking                            Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
- Programmes-projects
- Resources                                      Tuition Fees (Per Semester)
                                                          Malaysian       International
Culture                                                   RM3,400.00      RM5,100.00
- Corporate Social Responsibility                Thesis Examination Fees (Pay Once)
- Sustainable Development                                 Malaysian       International
- Accountability                                          RM1,000.00      RM1,500.00

  Expertise available in the following School:
  Graduate School of Business
  www.gsb.usm.my
“It is important that humanitarian values
flourish once again in the universities as they
represent the basis for the holistic growth
of an organisation and a nation."
             - Prof. Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
                             USM Vice-Chancellor
Malaysia
   at a glance
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                                                                                          Kuala Lumpur, the capital city.




Malaysia, geographically centred in the heart of South East Asia,
had been dubbed as the gateway to Asia.

                                                  Strategically located along the equator line, Malaysia is a
                                                  fascinating nation that enjoys tropical warm weather all-year
                                                  through. Comprises of Peninsular and East Malaysia separated
                                                  by South China Sea. Whilst Peninsular Malaysia is well known
                                                  for its urban cosmopolitan and technological advancements, East
                                                  Malaysia, is world-renowned for its lush rainforest and pristine
                                                  islands; a perfect getaway. On top of that, the multiracial society
                    Georgetown
                                           Prai
                                                  formed a unique cultural melting pot of the East.
                      Gelugor
                                 Penang Bridge
                           USM                    Penang - The USM Main Campus
    Penang Island
                                                  Penang Island is located in the north-western region of Peninsular
     MALAYSIA                                     Malaysia. Geographically Penang is divided into two sections,
     Kuala Lumpur                                 Penang Island and Seberang Perai.
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Penang Island is easily accessible by air, with daily
flights to and from major capital cities in Malaysia
to Bayan Lepas International Airport. Penang Island
is merely 45 minutes by air from Kuala Lumpur
International Airport, the main access point into
Malaysia. Penang Island can also be reached by road
via the Penang Bridge. For those who truly wish to
experience Penang to its fullest, a ferry ride between
the mainland and the island is a must.

Ingeniously fusing modernization with history, George
Town, the capital city of Penang, a charmingly quaint
city full of character had been recognised as a
Heritage City by UNESCO.




                                                         Penang Bridge, one of the longest bridge in Asia,
                                                         view from USM campus.
 USM
towards ‘humaniversity’
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         With over 40 years of academic and research excellence, USM is
         renowned for its pioneering status in multidisciplinary approaches in
         postgraduate studies.




As one of the most established university in the region,
USM capitalises on its strength in cross-disciplinary research
and evolves to be the research-intensive university in
Malaysia. Over the years, USM created history by churning
out various high impact and social relevant study results
that continuously gained international recognitions.

In 2008, USM was solely awarded the coveted APEX
(Accelerated Programme for Excellence) status by the
Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. The status was
awarded in recognition of USM's strong potential of              In 2011, USM embarks on a brand new journey of
becoming a world-class university.                               ‘humanising a university’, emphasising humanitarian values
                                                                 as the pillar of holistic growth for the University education.
                                                                 A specific framework had been formulated under the APEX
                                                                 agenda to ensure the humanistic values be included in the
                                                                 University’s development. USM is fully committed to
                                                                 improving knowledge delivery methods, the infrastructure
                                                                 and research facilities, producing a pool of all-rounded
                                                                 postgraduates who are competitive in personal capability
                                                                 and sensitive towards global issues.
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                                                                     Main Campus and
                                                                     sains@usm,
                                                                     Penang Island

      USM Campuses
      USM main campus is located on Penang Island,                        Engineering Campus,
      approximately 9.7 km from the state capital of George               Penang
      Town. USM has two other branch campuses; The
      Engineering Campus in Seri Ampangan on Penang mainland,                          Health Campus,
      30 km from the main campus and the Health Campus                                 Kelantan
      located in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. Six Engineering
      Schools are located in the Engineering Campus, three
      health related Schools are in the Health Campus.

