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ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form for PGD Masters & PHD 2020/2021 Out

The management of Abia State University postgraduate school has announced the sale of ABSU postgraduate admission form for 2020/2021 academic session. The management is receiving application for admission into the following programmes leading to the award of;

  • Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
  • Masters Degree programmes
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree programmes

The cost of ABSU PG admission form is eleven thousand naira (N11,000) only. The entry admission requirements, duration for all PG pgrammes both for full time and part time programmes as well as closing dates for submission of all completed forms have been provided in this post.

ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form for PGD Masters & PHD 2020/2021 Out 1

In this post, I will simplify the process of applying for ABSU Postgraduate form in a coordinated manner for ease of understanding most especially for first time applicants. However, applicants that have previously registered and participated in the previous Postgraduate screening exercise but did not make it through can equally gain form this information being posted here.

ABSU postgraduate application form for this academic session is not different from the previous sessions except some slight changes which in most cases do not even surface. Before going into details as regards ABSU Postgraduate form for 2020/2021 academic session, we shall be looking at the most frequently asked questions about ABSU Postgraduate form by past and present PG applicants. Listing and answering these FAQs would greatly assist applicants who must have had similar questions about ABSU Postgraduate form screening application forms in mind before now.

Below are the list of FAQ on ABSU’s Postgraduate forms;

Is ABSU postgraduate form out?

How much is ABSU PG form?

When will ABSU Postgraduate form be out?

Please when is ABSU postgraduate screening starting?

Please I want to know if ABSU postgraduate registration is in progress?

Please when is ABSU Postgraduate form closing date?

Will there be an entrance exam for ABSU Postgraduate School?

What are the admission requirements for ABSU PG School?

Can I apply for ABSU postgraduate programme without NYSC

I am currently doing my NYSC, am I eligible to apply for ABSU postgraduate form?

FAQs on ABSU Postgraduate Application Form Answers To FAQs on ABSU Postgraduate Form
Is ABSU Postgraduate form out?

 

How much is ABSU postgraduate Form?

ABSU Postgraduate form for 2020/2021 session is out.

ABSU Postgraduate Form fee for all programmes costs N11,000 only.

When will ABSU Postgraduate forms be out? ABSU postgraduate application form for 2020/2021 session is out already
Please when is ABSU postgraduate screening starting? The date for ABSU’s Postgraduate form screening exercise is usually communicated via their online publication as shown below in this post.
Please I want to know if ABSU postgraduate registration is in progress? Currently the Postgraduate form registration is still on.
Please when is ABSU Postgraduate form closing date? ABSU PG form closing date will be announced as soon as the form is out
Will there be an entrance exam for ABSU Postgraduate School? Yes there will be an entrance exam and only successful candidates shall be contacted.
When is ABSU PG form closing date? The management is yet to announce the closing date for submission of completed forms.
What are the admission requirements for ABSU PG School? Check HERE for the list of ABSU PG programmes and admission requirements
Can I apply for ABSU postgraduate programme without NYSC The answer is NO. Only candidates with NYSC Discharge certificate are eligible to apply for ABSU postgraduate form
I am currently doing my NYSC, am I eligible to apply for ABSU postgraduate form? No you are not eligible until your NYSC discharge certificate is ready.

The above are the most frequently asked questions on ABSU Postgraduate forms and the best possible answers. Go through them carefully and you can never be wrong with those answers.

Now in details, ABSU’s Postgraduate form comes out every academic session and many of you just rush without waiting to confirm if you are eligible to apply or buy the form which is the reason most get stuck in the middle of the registration process.

Before applying for ABSU’s Postgraduate form screening form you must meet the following requirements and eligibility criteria as listed below;

  1. Complete O’level results
  2. First Degree Certificate (B.Sc, M.A B.Edu, B.Engr or any HND certificate)
  3. NYSC Discharge Certificate

O’Level Result

Candidates applying for a PG programme at ABSU must meet the following basic admission requirements amongst others.

  1. Must have 5 O’Level credits including mathematics and English language and 3 other subjects relevant to their course of study.

NYSC Discharge Certificate

To apply for a post graduate programme in ABSU, an NYSC discharge certificate is a must have, for those without one, a certificate of exemption from your institution is acceptable by ABSU. Candidates or applicants awaiting the completion of their NYSC programmes are not eligible to apply as they would not be considered for admission.

First Degree

For candidates from universities you must have possessed a first degree with a minimum of second class upper and above to apply for a Masters degree programme in any course that is relevant to the course offered in your first degree.

Candidates or applicants with 3rd class and below or HND in any course must first go through PGD (postgraduate Diploma) programme and after successfully completing the PGD programme becomes eligible to apply for a Masters Degree programme in Abia State University.

After you are sure your preferred choice of PG programme is offered in ABSU and have confirmed you meet the admission requirements into the institution then you can go ahead and apply for ABSU postgraduate application form.

Now let’s take a look at the list of postgraduate courses offered In ABSU their admission requirements. The admission requirements are listed just directly under each PG programme.

ABSU AVAILABLE PG PROGRAMMES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension

M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Production/Farm Management

Agricultural Finance

Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives

Agricultural Environmental Economics

Agricultural Extension

Rural Sociology and Community Development

Agricultural Extension Communication

Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration

Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy

Rural Development and Extension Services.

DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes PGD

MSc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in: Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production

M.Sc and Ph.DProgrammes with the following options:

Ruminant Animal Production and Management

Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management

Reproductive Physiology

Animal Production

Genetics and Breeding.

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

M.Sc and Ph.DProgrammes in Soil Science, with specialization in:

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Soil Physics

Soil Chemistry

Soil Pedology

Soil Management and Conservation

Soil Microbiology

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes M.Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes with the following options:

Food Science and Processing

Food Engineering

FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes: PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in:

Medical Biochemistry

Nutritional and Toxicology

Toxicology

Environmental Biochemistry

Industrial Biochemistry

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology

M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in Microbiology with the following specialization:

Industrial Microbiology

Immunology and Immunochemistry

Medical Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology

Food

Public Health

Agricultural Microbiology

Soil Microbiology

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)

The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology

M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)

M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology.

DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in Pure and Industrial Chemistry

M.Sc and Ph.D with Industrial Chemistry options in:

Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy

Chemical Process Technology

Polymer Technology

Petroleum Chemistry

Separation Chemistry

M.Sc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry.

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (GPD CHE)

M.Sc and Ph.D in the following areas:

Environmental Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry – (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology Separation Chemistry, etc)

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

M.Sc in Astrophysics

M.Sc and Ph.D in Geophysics

M.Sc in Atmospheric Physics

M.Sc in Medical Physics

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)

M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:

Medical Entomology/Parasitology

Medical Parasitology

Environmental Biology

Hydrobiology

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

M.Sc (Accountancy) MPhil

PHD in Accountancy

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

M.Sc (Marketing) MPhil

PHD in Marketing.

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

M.Sc (Management) MPhil

PHD (Management)

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance

M.Sc in Banking and Finance MPhil

PHD (Finance)

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics

M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:

Development Economics M.Phil

Industrial Economics

Monetary Economics

Quantitative Economics

FACULTY OF LAW

The Faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas:

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)

M.Sc (Chosen from the following areas: MPhil

PHD (Course work and Thesis)

Comparative Constitutional Law

Comparative Criminal Law

Comparative Company Law

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Intellectual and Industrial Property Law

International Economics Law

International Protection of Human Rights

International Humanitarian Law

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

The Department offers the following programmes:

PGD, MS.c, MPHIL AND Ph.D in:

Environmental Management

Climatology

Hydrology and Water Resources

Agricultural Development

Population Geography

Rural Development

DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management

MSc Degree in Estate Management

PHD in State Management.

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MURP)

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) MPhil

PHD in Urban and Regional Planning

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture

Sc (Architecture)

MPhil (Architecture)

D (Architecture)

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)

Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in the following:

Hydrology and Water Resources

Pollution and Waste Management

Bioremediation and Pollution Control

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Resource Management

Environmental Engineering Management

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The Faculty offers the following programmes at both full-time, part-time and sandwich in the following areas:

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

ED and Ph.D in the following area:

Curriculum Studies

Education Technology, Language Education, Education Economics, Accounting Education, Government Education

Measurement and Evaluation

Educational Psychology

Guidance and Counseling

Educational Admin. and Planning

A (ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:

Education Social Studies

Education Sociology

Cooperative Education

Education Philosophy

Education History

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The College offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology

MSc and Ph.Dprogrammes in the following areas:

Human Anatomy

Human Physiology

Environmental Health Sciences:

Options/Specialization (HSE)

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology

Pollution Control Management

Solid and Special Waste Management

Food Hygiene, Safety and Quality Assurance

Vector Control and Pest Management

Hygiene Education and Promotion

Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Radiation Health and Control

Environmental Health Laboratory and Instrumentation

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Occupational and Environmental Pathology (For Medically Qualified)

Environmental Occupational Medicine (For Medically qualified).

M.Sc, and Ph.DProgrammes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)

Pharmacology:

M.Sc, MPhil/Ph.D, Ph.D with areas of specialization:

–       Molecular Pharmacology

–       Toxicology

–       Chemotherapy

–       Neuro Pharmacology

–       Biochemical Pharmacology

–       Clinical Pharmacology

Public Health Programme

PGD in Public Heakth (PGDPH)

Master in Public Health (MPH)

M.Sc in Public Health

PHD in Public Health with options in the following areas:

Environmental Health and Safety

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Health Promotion

Health Economics

Health Policy and Administration

Community Health

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health

Environmental Health Safety

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Health Promotion

Health Economics

Health Policy and Administration

Community Health.

Note: Candidates with CGPA less than 4.0 point in 5.0 scale (60%) may be required to do MPH with credit Unit before progressing to Ph.D.

MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Faculty offers the following programmes:

DEPARTMENT Of POLITICAL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:

International Studies

Public Administration

M.Sc in the under-listed courses

Public Administration

International Affairs and Diplomacy

MPA (Masters in Public Administration)

PHD in the Department of Political Science.

Area of Specialization:

Public Administration and Local Government.

The Ph.D programme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.

