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University at Qatar welcomes potential masters students

Published Feb 05, 2014

Texas A&M University at Qatar welcomed potential masters students 29 Jan. with a Graduate Studies Open House at the University’s Engineering building at Education City. The event answered questions for prospective students about the University’s two masters programs in chemical engineering.

Applications for the Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) programs are still being accepted for the fall 2014 semester and will remain open until 1 March.

Dr. Eyad Masad, assistant dean for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “We are dedicated to achieving the goals sets forward in QNV 2030, and the University’s graduate program is a significant contributor to the development of the human capital Qatar needs to support the country's vision and future.”

The Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education Services at Texas A&M at Qatar invited students and guests to the event to network and interact with current graduate students, faculty and administrators from the University and Texas A&M University at College Station, US. Attendees also toured Texas A&M at Qatar’s world-class facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories to get a better perspective on being an Aggie graduate student.

Kaltam AlKaabi, graduate student at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, " Pursuing graduate studies is one of my personal goals because it’s a tool that strengthens my technical knowledge and is reflecting positively on my work. Knowledge and experience cannot stand aside from each other. Having them combined will result in a well-educated professional with a solid background who is capable of performing tasks and facing challenges in an effective manner. I am very proud to be contributing to QNV 2030, and I encourage prospective students to enroll to the University’s program.”

Guests and prospective graduate students learned more about Texas A&M at Qatar’s graduate program offerings, degree eligibility requirements, admissions process, portfolio submissions and the resources offered including financial aid opportunities and flexible schedules.

The Open House featured a panel session entitled "Why Pursue a Graduate Degree?" in which guest speakers discussed perspectives on the subject. Panelists included Dr. Khalid Al-Khanji, vice president of student affairs, Hamad bin Khalifa University; Abdulla Hassan Al-Mehshadi, chief executive officer, Msheireb Properties; Dr. Amal Al-Malki, executive director, Translation and Interpreting Institute, and associate professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar; and Dr. Bruce Palmer, professor and chair of chemical engineering program, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Palmer said, “The quality of teaching and research offered at the University is absolutely outstanding. Thus, our graduate program provides an unprecedented opportunity for the young generation to obtain an excellent graduate education.”

Bill Mercer, manager of graduate studies and continuing education services at the University, said, "Thanks to our outstanding panelists and presenters, the Texas A&M at Qatar Graduate Studies Open House was a great opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn more about the benefits and opportunities of a graduate degree from Texas A&M at Qatar. Our graduate students enjoy a flexible schedule, may qualify for funding assistance and will participate in responsive research projects that contribute to Qatar National Vision 2030’s goal to build a knowledge-based economy.”

For information about Texas A&M at Qatar Graduate Studies program please visit or call +974 44230079.