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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the Benue State University, Makurdi for the 2016/2017 academic year.
See details below:
ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION
1.  FACULTY OF ARTS
a.  Department of Languages and Linguistics
M.A. Linguistics               -  Full time
M.A. French                -  Full time
PhD. Linguistics              -  Full time
PhD. French                -  Full time
b.  Department of English
M.A. Literature in English            -  Full time
PhD. Literature in English            -  Full/Part time
c.  Department of History
M.A. History -  with specialization in any of the following:  -  Full time
M.A. History (Nigerian History -Central Nigeria)
M.A. History (African History)
M.A. History (Economic History)
M.A. History (Historiography)
M.A. History (Diplomatic History)
PhD History  - with specialization in any of the following:  -  Full time
PhD History (Nigerian History, with particular emphasis on Central Nigeria)
PhD History (African History)
PhD History (Economic History)
PhD History (Historiography)
PhD History (Diplomatic History)
PhD History (Cultural History)
d.  Department of Theatre Arts
M.A. Theatre Arts - with specialization in any of the following:  -  Full time
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre for Development)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Management and Administration)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Dramatic Theory and Criticism)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Directing)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Media Arts Studies)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Film Studies)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Technology)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre in Education)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Acting/Voice and Speech Arts)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Dance/ Choreography)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Playwriting)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre History)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre and Cultural Administration)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Innovations)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Costumes/Make-up)
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M.A. Theatre Arts (Sociology of Drama)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Media Arts Studies)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Music/Ethnomusicology)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Tourism)
PhD. Theatre arts              -  Full time
e.  Department of Religion and Philosophy
M.A. Religious Studies - with specialization in any of the following: -  Full time
M.A. Religious Studies (Old Testament)
M.A. Religious Studies (New Testament)
M.A. Religious Studies (African Religion)
M.A. Religious Studies (Christian Ethics)
M.A. Religious Studies (Sociology of Religion)
M.A. Religious Studies (Comparative Religions)
M.A. Philosophy - with specialization in any of the following:  -  Full time
M.A. Philosophy (African Philosophy)
M.A. Philosophy (Epistemology)
M.A. Philosophy (Ethics)
M.A. Philosophy (Social and Political Philosophy)
M.A. Philosophy (Metaphysics)
PhD. Religious Studies - with specialization in any of the following:-  Full time
PhD. Religious Studies (Old Testament)
PhD. Religious Studies (New Testament)
PhD. Religious Studies (African Religion)
PhD. Religious Studies (Christian Ethics)
PhD. Religious Studies (Sociology of Religion)
PhD. Religious Studies (Comparative Religions)
Note: For Ph.D in New Testament Studies, candidates must have proficiency
in New Testament Greek.
2.  FACULTY OF EDUCATION
a.  Department of Curriculum and Teaching
M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction          -  Full time
M.Ed Language Education            -  Full time
M.Ed Mathematics Education          -  Full time
M.Ed Science Education            -  Full time
M.Ed Social Studies Education          -  Full time
PhD. Curriculum and Instruction          -  Full time
PhD. Language Education            -  Full time
PhD Mathematics Education          -  Full time
PhD Science Education            -  Full time
PhD Social Studies Education          -  Full time
b.  Department of Educational Foundations
M.Ed Management              -  Full time
PhD Educational Management          -  Full time
M.Ed Guidance and Counselling          -  Full/Part time
PhD. Guidance and Counselling          -  Full/Part time
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)      -   Full time
Ph.D Educational Psychology          -  Full Time
c.  Department of Library and Information Science
Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS)    -  Full time
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d.  Department of Vocational and Technical Education
M.Sc (Ed) Technology Education   (Construction)    -  Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Technology Education (Elect/Electronics)    -  Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Technology Education (Mechanical)      -  Full time
e.  Department of Human Kinetics and Physical and Health Education
M.Sc (Ed) Physical and Health Education      -  Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Exercise and Sport Science        -  Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Sports Management          -  Full time
