American University of Beirut

Department of Agriculture (AGRI) Graduate Program

Chairperson: Jaafar, Hadi
Professor Emeritus:Kawar, Nasri
Professors:​ Abou Jawdah, Yusuf; Farran, Mohamad; Haidar, Mustapha; Hamadeh, Shady
Adjunct Professor:Mohtar, Rabi
Associate Professors:Chalak, Ali; Jaafar, Hadi
Adjunct Associate Professors: Chaaban, Jad; Kassem, Issmat; Martiniello, Giuliano
Assistant Professors:El Kayal, Walid
Lecturer:Jaber, Lina; Doughan, Youssef
Instructor:Sobh, Hana

Graduate Programs

The graduate study program leading to the MS degree with a thesis or non-thesis option is offered with a specialization in the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Irrigation, Plant Science, Plant Protection and Poultry Science; preparing students for a productive career in integrated agricultural technology, livestock and poultry, natural resources management and agribusiness. The graduate programs are designed to prepare students for a successful career in the field by providing them with advanced knowledge and skills in specialized areas such as Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Irrigation, Plant Science, Plant Protection, and Poultry Science. The programs aim to develop students’ abilities in research through the completion of a thesis or non-thesis option, and equip them with the tools to analyze and solve complex problems in agricultural production and management. The programs also focus on enhancing students’ understanding of the economic, social, and environmental factors that impact the agricultural industry, fostering critical thinking and decision making skills, as well as developing effective communication with professionals in the field.

The graduates will be capable of serving in Lebanon, the Middle East and other regions around the world.

Graduate students in the department may become candidates for a degree in the interfaculty program in nutrition by meeting the requirements described on page 678 of this catalogue.

MS in Agricultural Economics

Core Courses

MS in Animal Science

Core Courses

Elective Courses

MS in Irrigation

Core Courses

MS in Plant Protection

Core Courses

MS in Plant Science

Core Courses

MS in Poultry Science

Core Courses

Elective Courses


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