Master of Arts in Geography


Art and Social Sciences

Program Type

Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time


Full-time 2 Years and Part-time 3 Years

Instruction Language


Program Coordinator

Name: Dr.Ali Said Al-Baloshi


Tel: 24142030

College Website

Program Overview


Credits of course work in addition to research leading to a thesis. 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 review, undertake the research, analyse the results, write the report and communicate the results at an oral defence. 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.

Admission Requirements



  • Applicant should have a Bachelor's degree in Geography or in a related subject from Sultan Qaboos University or from any other recognized university, with Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.75 on a 4 point scale, or

    - Two year’s Work experience is a must for candidates with Cumulative Grade Point Average between 2.5  and  2.74 in the Bachelor degree, or

    - Applicants who have bachelor degree from a recognized institution and a postgraduate diploma in a related specialization from a recognized institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent.

    • Candidates from other disciplines may be asked to attend additional bridging courses before starting the program.
    • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full time study or no objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Un-employed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.

English Proficiency

Before starting the program the applicant should achieve band(5.5) in IELTS Academic or (525) in the TOEFL paper-based or (196) in TOEFL  computer-based or (69) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

Selection Criteria


There will be an admission exam for all applicants and an interview.




3,000 OMR

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