ABSU Postgraduate Admission Forms 2014/2015 Out

Abia State University (ABSU) Postgraduate School has rolled out Postgraduate Programmes application forms for 2014/2015 academic session. Interested persons who wish to apply for post graduate studies at ABSU can now go online on www.absu.edu.ng to get started with their application.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following shall constitute the minimum entry requirements to the institution’s postgraduate programmes:

1. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

A graduate from a 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 a minimum of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized Institution may also be admitted.

a. Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’ level in English Language, Mathematics, and Economics.

b. Applicants for Diploma in Estate Management must possess good honours degree in the Social and Environmental Sciences, or HND in Urban and Regional Planning or full professional qualification with relevant experience in the appropriate professional examinations of the Nigeria 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 and Physiology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable universities and those with Lower CGPA.

B. 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 on 4pt scale or 3. 00 on 5pt 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 Masters of Library and Information Science who do not hold a degree in Library and Information Science may be required to do Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science.

d. Applicants for Business Administration Course and 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 MB.B.ch or equivalent degree obtained from this University or any recognized University. Also for the Masters Degree in Human Physiology, a good Second Class Honours in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in 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, or Postgraduate diploma in any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the Merit level and above with be considered.

g. For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have OD from accredited school and ODORBN with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 in 5pt scale.

C. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE

a. A candidate with a good Masters 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. Candidate with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on the 4 point scale or 4.0 point on 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 or interview.

CREDENTIALS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption certificate, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’Level must be attached to the completed application forms, as well as, 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 PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

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

Ph.D Programme

a. Full-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

b. Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of fourteen semesters.

How To Apply For Abia State University Postgraduate Admission 2014/2015

a. Proceed to any of the bank: First Bank Plc, Zenith; UBA, Ecobank Plc; ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank; Mainstreet Bank Plc and Sky Bank Plc on the e-transact network and request to pay the application fee of N11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form, service charges inclusive.

b. Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any Internet Centre for the completion of the form.

c. Log on to the ABSU Postgraduate School portal www.absuu.net and complete the 2014/2015 PG application form.

d. Finally confirm your entry and print a copy of the form as well as three copies of the Referee’s confidential report which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (two of these should be your teachers at the University level)
Closing Date For ABSU Postgraduate Programme 2014/2015 Application Submission

The Deadline for application is 31st December 2014. Successful candidates are expected to commence lectures thereafter.

Below is a comprehensive list of ABSU 2014/2015 Postgraduate Programmes Available.

A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTRAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension.

(ii) M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:

(a) Agricultural Economics

i. Agricultural Production/Farm Management.

ii. Agricultural Finance

iii. Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives

iv. Environmental Economics.

(b) Agricultural Extension

i. Rural and Community Development

ii. Agricultural Extension Communication

iii. Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration;

iv. Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy

2. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

(ii) M. Sc and Ph. D Crop Production and Protection with options in Agronomy, Agro forestry and physiology.

3. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES

(i)Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production

ii. M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with the following options:

(a) Ruminant Animal production and Management

(b Ruminant Animal production and Management

(c) Reproductive Physiology

(d)Animal Production

4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

(ii) M.Sc and PhD Programmes in soil science, with specialization in

a) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

b) Soil Physics

c) Soil Chemistry

d) Soil Pedology

e) Soil Management and Conservation

f) Soil Microbiology

5 DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Department offers the following Programmes:

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes with the following options:

(a)Food Science and Processing

(b) Food Engineering

B. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

1. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes with specialization in:

i. Medical Biochemistry

ii. Nutritional Biochemistry

iii. Toxicology

iv. Molecular Biochemistry

v. Environmental Biochemistry

2. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes:

a. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology

b.M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in Microbiology with the following areas of specialization:

i. Industrial Microbiology

ii. Immunology and Immunochemistry

iii. Medical Microbiology

iv. Environmental Microbiology

v. Food Microbiology

vi. Pubic Health

vii. Agricultural Microbiology

viii. Soil Microbiology

ix. Mycology

3. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)

The Department offers the following Programmes in the following areas:

a) M.Sc and Ph.D in plant Ecology

b) M.Sc and PhD in Plant pathology (Phytopathology)

c) M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology

4. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following Programmes:

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (PGD CHE)

