Graduate Studies

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The school of Graduate Studies of Madda walabu University

Madda Walabu University has started postgraduate studies at Masters level as of February 2013. At the start, two academic programs were opened to be operational: Environmental science and Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) .The University launched two additional programs namely, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Applied Micro biology in the second semester of 2004 Academic Year. The programs are running in the regular, week-end and summer programs. So far we have regular and week end students in Environmental science and Masters of Business Administration (MBA). There are regular students in Applied Microbiology and week-end and summer students in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).New fields of studies in the postgraduate program are launched after finalizing all the necessary preparations. Some of the important points to be considered during preparation are accessing the demand of a given field of study, the availability of material resources and facilities (such as books, class room, Internet facility) in addition, human resource (at the rank of assistant professor and above). With all the human and material resources at hand, the curriculum is approved after critical evaluation by both external and internal evaluators. We are opening each year/semester new program/s after carefully working in all these procedures. In the four fields of study, currently the university has a total of 102 students in regular, week-end and summer programs. The duration to complete the study depends in the program to which a student is registered. A student who is regulated to a regular program requires two years, the week- end program there years and summer program four years. Student Admission Procedures Students are admitted to a postgraduate program in the following order. In the beginning, an advertisement is undertaken in the form of poster, as well as through television and radio to invite applicants for registration. After the advertisement, registration takes place as per the dates indicated in the advertisements. Then entrance examination is administered to applicants. The educational document, work experience and the entrance examination results of the applicants are used to evaluate the overall result of a student. Students are selected on the bases of their result.

Applicants that successfully pass the entrance examination get acceptance to start the class in their respective fields of study. Immediately after getting acceptance and just before the class begin, there is a welcome program to give orientation to the students. The objective of this welcome ceremony is to orient the students, The main points covered in the orientation are: - Giving the students a chance to discuss about their expectations from the university. - To introduce the campus (the directions and sites of class rooms, libraries, laboratories and other services). - Show directions how to use the provided facilities. - Allow the students introduce each other and to their respected professors, Instructors - Make a brief explanation about the rule and regulations of the University. - Tell the students about the history, Mission, vision, goal and objectives of the university. Currently, we have self-sponsored students, they pay 450 (four hundred fifty) Birr for each credit hour of the course. The payment is similar in all fields of study programs (Regular, week end summer). Concerning facility, there is one reading hall, Internet room dedicated only to post graduate students and library and laboratory facility serving all students. Academic Staff Members The program requires experienced teachers at the rank of assistant professor and above, PhD students after defending their proposal are also take part to deliver a course. Currently both expatriates and local instructors are working in teaching and advising students. Beside this, guest instructors are invited to give lecturers.
Kassahun Ture (PhD) Director, School of Graduate studies .

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Mission Statement

The Graduate School assists post-baccalaureate students with the opportunity to further their educational goals through programs of study, teaching, and research in an environment that promotes freedom of expression, intellectual inquiry, and professional integrity. Additionally, the Graduate School assists the development of degree programs that are relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the student's communities - state, nation and world - and the demands of technology, while maintaining a high standard of excellence in graduate education. In this regard, School of Graduate Studies of Madda Walabu University is

Committed to promote, support and enrich the academic environment of graduate and scientific research through provision of high quality academic programs that strengthen education and research which leads to discoveries and innovations.

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Core Values

To achieve our goals, the Graduate School staff members believe that in all aspects of our work, we begin with a commitment to promoting graduate education at Madda Walabu University. Our work is based on a firm commitment to excellence, tempered by kindness and compassion. However, in order to maintain a reputation for quality, which will enhance student's employment opportunities and increase the value of their degrees, we are also required to set and enforce policies. We seek and celebrate diversity of all kinds, within the Graduate School staff and the graduate student population. We see ourselves as a service provider, with a primary commitment to building graduate education and research consistent with the best practices in the nation. As a service provider, we strive to be accessible to all students and academic staff, and we hold a student-centered, solution-oriented, cooperative and progressive orientation. We value integrity and respect as the foundation of our work, and we believe deeply in the value of freedom of expression. Our commitment extends from the University to the Bale zone, to the Regional state of Oromia, the nation, and to the world. With the aforementioned core values MWU graduate program has the vision of

  • Enhancing excellence in teaching-learning processes and research activities to achieve higher position among national and international universities in the field of higher education and research by 2020.
  • The above missions, core values and visions are to achieve the following main objectives
  • Produce competent professionals that take leadership responsibility in education, research and administration.
  • Upgrade personal and organizational competence through advanced education and problem solving research skill.
  • Equip potential Graduate Students via new scientific discoveries and innovations.

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Anyone who wishes to earn graduate-level degree must make formal application to Madda Walabu University registrar and alumini directorate and be officially admitted by the Graduate School. This will be done once every year. The school of Graduate Studies will communicate to the registrar and alumi director to register applicants with bachelor degree who qualify the standards set by the schools that have graduate programs. The school to which the applicants are registered will screen applicants according to the entrance examination result and their credentials. Selected applicants will get letter of acceptance from school of graduate studies and will register as graduate student. The number of students admitted in the graduate program is determined with the available human and material resource of each school.

                                       Collaboration in Graduate program

The school of graduate program has strong collaboration with different offices of Bale zone administration, schools, Research and Community Service Directorate (RCSD) of Madda Walabu University. Students will take part in scientific presentation organized by research and community directorate. They will work together in choosing thematic research topic to prepare for thesis proposal. The school is also working hard with universities such as Ambo, Adama Addis Ababa, Awasa in sharing their experience. The graduate program staff members of these universities are also working with us to fill the gaps in delivering courses with the existing academic staffs of Madda Walabu University. The school established and striving to establish partnership with governmental and non- governmental research institute for the mutual benefits.


  1. Environmental Science
  2. Teaching English as a foreign Language(TEFL)
  3. Applied Micro Biology
  4. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  5. Biodiversity
  6. New programs/updates will be notified in due time.

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