SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes of Abia State University in the 2016/2017 Academic session
1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
i. Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in.
(a) Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production/Farm Management
Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
Agricultural Environmental Economics
(b) Agricultural Extension
Rural Sociology and Community Development
Agricultural Extension Communication
Agricultural Extension Planning and Administration
Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy
Rural Development and Extension Services.
2. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
I. Postgraduate Diploma
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D Crop in Production and Protection with options in:
Agronomy. Agro Forestry and Physiology
3. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES
i. Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D the following areas of specialization
- Ruminant Animal Production and Management
- Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
- Reproductive Physiology
- Animal Production
- Genetics and Breeding.
4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
i. Postgraduate Diploma
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D in Soil Science, with specialization in:
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Soil Management and Conservation
5. DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
M.Sc and Ph.D in the following options/areas of specialization:
Food Science and Processing
FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
1. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.D programmes with specialization in:
Nutritional and Toxicology
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
i. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specialization:
Immunology and Immunochemistry
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)
i. M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
iii. M.Scand Ph.D in Plant Physiology.
DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:
i. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in Pure and Industrial Chemistry
ii. M.Sc and Ph.D Industrial Chemistry with options in:
Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
Chemical Process Technology
iii. M.Sc and Ph.D degree in
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
M.Sc in Astrophysics
M.Sc and Ph.D in Geophysics
M.Sc in Atmospheric Physics
M.Sc in Medical Physics
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)
M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
i. Postgraduate Diploma inAccountancy
iii. Ph.D (Accountancy)
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
i. Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
ii. M.Sc (Marketing)/M.Phil
iii. Ph.D (Marketing).
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
i.Postgraduate Diploma in Management
ii. M.Sc (Management) MPhil
iii. Ph.D (Management)
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE
Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
M.Sc in Banking and Finance/M.Phil
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
FACULTY OF LAW
The Faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)
LL.M (Chosen from the following areas/M.Phil
Ph.D (Course work and Thesis)
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- Comparative Criminal Law
- Comparative Company Law
- Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
- Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
- International Economics Law
- International Protection of Human Rights
- International Humanitarian Law
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING
PGD, MS.c, M.Phil and Ph.D in:
- Environmental Management
- Hydrologyand Water Resources
- Agricultural Development
- Population Geography . - Rural Development
DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
M.Sc Degree in Estate Management
Ph.D in Estate Management
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
i. Mastersin Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) M.Phil
ii. Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
a . Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
b. M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in the following areas:
- Hydrology and Water Resources -
- Pollution and Waste Management
- Bioremediation and Pollution Control
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Environmental Resource Management
- Environmental Engineering Management
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Full-time, part-time and sandwich programmesin the following areas:
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
b. M.ED and Ph.D in the following areas:
- Curriculum Studies
- Education Technology. Language Education, Education Economics,
- Accounting Education, Government Education
- Measurement and Evaluation
- Educational Psychology
- Guidance and Counselling
- Educational Admin and Planning
M.A(ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:
Education Social Studies
7. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology
b. M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Environmental Health Sciences:
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
Pollution Control Management
Solid and Special Waste Management
Food Hygiene, Safety and Quality Assurance
Vector Control and Pest Management
Hygiene Education and Promotion
Water Sanitation and Hygiene
Radiation Health and Control
Environmental Health Laboratory and Instrumentation
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational and Environmental Pathology (For the Medically
Environmental Occupational Medicine (For the Medically qualified).
c. M.Sc. and Ph.D in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)
M.Sc, M.Phit/Ph.D, Ph.D with specialization in:
- Molecular Pharmacology
- Clinical Pharmacology
Public Health Programme
PGD in Public Health (PGDPH)
Master in Public Health (MPH)
M.Sc in Public Heaith
Ph.D Public Health
Environmental Health and Safety
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Policy and Administration
Note: Candidates with a CGPA of less than 4.0 points in a 5.0 point scale (60%) may be required to enrol for the MPH programme with some credit Units before progressing to Ph.D level.
8. M.J.C. ECHERUO FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT Of POLITICAL SCIENCE
a. Postgraduate Diploma In the following areas:
International Affairs and Diplomacy
Masters in Public Administration
Ph.D in the Department of Political Science.
Area of Specialization:
Public Administration and Local Government.
