Welcome to the Institute of Post Graduate Studies

The Institute of Postgraduate Studies is the academic office responsible for the admission, progression and examination of all postgraduate students in the University. The Institute is headed by the Director who also serves as Secretary of the Board of Postgraduate Studies. The Board plays a leading role in the approval of new postgraduate programmes, in setting regulations governing the award of degrees.

The Director represents the graduate students on various fora in University, including the Dean’s Committee, the Research Committee and the Senate. The Director is appointed by the University Management. The current Director is Dr. Betty Tikoko who was appointed in 2015. She is the second Director to be appointed since the post was instituted in 2009.

The Postgraduate programs include postgraduate certificates, Postgraduate diplomas and higher level degrees (Masters and Doctoral).

Dr. Betty Tikoko

Dr. Betty Tikoko

The university offers the following degrees:

PhD programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy is IT Security and Audit
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music

The university offers the following degrees:

Masters Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Education (Curriculum Studies)
  • Master of Education (Guidance and Counseling)
  • Master of Education ( Management and Leadership)
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics(MSC)
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Science in IT
  • Master of Science in IT Security & Audit
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Medicine in Family Medicine(MMFM)
  • Master of Music Composition
  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Musicology

The functions of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies are to:

  • Coordinate Postgraduate academic programs from schools and ensure rules and regulations relating to postgraduate studies are strictly adhered to.
  • Coordinate the admission of postgraduate students, the conduct of postgraduate programs and recommend to Senate awards of postgraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees.
  • Formulate and review of relevant policies and guidelines for the conduct of postgraduate studies in Kabarak University.
  • Encourage the publication and dissemination of research findings and in conjunction with Directorate of Research ensure that patents and other intellectual property rights are secured where appropriate.
  • Coordinate matters pertaining to the welfare of postgraduate students and ensure that a conducive environment exists for the conduct of their studies.


The goal of institute of postgraduate studies is to encourage both students and faculty in disciplinary research, teaching and service activities that adhere to Kabarak University mission, vision and philosophy. The main goal of the institute of postgraduate studies is to contribute to the knowledge base to serve the society in the fear of God.


To build globally competitive learning and Research community in biblical perspective.


Our mission is to provide holistic quality education and research support based on Christian moral values.


  • Professionalism
  • Innovativeness
  • Integrity
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration

Members of the Board

  • Dr. Geoffrey Kamau – School of Business and Economics (Chairman)
  • Dr. Fancy Too – School of Law (Assistant Chair)
  • Dr. Betty J. Tikoko – Director, Institute of Postgraduate Studies (Secretary)
  • Dr. James Kay – School of Education
  • Dr. Titus Suge – School of Pharmacy
  • Prof. Wesley Too – School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Wilson Shitandi – School of Music & Performing Arts
  • Dr. Peter Rugiri – School of Computer Science & Bioinformatics
  • Dr. Moses Thiga – Director, Research
  • Mrs. Patricia Chebet – University Librarian
  • Mr. Antony Somba – Director, Quality Assurance & Standards
  • Prof. Jackson Kitetu – Senate Representative