MS in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security (Regular Program)

For whom?

This is REGULAR MS Program of IIFS offered to recent graduates from Agricultural Sciences (Crops, Fishery, Livestock & Forestry) disciplines.

When to enroll?

Students can be enrolled in March for April-September (Summer) Semester or September for October-March (Winter) semester.

Course duration and credits:

  • 3 semesters (2 semesters for course work and 1 semester for dissertation)
  • Total 42 credits (Course work 26 credits, research 16 credits)

Curriculum Layout:


Compulsory courses (10 credits)

  • Agricultural Production Systems and Policy
  • Economics of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
  • Gender in Agriculture and Food Security
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Disaster Management
  • Case study: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Elective courses (4 credits; any 2 courses)

  • Human Nutrition and Health
  • Leadership and Communication in Organization
  • Sustainable Crop Production and Protection
  • Sustainable Livestock Production and Health Management
  • Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Integrated Watershed Management

Research (3 credits)


Compulsory courses (8 credits)

  • Agricultural Ecosystems and Natural Resource Management
  • Rural Social Structure
  • Food Quality and Safety
  • Project Planning and Management

Elective courses (4 credits; 2 courses)

  • Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness and Value Chain Development
  • Statistical Methods
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Soil Fertility and Conservation Agriculture
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing, GIS and Precision Agriculture

Research (3 credits)

THESIS SEMESTER (10 credits)

  • Research (2 credits)
  • Thesis Evaluation (5 credits)
  • Thesis defense (3 credits)



Senior Program Officer, Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security, Old K.B. College Building, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh, Phone: 091 67401 to 6 (Extn. 2295); Cell:  01797 469073; Email:

MS in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Admission Circular  2021