College of Science (CoS) began with the establishment of Sultan Qaboos University. The college is committed to achieve the mission of Sultan Qaboos University and its strategy of excellence in the fields of postgraduate studies and scientific research. The office of ADPSR acts as the focal point between the College of Science with both the Deanship of Research and the Deanship of postgraduate studies. Our mission is to develop strategies to attract research funding with parties outside SQU such as industry, government..etc to develop collaborations with researchers in CoS. Our office offers all the support needed for researchers and try to retrieve the research spirit among staff and postgraduate students by organizing activities such as workshops or meetings within the college.
However, the College currently offers seven PhD programs in chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Earth Science, Biology, Statistics and Mathematics. The CoS also offer MSc programs in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Data Science & Machine Learning, Stats, Petroleum Geophysics, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. These programs are regularly reviewed and many of them have received accreditation from international institutions. Our office monitor with the help of program coordinators in each department, the study and research progression of all postgraduate students and offer assistance and advices. We prepare the students to initiate research projects, analyze the results and write scientific reports. Our postgraduate students have a reputation for excellence in higher scientific education.