Graduate Studies

About Us

More than Ten Years Reputation for Quality in the Gulf Arab States

Mission

The Office of Graduate Studies has a primary mission to promote exemplary graduate education by ensuring standards of excellence across all programs. The Office actively supports existing graduate programs and the development of new graduate programs which serve National needs. It assists in the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of quality students, improves the visibility and contribution of graduate programs to achieve the institutional mission, and works across the university and with external stakeholders to enhance graduate student support.

Vision

By 2021, graduate studies at Zayed University will expand, strengthen, and demonstrate targeted graduate educational and research benchmarks in information technology, health sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, communication and media sciences, creative arts and business to become a focused institution of choice in these selected areas.

International Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Zayed University is the only national university in the U.A.E. accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This means your Zayed degree has an international assurance of quality. Graduate programs are also approved by the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Graduate Program Approvals by the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Graduate programs are also approved by the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

International Accreditation of Graduate Programs 

College of Business

The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

College of Communication and Media Sciences 

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. (ACEJMC)

College of Education

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, based in the U.S.A. (NCATE)

Outstanding Facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Zayed University’s striking building complexes are attractively located on self-contained sites in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with modern and fully equipped teaching facilities, computer laboratories, outstanding library resources, food courts and coffee shops.

Quality Faculty Teaching Small Class Sizes

The quality of graduate programs program rests on the excellence of the teaching and research by academics from Zayed University and its international partner universities. A low student-to-faculty ratio promotes group discussion and a personal approach. A high quality peer group of U.A.E. Nationals with a variety of management roles allows for effective collaborative learning and valuable networking.

Experience in Female Advancement and Empowerment

While admission to graduate programs is open to males and females of all nationalities, Zayed University has a history of commitment to prepare women for senior management roles.

Excellent Career Opportunities

Zayed University’s graduate programs are recognized by both students and employers as high quality programs that can provide a competitive advantage to open up good career opportunities.

Successful Alumni in Public and Private Sector Organizations

Many Zayed graduates have either used their degree as a stepping stone in their career paths, or as a chance to enhance their skills in their current positions, many of whom hold a wide range of senior leadership positions in a broad spectrum of public and private sectors in the Gulf Arab States.

Excellent Career Opportunities

Zayed University’s graduate programs are recognized by both students and employers as high quality programs that can provide a competitive advantage to open up good career opportunities.

Affordable

The cost-effective fee structure combined with scholarships and assistantships makes Zayed University’s graduate programs accessible.