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.
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.
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