M.Sc. On Campus

Rural Development

Isfahan University of Technology

24 months
3000 USD/year
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The Rural Development program of the Isfahan University of Technology was established to improve the rural status and agricultural products by educating and training students to prepare them for careers in rural areas, government and academia.


Our mission is to expand and transfer knowledge of rural development and planning to continually improve dimensions such as the socioeconomic, environmental, agricultural, cultural and physical infrastructure in rural areas.

Our full time faculty members are teaching and investigating different fields of rural development and emphasize on new advances in this field. For us, rural areas are the real laboratories for research. Rural development department provides a lab with a range of electronic equipment and academic environment for discussion and presentation. Currently, the department offers programs in degree of MSc.

The department consists of 6 full time faculty and staffs supporting a body of 40 students. The main goals of the curriculum in the Rural Development program of the Isfahan University of Technology are to train students for professional careers, enabling them to manage research programs in the area of sustainable development, socio-economic development, rural cooperatives, institutional analysis of social ecological systems, agricultural extension and training, participatory rural appraisal and rural rapid appraisal, participatory natural resources appraisal and social accounting matrix modeling.

The Masters of Science graduate programs attracts students from different fields such as agriculture, economics, social science, engineering, and etc.

Research Activities

  • Agricultural and Rural Cooperatives
  • Qualitative and Participatory Research
  • Water and Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Integrated Project Appraisal

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Development
  • Agricultural Policy & Development
  • Rural Development
  • Planning and Development
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Economic Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holding a B.Sc. degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 14 out of 20 (2.8 out of 4.0).
  • Applicant who wants to take part in English courses:  Should have a valid English language certificate

Tuition Fee

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    3000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 USD per year during 24 months.


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