The College of Graduate Studies (CGS) was established in 1994 to integrate under the same academic and managerial roof, the programs that existed under the two previous faculties: the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Education. The College currently includes a wide range of scientific disciplines that are unique and unavailable in other universities of the Arab Gulf states. The CGS offers integrated courses for students specializing in various disciplines that are not commonly provided elsewhere. Administratively the CGS is structured in way that allow academic flexibility, cross disciplinarily, and foster innovative graduate education.
The College has programs in special education, which train educators on nurturing the talented students, those with learning difficulties, (including students with mental disabilities and autism), as well as preparing specialists to be able to plan and implement distance educational and training programs.
It also includes programs in the field of technology to train specialists in the fields of biotechnologies (Health, Agriculture and Environmental tracks), natural resources and environment, Geo Informatics and Innovation and technology Management. The CGS runs an active scientific research activity in these various fields with emphasis on the issues that are of interest to the GCC countries.
Since the College pays great attention to the quality of the educational curricula, it uses the method of "case study" which is the approach that is utilized throughout the various programs offered in the college, as well as working on the linking what the student specializes in, the culture, creed, environment, and community. In addition, the college provides training to its students in human and personal skill development such a digital literacy, English language and Islamic culture so as to integrate all the acquired education into the foundations of this culture and portrays its various dimensions; including humanity, civilization and science .
The College is proud to have many of its graduates occupying positions in agencies and institutions of the Arabian Gulf countries, in which they demonstrate their ability to meet the challenges. The CGS capitalizes on the excellence its academic staff members and students and takes pride in the contribution it makes in the march towards a brighter and more prosperous future for the Arab nation.