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RSUST Postgraduate
Admission 2017/2018
Announced
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
admission into postgraduate programmes in the Rivers State
University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the
2017/2018 academic session.
Check the attached pdf document for available programmes,
duration and requirements.
MODE OF APPLICATION .

Applications for admission to any postgraduate programme
shall be made on-line by logging onto http://www.ust.edu.ng and
making an e-payment of thirty thousand naira (N30,000.00)
only, using interswitch verve – enabled cards. Application
forms should be completed on-line, downloaded and hard
copies submitted to the Secretary, Postgraduate School along
with the following:
i) Photocopies of Certificates
ii) Certified academic transcripts, attached to the
identification forms to be downloaded from the University’s
website. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that
copies of their academic transcripts are forwarded under
confidential cover directly to The Secretary, Postgraduate
School, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port
Harcourt.
iii) Letters of reference from three referees (including one
from the academic institution last attended) stating that the
applicant is qualified to undertake advanced studies
and research and that the referee is confident that the
applicant will benefit from the training.
For PhD applicants, brief research proposals on their intended
areas of study should also accompany the application forms.
Application Deadline
The deadline for submission of application forms on-line and
at the Postgraduate School is August 10th, 2017.
FIND FILE ATTACHED BELOW:

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POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY
NKPOLU-OROWORUKWO, PORT HARCOURT
ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMMES
FOR 2017/2018
ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
admission into postgraduate
programmes in the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-
Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the
2017/2018 academic session in the following Faculties/
Institutes:-
A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics /
Extension
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
i) Agricultural Economics
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
b) Master of Science (M.Sc.)/ Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
i) Agricultural Economics (with specialization in Production
Economics and Farm
Management, Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing)
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with options
in (Agricultural
Extension Administration, Agricultural Extension
Communication, Rural Sociology,
Community and Rural Development)
iii) Social Work and Community Development
iv) International Economics and Finance
v) Development Economics and Planning
vi) Environmental Economics and Policy
2. Department of Animal Science
a) PGD in Animal Science
b) M.Sc., PhD in Animal Science with specialization in:
i) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
ii) Animal Production and Management
iii) Animal Physiology and Reproduction
iv) Animal Breeding and Genetics
3. Department of Crop / Soil Science
a) PGD in:
i) Crop Science
ii) Soil Science
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b) M.Sc., PhD in Crop Science, with the following areas of
specialization:-
i) Crop Production and Physiology
ii) Plant Breeding and Genetics
iii) Plant Pathology and Entomology
iv) Farming Systems and Environment
v) Soil Physics and Conservation
vi) Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
vii) Soil Survey and Pedology
viii) Soil Fertility and Microbiology/ Biochemistry
4. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
a) PGD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
b) M.Sc., PhD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment with
specialization in:
i) Aquaculture
ii) Fisheries Biology
iii) Fisheries Policy and Management
iv) Aquatic Ecology
v) Fish Nutrition
vi) Fish Processing and Utilization
5. Department of Food Science and Technology
a) PGD in Food Science and Technology
b) M.Sc., PhD in:-
Food Science and Technology with specialization in
i) Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
ii) Food Chemistry/ Biochemistry
iii) Food Quality Control and Assurance
iv) Food Processing and Storage Technology
6. Department of Forestry and Environment
a) PGD in Forestry and Environment
b) M.Sc., PhD in Forestry and Environment, with the following
areas of
specialization:
i) Silviculture and Forest Ecology
ii) Forest Pathology and Tree Improvement
iii) iii) Forest Policy and Rural Sociology
iv) Wildlife Management and Ecotourism
B. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
1. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
a) PGD Programme
Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (No Option)
b) M.Tech. and PhD Programmes in the following:-
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i) Environmental Engineering
ii) Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
iii) Soil and Water Engineering
iv) Farm Structures and Environmental Control Engineering
v) Agricultural Products Processing Storage Engineering
2. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
a) PGD. M.Tech., PhD in Chemical Engineering
3. Department of Civil Engineering
a) PGD in Civil Engineering
b) M.Tech in Civil Engineering with the following options:-
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Highway Transportation Engineering
c) PhD in Civil Engineering with the following options:-
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Highway Transportation Engineering
4. Department of Electrical Engineering
a) PGD in Electrical Engineering with the following options:-
i) Power Engineering
ii) Electronics Engineering
b) M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering with the following
options:-
i) Power Engineering
ii) Electronics Engineering
iii)Communications Engineering
c) PhD in Electrical Engineering with the following option:-
i) Power Engineering
5. Department of Marine Engineering
a) PGD in Marine Engineering
b) M.Tech., PhD in Marine Engineering with the following
options:-
i) Marine Engineering (Power Plants)
ii) Naval Architecture and Ship Building
iii) Offshore Engineering
iv) Subsea Engineering
6. Department of Mechanical Engineering
a) PGD in Mechanical Engineering with the following options:-
i) Thermo-Fluids
ii) Production
b) M.Tech., PhD in Mechanical Engineering with the following
options:-
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i) Thermo-Fluids
ii) Production
c) Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M) Programme
7. Department of Petroleum Engineering
a) PGD, M.Tech., PhD in Petroleum Engineering
C. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
1. Department of Architecture
a) M. Sc., in Architecture
2. Department of Estate Management
a) PGD in Estate Management
b) M. Sc. in Real Estate
c) PhD in Estate Management
3. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
a) PGD, M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning
b) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Transport Planning
4. Department of Surveying and Geomatics
1. a) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Surveying and Geomatics
D. FACULTY OF LAW
a) PGD in Petroleum and Environmental Law
b) Master of Laws (LL.M)
c) PhD in Law, with the following options:-
i) International Law and Human Rights
ii) Petroleum and Environmental Law
iii) Business and Industrial Law
iv) Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
E. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
a) PGD programmes in the following:-
i) Accountancy
ii) Banking and Finance
iii) Management
iv) Marketing
v) Mass Communication
vi) Office and Information Management
vii) Supply Chain and Logistics Planning
viii) Transport Management
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ix) Shipping Management (Part-time, weekends only)
x) Maritime Transport Studies (Part-time, weekends only)
2) Department of Accountancy
a) M.Sc., PhD in the following:
i) Accountancy
ii) Taxation
iii) Public Sector Accounting
3) Department of Banking and Finance
a) M.Sc., PhD in the following:
i) Banking and Finance
ii) Quantitative Finance
iii) Corporate Finance
iv) Financial Markets
4) Department of Management
a) M.Sc., PhD in the following:
i) Human Resources Management
ii) Industrial Relations
iii) Business Policy
iv) Organizational Behaviour
b) M.Sc. in the following:-
i) Shipping Management (Part-time, weekends only)
ii) Maritime Transport Studies (Part-time, weekends only)
5) Department of Marketing
a) M.Sc. PhD in the following:-
i) Marketing
ii) Supply Chain and Logistics
6) Department of Mass Communication
a) M.Sc. in Mass Communication and Development Studies
7) Department of Office and Information Management
a) M.Sc. in Office and Information Management
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F. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1. Department of Applied and Environmental Biology
a) PGD in the following:-
i) Microbiology
ii) Plant Science and Biotechnology
iii) Animal and Environmental Biology
b) M.Sc., PhD in Applied Microbiology with the following
options:-
i) Food Microbiology
ii) Industrial Microbiology
iii) Environmental Microbiology
iv) Public Health Microbiology
c) M.Sc., PhD in the following:-
i) Applied Entomology
ii) Hydrobiology/Ecotoxicology
iii) Ecology/Environmental Biology
iv) Plant Pathology
v) Plant Physiology
vi) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
vii) Plant Ecology
2. Department of Chemistry
a) PGD in Chemistry
b) M.Sc., PhD in Chemistry, with the following options:
i) Analytical Chemistry
ii) Environmental Chemistry
iii) Inorganic Chemistry
