WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,377 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Agroforestry
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Campus:Olmotonyi Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Programme learning outcome:
The programme is designed to produce Agroforestry professionals to serve in the promotion, management, training, research, extension and consultancy in Agroforestry.

There shall be exist award. A student who for some reasons decides to end studies and cannot proceed with the dissertation component after accumulating a minimum of 120 credits shall be awarded a higher diploma in Agroforestry equivalent to level 8 of UQF. A candidate that successfully completes both the course work and the dissertation (i.e. 180 credits) shall be awarded the MSc. Agroforestry degree.


First Semester:

Core Courses
– Applied Statistics, 9 credits
– Research Methods, 8 credits
– Agroforestry Concepts, Systems & Technologies , 7 credits
– Woody Perennials Selection & Evaluation, 8 credits
Component Interactions in Agroforestry Systems, 7 credits
– Productivity, Improvement & Sustainability in Agroforestry Systems, 8 credits

Elective Courses
– Agroforestry Practices Dissemination & Extension, 9 credits
– Plant  Propagation, 7 credits
– Agroforestry and Poverty Reduction, 7 credits
– Pest and Diseases Management in Agroforestry, 8 credits

Second Semester:
Core Courses
– Soil and Water Conservation, 8 credits
– Economics of Agroforestry, 8 credits
– Agroforestry and Ecological Restoration, 9 credits
– Resources Characterization and Management Options in Agroforestry, 9 credits
– Indigenous  Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property, 10 credits

Electiive Courses
– Rangeland  Resources Management, 7 credits
– Soil Water-Plant Relationship, 10 credits
– Principles of Land Use Planning, 7 credits
– Soil Fertility and Management, 9 credits

Proposal Development
– MSc Research Proposal  Development, 15 credits

First and Second Semesters:
– MSc Research proposal development, 15 credits
– MSc Dissertation, 45 credits

Admission Requirements

– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $20

How to Apply for Admission:
(a) Application forms can be downloaded from the school 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 ) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications ). Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank: Swift Code No CORUTZTZXXX.

(b) Online application through Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in Master of Science in Agroforestry Graduates can find careers in:
– advisory and policy/advocacy roles
– executive management
– agriculture
– agribusiness and environmental consultancy and agencies
– agricultural finance
– land and catchment management agencies
– natural resources management
– agricultural education and training and
– rural counsellors

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,377
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,155

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 3,200,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 9,658,862 TZS

NB: The Tuition fees per year for all Students is an addition of the First Semester Fees: 3,300,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,325 USD (International Students) PLUS the Second Semester Fees: 3,100,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,025 (International Students), then Divided by TWO.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Jumanne Abdallah
Head, Department of Forest and Environmental Economics
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries