Welcome to the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies at Sultan Qaboos University.
Realizing the importance of postgraduate study for building a research culture and developing skills required for Oman's rapid development, the University has been offering master's programs since 1992. A key recent development is the creation of doctoral programs in the four science-based colleges and the College of Arts and Social Sciences. A total of 29 doctoral programs are currently offered in five colleges. These programs rest on a strong research base, which emphasizes academic excellence and addresses issues of national strategic importance.
A master's degree may be obtained by a combination of coursework and a thesis based on original research or by a combination of coursework and a comprehensive examination. We currently have over 1,000 students enrolled in fifty eight Master's programs covering medicine, engineering, science, agriculture, the environment, marine science, commerce, economics, education, information technology, and the humanities and social sciences. Postgraduate diplomas are awarded to students who satisfy certain coursework requirements only.
The doctoral degree is obtained by a thesis arising from original research; but candidates may also be required to take one or more graduate courses to obtain sufficient background in their areas of specialization. We currently have close to 100 doctoral students enrolled in our colleges.
I hope that you will find our website informative and useful.
Prof. Amer Ali Al-Rawas
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research
Sultan Qaboos University
P.O. Box 17 Al-Khoud, 123, Sultanate of Oman