      As Penang is accessible via air, road, ferry, getting to and
      from USM main campus on the Island and the Engineering
      Campus on the Mainland is a breeze. The most convenient
      way to reach the main campus is by air, while the Health           MALAYSIA
      Campus can be conveniently be accessed either by air,
      road or even by rail from any location in Malaysia.




                                           The USM Campuses




Health Campus

                                            Engineering Campus

                                                                          sains@usm
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                                                          -   Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
First Class Facilities
                                                          -   National Higher Education Research Institute
Constantly expanding and improving the breadth and        -   Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM)
depth of its campus facilities, the University places     -   Advanced Medical & Dental Institute
a great emphasis on its on-site facilities. Furnished     -   Biomedical and Health Sciences Research Platform
and structured to cater to the needs of its students,     -   Platform for Engineering & Technology Research
                                                          -   Fundamental Sciences Platform
the University boasts an unparalleled and extensive       -   Platform for Life Sciences Research
facilities to ensure students get the most from this      -   Platform for Clinical Sciences Research
healthy and conducive academic environment.               -   Platform for Information &
Students will benefit from facilities such as state-          Communication Technology Research
of-the-art research facilities, high-tech lecture halls   -   Platform for Social Transmission Research
                                                          -   Human Genome Centre (Virtual)
and Wi-Fi internet access throughout the University.      -   National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)
                                                          -   Centre for International Studies
Academic Research Facilities                              -   Centre for Islamic Development Management
As a student of the University, you will have easy            Studies (ISDEV)
                                                          -   Centre of Marine & Coastal Studies (CEMACS)
access to the materials needed for world-class
                                                          -   Doping Control Centre
research, which is evident by the many                    -   Centre for Education & Training in Renewable
accomplishments and accolades garnered at the                 Energy & Energy Efficiency (CETREE)
national and international level. With a dedicated        -   Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia
Division of Research and Innovation, the fields of        -   Women's Development Research Centre
                                                          -   Centre for Drug Research
research comprise of Biomedical & Health Sciences,
                                                          -   Centre for Policy Research
Clinical Research, Engineering & Technology,              -   Centre for Chemical Biology (CCB)
Fundamental Sciences, Information & Communication         -   River Engineering & Urban Drainage Research Centre
Technology, Life Sciences, and Social Transformation.     -   National Poison Centre
                                                          -   Centre for Instructional Technology & Multimedia
                                                          -   Astronomy & Atmospheric Science Research Unit
The following Centres of Excellence are fully equipped
                                                          -   Laboratory Animal Research Unit
with excellent facilities and research staff ready        -   Vector Control Research Unit
to undertake research projects at any level.              -   Basic Education Research Unit (UPPA)
                                                          -   Research & Education for Peace Unit (REPUSM)
                                                          -   Computer-Aided Translation Unit
                                                          -   Secretariat for Islamic Philosophy & Science (SEFSI)
                                                          -   Secretariat Healthy Campus
                                                          -   Collaborative Microelectronic Design
                                                              Excellence Centre (CEDEC)
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Accommodation                                                    Sports
Conveniently located within campus grounds, students will        With the belief that athletics and fitness play an integral
find the (DESASISWA) College Hostels, a safe and                 role in a student's academic experience, the University
comfortable living space. Lecture halls, libraries, and other    encourages students to live a healthy lifestyle by utilising
campus resources are all within walking distance of each         the excellent sports facilities provided. Built with the
other with public transport nearby. The University's on-         intention of enhancing the health and well-being of its
campus accommodation offers students much more. Aside            students, the University provides students with opportunities
from being able to call it your home away from home, you         to engage in sports and fitness activities at various levels.
will find that living in the University's college hostel ideal
to expand your social network and further enhance your
student experience. With the chance to discover and create       Academics
many new and unforgettable memories, students will find          The academic programmes found at the University are
further comfort in the warmth of the thriving and supportive     tailored to equip students with the skills and knowledge
academic community found in these hostels.                       required to meet the emerging demands and challenges of
                                                                 the current global workplace. The University utilises an
                                                                 interdisciplinary approach, as to produce, well-balanced and
                                                                 multi-skilled graduates.
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Academic Staff                                                  International Recognition
The University has academicians of the highest calibre:         As a recognised Research University, the University provides
Internationally renowned as leaders in their own field, they    research facilities of international standards set amidst a
are committed to assisting students to achieve their fullest    conducive learning environment with the committed guidance
potential in their pursuit of academic excellence. Our line     from highly qualified academicians. We are committed to
of academic staff includes the locally trained, distinguished   be an education hub for quality education, world-class
                                                                research facilities, and affordable tuition fees.
visiting professors from abroad as well as international
experts in various fields of research.
                                                                International Collaboration
                                                                The University has partnered with several other international
                                                                universities on various projects.
Postgraduate
     studies in USM
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     Institute of Postgraduate Studies




