Mount Kenya University January Intake

By | June 21, 2019

Mount Kenya University January Intake, applications are invited from qualified candidates wishing to pursue the following programmes and wishes to join the University during May and September intakes. Fulltime ,Part-time and Distance Learning study modes available.

Bachelor of Pharmacy(both KCSE direct entry and Diploma Entry)Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCESPhD in medical Laboratory Science; Options; Molecular Biology, Immunology, Hematology & Blood Transfusion, Virology, Microbiology, clinical Chemistry, Histology, Parasitology & EntomologyMaster of Science in medical Laboratory Sciences: Options; Molecular Biology, Immunology, Hematology & Blood Transfusion, Virology, Microbiology, clinical Chemistry, Histology, Parasitology & EntomologyBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) September IntakeBachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences(Approved by Kenya Medical laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board)Diploma in Medical Laboratory SciencesDiploma in Bio-Medical Laboratory Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL SCIENCESBachelor of Science in Dental TechnologyBachelor of Science in Oral HealthDiploma in Dental TechnologyDiploma in Community Oral Health
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing ( thesis only)Master of Science in Nursing Weekend Mode Options: Midwifery Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Critical Care Nursing; Digital mode options: Nursing Education, Nursing leadership.Bachelor of science in Nursing (Direct Entry)Bachelor of science in Nursing (Upgrading & Distance Learning)
DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICSMaster of Science in  Nutrition and dieteticsBachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic (KDNI)Bachelor of Science in food science & processingDiploma in Nutrition and Dietetics(KDNI)Diploma in food science & processing TechnologyCertificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICSPhD in Public HealthMaster of Public Health. Options; Epidemiology and Disease Control, Disaster Management, Disease Control, Health Services management, International Health and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation: Human NutritionMaster of Public Health in Reproductive Health
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHMaster of Science in Food Hygiene and SafetyMaster of Public Health NutritionBachelor of Science Environmental HealthDiploma in Environmental Health
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTHMaster of Science in Community HealthMaster of Science in Health Education, Promotion and DevelopmentBachelor of Science in Community Health & DevelopmentBachelor of Science in Health Education, Promotion and DevelopmentDiploma in Community Health and HIV/AIDS ManagementCertificate in Community Health and HIV/AIDs Management
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATICSMaster of Science in Health System ManagementBachelor of Science in Health System Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Records and information Technology (Upgrading)Diploma in Health Records & Information Technology (Upgrading)Certificate in Health Records & information Technology (Regular)Bachelor of Science in Clinical MedicineMaster of Clinical Medicine
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYMaster of Science in Information TechnologyMaster of Science in Cyber SecurityBachelor of Science in Information TechnologyDiploma/ Certificate in Information TechnologyDiploma in Information SystemsDiploma in Computer Science
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE COMPUTINGBachelor of Business Information TechnologyDiploma/ Certificate in Business Information Technology
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENTMaster of Science in Information Science (MIS)Bachelor of Science in Information ScienceDiploma/Certificate in Information ScienceDiploma in Archives and Records ManagementDiploma in Library Management
Bachelor of law (LLB)Diploma in Law
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND CURRICULUM STUDIESDoctor of Philosophy in Education (PhDED) Options: curriculum studies, Educational Planning, Economics of Education, Educational Administration, Leadership and ManagementInstructionalTechnology, Educational psychology, Guidance andcounseling psychology, EducationalCounselingPostgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)Bachelor of Education – B. Ed. (Science)Diploma in Education (Science)Diploma in Education (Arts)Enhancement in Mathematics
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGYBachelor of Education – B.Ed. (Arts )Master of Education Options: curriculum studies, Educational Planning,Economics of Education, Educational Administration,instructional Technology, Leadership andManagement, Educational psychology, Guidance and counseling psychology, Educational Counseling Psychology and sociology of education
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIESDoctor of philosophy (Early Childhood Studies)Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies)Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)Bachelor of Education (Primary Education).Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Studies)Certificate in Education (Early Childhood Studies)
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATIONMaster of Education in Special Needs (MSE) OPTIONS: visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical Handicap & other Health Impairment, Gifted &talented, Specific Learning Disabilities, Inclusive Education, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Deaf, Blindness.Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (Primary option)Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education(Secondary Option)Diploma in Special Needs Education
INSTITUTE OF SECURITY STUDIES , JUSTICE AND ETHICSMaster of Arts in Governance and EthicsMaster of Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice AdministrationMaster of Arts in Security Studies and CriminologyBachelor of arts in Security Studies and CriminologyBachelor of Arts in Justice and Security StudiesBachelor of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionBachelor of Arts in Public Administration and GovernanceDiploma in County Administration and GovernanceDiploma in Criminology and Security managementCertificate in Criminology and security management
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGYMaster of Arts in Counseling PsychologyBachelor of Counseling PsychologyDiploma in Counseling Psychology
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIESMaster of Arts in Development StudiesMaster of Arts in Monitoring and evaluationMaster of arts in SociologyPostgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and EvaluationBachelor of Arts in Community DevelopmentBachelor of Social Work and AdministrationBachelor of Arts in Development Studies.Bachelor of Arts in SociologyBachelor of Arts  in Sociology and Development StudiesDiploma in NGO ManagementDiploma in Community Development and Social WorkCertificate in Community Development & Social Work
DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONMaster of Arts in Journalism and Media StudiesMaster of Arts in Film StudiesBachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Animation.Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and CommunicationDiploma/ Certificate in Journalism and Mass CommunicationDiploma in Film StudiesDiploma in Animation and Motion GraphicsDiploma in Public Relations and DiplomacyCertificate in Journalism and Mass CommunicationCertificate in Public Relations and Diplomacy
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND HUMANITIESPhD in English and LinguisticsPhD in Literature in English (Thesis Only)PhD in Kiswahili(Thesis Only)Master of Arts in KiswahiliMaster of Arts in English Language and LinguisticsMaster of Arts in LiteratureMaster of Arts in Religious Studies (Christian option, Islamic option and Traditional African Religion)Master of Arts in HistoryMaster of Arts in GeographyMaster of Arts in International Relations and DiplomacyMaster of Arts in PhilosophyBachelor of Arts in International RelationsDiploma in International RelationsCertificate in English as a Second Language (CESL)
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENTPhD in Business AdministrationPost-Graduate Diploma in Project planning and managementMaster of Science in Procurement and Supplies ManagementMaster of Arts in Public Administration and Management. Options; Public Policy & Administration, Local Government Administration, Financial Management, Social Services Management, Community Development &Ngo Management.Master of Science in Office Administration and Management Master of Science in MarketingMaster of Science in EntrepreneurshipMaster of Science in Human Resource ManagementMaster of Science in Project Planning and ManagementBachelor of Science in Office Administration & ManagementBachelor of Business Management Options; Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Banking and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Risk and Insurance management, Small Business  Management, International Business Management, Supplies and Procurement Management.Bachelor of ProcurementBachelor of Arts in Public Administration Options; Public Administration, Office Administration and Management.Diploma/Certificate in Human Resource ManagementDiploma/Certificate in Business ManagementDiploma/Certificate in Marketing ManagementDiploma/Certificate in EntrepreneurshipDiploma/Certificate in Supplies & Procurement managementDiploma/Certificate in Project Management
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICSMaster of arts in EconomicsBachelor of Science in Economics and FinanceBachelor of Science in EconomicsBachelor of Science in Economics and StatisticsBachelor of Science in Finance and StatisticsDiploma in Financial Economics (DFE)Diploma in Economics (DE)
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCEMaster of Business Administration Options; Accounting & finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Production and Operations Management, and Small Business Management(Weekend mode available in Thika and Nairobi campuses only)Master of Science in FinanceMaster of Science in AccountingBachelor of Commerce Options; Accounting & finance, Banking, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Production and Operations Management, Purchasing and Supplies Management.Diploma/Certificate in Banking and FinanceDiploma in Micro financeDiploma/Certificate in AccountingDiploma in Certificate in Financial ScienceDiploma in Risk Management and InsuranceCertificate in Risk Management and Insurance
DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENTMaster of Science in Hospitality ManagementBachelor of Science in Hospitality managementDiploma in Hospitality ManagementCertificate in Food ProductionCertificate in Food and Beverages
DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENTBachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism ManagementDiploma in Travel and Tourism ManagementCertificate in Travel and Tourism Operations
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCESMaster of Science in Applied Entomology.Master of Science (Ecology and conservation)Master of Science-BiotechnologyBachelor of Science (Biotechnology)Bachelor of Science (Applied biology)Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCESMaster of Science in StatisticsMaster of Science in ChemistryBachelor of Science in StatisticsBachelor of Science in Actuarial sciencesBachelor of Science in Laboratory SciencesBachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH &PRODUCTIONBachelor of Science in Animal Health and ProductionBachelor of Science in Animal ScienceBachelor of Science in Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentDiploma / Certificate in Animal Health and Production.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERINGMaster of Science in Renewable and Environmental EnergyBachelor of Science Energy & Environmental TechnologyBachelor of Science in Petroleum Exploration and ProductionBachelor of Science in Real Estate Management Options; Real Estate Development, Real Estate Management and Real Estate Investment.
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERINGBachelor of Technology in Computer and Electronic SystemsDiploma in Electrical and Electronics EngineeringDiploma in Medical Engineering


