List of IMSU Postgraduate Programmes & Entry Requirements

The management of Imo state University has published the list of accredited PG courses offered in the institution for interested candidates who must have selected the school as their preferred choices of institution during their UTME registration.

In this post, aside listing all IMSU PG courses available in the institution, I will also be guiding you through their entry admission requirements as well as all you need to know before selecting a course of study in IMSU.

Below is the list of what to look out for before choosing a course in IMSU.

  1. The IMSUPG Admission Requirements;
  2. The Duration of programmes
  3. The availability of your programme

The above are the 3 most important factors that can determine if you will be admitted to study your chosen course in IMSU or not.

List of IMSU Postgraduate Programmes & Entry Requirements 1

I will breakdown the above 3 factors before listing the following according to the faculties they are categorized at IMSU.

  • List of all PGD programmes offered in IMSU.
  • List of all Masters degree programmes offered in IMSU.
  • List of all Ph.D programmes available in IMSU.

Now I will breakdown the 3 factors that you must take cognizance of when searching for PG courses offered in IMSU.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In IMSU

  1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

(a) Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Cooperatives, Agricultural Extension, and Farm Management and Rural Sociology.
(ii) M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Agricultural Cooperatives, Farm Management; Production Economics; Agricultural Finance; Agricultural Marketing, Resource and Environmental Economics.
(iii) M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension with specialization in Rural Sociology; Rural Development, Agricultural Extension Systems; Extension Communication; Extension Administration.

(b) Department of Animal Science and Fisheries
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Science, and Fisheries.
(ii) M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal Science with options in Animal Production; Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology; and Animal Breeding and Genetics.

(c) Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Crop Science.
(ii) M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Crop Science with options in Plant Protection; Horticulture, Breeding and Genetics; Crop Nutrition and Physiology. .

(d) Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc.

(e) Department of Soil Science and Environment
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Soil Science and Environment.
(ii) M. Sc. in Soil Chemistry and Fertility; Soil Physics and Conservation; Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry; Soil Survey and Land Use Planning; and Soil Science and Environment Pollution.

  1. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(a) Department of Accountancy
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc. and MBA.

(b) Department of Banking and Finance
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc. (iii) MBA (iv) M.Sc./PhD for those with MBA Banking and Finance with a GPA of not below 3.50 on a 5 point scale and those with Banking and Finance or related discipline with GPA of not below 3.00 on a 5 point scale (iv) Ph.D with specialisation in (a) Banking (b) Finance

(c) Department of Business Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc., MBA, (iii) MSc/PhD (iv) PhD

(d) Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science
(i) PGD in Insurance and Actuarial Science
(ii) MSc in Insurance and Actuarial Science

(e) Department of Marketing
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc., MBA and (iii) M.Sc./Ph.D, (iv) Ph.D

  1. FACULTY OF EDUCATION

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science

(c) Department of Education Arts
(i) M.A. (Ed) in Education Arts with options in History, Religion, F.A.A.
(ii) M.Ed and Ph.D in Curriculum Studies

(d) Department of Foundations and Counselling
(i) M.Ed and Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling
(iii)M.Ed and Ph.D in Sociology of Education
(i) M.Ed in Philosophy of Education

(e) Department of Language Education
(ii) M.A. (Ed) in Language Education with options in English Language, Igbo, French

(f) Department of Library and Information Science
(i) MLS and Ph.D in Library and Information Science
(ii) M.Ed and Ph.D in Educational Technology

(g) Department of Life Science Education
(i) M.Sc. (Ed) in Science Education with options in Biology, Health Science, Agricultural Science
(ii) M.Ed and Ph.D in Educational Psychology

(h) Department of Physical Science Education
(i) M.Sc (Ed) in Science Education with options in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
(ii) M.Ed and Ph.D in Measurement and Evaluation

(i) Department of Social Science Education
(i) M.Sc (Ed) Social Science Education with options in Economics, Accountancy, Social Studies and Government
(ii) M.Ed and Ph.D in Educational Management and Planning.