2. M.Sc and Ph.D in the following areas:

i. Environmental chemistry

ii. Physical Chemistry

iii. Inorganic Chemistry

iv. Organic Chemistry

v. Analytical Chemistry

vi. Industrial Chemistry-(Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology, Separation Chemistry, etc)

5. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

The Department offers the following Programmes:

M.Sc and Ph D Programmes with specialization in:

i. Complex Analysis

ii. Elasticity

iii. Solid Mechanics

iv. Financial Mathematics

v. Probability

6. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department offers the following Programmes

i. M.Sc in Astrophysics

ii. M.Sc and Ph.D in Geophysics

iii. M.Sc Atmospheric Physics

iv. MSc in Medical Physics

7. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)

M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:

i. Medical Entomology/Parasitology

ii. Medical Parasitology

iii. Renal and Endocrine Physiology

iv. Environmental Biology

v. Fisheries and Aquaculture

vi. Hydrobiology

C. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

1. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Department offers the following programmes:

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

b) M.Sc (Accountancy)

c) Ph.D (Accountancy)

2. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

The Department Offers the following Programmes

i. Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

ii. M.Sc (Marketing)

iii. Ph.D (Marketing)

3. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following Programmes

i. i.Postgraduate Diploma in Management

ii. M.Sc (Management)

iii. Ph.D (Management)

4. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

The Department offers the following programmes:

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance

b) M.Sc in Banking and Finance

c) Ph.D (Finance)

5. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

a. Postgraduate Diploma in Economics

b. M.Sc and Ph. D with Specialization in:

i. Development Economics

ii. industrial Economics

iii. Monetary Economics

iv. Quantitative Economics

D. FACULTY OF LAW

The faculty offers the following Full-Time/ Part-Time Programmes in the following areas

(i) PGD Law

(ii) LL.M (Chosen from the following areas)

Comparative Constitutional Law
Comparative Criminal Law –
Comparative Company Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
International Economic Law
International Protection of Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law

(iii) PhD (Course work and Thesis)

E. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

1. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

The department offers the following Programmes:

M.Sc and Ph.D in:

i. Environmental Management

ii. Climatology

iii. Hydrology and Water Resources

iv. Agricultural Development

v. Population Geography

vi. Rural Development

A. DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes :

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management

b) M.Sc Degree in Estate Management

c) Ph.D in Estate Management

3. DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

The Department offers the following programmes

a) Masters in Urban and Regional Area Planning (MURP)

b) Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning

4. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

The Department offers the following Programmes:

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture

b) M.Sc (Architecture)

c) M. Phil (Architecture)

d) Ph.D (Architecture)

5. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following Programmes:

a. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)

b. M.Sc and Ph. D Programmes with specialization in the following:

– Hydrology and water resources

– Pollution and waste Management

– Bioremediation and Pollution Control

– Environmental Health and Safety

– Environmental Resource Management

– -Environmental Engineering Management

6. FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The faculty offers the following Programmes at both Full-Time, Part-Time, and Sandwich in 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

– Education Psychology

– Guidance and Counseling

– Measurement and Evaluation

– Education Administration & Planning

c. M.A (ED) and PhD in the following areas:

– Education Social Studies

– Education Sociology

– Comparative Education

– Education Philosophy

– Education History

7. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The College offers the following Programmes:

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology

(b) MSc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:

– Anatomy

– Human Physiology

– Surgical Pathology

– Environmental Health Sciences

c. M.Sc, and Ph.D Programmes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO).

8. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Faculty offers the following Programmes:

A. DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Postgraduate diploma in the following areas:

i. International Studies

ii. Public Administration

MSc

– Public Administration

– International Affairs and Diplomacy

MPA -Masters in Public Administration

PH.D IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Area Of Specialization

– Political Science

– Public Administration and Local Government

– International Relations & Strategic Studies

– Comparative Politics

The Ph.D programmes is for candidates who already possess M.Sc. in political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.

B. DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Postgraduate diploma in: – Mass Communication M.A & Ph.D with specialization in :

– Broadcasting

– Mass Communication

– Print Media

– Advertising and Public Relations

C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

– PGD, M.Sc & Ph.D in Industrial Sociology & Personnel Management

D. DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND TRANSLATION STUDIES

Postgraduate diploma in :

-Translation Studies

M.A. & Ph.D in:

Foreign language
Translation studies with options in:
French language and linguistics
French literature
Professional translation studies (French/English or English Igbo)
African and Caribbean literature in France(ACL)

E. DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH

PGD, M.A & Ph.D in:

Igbo
Linguistics
Applied linguistics

G. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

M.A & Ph.D with specialization in:

Urban history
Economic history
African history
Political history
Social history

H. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY

M. A. with Specialization in:

– Christian Theology
– Religion and Society
– Church History
– Biblical Studies (Old & New Testament)
– African Tradition Religion

I. DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science

M. A. and Ph.D

VNTI ABSU

Comments

  1. Alfred Onuoha says:

    With a PDGE in Social studies and a BSc in Banking and Finance, can I do a Masters degree programme in Education Economics?

  2. Uchechukwu says:

    Please it’s transcript a requirement for Pgd programme?

  3. First degree biochemistry;can I go for environmental health science

  4. Marcellina Eke says:

    I studied biology education at the university, am I qualified to study physiology at the postgraduate diploma level?

  5. Marcellina Eke says:

    I am still awaiting your feedback. Please.

  6. Boniface Egbuchilem says:

    please.with cgpa of 2.6 can i do master in environmental management.hope sales of master degree forms is stil in progress sir.

  7. WASINI MIEBI says:

    can the application fee for the form be paid into any branch of First Bank in Nigeria?

  8. WASINI MIEBI says:

    my CGPA for my M.sc is 3.85 in Monetary Economics. Do i stand a chance of been admitted for PHD IN ECONOMICS?

    • Admission depends on the CGPA of those who applied for the same programme. If yours falls among the highest, and from a reputable institution. You would definitely be admitted

  9. dayo gboye says:

    i finished from the university of lagos with a third class in chemistry. can i apply for postgraduate diploma in analytical chemistry in your school?

  10. asikiye alalibo says:

    i graduated 3rd class in law can i apply for pgd in your school

  11. asikiye alalibo says:

    how much is the fees for pgd law

  12. Emmanuel D.Okon says:

    I have pgde score of 58.5% average,can I be offered a master program in education in the Institution?

  13. Please, ȋ̝̊̅ been trying to fill and submit absu pg form this evening, but each time ȋ̝̊̅ click on submit, it tells me ;” Error- string o® binary data would be truncated. The statement has been terminated. Contact administrator.” What could be the cause. Thanks

  14. please when is the dateline for the purchase of PGD form and how much. thanks

  15. Nwaozor Henry O. says:

    When will admission list for PG be out,? I applied for PGD in Economics, I submitted my form October & I would ve love to know if the school has received my transcript.

  16. Dear Sir/Ma, can I apply for Ph.D programm in your school with Masters in Public Administration from National Open University of Nigeria? Please I need urgent reply. God bless you.

  17. Alfred Onuoha says:

    I applied for the MA (ED) in Social Studies Education late last year . My academic transcript has also been sent by the NTI. Kindly confirm if I have been admitted so that I can come over for necessary documentation.

    Thank you.

  18. Plz is sales of PGD forms still on?

  19. asikiye alalibo says:

    Please, when will the admission list be out?

  20. does absu have comparative literature in her masters programme list?

  21. Pls,i want to know if masters form is still on sale and how much.
    Also when is d closing date.tanks…

  22. Pls,I graduated with a cgpa of2.7 in history/international relation(,ebsu).will I be admmitted into masters programme in d same department

  23. Amaka sandra says:

    Pls is the form for masters program stil on sale? I graduted with cgp 2.8 in edu economics, can i go for pure economics in my masters deg.progm

  24. Emenike Grant says:

    Hello Sir, I am a graguate of Banking and finance with 3.2 CGPA and other proffesinonal qualifiacations which includes ICAN. Can i be considered for a PHD programme in your institution?

  25. Can I do MSC Banking and finance on part time basis.

  26. I studied Ed/Economics and I came out with second class lower, can I enroll to do m.ed in education/economics

  27. When is the 2015/2016 pgd architecture admission form in ABSU coming up, what is the cost of the form and which of the banks must payment be made. Will appreciate ur prompt response, thanks

Leave a Reply Or A Question