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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes of Abia State University in the 2016/2017 Academic session.

Avaliable Programmes 

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

I. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension

II. Msc and Ph.D. Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:

� Agricultural Economics
1. Agricultural Production/Farm Management
2. Agricultural Finance
� Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
1. Agricultural Environmental Economics
� Agricultural Extension
1. Rural and Community Development
2. Agricultural Extension Communication
� Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration

1. Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy

2. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION

1. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
2. Sc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in: Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology

3. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES

1. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production
Msc and Ph.D Programmes with the following Options:
� Ruminant Animal Production and Management
� Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
� Reproductive Physiology
� Animal Production

4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Msc and Ph.D Programmes in Soil Science, with specialization in:
� Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
� Soil Physics
� Soil Chemistry
� Soil Pedology
� Soil Management and Conservation
� Soil Microbiology

5. DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with the following options
� Food Science and Processing
� Food Engineering

2. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

1. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with specialization in:
1. Medical Biochemistry
2. Nutritional Biochemistry
� Toxicology
1. Molecular Biochemistry
2. Environmental Biochemistry

3. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
2. Sc and Ph.D programmes in Microbiology with the following areas of specialization:
3. Industrial Microbiology
4. Immunology and Immunochemistry
� Medical Microbiology
1. Environmental Microbiology
2. Food
3. Public Health
� Agricultural Microbiology
� Soil Microbiology
1. Mycology

3. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)

The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:
1. sc and PhD in plant Ecology
2. sc and PhD in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
3. 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. sc and PhD in the following areas:
3. Environmental chemistry
4. Physical Chemistry
� Inorganic Chemistry
1. Analytical Chemistry
2. Industrial Chemistry- (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology Separation Chemistry, etc )

3. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

The Department offers the following programmes: M.Sc and PhD programmes with specialization in:
1. Complex Analysis
2. Elasticity
� Solid Mechanics
1. Financial Mathematics
2. Probability Theory

3. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Msc in Astrophysics
2. Msc and PhD in Geophysics
� Msc Atmospheric Physics
1. Msc in Medical Physics

2. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)

M.sc and PhD with specialization in:
1. Medical Entomology/ Parasitology
2. Medical Parasitology
� Renal and Endocrine Physiology
1. Environmental Biology
2. Fisheries and Aquaculture
3. Hydrobiology

3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

1. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduates Diploma in Accountancy
2. sc (Accountancy)
3. PhD (Accountancy)

4. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

The Department offers the following programmes
1. Postgraduates Diploma in Marketing
2. sc (Marketing)
� PhD (Marketing)

3. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Management
2. sc (Management)
3. PhD(Management)

4. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

The Department offers the following programmes
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Banding and Finance
2. sc in Banking and Finance
3. PhD (Finance)

4. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

The Department offers the following programmes:
1. Postgraduates Diploma in Economics
2. sc and PhD with specialization in:
3. Developments Economics
4. Industrial Economics
� Monetary Economics
Quantitative Economics

4. FACULTY OF LAW

The faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas:
� Postgraduates Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)
� 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
� 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
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
2. M.Sc Degree in Estate Management
3. Ph.D in Estate Management

4. DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MURP)

The Department offers the following programmes
1. Masters in urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
2. D in Urban and Regional Planning

3. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

The Department offers the following programmes
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
2. Sc. (Architecture)
3. Phil (Architecture)
4. D(Architecture)

5. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
2. Sc. and Ph.D programmes 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:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
2. 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.
1. 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:
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology
2. Sc. and Ph.D Programmes in the following areas:
� Human Anatomy
� Human Physiology
� Environmental Health sciences
1. Sc, and Ph.D Programmes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)
MPH and Ph.D- Public Health

8. MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Faculty offers the following Programmes:
1. Department of Political Sciences
2. Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas
i International Studies
ii Public administration
1. M.Sc
� Public Administration
� International Affairs and Diplomacy
1. MPA
� Masters in Public Administration
Ph.D in the Department of Political Sciences Area of Specialization:
� Public Administration and Local Government
The Ph.D Programme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Sciences , Public Administration and Strategic Studies.
1. DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
2. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
3. M.A. & Ph.D with specialization in
� Broadcasting
� Mass Communication
�Print Media
�Advertising and Public Relations
1. 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.

1. 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)

1. DEPATMENT OF LITERATURE IN �ENGLISH

� PGD, M.A & Ph.D in English Language/Literature

1. F. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS

M.A & Ph.D in:
-Igbo
� Linguistics
-Applied Linguistics

1. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATION

� Urban History
� Economic History
� African History
� Political History
� Social History

1. 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

1. DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
M.A Ph.D

Note: 
Candidates with a CGPA of less than 4.0 points in a 5.0 point scale (60%) may be required to enroll for the MPH programme with some credit Units before progressing to Ph.D level.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following constitute the minimum entry requirements to the postgraduate programmes:

1. 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.
a. 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.
b. For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.

2. 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 points on a 4 point scale or 3.00 points on a 5 point 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 M.A, and M.ED who do not hold a degree in the relevant field may be required to do the Postgraduate Diploma in the course of study.
d. For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants most have the M.B.B.S or an equivalent degree obtained from Abia State University or any recognized University. For the Masters Degree Studies in Human Physiology, a good second class honours degree in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in a related subject, provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.
e. For MSc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have the O.D.degree from an accredited university and ODORBN with CG PA of not less than 3.00 points in a 5 Point scale.

3. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Phi)) DEGREE MPhillPh.D

a. Candidates 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.
b. Candidates with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 points on a 4 point scale or 4.0 points on a 5 point scale will be given preference. Candidates most 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. Candidates with CGPA lower than 3.0 points on a 4 point scale or 4.0 points on a 5 point scale will be required to enroll for the M.Phil/Ph.D.

CREDENTIALS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including °level must be attached to the completed application forms. Candidates should 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 STUDIES

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 sleight 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.

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes

a. Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters
b. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.
Ph.D Programme a. Full-Time: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten semesters b. Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of fourteen semesters.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

a. Candidates should proceed to any of the following banks: first Bank Plc, Zenith, UBA, Eco bank Plc; ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank, log on to the e-transact network and request to pay the application fee of N11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form and service charges.
b. Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any internet centre for the completion of the form.
c. Log on to the ABSU portal www.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng and complete the application form.
d. 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 teachers at the University level).

Deadline for application: 

31st December, 2016.

Signed:

Dr.(Mrs.) E.N. Iheukwumere

Registrar

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