List of Postgraduate Courses Offered At NSUK

The management of Nasarawa 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 Nasarawa State University 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 NSUK.

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

  1. The NSUKPG 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 NSUK or not.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered At NSUK 1

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

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

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

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In NSUK

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Department of Agric. Economics & Extension

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Agric. Economics & Extension (PT): Agric. Economics & Extension option, Farm Management option
  2. Sc. & Ph.D Agric. Economics & Extension (FT)
  3. b) Department of Agronomy
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Agronomy (PT): Crop Science option
  5. Sc. & Ph.D Crop Science (FT): Crop Protection option

iii. M.Sc. & Ph.D Soil Science (FT): Soil and Water Management (FT)

  1. Sc. & Ph.D Agric. Protections (FT)
  2. c) Department of Animal Science
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science (PT)
  4. Sc. & Ph.D Animal Science (FT)

FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION

Department of Accounting

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance (PGDAF) (PT)
  2. Sc. & Ph.D. Accounting (FT)

iii. M.Phil/ Ph.D. Accounting (FT)

  1. Sc. Public Sector Accounting (FT)
  2. b) Department of Business Administration
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Admin/ Mgt (PGDBA) (PT)
  4. Master of Business Administration (MBA) (PT)

MBA General, MBA Entrepreneurship, MBA Marketing, MBA Management, MBA Human Resources, MBA Finance, MBA Accounting.·

iii. M.Sc. & Ph.D. Business Administration (FT)

iv M.Phil/ Ph.D. Business Administration (FT)

  1. c) Department of Public Administration
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA) (PT)
  3. Master of Public Administration (MPA) (PT)

MPA (General), MPA (Personnel Admin), MPA (Public Policy Analysis), MPA (Local Govt. Admin).·

iii. M.Sc. & Ph.D. Public Administration (FT)

iv M.Phil/ Ph.D. Public Administration (FT)

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Arabic

  1. A. & Ph.D. Arabic (FT)
  2. b) Department of English
  3. A. & Ph.D. English (FT)
  4. A. & Ph.D Literature in English (FT)
  5. c) Department of French
  6. A French (FT)
  7. d) Department of History
  8. A. & Ph.D. History (FT)
  9. e) Department of Islamic Studies
  10. A & Ph.D Islamic Studies (FT)
  11. f) Department of Linguistics
  12. A. & Ph.D. Linguistics (FT)
  13. g) Department of Religious Studies
  14. A Sociology of Religion (FT)
  15. A Biblical Studies New Testament (FT)

iii. M.A African Traditional Religion (FT)

  1. A & Ph.D. Philosophy & Ethics (FT)
  2. A & Ph.D Religious Studies (FT)
  3. D Church History (FT)

vii. Ph.D Biblical Studies (FT)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Department of Educational Foundation

  1. Ed. & Ph.D Measurement & Evaluation (FT)
  2. Ed. & Ph.D Educational Psychology (FT)

iii. M.Ed. & Ph.D. Educational Admin. Planning (FT)

  1. Ed. Philosophy of Education (FT)
  2. D. Philosophy and Ethics (FT)
  3. Ed. & Ph.D. Guidance & counseling (FT)

vii. M.Ed. & Ph.D. Sociology of Education (FT)

  1. b) Department of Science and Mathematics Science Education
  2. Ed. & Ph.D Mathematics Education (FT)
  3. Ed. & Ph.D Science Education (FT)

FACULTY OF LAW

  1. a) Department of Law
  2. LLM (FT)
  3. D Law (FT)
  4. Masters (FT)

FACULTY OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES

Department of Biological Sciences

  1. Postgraduate Diploma PGD (PT): Biodiversity & Conservation Management, Microbiology

iii. M.Sc. & Ph.D Plant Science & Breeding (FT)

  1. Sc & Ph.D Zoology (FT): Applied Hydro Biology & Fisheries option, Applied Entomology & Parasitology option
  2. Sc. & Ph.D Microbiology (FT): Food and Industrial option, Environmental option, Medical option
  3. b) Department of Chemistry
  4. PGD Chemistry (PT)
  5. Sc. Industrial Chemistry (FT)

