American Univesity of Beirut

Rural Community Development Graduate Program (MSc. RCODE)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences offers an interdepartmental graduate program, hosted by the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit, leading to the degree MS in Rural Community Development​ (RCODE, thesis or non-thesis).

Graduates of the program will gain knowledge to improve prospects of rural development and build their capacities in community development to better design, manage, follow up, evaluate, and monitor projects either in the public or private sector locally, regionally, and internationally.​​​​​

To start your journey in applying to the program, please check the Graduate Onlin​e Applications


The application submission deadline for admission in Spring 2020-21 has been extended till November 17,  2020.




Spring 2020-21
Extended to November 17, 2020starting December 18, 2020
Fall 2021-22
March 18, 2021starting May 17, 2021
Summer 2020-21
March 18, 2021
starting May 04, 2021

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What you will need to complete your application:
1. Transcripts
2. Letters of Recommendation
3. GMAT or GRE (for programs that apply)
4. Application fee of USD 50...
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