List of Postgraduate (PG) Courses Offered In MOUAU – Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

The management of MOUAU – Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike has approved the list of all postgraduate (PG) courses that are currently available and offered in the institution. Every PG programme have their unique admission requirements, however, there are some basic compulsory general entry requirements for fresh candidates which must be adhered to in the process of application and registration.

Upon graduation, prospective PG students who aspire to further their Education at MOUAU come up with questions like; What are the available MOUAU PG courses? What are the admission requirements for PGD or Masters programmes, they seldom ask about Ph.D admission requirements, however we included all requirements and qualification in this post in order to give complete information on MOUAU postgraduate studies.

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Based on the above questions, we decided to put up a comprehensive article that would give answers to the above questions to clear further doubts.

Judging from the list of postgraduate courses offered in MOUAU – Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike as seen below, you would agree with us that all categories of PG courses are offered in the institution ranging from Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) programmes, Masters and Ph.D programmes therefore, aspiring students and candidates should be rest assured that any information gotten in this article, we are confident will be of great help in making an informed decision as regards which of the postgraduate courses is best tailored for your intended career path.

Duration For Postgraduate Courses At MOUAU – Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

The info here contains details of the duration of all available pg programme offered at MOUAU under PGD and M.Sc level. Ph.D level, for Masters students, either full time or part time, the expected duration of your programmes can be seen below, same applies to PGD and Ph.D students.

Postgraduate Courses at MOUAUDuration of PG Programmes
Full-time Master’s degree programme

Part-Time Masters Degree Programme

4 – 6 Semester

6 – 8 Semesters

Ph.D Full-Time Programme


Ph.D Part-Time Programme

A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum often (10) semesters

A minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters.

Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD)
Full-Time Diploma Programmes
Minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD)

Part-Time Diploma Programmes

Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In MOUAU – Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


(a).    Department of Agricultural Economics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Agricultural Economics –Areas of specialization include:

1.     Agribusiness Management and Co-operatives.

2.     Agricultural Finance.

3.     Agricultural Project Management.

4.     Agricultural Marketing.

5.     Farm Management and Production Economics.

6.     Agricultural Policy and Development.

7.     Resource and Environment Economics.


(b).    Department of Rural Sociology and Extension

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Rural Sociology and Extension

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Agricultural Extension Communication.

2.     Agricultural Extension Administration.

3.     Agricultural Extension Education.

4.     Rural Sociology and Development.


(c) Department of Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship development

2.     Export Management

3.     Finance and Investment

4.     Cooperative Business Management

5.     Project Management



To qualify for M.Sc. admission in Agribusiness and Financial Management options, the candidates must have a minimum of Second Class Honors Lower Division in any Management Science/Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and any relevant course/ or 3.5 and above in Postgraduate Diploma of MOUAU or any other recognized University.

Ph.D. in Agribusiness and Financial Management: A candidate must have obtained a master degree which include course work and Research in any options from a recognized University with a CGPA of at least 4.00 (on 5 point scale) or 3.0 (4-Point scale)


NB: There is no direct admission to Ph.D. no matter the class of Degree in the Undergraduate programme.


(a).    Department of Food Science and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science and Technology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Food Processing and Preservation.

2.     Food Chemistry and Biotechnology

3.     Food Microbiology and Biotechnology

4.     Food Quality Control and Assurance

5.     Food Engineering

In addition to general entry requirement for Postgraduate programmes, Department of Food Science and Technology requires O’level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.


(b).    Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Nutrition and Dietics.

2.     Community/ Public Health Nutrition.

3.      Human and Experimental Nutrition.


(c).     Department of Home Economics/Hospitality Management and Tourism.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Home Economics; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Home Management.

2.     Clothing and Textiles.

3.     Child and Human Development

4.     Food  and Nutrition



PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism.



(a).    Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Breeding and Physiology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Animal Breeding and Genetics

2.     Animal Physiology


(b).    Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Nutrition and Forage Science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry.

2.     Forage Science and Range Management.


(c)      Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Production and Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Poultry Production.

