Most Popular Master’s Degree Courses in Kenya


Which are the most popular masters degree courses in Kenya? Well, most Kenyans prefer masters programmes which are on demand in the job market. It’s because employers demand for certain masters courses that majority of Kenyans lean towards those programmes. For instance, MBA is the most popular courses simply because every BCom graduate is required to have a relevant masters course so as to become competitive.

The most popular masters programmes are taught at the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, JKUAT,Moi,Maseno,Egerton,Mount Kenya University and Strathmore University.

Here is a full list of the courses:

  1. Executive Master of Business Administration
  2. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  3. Master of Arts in Criminology and Security Studies
  4. Master of Arts in Economics
  5. Master of Arts in History
  6. Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
  7. Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
  8. Master of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation
  9. Master of Business Administration
  10. Master of Education
  11. Master of Science in Information Security (Cyber Crime)
  12. Master of Science in Finance
  13. Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  14. Master of Science in Information Technology
  15. Master of Science in Procurement and Supplies Management
  16. Master of Science in Project Planning
  17. Master of Science in Statistics
  18. MSc Biostatistics
  19. Masters in Actuarial Science
  20. Master of Science in Epidemiology
  21. Software Engineering
  22. Master of Arts in Education

More than 90% of Kenyans pursue the courses listed above. The most popular course is MBA which is pursued by almost a third of Kenyans in the Masters level.

The least popular masters courses are the agriculture and environment ones.