iv) Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
v) Physical Chemistry
3. Department of Medical Laboratory Science
a) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Medical Laboratory Science with the
following options:
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Group Serology
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4. Department of Mathematics/Computer Science
a) PGD in the following:-
i) Applied Statistics
ii) Computer Science
b) M.Sc. in Computer Science
c) M.Sc., PhD, in the following:-
i) Applied Mathematics
ii) Applied Statistics
5. Department of Physics
a) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Physics with the following options:
i) Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics)
ii) Applied Geophysics
G. FACULTY OF TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
1. Department of Business Education
a) M.Sc. in Business Education, with the following areas of
specialization:-
i) Accountancy
ii) Entrepreneurship
iii) Office Management and Technology
iv) Economics Education
b) PhD in Business Education
2. Department of Educational Foundations
a) M.Ed., PhD in the following:
i) Educational Management and Planning
ii) Philosophy of Education
iii) History and Policy of Education
iv) Sociology of Education
v) Curriculum and Instruction
vi) Educational Technology
vii) Adult Education and Community Studies
viii) Educational Measurement and Evaluation
ix) Guidance and Counselling
3. Department of Science Education
a) M.Sc., PhD in Science Education, with the following
options:-
i) Biology
ii) Chemistry
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iii) Integrated Science
iv) Mathematics
v) Physics
4. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
a) M.Sc., PhD in Agricultural Education with the following
options:
i) Vocational Administration
ii) Community Development
iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
b) M.Sc., PhD in Technical Education, with the following
options:
i) Building Technology
ii) Electrical/Electronic Technology
iii) Mechanical Technology
6. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
a) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE) –
Full-time and
Sandwich
b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) – Full-time and
Sandwich
c) M.Ed. and PhD in the following:-
i) Adult Education
ii) Educational Management and Planning
iii) Philosophy of Education
iv) History and Policy of Education
v) Guidance and Counseling
vi) Measurement and Evaluation
vii) Sociology of Education
viii) Curriculum and Instruction
ix) Educational Technology
x) Educational Psychology
d) M.Sc., PhD in Business Education, with the following
options:-
i) Accountancy
ii) Entrepreneurship
iii) Office Management and Technology
iv) Economics Education
e) M.Sc., PhD in Science Education, with the following
options:-
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i) Biology
ii) Chemistry
iii) Integrated Science
iv) Mathematics
v) Physics
f) M.Sc., PhD in Vocational and Technology Education with the
following
options:-
i) Electrical and Electronic Technology
ii) Mechanical Technology
iii) Building Technology
iv) Agricultural Education
NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES: The first semester of the
2016/2017
Sandwich year programmes for the Institute’s Masters
degrees, PhD degrees
and Postgraduate Diplomas will run during the long vacation
(24TH JULY –
30TH SEPTEMBER, 2017).
Hostel accommodation is available at an affordable cost.
H. INSTITUTE OF FOUNDATION STUDIES
a) PGD in the following:-
i) Social Studies
ii) Local Government Administration
iii) Philosophy
iv) Public Administration
v) English Language and Communication Studies
vi) History and International Studies
vii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
b) Degrees in the following
i) Social Work and Gender Studies (M.Sc., PhD)
ii) Local Government Administration (M.Sc., PhD)
iii) Philosophy (MA, PhD)
iv) Public Administration (MPA)
v) Public Administration (M.Sc. , PhD)
vi) English Language and Communication Studies (MA, PhD)
vii) History and International Relations (MA, PhD)
viii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies (MA, PhD)
I. INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY
a) PGD in Environmental Management and Control
b) MEMC (Professional Masters) in Environmental
Management and Control
c) M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Control
d) PhD in Environmental Management and Control
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1. MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants with the qualifications in the underlisted categories
shall be eligible for
admission into the postgraduate programmes; however,
candidates must also fulfill the
matriculation requirements of Rivers State University, Nkpolu-
Oroworukwo, Port
Harcourt as stated below:-
i) All candidates must possess the minimum of five ordinary
level credit passes which must
include English Language and Mathematics.
A. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS
i) Holders of at least a Third Class Degree in the subject area
applied for or a Second Class
(Lower Division) degree in a related discipline, obtained from
the Rivers State University
or any other recognized institution of equivalent status.
ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least
lower credit classification or its
equivalent in a related discipline, obtained from a recognized
institution or Higher
National Diploma (lower credit) in Engineering with a minimum
of five (5) years post- qualification experience.
iii) For Faculty of Engineering, candidates must be holders of
at least a Third Class or Pass
degree in Engineering from a recognized institution.
iv) Candidates for PGD in the Department of Electrical
Engineering must be holders of a
B.Sc. or B. Tech. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering;
or Physics (with
Electronics) or Computer Science.
v) Candidates for PGD in the Department of Marine
Engineering must be holders of a
Second Class degree in Mechanical or Agricultural
Engineering; Third Class or Pass
degree in Marine Engineering and Upper Credit in Higher
National Certificate in Marine
or Mechanical Engineering.
vi) Candidates for PGD in Surveying and Geomatics must be
holders of one of the
following:-
(a) Third Class B.Sc/B.Tech degree in Surveying
(b) B.Sc/B.Tech in disciplines cognate to Surveying and
Geomatics, e.g. Mathematics,
Physics, Computer Science, Geography (with Mathematics
Courses), etc., obtained
from Rivers State University or any other recognized University
(c) Higher National Diploma (HND, Upper Credit minimum)
from a recognized
institution may also be considered.
vii) Applicants for PGD in Medical Laboratory Science must
have a BMLS degree from a
recognized institution (minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 5 – point
scale) or a professional
Assistant Diploma of the Medical Laboratory Council of
Nigeria.
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viii) For the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) the
following are required:-
a) A minimum of a third class degree in any discipline from an
approved
University
b) HND with Credit/Merit pass in a relevant teaching subject.
ix) Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical
Education (PGDTE) must
have one of the following minimum qualifications:
a) Third Class degree in any Technical discipline awarded by a
recognized
University.
b) Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent in any
Technical subject
awarded by any recognized institution.
x) Applicants for the a PGD programme in the Institute of
Foundation Studies must
possess at least a Third Class degree or HND Lower Credit.
xi) Applicants for the PGD in Transport and PGD in Supply
Chain and Logistics
must possess one of the following minimum qualifications:-
a) B.Sc./B.Tech. (Third Class minimum) from Rivers State
University or any other
recognized University in relevant disciplines such as Urban and
Regional Planning,
Transport Management, Marine Engineering, Business
Administration,
Environmental Sciences, etc.
b) HND or its equivalent (with at least an Upper Credit).
c) A recognized Professional qualification in Logistics/
Transport, e.g. Chartered
Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); Institute of
Transport Engineers;
Institute of Transport Administration and others, with at least
5 years working
experience in a transport or related organization.
xii) Applicants for the PGD in Environmental Management and
Control must possess
one of the following minimum qualifications:-
a) Third Class or Pass degree in Natural or Applied Sciences,
Medical Science,
Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and
Geography.
b) HND (Upper Credit minimum) or its equivalent in Natural or
Applied Sciences,
Agriculture and Engineering from recognized higher
institutions.
B. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/Part-time
Master’s degree programme
must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class
Lower Division or PGD with
minimum CGPA of 3.50 (on a 5 – point scale) in the relevant
discipline.
ii) Applicants for the Master of Science in International
Economics and Finance,
Environmental Economics and Policy, Development
Economics and Planning must
have one of the following qualifications from a recognized
institution:
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a) Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minimum of second
class lower division in
addition to satisfying university matriculation requirements,
including a credit
pass in Economics.
b) HND (Upper Credit) in addition to PGD (Distinction) in
Economics.
c) PGD in Economics with a CGPA of 3.50 and above on a 5-
point grade system.
