EDUCATION

DELSU Postgraduate Admission 2016/2017 Announced

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under listed Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the Delta State University, Abraka.

Admission Requirements

(A) General Admission Requirements
i. A candidate for Postgraduate Studies in Delta State University must have a Degree or Higher National Diploma from recognized Institution. He or she must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), NABTEB. All applicants must have credit in English and Mathematics (No equivalent). Please note that there will be no waiver for those seeking admission into Academic Masters and Ph.D.Degree programmes.
ii. Applications must be backed up with appropriate academic transcripts.

iii. A candidate applying for Ph. D in any programme of the Delta State University, Abraka, must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall average or CGPA of 3.5.

iv. To qualify for admission into Postgraduate Studies, the requisite qualifications for each programme must have been earned prior to commencement of Programme from either Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Delta State University, Abraka.

(B) Postgraduate Diploma
i. Holders of Bachelor’s Degrees in any discipline from the Delta State University or any other University/Institution recognized by Senate with at least “Third Class Honours Degree”

Specific Departmental Requirements:
(a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics, Candidates with HND Certificate must obtain a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant disciplines.

(b) For Animal Science and Fisheries. Candidates must obtain at least a Third Class HonoursDegree in Agriculture, Animal Science or Fisheries or obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in any of the Biological Sciences. Candidates with the HND certificate should possess at least Upper Credit in the relevant discipline.

(c) For Business Administration and Communication Management, candidates should possess at least a Third Class Honours Degree in any discipline or HND Lower Credit in Business Studies or related fields obtained from any Institution recognized by the Senate of the Delta State University. Abraka.

For Banking and Finance, candidates should possess at least a Third class Honours Degree in Banking and Finance or related discipline from this University or any other institution recognized by the Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance not below lower credit level or Professional qualification in Banking and Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution may be considered.

For Marketing, candidates with third class in management from the Delta State University or any other recognized by the Delta State University Senate. A Bachelors Degree with at least Third Class Degree in any field obtained from this University or any other recognized by the Senate of this University or HND at Upper Credit

(C) Academic Masters Degree (M.A., M.Ed., M. Sc.)
General Admission Requirements
Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours Lower Division in relevant disciplines of the Delta State University or any other University/Institution recognized by Delta State University Senate.

Specific/Departmental Requirements
For Agricultural Economics, holders of a good Honours Degree in relevant areas such as Agronomy or Animal Science are eligible. Candidates must obtain at least a Second Class Honours Degree, Lower Division. Holders of a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics of the Delta State University or any other institutions recognized by Senate at credit level can also apply.

For Animal Science and Fisheries, candidates should possess a good Honours Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Agriculture, Animal Science, Fisheries, Zoology, Biochemistry or Human Nutrition or Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science or Fisheries or in a

