Daystar University

Daystar University

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Year of Establishment: 1967

Type of Establishment: [Public/Private] Private

Brief History

In 1967, Dr. Donald K. Smith, an American missionary, and Motsoko Pheko, an African journalist, founded Daystar Communications. Daystar sought to improve techniques used in communicating the message of Christ, to analyze the target audience of these messages, and to design more effective communication strategies for reaching such audiences.

Current Vice chancellor: Timothy Wachira

Student Population: 4,400

Campuses: Nairobi Campus, Athi River Campus and Mombasa Campus.

Courses offered:

Undergraduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Relations, Electronic
  • Media, Print Media or Advertising).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Integrated
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development, Rural
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Transformation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Education in Business and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies and Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)


Postgraduate Courses

  • Master of Arts in Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • Master of Arts in Communication (Media Studies, Corporate
  • Communication, or Development Communication)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Strategic
  • Management, Human Resources Management, Finance or Marketing).
  • Master of Theology in African Christianity (day classes)

PhD Course

  • PhD in Communication

PostGraduate Courses

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) offered during April, August and December school holidays.