The Graduate School was established after the award of charter in October 2016. It initially existed as the Board of Post Graduate Studies since

October 2015.

The vision of the Graduate School is to be a leading center of excellence in transforming society through quality research and academic zeal.

The mission is to provide scholarly postgraduate education through training, research and innovation for industrial and sociology-economic transformation of our communities.

The School is in charge of admission of post graduate students and co-ordination of all post graduate programmes in various schools in Machakos University.

The school offers programs at the postdoctoral levels, doctoral and masters degree in various academic departments and schools. The School aims to ensure that the postgraduate programs offered meet the acceptable academic standards.