DEPARTMENT Of MASS COMMUNICATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication

  1. &Ph.D with specialization in:

Broadcasting

Mass Communication

Print Media

Advertising and Public Relations

DEPARTMENT of SOCIOLOGY

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in:

Sociology/Anthropology

Criminology

Sociology

Sociology of Development

Industrial Sociology/Labour Relations

Population Studies (Demography)

Medical Sociology/Anthropology

Gender Studies

Anthropology

Ethnographic Studies

DEPARTMENT Of FRENCH AND TRANSLATION

Postgraduate Diploma

Translation Studies

M.A. & Ph.D

– Foreign Language

– Translation Studies & Linguistics

– French Language & Linguistics (FLL)

– French Literature (FLT)

– Professional Translation Studies (French/English or         English Igbo)

– African & Caribbean Literature in France (ACL)

DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH

–        PGD, M.A &Ph.D in English/Literature

DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS

M.A &Ph.D in:

–        Igbo

–        Linguistics

–        Applied Linguistics

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY &INTERNATIONAL RELATION

M.A &Ph.D with specialization in:

–        Urban History

–        Economic History

–        African History

–        Political History

–        Social History

–        Nigerian History & Politics

–        International & Diplomatic Studies

–        Military & Strategic Studies

–        Peace and Conflict Studies

DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY

M.A with specialization in:

–        Christian Theology

–        Religion and Society

–        Church History

–        Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)

–        African Traditional Religion.

DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science.

DURATION OF ABSU POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) Degree

Full Time (FT) – 6 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 10 Semesters

Part Time (PT – 8 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 12 Semesters

Masters Degree

Full Time (FT) – 4 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 8 Semesters

Part Time (PT) – 8 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 12 Semesters

Professional Masters

Full Time (FT) – 3 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 6 Semesters

Part Time (PT) – 4 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 8 Semesters

PGD (Post-Graduate Diploma)

Full Time (FT) – 2 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 4 Semesters

Part Time (PT) – 4 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 8 Semesters

ABSU PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

  1. A graduate from recognized university or a person with a qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted, provided the matriculation and Departmental requirements of this university are satisfied. A holder of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized institution may also be admitted.
  2. Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’level in English Language, Mathematics, and Economics.
  3. Applicants for Diploma in Estate Management must possess good honours degree in the appropriate professional examinations of the Nigerian Institute of town planners and the relevant cognate experience may be considered.
  4. For postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology, applicants must possess one of the following: B.Sc or HND in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Laboratory Technology, Food Science and Technology or Chemistry.
  5. For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME

  1. A candidate with a first degree from a recognized University having a minimum of a second class lower division may be admitted, provided the university matriculation and Departmental requirements are satisfied. However, candidates with CGPA of 2.6 on 4 point scale or 3.00 on 5 point scale and above will be given preference.
  2. A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.
  3. Candidates for M.A, and M.ED who do not hold a degree in the relevant field may be required to do Postgraduate Diploma in the course of study.
  4. Applicants for Business Administration course and Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management programmes are required to have credit level passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics at O’level.
  5. For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants must have M.B.B.S or equivalent degree obtained from this university or any recognized University. Also for the Masters Degree in Human Physiology, a good second class Honours in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in related subject provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.
  6. For the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management holders of Abia State University Postgraduate Diploma in any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the merit level and above will be considered.
  7. For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have O.D from accredited school and ODORBN with CGPA of not less than 3.00 in 5 Point scale.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE MPhil/Ph.D

  1. Candidate with a good master degree (NOT MBA) in the relevant or related discipline which includes course work and a defended research dissertation from a recognized University may be admitted, provided the university matriculation requirement is satisfied.
  2. Candidate with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on the 4 point scale or 4.0 point on 5 point scale will be given preference. Candidates must have obtained (60%) sixty percent average in both the course work and the Masters Dissertation examined by an External Examiner and involving an oral defence. In addition to these admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test and interview. Candidate with CGPA lower than 3.0 on 4 point scale or 4.0 on 5 point scale will be required to do an MPhil/Ph.D

How To Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

The underlined steps are what you require in applying for ABSU postgraduate form online and complete the form.

Step 1 – Interested candidates are to go to any of the following banks: First Bank Plc, Zenith, UBA, Ecobank Plc, ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank, Skye Plc.

Step 2 – Log on to the e-transact network and request to pay application fee of N11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form and service charges.

Step 3 – Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any internet centre for the completion of the form.

Step 4 – Log on to the ABSU portal http://abiastateuniversity.edu.ng and complete application form.

Step 5 – Finally, confirm your entry and print a copy of the form as well as three copies of the referee confidential reports which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (Two of these should be the candidate’s former teacher at the University level.

⇒ CLICK HERE TO APPLY

ABSU Postgraduate Form Closing Date

The management has directed that all completed Application forms be submitted online on or before the due date

  • Applicants whose original transcript does not reach us before the admission exercise begins “will not be admitted”.
  • Successful candidates will receive their letters of admissions through the e-mail addresses supplied, upon payment of acceptance fee.

Hope this is well understood? Do you still have any questions as regards the 2020/2021 ABSU PG application form? Please reach us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

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