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DELSU Postgraduate Admission Form 2023/2024: How to Apply, Eligibility and Deadline

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DELSU Postgraduate Admission Form: Applications from suitably qualified candidates are invited for admission to the Delta State University, Abraka's underlisted regular and weekend postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

DELSU Postgraduate Admission Form

DELSU Postgraduate Available Courses

REGULAR PROGRAMMES: FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Economics PGD, M. Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Extension

Department of Animal Science and Fisheries A. Animal Science

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. programmes in Animal Science

Areas of Specialization:

  • Animal Production 
  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Fisheries

Department of Agronomy

A. Crop Science

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Crop Science

Areas of Specialization:

  • Crop Breeding 
  • Plant Biotechnology 
  • Horticulture and Landscape Management
  • Farming System and Crop Production 
  • Crop Protection

B. Soil Science

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. programmes in Soil Science

Areas of Specialization:

  • Soil Conservation and Management 
  • Soil Fertility Management 
  • Soil Pedology 
  • Soil Chemistry 
  • Soil Bio-Remediation

Department of Forestry and Wildlife

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. programmes in Forestry & Wildlife

Areas of Specialization:

  • Agroforestry
  • Silviculture 
  • Forestry Economics 
  • Wildlife Management 
  • Wood Science 
  • Forest Biometrics

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of English & Literary Studies

  • M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in English Language M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Literature- in - English

Department of Fine and Applied Arts

  • M.A. M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Art History Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Areas of specialization in the Visual Arts: 

  • Painting 
  • Graphics
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles Ph.D. Studio Art

Areas of Specialization: 

  • Ceramics
  • Graphics
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Textiles

Department of History and International Studies

  • M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in History
  • M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in International Studies

Department of Languages and Linguistics

M.A. programmes in:

  • French (language)
  • French (Literature)
  • French (Translation)
  • M.A. programmes in:
  • Linguistics

M.Phil programmes in:

  • French
  • Linguistics

Ph.D. programmes in:

  • French Translation Studies
  • Literature in French
  • Linguistics
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Department of Music

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM)
  • M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Music

Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy 

M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Religious Studies Areas of specialization:

  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Church History
  • African Traditional Religions
  • Christian Theology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion

Department of Theatre Arts

  • M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Theatre Arts

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Anatomy

Department of Medical Biochemistry

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes Medical Biochemistry

Department of Pharmacology

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes Pharmacology

Department of Physiology

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Physiology

FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

Department of Community Medicine

  • M.Sc. and M.Phil programmes in Public Health

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Department of Business Education

  • M.Ed and M.Phil Programme in Business Education

Department of Educational Management and Foundations

M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:

  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Planning
  • Higher Education

Department of Guidance and Counselling

M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:

  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology

Department of Health and Safety Education

M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:

  • School Health Education
  • Community/Public Health Education
  • Occupational Health and Safety Education

Department of Human Kinetics, Recreation and Sport Science Education

M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:

  • Human Kinetics Education
  • Sports Management
  • Exercise Physiology and Sports Science Education

Department of Library and Information Science

  • PGD, M.Sc. and M.Phil programmes in Library and Information Science
  • Ph.D. programme in Library Science

Department of Science Education

  • M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:
  • M.Ed. Science Education (Biology)
  • M.Ed. Science Education (Chemistry)
  • M.Ed. Science Education (Integrated Science)
  • M.Ed. Mathematics Education.
  • Ph.D. Science Education
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Social Science Education

  • M.Sc. (Ed.), M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Social Studies Education

Department of Technical Education

  • M.Sc. (Ed.) and M.Phil programmes in Industrial Technology Education

Department of Vocational Education

  • M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Education M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Home Economics Education

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Education (PGDBE) and
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM)

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

  • PGD, M. Eng. M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Chemical Engineering
  • M. Eng, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Petroleum Engineering

Areas of specialization:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Reactions Engineering/ Catalysis
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials/Polymer Engineering
  • Renewable Energy/Bioenergy
  • Unit Operations
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Fluid Dynamics and Transport
  • Petrochemical/Petroleum Refining
  • Oil & Gas Production and Fuel Technology
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

  • PGD, M. Eng, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Civil Engineering

Areas of specialization:

  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural and Materials Engineering
  • Transportation and Highways Engineering

Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • PGD programme in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • M. Eng, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Area of specialization:

  • Electric Power Systems and Machines
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Electronic and Telecommunications
  • Renewable Energy/Bioenergy

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • PGD, M. Eng. M.Phil and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Areas of specialization:

  • Heat and Mass Transfer Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management

FACULTY OF LAW

  • Master of Law (LL.M.); Master of Law and Diplomacy (MLD), M.Phil and Ph.D. in Law programmes

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Department of Accounting, Banking and Finance Accounting programme in:

  • PGD Accounting
  • M.Sc Accounting
  • M.Phil Accounting
  • Ph.D Accounting

Banking and Finance programmes in:

  • PGD in Banking and Finance
  • M.Sc in Banking & Finance
  • M.Phil and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance

Department of Business Administration and Marketing Business Administration programmes in:

  • PGD and M.Sc. Management
  • M.Phil Management
  • Ph.D. Business Management

Areas of specialization:

  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Research
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management

Marketing Programmes in:

  • PGD, M.Sc. Marketing M.Phil Marketing Ph.D. in Marketing

Areas of specialization:

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Oil and Gas Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Political Marketing
  • Analytical Marketing
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • Marketing Communications

Department of Public Administration

  • PGD, MSc, M.Phil. and,Ph.D. in Public Administration.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

  • PGD programme in Environmental Biology M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D Programmes in Zoology

Areas of Specialization:

  • Entomology
  • Hydrobiology and Fisheries
  • Parasitology
  • Pest and Disease Management

Department of Biochemistry

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry

  • PGD programme in Chemistry
  • M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry

Areas of specialization:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry

Department of Computer Science

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science

Department of Geology

  • M.Sc. and M.Phil programme in Geology

Areas of specialization:

  • Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Mineral Exploration

Department of Mathematics

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics
  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Industrial Mathematics

Department of Microbiology

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Microbiology

Areas of specialization:

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology.