iii) Applicants for a Master’s degree in the Institute of
Education shall possess a minimum
of Second Class Lower Division in the relevant field of study
or PGDE/PGDTE obtained
from Rivers State University or any other recognized Institution
of equivalent status.
iv) A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE, PGDTE in the relevant
discipline or an
equivalent with CGPA of 3.50 or above (on a five-point grade
system) may apply for the
Masters Programmes.
v) Candidates for M.Sc. in Surveying and Geomatics must be
holders of one of the
following qualifications:
a) B.Sc./B.Tech. degree in Surveying and Geomatics (with at
least 2nd Class Lower
Division or equivalent) from the Rivers State University or any
other approved
University
b) B.Sc. degree (Second Class Lower minimum) in subjects
cognate to Surveying such
as Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Geography (with
Mathematics) and, in
addition, a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Surveying and
Geomatics at a pass level
equivalent to the CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 5-point scale,
obtained from the
Rivers State University
c) Holders of HND (Upper Credit minimum) from a recognized
institution may also
be considered. Holders of HND (Lower Credit) with a minimum
of five (5) years
post-qualification relevant experience may be considered.
However, such
candidates must enroll for and pass prescribed remedial
courses in Surveying and
Geomatics.
vi) Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes offered in
the Faculty of Technical and
Science Education/Institute of Education should possess
EITHER
a) A good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class
Lower Division) in a
relevant teaching subject
OR
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b) Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least lower
credit classification
in addition to PGDE or PGDTE with a CGPA of 3.50 obtained
from this University
or any other recognized institution.
vii) Candidates for the Masters programmes in Social Work
and Gender Studies must
possess one of the following qualifications:-
a) A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics,
History, Public Administration,
Sociology, Anthropology or in any other relevant discipline
obtained from the Rivers
State University or any other recognized university with at least
a Second Class
Lower Division with 3.00 CGPA on a 5-point scale.
b) A PGD at Credit level pass (i.e. CGPA 3.5) in the relevant
area.
viii) Candidates for the programme in Local Government
Administration must possess one
of the following qualifications:-
a) A relevant Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History,
Public Administration,
Sociology or Anthropology obtained from the Rivers State
University or any other
recognized university with at least a Second Class (Lower
Division) and CGPA of 3.00
on a 5-point scale.
b) A PGD at Credit level pass (CGPA of 3.5) in the relevant
area.
ix) Candidates for the Master’s programme in Philosophy are
required to possess any of
the following qualifications:-
a) A good Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from any
recognized university, with at least
a Second Class Lower Division.
b) A PGD at Upper Credit level in Philosophy from the Institute
or a recognized
university.
x) Candidates for the MPA and M.Sc. in Public Administration
are required to satisfy one
of the following admission requirements:-
a) A degree in a relevant area from a recognized university
with a minimum of Second
Class (Lower Division).
b) A PGD at Upper Credit level in a relevant area from a
recognized university.
xi) Candidates for the MA in English Language and
Communication Studies are required
to satisfy one of the following:-
a) A Bachelor’s degree in English Language or English
Literature or B.A.
Education/English or Linguistics/Communication with a
minimum of a Second Class
(Lower Division) from any recognized university.
b) A PGD at Upper Credit level in Communication, Linguistics
or English language from
the Institute or any other recognized university.
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xii) Candidates for the MA in History and International Studies
are required to satisfy the
following admission requirements:-
a) Candidates for M.A. programme in History must have five
credit passes including
English, History or Government at the O’ level as basic
requirements.
b) Bachelor’s Degree and a (minimum of Second Class Lower
Division) in History and
International Studies, History and Diplomatic Studies, History
and International
Relations or History and Strategic Studies from approved and
recognized universities.
c) PGD in History, Social Studies or Local Government
Administration (minimum CGPA
of 3.0) from a recognized institution.
xiii) Candidates for the MA in Peace, Conflict and Security
Studies are required to satisfy
one of the following requirements:-
a) A Bachelor’s degree (minimum of Second Class Lower
Division) in any discipline
from the Rivers State University or any other recognized
university.
b) A Postgraduate Diploma with minimum CGPA of 3.0 from a
recognized institution.
xiv) Candidates for the M.Sc. Transport Planning and M.Sc.
