DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

ABRAKA – NIGERIA

 

ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OF THE DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, FOR THE 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted regular and weekend postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees of the Delta State University, Abraka.

 

A.       REGULAR PROGRAMMES

 

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

 

(1)        Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Extension

 

(2)        Department of Animal Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Animal Science

 

(3)        Department of Fisheries

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Fisheries

 

(4)        Department of Forestry and Wildlife

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Forestry

 

(5)        Department of Agronomy

PGD, Professional Master, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Crops Science, Crop Protection and Soil Science

 

 

FACULTY OF ARTS

 

(1)        Department of Fine and Applied Arts

MFA in the following areas: Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textile Design           

M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art History

Ph.D. Studio Art degree in: Ceramics, Graphics, Sculpture, Painting and Textiles

 

(2)        Department of History

M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History

 

(3)        Department of Music

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM); M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Music

 

(4)        Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy

M.A./Ph.D. degrees in Religious Studies with specializations in:

-        Old Testament Studies

-        New Testament Studies

-        Church History – Sociology/Philosophy of Religion

-        African Traditional Religions

-        Christian Theology

 

(5)        Department of Theatre Arts

M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre Arts

 

(6)        Department of Languages and Linguistics

M.A. degree programmes in:  French language and linguistics; Literature in French; and Translation

 

 

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

 

(1)        Department of Physiology

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physiology

 

(2)        Department of Anatomy

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Anatomy

 

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

M.Ed./Ph.D. Programmes in the following areas of Education

 

(1)        Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in: Educational Administration; Higher Education Administration; and Educational Planning

 

(2)        Department of Guidance and Counselling 

M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in:  Guidance and Counselling; Measurement and Evaluation.

 

(3)        Department of Library and Information Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science

 

(4)        Department of Science Education

M.Ed. in Science Education - Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

            Ph.D. programmes in Science Education and Curriculum & Instruction

 

(5)        Department of Social Science Education

M.Sc. (Ed.) and Ph.D. programmes in Social Studies Education

 

(6)        Department of Vocational Education

i)                 M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Education

ii)                M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Home Economics

 

(8)        Department of Technical and Business Education

M.Sc. (Ed.) Industrial Technology Education

 

(9)        Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education 

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in: Human Kinetics Education; Exercise Physiology and Sports Science; Sports Management; and Health Education.

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

i)          Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

ii)         Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Education (PGDBE) and

iii)              Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM)

 

FACULTY OF LAW

Master of Laws (LL.M.); Master of Law and Diplomacy (MLD) and Ph.D. in Law

 

                   

            FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

 

(1)        Department of Accounting/Banking and Finance

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)

M.Sc. degree in Banking and Finance

 

(2)        Department of Business Administration and Marketing

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Management

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc. in Marketing

 

 

            FACULTY OF SCIENCE

 

(1)        Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal and Environmental Biology

 

(2)        Department of Biochemistry

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry     

 

(3)        Department of Chemistry

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry with specialization in: Analytical/Environmental Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry            ; Physical Chemistry;  and Industrial Chemistry                    

 

(4)        Department of Computer Science

            Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and M.Sc. in Computer Science

 

(5)        Department of Geology

M.Sc. in Geology with specializations in:

Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology; Petroleum Geology; and

Mineral Exploration

 

(6)        Department of Mathematics

M.Sc. Mathematics

M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics

 

(7)        Department of Microbiology

M.Sc. programme in Microbiology with specializations in: Environmental Microbiology, Food and Industrial Microbiology.

 

(8)        Department of Physics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics with specializations in: Geophysics, Solid State Physics, Radiation & Health Physics, and Theoretical Physics

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FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

     

(1)        Business Administration

            M.Sc. Business Administration

 

(2)        Department of Economics

            M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics

 

(3)        Department of Geography and Regional Planning

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Geography and Regional Planning

 

(4)        Department of Mass Communication

M.Sc. Mass Communication

 

(5)        Department of Political Science

            M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science

 

(6)        Department of Sociology

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Sociology

 

B.       WEEKEND PROGRAMMES

 

FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

     

(1)        Business Administration

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)

Professional Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

 

(2)        Department of Economics

Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE)

Professional Master Degree in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)

 

(3)        Department of Mass Communication

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM)

Professional Master Degree in Communication Management (MCM)

 

(5)        Department of Sociology

Master in Crime Control (MCC)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

(A)       General Admission Requirements

i.          Candidates for postgraduate studies must have a degree or Higher National Diploma from a Senate-recognized institution. They must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), or NABTEB at not more than two sittings. Pass in English or Mathematics is not acceptable. Also, ACE and TC II are not acceptable. (No equivalent to WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB). Please note that there will be no waiver for anybody seeking admission into any of the  programmes.

 

ii.         A candidate applying for Ph.D. in any programme must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall or a CGPA of 3.50 in a scale of 5.00.

 

iii.         Candidates applying for academic Master Degree (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A. and LL.M.) must be holders of bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least “Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate

 

iv.        Candidates applying for professional Master Degree must be holders of Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate or a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit from a Senate-recognized polytechnic.

 

v.         Prospective candidates for the M.Sc. programme in Computer Science must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree in Computer Science or any other related field from Delta State University or any other university recognized by the Senate of Delta State University. However, a candidate whose first degree is in Computer Science Education with a minimum of 22 may be admitted.  Such a candidate will be required to undergo a prescribed Pre-M.Sc. course of study of at least two semester duration and pass a minimum of 24 credit units from relevant 400 level or PGD courses before proceeding to the M.Sc. programme.

 

vi.        Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least a “Third Class Honours” degree or a HND (Lower Credit) recognized by Senate.

 

vii.        Prospective candidates for Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) programme in Computer Science must possess any of the following:

 

(a)        A minimum of Third Class Honours degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Statistics, Physics/Electronics, Mathematics Education or any other relevant field of Science from Delta State University, Abraka or any other university recognized by Senate of the Delta State University.

 

(b)        A Higher National Diploma certificate in Computer Science, Physics or Electrical & Electronics Engineering or other related fields with a minimum of lower credit obtained from a Polytechnic (or a similar institution) recognized by the Senate of Delta State University.

 

 

(B)       METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates are required to visit www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2018/2019 PG Admission Form online and to also generate an application virtual pin of N31,000.00 (thirty-one thousand naira) only. Payment should be made at any of the following designated banks:

 

Ecobank

UBA

Zenith Bank

Unity Bank

                        Fidelity Bank

 

 

Note:   All applicants must submit photocopies of the following documents:

1.               2 Hard copies of downloaded Application Form

2.               Transcript of all previous qualifications obtained

3.               WASC; NECO; GCE or NABTEB Certificate (not TC II)

4.               NYSC Certificate or Exemption or Exclusion Certificate obtained  from NYSC Office only

5.               A 3–5  page research proposal indicating area of research interest (for Ph.D. candidates)

6.               Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website www.delsuonline.com 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 on or before 30th June, 2018.             

List of those offered provisional admission into any programme will be published in the Postgraduate School at Abraka Campus. Screening of provisionally admitted candidates and payment of fees will commence immediately thereafter and end on 31st August, 2018. 

(SGD.)  D. A. URHIBO

Registrar

 

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