University of Abuja postgraduate programmes

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) postgraduate programmes for the 2016/2017 academic session.
UNIABUJA postgraduate programmes lead to the award of :
  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Business Administration (PGDBA), Public Administration (PGDPA), Political Science, Banking and Finance (PGDBF), Diplomatic Studies, Statistics, Engineering, Food Hygiene, Veterinary Epidemiology, Crop Production, Agronomy, Agro Forestry, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Agric Business Management, Soil, Animal Science, Environmental Planning and Protection (PGDEPP), Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies.
  2. Master of Arts (M.A), Master of Education (M.Ed), Master of Science (M.Sc), Master of Law (LL.M), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Master of Environmental Planning and Protection (MEPP), Master of Public Health, Master of Engineering, Master of Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology and
  3. Doctorate (Ph.D) in various areas of specialization in the listed Faculties and Departments.
UNIABUJA Postgraduate – Available Programmes.
Department of Crop Science
  1. PGD in Crop Protection,
  2. PGD in Agronomy,
  3. PGD in Agro Forestry,
  4. M.Sc. Crop Protection,
  5. M.Sc. Agronomy,
  6. M.Sc. Agro Forestry,
  7. Ph.D. Crop Protection,
  8. Ph.D. Agronomy,
  9. Ph.D. Agro Forestry
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
  1. PGD Agricultural Economics and Farm Management,
  2. PGD Agric Business Management,
  3. M.Sc. Agricultural Economics,
  4. M.Sc. Development Economics,
  5. M. Sc. Environmental Economics,
  6. M. Sc. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology,
  7. Ph.D. Agricultural Economics,
  8. Ph.D. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
Department of Soil Science
  1. PGD – Soil Science,
  2. M.Sc. – Soil Science,
  3. M.Phil/Ph.D – Soil Science,
  4. Ph.D – Soil Science
Department of Animal Science
  1. PGD – Animal Science,
  2. M. Sc. – Animal Science ,
  3. Ph.D – Animal Science

Department of History and Diplomatic Studies
  1. Post-Graduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies (PGDDS),
  2. M.A. in Diplomatic Studies,
  3. M.A. in Nigerian and African History,
  4. M.Phil/Ph.D in Nigerian and African History,
  5. M.Phil/Ph.D in Diplomatic Studies,
  6. Ph.D in Nigerian and African History,
  7. Ph.D in Diplomatic Studies
Department of Theatre Arts
  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Media Arts,
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Arts,
  3. M.A in Media Arts,
  4. M.A in Theatre Arts,
  5. Ph.D in Media Arts,
  6. Ph.D in Theatre Arts
Department of English
  1. English Literature – M.A,
  2. Ph.D, English Language – M.A, Ph.D

Department of Community Medicine
  1. Master of Public Health,
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Medical Biochemistry,
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Medical Biochemistry
Postgraduate Diploma Education (PGDE)
Department of Educational Management,
  1. M. Ed – Educational Administration and Planning,
  2. Ph.D – Educational Administration and Planning
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology Educational Psychlogy
  1. Master of Education (M.Ed) – Educational Psychology,
  2. Ph.D – Educational Psychology
Guidance and Counseling,
  1. Master of Education (M. Ed) – Guidance and Counseling.
  2. M.Phil./Ph.D – Guidance and Counseling,
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) – Guidance and Counseling
Departments of Arts and Social Sciences Education (ASSE)
  1. Curriculum Education – M.Ed. & Ph.D,
  2. Language Education – M.Ed. & Ph.D,
  3. Social Studies Education – M.Ed. & Ph.D
Department of Science and Environmental Education
  1. Master of Education (M. Ed) Science Education,
  2. Master of Education (M. Ed) Mathematics Education,
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Science Education,
  4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Mathematics Education
Department of Civil Engineering
PGD – Civil Engineering, M. Eng. – Civil Engineering, Ph.D – Civil Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
PGD – Chemical Engineering, M. Eng. – Chemical Engineering, Ph.D – Chemical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PGD – Mechanical Engineering, M. Eng. – Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D – Mechanical Engineerin

Master of Law (LL.M), Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Ph.D. Law)

Department of Accounting

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting & Finance (M.Sc. Accounting & Finance), Business Administration Department, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDBA), Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc. Business Administration), Ph.D. Management
Public Administration Department
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science in Public Administration (M.Sc. Pub. Admin.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) – Public Administration

Dept. of Biological sciences
M.Sc. – Biology (Environmental), M.Sc. – Botany (Biodiversity), M.Sc. – Zoology (Parasitology), M.Sc. – Zoology (Fisheries), Ph.D – Biology (Environmental), Ph.D – Botany (Biodiversity), Ph.D – Zoology (Parasitology), Ph.D – Zoology (Fisheries)

