SUA:APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION INTO HIGHER DEGREES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

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SUA:APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION INTO HIGHER DEGREES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 Applications are hereby invited for admission into Higher Degrees at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) for the academic year 2020/2021. Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD Degree programmes with course work are admitted and registered  once every year for an academic year that starts in October of each year. Candidates for Master and PhD by Research and Thesis only may apply and be admitted at anytime of the year. Successful candidates will be notified immediately after consideration and approval is made by the University Senate and they will be expected to embark on studies in October, 2020. Candidates meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications are invited to apply for admission.

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

A. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

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 Forest, Wildlife and Tourism

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation

B. MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

B.1 MASTER BY COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION

Hosted by School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies

  1. Master of Business Administration-MBA (Agribusiness): This is an 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 Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education

  1. Master of Education in Curriculum and Instructions
  2. MSc. Environmental Science Management and Technology
  3. MSc. Hydrogeology and Water Resource Management

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. Aquaculture
  13. MSc. Horticulture
  14. MSc. Seed Technology and Business
  15. 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. All application should be send through EASTC, visit the website at  https://eastc.ac.tz/cms-v1/content/how-apply-0

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. MSc. Public Health Pest Management
  22. 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.

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
  3. Master of Arts (MA) Development Planning and Policy Analysis

B.2. MASTER BY RESEARCH AND THESIS

Master Degree programmes by Research and Thesis are offered in all Academic units (School, Colleges and Sokoine National Agricultural Library). Applications for Master by Research and Thesis are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted. Master degree by Research and Thesis is offered for two years (24 months) and 36 months on a full-time and part time basis respectively leading to a thesis.

C.  PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES

C.1 PhD BY COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION

  1. PhD in Soil and Water Management
  2. PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation (PhD – ARI)
  3. PhD Agro-ecology
  4. PhD in Agribusiness

C.2. PhD 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

GENERAL MINIMUM ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Post-Graduate Diploma:
Applicants must have a Bachelor degree from a recognized Higher Education institution 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 Degree by Coursework and Dissertation

  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.

Master Degree by Research and Thesis

  1. A candidate shall either hold an undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 3.5 of SUA or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning with a GPA of 3.5. OR
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 and research experience of at least three years. An applicant will be considered to have acquired research experience when he/she has published at least one paper in SUA recognized journals or one paper in conference proceedings or has attended training on grant proposal writing or research methodology or data analysis.

PhD programmes by Coursework and Dissertation

A candidates shall have Master degree from recognised higher learning institutions with GPA of at least 2.7.
PhD programmes by Research and Thesis
A candidate shall have:

  1. Master degree of SUA or other higher learning institutions with GPA of at least 3.5 OR average grade of B+ for unclassified master degrees;
    OR
  2. Master degree by Research and Thesis;
    OR
  3. Master of Philosophy in relevant discipline.

MODE OF APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

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

  1. Application forms can be downloaded from our website:
    http://www.sua.ac.tz/postgraduate-application-forms. Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through postgraduate.students@sua.ac.tz. Such dully-filled forms can be 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 30th June, 2020) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications submitted after 30th September, 2020).
  2. Online application through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome . Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

PAYMENTS

For Tanzanians payments should be made through;

Account Holder:  SUA Internal Revenue TZS collection
Account Number: 0150379806700
Bank Name: CRDB Bank plc
Branch: Morogoro
Swiftcode: CORUTZTZXXX

For Foreigners payments should be made through;

Account Holder: SUA Internal Revenue USD collection
Account Number: 026105002248
Bank Name:  NBC Bank Ltd
Branch:  Morogoro
Swiftcode: NLCBTZTX

N.B: Be reminded to fill a CONTROL NUMBER in banker’s TISS /SWIFT application form

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applications are scheduled as follows:
a) Normal application without penalty: before 30th June 2020
b) Late Application with penalty: 30th September 2020 onwards

In all programmes, females 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
E-mail: drpgs@sua.ac.tz/postgraduate.students@sua.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/
Twitter: @DPRTC_SUA

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