2.     Rabbit Production.

3.     Swine Production.

4.     Ruminant Production (Cattle, Sheep and Goat)

5.     Snail Production



(a)             Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) full-time namely

1.                 Agricultural/ home Economics Education

2.                 Educational Foundation

3.                 Science Education

4.                 Library and Information Science

5.                 Postgraduate Diploma in Education


(b)             Department of Agricultural / Home Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

1.       Agricultural Education

2.       Home Science Education, Options in

(i)       Home Management

(ii)      Human and Family Development

(iii)     Clothing and Textiles


(d)       Department of Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in

1.                 Measurement and Evaluation

2.                 Mathematics Education

3.                 Chemistry Education

4.                 Biology Education

5.                 Physics Education


(e)    Department of Library and Information Science Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Ph.D. in

Library and Information Science


(g)    Department of Adult and Continuing Education

         M.Ed. and Ph.D. in

     1. Administration of Adult Education

  1. Community development

  2. Social Welfare

  3. Industrial Education

  4. Communication Arts in Adult Education

  5. Extension and Distance Education.

  6. Curriculum and Instruction.

8.  Educational Technology.

(h)    Department of Psychology and Guidance Counselling

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

(i)  Department of Education Management

       M.Ed. and Ph.D.

  1. Business Education

  2. Economics Education

  3. Education Administration and Planning


(j) Department of Industrial Technology Education

      M.Ed. and Ph.D.

  1. Automobile Technology Education

  2. Building Technology Education

  3. Electrical/ Electronics Technology Education

  4. Metal Work Technology Education

  5. Woodwork Technology Education



(a).    Department of Agronomy.

Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Crop Production and Physiology

2.     Plant Breeding and Genetics.


(b).    Department of Plant Health Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Plant Health Management; M.Sc. in:

1.     Plant Pathology.

2.      Entomology.

3.     Weed Science.

Ph.D. in:

1.     Plant Pathology (Mycology).

2.     Plant Pathology (Nematology).

3.     Plant Pathology (Bacteriology)

4.     Weed Science.

5.     Applied Entomology.

(c).     Department of Soil Science and Meteorology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Soil Science and Meteorology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.

2.     Soil Physics and Conservation.

3.     Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Technology.

4.     Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy.

* No Ph.D. Programme in Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.



(a).    Department of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes in Agricultural and Bio-resources engineering: PGD, M.ENG and Ph.D. in:

1.     Farm Power and Machinery.

2.     Bio-Process and Food Engineering. Processing and storage of post-harvest agricultural materials

3.     Soil, Water and Aqua-cultural Resources Engineering.


(b).    Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes in Mechanical Engineering; M.ENG and Ph.D. with options in:

1.     Energy and Power Engineering.

2.     Design and Production Engineering.

3.     Industrial and System Engineering.

4.     Material Engineering.


(c).      Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; M.Eng and Ph.D. in

1.      Power/ Machines Option.

2.      Electronics/Communication.


(d)       Department of Civil Engineering 

Postgraduate Diploma in /Civil Engineering (no Options).M.Eng in

1.        Structural  Engineering

2.        Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

3.        Construction Engineering  Management

4.        Soil and Geotechnical Engineering

5.        Highway and Transportation Engineering


(e)          Department of Computer Engineering

  1. Computer Hardware

  2. Software and Systems Engineering

  3. Information Communication Technology

  4. Information Management System


(f)         Department of Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Eng, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering



(a)  Department of Forestry and Environmental Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Forestry and Environmental Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D in:

1.     Forest Ecology.

2.     Wildlife Ecology

3.     Agroforestry.

4.     Seed Technology.

5.      Forest Food  Resources Management

6.     Apiculture

7.     Silvicultural Technology and Management

(b). Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Fisheries and Hydrobiology.

2.     Aquaculture.

3.     Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology.


(c). Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology

1.Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental Management and Toxicology

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Environmental Management

  2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Environmental Toxicology

  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Management

  4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Toxicology



(a).    Department of Accounting.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Accounting

(b).    Department of Banking and Finance.

PGD, and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance

 (c).    Department of Marketing.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Marketing

 (d).   Department of Business Administration.

          PGD, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Business Administration

 (e).    Department of Economics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in

1.   International Economics

2.   Monetary Economics

  1.   Finance and Public Sector Economics

4.   Development Economics

5.   Econometrics/ Quantitative Economics

  1.   Economic Planning.



(a).    Department of Biochemistry.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Biochemical Toxicology.

2.     Nutritional Biochemistry.

3.     Lipid Biochemistry.

4.     Medical Biochemistry

5.     Enzymology and Protein Chemistry

6.     Biochemical Pharmacology

7.     Industrial Biochemistry/Biochemistry

8.     Immunochemistry

9.     Environmental Biochemistry


(b).    Department of Microbiology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Food Microbiology.

