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Imo State University 2013/2014 Postgraduate Admissions, Apply Here

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission into the under listed Postgraduate Diploma and higher degree (full-time, part-time and weekend) programmes of Imo State University in the 2013/2014 academic session.

A. AVAILABLE COURSES
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
(a)
Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension a
nd Rural Development
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural
Economics, Agricultural Cooperatives,
Agricultural Extension, and Farm Management and Rur
al Sociology.
(ii) M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics wit
h specialization in Agricultural Cooperatives,
Farm Management; Production Economics; Agricultural
Finance; Agricultural Marketing,
Resource and Environmental Economics.
(iii) M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension wi
th specialization in Rural Sociology; Rural
Development.
(b) Department of Animal Science and Fisheries
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Scien
ce, and Fisheries.
(ii) M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal Science with option
s 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) M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Crop Science with options
in Plant Protection; Horticulture, Breeding
and Genetics; Crop Nutrition and Physiology. .
(d) Department of Hospitality and Tourism Manageme
nt
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc.
(e) Department of Soil Science and Environment
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Soil Science
and Environment.
(ii) M. Sc. in Soil Chemistry and Fertility; Soil P
hysics and Conservation; Soil Microbiology and
Biochemistry; Soil Survey and Land Use Planning; an
d Soil Science and Environment Pollution.

2. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(a) Department of Accountancy
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc. and MBA.
(b) Department of Banking and Finance
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc. (iii) M.Sc./Ph
D for those with MBA with a GPA of 3.50 and
above or 60% (iv) Ph.D
(c) Department of Business Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc., MBA
(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 (ii) M.Sc., MBA and (iii)
M.Sc./Ph.D, (iv) Ph.D

3. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
(b)
Department of Education Arts:
(i)
M.A. (Ed) in Education Arts (History or Religion or
F.A.A.)
(ii)
M.Ed and Ph.D in Curriculum Studies
(c)
Department of Foundations and Counselling:
(i)
M.Ed in
Guidance and Counselling
(i)
Ph.D in
Guidance and Counselling
(ii)
M.Ed in Sociology of Education
(iii)
M.Ed in Philosophy of Education
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(d)
Department of Language Education:
(iv)
M.A. (Ed) in Language Education (English Language o
r Igbo or French)
(e)
Department of Library science
Masters Degree Programmes: MLS in Library Science
, and Library and Information Science
(f)
Department of Life Science Education:
(i)
M.Sc. (Ed) in Science Education (Biology or Health
Science or Agricultural Science)
(ii)
M.Ed in Educational Psychology
(iii)
Ph.D in Educational Psychology
(g)
Department of Physical Science Education:
(i)
M.Sc (Ed) in Science Education (Physical or Chemist
ry or Mathematics or Geography)
(ii)
M.Ed
in Measurement and Evaluation
(iii)
M.Ed and Ph.D in
Educational Technology
(h)
Department of Social Science Education:
(i)
M.Sc (Ed) Social Science Education
(ii)
M.Ed in Management and Planning
(iii)
Ph.D in Management and Planning

4. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
a) Department of Food Science and Technology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Food Science
and Technology.
(ii) M. Sc. in Food Science and Technology.

5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

(a)
Department of Architecture:
(i)
PGD in Architecture
(ii)
MSc in Architecture
(iii)
MPhil in Architecture
(iv)
PhD in Architecture
(b)
Department of Estate Management
(i)
PGD in Estate Management
(ii)
MSc in Estate Management
(iii)
PhD in Estate Management
(c) 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)
PhD Fine Arts (Art History)
(v)
PhD (DocFa) Fine and Applied Arts (Studio)
(e) Department of Quantity Surveying
(i) PGD in Quantity Surveying
(ii) MSc. in Quantity Surveying with options in
-
Quantity Surveying
-
Construction Project Finance
-
Construction Economics
(iv)
PhD in Quantity Surveying with options in
-
Quantity Surveying
-
Construction Project Finance
-
Construction Economics
(f)
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
(i) PGD Urban and Regional Planning
(ii) MSc in Urban and Regional Planning
(v)
PhD in Urban and Regional Planning

6. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

(a) Postgraduate Diploma
in Public Health
(b) Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Nutrition an
d Dietetics.
(ii) M. Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics.
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(c) Masters Degree Programmes
in
Public Health
(d) Department of Medical Laboratory:
(i) PGD in Medical Laboratory Science (ii) M.Sc. i
n
Medical Laboratory Science (iii) Ph.D in Medical Laboratory Science

7. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

(a) Centre for Gender studies
M.A. Women and Gender Studies
(b) Department of English and Literary Studies
(i) M.A. English Language
(ii) M.A. Literature
(iii) Ph.D Literature
(iv) Ph.D English Language
(c) Department of History and International Relatio
n
(i) PGD in History and International Studies
(ii) PGD in International Development Studies
(iii) PGD in Studies in Conflict Resolution and Pe
ace Management
(iv) M.A. History/International Studies
(v) M.A. Africa History
(vi) M.A. International Development Studies
(vii) Ph.D History/International Studies
(viii) Ph.D Igbo History
(d ) Department of French
(b)
M.A. French
With options in: (i) Language (ii) Literature and (
iii) Translation
(c)
PhD French
With options in: (i) Language (ii) Literature and (
iii) Translation
One year of course work and two years of dissertati
on.
(e) Department of Igbo
(i) M.A. Igbo
(ii) MA Linguistics
(i)
MA Igbo Literature
(i)
Department of Philosophy
(i)
MA Philosophy
(ii) Ph.D Philosophy
(j)
Department of Religious Studies
(ii)
Postgraduate Diploma in Religious Studies
(iii)
M.A. Religious Studies
(iv)
Ph.D Religious Studies, with areas of specialisatio
n in:
(i) African Traditional Religion
(ii) Old Testament Studies
(iii) New Testament Studies
d)
Church History
e)
Religion and Society
f)
Religious Ethics
(k)
Department of Theatre Arts
(a)
M.A. in Theatre Arts
With options in: (i) Directing (ii) Acting (iii) Pl
aywriting/Dramatology (iv) Dramatic Theory and
Criticism, and (v) African Drama and Theatre.

(b) PhD in Theatre Arts
With options in: (i) Theatre Studies and Performanc
e Theory (ii) Theatre History and
Historiography (iii) Dramatic Literature (iv) Drama
tic Theory and Criticism (v) African Drama
and Theatre (vi) Theatre in Education (vii) Media/F
ilm Studies and (viii) Arts
Administration/Management

8. FACULTY OF LAW
(a) Masters Degree Programmes (LLM) with options i
n:
Department of Commercial Law:
(i)
Law of Commercial Transaction and Consumer Protecti
on
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(ii)
Comparative Company Law
Department of International Law and Jurisprudence:
(i) Law of Diplomatic and Consular Relations
(ii) International Economic Law
1.
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Department of Private and Property Law:
(i)
Law of Secured Credit Transactions (Credit Securiti
es)
(ii)
Comparative Landlord and Tenant Law
Department of Public Law:
(i)
Comparative Constitutional Law
(ii)
Comparative Criminal Law
(iii)
International Humanitarian Law
(b) Ph.D programme in Law
The Ph.D programme is available in specialised area
s of Law. The Ph.D programme is domiciled
in different departments namely: Department of Inte
rnational Law and Jurisprudence, Department
of Private and Property Law, Department of Public L
aw and Department of Commercial Law.
9. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
(a)
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in:
(a)
Department of Animal and Environmental Biology:
(i)
Hydrobiology and Fisheries (ii) Public Health Paras
itology and Entomology (iii)
Environmental Biology and (iv) Physiology
(b)
Department of Biochemistry:
Biochemistry
(c)
Department of Chemistry:
Chemistry
(d)
Department of Computer Science:
Computer Science
(e)
Department of Microbiology:
Microbiology
(f)
Department of Physics:
Physics
(g)
Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology:
(i)
Plant Pathology and Mycology (ii) Plant Physiology
(iii) Plant Taxonomy and
Biosystematics
(h)
Department of Statistics:
Statistics
b)
Masters Degree Programmes:
(a)
Department of Animal and Environmental Biology:
Animal and Environmental Biology
with specialisation in: (i) Medical Parasitology an
d Entomology (ii) Fisheries and
Hydrobiology (iii) Environmental Biology (iv) Phys
iology and (v) Public Health
Parasitology
(b)
Department of Chemistry:
Chemistry with specialisation in:
(i) Organic Chemistry (ii)
Physical Chemistry, (iii) Inorganic Chemistry, (iv)
Analytical Chemistry and (v)
Environmental Chemistry.
(c)
Department of Computer Science:
Computer Science
(d)
Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology:
Plant Science and Biotechnology with
specialisation in: (i) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystem
atics (ii) Plant Pathology and Mycology
and (iii) Plant Physiology.
(e)
Department of Statistics:
Specialisation in Statistics
(f)
Department of Microbiology
: with specialisation in: (i) Medical Microbiology
(ii)
Environmental Microbiology and (iii) Industrial Mic
robiology
(g)
Department of Physics : With specialisation in: (i) Atmospheric Physics a
nd (ii) Solid State
Physics.
(h)
Ph.D Programmes
(a)
Department of Animal & Environmental Biology:
(i) Medical Parasitology and
Entomology (ii) Fisheries and Hydrobiology (iii) E
nvironmental Biology (iv) Physiology
and (v) Public Health Parasitology
(b)
Department of Chemistry:
Chemistry with specialisation in:
(i) Organic Chemistry (ii)
Physical Chemistry, (iii) Inorganic Chemistry, (iv)
Analytical Chemistry and (v)
Environmental Chemistry.
(c)
Department of Computer Science:
Computer Science
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(d)
Department of Physics:
(i) Atmospheric Physic (ii) Solid State Physics.
(e)
Department of Statistics:
Statistics.
(f)
Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology:
(i) Plant taxonomy and Biosystematics
(ii) Plant Pathology and Mycology (iii) Plant Physiology

10. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

(a) Department of Economics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma, (ii) MSc (iii) PhD with s
pecialisation in:
(i)
Public Sector Economics & Finance
(ii)
Industrial Economics
(iii)
Development Economics

(b) Department of Geography and Environmental Manag
ement:
(i) M.Sc. in Geography & Environmental Management
(ii) M.Sc n Environmental Management
(iii) Ph.D in Geography & Environmental Management
(iv)Ph.D in Environmental Management
(c) Department of Mass Communication
Postgraduate Diploma and MSc
Ph.D with options in: (i) Print Sequence (ii) Electroni
c (Broadcast) Sequence (iii) Theory and
Research Sequence
(d) Department of Psychology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
(ii)M.Sc.
with options in:
-
Clinical Psychology
-
Industrial Psychology
-
Counselling Psychology
(iii) Ph.D
with options in:
-
Clinical Psychology
-
Industrial Psychology
-
Counselling Psychology
(b) Department of Sociology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology
(ii) Masters Degree
with options in:
- Sociology of Development
- Rural Sociology
- Industrial Sociology
- Personnel and Human Resources Management
(iii) PhD Programmes
with options in:
- Sociology of Development
- Rural Sociology
B. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. General:

All prospective applicants must possess ab initio a
t least 5 O’level Credit passes at not more than
2 sittings from WASC, GCE, NECO or TC II. For all S
ocial Science courses, a credit in
Mathematics is required. Apart from the basic UME o
f five credits, two of the credits must be in
English and Mathematics in all disciplines in the F
aculty of Education. Any candidate who does
not satisfy the O’level requirements for the course
s of choice shall not be considered for
admission. In addition, there are specific Departme
ntal/Faculty requirements, which applicants
have to meet. Details of these are available on thi
s portal.

2. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:

Applicants must hold a good honours degree or at le
ast 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 o
ther certificates plus not less than ten years
post qualification experience in a related field. F
or PGD in Medical Laboratory Science,
applicants must possess AIMLS/AIMLT or FIMLT or equ
ivalent qualifications registerable with
the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (
MLSCN).

3. Masters Degree Programmes:

a) A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with second class ho
nours in relevant discipline, or
Postgraduate Diploma at Credit or Higher level in t
he relevant discipline, or equivalent
qualification.
b) For Masters Degree in Education (Measurement and Ev
aluation) the candidates must have
adequate mathematics background.
c) Applicants for M.Sc. Architecture may be required t
o present a portfolio of their work and/or
appear for interview.
d) MPA applicants must have a minimum of five years po
stgraduate working experience.

4. Ph.D Degree Programmes:

Masters degree in the relevant discipline or equiva
lent qualifications with at least 60% average.
Shortlisted applicants to the PhD programme will ta
ke a screen test mid-October 2013. Applicants
will find information on this on the SPGS website (
www.spgs.imsu.edu.ng).

5. NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate:

Photocopies of NYSC discharge or exemption certific
ate must be attached to the completed
application forms, to merit consideration.

6. Official Transcript:

Candidates are advised to apply to their former institutions to forward authenticated copies of
their transcripts under sealed cover directly to Se
cretary, School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS).
Candidates should note that their application may n
ot be processed without all the supporting
documents, including transcript, certificates, pass
port photographs, and referee reports.

7. Minimum Duration of Programmes:

The normal duration for PGD programmes is two semes
ters for full-time and four semesters for
part-time students. For Masters Students, it is thr
ee semesters for full-time and six semesters for
part-time. For Ph.D Programmes, the minimum duratio
n is six semesters for full time and eight
semesters for part-time. In addition to the admissi
on requirements, every candidate in regular
employment must submit with his/her application a f
ormal letter of release for Postgraduate
studies issued by his/her employer.

8. METHODS OF APPLICATION

Candidates are required to collect scratch cards fr
om IMSU Microfinance Bank for a sum of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000.00) and log on to our website at www.imsuonline.edu.ng to complete the application form, print and submit a copy at the School of Postgraduate Studies.

9. Closing date:

This application shall close after three months (Ju
ly – September 2013) from the date of this
publication. All application forms must be complete
d and returned to the Secretary, School of
Postgraduate Studies (SPGS). The School of Postgrad
uate 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 Secr
etary, School of Postgraduate Studies before the
deadline for the submission of forms.

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

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