  1. PhD Programme: At least a Master’s degree
  2. Master’s Programme: At least a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second class Honors – Upper Division from a recognized University or equivalent recognized by Mount Kenya University Senate OR A bachelor’s Degree with at least, Second class Honors lower division and a minimum of two years work experience.
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma programmes: At least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or equivalent qualification recognized by Mount Kenya University Senate
  4. Bachelor Programmes: At least a KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent OR Diploma in a relevant field
  5. Diploma programmes: At least a KCSE Mean Grade of C- (minus) OR equivalent qualification
  6. Certificate programmes: KCSE D+ (plus) OR equivalent qualification.

Kindly note that different courses require relevant cluster subjects qualification for admission e.g Diploma and certificate courses in College of Health Sciences require KCSE C (Plain) and C- respectively.


Apply to the Registrar, Academic Affairs enclosing copies of relevant academic / professional certificates. Application fee of Kshs. 1,000 for undergraduate and kshs.2, 000 for post graduate to be deposited at either;

Bank Name Account Number 
Equity Bank 0090292435067
Standard Chartered Bank 0102049817400
Family Bank 005000019336
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB Bank)1121032222
National Bank of Kenya01047093018900
NIC Bank21200008796
Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank)2014200002

Applications can be done online or application forms can be downloaded here or any of our campuses/centres.