DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

ABRAKA – NIGERIA

 

ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OF THE DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, FOR THE 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under listed Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the Delta State University, Abraka.

 

Admission Requirements

 

(A)      General Admission Requirements

i.        A candidate for Postgraduate Studies in Delta State University must have a Degree or Higher National Diploma from recognized Institution. He or she must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), NABTEB. All applicants must have credit in English and Mathematics (No equivalent).  Please note that there will be no waiver for those seeking admission into Academic Masters and Ph.D.Degree programmes.

ii.        Applications must be backed up with appropriate academic transcripts.

 

iii.       A candidate applying for Ph. D in any programme of the Delta State University, Abraka, must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall average or CGPA of 3.5.

 

iv.       To qualify for admission into Postgraduate Studies, the requisite qualifications for each programme must have been earned prior to commencement of Programme from either Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Delta State University, Abraka.        

 

(B)      Postgraduate Diploma

i.        Holders of Bachelor’s Degrees in any discipline from the Delta State University or any other University/Institution recognized by Senate with at least “Third Class Honours Degree”

 

Specific Departmental Requirements:

(a)      Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics, Candidates with HND Certificate must obtain a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant disciplines.

 

(b)      For Animal Science and Fisheries. Candidates must obtain at least a Third Class HonoursDegree in Agriculture, Animal Science or Fisheries or obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in any of the Biological Sciences. Candidates with the HND certificate should possess at least Upper Credit in the relevant discipline.

 

(c)      For Business Administration and Communication Management, candidates should possess at least a Third Class Honours Degree in any discipline or HND Lower Credit in Business Studies or related fields obtained from any Institution recognized by the Senate of the Delta State University. Abraka.

 

For Banking and Finance, candidates should possess at least a Third class Honours Degree in Banking and Finance or related discipline from this University or any other institution recognized by the Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance not below lower credit level or Professional qualification in Banking and Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution may be considered.

 

For Marketing, candidates with third class in management from the Delta State University or any other recognized by the Delta State University Senate. A Bachelors Degree with at least Third Class Degree in any field obtained from this University or any other recognized by the Senate of this University or HND at Upper Credit  

 

(C)     Academic Masters Degree (M.A., M.Ed., M. Sc.)

          General Admission Requirements

Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours Lower Division in relevant disciplines of the Delta State University or any other University/Institution recognized by Delta State University Senate.

 

Specific/Departmental Requirements

For Agricultural Economics, holders of a good Honours Degree in relevant areas such as Agronomy or Animal Science are eligible. Candidates must obtain at least a Second Class Honours Degree, Lower Division. Holders of a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics of the Delta State University or any other institutions recognized by Senate at credit level can also apply.

 

For Animal Science and Fisheries, candidates should possess a good Honours Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Agriculture, Animal Science, Fisheries, Zoology, Biochemistry or Human Nutrition or Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science or Fisheries or in a related field at credit level..

 

For Master of Arts (M.A.) History, candidates with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine and Applied Arts, Bachelor of Education Degree in Fine and Applied Arts and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Sociology or Anthropology are eligible. Such candidates should obtain a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree, Lower Division.

 

For M.Sc. Biochemistry, candidates should possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree Lower Division in Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology or Zoology from the Delta State University, Abraka, or any other Institution recognized by Senate.

 

For M. Sc. Physics, candidates must be a graduate of Delta State University or any other recognized University with at least a Second Class honours (Lower) (ii) B. Sc. Degree in Physics Education with at least Second Class Lower Division (iii) Engineering or other related areas.

 

For Animal and Environmental Biology, holders of at least a Second Class Honours Degree Lower Division in Zoology, obtained from Delta State University, Abraka, or any other Institution recognized by the Senate of Delta State University, Abraka, are eligible for admission.

 

For Master of Science Degree in Chemistry, holders of first Degree obtained from Delta State University, Abraka, or any recognized Institution by Senate, with at least Second Class Degree Lower Division in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or Biochemistry are eligible for admission. Candidates with B.Sc. (Ed.) Chemistry or Pharmacy with at least may be considered for admission.

