Postgraduate Studies Programs

Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration


Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration




Program Type

  • Course Work only
  • Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode

Full-time or Part time 


2 Years for Full-time and 3 Years for Part-time 

Instruction Language

Arabic and English

Program Coordinator

Name: Prof. Aiman Al-Omari


Tel: 24143917

College Website 

Program Overview


First option: Master’s by Coursework (33credits of coursework):
The student must complete all courses as described in their program degree plans with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Second option: Master’s by Coursework and Thesis coursework:
The student should complete 9 courses (27CH) during the first year for the full-timers and during the first and the second years for the part-timers. In the second semester of the last year, the student should write a research proposal in a selected topic if she/he earns a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 point scale. For the thesis (6 CH), the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature review, 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.


Admission Requirements

  • Applicant should have a Bachelor’s of Education in Educational Administration with Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.75 on a 4 point scale, or

- A bachelor's degree from any other recognized institution in a field related to the program with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent in another system and the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance, 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.

  • A minimum of two years of experience in educational or administrative work for 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 Ministry of Labour documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.


English Proficiency


Before starting the program, the admitted candidates should submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate band (4) or higher in academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic or a score of (39) or higher in the International TOEFL – IBT.

Selection Criteria


There will be an admission exam for all applicants and those who pass the exam shall be called for an interview.