Distance learning in Mount Kenya University

Located in Thika, central Kenya, Mount Kenya University is one of the fastest growing private universities in Kenya.

The university recently commissioned a virtual campus aimed to offer online learning to students in Kenya and beyond.

Through the university’s online learning portal, students pursuing distance and e-Learning programmes are able to interact with their lecturers, submit assignments, generate online discussions and check their academic progressions online.

The e-portal for distance learning in Mount Kenya University has created a major virtual learning environment which is not affected by time or physical distance between the students and lecturers as long as they have access to the Internet.

The following programs are offered through distance learning in MKU:


  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Special Needs Education
  • Public Relations & Diplomacy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Early Childhood Development and Education


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education


  • Education(Sciences)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Travel & Tourism Management
  • Information Technology
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Business Management
  • Education in Special Needs studies
  • Counselling and Psychology
  • Environmental Health
  • Information Science and Commerce


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts in Public Management
  • Master of Arts in Governance and Ethics
  • Master of Education in Education Planning
  • Administration and Management.

University Contact Information
Address P. O. Box 342-01000
Thika, Kenya, East Africa
TEL: +254 20 233 8143/6/8
Website: www.mku.ac.ke