DELSU Post-graduate Programme Form 2022

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted regular
and weekend postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional
Masters, Academic Masters, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees of the Delta
State University, Abraka.

Post-graduateInformation
UniversityDelta State University
Application TypeMaster and Doctor of Philosophy
Application Fee₦31,000
DeadlineFriday, December 31, 2021
Application WebsiteDELSU

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Economics
  • PGD, M. Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Extension

Animal Science and Fisheries

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil& Ph.D. programmes in Animal Science

Areas of Specialization:

  • Animal Production
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics

Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Fisheries

Department of Agronomy

Crop Science

  • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Crop Science
Areas of Specialization:

(i) Crop Breeding (II) Plant Biotechnology (iii) Horticulture and Landscape Management
(iv)Farming System and Crop Production (v) Crop Protection

Soil Science

PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. programmes in Soil Science

Areas of Specialization:

(i)Soil Conservation and Management (ii) Soil Fertility Management (iii) Soil Pedology (iv)Soil
Chemistry (v) Soil Bio-Remediation

(5) .Department of  Forestry and Wildlife 

PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. programmes in Forestry & Wildlife  Areas of Specialization:

         (i)Agroforestry (ii) Siviculture (iii) Forestry Economics (iv) Wildlife Management (v) Wood            Science (vi) Forest Biometrics

FACULTY OF ARTS

  • Department of English & Literary Studies

M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in English Language

           M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Literature- in – English  

  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts

M.A. M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Art History

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) 

Areas of specialization in the Visual Arts: (i) Painting (ii) Graphics,              (iii) Ceramics, (iv) Sculpture and (v) Textiles 

Ph.D. Studio Art 

Areas of Specialization: (i) Ceramics, (ii) Graphics,(iii) Sculpture, (vi) Painting and (v)Textiles 

  • Department of History and International Studies

M.A,M.Phil and Ph.D.programmes in History

M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in International Studies

  • Department of Languages and Linguistics  M.A.  programmes in: 
    • French language and Linguistics;  –   Literature- in- French –   Translation.

M.Phil programmes in:

  • French language and Linguistics;  –   Literature- in- French –   Translation.

Ph.D.  programmes in:

  • African Literature in French
    • French Literature
    • Comparative Literature
    • French Language and Linguistics
    • Translation Studies
  • Department of Music

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM)

M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Music 

  • Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Religious Studies Areas of specialization:
    • Old Testament Studies
    • New Testament Studies
    • Church History 
    • African Traditional Religions
    • Christian Theology
    • Sociology of Religion
    • Philosophy  of Religion
  • Department of Theatre Arts

M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Theatre Arts 

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

  • Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology

M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Physiology

    FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

(1)      Department of Community Medicine 

M.Sc. and M.Phil programme in Public Health

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

  • Department of Business Education

M.Ed and M.Phil Programme in Business Education

  • Department of Educational Management and Foundations

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

  • ) Educational Administration
    • Educational Planning
  • Department of Guidance and Counselling   M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:
    • Guidance and Counselling
    • Measurement and Evaluation
    • Educational Psychology

(4)Department of Health and Safety Education M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:

  • School Health Education
  • Community/Public Health Education
  • Occupational Health and Safety Education
  • Department of Human Kinetics, Recreation and Sport Science Education M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in: 
    • Human Kinetics Education
    • Sports Management
    • Exercise Physiology and Sports Science Education
  • Department of Library and Information Science  
    • PGD,  M.Sc. and M.Phil programmes in Library and Information Science             (ii)  Ph.D.  programme in Library Science
  • Department of Science Education  M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in:
    • M.Ed. Science Education(Biology) 
    • M.Ed. Science Education (Chemistry) (iii) M.Ed. Science Education (Integrated Science) (iv) M.Ed. Mathematics Education. 

(v)  Ph.D. Science Education

  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction 
    • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
  • Department of Social Science Education  

M.Sc. (Ed.), M.Phil andPh.D. programmes in Social Studies Education

(9)Department of Technical Education

           M.Sc. (Ed.) and M.Phil programmes in Industrial Technology Education

  • Department of Vocational Education  

M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Education

M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Home Economics Education

  • POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION  

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Education (PGDBE) and

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM)

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  • Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

PGD, M. Eng. M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Chemical Engineering M. Eng, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Petroleum Engineering Areas of specialization:

  • Biochemical Engineering
    • Chemical Reactions Engineering/ Catalysis
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Materials/Polymer Engineering
    • Renewable Energy/Bioenergy
    • Unit Operations
    • Corrosion Engineering
    • Fluid Dynamics and Transport
    • Petrochemical/Petroleum Refining
    • Oil & Gas Production and Fuel Technology
    • Drilling Engineering
    • Reservoir Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering

PGD, M. Eng, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Civil Engineering Areas of specialization:

  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Structural and Materials Engineering 
    • Transportation and Highways Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering PGD programme in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

