Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes of Abia State University in the 2013/2014 Academic session.
The following shall constitute the minimum entry requirements to our 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
For list of available programmes, and application, visit ABSU Website here.