School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS)

 

Dr. Kennedy Gachoka, PhD. Dean School of Pure and Applied Sciences

The School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) has grown tremendously from its humble beginn ing a few years back and now boasts of over 780 students in the following programmes, M.Sc. Applied statistics, B.Sc. Statistics, B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science, B.Sc. Actuarial Science, B.Sc. Biological Sciences and B.Sc. Physical Sciences. This is backed by highly qualified and motivated faculty team of over 30 members many being PhD holders.

We also boast of diverse post graduate programmes and therefore are open for those wishing to pursue further studies in the following programmes; PhD in Entomology, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, M.Sc. in Statistics, M.Sc. in Entomology, M.Sc. in Molecular Biology (Microbiology option). We are in the process of developing and unveiling many more post graduate programmes in the School. Some of the areas that we are looking to launch new programmes for both undergraduate and post graduates include, Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management, Plant sciences, Microbiology and Physical Sciences. We also strive to grow research capabilities in the school. This can be witnessed by our modern laboratories that are utilized by undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as faculty for their research and the peer reviewed publications from students and faculty members.

SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES (SPAS)
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
PROGRAMME ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Ph.D. in Entomology Master’s Degree in Entomology/Zoology/Biology/Agriculture/Horticulture/ Crop Protection/Forestry/related Sciences from a University recognized by MUST Senate.

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

 

Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from a University recognized by MUST Senate.

Duration: 3 years   Mode of Study: Fulltime/Part-time/Weekend    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 105,000

Master of Science in Applied Statistics Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) OR; a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least 2 years relevant working experience.

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

 

Master of Science in Molecular Biology

BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Botany or relevant life sciences from an institution recognized by MUST senate.

OR;

BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Biological Sciences/Zoology/Botany or relevant life sciences provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2yrs relevant post qualification work experience.

Master of Science in Entomology

BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Biological Sciences/Agriculture/Crop Protection/Horticulture or relevant life sciences, with at least one course Unit passed in Entomology or an equivalent qualification, from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.

OR;

BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Biological Sciences/Agriculture/Crop Protection/Horticulture or relevant life sciences with at least one course Unit passed in Entomology or an equivalent qualification, provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2 yrs relevant post qualification work experience.

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Resource Management

BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Biological Sciences/Zoology/Botany or relevant life sciences from an institution recognized by MUST senate.

OR;

BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Biological Sciences/Zoology/Botany or relevant life provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2yrs relevant post qualification work experience.

Master of Science in Chemistry

Specializations: Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Bachelor of Science degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) having studied Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Petroleum Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Chemistry or any other relevant degree from an Institution recognized by MUST Senate.

OR;

Bachelor of Science degree with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with additional relevant training, evidence of research capability either through research, paper presentations or peer reviewed publications and relevant working experience having studied Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Petroleum Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Chemistry or any other relevant degree from an Institution recognized by MUST Senate.

OR;

Bachelor of Education degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) having studied Chemistry as one of the teaching subjects provided you have accumulated at least 72 Chemistry credit hours/course units.

Master of Science in Physics

Specializations: Environmental Physics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, and Condensed Matter Physics

Bachelor of Science degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) having studied Physics, Renewable Energy/Environmental Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Geophysics, Industrial Physics, Materials Physics or any other relevant degree from an Institution recognized by MUST Senate.

OR;

Bachelor of Science degree with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with additional relevant training, evidence of research capability either through research, paper presentations or peer reviewed publications and relevant working experience having studied Physics, Renewable Energy/Environmental Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Geophysics, Industrial Physics, Materials Physics or any other relevant degree from an Institution recognized by MUST Senate.

OR;

Bachelor of Education degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) having studied Physics as one of the teaching subjects provided you have accumulated at least 72 Physics credit hours/course units.

Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) OR a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two (2) years relevant working experience.

 

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
Master of Science in Pure Mathematics

Duration: 4 semesters Mode of Study: Full time/Weekend    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 60,000

Post Graduate Diploma in

Applied Statistics

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Mathematics or related field with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.

OR;

Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Mathematics or related field with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) from an institution recognized by MUST Senate and 2 years relevant post qualification work experience.

Post Graduate Diploma in

Applied Mathematics

 

Duration: 2 semesters Mode of Study: Full time/Weekend Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 60,000

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
PROGRAMME ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science in Statistics Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E OR; its equivalent with at least B- (minus) in Mathematics and Kiswahili/English C+ (plus) OR; any other qualification accepted by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E, B- (minus) in Mathematics and C + (plus) in English/Kiswahili. Geography, Accounts and Economics will also be an added advantage.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science

K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus).  In addition, a student must have the following alternative combination of cluster subjects as shown:

C+ (plus) in Mathematics and pass in any two of the following alternatives.

Alternative A                 Alternative B    

Chemistry   C                 Physical Science C

Physics C                        Biological Science C

Bachelor of Science (Physical Science option): Chemistry or Physics

K.C.S.E minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) with C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following:

Physical science/Physics/Chemistry

OR;

Any other qualifications accepted by MUST Senate.

Bachelor of Science (Biological Science)

Options: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Entomology, Parasitology, Plant Sciences

K.C.S.E minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) with C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences

OR;

Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass from KNEC or its equivalent.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Resource Management

K.C.S.E minimum mean grade of B- (minus) and C (plain) in Mathematics. In addition, a learner must have passed any two subjects from the following categories;

Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences or a Diploma in a relevant field with a credit pass from MUST or any other institution recognized by MUST Senate.

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

K.C.S.E minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) with C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences

OR;

Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass from K.N.E.C or its equivalent.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Botany
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in Chemistry and C (plain) in Mathematics

OR;

Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass from KNEC or its equivalent

OR;

Any other qualification accepted by MUST Senate

Bachelor of Science (Physics)

K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in Physics and C (plain) in Mathematics

OR;

Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass from KNEC or its equivalent

OR;

Any other qualification accepted by MUST Senate

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Physics)
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

K.C.S.E mean grade of C + (plus). In addition, a student must have the following alternative combination as shown:

C+ (plus) in Mathematics and pass in any of the following alternatives.

Alternative A                                                  Alternative B

Chemistry C                                                     Physical Science C

Physics C

 

Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000