2.     Industrial Microbiology.

3.     Environmental Microbiology.

4.     Medical Microbiology.


(c). Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics/Cytogenetic.

2.     Mycology.

3.     Plant Physiology.


(d). Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology.

1.     M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Parasitology.

2.     M.Sc. Entomology.

3.     M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Hydrobiology.



(a).    Department of Chemistry.

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Analytical Chemistry.

2.     Environmental Chemistry.

3.     Physical Chemistry.

4.     Organic Chemistry.

5.     Inorganic Chemistry.

(b).    Department of Mathematics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Mathematics with specialization in the following area:

(a) Applied Mathematics

1.     Bio Mathematics.

2.     Optimization Theory.

3.     Numerical Analysis.

4.     Fluid Mechanics.

5.     Mathematical Modeling.

6.     Computational Fluid Dynamics.

7.     Approximation Theory.

8.     Financial Mathematics.

9.     Elasticity.

10.   Compressible Flow Theory.

(b)  Pure Mathematics

1.     Functional Analysis.

2.     Partial Deferential Equation.

3.     Ordinary Deferential Equations.

4.     Functional Deferential Equations.

5.     Group Theory.


(c).     Department of Physics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

1.     Geophysics and

2.     Engineering Physics.


(d).    Department of Statistics.

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

1.     Time Series Analysis.

2.     Econometrics.

3.     Demography.

4.     Operations Research.

5.     Experimental and Applied Statistics.

6.      Biostatistics.

7.      Sampling.



(a)  Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology And Parasitology

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in

  1. Pathobiology (Clinical Pathology)

2.  Pathobiology (Diagnostic Pathology)

3.  Pathobiology (Microbiology)

4.  Pathobiology (Parasitology)


b)  Master of Science (M.Sc.), Pathobiology.


(b) Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. with options in

1.     Veterinary  Public Health

2.     Veterinary Preventive Medicine


(c)   Department of Veterinary Medicine

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Clinical Veterinary Medicine

1.     Large Animals Medicine

2.     Small animals Medicine

3.     Avian Medicine


(d)  Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Animal Health and Production

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in

  1. Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

  2. Veterinary Physiology

  3. Veterinary Animal Health and Production


(e)  Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in

  1. Developmental Anatomy

  2. Systemic Anatomy

  3. Neuroanatomy

  4. Applied Anatomy

  5. Microscopic Anatomy


(f)   Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology

Veterinary Surgery Option      

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in

  1. Soft Tissue Surgery

  2. Orthopedic Surgery

  3. Anesthesia

  4. Diagnostic imaging


Veterinary Theriogenology Option

a.     M.V.Sc with Options in

  1. Andrology and Artificial insemination

  2. Gynecology

  3. Obstetrics

  4. Immunoreproduction

  5. Mastitis and Udder Health Management.

Important Note

The M.V.Sc. Pathobiology is for Veterinary Graduates, while the M.Sc. Pathobiology is for Non- Veterinary Graduates with acceptable degrees in Basic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Science.


To be eligible for admission to a Postgraduate programme of the University, the candidate must possess five O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other three relevant subjects at not more than two sittings.


To be eligible for admission to the PGD programme, candidates must be holders of third class honors first degree in a relevant discipline from any university or holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) at minimum of upper Credit in a relevant discipline. For unclassified HND Certificates, a CGPA of 3.5(5- point scale) and 3.00 (4-point scale) or 60% shall be taken as equivalent to upper credit.


To be eligible for admission to the Master’s degree programme, candidates must.

i.  Be graduates of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike or any other recognized Universities by Senate and shall have obtained a first degree with at least Second Class Honors.

ii. Possess a first degree with Third Class Honors from a recognized University and at least an Upper Credit at Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field, or

iii. Possess the Higher National Diploma (HND), with at least Upper Credit and Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized institution, or

iv. Any other certificate or qualification that may be acceptable to Senate.


To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a candidate shall have obtained a Master’s Degree which includes course work and research from this or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate in relevant disciplines, with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.0 (5- point scale) or 3.00 (4- point scale).

The postgraduate courses offered at MOUAU are accredited, all information needed to make the selection process for new comers into the institution have been provided nevertheless, there could still be need for questions, please feel free to send them down to us via the comment section below and we shall respond quickly.

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