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Program Description

Master of Science in Sustainable Water Sanitation Health and Development was launched in Fall 2008 in Abbottabad Campus. This is an international program funded by the Norwegian Government and is operating simultaneously at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Tri Bhuwan University, Nepal and the University of Life Sciences, Norway.

This program gives a broad introduction to water sanitation and associated health issues. This would build the required capacity to tailor solutions to local needs related to the UN Millennium goals for water and sanitation. The students acquire skills to plan, design, implement, manage and communicate appropriate technical solutions suitable to both urban and rural contexts.

Application and admission

At CIIT the admissions into graduate progams are offered on merit. the merit is determines on the basis of the academic record, GRE/NTS-GAT score and interview.

General Eligibility Criteria 


  • A 16 years degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or any relevant field, from an accredited institution, with minimum First division (annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (semester system) and no third division (Annual system) or 'D' grade (semester system) throughout academic career. 
  • NTS GAT (General) with minimum score of 50.

Program Duration:

The duration of studies for MS degree shall normally be, not less than two years and not more than four years.

Course Work:

An MS Scholar will have to complete minimum of 30 credit hours by undertaking 24 credit hours course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 6 credit hours of MS Thesis.



Career prospects

The diversified teaching and training during the Ms program enables the students for careers in:

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry
  • Water and Sanitation Agencies
  • Environment related national, international and multinational organizations
  • Academic Institutions and many others