2017/2018 ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form is Out




Abia State University, ABSU postgraduate programmes admission form for the 2017/2018 academic session is out. Deadline for application is 31st December, 2017.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted postgraduate  Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes of Abia State University in the 2017/2018 Academic session.

ABSU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION – AVAILABLE COURSES.
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension
MSc and Ph.D programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production/Farm Management
Agricultural Finance
Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
Agricultural Environmental Economics
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.

DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes PGD
MSc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in: Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production
MSc and Ph.DProgrammes with the following options:
Ruminant Animal Production and Management
Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
Reproductive Physiology
Animal Production
Genetics and Breeding.
DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
MSc and Ph.D Programmes in Soil Science, with specialization in:
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Soil Physics
Soil Chemistry
Soil Pedology
Soil Management and Conservation
Soil Microbiology
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Department offers the following programmes
M.Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes with the following options:
Food Science and Processing
Food Engineering
FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes: PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in:
Medical Biochemistry
Nutritional and Toxicology
Toxicology
Environmental Biochemistry
Industrial Biochemistry
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
MSc and Ph.D programmes in Microbiology with the following specialization:
Industrial Microbiology
Immunology and Immunochemistry
Medical Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Food
Public Health
Agricultural Microbiology
Soil Microbiology
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)
The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:
MSc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
MSc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
MSc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology.
DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:
 Post Graduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in Pure and Industrial Chemistry
MSc and Ph.D with Industrial Chemistry options in:
Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
Chemical Process Technology
Polymer Technology
Petroleum Chemistry
Separation Chemistry
MSc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry.
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (GPD CHE)
MSc and Ph.D in the following areas:
Environmental Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry – (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology Separation Chemistry, etc)
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
The Department offers the following programmes:
MSc in Astrophysics
MSc and Ph.D in Geophysics
MSc in Atmospheric Physics
MSc in Medical Physics
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)
M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
Medical Entomology/Parasitology
Medical Parasitology
Environmental Biology
Hydrobiology
FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
MSc (Accountancy) MPhil
Ph.D (Accountancy)
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
MSc (Marketing) MPhil
Ph.D (Marketing).
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
MSc (Management) MPhil
Ph.D (Management)
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
MSc in Banking and Finance MPhil
Ph.D (Finance)
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
MSc and Ph.D with specialization in:
Development Economics MPhil
Industrial Economics
Monetary Economics
Quantitative Economics
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: MPhil
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
FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING
The Department offers the following programmes:
PGD, MS.c, MPHIL AND Ph.D in:
Environmental Management
Climatology
Hydrology and Water Resources
Agricultural Development
Population Geography
Rural Development

DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
MSc Degree in Estate Management
Ph.D in State Management.
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MURP)
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) MPhil
Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
MSc (Architecture)
MPhil (Architecture)
Ph.D (Architecture)

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Department offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
MSc 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

FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The Faculty offers the following programmes at both full-time, part-time and sandwich in the following areas:
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
ED and Ph.D in the following area:
Curriculum Studies
Education Technology, Language Education, Education Economics, Accounting Education, Government Education
Measurement and Evaluation
Educational Psychology
Guidance and Counseling
Educational Admin. and Planning
A (ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:
Education Social Studies
Education Sociology
Cooperative Education
Education Philosophy
Education History
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
The College offers the following programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology
MSc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Environmental Health Sciences:
Options/Specialization (HSE)
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 Medically Qualified)
Environmental Occupational Medicine (For Medically qualified).
MSc, and Ph.DProgrammes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)
Pharmacology:
M.Sc, MPhil/Ph.D, Ph.D with areas of specialization:
–       Molecular Pharmacology
–       Toxicology
–       Chemotherapy
–       Neuro Pharmacology
–       Biochemical Pharmacology
–       Clinical Pharmacology
          Public Health Programme
PGD in Public Heakth (PGDPH)
Master in Public Health (MPH)
M.Sc in Public Health
Ph.D Public Health
Options:
Environmental Health and Safety
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Promotion
Health Economics
Health Policy and Administration
Community Health
 Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Environmental Health Safety
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Promotion
Health Economics
Health Policy and Administration
Community Health.
Note: Candidates with CGPA less than 4.0 point in 5.0 scale (60%) may be required to do MPH with credit Unit before progressing to Ph.D

MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Faculty offers the following programmes:
DEPARTMENT Of POLITICAL SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:
International Studies
Public Administration
M.Sc
Public Administration
International Affairs and Diplomacy
MPA
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
Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
M.A. &Ph.D with specialization in:
Broadcasting
Mass Communication
Print Media
Advertising and Public Relations
DEPARTMENT Of SOCIOLOGY
PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in:
Sociology/Anthropology
Criminology
Sociology
Sociology of Development
Industrial Sociology/Labour Relations
Population Studies (Demography)
Medical Sociology/Anthropology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
Ethnographic Studies

DEPARTMENT Of FRENCH AND TRANSLATION
Postgraduate Diploma
Translation Studies
M.A. &Ph.D
– Foreign Language
– Translation Studies & Linguistics
– French Language & Linguistics (FLL)
– French Literature (FLT)
– Professional Translation Studies (French/English or         English Igbo)
– African & Caribbean Literature in France (ACL)
 DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH
                   –        PGD, M.A &Ph.D in English/Literature
DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
          M.A &Ph.D in:
–        Igbo
–        Linguistics
–        Applied Linguistics
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY &INTERNATIONAL RELATION
M.A &Ph.D with specialization in:
–        Urban History
–        Economic History
–        African History
–        Political History
–        Social History
–        Nigerian History & Politics
–        International & Diplomatic Studies
–        Military & Strategic Studies
–        Peace and Conflict Studies
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY
          M.A with specialization in:
–        Christian Theology
–        Religion and Society
–        Church History
–        Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)
–        African Traditional Religion.
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
          Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
ABSU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
The following constitute the minimum entry requirements to our postgraduate programmes:

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 may also be admitted.
Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’level in English Language, Mathematics, and Economics.
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.
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.
For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.
MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME
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 4 point scale or 3.00 on 5 point scale and above will be given preference.
A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.
Candidates for M.A, and M.ED who do not hold a degree in the relevant field may be required to do Postgraduate Diploma in the course of study.
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.
For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants must have M.B.B.S 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.
For the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management holders of Abia State University Postgraduate Diploma in any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the merit level and above will be considered.
For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have O.D from accredited school and ODORBN with CGPA of not less than 3.00 in 5 Point scale.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE MPhil/Ph.D
Candidate 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.
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 interview. Candidate with CGPA lower than 3.0 on 4 point scale or 4.0 on 5 point scale will be required to do an MPhil/Ph.D
CREDENTIALS: Photocopies of NYCS 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 ABSU POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES.
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters
Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
Masters Degree Programmes

Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of ten semesters
Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
MPhil/Ph.D Programmes

Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of ten semesters
Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
Ph.DProgramme

Full-Time: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten semesters
Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of fourteen semesters.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ABSU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION.
Proceed to any of bank: first Bank Plc, Zenith; UBA, EcobankPlc; ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank; Skye 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 charge inclusive.
Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any internet centre for the completion of the form.
Log on to the ABSU portal 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’s confidential report which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (Two of these should be your teachers at the University level).
Deadline for application: 31st December, 2017.

Successful candidates are expected to commence lectures thereafter.

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