IMSU Postgraduate Admission 2017/2018 Announced

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission into the under listed Postgraduate Diploma and higher degree (full-time and part-time) programmes of Imo State University in the 2017/2018 academic session.
A. AVAILABLE COURSES
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
(a) Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in:
 Agricultural Economics,
 Agricultural Cooperatives,
 Agricultural Extension, and
 Farm Management and Rural Sociology.
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD and PhD in Agricultural Economics with specialization in:
 Agricultural Cooperatives,
 Farm Management;
 Production Economics;
 Agricultural Finance;
 Agricultural Marketing,
 Agricultural Business,
 Resource and Environmental Economics.
(iii) MSc. MPhil/PhD, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension with specialization in:
 Rural Sociology;
 Rural Development,
 Agricultural Extension Systems;
 Extension Communication;
 Extension Administration.
(b) Department of Animal Science and Fisheries
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in:
 Animal Science, and
 Fisheries.
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, and PhD in Animal Science with specialization in:
 Animal Production;
 Animal Nutrition,
 Animal Physiology; and
 Animal Breeding and Genetics.
(c) Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Crop Science.
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, and Ph D in Crop Science with specialization in:
 Plant Protection;
 Horticulture,
 Breeding and Genetics;
 Crop Nutrition and Physiology.
(d) Department of Soil Science and Environment
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Soil Science and Environment.
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, and PhD in Soil Science and Environmental with specialization in:
 Soil Chemistry and Fertility;
 Soil Physics and Conservation;
 Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry;
 Soil Survey and Land Use Planning; and
 Environmental Pollution.

2. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(a) Department of Accountancy
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
(ii) MBA in accountancy
(iii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, PhD Accountancy
(b) Department of Banking and Finance
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
(ii) MBA Banking and Finance
(iii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, and PhD with specialisation in:
 Banking
 Finance
(c) Department of Business Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management
(ii) M.Sc. and MBA in Business Management
(iii) MPhil/PhD in Business Management
(iv) PhD in Business Management
(d) Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science
(i) PGD in Insurance and Actuarial Science
(ii) MSc in Insurance and Actuarial Science
(e) Department of Marketing
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
(ii) MSc and MBA in Marketing
(iii) MPhil/PhD in Marketing,
(iv) PhD in Marketing
(f) Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Risk Management
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, and PhD in Hospitality and Risk Management

3. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
(i) Post doctoral Diploma in Education (PDDE)
(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
(iii) Professional Diploma in Education (PDE)
(iv) Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
(a) Department of Education Arts
(i) MA (Ed) in Education Arts with options in:
 History
 Religion
 Fine and Applied Arts
(ii) MEd and PhD in Curriculum Studies
(b) Department of Foundations and Counselling
(i) M.Ed and Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling
(ii) M.Ed and Ph.D in Sociology of Education
(iii) M.Ed and PhD in Philosophy of Education
(c) Department of Language Education
(i) MEd and PhD Language Education with option in:
 English language
 Igbo
 French
(d) Department of Library and Information Science
(i) MLS and PhD in Library and Information Science
(ii) MEd and PhD in Educational Technology

(e) Department of Life Science Education
(i) MSc (Ed) in Science Education with options in:
 Biology
 Health Science
 Agricultural Science
(ii) MEd and PhD in Educational Psychology
(f) Department of Physical Science Education
(i) MSc (Ed) in Science Education with options in:
 Physics
 Chemistry
 Mathematics
(ii) MEd and PhD in Measurement and Evaluation
(iii) PhD in Research and Evaluation
(g) Department of Social Science Education
(i) MSc (Ed) in Science Education with options in
 Economics
 Accountancy
 Social Studies
 Government
(ii) MEd and PhD in Educational Management and Planning

4. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
a) Department of Civil Engineering
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering
(ii) M.Engr in Civil Engineering
(iii) MPhil/PhD, and PhD in Civil Engineering
b) Department of Mechanical Engineering
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
(ii) M.Engr. in Mechanical Engineering
(c) Department of Agricultural Engineering
(i) PGD Agricultural Engineering
(ii) MSc Agricultural Engineering
(d) Department of Food Science and Technology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Food Science and Technology.
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD, and PhD in Food Science and Technology.

