Wolaita Sodo University (WSU), which was established in 2007, is one of the 45 public universities in Ethiopia. In September 2011, the University started master’s program in 4 fields of study (Public Health, Rural Development and Planning, Agricultural Knowledge Management and Communication, and Educational Leadership and Management) with 50 students (40 Male and 10 Female). In 2013, PhD program “Livelihood and Poverty Reduction” with 4 male students was launched.
Graduate studies in WSU are now getting broad and have a number of graduate programs in various fields of study. In 2021, the numbers of programs in graduate studies have reached 65 (55 Masters, 4 Specialty and 6 PhD). Students from different parts of the country have joined the programs. Research based academic study which help students to develop employment-relevant skills is delivered in all programs. Except the PhD programs, which is in regular modality, most of masters’ programs are subject to regular, weekend and summer modalities. The student population in all program modalities (Regular, weekend and summer) is close to 2677 (2589 (masters), 43 (PhD) and 45 (Specialty).
WSU had served as a comprehensive university to execute its mission given by the government since its inception. In 2020, F.D.R.E Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) has categorized WSU as the Applied Science University based on its potentials. Consistent with this, WSU has prepared its 10-year strategic plan and sets its mission and vision. Graduate studies directorate shares and operates its level best towards vision and mission of the University.
Fanuel Laekemariam Aemero (PhD, Associate Professor of Soil Science)
Director, Graduate Studies Directorate
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