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This is to inform you on how to go about the online application for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form and application processes for online application form process.

Follow the guidelines and proceedure below to apply for the ongoing application process on ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form.

 

How to Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

 

ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

 

The following constitute the minimum entry requirements ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form:

 

  1. 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.

 

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME

  1. 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.
  2. However, candidates with CGPA of 2.6 on 4 point scale or 3.00 on 5 point scale and above will be given preference.
  3. A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Also for the Masters Degree in Human Physiology, a good second class Honours in Physiology is acceptable.
  8. In addition, a good degree in related subject provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.
  9. For the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management holders of Abia State University
  10. Postgraduate Diploma in any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the merit level and above will be considered.
  11. 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

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In addition to these admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test and interview.
  5. 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.

 

How to Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

 

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.

 

How to Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

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.D Programme

 

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.

 

List of Approved ABSU Postgraduate Courses

 

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension

M.Sc and Ph.D 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
    Rural Development and Extension Services.

DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION

Postgraduate Diploma

M.Sc and Ph.D in Crop Production and Protection with options in:

Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production

M.Sc and Ph.D in the following areas of specialization

 

  • Ruminant Animal Production and Management
    Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
    Reproductive Physiology
    Animal Production
    Genetics and Breeding.

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma

M.Sc and Ph.D 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

M.Sc and Ph.D in the following options/areas of specialization:

  • Food Science and Processing
    Food Engineering

FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology

M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following areas of specialization:

  • Industrial Microbiology
    Immunology and Immunochemistry
    Medical Microbiology
    Environmental Microbiology
    Food
    Public Health
    Agricultural Microbiology
    Soil Microbiology
    Mycology

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)

  • M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
    Medical Entomology/Parasitology
    Medical Parasitology
    Environmental Biology
    Hydrobiology

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • (BOTANY)
    M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
    M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
    M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.D programmes with specialization in:

  • Medical Biochemistry
    Nutrition and Toxicology
    Toxicology
    Environmental Biochemistry
    Industrial Biochemistry

FACULTY PHYSICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in pure and Industrial Chemistry

M.Sc and Ph.D Industrial Chemistry with options in:

  • Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
    Chemical Process Technology
    Polymer Technology
    Petroleum Chemistry
    Separation Chemistry
    M.Sc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Analytical Chemistry
    Environmental Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Inorganic Chemistry.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.D in
Geophysics

  • Atmospheric Physics
    Astrophysics

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D programmes

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D programmes

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY

Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
M.Sc (Accountancy)
Ph.D (Accountancy)

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
M.Sc (Marketing)/M.Phil
Ph.D (Marketing)

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Postgraduate Diploma in Management
M.Sc (Management) MPhil/Ph.D
Ph.D (Management)

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
M.Sc Banking and Finance/M.Phil
MBA Banking and Finance
Ph.D (Finance)

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
Development Economics
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
M.Phil/Ph.D
Ph.D (Course work and Thesis)
(Chosen from the following areas:

Comparative Constitutional Law
Comparative Criminal Law
Comparative Company Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
International Economic Law
International Protection of Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D in:
Environmental Management
Climatology
Hydrology and Water Resources
Agricultural Development
Population Geography
Rural Development

DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT

Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management

M.Sc Degree in Estate Management in the following areas:

Facility Management
Valuation Appraisal
Ph.D in Estate Management.

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) M.Phil
Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
M.Sc (Architecture)
M.Phil (Architecture)
Ph.D (Architecture)

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
M.Sc and Ph.D with Specialization in the following areas.

Environmental Management
Natural Resource Conservation
Waste Management and Pollution Remediation
Water Resource Management

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING

  • Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programme
  • Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM & TEACHER EDUCATION

Full-time, Part-time and Sandwich in the following areas:

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

M.Ed and Ph.D in the following areas:

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Education Technology, Language Education, Education
  • Economics, Accounting Education, Government Education

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in the following areas:

Mathematics Education
Science Education with options in
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Geography Education
Physics Education
Integrated Science Education

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS

M.Ed & Ph.D in the following areas:
Psychology
Measurement and Evaluation
Guidance and Counselling

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMIN. AND PLANNING

M.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

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology
M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:

Human Anatomy
Human Physiology

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES:

M.Sc and Ph.D with Options/Specialization in:
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 the Medically Qualified).
Environmental Occupational Medicine (For the Medically Qualified)

DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY
M.Sc, and Ph.D in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian
College of Optometry (FNCO)

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D and Ph.D with specialization in
Molecular Pharmacology
Toxicology
Chemotherapy
Neuro Pharmacology
Biochemical Pharmacology
Clinical Pharmacology

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

PGD in Public Health (PGDPH)
Master in Public Health (MPH)
Ph.D Public Health
Options
Environmental Health and Safety
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Promotion
Health Economics
Health Policy and Administration
Community Health

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

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 FRENCH AND TRANSLATION STUDIES
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 Africa (ACL)

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
PGD, M.A & Ph.D in Literature

DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
M.A & Ph.D in
Igbo
Linguistics
Applied Linguistics

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
PGD, 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
Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)
African Traditional Religion.

FACULTY SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:

International Studies
Public Administration
M.Sc, MPA and Ph.D
Public Administration
International Affairs and Diplomacy
Area of Specialization:
The Ph.D programme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.

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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
M.A
Ph.D

 

 

 

How to Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

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.

 

How to Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

 

  • Log on to the ABSU portal http://abiastateuniversity.edu.ng 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).

 

ABSU Postgraduate Application Deadline for application

The application deadline is said to close on Friday, 29th April, 2022.

 

Application Portal

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