SQU Programs

The student should complete the course work requirements specified in the degree plan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. For the thesis, the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature search, undertake the research, analyses the results, write the report and communicate the results at an oral defense. This work need not necessarily be original research, but should be a new application of ideas. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place in the second semester. The student should register for the thesis in the third semester after having completed at least 12 credits of the course work.


Applicants should have a Bachelor from Sultan Qaboos University or from any recognized university. 

  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5 out of 4 or its equivalent in another system and the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance
  • Work experiences is a must for candidates with Cumulative Grade Point Average less than 2.75 in the Bachelors degree

    The instructional language used for both programs is in English. Before starting the program the applicant should achieve level (6) in IELTS Academic or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL through the computer or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

    There will be an entrance exam plus an interview held by the department and it can be by phone for international students if required.


    MSc Degree plan