3.  FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
a.  Department of Geography
M.Sc Environmental Management        --  Full time
M.Sc Geography - with specialization in the following areas :  --  Full time
M.Sc Geography (Climatology)
M.Sc Geography (Environmental Resources Management)
M.Sc Geography (Geomorphology)
M.Sc Geography (Housing Studies)
M.Sc Geography (Population Studies)
M.Sc Geography (Hydrology and Water Resources)
M.Sc Geography (Rural Geography)
M.Sc Geography (Soil Science)
M.Sc Geography (Urban Geography)
M.Sc Development Studies          -   Full time
PhD Geography              -    Full time
b.  Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)    -    Full time
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning Studies (PDPS)    -  Full time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban & Regional Planning  -  Full time
4.  FACULTY OF LAW
Master of Laws (LL.M)            -  Full time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law        -  Full time
5.  FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
a.  Department of Accounting
M.Sc Accounting and Finance          -  Full time
Master in Public Sector Accounting        -  Full time
PhD Accounting and Finance          -  Full time
b.  Department of Business Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - with specialization in the following areas:  Full time
MBA (Management)
MBA (Banking and Finance)
MBA (Marketing)
MBA (Accounting and Finance)
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)    -  Full time
M. Sc. Management              -    Full time
PhD Management              -  Full time
PhD Marketing              -  Full time
6.  FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
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a.  Department of Economics
M.Sc Economics- with specialization in the following areas :  -  Full time
M.Sc Economics (Development Economics)
M.Sc Economics (Monetary Economics)
M.Sc Economics (Public Finance)
PhD. Economics - with specialization in the following areas:  -  Full time
PhD. Economics (Economic Theory)
PhD. Economics (Applied Economics)
PhD. Economics (Industrial Economics)
PhD. Economics (International Economics)
PhD. Economics (Monetary Economics)
PhD. Economics (Public Sector Economics)
PhD. Economics (Development Economics)
PhD. Economics (Labour Economics)
PhD. Economics (Environmental Economics)
PhD. Economics (Health Economics)
PhD. Economics (Operations Research)
PhD. Economics (Energy Economics)
PhD. Economics (Economic Planning )
PhD. Economics (Mathematical Economics)
b.  Department of Political Science
Masters of Public Administration (MPA)        -  Full time
M.Sc Public Administration            -  Full time
M.Sc International Relations and Strategic Studies    -  Full time
M.A. International Relations and Strategic Studies    -  Full time
M.Sc Political Science            -  Full time
PhD. Political Science            -  Full time
c.  Department of Psychology
M.Sc Clinical Psychology            -  Full time
M.Sc Industrial/Organizational Psychology      -  Full time
Masters of Health Management (MHM)        -  Full time
PhD. Psychology - with specialization in the following areas :  -  Full time
PhD. Psychology (Clinical Psychology)        -  Full time
PhD. Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)  -  Full time
PhD. Psychology (Health Psychology)        -  Full time
d.  Department of Mass Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication(PGDMC)  -    Full time
M.Sc Mass Communication -With specialization in the following areas:-  Full time
M.Sc Mass Communication (Print Media -Newspaper & Magazine)
Electronic Media (Radio, Television and Film)
M.Sc Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising)
PhD Mass Communication   -with specialization in the following areas:-    Full time
PhD Mass Communication (Print Media Sequence)
PhD Mass Communication (Electronic Media Sequence)
PhD Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising Sequence)
e.  Department of Sociology
M.Sc Sociology - with specialization in the following areas :  -    Full time
M.Sc Sociology (Criminology)
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M.Sc Sociology (Demography)
M.Sc Sociology (Development Sociology)
M.Sc Sociology (Industrial Sociology and Labour Relations)
M.Sc Sociology (Medical Sociology)
M.Sc Sociology (Rural Sociology)
PhD. Sociology              -  Full time
Masters in Gender Studies            -  Full time
7.  FACULTY OF SCIENCE
a.  Department of Biology
M.Sc Pure and Applied Parasitology        -   Full time
M.Sc Pure and Applied Entomology        -  Full time
M.Sc Hydrobiology and Fisheries          -  Full time
M.Sc Plant Pathology            -  Full time
M.Sc Cytogenetic and Plant Breeding        -  Full time
M.Sc Systematic and Taxonomy          -  Full time
PhD. Pure and Applied Parasitology        -  Full time
PhD. Pure and Applied Entomology        -  Full time
PhD. Hydrobiology and Fisheries          -  Full time
PhD. Plant Pathology            -  Full time
PhD. Cytogenetic and Plant Breeding        -  Full time
PhD. Systematic and Taxonomy          -  Full time
b.  Department of Chemistry
M.Sc Inorganic Chemistry            -  Full time
M.Sc Analytical Chemistry            -  Full time
M.Sc Organic Chemistry            -  Full time
M.Sc Physical Chemistry            -  Full time
PhD. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry      -  Full time
