Applications for Admission into Higher Degrees for the Academic Year 2018/2019

Applications are hereby invited for admission into Higher Degrees at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) for the academic year 2018/2019.

Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD Degree programmes with course work are admitted once every year for an academic year that starts in October of each year. Candidates for PhD by research only and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) may apply and be admitted at anytime of the year. Successful candidates will be informed by end of June 2018 and will be expected to embark on studies in October, 2018. Candidates meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications are invited to apply for admission.

The following are the Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD degree programmes tenable at SUA:

Hosted by School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies 

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics – One year 

Hosted by Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education – One year for Science teachers

Hosted by School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies

  1. Master of Business Administration - MBA (Agribusiness)            
    This is a 18-month fulltime programme conducted by course work and an internship leading to examinable   Research paper.
  2. Master of Business Administration - MBA (Agribusiness) - Evening Programme  
    This is a Part time programme for a period of 24 months. Teaching times are: 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm during week days and 8.30 am to 12.30 pm for Saturdays. 
  3. MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics 
  4. MSc. Agricultural Economics 

Hosted by College of Agriculture

  1. MSc. Crop Science
  2. MSc. Agricultural Education & Extension
  3. MSc. Agricultural Engineering
  4. MSc. Irrigation Engineering and Management
  5. MSc. Land Use Planning and Management
  6. MSc. Post-harvest Technology and Management
  7. MSc. Soil Science and Land Management
  8. MSc. Tropical Animal Production
  9. MSc. Food Science
  10. MSc. Human Nutrition
  11. MSc. Food Quality and Safety Assurance
  12. MSc. Agricultural Statistics 
    The programme is offerred in collaboration with the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC). Registered students are hosted by the EASTC in Dar es Salaam.

Hosted by College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism 

  1. MSc. Forestry
  2. MSc. Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture
  3. MSc. Wildlife Management
  4. MSc. Ecosystems Science and Management
  5. MSc. Agroforestry
  6. MSc. Forest Resources Assessment and Management
  7. MSc. Forest Products and Technology
  8. MSc. Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
  9. MSc. Forest Engineering 

Hosted by College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  1. MSc.  Anatomy
  2. MSc. Applied Cell Biology
  3. MSc. Comparative Animal Physiology
  4. MSc. Biochemistry
  5. MSc. Clinical Chemistry
  6. MSc. Pharmacology 
  7. MSc. Applied Toxicology
  8. MSc. Applied Microbiology
  9. MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  10. MSc. Parasitology
  11. MSc. Public Health and Food Safety
  12. MSc. Epidemiology
  13. MSc. Veterinary Pathology
  14. MSc. Clinical Pathology
  15. MSc. Veterinary Surgery
  16. MSc. Applied Veterinary Anesthesiology 
  17. MSc.  Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology
  18. MSc. Natural Products Technology and Value Addition
  19. MSc. Health of Aquatic Resources
  20. Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine 
    This is a 12-month programme by coursework and a limited research assignment leading to production of an examinable research paper.
  21. Master of Philosophy 
    The programme is offered by research only, for two years on a full-time basis leading to a thesis. Areas of specialization are: Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology, Entomology, Helminthology, Protozoology, Molecular biology and Pest Management Science. 

Hosted by College of Social Sciences and Humanities 

  1. Master of Arts (M.A)  Rural Development
  2. Master of Arts in Project Management and Evaluation

PhD Programmes by Coursework and Research

  1. PhD in Soil and Water Management
  2. PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation

PhD by Research only
PhD degree programmes by research only are offered in all Academic units ( School, Colleges and Sokoine National Agricultural Library). Applications for PhD by research only are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted. 

Post-Graduate Diploma:
Applicants must have a bachelor degree from a recognized institution of higher learning. 

Master Degrees

  1. A candidate shall either hold a relevant honours bachelor degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
  2. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of intended Master’s degree. Candidates wishing to pursue the Master of Preventive Medicine degree shall be required to have at least credits in any five subjects of the BVM degree or its equivalent.
  3. Candidates with pass bachelor degree may also be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B Grade average or above and they have satisfied the relevant Academic Units that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
  4. With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) which are one year and one and half years degree programmes respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is dedicated for coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

PhD Degree Programmes
Applicants for PhD programmes should possess  honours master degree in the relevant field from SUA or from recognized Universities. Applicants should submit a research concept note along with the application documents. PhD studies by Research only are tenable for two and half  to four years and for 3 to 4 years for studies  by Research and coursework, respectively. The duration for part time students is a maximum of six years.

Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website: Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee. Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank :Swift Code No CORUTZTZXXX.

Deadline for application is 30th May 2018.

In all programmes, female applicants are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013


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