                                                                                                         IPS office.




Established in 1991, the Institute of Postgraduate           Postgraduate Studies
Studies (IPS) is the University's main centre                Postgraduate education and research in Universiti Sains
                                                             Malaysia is distinguished by the close working relationships
handling all matters pertaining to the postgraduate
                                                             graduate students share with their professors. With an
studies. Endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of               emphasis on close interaction and mentoring, you can be
Higher Education, the University practices a strong          assured of a stimulating intellectual environment conducive
emphasis on quality, diversity, access, and equity.          for learning and research at the highest level.

The IPS is responsible for increasing the number of          Modes of Studies
postgraduate students and ensuring the quality of            The University offers three modes of study for the graduate
postgraduate education. Acting as a one-stop centre for      programmes, that is, by Research, by Mixed Mode (a
postgraduates' education-related needs, the IPS serves to    combination of coursework and research), and by
administer all facets of postgraduate work from the intake   Coursework.
of students, monitoring their progress as well as the
evaluation of theses and examinations.
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Fast Track to PhD for First Class Students                     Study Opportunities for Senior Citizens
Students who display an overall excellent academic aptitude    With the understanding that education is a continuous
despite only possessing an undergraduate degree may be         process, USM offers opportunities for individuals of every
accepted into the Doctoral Programme at the discretion of      age group the opportunity to gain knowledge in order that
the USM Senate. This privilege is offered to students with     they can realize their dreams of obtaining a postgraduate
a First Class honours in their bachelor's degree.              education. Under this scheme, local students will be charged
                                                               half of local students' normal tuition fees, while international
Alternative Route for Award of PhD                             students will have to pay the full tuition fees charged for
The Senate of Universiti Sains Malaysia approved the           local students.
submission of the Thesis and Publication Route for the
award of a PhD, in June 2009. Hence two submission             Group with Special Abilities
routes are now available to PhD candidates: the traditional    Living with special abilities should not hinder anyone from
PhD thesis route, and the thesis and publication route.        obtaining higher education. Implementing measures aimed
                                                               at equalizing opportunities for all students, the University
The purpose of introducing this alternative route is to make   practices an inclusive learning environment with its extensive
it possible for students to select a method of submission      range of services for students with special abilities. The
for PhD that is most appropriate with their discipline and     University seeks to help students with special abilities
accomplishments.                                               achieve academic excellence; develop their skills and
                                                               confidence while at the same time experiencing a wholesome
The key issue for the award of the PhD regardless of the       academic and social life that the University can offer.
route is the quality of the research and that the              Tuition fees for this group of students will be the same as
documentation represents an acceptable contribution to         that of the senior citizens mentioned previously.
the field and that the methodology is appropriate. The final
document should reflect a submission as an integrated          Admissions
whole.                                                         Applying for either a postgraduate degree at the Master's
                                                               level or Doctorate level requires the applicant to hold an
                                                               undergraduate degree from an accredited university
                                                               recognised by the USM Senate. The applicant must also
                                                               possess qualifications accepted by the USM Senate
                                                               and must be of good academic standing.
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How to Apply                                                    When to Apply
To speed up the application process we advise you to apply      Applications for coursework and mixed-mode programmes
online through our website at the address given below is        opens once a year, usually in December. It is important to
recommended.                                                    check the deadline for your chosen programme. Applications
                                                                received before the deadlines will be processed promptly,
This also means that all supporting documents as evidence       while applications received past the deadlines, will be
of qualifications to satisfy the entry requirements, such as    processed only if vacancies are available for the selected
English language proficiency (where appropriate), academic      programme.
transcripts, and degree scrolls must be posted to the
Institute of Postgraduate studies, USM. Note that these         Also note that applications for postgraduate study and
documents are required for your applications to be evaluated,   student registration for research-mode programmes is open
and hence, must be sent as soon as the online application       throughout the year with no closing dates.
is made. IPS will acknowledge receipt of your documents
and you will receive an offer letter if your application is     English Language Requirement
successful.                                                     A high level of English proficiency is required by all
                                                                programmes to ensure that students benefit most from the
Application forms can be downloaded from our website,           programmes and syllabus provided. Evidence of English
at: www.ips.usm.my.                                             proficiency must be submitted together with your application
                                                                forms. For international students, a score of 550 in the
                                                                TOEFL or IELTS Band 6 is required by almost all study
                                                                programmes in USM.
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     Student Support
     System


