School of Education & Social Sciences

The School of Education and Social Sciences aims at producing graduates who will serve in various capacities in the Education sector, Social welfare organizations and Government agencies locally and internationally. This School has positioned itself for the realization of the National Vision 2030 by developing programs that address the social and political pillars envisaged in the vision.
The School has five departments namely:
- Department of Humanities & Languages
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Education Foundation
- Department of Planning and Curriculum
- Department of Psychology and Communication Technology

Besides Education matters, the School also offers courses in Criminology, Community Development, Public Administration, Political Science and Sociology. These courses address the ever-changing political paradigm in the country and the world at large. In this regard, the issues of equity, tolerance, accountability, probity, rule of law, governance, etc, are to be inculcated in the society.

Programs Offered:
- PhD in Educational Administration
- PhD in Geography

- Executive Master of Education
- Master of Education (Arts)
- Masters in Educational Administration
- Master of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Option)
- Master of Arts in History
- Master of Arts in Kiswahili
- Master of Arts in Religious Studies
- Master of Arts in Literature
- Master of Arts in Language and Linguistics
- Master of Arts in Geography
- Master of Public Administration

- Bachelor of Education (Arts)
- Bachelor of Education (Science)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Option)
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Public Safety
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Public Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

- Diploma in Secondary Education (Arts)
- Diploma in Early Childhood and Primary Education
- Diploma in Community Development
- Diploma in County and Public Administration
- Diploma in Criminology, Crime Prevention & Rehabilitation
- Diploma in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
- Diploma in Criminology, Criminal Justice & Security Studies
- Certificate in County Administration
- Certificate in Criminology, Criminal Justice & Security Studies


Karatina University has intakes in January, May, and September for Full Time, Weekend and Evening classes. Other intakes are in April, August and December for School Based Programmes


Application Procedure: Application forms can be obtained from Karatina University, Main Campus, Karatina University Town Campus (Telkom Building in Karatina Town), Nanyuki Campus (Telkom/Orange Building) or can be downloaded here


Application fee is Ksh. 3,000 for PhD programmes, Ksh. 2,000 for Masters Programmes, Ksh. 1,000 for Undergraduate Programmes and Ksh. 500 for Diploma & and Certificate Programmes. Payments should be made in Bankers Cheque in favour of Karatina University or direct deposit to the University Account: Equity Bank, Karatina Branch, Ac. No. 0040298291603

 Duly filled application forms (with relevant certificates and application payment slip attached) should be sent to:

  The Registrar
(Academic, Research and Student Affairs)
P.O. Box 1957 – 10101

 Or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.