KWASU Postgraduate Admission Form for 2020/2021 Academic Session

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Kwara State University, KWASU postgraduate admission form is currently on sale for the 2020/2021 academic session. See details on how to apply below.

This is to inform the general public that applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Programmes (Full-Time) of Kwara State University, Malete for the 2020/2021 Academic Session for the following programmes:

KWASU Postgraduate Programmes

a) FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Administration
  • Pre-Doctor Philosophy (Pe-Ph.D) Business Administration Full Time only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Business Administration

Department of Economics and Development Studies

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Economics
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Economics Full Time only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Economics

Department of Politics and Governance

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Political Science
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Public Administration
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) International Relations and Strategic Studies Full Time only
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Political Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Political Science

Department of Religions, History and Heritage Studies

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Islamic Studies Full Time only
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Christian Studies
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Islamic Studies Full Time only
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Christian Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Islamic Studies Full Time only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Christian Studies

Department of Linguistics, African and European Languages

(i) English Unit

  • Master of Arts (M.A) English (Language and Literature) – Full Time only

(ii) Arabic Unit

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Arabic (Language and Literature)
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Arabic (Language and Literature) Full Time only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Arabic (Language and Literature)-

b.) FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Educational Management and Leadership

Department of Kinetic and Health Education Full Time Only

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Human Kinetic Education –

Department of Special Education

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Special Education –

c.) FACULTY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Department of Mass Communication

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Mass Communication – Full Time only

d). FACULTY OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Microbiology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology
  • Postgraduate Diploma(PGD) Zoology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Zoology
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology Full Time Only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Zoology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Zoology

Department of Biochemistry

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Biochemistry Full Time Only
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Biochemistry

Department of Chemical, Geological, and Physical Sciences

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Chemistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Industrial Chemistry
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Geology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Industrial Chemistry
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Physics and Material Science
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Chemistry
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Geology Full Time Only
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Industrial Chemistry
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Physics and Material Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Geology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Industrial Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Physics and Material Science

Department of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Statistics
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Statistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Statistics
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Mathematics Full Time Only
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Mathematics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mathematics

e.) FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Department of Crop Production

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Crop Production – Full Time only
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Crop Production
  • (Areas of Specialization include: Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Nematology, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Soil Fertility and Weed Science) – Full Time only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Crop Production – Full Time only
  • (Areas of Specialization include: Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Nematology, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Soil Fertility and Weed Science) – Full Time only

Department of Animal Production, Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Animal Production
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Animal Production) Full Time only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Animal Production

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Agricultural Economic and Farm Management
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Agricultural Extension & Rural Development
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Agricultural Economic and Farm Management
  • Pre-Doctor of Philosophy (Pre-Ph.D.) Agricultural Extension and Rural Full Time Development only
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Agricultural Economic and Farm Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

Admission Requirements

a. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes

The following shall qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma admission.

i) Graduates of Kwara State University or other recognized Universities.

ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) (not HD) with minimum of Credit pass or its equivalent in relevant areas.

iii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Board of School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.

iv) In addition to (i) – (iii) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.

The duration of the PGD Programme is a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 4 semesters.

b. Master Degree (Academic)

The following shall qualify for the Masters’ degree admission:

i) Graduates of Kwara State University or other recognized universities who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division.

ii) Candidates with Second Class Lower Division may, however, be considered for admission. Such candidates may be subjected to qualifying examination.

iii) In addition to above, a candidate must satisfy the university’s requirements for matriculation.

c. Pre-Ph.D

Candidates to be considered for admission into the Pre-Ph.D. degree programmes should have obtained a Master degree with a minimum of 50% cumulative (Weighted) Average Score. Such candidates must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.

d. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree Programmes

Candidates to be considered for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programme should have obtained a Master’s degree with a minimum Cumulative (Weighted) Average Score of 60%. Such candidates must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.

Duration

Full-Time

The minimum period allowed for Masters degree programme (Full Time) is three (3) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. The minimum period allow for Pre-Ph.D is two semesters and the maximum is four semesters. The minimum period allowed for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree programmes (Full Time) is six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters.

How to Apply for KWASU Postgraduate Programme

Structure

All-Academic Programmes will be by a combination of Course Work and Research.

  1. Procedure for Payment a) Visit http://myportal.kwasu.edu.ng

b) Click on create an account.

c) Enter few details as requested in the first form and click continue.

d) Click make payment.

e) Enter your ATM Card information requested to make payment.

f) Application number is generated after a successful payment.

g) Write down your application number and click OK.

h) You will be logged in automatically to complete your application stages.

i) Upon completion, print out your completed application and payment receipt.

Note that payment is strict with Interswitch MasterCard or Verve Card.

Guidelines for Application

a). Applicants seeking admission into the University’s Postgraduate Programme should first visit www.kwasu.edu.ng for stipulated entry requirements, and then follow the instructions to proceed with an online application.

b). Sale of application forms begins on 9th November, 2020 and ends on 18th December, 2020.

c). All completed application forms are to be submitted not later than Thursday 31st December, 2020

d). The application form fee is N30,000:00. (Thirty Thousand Naira only)

e). All candidates must apply for their official Bachelor or Master degree academic transcript to be sent to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Kwara State University, Malete not later than 8th January, 2021.

Signed

Mohammed A. Shuaib

Ag. Registrar

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