ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form 2024/2025 Session – How To Apply


Abia State University school of postgraduate studies through the management of the university has announced the sale of ABSU postgraduate admission form for 2024/2025 academic session. The ABSU PG form is made available online for candidates interested in running a postgraduate programme at ABSU and must have met the PG admission requirement for the proposed programme.


This post will serve as a guide in applying for ABSU postgraduate application form both for first time applicants and returning applicants as it would cover every grey area about ABSU PG admission form which includes the commencement date for sale of ABSU PG admission form, the application procedure, duration of all PG programmes, cost of ABSU PG form and the closing date of ABSU PG admission form.

Before we proceed, as usual, based on the challenges faced by past ABSU PG applicants in their application process, I thought it necessary to address them all in order for you to avoid encountering such in your registration.

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I will be listing all the frequently asked questions as it relates to ABSU postgraduate admission form. These questions as stated above is from past and current applicants. It is advised you note them down as it would assist in your application process.


The tabular format below indicates the FAQs and their appropriate answers with regards to ABSU PG form after which I will make available, ABSU postgraduate general admission requirements, how to apply for ABSU postgraduate admission form.

FAQs on ABSU PG Admission Form

Q – Is ABSU postgraduate admission form 2024/2025 out?


A – ABSU PG admission form is out and the online application has begun..

Q – How can I apply for ABSU PG admission form?

A – Log on to ABSU PG portal, click the application form link to apply (See full details under “How to Apply” below).

Q – How much is ABSU postgraduate form?

A – Cost of ABSU PG admission form is 20,000 naira plus a service charge fee of five hundred naira (N500) only which makes it a total of 20,500 naira.

Q – I am still running my NYSC, can I apply for ABSU PG form?

A – NYSC discharge certificate is an important document for applying for ABUS postgraduate programme. Therefore without your NYSC discharge certificate, you cannot apply.

Q – I have NYSC exemption letter, can I apply for ABSU PG application form?

A – Yes you are eligible, all you need to do is present your exemption letter

Q – What is the closing date of ABSU PG admission form?

A – ABSU PG form closing date is 30th June, 2023.

The above are the FAQs on Abia State University postgraduate admission form for both current and prospective applicants. However, please feel free to ask questions via the comment section should you have any.

ABSU PG admission form application procedure will be a seamless one because I will simplify the application steps required to apply for the admission form so that new and prospective applicants can apply with ease. Applicants who have previously registered and participated in the prior registration exercise but were unsuccessful can also benefit from the information provided here.

Abia State University postgraduate admission form application process this academic session is the same step used by applicants during the previous session, the only major difference is the closing date of the application form. Going by the above information, it is important to point that the schools that are affiliated to ABSU PG school are to follow the application steps outlined below but first let’s go through the requirements for applying for the form online.

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.

Requirements for ABSU Postgraduate Programme

To apply for the form you must have met the following requirements;

The following constitute the minimum entry requirements to ABSU postgraduate programmes:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

A graduate from any 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.

  1. Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’level in English Language, Mathematics and Economics.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 second class lower division may be admitted, provided the university matriculation and Departmental requirements are satisfied, however, candidates with CGPA of 2.4 on a 4 point scale or 2.7 points on a 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, 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 the M.B.B.S or an equivalent degree obtained from Abia State University or any recognized University. For the Masters Degree Studies in Human Physiology, a good second class honours degree in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in a 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 and that of 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 the O.D. degree from an accredited university and ODORBN with CGPA of not less than 3.00 points on a 5 Point scale.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  1. Candidates with a good masters 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. Candidates with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 points on a 4 point scale or 4.0 points on a 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. Candidates with CGPA lower than 3.0 points (2.5-2.99) on a 4 point scale or lower than 4.0 points (3.50-3.99) on a 5 point scale will be required to enroll for the M.Phil/Ph.D programme of students.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’level must be attached to the completed application forms. Candidates should arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.

DURATION OF STUDIES

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. Full-Time Diploma:  Minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
  2. Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semester and a maximum of eight semesters.

Masters Degree Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  2. Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
  2. Part-Time: A Minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Ph.D Programme

  1. Full-Time: A Minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
  2. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

How To Apply for ABSU Postgraduate Admission Form

To successfully apply for the form via ABSU postgraduate portal, you must follow the steps outlined below. You are expected to read through thoroughly to avoid mistakes that could disqualify your form

Step 1 – You are to proceed 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. Log on to the e-transact network and request to pay application fee of 11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form and service charges.

Step 2 – Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any internet centre for the completion of the form.

Step 3 – Log on to the ABSU portal abiastateuniversity.edu.ng and complete application form.

Step 4 – 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).

I hope the above steps are well understood? Do you have any question as regards ABSU PG admission form for 2024/2025 academic session? You can reach me via the comment section below and I will be glad to assist.