MSc in Environmental Science



Program Type

Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode



2 Years

Instruction Language


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Program Overview

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, analyzethe results, write the report and communicate the results at an oral defense. This work does not necessarily need to be original, but maybe the application of existing technology to a local environmental problem. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor during 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 Environmental Science, Engineering, Commerce, Medicine, Geography or Agriculture  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 admitted candidates should submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate Band (6) in IELTS Academic, with a minimum of 5 in each of its components or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL through the computer or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

Selection Criteria

There will be an interview for all applicants and it can be by phone for international applicants.




3,000 OMR

4,000 OMR 


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