Challenges are common obstacles faced in any student's          PASS & Professional and Personal Development Unit
life and those faced by an international student can be         Writing a thesis or dissertation is a common challenge for
more overwhelming than that of a local. Besides having to       students whilst pursuing their postgraduate studies because
cope with the academic workload, students studying abroad       it requires thoughts to be expressed and organised as
also face issues like homesickness and adjusting to a new       concisely as possible. Qualified statistical and editing
environment. With this in mind, the University provides a       advisers at the Postgraduate Academic Support Services
range of student support so that students can remain            (PASS) help students gain writing clarity and accuracy of
focussed on their academic matters.                             analysis during their writing process. With their many years
                                                                of experience, these advisers provide critical comments
In addition to the many facilities provided, all postgraduate   and feedbacks on writing and referencing styles which
students also enjoy the benefits of support groups and          help postgraduate students improve their standard of thesis
advice centres.                                                 writing.

                                                                This unit is also responsible for organising short courses
                                                                and workshops which are designed to train postgraduate
                                                                students enhance their academic and soft skills.
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International Student Office
The International Student Office provides an extensive
range of programmes and services with the needs of the
University's international student population in mind. A
team of trained international student advisers are at hand
to provide the necessary support and information about
issues ranging from visa application renewal, immigration,
cross-cultural matters, and academic assistance.

Postgraduate Student Association (PSA)
The Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) helps the
university postgraduate students to fit into their new
surroundings and new people. By coordinating functions
and helping postgraduate students make new connections,
the association helps new students get settled as part of
the University Community with the opportunity to contribute
to all aspects of University life.                             Student Ambassador Programme
                                                               The Student Ambassadors comprise of a group of volunteers
Familiarisation Programme                                      who promote the university and serve as a liaison between
The Familiarisation Programme provides free comprehensive      the university and prospective students. These hand-picked
information for international students who have just arrived   students get to represent USM at promotional events and
at the University. Students will have a chance to get better   exhibitions, provide tours of the university, and speak about
acquainted with the University campus, learn about the         the university to prospective students. From the activities
many different student services available and obtain general   and cultural interactions, the programme also allows the
information about the University.                              ambassadors to build their self-confidence, gain an
                                                               understanding of people and their cultures, and establish
                                                               long lasting friendships.

                                                               International students from Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Indonesia,
                                                               Jordan, Iran, India, Bangladesh, China, Maldives, Nigeria,
                                                               and Malaysia have since been selected to be part of this
                                                               programme. For more information about this programme
                                                               go to: http://www.ips.usm.my.

