Universidad Austral de Chile: Master’s Program

Graduate education underpins the strategic development of the Universidad Austral de Chile. With more than four decades of experience in this area, the university has seen almost 3,000 students graduate with master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and medical specialties. Currently, the university offers 11 doctoral programs, 35 master’s programs, and 10 medical specialties, along with 3 subspecialties. This ensemble of programs is sustained by a multidisciplinary academic body with outstanding scientific productivity across a wide spectrum of research areas, as well as strong links of international collaboration.

Note: Except in special cases where it is clearly indicated otherwise, the graduate programs of the Universidad Austral de Chile and their associated activities are conducted entirely in Spanish.

Master of Sustainable Design

It is aimed at enhancing, upgrading, and applying skills and abilities in the disciplinary areas associated with environmental and contextual design, and with effective civic participation, through sustainable interventions in the built environment at various scales.

Master of Biochemical Biotechnology

The Master of Biochemical Biotechnology is a two-year (four-semester), full-time program designed to prepare students for careers in research in academic institutions, R&D organizations, and biotech-related industries both in the public and private sectors. It also serves as preparation for pursuing further studies at the doctoral level, both at home and abroad.

Master of Applied Ecology 

The principal objective of this program is to train professionals with a robust and integrated education in the ecological sciences, allowing them to develop academically in a way that corresponds to both the academic and professional worlds.

Master of Science, Concentration Genetics

Our program aims to educate professionals who are proficient in identifying and addressing basic and applied scientific questions using genetic tools.

Master of Science, Concentration Microbiology

Its general objective is to impart both traditional and cutting-edge scientific knowledge about bacteria, viruses, and fungi in order for professionals in the area of biology to deepen their knowledge of microbiology and become active and capable in research in the discipline.

Master of Science, mention Hydrological Resources

This program provides students with theoretical, experimental, and methodological tools that constitute a specialization in this knowledge area, which entails an understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological components of hydrological systems and their relation to the economic and social activities of humans

Master of Paleontology

The program is centered on learning and on the generation of knowledge about the evolution of living organisms over the history of our planet, together with their interactions and environmental contexts.

Master of Science, Concentration Forest and Environment

The objective of this program is to train professionals with an interdisciplinary education in the sciences associated with the management and conservation of natural resources, with a solid scientific-technical base in the area of forests and the environment.

Master of Food Science

The Master of Food Science program is directed at students and professionals who have completed undergraduate programs in food engineering, agronomy, biochemistry, and similar areas that have a solid foundation in the hard sciences of the agri-food field.

Master of Soil Science

The objective of the Master of Soil Science program is to train professionals who are highly skilled scientifically, capable of carrying out research, undertaking teaching duties, or developing new science and technology in the management and conservation of soils and waters, as well as in the area of soil fertility and plant nutrition.

Master of Plant Science

The program’s objective is the education of specialists in a way that strengthens technical abilities and research and problem-solving capacities in the public and private sectors linked to the area of plant science.

Master of Science, Concentration Animal Production

The objective of the program is the training of specialized professionals who are highly skilled both scientifically and technically and able to perform in the areas of teaching, research, and animal production.

Master of Rural Development

This program aspires to provide graduates with the tools needed for an integrated understanding of rurality in Latin America, as well as those necessary to contribute to rural development

Master of Animal Science

Animal science is a diverse and complex ensemble of specialized knowledge areas centered on biology and animal management.

Master of Science, Concentration Animal Health

It is a multidisciplinary degree program that emphasizes both theoretical and practical education aimed at addressing problems in both basic and applied science in the area of animal health.

Master of Acoustic and Vibrations

This program provides students with the skills necessary to help advance the engineering sciences in the areas of acoustics and vibrations.

Master of Mechanical Engineering and Materials

This program is oriented toward the training of professionals to efficiently solve complex engineering problems

Master of Computer Science

This is a program of an academic character whose principal objective is to educate graduates who are highly skilled in research in computer science, specifically in data science and high-performance computing.

Master in Naval and Oceanic Engineering

The Master in Naval and Oceanic Engineering of the Universidad Austral de Chile is a professional program, created to carry out applied research, development, innovation and technology transfer for the solution of complex problems of the industries linked to the naval and oceanic sector

Master of Business Administration (Valdivia, Osorno y Puerto Montt)

The MBA deeply analyzes all areas of business management, and it is adapted to all relevant necessities in the areas of modern business and organizational leadership

Master of Human-Scale Development and Ecological Economics

This program addresses the study and analysis of the great issues of the twenty-first century (water, poverty, violence, climate change, ecosystem destruction, and biodiversity, among others).

Maste of Juridical Culture: Security Justice, and Law

This program, taught by the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the Austral University of Chile in conjunction with the University of Girona (Spain), aims to educate professionals with expertise in legal culture, both Hispanic in particular and occidental in general

Master of Communication

It has been designed to impart a global understanding of communication and its impact on culture, as well as to set out a dialogic and reflexive paradigm aimed at educating graduates capable of supporting processes of sociocultural development.

Master of Rural Development

This program aspires to provide graduates with the tools needed for an integrated understanding of rurality in Latin America, as well as those necessary to contribute to rural development.

Master of Education, Concentration Education Policy and Management

This program aims to prepare professionals who are highly skilled in research in the area of education policy and management, allowing them to comprehend and resolve issues in diverse organizational contexts.

Master of Contemporary Hispano-American Literature

This program is intended to educate specialists equipped with solid theoretical and methodological foundations in research, analysis, and problematization of the contemporary creative and cultural processes present in Hispano-American literature, largely from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Master of Contemporary Thought 

The term contemporary thought indicates that the curricular focus of this program is concentrated primarily on problems of modernity, including the configuration of a new subjectivity and its consequences in the epistemological, political, and ethical spheres

Master of History of the Present 

This highly academic master’s program is aimed at deepening and updating knowledge in history and the social sciences, developing research, and fomenting an interdisciplinary perspective in the study of current issues.

Master of Environment and Biosecurity 

The objective of this program, offered at the university’s Puerto Montt Campus, is to strengthen professional skills through the integration of new knowledge and the application of scientific and technological tools in problem-solving and decision-making in the areas of environmental issues and biosecurity in aquaculture.

Master in Adult Clinical Psychology: Contemporary Critical Perspectives 

It aims to offer its students training that integrates theoretical and practical aspects linked to clinical work with adult patients, from a perspective that highlights the specificity of three approaches to clinical psychology: post-rationalism, systemic perspective and psychoanalysis.

Master in Aquaculture Nutrition

The objective is to train specialists with solid theoretical and practical knowledge in nutrition and feeding of species of aquaculture interest that will contribute to the consolidation of an aquaculture of excellence.