Posted on January 25, 2016

Texas A&M University at Qatar welcomed potential master’s students yesterday (25 Jan.) for the Graduate Studies Open House at the Texas A&M Engineering Building at Education City. The event aimed to answer questions for prospective students about Texas A&M at Qatar’s two master’s programs in chemical engineering.

Dr. Patrick Linke, executive director of Graduate Studies and chair of the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “Potential graduate students learned about our programs, resources and campus life. There were presentations by our current students to illustrate typical graduate student work. A lively panel discussion across academia and industry debated the need to graduate education in a knowledge-based society. Our graduate students will participate in cutting-edge research that aligns with Qatar National Vision 2030 for sustainable development. Our class schedules allow part-time studies next to full-time employment in industry or government, and we also have a number of graduate research and teaching assistantship positions available for full-time students every year.“

Potential graduate students were invited to the event to interact with current students and recently graduated students. Faculty and administrators were present to provide information on the program. 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. Prospective graduate students learned about Texas A&M at Qatar’s graduate program offerings, degree eligibility requirements and the resources offered including financial aid opportunities and flexible schedules.

Dr. Eyad Masad, vice dean at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “We are dedicated to achieving the goals sets forward in QNV 2030, and our graduate program is a significant contributor to the development of the human capital Qatar needs to support the country's vision and future.” Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, professor in the Chemical Engineering Program, said, “The quality of teaching and research offered at Texas A&M at Qatar is absolutely outstanding. Thus, our graduate program provides an unprecedented opportunity for the young generation to obtain an excellent graduate education.”

Hania Ayyash, manager of graduate studies at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, "The Texas A&M at Qatar Graduate Studies Open House was a great opportunity for potential master’s students to learn more about the benefits and opportunities available to obtain a graduate degree from Texas A&M at Qatar.” Applications for the Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) programs are being accepted for the fall 2016 semester and will remain open until 1 June 2016.

For information about Texas A&M at Qatar Graduate Studies program please visit or call +974.4423.0135.