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Graduate Degree Programs

Welcome to the Graduate Programs web page at the UAEU - the nation's most comprehensive higher education institution.

UAEU offers a diverse set of graduate degree programs at the Master's and doctorate levels of different orientations: professional and research-based. Although the graduate programs are offered at the main campus in Al Ain, some of the professional programs are also conveniently offered in Abu Dhabi.

Master's Programs
The Master's degree programs at UAEU are offered by all colleges in different discipline areas. There are two types of Master's programs: Professional and Academic (i.e., research-based). All programs require a minimum of 30 credits and the completion of a research thesis or a major project.

Professional Doctorate Programs
A professional Doctorate program is advanced studies beyond the Master's degree. It requires coursework and independent research. The emphasis of the professional Doctorate degree is on research skills and advanced professional knowledge in an applied field of specialization.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program
According to the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the UAE, the PhD program is an academic doctorate degree program that requires coursework beyond the Master's degree and academic research. The PhD degree is awarded in recognition of high quality academic research that represents original contribution to human knowledge that is represented in a research dissertation of a publishable standard.

List of active Graduate Degree Programs by College

Colleges Graduate Degree Programs Program Coordinators
Business and Economics
  • Master of Business Administration 
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
  • Master of Education
    Track 1: Education Leadership
    Track 2: Curriculum & Instruction
    Track 3: Special Education
  • PhD
  • MSc in Architectural Engineering
  • MSc in Civil Engineering
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • MSc in Material Science and Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc in Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc in Petroleum Geosciences
  • MSc in Water Resources
  • PhD
Food and Agriculture
  • MSc in Horticultural
  • MSc in in Food Science (New)
  • Master of Agribusiness Management (New)
  • PhD
Humanities and Social Sciences
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology
  • MSc in Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Governance and Public Policy
  • PhD
Information Technology
  • MSc in E-Business
  • MSc in Information Security
  • MSc in Information Management
  • MSc in Network Engineering
  • MSc in Software Engineering
  • PhD
  • Master in Private Law (LLM)
  • Master in Public Law (LLM)
Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Master of Medical Sciences
    Track 1: Microbiology & Immunology
    Track 2: Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Track 3: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • PhD
  • MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • MSc in Chemistry
  • Master of Environmental Sciences
  • MSc in Mathematics Sciences
  • MSc in Physics
  • PhD
Jun 20, 2017