M.Sc. Graduation Requirements

To successfully graduate with a master’s degree from KAUST all students must meet the minimum University graduation requirements and be approved by the Office of the Registrar and division dean. Individual programs may have additional requirements, which must be met to graduate, please see division/program requirements for further details. Programs cannot require less than the minimum degree requirements or waive university degree requirements. If there is any perceived conflict between program and university degree requirements, the university degree requirements will prevail.

The M.Sc. degree has the following minimum graduation requirements:

  • Minimum 36 overall credits
  • Minimum 12 research/capstone credits
  • Minimum two graduate seminars
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Successful completion of one Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)

For M.Sc. thesis students, the final thesis must be format reviewed and archived in the library by the semester deadlines published in the academic calendar.