Full-Time and Part-Time Postgraduate Programmes into Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) in Nigeria 2013

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Full-Time and Part-Time Postgraduate Programmes of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) for the 2012/2013 Academic Session

1.) Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

a.) Department of Animal Production and Health Sciences

M.Sc and Ph.D. in:
  • Animal Production and Management
  • Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics

b.) Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Soil Fertility and Testing
  • Soil Classification and Survey

c.) Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
PGD and M.Sc in:

  • Agricultural Economics

d.) Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Management
PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Forestry Resources Management
  • Fisheries Management

2. Faculty of Arts

a.) Department of English and Literary Studies

MA. and Ph.D. in:

  • Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Stylistics
  • English as a Second Language
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Fiction
  • Literary, Theory and Criticism
  • Oral Literature
  • African Literature
  • African-American Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • English Literature
  • Comparative Literature

b.) Department of History Studies
MA., M.Phil/Ph.D. and PhD. in:

  • Nigerian History
  • African History
  • Diplomatic History

c.) Department of French M.A and M.Phil/Ph.D. in:

  • Translation and French Studies

d.) Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages
M.A and PhD. in:

  • Yoruba Studies

e.) Department of Philosophy
M.A and Ph.D. in:

  • Aesthetics
  • Epistemology
  • History of Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • African Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Logics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Social and Political Philosophy

f.) Department of Religious Studies
PGD in:

  • Religious Studies

MA and PhD in:

  • African Traditional Religion
  • Biblical Studies (Old Testament)
  • Biblical Studies (New Testament)
  • Church History
  • Comparative Study of Religion
  • Islamic Studies
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Ethics

3.) Faculty of Education

a.) Department of Curriculum Studies
M.Ed and Ph.D. In:

  • Language Education
  • Science Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology

M.Sc (Ed), MEd, M.Phill/Ph.D. in:

  • Mathematics Education

b.) Department of Educational Foundations and Management
MEd and Ph.D. in:

Educational Management with options in:

  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Planning
  • Economics of Education

c.) Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
MEd and Ph.D. in:

Human Kinetics and Health Education with options in:

  • Administration and Organization of Physical Education
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Psychology of Sports
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Education

M.Ed, M.Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Philosophy of Education

d.) Department of Guidance and Counseling
M.Ed, M.Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Tests and Measurement

e.) Institute of Education

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in:

  • Education

MEd and Ph.D. in:

  • Social Studies

4.) Faculty of Engineering

a.) Department of Civil Engineering
PGD in :

  • Civil Engineering

M.Eng and Ph.D. in:

  • Structures
  • Geo technical Engineering

b.) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

M.Eng in:

  • Electronics and Communication
  • Electrical Power Systems and Machines

c.) Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Eng and Ph.D. in:
  • Thermofluids/Energy Engineering
  • Production/Materials Engineering

5.) Faculty of Law

LLM and M.Phil/Ph.D. in:

  • Law

6.) Faculty of Management Sciences

a.) Department of Banking and Finance
M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Banking and Finance

b.) Department of Business Administration
M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Business Administration

7.) Faculty of Science

a.) Department of Biochemistry
M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Nutritional and Food Biochemistry
  • Plant Biochemistry and Toxicology

b.) Department of Chemistry
M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical/Theoretical and Computation Chemistry
  • Organic/Natural Products Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

c.) Department of Geology
M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Petroleum Geology
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Engineering Geology/Hydrology

d.) Department of Mathematical Sciences M .Sc and Ph.D. in:

Mathematics with options in:

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Optimisation


e.) Department of Microbiology
PGD in:

  • Micro-biology

M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Micro Biotechnology
  • Medical/Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food and Industrial Microbiology

f.) Department of Plant science

  • Plant Resources Management

M.Sc and Ph.D. in:

  • Lower Green Plants Ecology
  • Plant Resources Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

g.) Department of Physics
M.Sc and Ph.D. in Physics with options in:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Material Science
  • Radiation Physics

h.) Department of Zoology
M.Sc and Ph.D. in

  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Cell Biology&Genetics
  • Hydrobiology & Fisheries
  • Parasitology
  • Physiology
  • Nematology
  • Environmental Biology

8.) Faculty of Social Sciences

a.) Department of Economics
M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Industrial Monetary Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Economic Planning
  • International Economics
  • Operations Research
  • Econometrics

b.) Department of Geography and Science
M.Sc, M,Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Geomorphology
  • Environmental Management and Planning
  • Land Evaluation
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management
  • Cartography and Remote Sensing
  • Climatology (Pure/Applied)
  • Rural Development Planning
  • Urban and Regional Development Planning
  • Agricultural Development Planning
  • Industrial Development Planning
  • Transportation
  • Recreation and Tourism Studies
  • Population Studies
  • Medical Geography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Cartography
  • Biogeography

c.) Department of Political Science
M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Political Science

M.Sc in:

  • International Relations

d.) Department of Psychology
M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D. and PhD. in:

  • Physiological Psychology
  • General Experimental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality
  • Development

e.) Department of Sociology
M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D. and Ph.D. in:

  • Criminology and Penology
  • Gerontology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Population Studies
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Social Change and Development
  • Rural Sociology and Agricultural Extension

Duration of Programme

1.) Postgraduate Diploma Programme

  • Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
  • Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.

2.) Masters Degree Programme

  • Full-Time: A minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters
  • Part-Time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

3.) Ph.D. Programme

  • Full-Time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum often (10) semesters
  • Part-Time: A minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters.

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 Ekiti State University are 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.

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate, all credentials, including  O’ level or its equivalents must be attached to the completed application forms, Applicants must as well arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non – Receipt of transcript in time is at the detriment of the applicant

Application Closing Date

13th January, 2012

Method of Application

Application fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira Only) should be made at the institution

In addition to the admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test and or interview before admission

Please note that admission will be subject to vacancies in every department.

For more details visit the school website