 

For Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sociology, candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with at least Second Class Honours lower division of the Delta State University, Abraka, or other Universities recognized by Senate. Candidates with MILR of Delta State University may be considered.

 

For Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography and Regional Planning, candidates must possess a good honours Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Geography or related discipline from Delta State University, Abraka, or other Universities recognized by Senate.

 

For Master in Sports Management, a First Degree in Physical and Health Education, Sociology, Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Mass Communication or Political Science may be considered for admission.

 

For M.A. History, candidate must be holder of Bachelor of Arts Degree in History of the Delta State University or other Universities recognized by Senate, provided they also satisfy the University matriculation requirements. Candidates whose Bachelor’s Degrees are in related disciplines such as Religious Studies, Political Science, Archaeology, Education with History, or Social Studies and Political Science as teaching subject, may be admitted.

 

For M.A. Theatre Arts, candidate must be holder of B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with at least Second Class Honours Lower Division or Third Class Honours Degree with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre Arts from the Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate.

Candidates who hold B.A. English with specialization in Literature, Bachelor’s Degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Music, English and Literary Studies (with a specialization in Literature) and Fine and Applied Arts, who also have Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre Arts, may be considered.

For M.A French (French Language, Literature in French and Translation).

Applicants for admission into the M.A. Degree programme in French Language must possess a B.A. Degree in French with at least Second Class Honours Lower division from Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate.

 

(D)     PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES:

Master in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE) and Master in Communication Management (MCM).

 

Candidates must possess a minimum of Third Class Honours Degree, in any discipline from Delta State University or other Universities recognized by Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) of not less than lower credit with years of experience.

 

For MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

Candidates with at least Second Class Honours, Lower Division will be considered candidates with HND Upper Credit only in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or Marketing will be considered for admission.

 

 

For the Master in Communication Management (MCM), candidates should possess at least a second class honours Degree in Mass Communication or related disciplines.

 

(E)      Ph.D. Programmes

          General Admission Requirements

Candidates with relevant academic Masters Degrees from the Delta State University, Abraka or other Universities recognized by the Senate of the University, and must have scored at least a Cumulative average of 60% in their final Masters Degree to qualify for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Programme.

 

(a)      Ph.D. History

Candidates for the Ph.D. must be holders of the Master of Arts (M.A.) Degrees in History, International Relations or International Studies. Such candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% pass mark at the Master’s level.

 

(b)      Ph.D. Studio Art

Candidates for the Ph.D. must be holders of M.A., MFA, M.Tech. (Ind. Design) in Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Graphics, Ceramics.

 

(c)      Ph.D. (Political Science, Sociology) - Social Sciences.

Candidates must possess a good Masters Degree of not less than 60% average in the relevant department of this University or any other institutions recognized by Senate.

 

(d)      Ph.D. Theatre Arts

1.       Candidates with a good M.A. Degree in Theatre Arts – not less than 60% average of Delta State University or any other University recognized by Senate are eligible for admission, provided they also satisfy the University matriculation requirements.

 

2.       Candidates who hold the M.Phil.Degree in Theatre Arts – not less than 60% average – from any University recognized by Senate may also apply.

 

         

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

(1)      Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension

Master of Science (M. Sc.) in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension

 

(2)      Department of Animal Science

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Animal Science

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in the areas of specialization below:

Animal Genetics and Breeding Technology

Animal Production Management and Welfare

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry

Animal Physiology, Environment and Behaviour

 

(3)      Department of Fisheries

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Fisheries

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Fisheries Biology, Fisheries Engineering Aquaculture, Limnology, Oceanography,

Hatchery Management, Fish Pathology, Fishing Gear Technology, Fish Physiology, Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry, Post-Harvest Technology, Fisheries Economics, Fish Genetics, Environmental Ecology and Management.

 

Department of Forestry and Wildlife

PGD Forestry

M.Sc.Forestry

Ph.D. Forestry

 

FACULTY OF ARTS

(1)      Department English and Literary Studies

M.A./ Ph.D. Degree in English Language

M.A./ Ph.D. Degree in Literature in English

 

(2)      Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Master of Fine and Applied Arts (MFA) in the following areas:

Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textile Design

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Art History

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Art Histor

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Studio Art

 

(3)      Department of History

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in History

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in History

 

(4)      Department of Languages and Linguistics

          M.A./Ph.D Degree in French

 

(5)      Department of Music

Postgraduate Programmes in Music leading to the award of the

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM)

Master of Arts (M.A.), and

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in various stresses/specializations in Music.

