University of Abuja Application for Admission into Postgraduate Programmes for 2021/2022 Academic Session

Posted on: Thu 05-05-2022

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate programmes of the University of Abuja for the 2021 /2022 Academic Session. 

The University of Abuja offers courses leading to the award of 

(a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Banking and Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Diplomatic Studies, Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Engineering, Food Hygiene, Veterinary Epidemiology, Crop Protection, Crop Production, Agronomy, Agro Forestry, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Business Management Soil Science, Animal Science, Environmental Planning and Protection, etc. (See details under the Departments). 

(b) Master of Ails (M.A.), Master of Education (M. Ed.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Law (LL.M), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Human Resource Management, Project Management Local Government and Development Management, Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Environmental Planning and Protection, Public Health, Engineering, Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Avian Medicine, Swine Medicine, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychology of Religion, Industrial Christian Theology, Old and New Testament Studies, Sociology, Political Science, among several other areas of specialization.( See details under the Departments). 

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in various areas of specializations in the listed Faculties and Departments in B below, and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.). 

(d) The Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) is available in the Department of Public Administration. 

For information on: Available Programmes, Admission Requirements, Guide to Admission, Duration of Programmes, Closing Date for Application, Submission of Completed Application Forms and Application Procedure: ( and click on Postgraduate School to apply online. 

Please NOTE the following: - Mix-up in the application by applicant will attract other charges, multiple applications are to be paid for and forms filled separately. Error in completion and submission of forms during the process of application would lead to loss of application processing for the academic session (e.g. selecting M.Phil. instead of M.Sc. or Ph.D.). A candidate who is not admitted into the programme applied for cannot transfer the application for consideration into another programme. Statement of Result that lasted Four (4) yeas and above will not be accepted for admission (applicants should therefore obtain certificates from the relevant examination bodies). NOTE that Application fee is non-refundable. 

Period of Application 

The application portal will be open for a period of Twelve (12) weeks from the date of this advertisement. Applicants are advised to fill in and submit their Application forms within this period. 

Application Fee 

A non-refundable Application fee of N20,500.00 should be paid to the University of Abuja Account through REMITA via University of Abuja Portal 

NOTE: Applicants are advised to access REMITA through the University of Abuja Portal for record purposes. 


i. Candidates for Postgraduate studies into University of Abuja must have obtained at least Five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics in not more than two sittings in WASCMECOIGCE (Ordinary Level) or their equivalent. This is mandatory for ALL programmes. 

ii. Candidates applying for the MA., M.Ed., M. Eng., MVPH, MVPM and M.Sc. degree in any field must have obtained a Bachelor's degree with at least second-class lower division in the relevant discipline. 

iii. A Candidate for Ph.D. in any Programme of the University of Abuja must have obtained a minimum Weighted Average Score (WAS) of 60% (4 points) letter grade 'B" average performance in the Master's Degree or a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50. 

iv. Candidates for the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) must have obtained at least the Master in Public Administration (MPA) or M.Sc. degree in Public Administration of the University of Abuja or any other recognized University and at least five (5) years working experience. 

v. A Candidate applying for the Ph.D. With a Master's Degree from any other University, who, in hislher Masters study had not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalent, similar to the courses in the University of Abuja shall, on admission, be required to offer end pass such courses with a minimum of 60% (4 points) or a letter grade 'B'. 

vi. Candidates seeking for admission into any of the Postgraduate Diploma Programmes must possess a university degree With minimum Bade of third class or HND WM a minimum of Lower Credit. 

vii. MBBS, BDS is required for MPH Community Medicine while health related degree is required for MPH Sexual and Reproductive Health. 

viii. NOTE: Ph.D. candidates should attach a maximum of 500words research proposal. ix. Candidates applying for a masters degree in Financial Economics should have a minimum CGPA of 3.00. 



