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ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form 2017/2018 Released – Apply

ABSU Postgraduate Admission
2017/2018
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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.
AVAILABLE COURSES
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
2. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
3. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural
Economics and Extension
4. Sc and Ph.D programmes in Agricultural Economics and
Extension with options in:
Agricultural Economics
1. Agricultural Production/Farm Management
2. Agricultural Finance
Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
1. Agricultural Environmental Economics
Agricultural Extension
1. Rural Sociology and Community Development
2. Agricultural Extension Communication
Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration
1. Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy
2. Rural Development and Extension Services.
3. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
4. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes PGD
5. Sc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in:
Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology
6. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES
7. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production
8. Sc and Ph.DProgrammes with the following options:
9. Ruminant Animal Production and Management
0. Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
1. Reproductive Physiology
2. Animal Production
3. Genetics and Breeding.
4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
5. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
6. Sc and Ph.DProgrammes in Soil Science, with specialization
in:
7. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
8. Soil Physics
Soil Chemistry
1. Soil Pedology
2. Soil Management and Conservation
3. 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:
Food Science and Processing
Food Engineering
2. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
3. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes: PGD, M.Sc,
MPhil and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in:
1. Medical Biochemistry
2. Nutritional and Toxicology
Toxicology
1. Environmental Biochemistry
2. Industrial Biochemistry
3. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
2. Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes in Microbiology with the following
specialization:
3. Industrial Microbiology
4. Immunology and Immunochemistry
Medical Microbiology
1. Environmental Microbiology
2. Food
3. Public Health
Agricultural Microbiology
Soil Microbiology
3. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
(BOTANY)
The Department offers the following programmes in the
following areas:
1. Sc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
2. Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
3. Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology.
4. DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes in the
following areas:
1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in Pure and Industrial
Chemistry
2. Sc and Ph.D with Industrial Chemistry options in:
3. Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
4. Chemical Process Technology
5. Polymer Technology
6. Petroleum Chemistry
7. Separation Chemistry
Sc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry
1. Physical Chemistry
2. Analytical Chemistry
3. Environmental Chemistry
4. Organic Chemistry
5. Inorganic Chemistry.
6. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (GPD CHE)
2. Sc and Ph.D in the following areas:
3. Environmental Chemistry
4. Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
1. Analytical Chemistry
2. Industrial Chemistry – (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry
Technology Separation Chemistry, etc)
3. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Sc in Astrophysics
2. Sc and Ph.D in Geophysics
Sc in Atmospheric Physics
1. Sc in Medical Physics
2. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
(ZOOLOGY)
M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
1. Medical Entomology/Parasitology
2. Medical Parasitology
3. Environmental Biology
4. Hydrobiology
3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
4. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
2. Sc (Accountancy) MPhil
3. D (Accountancy)
4. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Management
2. Sc (Marketing) MPhil
D (Marketing).
3. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Management
2. Sc (Management) MPhil
3. D (Management)
4. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
2. Sc in Banking and Finance MPhil
3. D (Finance)
4. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
2. Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
3. Development Economics MPhil
4. Industrial Economics
Monetary Economics
1. Quantitative Economics
4. FACULTY OF LAW
The Faculty offers the following full time/part time
programmes in the following areas:
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)
M (Chosen from the following areas: MPhil
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
5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
6. 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
2. DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
2. Sc Degree in Estate Management
3. D in State Management.
4. DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
(MURP)
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
2. Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) MPhil
3. D in Urban and Regional Planning
4. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
2. Sc (Architecture)
3. MPhil (Architecture)
4. D (Architecture)
5. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource
Management (PGDERM)
2. Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes 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:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
2. 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
1. A (ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:
Education Social Studies
Education Sociology
Cooperative Education
Education Philosophy
Education History
7. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
The College offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and
Pharmacology
2. Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes in the following areas:
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Environmental Health Sciences:
Options/Specialization (HSE)
1. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
2. Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
3. Pollution Control Management
4. Solid and Special Waste Management
5. Food Hygiene, Safety and Quality Assurance
6. Vector Control and Pest Management
7. Hygiene Education and Promotion
8. Water Sanitation and Hygiene
9. Radiation Health and Control
0. Environmental Health Laboratory and Instrumentation
1. Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
2. Occupational and Environmental Pathology (For Medically
Qualified)
3. Environmental Occupational Medicine (For Medically
qualified).
4. Sc, and Ph.DProgrammes in Clinical Optometry and
Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)
5. 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
1. PGD in Public Heakth (PGDPH)
2. Master in Public Health (MPH)
3. Sc in Public Health
4. D Public Health
Options:
1. Environmental Health and Safety
2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
3. Health Promotion
4. Health Economics
5. Health Policy and Administration
6. Community Health
5. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
6. Environmental Health Safety
7. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
8. Health Promotion
9. Health Economics
0. Health Policy and Administration
1. 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.
8. MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Faculty offers the following programmes:
1. DEPARTMENT Of POLITICAL SCIENCE
2. Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:
3. International Studies
4. Public Administration
5. Sc
Public Administration
International Affairs and Diplomacy
1. MPA
Masters in Public Administration
1. D in the Department of Political Science.
Area of Specialization:
Public Administration and Local Government.
The Ph.Dprogramme is for candidates who already possess
M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic
Studies.
1. DEPARTMENT Of MASS COMMUNICATION
2. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
3. A. &Ph.D with specialization in:
Broadcasting
Mass Communication
Print Media
Advertising and Public Relations
1. 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
1. 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)
1. DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH
– PGD, M.A &Ph.D in English/Literature
1. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
M.A &Ph.D in: – Igbo – Linguistics – Applied
Linguistics
1. 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
1. 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.
1. DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information
Science
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The following constitute the
minimum entry requirements to our 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 may also be
admitted.
1. Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in
addition possess credits at O’level in English Language,
Mathematics, and Economics.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must
possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.
5. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME
6. 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.
7. A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a
recognized University may also be admitted.
8. 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.
9. 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.
0. 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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE MPhil/Ph.D
4. 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.
5. 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 PROGRAMMES Postgraduate Diploma
Programmes
1. Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semesters and a
maximum of six semesters
2. Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four semesters and a
maximum of eight semesters.
Masters Degree Programmes
1. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of
ten semesters
2. Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of
eight semesters.
MPhil/Ph.DProgrammes
1. Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of
ten semesters
2. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of
six semesters.
Ph.DProgramme
1. Full-Time: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of
ten semesters
2. Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of
fourteen semesters.
Method of Application
1. 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.
2. Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and
proceed to any internet centre for the completion of the
form.
3. Log on to the ABSU portal abiastateuniversity.edu.ng and
complete the application form.
4. 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: 31 st December, 2017. Successful
candidates are expected to commence lectures thereafter. Dr.
(Mrs.) E.N. Iheukwumere Registrar 30 th June,

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