Strathmore University School of Graduate Studies

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Strathmore University School of Graduate Studies


To provide a stimulating environment and continuous support that empowers Strathmore University researchers and students to enhance national, regional and international leadership in research and graduate education in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility.


To create a platform for Strathmore to become a leading outcome-driven university providing high quality graduate education and research


The values of the individuals who teach, learn and work at the School of Research and Graduate Studies have evolved from the values of the University. Our values provide a frame of reference for making decisions. They contribute to the general atmosphere of the School and guide staff in training, pursuit of knowledge and provision of services.
Academic Freedom: The school shall defend academic freedom of all researchers and learners in the University in the pursuit of knowledge and truth with commitment to scientific excellence based on the key principle of the University’s educational philosophy that faith and reason are not at odds with each other, but they form two complimentary paths of knowledge. We shall uphold the University’s service of the whole circle of truth and knowledge, and the unity between faith and reason.
Diversity within the Academic Community: The School values the diversity of researchers and students who will be involved in its programmes. Our diversity assures that the School is a forum for the expression, consideration and evaluation of ideas. The educational and research process in our School is enriched and strengthened by the fact that these ideas arise and are evaluated from such diverse perspectives.
Creativity and Initiative: The School’s progress will be enhanced by encouraging and rewarding creativity and initiative among staff and students. Initiatives undertaken by students and researchers should also demonstrate relevance and applicability to the wider society.
Excellence: The School values excellence in its people, programmes, services and facilities. We have a responsibility to encourage and develop excellence in all these areas. We are committed to be leaders.
Results-oriented: The School shall endeavour to promote a results-oriented culture so that there are tangible results for all initiatives undertaken. This will enhance the visibility of the School and University.
Integrity and Professionalism: The School shall endeavour to promote integrity, ethical and professional behaviour by all individuals associated with it, especially with regard to academic honesty and protection of intellectual property. It is essential for students, faculty and the public to have trust in us and indeed the entire university.
Access to Services: The School recognises that students and researchers will have diverse needs. As such it has an obligation to collaborate with other academic and research institutions to facilitate access to its services (for example, reing and publishing of research outputs, and training in specific research skills).


The objective of the School is to meet the needs of staff and students through quality teaching and research. The School is committed to maintaining open and continuous links with researchers and graduate students; providing quality research training resulting in quality research outputs; enhancing research collaborations; and increasing research funding. The School will achieve its goals through professional delivery of its services by undertaking best practice in management and administration of its functions.
The School will ensure this by:

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  • Admitting high quality graduate students
  • Acquiring and maintaining qualified, competent, highly dedicated and experienced researchers and facilitators;
  • Preparing excellent research training materials;
  • Maintaining continuous dialogue and communication with graduate students and researchers;
  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation of activities;
  • Providing for external res of publications, theses and dissertations;
  • Conducting annual appraisals and ranking of researches by staff and students;
  • Receiving regular feedback on customer satisfaction from researchers, students and other stakeholders.


At Strathmore, we consider applicants on the basis of their academic merit, ability and potential. We guarantee to ensure that all applications are given full and careful consideration.
The University believes that the diversity of its community is an essential part of its values and enriches employment, research, studying and learning experiences.
The University is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working, learning and social environment that is free from unfair discrimination. It aims to ensure that students, staff and all others associated with the University are treated with dignity, respect, and equity.


  1. All applicants MUST meet the entry requirements for the respective graduate program they wish to apply for. This is verified by the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. The applicant MUST sit and pass the Graduate Entrance Exam (GEE) administered at the Graduate school every Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 pm. The applicant should report to the university’s admissions office on the inter day. PS: GEE is a written exam
  3. Complete the Graduate Studies application form and attach relevant documents.
  4. Provide the original Undergraduate degree certificate and transcript of records (TOR) in English giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained.
  5. Provide the original Secondary/High school certificate i.e. KCSE certificate or its equivalent
  6. Provide certified copies of the above mentioned (no.4 & 5) – i.e. undergraduate degree certificate and transcript of records.
  7. Provide English language proficiency results where required.
  8. Attach two (2) completed Reference Forms from former undergraduate/graduate professors and/or employer particularly qualified to attest to the applicant’s qualification for graduate study.
  9. Attach an updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  10. 2 current passport size photos.
  11. Provide a copy of National Identity Card (ID) or copy of Passport (bio data page)
  12. Kshs 2300/- Inter fee payable on the inter day.

(i) The Oral Inter is carried out after the written exam.
(ii)Certified copies:
All academic documents to be attached to the application should be certified by the learning institution that issued the certificates or by an advocate of the high court.


  • The applicant must sit and pass the Graduate Entrance Exam (GEE) administered at the Graduate school every Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.
  • The GEE is a written exam that entails several sections. These include English comprehension, English grammar, an Arithmetic section and an Essay related to the course you are applying for. For applicants applying for MScIT a compulsory programming question is also included.  The test runs for an average of 1 and ½ hrs.
  • Oral inter exam – once the applicant has completed and passed the GEE exam, they will then have an oral inter administered by a member of the Faculty.

We encourage our applicants to visit relevant GMAT, GRE websites which give some sample tests. This revision will assist the applicant to prepare for the GEE test.
Each Master’s program has been designed to meet your needs and maximize your potential. Our courses enrich your understanding of theory and how to apply this to real world issues in your career.
All our programs go through a rigorous re process every three years. This ensures that the highest possible standards are maintained and that the courses reflect current industry trends.
We welcome you to explore the possibility of joining one of our Masters programs.
Key features in our graduate programs:

  • Small sized interactive class that engages you in debate and discussion.
  • Diverse student body with various professional backgrounds.
  • Course content that reflect current issues.
  • Expert teaching faculty who have a wealth of experience.
  • Opportunity to develop both academic; managerial and social skills

We offer the following graduate programs:

Master of Science: Computer-Based Information Systems (MSc.CBIS)
Master of Science: Information Technology (MSc.IT)
Master of Science: Statistical Sciences
Master of Science: Mathematical Finance
Master of Science: Biomathematics
Master of Science: Educational Management (Msc.EM)
Master of Commerce (MCOM)
Master of Applied Philosophy and Ethics (MAPE)
Masters in Educational Practice for Academics (MEPA)
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) for Executives
MBA Healthcare Management (MBA-HCM)
Master of Science in Development Finance
Masters in Public Policy and Management
Master of Management in Agribusiness