5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
(a) Department of Architecture
(i) MSc in Architecture
(ii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Architecture
(b) Department of Building
(i) PGD in Construction Technology/Management
(ii) M.Sc. in Construction technology/Management
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Construction Technology/Management
(c) Department of Estate Management
(i) PGD in Estate Management
(ii) MSc in Estate Management
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Estate Management
(d) Department of Fine and Applied arts
(i) PGD in Fine and applied arts
(ii) M.A. Fine Arts (Art History)
(iii) MFA Fine Arts (Studio)

(iv) MPhil/PhD and PhD Fine Arts (Art History)
(v) PhD (DocFa) Fine and Applied Arts (Studio)
(e) Department of Quantity Surveying
(i) Post Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying
(ii) MSc. in Quantity Surveying with specialization in:
 Quantity Surveying
 Construction Project Finance
 Construction Economics
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Quantity Surveying with specialization in:
 Quantity Surveying
 Construction Project Finance
 Construction Economics
(f) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
(i) MURP in Urban and Regional Planning
(ii) MSc in Urban and Regional Planning
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
(g) Department of Building
(i) PGD Construction Technology/ Management
(ii) MSc Construction Technology/Management
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD Construction Technology/Management

6. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
(a) Department of Public Health
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
(ii) MSc in Public Health
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Public Health
(b) Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Nutrition and Dietetics.
(ii) M. Sc. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
(c) Department of Medical Laboratory:
(i) PGD in Medical Laboratory Science
(ii) MSc in Medical Laboratory Science with specialization in:
 Chemical Pathology,
 Medical Microbiology,
 Haematology
 Histopathology .
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Medical Laboratory Science with specialization in:
 Chemical Pathology,
 Medical Microbiology,
 Haematology
 Histopathology.
(d) Department of Optometry
(i) MSc Public Heath Optometry
(ii) MSc Ocular Health Optometry
(iii) MSc Vision Science
(e) Department of Nursing Science
(i) MSc Nursing Science with specialization in
 Medical-Surgical Nursing Science
 Maternal and Child Health Nursing
 Public Health Nursing

7. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
(a) Centre for Gender studies
(i) M.A. Women and Gender Studies
(b) Centre for Igbo Studies
(i) M.A. Igbo Studies with options in
 Igbo Arts
 Igbo History and Archaeology
 Igbo Philosophy
 Igbo Religion
(c) Department of English and Literary Studies
(i) M.A. and PhD in English Language
(ii) M.A. and PhD in Literature
(d) Department of History and International Studies
(i) Post Graduate Diploma in
 History
 History and International Studies
 International Development Studies
 Conflict and Peace Management
 Military and Strategic History
 Institutional Studies and Development
(ii) MA History and International Studies with specialization in
 History
 International Studies
 International Development Studies
 Conflict and Peace Management
 Institutional Studies and Development
 Military and Strategic History
(iii) MPhil/PhD History and International Studies with specialization in
 Igbo History
 Nigerian History
 African History
 Urban History
 Diplomatic History
 Military and Strategic History
(iv) PhD History and International Studies with specialization in
 Igbo History
 Nigerian History
 African History
 Urban History
 Diplomatic History
 Military and Strategic History
(e) Department of French
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in French
(ii) M.A. French with specialization in:
 Language
 Literature
 Translation
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD French with specialization in:
 Language
 Literature
 Translation
(f) Department of Linguistics and Igbo
(i) Post graduate Diploma (PGD) Linguistics and Igbo with specialization in:
 Linguistics

 Literature and translation studies
 Igbo Language and cultural studies
 Igbo Language in the Diaspora
(ii) M.A. Linguistics and Igbo with specialization in:
 Linguistics
 Literature and translation studies
 Igbo Language and cultural studies
 Igbo Language in the Diaspora
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD Linguistics and Igbo with specialization in:
 Linguistics
 Literature and translation studies
 Igbo Language and cultural studies
 Igbo Language in the Diaspora
(g) Department of Philosophy
(i) MA Philosophy
(ii) MPhil/PhD and PhD Philosophy
(h) Department of Religious Studies
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Religious Studies
(ii) M.A. Religious Studies
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD Religious Studies, with areas of specialisation in:
 African Traditional Religion
 Biblical Studies (with options in Old Testament or New Testament)
 Sociology of Religion
 Religious Ethics
 Comparative Religion
(i) Department of Theatre Arts
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre Arts
(ii) M.A. in Theatre Arts with specialization in:
 Directing
 Acting
 Playwriting/Dramatology
 Dramatic Theory and Criticism
 African Drama and Theatre
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Theatre Arts with specialization in:
 Theatre Studies and Performance Theory
 African Dance/Choreography
 Theatre History and Historiography
 Dramatic Literature
 Dramatic Theory and Criticism
 African Drama and Theatre
 Theatre in Education
 Media/Film Studies
 Arts Administration/Management