  1. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
  2. a) Department of Civil Engineering
    (i) Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering
    (ii) MSc in Civil Engineering
  3. b) Department of Food Science and Technology
    (i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Food Science and Technology.
    (ii) M. Sc. and PhD in Food Science and Technology.
  4. c) Department of Mechanical Engineering
    (i) Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

 

  1. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

(a)Department of Architecture
(i) MSc in Architecture
(ii) PhD in Architecture

(b)Department of Estate Management
(i) PGD in Estate Management
(ii)MSc in Estate Management
(iii)PhD in Estate Management

(c) Department of Fine and Applied arts
(i) PGD in Fine and applied arts
(ii) M.A. Fine Arts (Art History)
(iii) MFA Fine Arts (Studio)
(iv) PhD Fine Arts (Art History)
(v) PhD (DocFa) Fine and Applied Arts (Studio)

(e) Department of Quantity Surveying
(i) PGD in Quantity Surveying
(ii) MSc. in Quantity Surveying with options in- Quantity Surveying – Construction Project Finance – Construction Economics
(iv) PhD in Quantity Surveying with options in – Quantity Surveying – Construction Project Finance – Construction Economics

(f) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
(i) MSc in Urban and Regional Planning
(ii) PhD in Urban and Regional Planning.

  1. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

(a) Department of Public Health
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
(ii) M.Sc in Public Health

(b) Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Nutrition and Dietetics.
(ii) M. Sc. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
(ii) Ph.D in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

(d) Department of Medical Laboratory: (i) PGD in Medical Laboratory Science (ii) M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science (iii) Ph.D in Medical Laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology and Medical Microbiology options).

  1. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

(a) Centre for Gender studies M.A. Women and Gender Studies

(b) Centre for Igbo Studies M.A. Igbo Studies with options in (i) Igbo Arts (ii) Igbo History and Archaeology (iii) Igbo Philosophy and (iv) Igbo Religion

(c) Department of English and Literary Studies
(i) M.A. and PhD in English Language
(ii) M.A. and PhD in Literature

(d) Department of History and International Studies
(i) PGD in History and International Studies
(ii) PGD in International Development Studies
(iii) PGD in Studies in Conflict Resolution and Peace Management
(iv) M.A. in History/International Studies
(vi) M.A. in International Development Studies
(vii) Ph.D in History/International Studies

(e) Department of French
(b) M.A. French With options in: (i) Language (ii) Literature and (iii) Translation
(c) PhD French With options in: (i) Language (ii) Literature and (iii) Translation

(f) Department of Linguistics/Igbo
(i) M.A. Igbo
(ii) MA Linguistics
(iii)MA Igbo Literature

(g) Department of Philosophy
(i) MA Philosophy
(ii) Ph.D Philosophy

(h) Department of Religious Studies

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Religious Studies
(ii) M.A. Religious Studies
(iii) Ph.D Religious Studies, with areas of specialisation in: a) African Traditional Religion b) Old Testament Studies c) New Testament Studies d) Church History e) Religion and Society f) Religious Ethics g) Comparative Religion h) Philosophy of Religion (i) Department of Theatre Arts
(a) M.A. in Theatre Arts With options in: (i) Directing (ii) Acting (iii) Playwriting/Dramatology (iv) Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and (v) African Drama and Theatre.
(b) PhD in Theatre Arts With options in: (i) Theatre Studies and Performance Theory (ii) Theatre History and Historiography (iii) Dramatic Literature (iv) Dramatic Theory and Criticism (v) African Drama and Theatre (vi) Theatre in Education (vii) Media/Film Studies and (viii) Arts Administration/Management.

  1. FACULTY OF LAW

(a) Masters Degree Programmes (LLM)

(b) Ph.D programme in Law: The Ph.D programme is available in specialised areas of Law. The Ph.D programme is domiciled in different departments namely: Department of International Law and Jurisprudence, Department of Private and Property Law, Department of Public Law and Department of Commercial Law.

  1. FACULTY OF SCIENCE

(a) Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in (i) Hydrobiology and Fisheries (ii) Public Health Parasitology and Entomology (iii) Environmental Biology and (iv) Physiology
(ii) MSc in (i) Medical Parasitology and Entomology (ii) Fisheries and Hydrobiology (iii) Environmental Biology (iv) Physiology and (v) Public Health Parasitology
(iii)PhD programme with options in (i) Medical Parasitology and Entomology (ii) Fisheries and Hydrobiology (iii) Environmental Biology (iv) Physiology and (v) Public Health Parasitology

(b) Department of Biochemistry
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry

(c) Department of Chemistry
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Chemistry
(ii) MSc with options in (i) Organic Chemistry (ii) Physical Chemistry, (iii) Inorganic Chemistry, (iv) Analytical Chemistry and (v) Environmental Chemistry.
(iii)PhD in Chemistry with specialisation in: (i) Organic Chemistry (ii) Physical Chemistry.

(d) Department of Computer Science
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Computer Science
(ii) MSc with specialisation in: (i) Artificial Intelligence (ii) Computer Graphics and Multimedia Technology and (iii) Software Engineering and Development. Information Technology with specialisation in: (i) Computer Networks and Security (ii) Computer Forensics and Information Assurance and (iii) Information Management Analysis.