(c) For Business Administration and
Communication Management, candidates should
possess at least a Third Class Honours Degree in
any discipline or HND Lower Credit in Business
Studies or related fields obtained from any
Institution recognized by the Senate of the Delta
State University. Abraka.
For Banking and Finance, candidates should
possess at least a Third class Honours Degree in
Banking and Finance or related discipline from this
University or any other institution recognized by
the Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) in
Banking and Finance not below lower credit level
or Professional qualification in Banking and Finance
or its equivalent from a recognized institution may
be considered.
For Marketing, candidates with third class in
management from the Delta State University or any
other recognized by the Delta State University
Senate. A Bachelors Degree with at least Third
Class Degree in any field obtained from this
University or any other recognized by the Senate
of this University or HND at Upper Credit
(C) Academic Masters Degree (M.A., M.Ed., M. Sc.)
General Admission Requirements
Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree with
at least Second Class Honours Lower Division in
relevant disciplines of the Delta State University or
any other University/Institution recognized by
Delta State University Senate.
Specific/Departmental Requirements
For Agricultural Economics, holders of a good
Honours Degree in relevant areas such as
Agronomy or Animal Science are eligible.
Candidates must obtain at least a Second Class
Honours Degree, Lower Division. Holders of a
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural
Economics of the Delta State University or any
other institutions recognized by Senate at credit
level can also apply.
For Animal Science and Fisheries, candidates
should possess a good Honours Degree with a
minimum of Second Class Lower Division in
Agriculture, Animal Science, Fisheries, Zoology,Biochemistry or Human Nutrition or Postgraduate
Diploma in Animal Science or Fisheries or in a
related field at credit level..
For Master of Arts (M.A.) History, candidates with
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine and Applied Arts,
Bachelor of Education Degree in Fine and Applied
Arts and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History,
Sociology or Anthropology are eligible. Such
candidates should obtain a minimum of Second
Class Honours Degree, Lower Division.
For M.Sc. Biochemistry, candidates should
possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree
Lower Division in Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry,
Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology,
Pharmacology, Physiology or Zoology from the
Delta State University, Abraka, or any other
Institution recognized by Senate.
For M. Sc. Physics, candidates must be a graduate
of Delta State University or any other recognized
University with at least a Second Class honours
(Lower) (ii) B. Sc. Degree in Physics Education
with at least Second Class Lower Division (iii)
Engineering or other related areas.
For Animal and Environmental Biology, holders of
at least a Second Class Honours Degree Lower
Division in Zoology, obtained from Delta State
University, Abraka, or any other Institution
recognized by the Senate of Delta State University,
Abraka, are eligible for admission.
For Master of Science Degree in Chemistry, holders
of first Degree obtained from Delta State University,
Abraka, or any recognized Institution by Senate,
with at least Second Class Degree Lower Division
in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or Biochemistry
are eligible for admission. Candidates with B.Sc.
(Ed.) Chemistry or Pharmacy with at least may be
considered for admission.
For Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sociology,
candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in
Sociology with at least Second Class Honours
lower division of the Delta State University, Abraka,
or other Universities recognized by Senate.
Candidates with MILR of Delta State University may
be considered.
For Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography and
Regional Planning, candidates must possess a
good honours Degree with a minimum of Second
Class Lower Division in Geography or related
discipline from Delta State University, Abraka, or
other Universities recognized by Senate.
For Master in Sports Management, a First Degree
in Physical and Health Education, Sociology,
Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Mass
Communication or Political Science may be
considered for admission.
For M.A. History, candidate must be holder of
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History of the Delta
State University or other Universities recognized
by Senate, provided they also satisfy the University
matriculation requirements. Candidates whose
Bachelor’s Degrees are in related disciplines such
as Religious Studies, Political Science,
Archaeology, Education with History, or Social
Studies and Political Science as teaching subject,
may be admitted.
For M.A. Theatre Arts, candidate must be holder of
B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with at least Second
Class Honours Lower Division or Third Class
Honours Degree with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
in Theatre Arts from the Delta State University or
any other University recognized by the Senate.
Candidates who hold B.A. English with
specialization in Literature, Bachelor’s Degrees in
Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Music,
English and Literary Studies (with a specialization
in Literature) and Fine and Applied Arts, who also
have Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre Arts,
may be considered.
For M.A French (French Language, Literature in
French and Translation).
Applicants for admission into the M.A. Degree
programme in French Language must possess a
B.A. Degree in French with at least Second Class
Honours Lower division from Delta State University
or any other University recognized by the Senate.
(D) PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES:
Master in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)
and Master in Communication Management (MCM).
Candidates must possess a minimum of Third
Class Honours Degree, in any discipline from Delta
State University or other Universities recognized
by Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) of not
less than lower credit with years of experience.
For MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
Candidates with at least Second Class Honours,
Lower Division will be considered candidates with
HND Upper Credit only in Business Administration,
Accounting, Economics or Marketing will be
considered for admission.
For the Master in Communication Management
(MCM), candidates should possess at least a
second class honours Degree in Mass
Communication or related disciplines.
(E) Ph.D. Programmes
General Admission Requirements
Candidates with relevant academic Masters
Degrees from the Delta State University, Abraka or
other Universities recognized by the Senate of the
University, and must have scored at least a
Cumulative average of 60% in their final Masters
Degree to qualify for admission to the Doctor of
Philosophy Programme.
(a) Ph.D. History
Candidates for the Ph.D. must be holders of the
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degrees in History,
International Relations or International Studies.
Such candidates must have obtained a minimum of
60% pass mark at the Master’s level.
(b) Ph.D. Studio Art
Candidates for the Ph.D. must be holders of M.A.,
MFA, M.Tech. (Ind. Design) in Painting, Sculpture,
Textiles, Graphics, Ceramics.
(c) Ph.D. (Political Science, Sociology) – Social
Sciences.
Candidates must possess a good Masters Degree
of not less than 60% average in the relevant
department of this University or any other
institutions recognized by Senate.
(d) Ph.D. Theatre Arts
1. Candidates with a good M.A. Degree in Theatre
Arts – not less than 60% average of Delta State
University or any other University recognized by
Senate are eligible for admission, provided they
also satisfy the University matriculation
requirements.
2. Candidates who hold the M.Phil.Degree in
Theatre Arts – not less than 60% average – from
any University recognized by Senate may also
apply.
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
(1) Department of Agricultural Economics and
Extension
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in:
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Extension
Master of Science (M. Sc.) in:
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Extension
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in:
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Extension
(2) Department of Animal Science
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science
Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Animal
Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in the areas of
specialization below:
Animal Genetics and Breeding Technology
Animal Production Management and Welfare
Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
Animal Physiology, Environment and Behaviour
(3) Department of Fisheries
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Fisheries
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Fisheries Biology,
Fisheries Engineering Aquaculture, Limnology,
Oceanography,
Hatchery Management, Fish Pathology, Fishing
Gear Technology, Fish Physiology, Fish Nutrition
and Biochemistry, Post-Harvest Technology,
Fisheries Economics, Fish Genetics, Environmental
Ecology and Management.
Department of Forestry and Wildlife
PGD Forestry
M.Sc.Forestry
Ph.D. Forestry
FACULTY OF ARTS
(1) Department English and Literary Studies
M.A./ Ph.D. Degree in English Language
M.A./ Ph.D. Degree in Literature in English
(2) Department of Fine and Applied Arts
Master of Fine and Applied Arts (MFA) in the
following areas:
Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textile Design
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Art History
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Art Histor
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Studio Art
(3) Department of History
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in History
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in History
(4) Department of Languages and Linguistics
M.A./Ph.D Degree in French
(5) Department of Music
Postgraduate Programmes in Music leading to the
award of the
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM)
Master of Arts (M.A.), and
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in various
stresses/specializations in Music.
(6) Department of Religious Studies
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Religious Studies
(7) Department of Theatre Arts
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)Degree
FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE
(1) Department of Physiology
M.Sc/Ph.D Degree in Physiology
(2) Department of Anatomy
M.Sc/Ph.D Degree in Anatomy
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Full-
Time
Masters/Ph. D. programmes in the following areas
of Education:
Educational Administration
Educational Planning
Higher Education Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Guidance and Counselling
Measurement and Evaluation
Physical and Health Education
Health Education
Social Studies
Agricultural Education
Home Economics Education
Science Education (Biology, Integrated Science,
Mathematics Education and Chemistry Education)
Library and Information Science
FACULTY OF LAW
Master of Law (LL.M)
Master of Law and Diplomacy (MLD)
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
Department of Accounting/Banking and Finance
Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
(PGDBF)
Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Banking and
Finance
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree in Banking
and Finance
PGD Management
M. Sc. Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
M. Sc. Marketing
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
(1) Department of Animal and Environmental
Biology
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal and Environmental
Biology (PGD)
Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Animal and
Environmental Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)Degree in Animal and
Environmental Biology in:
Hydrobiology and Fisheries
Entomology
Parasitology
Pest and Disease Management
(2) Department of Biochemistry
Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)Degree in
Biochemistry with specialization in:
Food and Nutrition Biochemistry
Fermentation Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Clinical Biochemistry
Biochemistry Pharmacology
Enzymology
Plant Biochemistry
(3) Department of Chemistry
Master of Science (M. Sc.) and Doctor of
Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Chemistry with
specialization in:
Analytical/Environmental Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
(4) Department of Physics
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in:
Geophysics
Solid Physics
Radiation and Health Physics

