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Postgraduate Requirements

International Students

College of Law

Master of Law (Public and Private)

Duration - 33 credits (Major requirement 18 hrs. Major Electives 6 hrs. Thesis 9 hrs.)

Additional required documents - IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 450 (program in Arabic)

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Must hold a BA in Law or BA in Law and Sharia (or equivalent)

College of Arts and Science

Professional graduate diploma in Teaching

Duration - 24 credits (6 Core Courses + 7 Core Elective Courses)

Additional required documents - N/A

GPA required - Not mentioned

Degrees required - For bachelor's degree graduates who wish to be teachers. It enables holders to teach in any government and private school.

M.Ed. in Leadership

Duration - 36 credits (12 core courses)

Additional required documents - 2 years' experience letter and English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor of Art or Education

M.Sc. in Special Education

Duration - 36 credits (12 core courses + 5 out of 10 pre-core).

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor of Education or Psychology

College of Business

Doctorate of Business Administration(DBA)

Duration - 66 credits consists of 2 sequential phases – Coursework (42 hours) including Research Proposal preparation, and a Dissertation (24 hours).

Additional required documents - Three Professional Recommendation letters, English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS, Evidence of at least 2 years of work experience at the middle to upper management level, DBA application letter of 500-1000 words and Interview

GPA required - CGPA = 3.0

Degrees required - Masters Level (MBA or related discipline).

MBA – with concentrations in Finance, HR, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or Aviation

Duration - 33 credits (11 core courses + 4 pre-core courses)

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester.

Degrees required - Bachelor's degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education. If undergraduate degree is not in business, students take up to 4 foundation (pre-core) courses.

General MBA

Duration - 30 credits (10 core courses and 4 Pre-core courses). Pre Core Courses: Only required if course work not taken at the undergraduate level.

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS first semester

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor's degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education. If undergraduate degree is not in business, students take up to 4 foundation (pre-core) courses.

Master of Human Resource Management (General or concentration in Training and Development, Organizational Leadership, International Human Resource Management, or Strategic Human Resource Management)

Duration - 30 Credit Hours (10 core courses and 2 Pre-core courses) Note: Pre Core Courses only required if course work not taken at the undergraduate level.

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor's degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education. If undergraduate degree is not in business, students take up to 4 foundation (pre-core) courses.

Master of Strategic Leadership

Duration - 30 Credit hours

Additional required documents - For students with a CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale, a minimum of 3 years' management experience letter is required. For students with a CGPA of 2.5 and under 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum of 5 years' management experience letter required. English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS

GPA required - CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale + a minimum of 3 years' management experience OR CGPA of 2.5 and under 3.0 on a 4.0 scale + a minimum of 5 years' management experience and students with a CGPA of less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale will not be admitted to the MSL program

Degrees required - Bachelor's degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education

Executive MBA

Duration - 42 credits (14 core courses, no pre-core courses)

Additional required documents - 5 years’ experience at a managerial level, A personal statement of 500 words, Two letters of recommendations and English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS

GPA required - Minimum of 2.5

Degrees required - Any

College of Engineering

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Duration - 30 credit hours (10 core courses).

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duration - 30 Credit hours

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - The program degree requires the completion of 8 graduate-level courses (24 credits hour) in addition to a master’s thesis (6 credit hours), or 9 graduate-level courses (27 credit hours) and a professional project report (3 credit hours).

Master of Science in Information Technology

Duration - 30 Credit Hours (Program Core Courses 27 hours Capstone Project 3 Credit hours

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor's degree in IT or equivalent

Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture

Duration - 30 credit-hour program that includes 24-27 hours of course work and 3 credit hours for the Capstone Project or 6 Credit hours for the Thesis option.

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor's degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education in: Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Urban Planning, Built Environment, or Landscape Architecture.

Master of Engineering Management

Duration - 30 Credit hours (10 core courses and 2 pre-core courses+ STT challenge test) Note: Pre Core Courses only required if course work not taken at the undergraduate level.

Additional required documents - Two letters of recommendations. English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or IT

Master of Project Management

Duration - 30 Credit hours (10 core courses and 3 pre-core courses+ STT challenge test) Note: Pre Core Courses only required if course work not taken at the undergraduate level.

Additional required documents - English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS.

GPA required - A cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the bachelors. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester

Degrees required - Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, or Architecture


**Students with TOEFL score between 530 and 549 or IELTS 5.5 can register for a maximum of 6 credit hours in the first semester for the master taught in English

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