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International Agricultural Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #59 (WUR) , CA,
Students gain advanced knowledge of history and philosophy of development; leadership and management techniques; fundamentals of crop and livestock farming systems; agricultural economics; and the interaction of agriculture and the social sciences. Students graduate with skills necessary to implement, facilitate, and manage programs that enhance agricultural development, resource management.


The UC Davis Masters program in International Agricultural Development (IAD) prepares students for careers in global agricultural and rural development. This interdisciplinary program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that enable them to implement, facilitate and manage programs that enhance agricultural development and rural life. Students are prepared to accomplish diverse improvements, facilitate innovation in agricultural, natural, social and economic systems, and make a meaningful difference in the world..

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Applied Statistics in Agricultural Science 
  • Principles of Agronomic Crop Production in Temperate and Tropical Systems 
  • Principles of Agronomy Laboratory
  • Crop Management Systems for Vegetable Production 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • IAD admission decisions are based on the candidate’s entire application package, including academic degree(s), transcripts (prior academic performance), statement of purpose and personal statement, relevant experience, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, letters of reference, as well as  room in the program. 
  • International applicants must provide a TOEFL test score.  The minimum required scores are 80 for the Internet based exam, and 550 for the paper-based exam. Computer-based scores are not accepted.
  • UC Davis requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43395 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43395 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    43395 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43395 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14403 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14403 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Davis

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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