Department of Physics

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Geophysics
  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Solid State Physics
  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Radiation & Health Physics
  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Theoretical Physics

FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Business Administration

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Business Management

Areas of specialization:

  • Operational Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Corporate Finance
  • Project Management

Department of Economics

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Economics

Areas of specialization:

  • International Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy and Petroleum Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Monetary and Banking Economics

Department of Geography and Regional Planning

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Geography and Regional Planning

Areas of specialization:

  • Biogeography
  • Climatology
  • Environmental Resources Management
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Geomorphology
  • Industrial Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Regional Development and Planning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Rural Geography
  • Soil Geography
  • Tourism and Recreational Planning
  • Transportation Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Department of Mass Communication

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Mass Communication

Areas of specialization:

  • Print Journalism
  • Radio/ Television and Film
  • Public Relations and Advertising

Department of Political Science

M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Political Science

Areas of specialization:

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Developmental/ Environmental Studies
  • Political Theory
  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Public Administration

Department of Sociology

  • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Sociology

Areas of specialization:

  • Sociology of Development
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Sociology of Quality of Life

Faculty of Pharmacy

M.Sc. M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Pharmacy

WEEKEND PROGRAMMES

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

  • Professional Master's programme in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Engineering (MPRPCE).
  • Professional Master programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRSE)

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Department of Business Administration

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) Professional Master programme in Business Administration (MBA)

Areas of specialization:

  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship

2. Professional Master programme in Public Administration (MPA)

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Economics

  • Postgraduate Diploma programme in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE) Professional Master programme in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)
  • Department of Mass Communication

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM) Professional Master programme in Communication Management (MCM) Areas of specialization:

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising Management
  • Developmental Communication

Department of Political Science

  • Professional Master programme in Peace, Security and Development Studies

Department of Sociology

  • Master in Crime Control (MCC) programme

Delsu Postgraduate Admission Requirements 

General Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates for graduate studies must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a Senate-approved institution. In addition, they must have acquired at least five (5) credit passes in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), or NABTEB in no more than two (2) sittings. All programmes require a Credit Pass for O' Level WAEC grades in English Language and Mathematics, with the exception of the Faculties of Arts and Law, which require a pass in Mathematics. ACE and TC II are ineligible. (Not the same as WASC, NECO, GCE, or NABTEB.) Please keep in mind that there will be no waivers available for anyone requesting admission to any of the programmes.
  2. A candidate applying for a Ph.D. in any programme must have a weighted average score of at least 60% overall. or a 3.50 CGPA 
  3. Candidates applying for an academic Master's Degree: (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A., LL.M., and M.Eng.) must have a bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least "Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognised by Senate 
  4. Candidates applying for a professional Master's degree must have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka, or any other accredited university, with at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognised by the Senate, or a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit from a Senate-recognized polytechnic.
  5. Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma programmes must have a bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka, or another authorised university, with at least a "Third Class Honours" degree or an HND (Lower Credit) approved by Senate.

Master of Philosophy Program

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) is a postgraduate research master's degree programme that consists solely of taught courses and an independent thesis under the supervision of an academic supervisor. The M.Phil Degree can be utilised to get admission to a Ph.D programme. The M.Phil degree stands alone; there is no conversion from M.Phil to Ph.D. The M.Phil degree, on the other hand, can be utilised to secure admission to a Ph.D programme.

Duration

The duration of the M.Phil programme is twelve (12) months for a regular or full-time M.Phil Degree and twenty-four (24) months for a part-time M.Phil degree.

M.Phil Admission Requirements

Master's degree (M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, etc.) with less than 60% average (i.e. 50%-59%) or CGPA of 3.00-3.49 is required for M.Phil admission.

Courses Offered

Three courses from relevant fields must be taken, including 

  • Thesis 
  • Research Methods and two courses in the field of study.

DELSU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION APPLICATION METHOD

Candidates are required to visit www.delsu.edu.ng and fill out the Delta State University, Abraka 2023/2024 PG Admission Form online, as well as generate an application virtual pin worth 31,000.00 (thirty-one thousand naira). Payment should be made at any of the recognised banks listed below:

  • UBA
  • Zenith Bank Fidelity Bank Unity Bank

DEADLINE: The closing date for the sale of forms is Saturday 31st December 2023.

Note: Applicants are to upload scanned copies of the following documents in pdf format:

  1. Transcript of all previous qualifications obtained
  2. WASC; NECO; GCE or NABTEB Certificate (not TC II)
  3. NYSC Certificate or Exemption or Exclusion Certificate obtained from NYSC Office only
  4. A 3–5 page research proposal indicating the area of research interest (for Ph.D. candidates)
  5. Before completing the Application Form, candidates should read the guidelines on the front page of the website www.delsu.edu.ng.

Furthermore, candidates must download transcript forms and send them to their former institutions.

The list of those offered provisional admission into any programme will be published online at www.delsu.edu.ng and on the Postgraduate School notice board at Abraka Campus. The screening of conditionally admitted candidates, as well as the payment of fees, will begin immediately.

SIGNED:
Mrs. R.U. Ufiofio, Registrar

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