All applicants to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar University:
- Completed a Bachelor degree in engineering or related field with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from a university or college accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country, OR achieved a score of no less than 650 on the Quantitative part of the GRE exam (there is no specified minimum for the Analytical portion, but score will be part of the evaluation).
- Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start of the intended semester of admission.
- Passing an interview with the College's admission panel. The panel may request additional bridging course(s).
In 1973, Qatar’s first national College of Education was founded following a decree by the Emir of Qatar in his vision to place education as a priority in the country’s expansion. Among a small population, the college admitted a respectable 57 male and 93 female students in its first year.
The country’s rapid development highlighted the need to expand the College to provide additional areas of specialization in line with the needs of the population. Hence in 1977, Qatar University was founded with four new colleges -- Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sharia, Law & Islamic Studies, and Science. The College of Engineering was later established in 1980, followed by the College of Business and Economics. The University added the Pharmacy Program to its academic portfolio in 2006 – the first in Qatar -- and later established it as the College of Pharmacy in 2008.
Today, Qatar University comprises seven colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Pharmacy; and Sharia and Islamic Studies. The university has over the years added a wide range of new programs that are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 14,000 students and an alumni body of over 30,000.See all Qatar Univrsity courses