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Message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Postgraduate Studies and Research


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 Education and College of Arts and Social Sciences. A total of 34 doctoral programs are currently offered in six 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 course work, thesis, a combination of coursework and a thesis, or a combination of coursework and a comprehensive examination. We currently have over 1260students enrolled in 62 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 150 doctoral students enrolled in our colleges.


I hope that you will find our website informative and useful.


Dr. Rahma Ibrahim Said 


Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research

Sultan Qaboos University

P.O. Box 17 Al-Khoud, 123, Sultanate of Oman

Tel: 968-2414-2111,

Fax: 968-244-13122,

Email: mrahma@squ.edu.om

Message from the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies

The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies takes an overall responsibility for the administration of postgraduate doctoral, master's and diploma programs at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The Deanship aims to support these programs and ensure world class training and a quality experience for all postgraduate students.

The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies facilitates and supports postgraduate programs by administering postgraduate academic regulations, providing a range of scholarships, marketing programs through advertisements, informative brochures and booklets, offering a range of workshops that develop faculty's and students’ skills, relevant to research, publication and professionalism, and coordinating the defense\examination of theses.

Doctoral programs are offered in 34 different specializations from six colleges namely; Science, Engineering, Agricultural & Marine Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, Education and Arts and Social Studies. Doctoral programs are research-based with the option of a limited course work and currently close to 148 students are pursuing their doctoral degrees at SQU.

Masters programs have been running at the University since the early nineties with a total of 62 different programs across nine colleges. Master’s programs are available in four options: by thesis, by coursework and thesis, by coursework, and by coursework and comprehensive examination. Currently, over 1,260 Master students are enrolled at SQU. 

We are here to serve the colleges and their postgraduate students and we trust that you will find the information in our website useful. 



Prof. Abdulla Khamis Ali Ambusaidi 

 Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Sultan Qaboos University

P.O. Box 17 Al-Khoud, 123, Sultanate of Oman

Tel: 968-2414-5900,

Fax: 968-244-13122,