Postgraduate Studies Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (Course Work and Thesis)

06 Jul, 2020 | College of Nursing, Msc | Return|


Master of Science in Nursing (Course Work and Thesis)




Major Adult Acute Care Clinical Specialty

Program Type

Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode



2 Years 

Instruction Language


Program Coordinator

Name: Dr. Eilean Razarus Rathinasamy


Tel:     +968 24145425 

College Website

Program Overview


The Master of Science in Nursing program is a two-year full-time program. The program is designed to prepare graduates to perform advanced nursing roles in ethical decision-making, clinical practice, consulting, expert teaching and coaching, clinical leadership, collaboration, evidence-based practice and research. The students are required to complete 25 credits of course work and a master’s level thesis of 6 credits in two academic years. The student may only register for the thesis after completing 12 credits of coursework.


Admission Requirements



  • Applicants should have a Bachelor degree in Nursing from Sultan Qaboos University, or from any 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 a bachelor degree in Nursing 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.

    • 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 (6) or higher in academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic or a score of (79) or higher in the International TOEFL - IBT

Selection Criteria


There will be an interview held by the Department and passing the interview is part of the selection criteria. The interview can be by phone for international applicants if required.