List of Veritas University Postgraduate Courses & Application Requirements

Veritas University, Abuja is a privately owned university. The University’s college of postgraduate studies offers PG programmes under PGD, Masters and Ph.D. levels in Nigeria. The management of the school of postgraduate studies, Veritas University has official published the list of postgraduate courses offered in Veritas University, therefore, prospective students are advised to go through the list to find the available programmes for their preferred choice.

As usual, I have arranged the list of available PG programmes in Veritas University and their admission requirements based the postgraduate department they fall under and the certificate awarded by the university. I recently updated this post as there were some inclusion of some PG courses which previously were not included among the list of postgraduate courses that are available at Veritas University.

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Veritas University, Abuja postgraduate courses are well designed in a way you are able to specialize in sub-courses, as in there are opportunities for candidates to choose an area of specialization. When you carefully go through the list of postgraduate courses offered in Veritas University as seen below, you would confirm that PG courses are offered in the institution are PGD, Masters and Ph.D programmes.

The authenticity of this source of information is 100% because it was gotten from Veritas University postgraduate website so please be rest assured that any information gotten in the process of reading this post, I’m confident will be of great help in the area of making a good choice as to which of the postgraduate programme is best tailored for your future career path.

In this post, aside providing you with Veritas University PG programmes, I will make available other important information such as the PG entry requirements for Masters degree, Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Ph.D. programmes as well as the expected duration for the programme.

I am often faced with the following questions from candidates, most of which are fresh applicants;

What are the masters courses offered in Veritas University, Abuja?

Can I be admitted without my NYSC certificate?

Are Ph.D programmes offered in Veritas University?

What is the duration for Masters Programmes at Veritas University?

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Is my transcript needed as a requirement for admission?

What is the admission requirement for Masters degree programme?

Admission Entry Requirements

  • Taught courses will be externally moderated. The setting of questions will involve the vetting by external Examiners, and when graded by the internal examiners, the scripts will be forwarded to the external examiners for verification of the marks and grades and the scripts returned to the departments.
  • All results must be approved by the College Board and Senate.
  • ‘Externally examined’ should mean to vet, check the marking scheme and questions before and after written examination and report to the Vice- Chancellor.
  • Candidate should have a minimum of 3.0 CGPA.
  • Supervision will be conducted by a team of supervisors for the Masters degree and above. This is necessary to ensure that all areas of a subject (topic) are effectively considered especially where the students have to deal with an inter-disciplinary subject.
  • Candidate whose research work is considered to be unsatisfactory by his Department will be asked to withdraw on a resolution of the College Board and Senate respectively.
  • Copies of all Dissertations will reach the Post-graduate School at least two months before the Convocation in which the candidate wants to be presented for the award of the degree.
  • A minimum of six copies of the final work of the temporarily bound Dissertation will be submitted to the department. After the Dissertation defence, the candidate will make all necessary corrections and submit four copies of the properly bound Dissertation with certification by the Board of Examiners to the Post-graduate School.
  • For each Post-graduate student, there will be a Board of Examiners for Dissertation defence comprising at least five members, which must include members of the project Supervisory Committee, the External Examiner, who will be the Chairman and must be someone of at least Senior Lecturer grade, and a representative of the Post-graduate School who must be an academic with relevant background.
  • There will be an oral defence of Dissertation, and each student must satisfy the Examiners in this regard in order to qualify for graduation.
  • For a student to be in good academic standing, he/she must obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the
    end of each Session. This will be so whether it is masters degree or PGD programme.
  • A student who absents him/herself for two consecutive semesters without a valid reason may be asked to withdraw from the University, irrespective of his cumulative grade point average.
  • A student, for good reason and with the approval of Senate and upon recommendation by the Dean, may suspend his programme of study for a maximum of one calendar year.
  • A student who transfers from one programme to another or from another University may be credited with those course credit units earned which are relevant to the curriculum of the new programme.
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Masters Degree Programme

The duration for masters degree programme will be a minimum of  three (3) semesters and maximum of five (5) semesters for full time and a minimum of  five (5) semesters and maximum of seven (7) for part-time.

PGD Programme

The duration for full-time PGD programmes will be a minimum of two (2) semesters and maximum of four (4) semesters. For part-time, duration will be a minimum of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters.


  • Dissertation is the recommended name for the Masters project, while Project is the recommended name for the Diploma project.
  • APA is the recommended and acceptable style and structure in all Colleges in the SPGS. However, Colleges may request the Board for permission to adopt their own style and structure.
  • All students will submit their project only in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation in the various degrees for which they have registered.
  • In all cases, the first two (2) semesters is dedicated to course work and the third (3) semesters is for research. Even though the project and research process may start the very first day of the commencement of the programme.
  • For the PGD courses, the two (2) semesters should be for course work although, sufficient allowance will be made to complete the project.


  • There will be a written examination in each taught course at the end of every Semester. To qualify for the examination, the student must have attended at least 75% of the lectures in that course.
  • The scores for each course will be made up of 30% continuous assessment and 70% examination. To pass a course, a student must score at least 50% in both the continuous assessment and the examination.
  • There will also be a continuous assessment (CA) which will comprise three components namely; (test/seminar/assignment).
  • All departments must give research work a course code and it must be noted that PGD students will write project while Masters degree students must write a dissertation.
  • After first appearance, any student who fails to successfully defend his/her work will be given a second chance after which such candidate will be asked to withdraw.
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List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In Veritas University


College of Social Sciences

  • PGD Economics
  • PGD Political Science and Administrative Studies

College of Management Sciences

  • PGD Accounting
  • PGD Marketing

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • PGD Chemistry (Pure and Applied)
  • PGD Physics  (Pure and Applied)
  • PGD Microbiology

College of Education

  • PGD Education (PGDE)


College of Humanities

  • A English and Literary Studies
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • A History
  • Historiography
  • Economic History
  • Nigeria and African History
  • International Studies and Diplomatic History
  • Social and Culture History
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

College of Social Sciences

  • M.Sc. Economics
  • Economic Theory
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Economics Development and Planning
  • The Nigerian Economy/Public SectorEconomics
  • Corporate Finance and Investment
  • Monetary Economics/ International Economics
  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Industrial Economics/Labour and Industrial Relations
  • Sc. Political Science and Diplomacy
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Political Theory
  • Political Economics

College of Management Sciences

  • M.Sc. Accounting

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic/Natural Product Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Sc. Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Electronical/Radiochemical Methods
  • Geophysics
  • Radiation/Health Physics

College of Education

  • Education English
  • Educational Management and Planning


College of Social Sciences

  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Political Science and Diplomacy

I believe you got what you visited this site for? Please note that the above is the current list of available postgraduate programmes available at Veritas University, Abuja. However, if you have any question as regards the above, please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I shall respond accordingly.