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



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:




English as a Second Language




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:



History of Philosophy


Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophy of Science

African Philosophy



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


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:


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:


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:


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



e.) Department of Microbiology

PGD in:


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



Cell Biology&Genetics

Hydrobiology & Fisheries




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


b.) Department of Geography and Science

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


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


Recreation and Tourism Studies

Population Studies

Medical Geography

Remote Sensing



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



e.) Department of Sociology

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

Criminology and Penology


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


Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6)


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)


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)


Admission Requirements

The following constitute the minimum entry requirements into our postgraduate


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


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

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