Supply Chain and Logistics
must have a PGD in Transport and Logistics Studies (with a
minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a
5-point grade system) or B.Sc./B.Tech. degrees (Second Class
Lower minimum) in Urban
and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Marine Engineering,
Management Sciences,
Environmental Sciences and disciplines related to these.
xv) Candidates for the Professional Masters in Environmental
Management and Control
require one of the following qualifications:-
a) Bachelor’s Honours degree (not below Third Class) in
Environmental Management,
Environmental Science, Natural or Applied Science-based
subject, Agriculture,
Geology, Medical Science or Technology/Engineering and
Geography.
b) PGD in Environmental Management and Control with a
minimum of Merit/Pass
(CGPA of 3.0 on a 5.0 – point scale).
xvi) Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc. Environmental
Management should possess
one of the following:-
a) A First or Second Upper Class degree or equivalent in
Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
Geology, Geophysics, Geodesy, Meteorology, Mathematics,
Hydrology,
Engineering, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning,
Geography, Agriculture,
Land Surveying, Computer Science or equivalent.
b) Second Class Lower Division Bachelor’s Honours degree in
Environmental
Management or Environmental Sciences related courses.
c) PGD at credit level pass (i.e. 3.5 of 5.0 scale) or 60% on
weighted percentage
average.
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xvii) Candidates for M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science must
possess a Second Class
Lower degree (minimum CGPA of 3.00) in the option applied
for. Special Fellows of
the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria are also
eligible to apply.
Candidates with PGD in Medical Laboratory Science (minimum
CGPA of 3.50) may
also be considered.
C. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate for a PhD programme shall possess a Master’s
degree with a CGPA of 3.50
or above on a five-point grade system, in a relevant discipline,
obtained from the Rivers
State University or any other recognized institution of higher
learning or equivalent status.
ii) Candidates seeking admission into the PhD degree in
Medical Laboratory Science
must possess an M.Sc. degree (minimum CGPA of 4.00) or
course work performance of
60%) in the option applied for.
iii) Applicants for a PhD degree in the Institute of Education,
shall possess a
Master’s degree (with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a 5-point
scale) in the relevant field
of study obtained from Rivers State University or any other
recognized institution of
equivalent status. In addition, an applicant may be required to
undergo a selection test and
/ or an interview.
iv) A candidate for PhD in Philosophy whose CGPA is less than
3.5 will be required to
register for the MPhil/PhD programme. Such candidates must
present two seminars and
a research proposal for grading and must score a minimum
CGPA of 3.5 before
proceeding to the PhD, otherwise the MPhil degree would be
awarded upon the
submission of a dissertation and its examination, following the
procedure for a PhD
thesis.
v) A candidate for PhD in Public Administration must have a
Master’s degree with a
minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a five-point scale or at least an
average of B grade (60%),
which includes coursework and research dissertation from a
recognized university.
vi) A candidate for PhD in English Language must possess a
good Master’s degree
(minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale) in English
Language or Literary Studies or
Mass Communication from a recognized university.
vii) A candidate for PhD in History and International Studies
must possess a Bachelor’s
degree (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in History
and International Studies,
History and Diplomatic Studies, History and International
Relations or History and
Strategic Studies from approved and recognized universities.
viii) A candidate for PhD in Peace, Conflict and Security
Studies must possess a good
Master’s degree in Peace Studies.
