Mount Kenya University Courses and Qualifications [2024 Intake]

Last updated on March 29th, 2024 at 08:47 am

If you are planning to attend MKU but are unsure about the courses available, here is a list of all Mount Kenya University courses and qualifications to help you get started and make an informed decision.

To be clear, this article contains a comprehensive list of all certificate, diploma, degree, masters’, doctorate, and even online courses available at Mount Kenya University.

So, continue reading to find out more…


Mount Kenya University courses and qualifications [All courses offered at Mt. Kenya University]

Degree courses at Mount Kenya University

Entry qualifications

Remember that in order to enroll in any degree program at MKU, you must have a KCSE mean grade of C+ (plus), as well as meet the minimum cluster subject requirements, which is typically at least a C+ (plus) in each cluster subject.

Alternatively, you can pursue a degree program with a diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the university senate with a credit pass or higher.


  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Education Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Science)
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Science Information Science
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Oral Health
  • Bachelor of Technology in Computer and Electronic Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Procurement
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology
  • Bachelor of Economics and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Education Special Needs Education Secondary Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Governance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies and Criminology
  • Bachelor of Counseling Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance and Statistics
  • Bachelor of Film and Animation Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Administration
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Management and Office Administration


Diploma courses at Mount Kenya University

Well, if you did not manage to get a C+ (plus) for a degree course, here are the diploma courses at MKU that you can choose to pursue.

Keep in mind that you must have a KCSE mean grade of C- (minus) or higher and meet the minimum requirements in the required cluster subjects.


Have a certificate in a related field from an institution recognized by the university senate.

Keeping that in mind, here are the MKU diploma courses that require a KCSE mean grade of C (plain):

  • Diploma in Dental Technology
  • Diploma in Community Oral Health (Dental Therapy)
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery
  • Diploma in Community Health & Development
  • Diploma in Health Records & Information Technology
  • Diploma in Law
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Diploma in ECDE (Early Childhood Studies)
  • Diploma in SNE (Special Needs Education)
  • Diploma in Science Lab (Science Laboratory Technology)
  • Diploma in Animal Health & Production
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Information Science


More diploma course

Moving on, the following courses require you to have a minimum mean grade of C- (minus) in your KCSE:

  • Diploma in Food Science & Processing Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Information Systems
  • Diploma in Archives & Records Management
  • Diploma in Library Management
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology(BIT)
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Medical Engineering
  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Diploma in Community Development & Social Work
  • Diploma in County Administration & Governance
  • Diploma in Security Studies & Criminology
  • Diploma in Peace Studies & conflict resolutions
  • Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Diploma in Film Studies
  • Diploma in Animation & Motion Graphics
  • Diploma in Public Relations & Diplomacy
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Diploma in Supplies & Procurement Management
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Diploma in Economics
  • Diploma in Financial Economics
  • Diploma in Financial Sciences
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Banking& Finance
  • Diploma in Micro-Finance
  • Diploma in Risk Management & Insurance
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Food & beverage supervision
  • Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management



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Certificate courses at Mount Kenya University

So, neither did you qualify for a degree nor a diploma course; worry not! You can as well start at the certificate level and work your way up.

It should be noted that in order to pursue any of the certificate courses, you must have at least a D+ (plus) in KCSE, with the exception of a few certificate courses that require an average of C- (minus) in KCSE. These include:

C- (minus) certificate courses

  • Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
  • Certificate in Animal Health and Production
  • Certificate in Artificial Insemination


D+ (plus) certificate courses

  • Certificate in Community Health and Development
  • Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)
  • Proficiency Certificate in IT
  • Certificate in Business Information Technology
  • Certificate in Community Development and Social Work
  • Certificate in Security Studies and Criminology
  • Certificate in Public Relations
  • Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Certificate in Maritime Transport Logistics
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Marketing Management
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Certificate in Supplies and Procurement Management
  • Certificate in Finance Science
  • Certificate in Accounting
  • Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Certificate in Banking & Finance
  • Certificate in Food Production
  • Certificate in Travel & Tourism Operations
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics – This, however, is the only certificate course in which you can enroll if your KCSE score is at least a D (plain).

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Mount Kenya University courses and qualifications continuation

Post graduate diplomas

Minimum entry requirements:

You must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field from MKU or any other recognized university approved by the university senate.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation


Mount Kenya University masters’ courses

Minimum entry requirements:

You must have at least a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second-class honors (upper division) from a recognized university or equivalent recognized by the Mount Kenya University Senate.


Have a bachelor’s degree with at least second-class honors in the lower division and a minimum of two

SEE: MKU Masters Courses [2024 Intake]


Doctorate courses at Mount Kenya University

Minimum entry requirements:

You must hold at least a master’s degree in your field of specialization.



  • PhD in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • in Public Health
  • PhD in Nursing
  • PhD in Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Early Childhood Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
  • PhD in Applied Entomology
  • PhD in Ecology
  • PhD in Zoology
  • PhD in Conservation Biology
  • PhD in Biochemistry
  • PhD in Molecular Biology
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • PhD in Natural Products Chemistry
  • PhD in Immunology
  • PhD in Information Technology
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • PhD in Information Systems
  • PhD in Knowledge Management
  • PhD in Enterprise Computing
  • PhD in Counselling Psychology
  • PhD in Religious Studies
  • PhD in Literature in English
  • PhD in Kiswahili
  • PhD in English & Linguistics
  • PhD in Development Studies
  • PhD in Sociology
  • PhD in Philosophy of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration thesis


Mount Kenya University online courses

SEE: Mount Kenya University online courses [All you need to know]


Mount Kenya University courses and qualifications – Final word

So there you have it: all of the courses offered at MKU, along with their qualifications.

However, if you require any additional information or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the institution using the following information:

Physical location: MKU main campus is located along General Kago Road, in Thika.

phone no.: +254 709 153 000 or +254 20 2878 000





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