Department of Crop Protection 

1. PGD Crop Protection 

2. M.Sc. Crop Protection 

3. Ph.D. Crop Protection

Department of Crop Science 

1. PGD Agronomy 

2. PGD Agro Forestry 

3. M.Sc. Agronomy 

4. M.Sc. Agro Forestry 

5. Ph.D. Crop Protection 

6. Ph.D. Agronomy 

7. Ph.D. Agro Forestry 

Dept. of Agric. Economics & Extension 

1. PGD Agric. Economics & Farm Management 

2. PGD in Agricultural Business Management 

3. M.Sc. Agricultural Economics 

4. M.Sc. Development Economics 

5. M.Sc. Environmental Economics 

6. M.Sc. Agic. Extension & Rural Sociology 

7. Ph.D. Agricultural Economics 

8. Ph.D. Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology 

Department of Soil Science 

1. PGD Soil & Land Resource Management 

M.Sc. in Soil Science and Land Management with specialization in; 

i. Soil Survey and Land Use Planning 

ii. Pedology 

iii. Soil and Water Conservation 

iv. Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy 

v. Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management 

vi. Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry 

vii. Soil Physics and Hydrology

viii. Environmental Soil Science and Pollution Mgt.

xi. Agroclimatology and Climate Change Science 

2. Ph.D. in Soil Science and Land Management with specialization in; 

i. Soil Survey and Land Use Planning 

ii. Pedology 

iii. Soil and Water Conservation 

iv. Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy 

v. Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management 

vi. Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry 

vii. Soil Physics and Hydrology 

viii. Environmental Soil Science and Pollution Mgt.