PhD. Inorganic Chemistry            -  Full time
PhD. Organic Chemistry/Natural Products Chemistry    -  Full time
PhD. Physical Chemistry            -  Full time
c.  Department of Physics
M.Sc Radiation and Medical Physics        -  Full time
M.Sc Electronics and Communications Physics      -  Full time
M.Sc Theoretical Physics            -  Full time
M.Sc Atmospheric and Environmental Physics      -  Full time
PhD. Physics (Radiation and Medical Physics)      -  Full time
PhD. Physics (Theoretical Physics)        -  Full time
PhD  Physics (Atmospheric & Environmental Physics)    -  Full time
d.  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)    -  Full time
8.  FACULTY OF BASIC AND ALLIED MEDICAL SCIENCES (CHS)
a.  Department of Physiology
M.Sc Human Physiology            -  Full time
PhD Human Physiology            -  Full time
b.  Department of Anatomy
M.Sc Human Anatomy            -  Full time
PhD Human Anatomy            -  Full time
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
i.  Applicants must  in the first instance,  meet the relevant O’Level requirement for an award of a First Degree of the Benue State University:
(a)  A Credit in English is required for all courses;
(b)  A  Credit  in  Mathematics  is  required  for  all  Science  based  courses, Management Sciences, Economics and Faculty of Environmental Sciences;
(c)  A  Pass  in  Mathematics  is  required  for  other  Social  Sciences  and  non Science Education Courses. Psychology requires at least a Pass in Biology or Health Sciences;
(d)  ‘O’ Level Credit pass in Economics is required for all Management Science courses and Economics;
(e)  A  Credit  pass  in  ‘O’  Level  Literature  is  required  for  programmes  in  the Departments  of  English,  Languages  &  Linguistics,  Theatre  Arts  and  Law, while a Pass in Literature is required for Language Education programme;
(f)  IJMB ‘O; Level Credit Pass in Mathematics and English are acceptable in lieu of Credit pass at SSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level English;
(g)  NCE English major is acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ Level Literature;
(h)  NCE Use of English is acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ Level Credit pass in SSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level English.
(i)  In all cases, ‘A’ Level Passes supercedes ‘O’ Level Passes.
ii.  Master Degree Programmes (M.Sc, M.A. and M.Ed)
Candidates  must  posses in  addition  to (i)  above,  a  first  relevant  degree  with  a minimum  of  Second  Class  Lower  Division  from  Benue  State  University  or  any University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
o  For  M.Sc  Physiology  and  Anatomy,  candidates  must  posses  B.Sc.  First Class or Second Class in Physiology of the University or from any other University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
o  Medical graduates of this University or any other University recognized by the  Senate  of  Benue  State  University,  who  are  fully  registered  w ith Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria as Doctors.
iii.  M. Sc. Management and Master in Public Sector Accounting
o  Minimum of Second Class Lower Division (GPA 3.00) with Bachelors Degree in  Business Administration/Management,  Accounting,  Banking  &  Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics from recognized universities.
o  Candidates  must  have  attained  a  satisfactory  level  of  performance  in  the University’s Admission Test & Interview.
o  Candidates  with  PGDM  from  recognized  universities  and  who  have  passed with  a minimum  of  Upper  Credit  (GPA  3.50)  may  also  be  considered  for admission provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied.
In addition, candidates must possess as in
(i) above.
iv.  Doctor of Philosophy Programmes (PhD)
Candidates in addition to (i & ii) above, must have a good Masters Degree with a CGPA  of  not  less  than  3.50  or  ‘B’  grade  from  Benue  State  University  or  any University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
o  For  PhD.  History,  candidates  with  Master  of  Philosophy  degree  may  be admitted for the programme, or candidates who do not hold an M.A. in History will  be  required  to  take  a  number  of  800  level  courses  for  one  academic session.
o  For  PhD  programmes  in  Faculty  of  Education  and  in  the  Department  of Business Management  in  the  Faculty  of  Management  Sciences, candidates shall also be required to take a written and oral examination.  
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o Furthermore,  Candidates  for  PhD  programmes  in  the  Department  of Curriculum  and Teaching  and  Department  of  Business  Management  are required  to  consult  the  Head  of Department  as  to  the  availability  of supervisors in the areas they wish to specialize before applying.
o  For PhD. Law, applications should be accompanied by a research proposal.
o  For PhD. Physiology  and Anatomy, candidates must be fully registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria as Doctors.
v.  Master of Health Management (MHM)
o  Any  Degree  in  Medicine  (MBBS  and  BDS).  Degree  in  Pharmacy,  and Honours Degree in Nursing and other medical professional degrees.
o  Advanced Diploma  in  Health Management of Benue State University  with a minimum  of  CREDIT  pass  average  and  any  other  relevant  postgraduate diploma/qualifications.
