Applications are hereby invited for admission into Higher Degrees at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) for the academic year 2019/2020. 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 notified immediately after consideration and approval is made and they will be expected to embark on studies in October, 2019. 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 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. Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics

Hosted by College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Results-Based Monitring and Evaluation

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 – (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 offered jointly between SUA and  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 and Conservation
  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 Animal Resources
  20. MSc. One Health Molecular Biology
  21. 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.
  22. 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)  in Rural Development
  2. Master of Arts (M.A) in Project Management and Evaluation

I. PhD Programmes by Coursework and Research

  1. PhD in Soil and Water Management
  2. PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation (PhD – ARI)

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

Post-Graduate Diploma:

  1. Applicants must have a bachelor degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to at least a pass degree of SUA. Such qualification shall be in a subject or subjects relevant to the intended Postgraduate Diploma.

Master Degrees

  1. A candidate shall either hold an undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 2.7 of SUA or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning with a GPA of 2.7.
  2. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have an average of B grade in the subject of intended Master’s degree.
  3. Candidates with Pass degree will be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above.
  4. Candidates with Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the relevant College/School Postgraduate Studies Committees that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork/research experience of at least three years and/or additional professional development courses of duration of at least three months.
  5. With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) degree programmes which are one year and one and half years, 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 Master’s degree of SUA or relevant Master’s degree of equivalent standing from another approved university   in the relevant field. 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.

Candidates can apply for admission into SUA degree programmes through either of the two options:

  1. Application forms can be downloaded from our website: Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through or Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application submitted by 31st May, 2019) or TZS 80,000/=or US$50 for international students (for all late applications submitted after 31st May, 2019).
  2. Payments should be made through:

    A/C NO. 0150379806700
    Bank Name: CRDB Bank
    A/C NO: 
    Bank Name: NBC Bank

  3. Online application should be made through Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.


The deadline for applications are scheduled as follows:
a) Normal application without penalty: 31st May 2019
b) Late Application with penalty: 30th September 2019

In all programmes, female applicants are highly 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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