Department of Geology & Mining

  1. PGD Geology & Mining (PT)
  2. Sc. & Ph.D. Geology & Mining (FT): Mineral Exploration option, Sedimentology option

Department of Mathematics

  1. PGD Computer Science (PT)

ii M.Sc. & Ph.D Mathematics (FT)

iii. M.Sc. Computer Science (FT): Networking option, Database/ Information option, Information Security option, Database Management option, Software Engineering option

  1. D. Computer Science (FT)

Department of Physics

  1. Postgraduate Diploma Physics (PT): Electronics & Communication option, Geophysics option, Radiation & Medical option
  2. Sc. Physics (FT): Electronics & Communication option, Plasma option, Radiation & Medical option.
  3. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
  4. a) Department of Economics
  5. PGD Economics (PT)
  6. Sc. & Ph.D. Economics (FT)

Department of Geography

  1. Environmental Resource Management (PT)
  2. Sc. & Ph.D. Climatology (FT)

iii. M.Sc. & Ph.D. Environmental Resource MGT (FT)

  1. Sc. & Ph.D. Geomorphology (FT)

Department of Political Science

  1. Sc. & Ph.D. International Relations (FT)
  2. Sc. & Ph.D. Political Economy & Devt. Studies (FT)

iii. M.Sc. & Ph.D. Public Policy Analysis (FT)

Department of Sociology

  1. Sc. & Ph.D. Sociology (FT)
  2. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
  3. PGDE (Education) (PT)
  4. PGDAP (Educational Admin & Planning) (PT)

iii. PGD Guidance & counseling (PT)

  1. INSTITUTE OF GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
  2. Sc. & Ph.D. Security & Strategic Studies (PT)
  3. Sc. Forensic & Investigation (Digital Forensic) (PT)

iii. M.Sc. Forensic Linguistics (PT)

  1. Sc. Forensic Investigation (PT)
  2. Sc. Forensic & Investigation (Medical Forensic) (PT)
  3. Sc. Forensic Accounting & Auditing (PT)

NSUK PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) PROGRAMMES

Applicant must possess the following to be eligible for any PGD programme at NSUK:

  1. Applicant must possess minimum of B.A./B.Sc./B.Tech./HND from a recognized University or Polytechnic.
  2. Satisfactory completion of NYSC Programme or exemption letter.
  3. O’ Level 5 Credits Including Maths & English

MASTERS PROGRAMMES

Applicant must possess the following to be eligible for any Masters Degree programme at NSUK

  1. Holders of first degree with a minimum of second class lower division from any recognized institutions.
  2. Satisfactory completion of NYSC Programme or exemption letter.
  3. O’ Level 5 Credits Including Mathematics & English

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D) PROGRAMMES,

Applicant must possess the following to be eligible for any PGD programme at NSUK

  1. Holders of Masters Degree from recognized Universities with a minimum of 4.00 CGPA.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in NSUK must meet the following requirements:
i. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (Five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.

  1. Candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or HND from any recognized Polytechnic in Nigeria not lower than Third Class; or its equivalent to be eligible to apply.

iii) In addition to the above, Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Merit in related field of study from a Polytechnic or any recognized institution

  1. iv) Candidates must posses a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class (Lower Division) in area not related to the field applying for may be considered

ACADEMIC MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for Academic Masters Degree courses offered in NSUK must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.
  2. In addition to the above, Candidates must have obtained a first Degree of Nasarawa State University(NSUK) or any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division); and

iii. Lastly, Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 is also eligible.

PROFESSIONAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for professional Masters Degree courses offered in NSUK must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applying Candidates is expected to have a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two year apart.
  2. Another PG admission requirement for Professional Masters at NSUKis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from NSUKor any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

iii. In addition to the above (ii) candidates with Third Class Degree or HND and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from Nasarawa State University or any recognized institution with a minimum of 3.50 CGPA are eligible to apply.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES (ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ONLY)

Candidates applying for Ph.D programmes offered in NSUK must meet the following requirements:

  1. One of the requirements include a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two year apart.
  2. Secondly, Candidates are expected to have obtained a First Degree from Nasarawa State Universityor any the recognised universities in Nigeria from any relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

iii. Lastly, Candidate must have obtained a Masters Degree from NSUK or any recognized university in the proposed field of study with minimum CGPA of 3.50.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that candidates with B.Sc, PGD and HND cannot apply for Ph.D directly without going though Masters Degree programme first.

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 NSUK 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.

NSUK 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 NSUK that are currently accredited by the NTBE (National Board for Technical Education).

Please note that the NSUK 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.