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ix) Candidates for PhD in Surveying and Geomatics must have
an M.Sc. in Surveying and
Geomatics degree (with minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point
scale or 60% weighted
average) from Rivers State University or any other institution of
equivalent status.
x) A candidate for PhD in Estate Management with Master’s
degree in other cognate
disciplines (e.g. Environmental Management) will be required
to take and pass remedial
courses (as may be prescribed by the Department) before
proceeding with their research.
xi) A candidate for PhD in Environmental Management and
Control shall possess the
following:-
a) MSc degree with a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a five-point
scale or 60% weighted
average.
b) Demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and
effective decision making
and problem solving potentials, possibly through a selection
process.
c) All candidates whose M.Sc. degrees are not in
Environmental Management will be
required to audit (undergo) prescribed core courses of the
Master’s programme.
xii) Holders of Master of Business Administration (MBA)
degrees are not eligible to apply
for PhD programmes and can only be considered for
admission into the relevant Master
of Science (M.Sc.) programmes related to their first degrees.
No person shall be admitted to a programme unless his/her
application has been
approved by the Postgraduate School Board on behalf of
Senate and on the
recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Committee.
Note: In addition to the conditions above, a candidate may be
required to
present himself/herself for a selection test and/or oral
interview.
2. DURATION OF PROGRAMMES
2.1 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programmes run for
two semesters (minimum) and
four semesters (maximum) with or without project writing.
2.2 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in
Engineering runs for a duration of
four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum) with
project.
2.3 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in
Transport Planning runs for three
semesters (minimum) and five semesters (maximum).
2.4 The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in
Surveying and Geomatics runs for
four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
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2.5 The full-time Master’s degree programmes with
dissertation are structured to last for a
minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
2.6 The full-time Master’s degree programmes with
dissertation in Faculty of Engineering
are structured to last for a minimum of three semesters and a
maximum of six semesters.
2.7 The full-time Master’s degree programmes in Surveying
and Geomatics runs for three
semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.8 The part-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying
and Geomatics runs for six
semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.9 The full-time Master’s degree programmes in Transport
Planning and Supply Chain
and Logistics run for four semesters (minimum) and six
semesters (maximum).
2.10 The full-time Professional Master’s programme in
Environmental Management and
Control runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters
(maximum).
2.11 The full-time Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Environmental
Management and Control
runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters
(maximum).
2.12 The full–time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes
with theses run for six semesters
(minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.13 The part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in
Surveying and Geomatics
runs for eight semesters (minimum) and ten semesters
(maximum).
2.14 The full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in
Environmental Management
and Control runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight
semesters (maximum).
2.15 Part-time M.Sc. programmes in Shipping Management
and Maritime Transport
Studies for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters
(maximum).
2.16 Unless otherwise stated, part-time studies in any Faculty
where it is available, will take
twice the duration allowed for the corresponding full-time
programmes. Such part-time
PhD programmes will last for ten semesters (minimum) and
twelve semesters
(maximum).
2.17 The sandwich Postgraduate Diploma programmes in
Education run for a minimum
duration of two long vacations and a maximum of four long
vacations.
2.18 All sandwich Master’s programmes with dissertation in
Education run for a minimum
duration of four long vacations and maximum of six long
vacations.
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2.19 The sandwich Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes
with theses in Education run
for a minimum duration of six long vacations and a maximum
of eight long vacations.
3. MODE OF APPLICATION
Applications for admission to any postgraduate programme
shall be made on-line by
logging onto http://www.ust.edu.ng and making an e-payment of
thirty thousand naira
(N30,000.00) only, using interswitch verve – enabled cards.
Application forms should be
completed on-line, downloaded and hard copies submitted to
the Secretary, Postgraduate
School along with the following:
i) Photocopies of Certificates
ii) Certified academic transcripts, attached to the
identification forms to be
downloaded from the University’s website. It is the
responsibility of applicants to
ensure that copies of their academic transcripts are forwarded
under confidential
cover directly to The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Rivers
State University,
Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt.
iii) Letters of reference from three referees (including one
from the academic institution
last attended) stating that the applicant is qualified to
undertake advanced studies
and research and that the referee is confident that the
applicant will benefit from
the training.
For PhD applicants, brief research proposals on their intended
areas of study should
also accompany the application forms.
The deadline for submission of application forms on-line and
at the Postgraduate
School is four weeks from the date of this publication.
V. T. Jamabo (Mrs.)
Acting Registrar

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