KAU has been working to establish good graduate studies programs. This goal coincides with its foundational regulations which states in its first article, â??KAU should provide all the necessary measures for undergraduate and graduate studies in all the fields of arts, science, and other specialized fields of knowledge. The Deanship of Graduate Studies has a vision which is "To Provide Pioneer graduate programs including PhD and Masters programs and to insure
excellent academic outputs". Its mission is "To create an environment conducive to graduate programs and pioneering research, facilitate interaction with relevant stakeholders to advance knowledge and fulfill the developmental needs of society".
KAU has currently 110 graduate studies programs which include :
6 Graduate Diplomas, 56 Taught/Thesis Master Programs, 35 Taught/Research Projects Master Programs, and 14 PhD Programs .