(e) Department of Microbiology
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Microbiology
(ii) MSc with specialisation in: (i) Medical Microbiology (ii) Environmental Microbiology and (iii) Industrial Microbiology

(f) Department of Physics
(i) Postgraduate diploma in Physics
(ii) MSc with specialisation in: (i) Atmospheric Physics (ii) Solid State Physics and (iii) Applied Geophysics.
(iii)PhD with options in (i) Atmospheric Physic (ii) Solid State Physics and (iii) Applied Geophysics.

(g) Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology
(i) Postgraduate diploma in (i) Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics (ii) Mycology and Phytopathology
(iii) Cytogenetics (iv) Plant Breeding and (v) Plant Physiology.
(ii) MSc with specialisation in: (i) Plant Biosystematics/Taxonomy (ii) Mycology/Plant Pathology
(iii) Plant Physiology and (iv) Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding.
(iii)PhD with options in (i) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics (ii) Pathology and Mycology and (iii) Plant Physiology.

(h) Department of Statistics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
(ii) MSc, MSc/PhD and PhD in Statistics

  1. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

(a) Department of Economics

(i) Postgraduate Diploma, (ii) MSc (iii) PhD with specialisation in:
(iv) Public Sector Economics & Finance
(iv) Industrial Economics
(v) Development Economics

(b) Department of Geography and Environmental Management (i) Postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management (ii) M.Sc. in Geography & Environmental Management (iii) M.Sc in Environmental Management (iv) Ph.D in Geography & Environmental Management (v) Ph.D in Environmental Management

(c) Department of Mass Communication
(a) Mass Communication Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Ph.D with options in: (i) Print Sequence (ii) Electronic (Broadcast) Sequence (iii) Theory and Research Sequence
(b) Public Relations i. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations ii. MSc in Public Relations

(d) Department of Political Science
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in: – International Relations (PGDIR) – Developmental Studies (PGD, DS) – Intelligence and Strategic Studies – Public Administration (PGDPA)
(ii) Masters Degree Programmes – MSc in – International Relations and Diplomacy – Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies – Intelligence and Security Studies – Developmental Studies – MSc in Public Administration with options in: (i) Local Government Administration (ii) Human Resources Management and (iii) Public Sector Management.
– Master of Public Administration (MPA)
(iii) Ph.D in Political Science with options in: (i) International Relations and Diplomacy (ii) International Political Economy and (iii) Developmental Studies.
(vi) Ph.D in Public Administration with options in: (i) Local Government Administration (ii) Human Resources Management and (iii) Public Sector Management.

(f) Department of Psychology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
(ii)M.Sc. with options in (i) Clinical Psychology (ii) Industrial Psychology and (iii) Counselling
Psychology
(iii) Ph.D with options in (i) Clinical Psychology (ii) Industrial Psychology and (iii) Counselling Psychology

(g) Department of Sociology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology
(ii) Criminology & Security Studies
(ii) Masters Degree with options in: – Sociology of Development – Rural Sociology – Industrial Sociology – Personnel and Human Resources Management
(iii) PhD Programmes with options in: – Sociology of Development – Rural Sociology.

IMSU PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following constitute the minimum entry requirements into our postgraduate programmes:
1.) Post – Graduate Diploma Programme

  • A graduate from a recognized university with Pass or 3rd Class at the first degree in relevant programme may be admitted, provided the Matriculation and Departmental requirements of Imo state Universityare satisfied.
  • A holder of a minimum of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized institution may also be admitted.

2.) Masters Degree Programme

  • 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.
  • A candidate with a minimum of Credit in the Postgraduate Diploma from a recognized university may also be admitted.

3.) M.Phil / PH.D Programme

  • Candidates must possess a Masters degree from a recognized university with weighted average of 55.0 – 59.9

4.) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Programme

  • A candidate with a good Masters degree having a weighted average of not below 60.0 or CGPA of 4.00 on a relative score of 5,00 (NOT Professional Masters) 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 and Departments requirements are satisfied.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.00 or 60.0 weighted average is required for candidates converting from M.Phil to Ph.D.

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 IMSU PG PROGRAMMES

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.

IMSU PG courses are wide in terms of scope of coverage. The University offers PG courses in almost every field that is beneficial to students. The above are the PG courses offered in IMSU that are currently accredited by the NTBE (National Board for Technical Education).

Please note that the IMSU PG courses listed above are still offered in the institution so you can select any that suites your career path and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I will answer your questions in accordance.