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School of Business  & Economic

The School of Business and Public Management has a population of more than 12,000 students. The fundamental drivers in the School of Business and Public management include interdisciplinary, experiential and technological approaches to learning for the promotion of cutting age entrepreneurship, innovation and research.

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School of  Nursing

Mount Kenya University, The School of Nursing was approved by the Nursing council of Kenya   on 21st September 2011 to commence training of Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme.

The school envisions being an international role model of excellence in nursing education and training. It aims to produce world class nurse practitioners through teaching, research and innovative extension services for sustainable scientific and technological development.

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School of Education

The programmes in our department have been developed in consultative with Government agencies and professional organizations. This is to ensure that those who enroll for the Teacher Education programmes in the department gain instant recognition from empowerment agencies, professional bodies and regulatory bodies.

The courses in the department are tailored to meet the professional, academic and pedagogical requirements for career growth needs of both school leavers and practicing teachers.

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College of Health Sciences

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is the premier private University in the region offering courses in Health Sciences recognized by government regulatory bodies and professional organizations. Our courses are tailored to respond to students’ professional ambitions in career development. The courses apply an innovative approach towards community health care needs which is consistent with the vision 2030 Economic Pillar. Read More>>


School of Law

Our law degree programme will enable you develop specialized knowledge and skills in  legal studies. Besides, it is tailored to address the growing need for lawyers in the public and private sector. Because of its rigorous nature, the programme will give you a firm foundation in the rule of law in the civil and criminal justice system. Further, the Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Law degree will give you a rigorous theoretical and policy implications of the legal practice. These are necessary in a competitive labour market. Read More>>

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy at Mount Kenya University (MKU) is accredited by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), the Pharmacy regulatory authority in Kenya in accordance with the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (CAP 244).

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School of Pure and Applied Sciences

Mount Kenya University targets at providing science and technology education as a major vehicle for attaining and sustaining in dustrial development of Kenya which is consistent with the vision 2030 Economic Pillar. The University has various schools among them the School of Pure & Applied Sciences.

In line with the university’s vision and mission, the School of Pure & Applied Sciences aims to develop centers of excellence in the training of engineers, technicians and para-veterinarians to raise the skill competencies, and the numbers required to make Kenya a competitive industrializing nation.

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School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences was established with a mission of offering internationally recognized and acclaimed undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study opportunities.

Besides training programmes, the School is a rapidly growing centre of excellence in research and community outreach, with its staff members involved in various projects that greatly compliment its academic programmes.

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School of Postgraduate Studies

The Board of Postgraduate Studies is vested with the responsibility of formulating and implementing policies governing postgraduate training. Emphasis of MKU is high quality education and training of job creators.

In October 2012 the Vice Chancellor, MKU appointed a Postgraduate Taskforce. Among the issues addressed is how to deal with any matters related to enhancement of quality and relevance of MKU postgraduate training.

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School of Medicine

 With the granting of a license by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in May, 2014 Mount Kenya University became the third private university in Kenya to be accredited to offer the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course (MBchB).  
The accreditation was epiphany for an institution, which since inception, has strived to offer programmes in Health and Applied Sciences, which are very competitive. “The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, having inspected the institution is satisfied that the university has put in place the requisite infrastructure facilities and relevant faculty to offer this course,” said Prof. George Magoha, Chairman of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in his accreditation letter to MKU.

The university admitted its first batch of 52 students in September, 2014. Prior to seeking accreditation, it had put in place the requisite faculty and infrastructure. The infrastructure includes “a modern anatomy/ funeral home at the Thika Level 5 Hospital where the doctors will undertake their clinical training.” The School of Medicine is headed by Prof. Kimathi Kigatiira, who has been a medical doctor for over 33 years.