                                                               English Intensive Course
                                                               This course is primarily designed for all newly-registered
                                                               international students to further enhance their English
                                                               proficiency for academic purposes while they are studying
                                                               at the University. International students intending to improve
                                                               their skills in academic writing or oral presentations are
                                                               also encouraged to join this programme.
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Financial Assistance
Embarking on postgraduate study imposes a financial
burden on any postgraduate student and this could
prove to be a real challenge for those seeking higher
education. To ensure that no academically qualified
and outstanding student is denied admission due to
financial constraints. The University provides financial
support in the form of fellowships and research grants
to assist candidates to pursue higher education at USM.
They are:
- The Vice-Chancellor's Award
- The USM Fellowships
- The Graduate Assistants Scheme
- The IPS Graduate Fund
- The USM-RU-Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme
     (USM-RU-PGRS)

In addition to these funding provided by the University,
students can also look for funds from the following
sources:
- Funding programmes under the MyBrain15 from
     the Ministry of Higher Education
- The Third World Academy of Science (TWAS)-
     USM Fellowship
- The PTPTN Education Loan Scheme
                                                                                     Postgraduate Studies in USM 219


The Vice-Chancellor's Award
The coveted Vice-Chancellor's Award is given to exceptional PhD
students at USM. Applicants have to go through a stringent
screening process, where only the best are selected.

The Vice-Chancellor Awardees are expected to devote their efforts
to research and publishing articles as well as participating in
University events and activities, and getting engaged in various
non-academic activities like community activism, charity work
or educational services. Vice-Chancellor's Award recipients get
tuition and examination fees waivers, and a monthly allowance
of RM3, 000 for a maximum of up to three (3) years.




                                                                The USM Fellowship Scheme
                                                                USM Fellowships are offered to full time academically
                                                                outstanding local and international research mode candidates
                                                                on a yearly basis. Masters students can be funded up to a
                                                                maximum of two (2) years while their PhD counterparts, up
                                                                to three (3) years. In return for this funding, the University
                                                                requires that the fellowship holders submit at least one
                                                                article (for Masters) and two articles (for PhD) to a peer
                                                                reviewed journal for publication.
                                                                     Master’s                                 Doctorate
                                                                     Year             Amount (RM)             Year               Amount (RM)
                                                                     1                1,500.00                1                  2,100.00
                                                                     2 (max)          1,800.00                2                  2,300.00
                                                                                                              3(max)             2,500.00
                                                                                    Postgraduate Studies in USM 220


The Graduate Assistant Scheme
The Graduate Assistant Scheme enables students to further
develop their talents and soft skills by assisting in various
events and activities at their respective Schools/COEs.
With the exception of semester breaks, Masters and PhD
students receive monthly allowances of RM900 and
RM1,100 respectively.

The IPS Graduate Fund
The IPS Graduate Fund was established to cultivate a
robust research culture among postgraduate students of
USM. In addition, it aims to enhance students' talents and
soft skills locally and internationally through acclaimed
conferences, seminars and research attachments. This fund
provides financial support to research mode postgraduate
students to:

-    Present their papers in local and international
     conferences. The fund too encourages student to
     publish their presented papers and some were
                                                                The USM-Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme
     successfully published in peer reviewed journals. -
                                                                (USM-PGRS)
     Participate in research attachments overseas and
                                                                USM-PGRS is offered under the USM Research University
     locally. The research attachment provides an               initiative and is open to all full time research mode Masters
     opportunity for research students to widen their           and PhD candidates in all research fields beginning 2009.
     research skills and knowledge through new                  This scheme provides financial support to students to
     technologies and facilities in established research        undertake meritorious research activities. Allocations
     centres and universities around the world.                 provided under this research grant scheme are up to RM10,
                                                                000 for Masters and RM20,000 for PhD candidates.
-    Provide seed money for research. Students may
     receive research grants up to RM10, 000 to start           Besides funding provided by the University, students can
     their research projects.                                   also look for funds from the main following sources:
                                                                -    Funding programmes under the MyBrain15 from
                                                                     the Ministry of Higher Education
                                                                -    The Third World Academy of Science (TWAS)-
                                                                     USM Fellowship
                                                                -    PTPTN
                                                                                     Postgraduate Studies in USM 221


