ABSU Postgraduate Form Application Details Announced.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes of Abia State University (ABSU) in the 2018/2019 Academic session. AVAILABLE COURSES 1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE 1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC 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. Agricultural 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. Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management c. Reproductive Physiology d. Animal Production 4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE i. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes ii. M.sc and Ph.D Programmes in Soil Science, with specialization in: (i) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (ii) Soil Physics (iii) Soil Chemistry (iv) Soil Pedology (v) Soil Management and Conservation (vi) Soil Microbiology 5. DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY The Department offers the following programmesM.Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes with the following options (a) Food Science and Processing (b) Food Engineering 2. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY The Department offers the following programmesM.Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes 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.Dprogrammes in Microbiology with the following areas of specialization: i. Industrial Microbiology ii. Immunology and Immunochemistry iii. Medical Microbiology iv. Environmental Microbiology v. Food vi. Public 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 PhD in plant Ecology b. M.sc and PhD in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology) c. M.sc and PhD 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 PhD in the following areas: i. Environmental chemistry ii. Physical Chemistry iii. Inorganic Chemistry iv. Analytical Chemistry v. Industrial Chemistry- (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology Separation Chemistry, etc ) 5. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS The Department offers the following programmes: M.Sc and PhD programmes with specialization in: i. Complex Analysis ii. Elasticity iii. Solid Mechanics iv. Financial Mathematics v. Probability Theory 6. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS The Department offers the following programmes: i. M.sc in Astrophysics ii. M.sc and PhD in Geophysics iii. M.sc Atmospheric Physics iv. M.sc in Medical Physics 7. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY) M.sc and PhD with specialization in: i. Medical Entomology/ Parasitology ii. Medical Parasitology iii. Renal and Endocrine Physiology iv. Environmental Biology v. Fisheries and Aquaculture vi. Hydrobiology 3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 1. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY The Department offers the following programmes: a. Postgraduates Diploma in Accountancy b. M.sc (Accountancy) c. PhD (Accountancy) 2. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING The Department offers the following programmes i. Postgraduates Diploma in Marketing ii. M.sc (Marketing) iii. PhD (Marketing) 3. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT The Department offers the following programmes a. Postgraduate Diploma in Management b. M.sc (Management) c. PhD(Management) 4. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE The Department offers the following programmes a. Postgraduate Diploma in Banding and Finance b. M.sc in Banking and Finance c. PhD (Finance) 5. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS The Department offers the following programmes: a. Postgraduates Diploma in Economics b. M.sc and PhD with specialization in: i. Developments Economics ii. Industrial Economics iii. Monetary Economics iv. Quantitative Economics 4. FACULTY OF LAW The faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas: (i) Postgraduates Diploma in Law (PGD Laws) (ii) LLM (Chosen from the following areas) – Comparative constitutional law – Comparative criminal law – Comparative company law – Jurispendence and legal theory – Intellectual and industrial property law – International Economics law – International protection of Human Rights – International Humanitarian Law (iii) PhD (course work and Thesis) 5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 1. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING The Department offers following programmes: PGD, M.Sc , M.PHIL 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 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 (MURP) The Department offers the following programmes a. Masters in urban and Regional Planning (MURP) b. Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning 4. DEPARTMENTOF 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.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 area: a. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) b. M.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. c. M.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: a. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology b. M.Sc. and Ph.D Programmes in the following areas: – Human Anatomy – Human Physiology – Environmental Health sciences c. M.Sc, and Ph.D Programmes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO) d. MPH and Ph.D- Public Health 8. MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES The Faculty offers the following Programmes: A. Department of Political Sciences a. Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas i International Studies ii Public administration b. M.Sc – Public Administration – International Affairs and Diplomacy c. MPA – Masters in Public Administration Ph.D in the Department of Political Sciences Area of Specialization: – Public Administration and Local Government The Ph.DProgramme is for candidates who already possessM.Sc in Political Sciences , Public Administration and Strategic Studies. B. DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION a. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication b. M.A. &Ph.D with specialization in – Broadcasting – Mass Communication -Print Media -Advertising and Public Relations C. 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. D. DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND TRANSLATION – Postgraduate Diploma – Translation Studies -M.A.&Ph.D – Foreign Language – Translation Studies & Linguistics – French Language & Linguistic (FLL) – French Literature (FLT) – Professional Translation Studies (French/Englishor English Igbo) – African & Caribbean Literature in France (ACL) E. DEPATMENT OF LITERATURE IN –ENGLISH – PGD, M.A &Ph.D in English Language/Literature F. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS M.A &Ph.D in: -Igbo – Linguistics -Applied Linguistics G. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATION – 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 Traditional Religion I. DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science M.A Ph.D
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSThe 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 PROGRAMMESPostgraduate 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.DProgrammes 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.
Method of Application:
- Candidates should proceed to any of the following banks: First Bank Plc, Zenith, UBA, Ecobank Plc, ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank, Skye Plc.
- Log on to the e-transact network and request to pay application fee of N11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form and service charges.
- 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 https://absu.net and complete application form.
- Finally, confirm your entry and print a copy of the form as well as three copies of the referee confidential reports which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (Two of these should be the candidate’s former teacher at the University level).