8. FACULTY OF LAW
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Law
(ii) Masters Degree Programmes (LLM)
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD programme in Law with specialization in:
 International Law and Jurisprudence
 Private and Property Law
 Public Law
 Commercial Law

9. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
(a) Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma PGD) in:
 Hydrobiology and Fisheries
 Public Health Parasitology and Entomology
 Environmental Biology
 Physiology
(ii) MSc with specialization in
 Public Health Parasitology and Entomology
 Fisheries and Hydrobiology
 Environmental Biology
 Physiology
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialization in:
 Medical Entomology
 Fisheries and Hydrobiology
 Environmental Biology
 Physiology
 Public Health Parasitology
(b) Department of Biochemistry
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Biochemistry
(ii) MSc with specialization in:
 Nutrition Biochemistry and Toxicology
 Medical Biochemistry/Immunochemistry
(c) Department of Chemistry
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Chemistry
(ii) MSc with specialization in:
 Organic Chemistry
 Physical Chemistry,
 Inorganic Chemistry
 Analytical Chemistry
 Environmental Chemistry
 Polymer Chemistry
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Chemistry with specialisation in:
 Physical Chemistry
(d) Department of Computer Science
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Computer Science
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD and PhD Computer Science
(e) Department of Microbiology
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Microbiology
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialisation in:
 Medical Microbiology.
 Environmental Microbiology
 Industrial Microbiology
(f) Department of Physics
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Physics
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialisation in:
 Atmospheric Physics
 Solid State Physics
 Applied Geophysics.
(g) Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology
(i) Postgraduate diploma in
 Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics
 Mycology and Phytopathology
 Cytogenetics

 Plant Breeding
 Plant Physiology.
(ii) MSc with specialisation in:
 Plant Biosystematics/Taxonomy
 Mycology/Plant Pathology
 Plant Physiology
 Cytogenetics
 Plant Breeding.
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialization in:
 Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
 Pathology and Mycology
 Plant Physiology
(h) Department of Statistics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
(ii) MSc, MPhil/PhD and PhD in Statistics
(i) Department of Mathematics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics
(ii) Msc Mathematics
(iii) Mphil/PhD and PhD in Mathematics

10. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
(a) Department of Economics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Economics with specialization in:
 Public Sector Economics & Finance
 Industrial Economics
 Development Economics
(ii) MSc Economics with specialisation in:
 Public Sector Economics & Finance
 Industrial Economics
 Development Economics
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD Economics with specialization in:
 Public Sector Economics & Finance
 Industrial Economics
 Development Economics
(b) Department of Geography and Environmental Management
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management
(ii) MSc with specialization in:
 Geography & Environmental Management
 Environmental Management
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialisation in
 Geography & Environmental Management
 Environmental Management
(c) Department of Mass Communication
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in:
 Mass Communication
 Public Relation
(ii) MSc with specialization in:
 Print Sequence
 Electronic (Broadcast) Sequence
 Theory and Research Sequence
 Public Relation and Advertising
 Behaviour Change Communication/Development Communication
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialization in:

 Print Sequence,
 Electronic (Broadcast) Sequence
 Theory and Research Sequence
 Public Relation and Advertising
 Behaviour Change Communication/Development Communication
(d) Department of Political Science
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in:
 International Relations (PGDIR)
 Developmental Studies (PGD, DS)
 Intelligence and Strategic Studies
 Public Administration (PGDPA)
(ii) MSc Political Science with specialization in
 International Relations and Diplomacy
 Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
 Intelligence and Security Studies
 Developmental Studies
(iii) MSc in Public Administration with options in:
 Local Government Administration
 Human Resources Management
 Public Sector Management
(iv) Master of Public Administration (MPA)
(v) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Political Science with specialization in:
 International Relations and Diplomacy
 International Political Economy
 Developmental Studies
(vi) MPhil/PhD and PhD in Public Administration with options in:
 Local Government Administration
 Human Resources Management
 Public Sector Management.
(e) Department of Psychology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
(ii) MSc Psychology with specialization options in
 Clinical Psychology
 Industrial Psychology
 Counselling Psychology
 Developmental Psychology
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD with specialization in:
 Clinical Psychology
 Industrial Psychology
 Counselling Psychology
(f) Department of Sociology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in
 Sociology
 Criminology and Security Studies
(ii) MSc Degree Sociology with options in:
 Sociology of Development
 Rural Sociology
 Industrial Sociology
 Personnel and Human Resources Management
(iii) MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes with options in:
 Sociology of Development
 Rural Sociology
 Industrial Sociology
 Human Resources and Personnel Management

B. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General
All prospeĐtiǀe appliĐaŶts ŵust possess aď iŶitio at least 5 O’leǀel Credit passes at Ŷot ŵore thaŶ 2 sittings from WASC, GCE, NABTEB, NECO or TC II. For all Social Science courses, a credit in Mathematics is required. Apart from the basic UME of five credits, two of the credits must be in English and MatheŵatiĐs iŶ all disĐipliŶes iŶ the FaĐulty of EduĐatioŶ. AŶy ĐaŶdidate ǁho does Ŷot satisfy the O’leǀel requirements for the courses of choice shall not be considered for admission. In addition, there are specific Departmental/Faculty requirements, which applicants have to meet. Details of these are available on this portal.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
Applicants must hold a good honours degree or at least HND, from an institution recognised by the Senate of Imo State University, Owerri. However, applicants for PGD in Construction Management may be considered if they have certain other certificates plus not less than ten years post qualification experience in a related field. For PGD in Medical Laboratory Science, applicants must possess AIMLS/AIMLT or FIMLT or equivalent qualifications registerable with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).

Masters Degree Programmes
(a) A ŵiŶiŵuŵ of BaĐhelor’s Degree with second class honours in relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale, minimum CGPA of 2.4 on 4-point scale, minimum of 60% on 100% scale or Postgraduate Diploma at Credit or Higher level in the relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification.
(b) For Masters Degree in Education (Measurement and Evaluation) the candidates must have adequate mathematics background.
(c) Applicants for M.Sc. Architecture may be required to present a portfolio of their work and/or appear for interview.
(d) MPA applicants must have a minimum of five years postgraduate working experience.
(e) Applicants to the Masters programme will take a screening test on date to be fixed.

PhD Degree Programmes
Masters degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications with at least 3.5 CGPA on 5-point scale, 3.00 on a 4-point scale or 70% on 100%. Applicants for the PhD programme will take a screening test on a date to be fixed. Applicants will find information on this on the SPGS website (www.imsu.edu.ng).

MPhil/PhD Degree Programmes
Masters degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications with CGPA of 3.0 – 3.49 on 5-point scale, 2.4 – 2.93 on a 4-point scale or 60% – 69% on 100%.

NOTE: Applicants for the Masters Degree, MPhil/PhD and PhD programmes will take a screening test on a date to be fixed. Applicants will find information on this on the SPGS website (www.imsu.edu.ng).

NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate
Photocopies of NYSC discharge or exemption certificate must be attached to the completed application forms, to merit consideration.

Official Transcript
Candidates are advised to apply to their former institutions to forward authenticated copies of their transcripts under sealed cover directly to Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS). Candidates should note that their application may not be processed without all the supporting documents, including transcript, certificates, passport photographs, and referee reports.

Minimum Duration of Programmes
The normal duration for PGD programme is two semesters for full-time and four semesters for part-time students. For Masters Students, it is three semesters for full-time and six semesters for part-time. For PhD Programmes, the minimum duration is six semesters for full time and eight semesters for part-time. In addition to the admission requirements, every candidate in regular employment must submit with his/her application a formal letter of release for Postgraduate studies issued by his/her employer.

Method of Application
Candidates are required to collect scratch cards from the following Banks: ZENITH BANK, DIAMOND BANK, FIRST BANK, ECO BANK, IMO MICRO FINANCE, UBA and FCMB for a sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000.00) and log on to our website at www.imsu.edu.ng to complete the application form, print and submit a copy at the School of Postgraduate Studies.

Closing date
Closing date for application for the 2017/2018 session is Friday, August 18, 2017 All application forms must be completed and returned to The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) on or before Thursday, August 31, 2017.

The School of Postgraduate Studies expects the recommendations by referees in sealed separate envelopes; referees report could either come with the main application forms or be mailed directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies before the deadline for the submission of forms.

 Please note that incomplete information or late submission of forms may delay/prevent action on such application.

A.N. Igbojekwe (Mr.)
Secretary, SPGS

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