Department of Chemistry
Physical Chemistry, M.Sc. – Physical Chemistry, Ph.D – Physical Chemistry; Organic Chemistry, M.Sc.- Organic Chemistry, Ph.D – Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry, M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry, Ph.D Inorganic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry, M.Sc Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D Analytical Chemistry

Department of Computer Science
1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Computer Science with specialization in following areas of Computer Science: Information Security, Software Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Networks and Communications, Database Systems
2. Ph.D in Computer Science

Department of physics
M.Sc./Ph.D – Solid State Physics, M.Sc./Ph.D – Solar Energy Physics, M.Sc./Ph.D – Applied Geophysics

Department of Mathematics

M.Sc. – Pure Mathematics, Ph.D – Pure Mathematics, M.Sc. – Applied Mathematics, Ph.D – Applied Mathematics

Department of Microbiology

M.Sc. – Food Microbiology, M.Sc. – Industrial Microbiology, M.Sc. – Environmental Microbiology, Ph.D – Food Microbiology, Ph.D – Industrial Microbiology, Ph.D – Environmental Microbiology

Department of Statistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS), Master of Science (M. Sc), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


Department of Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDB&F), Masters in Financial Economics (MFE), M.Sc. Economics, Ph.D Economics
Department of Political Sciences & International Relations

Postgraduate Diploma in Political Sciences (PGDPS), Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD), Master of Science (M.Sc. Political Sciences specialization) in International Relations, Political Economy and Development Studies, Policy Analysis, Ph.D in all areas listed in (i) (ii) & (iii), Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Political Science with specialization in: International Relations Political Economy & Development Studies, Policy Analysis

Department of Sociology
M.Sc./Ph.D – Gender, M.Sc./Ph.D – Development, M.Sc./Ph.D – Industrial, M.Sc./Ph.D – Criminology, M.Sc./Ph.D – Demography, M.Sc./Ph.D – Medical, Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Conflicts & Communications (PEDIC)

Department of Geography and Environmental Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning & Protection (PGDEPP), Masters in Environmental Planning and Protection (MEPP), Master of Science (M.Sc.) Geography with specialization in: Environmental Resources Planning, Population and Manpower Planning, Geomorphology, Biogeography, Climatology. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Environmental Resources Planning, Population and Manpower, Geomorphology, Biogeography, Climatology

Department of Veterinary Medicine
PGD IN Food Hygiene, PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D, Veterinary Epidemiology, MVPH, Ph.D Veterinary Public Health, MVPH. Ph.D Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
M.Sc. & Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology, M.Sc. & Ph.D Bacteriology, M.Sc. & Ph.D Immunology, M.Sc. & Ph.D. Virology

Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies (Part-time), M.A. Gender Studies (Part time)
Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies (Part-time)
UNIABUJA Postgraduate Admission – General Entry Requirements.
  1. A candidate for Postgraduate studies in the University of Abuja must have obtained at least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level) or their equivalents, including English and Mathematics.
  2. Candidates applying for the M.A, M.Ed. M.Eng. MVPH and M.Sc. degree programme in any field must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with at least second class lower in the relevant discipline.
  3. A candidate applying for Ph.D in any programme of the University of Abuja must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% (4 points) letter grade ‘B’ average performance in the Master’s degree.
  4. A candidate applying for the Ph.D with a Master’s degree from any other University, who in His/Her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents, similar to the ones in the University of Abuja shall on admission, be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% (4 points) or a letter grade ‘B’.
  5. Candidates seeking for admission into any of the Postgraduate Diploma Programme must possess a University degree with minimum grade of third class or HND with a minimum grade of lower credit in the relevant subject area with three (3) years post qualification experience.
    How to apply for UNIABUJA Postgraduate Admission.
Application forms can be obtained online via, click Postgraduate School, print procedure to access sales of forms from the portal, generate Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR), make payment online (Form Fee N20,500), fill form online, save and submit and Print the Following-Receipt, Summary of the Form, Acknowledgement Slip and Referee Form or request your Referees to fill Referee Form online.  Please note that the sale of application forms commences on Wednesday 25th May, 2016.

Candidates are to request their former institutions to indicate the Course/Department for/to which they applied, while sending academic transcripts to the University. Completed referees’ forms and academics transcripts should reach the Secretary, Postgraduate school, University of Abuja, P.M.B. 117 Abuja not later than two (2) weeks after the close of submission of application form.
UNIABUJA Postgraduate Admission – Closing Date.
The online entry application form will close on Tuesday 20th July, 2016 (Eight weeks) at 11:59pm. Completed application forms and other attached relevant documents are to be sent to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate school,
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