College of Arts and Social Sciences




Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Alawi


Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Alawi
Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research
Phone: 24141610


Assistant Dean Message

College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is committed to achieve the mission of Sultan Qaboos University and its strategy of excellence in the fields of postgraduate studies and scientific research. CASS draws together disciplines central to understanding humanity’s cultures, societies, institutions and environments. The College houses world-leading expertise across numerous fields. CASS is proud of its regional reputation for outstanding research, and commitment to a collaborative and interdisciplinary culture as well as vibrant academic environment.

CASS aspires to quality and excellence in the field of scientific research through expanding its research productivity in journal articles, authored books, and conference papers. Several national bodies include college  academic representatives.

College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Sultan Qaboos University would like to develop Research Groups to foster academic excellence by promoting high-impact research in innovative areas of relevance to Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Region to increase research publications and collaborations. Research Groups provide a platform for faculty members with intersecting interests to exchange ideas and develop research initiatives.

The statistics indicate a steady growth in the number and type of research activities in the College over the last few years. There is a wide and continuous demand for participation in regional and international conferences. Researchers also receive internal and external funding and grants to conduct strategic research of a high quality. Researchers at the College also provide research consultancy to local and foreign institutions.

The College currently offers one higher diploma program in Medical Librarianship. It offers twelve programs at the MA level in Arabic Language and Literature, Translation, Sociology, Social Work, Library and Information Studies, Journalism, Geography, History, Archaeology, Tourism and Strategic Studies for National Security and Defence and three doctoral programs in Arabic Language and Literature, History, and Information Studies. The College regularly reviews these programs to ensure their quality and value. Various programs of the College have obtained accreditation from prestigious international institutions. The College attaches great importance to the study of the possibility of building new master's and doctorate programs in additional disciplines.

If you need further information, or if you have suggestions, please let us know. I wish you success in your postgraduate studies and research plans and activities.


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