ix. Agricultural Climatology and Meteorology 

x. Climate Change Science 

Department of Animal Science 

1. PGD Animal Science 

2. M.Sc. Animal Science 

3. Ph.D. Animal Science 


Department of History 8 Diplomatic Studies 

1. PGD Diplomatic Studies 

2. M.A. Diplomatic Studies 

3. M.A. Nigerian and African History 

4. M.Phil. in Nigerian and African History 

5. M.Phil. Diplomatic Studies 

6. Ph.D. Nigerian and African History 

7. Ph.D. Diplomatic Studies 

8. Ph.D. Nigerian and African History

9. Ph.D Diplomatic Studies 

Department of Theatre Arts 

1. PGD Media Arts 

2. PGD Theatre Arts

3. M.A. Media Arts 

4. M.A. Theatre Arts 

5. Ph.D Media Arts 

6. Ph.D. Theatre Arts 

Department of English Language 

1. M.A. English Language 

2. M.A. Literature in English 

3. Ph.D. English Language 

4. Ph.D. Literature in English 

Department of Islamic Studies 

1. M.A. Islamic Studies.

2. Ph.D. Islamic Studies. 

Department of Philosophy 

1. M.A Philosophy 

2. Ph.D. Philosophy 

Department of Christian Studies and Religious Communication

1. M.A Philosophy and Psychology of Religion 

2. MA Industrial Theology 

3. MA Old Testament Studies 

4. M.A New Testament Studies 

5. M.A Church History 

6. M.A. Christian Theology 

7. Ph.D. Industrial Theology 

8. Ph.D. Old Testament Studies 

9. Ph.D. New Testament Studies 

10. Ph.D. Church History 

11. Ph.D. Christian Theology 

12. Ph.D. Philosophy and Psychology of Religion 


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 

1. M.Sc. Pharmacology & Therapeutics 

2. Ph.D. Pharmacology & Therapeutics with specialization in; 

i . Ethno Pharmacology 

ii. Toxicology

iii. Chemotherapy 

iv. Cardiovascular Pharmacy 

v. Endocrine Pharmacology 

vi. Nervous System Pharmacology 

vii. Renal Pharmacology 

viii. Biochemical Pharmacology 

ix. Molecular Pharmacology 

x. Pharmacokinetics 

xi. Safety Pharmacology 

xii. Bioinformatics and CADD 

xiii. Drug Discovery and Design 


Department of Anatomical Sciences 

1. M.Sc. Anatomical Sciences 

2. Ph.D. Anatomical Sciences 

Department of Human Physiology 

1. M.Sc. Human Physiology 

2. Ph.D. Human Physiology 

Department of Medical Biochemistry 

1. M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry 

2. Ph.D. Medical Biochemistry 


Department of Community Medicine 

1. MPH Community Medicine 

2. MPH Sexual & Reproductive Health 

3. M.Sc. Toxicology 

4. M.Sc. Clinical Research 

5. PGD Bioinformatics 


1. PGD Education 

Department of Educational Management 

1. M.Ed. Educational Management 

2. Ph.D. Educational Management 

Dept. of Counseling. & Educational Psychology 

1. M.Ed. Educational Psychology 

2. Ph.D. Educational Psychology 

Department of Guidance & Counseling Education 

1. M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling 

2. Ph.D. Guidance and Counseling 

Department of Arts & Social Science Education 

1. M.Ed. Counseling Education 

2. M.Ed. Curriculum Studies 

3. M.Ed. Language Education 

4. M.Ed. Social Studies Education 

5. Ph.D. Counseling Education 

6. Ph.D. Curriculum Studies

 7. Ph.D. Language Education 

8. Ph.D. Social Studies Education 

Department of Science & Environmental Education 

1. M.Ed. Science Education 

2. M.Ed. Mathematics Education 

3. Ph.D. Science Education 

4. Ph.D. Mathematics Education


Department of Civil Engineering 

1. PGD Civil Engineering 

2. M.Eng. Structural Engineering 

3. M.Eng. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 

4. Ph.D. Structural Engineering 

5. Ph.D. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 

Department of Chemical Engineering 

1. M. Eng. Chemical Engineering 

2. Ph.D. Chemical Engineering 

Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering 

1. PGD Electrical & Electronic Engineering 

2. M. Eng. Electrical Power & Machine Engineering 

3. M. Eng. Electronic & Communication Engineering 

4. Ph.D. Electrical Power & Machine Engineering

5. Ph.D. Electronic & Communication Engineering

6. Ph.D. Instrumentation & Control Engineering 

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 

1. M. Eng. Mechanical Engineering 

2. Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 


1. Master of Laws (LL.M) 

2. WPh1WPh.D. in Law 

3. Ph.D. Law 

4. PGD Law 

5. PGD (Non Law graduates)


Department of Accounting 

1. PGD Accounting 

2. M.Sc. in Accounting & Finance 

3. M.Sc. Accounting

4. Ph.D. Accounting 

Department of Banking and Finance 

1. PGD Banking and Finance 

Department of Business Administration 

1. PGDBA Business Administration 

2. M.Sc. Business Administration 

3. Ph.D. Business Administration 

Department of Public Administration 

1. PGDPA Public Administration 

2. MPA (Master in Public Administration) 

3. Master in Human Resource Management 

4. Master in Project Management 

5. Master in Local Government and Development Management 

6. M.Sc. Public Administration 

7. DPA Doctor of Public Administration 

8. Ph.D. Public Administration


Department of Biological Sciences 

1. M.Sc. Biology (Environmental) 

2. M.Sc. Botany (Biodiversity) 

3. M.Sc. Zoology (Parasitology) 

4. M.Sc. Zoology (Fisheries) 

5. Ph.D. Biology (Environmental) 

6. Ph.D. Botany (Biodiversity) 

7. Ph.D. Zoology (Parasitology) 

8. Ph.D. Zoology (Fisheries) 

Department of Microbiology 

1. M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology 

2. Ph.D. Food Microbiology 

3. Ph.D. Industrial Microbiology 

4. Ph.D. Environmental Microbiology 

Department of Chemistry. 