Third World Academy of Science (TWAS)-USM                        MyBrain15 Programme
Postgraduate Fellowship Programme                                MyBrain15 Programme was initiated under the Pelan
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world,          Strategik Pengajian Tinggi Negara (PSPTN) to promote a
is an autonomous international organization, founded in          pool of highly educated human resource which will act as
1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a distinguished group of scientists   catalyst for dynamic research and innovation development.
from the South under the leadership of the late Nobel            The Malaysian Government has targeted 60,000 PhD
laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan. It was officially launched     Scholars to benefit from this Programme under its three
by the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1985.          sub funding programmes. All of these programmes are only
TWAS represents the best of science in developing countries.     open to Malaysian citizen.
Its main mission is to promote scientific excellence and
capacity in the South for science-based sustainable              MyPhD
development.                                                     MyPhD is a funding programme and is open to applicants
                                                                 from the public and the private sectors who wish to pursue
The TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme is a              their Doctoral Degrees with any Malaysian Universities.
joint-fellowship between the two organizations dedicated
to young scientists from developing countries (other than        MyMaster
Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies leading to a PhD            MyMaster is a funding programme and is open to applicants
degree in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains           from the public and the private sectors to pursue their
Malaysia.                                                        Masters Degree with any Malaysian Universities. This
                                                                 programme is designed to become the feeder programme
For further information, please viti http://www.twas.org/        to the MyPhD.

                                                                 Industrial PhD
                                                                 This special programme funds the Doctoral level of study
                                                                 at any Malaysian Universities. It involves research projects
                                                                 related to the candidate's expertise and job scopes which
                                                                 cater to the needs of his/her industry.

                                                                 For further information on MyBrain15 Programme, please
                                                                 visit www.mohe.gov.my
                                                                Postgraduate Studies in USM 222




The PTPTN Education Loan Scheme
Under this scheme the Government of Malaysia provides
education loans to students pursuing their studies in local
institutions of higher learning (IPT). The loan enables
students to fully or partially pay their fees and finance
their subsistence for the duration of their studies in the
IPT. This scheme opens greater opportunities for students
who wish to continue their tertiary education in the country.

Further details are available at: http://www.ptptn.gov.my
   Life as a
postgraduate student
                                                                                   Life as a Postgraduate Student      224


Strong in their environmental action movements within the University, students of
various faculties unite in fighting the use of plastics within the campus through "The
White Coffin" campaign, "Say No to Plastic Bags" campaign, "Earth Hour" campaign,
and so forth.




Aside from promoting "student volunteerism" among the            Island via ferry, Johor Bharu and the East Coast of the
University communities, students are also exposed to the         Peninsular Malaysia by road and rail, or a two and a half
cultural and arts of local talents showcased in the galleries,   hour's flight to East Malaysia, the states of Sabah and
exhibition hall, and museum located within the University        Sarawak. Do bear in mind to also set aside an allocation
premise.                                                         for education-related programmes/trips abroad and within
                                                                 the country.
The transformative experience gained from studying and
living in USM is unlike any other experience. The benefits       Local cuisine such as the daily taste of roti canai (flat,
of obtaining a world-class education from USM, whilst at         grilled bread with some curry), a sizable meal of fried char
the same time gaining fresh perspectives and establishing        kuey teow (flat, thin noodles fried) and a plate of hearty
new global connections, place students in an advantageous        nasi kandar (rice with curried meat, usually chicken) meal
position that not only boost their career prospects but also     is considered quite cheap, yet filling. Available in George
enrich their life experience that they will carry with them      Town, Penang's capital city, are special-themed restaurants
after graduation.                                                ranging from North Indian cuisine, Thai cuisine, Italian
                                                                 cuisine, and Middle-east delights. These restaurants may
Local Attractions                                                charge higher compared to the normal street foods Penang
Living in Penang would definitely enrich a student's life        is famous for, but they provide a great deal of variety and
experiences. One should definitely take the opportunity to       options to soothe your cravings for international cuisines.
travel as it is one of the best things to do while in Penang!
Equipped with an international airport facility, you may fly
to various regional attractions. Closer to Penang, you might
also want to cover nearby attractions such as Langkawi
                                                                                Life as a Postgraduate Student 225