 

(6)      Department of Religious Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Religious Studies

 

(7)      Department of Theatre Arts

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)Degree

 

          FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE

(1)      Department of Physiology

M.Sc/Ph.D Degree in Physiology

(2)      Department of Anatomy

M.Sc/Ph.D Degree in Anatomy

 

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Full-Time

Masters/Ph. D. programmes in the following areas of Education:

Educational Administration

Educational Planning

Higher Education Administration

Curriculum and Instruction

Guidance and Counselling

Measurement and Evaluation

Physical and Health Education

Health Education

Social Studies

Agricultural Education

Home Economics Education

Science Education (Biology, Integrated Science, Mathematics Education and Chemistry Education)

Library and Information Science

 

FACULTY OF LAW

Master of Law (LL.M)

Master of Law and Diplomacy (MLD)

 

 

            FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Department of Accounting/Banking and Finance   

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Banking and Finance

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree in Banking and Finance

 

PGD Management

M. Sc. Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

M. Sc. Marketing

 

 

 

          FACULTY OF SCIENCE

 

(1)      Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

Postgraduate Diploma in Animal and Environmental Biology (PGD)

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Animal and Environmental Biology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)Degree in Animal and Environmental Biology in:

          Hydrobiology and Fisheries

          Entomology

          Parasitology

          Pest and Disease Management

 

(2)      Department of Biochemistry

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Biochemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)Degree in Biochemistry with specialization in:

Food and Nutrition Biochemistry

Fermentation Biochemistry

Biotechnology

Clinical Biochemistry

Biochemistry Pharmacology

Enzymology

Plant Biochemistry       

 

(3)      Department of Chemistry

Master of Science (M. Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Chemistry with specialization in:

Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry

 

(4)      Department of Physics

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in:

Geophysics

Solid Physics

Radiation and Health Physics

 

FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Business Administration

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)

Professional Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

 

(A)      Department of Business Administration

          M.Sc Business Administration

          Ph.D. Business Management

 

 

(B)      Department of Economics

Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE)

Professional Masters Degree in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)

          M.Sc. Degree in Economics

 

(C)     Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Geography and Regional Planning

 

(D)     Department of Mass Communication

I.        Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM)

ii.        Professional Master Degree in Communication Management (MCM)

 

(E)      Department of Political Science

               M.Sc. Political Science

          Ph.D. Political Science

 

(F)      Department of Sociology

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in:

Criminology

Rural Sociology

Sociology of Development

Sociology of Health Behaviour

Sociology of Inter-Group Relations

Professional Masters Degree in Crime Management (MCM)

 

NOTE:

The following programmes are not available in the 2016/2017 academic session. (Prospective Applicants should note).

 

1)              M.A./ Ph.D. (English Language)

2)              M.Ed./Ph.D. (Philosophy of Education)

3)              M.Ed./Ph.D. (Sociology of Education)

 

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates are required to visit www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2015/2016 PG Admission form online and to also generate an applicant virtual pin of N21,000.00 (Twenty-One Thousand Naira) only. Payment should be made to any of the follow banks:

 

Ecobank

UBA

Zenith bank

Unity bank

 

Note: 

1.       All Ph.D. students must attach 5 – 10 page Research Proposal to hard copy of application at submission.

2.       All candidates must submit photocopies of NYSC Certificate or Exemption Certificate to the Postgraduate School.

3..      Candidates must also submit all relevant academic transcript indicating the course being applied for along with their print out to the Postgraduate School.

 

Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website before completing the application form.

Candidates should submit the hard copies of their applications along with other relevant documents at the Postgraduate School office, Abraka.

                                                                                 

All Application processes must be completed by September 20, 2016.

 

List of those offered provisional admission into any programme can be accessed at the University website on or before September 27, 2016. Screening of provisionally admitted students will commence immediately.

 

 

SGD: URHIBO, D. A.

Registrar

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