The Ph.D programme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.
DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
b. M.A. & Ph.D with specialization in:
- Mass Communication
- Print Media
- Advertising and Public Relations
C; DEPARTMENT Of SOCIOLOGY PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in:
- Sociology of Development
- Industrial Sociology/LabourRelations
- Population Studies (Demography)
- Medical Sociology/Anthropology GenderStudies
- Ethnographic Studies
DEPARTMENT of FRENCH AND TRANSLATION STUDIES
Translation Studies & Linguistics
French Languages Linguistics (FLL)
Professional Translation Studies (French/English or English/lgbo)
African & Caribbean Literature in France (ACL)
DEPARTMENTOF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
PGD,M.A & Ph.D in Literature
DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
M.A & Ph.D in:
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
M.A & Ph.D with specialization in:
Nigerian History & Politics
International & Diplomatic Studies
Military Strategic Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY
M.A with specialization in:
Religion and Society
Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)
African Traditional Religion.
DEPARTMENTOF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
The following constitute the minimum entry requirements to the postgraduate programmes:
1. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
A graduate from recognized university or a person with a qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted, provided the matriculation and Departmental requirements of this university are satisfied. A holder of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized institution mayalso be admitted.
a. Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess a minimum of credits at O'level in English Language, Mathematics, and Economics.
b. Applicants for Diploma in Estate Management must possess good Honours degree in the appropriate professional examinations of the Nigerian Institute of town planners and the relevant cognate experience may be considered.
c. For postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology, applicants must possess one of the following: B.Sc or HND in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Laboratory Technology, Food Science and Technology or Chemistry.
d. For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.
2. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME
a. A candidate with a first degree from a recognized University having a minimum of a second class lower division may be admitted, provided the university matriculation and Departmental requirements are satisfied. However, candidates with CGPA of 2.6 points on a 4 point
scale or 3.00 points on a 5 point scale and above will be given preference.
b. A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.
c. Candidates for MA, and M.ED who do not hold a degree in the relevant field may be required to do the Postgraduate Diploma in the course of study.
d. Applicants for Business Administration, Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management programmes are required to have credit level passes in English Language. Mathematics and Economics at O'level.
e. For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants must have the M.B.B.S or an equivalent degree-obtained from Abia State University or any recognized University. For the Masters Degree Studies in Human Physiology, a good second class honours degree in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in a related subject, provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.
f. For the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management holders of Abia State University Postgraduate Diploma and that of any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the merit level and above will be considered.
g. For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have the O.D.degree from an accredited university and ODORBN with CGPAof not less than 3.00 points in a 5 Point scale.
3. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE MPhil/Ph.D
a. Candidates with a good master degree (NOT MBA) in the relevant or related discipline which includes course work and a defended research dissertation from a recognized University may be admitted, provided the university matriculation requirement is satisfied.
b. Candidates with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 points on a 4 point scale or 4.0 points on a 5 point scale will be given preference. Candidates must have obtained (60%) sixty percent average in both the course work and the Masters Dissertation examined by an External Examiner and involving an oral defence. In addition to these admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test and interview. Candidates with CGPA Iower than 3.0 points on a 4 point scale or 4.0 points on a 5 point scale will be required to enroll for the M.Phil/Ph.D
Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O'level must be attached to the completed application forms. Candidates should arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.
DURATION OF STUDIES
Postgraduate Diploma Programme
a. Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters
b. Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
Masters Degree Programmes
a. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of ten semesters
b. Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
a. Full-Time: A minimum of sue semesters and a maximum of eight semesters
b. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.
a. Full-Time: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum often semesters
b. Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of fourteen semesters.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates should proceed to any of the following banks: first Bank Pic, Zenith, UBA, Eco bank Pic; ABSU MFB Uluru, Keystone Bank Pic, Fidelity Bank Pic, Union Bank,
log on to the e-transact network and request to pay the application fee of N11.500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form and service charges.
Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any intemet centre for the completion of the form.
Log on to the ABSU portal www.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng and complete the application form.
Finally, confirm your entry and print a copy of the form as well as three copies of the referee confidential reports which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (Two of these should be the candidate's former teachers at the University level).
Deadline for application: 31st December, 2016.
Dr. (Mrs.) E.N. Iheukwumere