In addition, candidates must possess as in (i)  above.
vi.  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
o  Minimum of Second Class Lower Division with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Management,  Accounting,  Banking  &  Finance,  Marketing, Management, Economics from recognized universities.
o  Candidates  must  have  attained  a  satisfactory  level  of  performance  in  the University’s Admission Test & Interview.
o  Candidates  with  PGDM  from  recognized  universities  and  who  have  passed with  a minimum of  Upper  Credit  (GPA  3.50)  may  also  be  considered  for  admission provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied.
In addition, candidates must possess as in (i) above.
GENERAL REGULATIONS
All programmes begin with Course Work and end at Project for Postgraduate Diploma s or Dissertation and Thesis for Master and Ph.D  degrees respectively. The duration of Degree/Diploma programmes are as follows:
i  Postgraduate  Diploma  programmes  shall  be  of  one  year  minimum  and  two years  maximum duration.
Postgraduate  Diploma  in  Planning  Studies,  the  Department  provides  a  12 months  programme leading  to  the  award  of  Postgraduate  Diploma  in  Planning Studies. Intending applicants are expected to:
o  Have the University Entry (WASC or NECO at not more than 2 sittings) requirement of  at  least  5  credits,  which  must  include  English  and  Mathematics  and  any  three subjects from the following: Geography, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Economics, Technical Drawing, OR
o  Have  a  General  Certificate  of  Education  (GCE  O-Level)  passes  in  5  subjects  at Credit level  and  at  least  a  credit  in  Mathematics  and  any  2  subjects  from  the following: Geography, Chemistry,  Biology  or  Agricultural  Science,  Economics,
Technical Drawing, NABTED, AND
o  A Bachelors Degree in any of Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Estate Management,  Building,  Architecture  or  Civil  Engineering  or  Urban  and  Regional Planning  with  at  least  a  3rd Class  honours  or  an  HND  in  Urban  and  Regional Planning, Architecture or Estate Management with at least Credit level pass.
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
The  Department provides  that  a  candidate must pursue their studies for not less than 3 semesters and not more than 4 semesters from the date of registration.
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o Candidates  must  posses  basic  entry  qualification  into  the  undergraduate programme  (5  credits  which  must  include  English  Language  and Mathematics).
o  A  minimum  of  3rd Class  Degree  in  Computer  Science  or  CGPA   2.00  for Computer Science Graduates or Lower Credit for HND graduates.
o  Candidates who do not have Degrees or HND in Computer Science but who have  minimum  of  2nd Class  Lower  Degree  in  Engineering,  Architecture, Mathematics,  Statistics,  Physics, Chemistry,  Biology,  Economics  and Geography  may  be  admitted  into  PGD  in  Computer  Science  or  any  other relevant discipline.
ii  Master  Degree  programmes shall normally be of one academic year minimum duration for full-time  and two years for part-time candidates. The duration shall not  normally  exceed  two years  for  full-time  and  three  years  for  part -time candidates.
iii  Doctorate  Degree  programmes  shall  normally  be  of  three  years  minimum duration  for full-time and five years for part-time candidates. The duration shall not exceed five years for full-time and seven years for part-time candidates.
NOTE:  Applicants  must  request  their  previous  institutions  to  forward  their  Academic Transcripts  to  The  Secretary,  Postgraduate  School,  Benue  State  University, Makurdi (Transcripts  to  be  accompanied  with  transcript  request  forms  which should be printed on the portal).
METHOD OF APPLICATION
i.  Applicants  are  to  visit  the  Benue  State  University  website www.bsum.edu.ng (under Applications on Benue State University Portal section) click on Postgraduate and complete some pre-registration information and submit. Once submitted, an Application Number will be generated. Print a copy of the pre-registration form.
ii.  Applicants would then proceed to the designated Bank (Fidelity) with the printed copy of pre registration form and pay a non-refundable application fee of N 10,000 using the generated Application Number.
iii.  After  payment,  applicants  would  be  expected  to  re-visit  the  Benue  State  University Portal under Application and click on Postgraduate to complete the Application Form.Then upload academic credentials and other relevant documents  and submit on-line. Please, print a hard copy of the completed form for reference purposes.
iv.  Applicants are to ensure that the on-line reference forms are completed by the three referees.
v.  Please note that applications without relevant documents uploaded will not be considered.
Late purchase which commences 30 days after  the date of the advert shall attract an additional fee
of one thousand (N2, 000.00) naira.

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