In the Health Campus, Kelantan, life is more quiet and
serene. The capital city, Kota Bharu, an excellent city to
visit during the hot months of the year, during November
till January, the north-east monsoon brings down pour to
this eastern state. It is a city where you can have a taste
of the variety of local traditional cuisine such as, nasi
dagang, nasi belauk and nasi kerabu, which are seldom
found in other places in the west coast.

Living in Kelantan would be comfortable even with a small
budget. The popular beach of Pantai Cahaya Bulan is within
an hour's drive from the Kubang Kerian Campus. During
weekends, students can visit the border town of Rantau        Outreach Programme
Panjang which is about one hour's drive away. Many of         In line with the University's vision, "Higher Education for
the locals come here to do their shopping. By air, Kelantan   a Better Tomorrow," the Outreach Programme is geared
is accessible via the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport situated    towards sustainable development. Engaging in this
about half an hour's drive from the Health Campus.            commitment to bettering society through research, the
                                                              program enables students and staff to get a first hand
                                                              glimpse of the issues that need to be dealt with.

                                                              Homestay
                                                              Participating in Homestay programmes would be an excellent
                                                              opportunity to become better acquainted with the local
                                                              culture. This serves as a mutual cultural exchange between
                                                              the international student and the local host family. Not
                                                              only does this option give students the extra level of support
                                                              upon first arriving in a country foreign to them, it also
                                                              enables International Students to practise their English in
                                                              a very natural and relaxed environment. Most international
                                                              students and host families develop very strong bonds that
                                                              last throughout their lifetime.
                                                                                    Life as a Postgraduate Student         226


International Student Support

Activities for Students' Families
Postgraduate international students with families may find
Penang a simply enjoyable place to live in. Attracting nature
and cultural lovers alike, the weekends here are simply
filled with fun-packed activities. Various cultural events
such as the Bon Odori Festival, Wesak Day and Nine Emperor
God Festival celebrated by the Chinese, are among the long
list in Penang's annual calendar of tourism activities.

Accommodation
Accommodation for postgraduate international students
with families are readily available on campus however there
are limited units available as these units are in high demand.
The living cost in Penang is relatively inexpensive. Room
rentals may cost around RM150.00 - RM250.00 per month            International School
(depending on the room size) in Gelugor/Sungai Dua, nearby       Various international schools from kindergarten up to
the Main Campus. Public transportation such as buses and         secondary schools are available in Penang Island. Well-
taxis within the Island to and from the University are fairly    known and established schools are Uplands International
cheap and affordable.                                            School of Penang, Dalat International School, and Fairview
                                                                 International School which offer
                                                                 a comprehensive learning experience for your children in
                                                                 a cross-cultural setting. Boarding is also available as optional
                                                                 for students. For postgraduate students with child care
                                                                 needs, the University provides a Day Care Centre.

                                                                 USM Islamic Centre
                                                                 Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, but other religions
                                                                 are free to practise their religion according to their beliefs.
                                                                 The Islamic Centre at USM was established to become a
                                                                 catalyst to the achievement of the mission and vision of
                                                                 the University. Students with a middle-east background
                                                                 will benefit much from the activities conducted by the
                                                                 Islamic Centre. Arabic speaking international students even
                                                                 have their own kindergarten at the centre. Apart form
                                                                 Friday prayers, other Islamic festivities and celebrations
                                                                 are often held at the main mosque, known as Masjid al-
                                                                 Malik Khalid. Students are always invited to participate in
                                                                 all activities.
INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM
Penang, Malaysia
Email: helpdesk_ips@notes.usm.my
www.ips.usm.my

				
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