1. M.Sc. Physical Chemistry 

2. M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry 

3. M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry 

4. M.Sc. Organic Chemistry 

5. M.Sc. Chemistry 

6. Ph.D. Physical Chemistry 

7. Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 

8. Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry

 9. Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry

Department of Computer Science 

1. M.Sc. Computer Science 

2. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science 

3. Ph.D Computer Science 

Department of Physics 

1. M.Sc. Solid State Physics 

2. M.Sc. Solar Energy Physics 

3. M.Sc. Applied Geophysics 

4. Ph.D. Solid State Physics 

5. Ph.D Solar Energy Physics 

6. Ph.D. Applied Geophysics 

Department of Mathematics 

1. PGD Financial Mathematics 

2. M.Sc. Financial Mathematics 

3. M.Sc. Pure Mathematics 

4. M.Sc. Applied Mathematics 

5. Ph.D. Pure Mathematics 

6. PhD. Applied Mathematics 

Department of Statistics 

1. PGD Statistics (PGDS) 

2. M.Sc. Statistics 

3. Ph.D. Statistics 


Department of Economics 

1. PGD Economics 

2. MFE Masters in Financial Economics 

3. M.Sc. Economics 

4. Ph.D. Economics

Department of Political Science & International Relations 

1. Postgraduate Diploma Political Science 

2. Masters in International Relations & Diplomacy 

3. M.Sc. Political Science (International Relations) 

4. M.Sc. Political Science (Political Economy & Development Studies) 

5. M.Sc. Political Science (Policy Analysis) 

6. Ph.D. Political Science (International Relations) 

7. Ph.D. Political Science (Political Economy & Development Studies) 

8. Ph.D. Political Science (Policy Analysis) 

Department of Sociology 

1. PGD. Inter-culture Conflict & Community Studies 

2. M.Sc. Gender Studies 

3. M.Sc. Development Sociology 

4. M.Sc. Industrial Sociology 

5. M.Sc. Criminology 

6. M.Sc. Demography 

7. M.Sc. Medical Sociology

 8. M.Sc. Sociology 9. Ph.D. Sociology

Dept of Geography & Environmental Management 

1. PGD Environmental Planning & Protection 

2. Masters in Environmental Planning & Protection 

3. M.Sc. Geography Manpower Planning) 

4. M.Sc. Geography (Geomorphology) 

5. M.Sc. Geography (Biogeography) 

6. M.Sc. Geography (Climatology) 

7. M.Sc. Geography (Environmental Resource Planning) 

8. Ph.D. in Environmental Resource Planning 

9. Ph.D. Population & Manpower Planning 

10. Ph.D. Geomorphology 

11. Ph.D. Biogeography 

12. Ph.D. Climatology 


Dept of Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine 

1. PGD Food Hygiene 

2. PGD Epidemiology 

3. M.Sc. Epidemiology 

4. M.Sc. Avian Medicine 

5. M.Sc. Swine Medicine 

6. MVPH Veterinary Public Health 

7. MVPH Veterinary Preventive Medicine 

8. Ph.D. Avian Medicine 

Department of Veterinary Microbiology

1. Ph.D. Swine Medicine 

2. Ph.D. Epidemiology 

3. Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health

4. Ph.D. Veterinary Preventive Medicine 

5. M.Sc. Veterinary Microbiology 

6. M.Sc. Bacteriology 

7. M.Sc. Immunology 

8. M.Sc. Virology 

9. Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology 

10. Ph.D. Bacteriology 

11. Ph.D. Immunology 

12. Ph.D. Virology 

Department of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology 

1. M.Sc. Pharmacology 

2. M.Sc. Toxicology 

3. Ph.D. Pharmacology 

4. Ph.D. Toxicology 

Dept of Parasitology & Entomology 

1. PGD Veterinary Parasitology 

2. M.Sc. Veterinary Hematology Protozoa & Entomology  

3. Ph.D. Veterinary Helm Proto & Entomology


Dr. Idris O. Jibrin 

Acting Registrar