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FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Department of Business Administration
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
(PGDBA)
Professional Master Degree in Business
Administration (MBA)
(A) Department of Business Administration
M.Sc Business Administration
Ph.D. Business Management

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(B) Department of Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics
(PGDPE)
Professional Masters Degree in Energy and
Petroleum Economics (MEPE)
M.Sc. Degree in Economics

(C) Department of Geography and Regional
Planning
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Geography
and Regional Planning

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(D) Department of Mass Communication
I. Postgraduate Diploma in Communication
Management (PGDCM)
ii. Professional Master Degree in Communication
Management (MCM)

(E) Department of Political Science
M.Sc. Political Science
Ph.D. Political Science

(F) Department of Sociology
Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in:
Criminology
Rural Sociology
Sociology of Development
Sociology of Health Behaviour
Sociology of Inter-Group Relations
Professional Masters Degree in Crime Management
(MCM)

NOTE:
The following programmes are not available in the
2016/2017 academic session. (Prospective
Applicants should note).
1) M.A./ Ph.D. (English Language)
2) M.Ed./Ph.D. (Philosophy of Education)
3) M.Ed./Ph.D. (Sociology of Education)

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates are required to visit
www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State
University, Abraka 2015/2016 PG Admission form
online and to also generate an applicant virtual pin
of N21,000.00 (Twenty-One Thousand Naira) only.
Payment should be made to any of the follow
banks:
Ecobank
UBA
Zenith bank
Unity bank

Note:
1. All Ph.D. students must attach 5 – 10 page
Research Proposal to hard copy of application at
submission.

2. All candidates must submit photocopies of
NYSC Certificate or Exemption Certificate to the
Postgraduate School.

3.. Candidates must also submit all relevant
academic transcript indicating the course being
applied for along with their print out to the
Postgraduate School.

Candidates are advised to read the instructions on
the home page of the Website before completing
the application form.

Candidates should submit the hard copies of their
applications along with other relevant documents
at the Postgraduate School office, Abraka.
All Application processes must be completed by
September 20, 2016.

List of those offered provisional admission into any
programme can be accessed at the University
website on or before September 27, 2016.
Screening of provisionally admitted students will
commence immediately.




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