The UP MSI fosters aspiring marine scientists and professionals through advanced, multidisciplinary graduate programs. For research-oriented students, UP MSI grants M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science with different specializations. For professionals outside academia, it offers the Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management (PM-TMEM) program, with an initial focus on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Graduate students receive support in the form of research assistantships and scholarships.