The Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies was founded at the onset of the academic year 1996/1997. This simultaneity is a testimony to the vital role of research and graduate studies in developing numerous academic aspects inside the University, and in enhancing the University's capability to fulfill its national and international commitments. More specifically, Research and Graduate Studies play significant roles in:
- Developing the society.
- Expanding the academic staff's areas of knowledge and developing their learned abilities.
- Raising the standards of the University education.
- Contributing to human knowledge through leading to scientific discoveries and formulation of new theories.

One of the major objectives of establishing the Deanship is to organize research and graduate studies at the university. The Deanship is thus in charge of facilitating the development of academic research: simple computerized procedures, and financial and technical support for academics willing to conduct research in different fields. It is also concerned with offering six academic programs at the graduate level that meet the needs and challenges of the era, whether in Jordan or abroad.
To supervise research and graduate studies, two important councils were formed in the Deanship: (a) The Scientific Research council and (b) The Graduate Studies Council. The Deanship works constantly to foster co-operation with scientific and academic national and international institutions in the domains of research and exchange of publications and expertise.