M. Eng, M.Phil  and Ph.D. programmes in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Area of specialization in: 

  • Electric Power Systems and Machines
    • Control and Instrumentation 
    • Electronic and Telecommunications
    • Renewable Energy/Bioenergy 
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

PGD, M. Eng. M.Phil and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Areas of specialization:

  • Heat and Mass Transfer Engineering 
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management

FACULTY OF LAW

Master of Laws (LL.M.); Master in Law and Diplomacy (MLD), M.Phil  and Ph.D. in Law programmes

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

  • Department of Accounting, Banking and Finance Accounting programme in: (i)     PGD Accounting 
    • M.Sc Accounting
    • M.Phil Accounting
    • Ph.D Accounting

Banking and Finance programmes in:

  • PGD in Banking and Finance
    • M.Sc in Banking & Finance
    • M.Phil and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance 
  • Department of Business Administration and Marketing Business Administration programmes in:
    • PGD and M.Sc. Management
    • M.Phil Managment
    • Ph.D. Business Management Areas of specialization:

 –General Management

  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Research
  • Financial Management – Project Management Marketing Programmes in: 

PGD, M.Sc. Marketing 

              M.Phil Marketing  Ph.D.in Marketing

              Areas of specialization:

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Oil and Gas Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Political Marketing
  • Analytical Marketing
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • Marketing Communications

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

  • Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
    • PGD programme in Environmental Biology  M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D Programmes in Zoology (ii) Areas of Specialization:
    • Hydrobiology and Fisheries
    • Entomology
    • Parasitology
    • Pest and Disease Management  
  • Department of Biochemistry

M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Biochemistry      

(3)Department of Chemistry

  • PGD programme in Chemistry
    • M.Sc, M.Phil &Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry Areas of specialization:
    • Environmental Chemistry  –          Inorganic Chemistry 
    • Organic Chemistry             
    • Physical Chemistry            
    • Industrial Chemistry                          

(4)Department of Computer Science

            PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science

  • Department of Geology 

M.Sc. and M.Phil programme in Geology  Areas of specializations:

  • Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology
    • Petroleum Geology
    • Mineral Exploration
  • Department of Mathematics
    • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. progranmmes in Mathematics
    • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Industrial Mathematics 
  • Department of Microbiology  

M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Microbiology  Areas of specializations: 

  • Environmental Microbiology – Food Microbiology
    • Industrial Microbiology.
  • Department of Physics
    • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Geophysics 
    • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Solid State Physics
    • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Radiation & Health Physics
    • M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Theoretical Physics

FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Department of Economics

            M.Sc, M.Phil andPh.D. programmes in Economics

            Areas of specialization:

  • International Economics
    • Public Finance
    • Public Sector Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Energy and Petroleum Economics
    • Industrial Economics
    • Development Economics
    • Monetary and Banking Economics  
  • Department of Geography and Regional Planning

M.Sc, M.Philand Ph.D. programmes in Geography and Regional Planning

Areas of specialization:                                               

  • Biogeography
    • Climatology
    • Environmental Resources Management
    • Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Geomorphology
    • Industrial Geography
    • Population Geography
    • Regional Development and Planning
    • Remote Sensing
    • Rural Geography
    • Soil Geography
    • Tourism and Recreational Planning    
    • Transportation Geography
    • Urban Geography
    • Hydrology and Water Resources Management
  • Department of Mass Communication

M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Mass Communication Areas of specialization: – Print Journalism 

  • Radio/ Television and Film
    • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Department of Political Science

            M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Political Science

            Areas of specialization:

  • International Relations
    • Comparative Politics
    • Developmental/ Environmental Studies
    • Political Theory 

            PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Public Administration

  • Department of Sociology

M.Sc, M.Phil andPh.D. programmesin Sociology Areas of specialization:

  • Sociology of Development
    • Criminology and Security Studies 
    • Industrial Sociology
    • Sociology of Health and Illness
    • Sociology of Quality of Life

WEEKEND PROGRAMMES

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Professional Master programme in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Engineering (MPRPCE).             Professional Master programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRSE)

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

(1) Department of Business Administration

(I)  Professional Master in Business Administration (MBA) Areas of specialization:

  (i) Management (ii) Marketing (iii) Finance

    (iv) Human Resources Management (v) Entrepreneurship

(II)          Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA

  • Department of Economics

Postgraduate Diploma programme in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE) 

Professional Masterprogramme in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)

  • Department of Mass Communication

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM) Professional Master programme in Communication Management (MCM) Areas of specialization:  – Public Relations

  • Advertising Management
    • Developmental Communication 
  • Department of Political Science

            Professional Master programme in Public Administration (MPA)

            Professional Master programme in Peace, Security and Development Studies 

  • Department of Sociology

Master in Crime Control (MCC) programme

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(A)       General Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates for postgraduate studies must have a degree or its equivalent from a Senaterecognized institution. They must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes, in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), or NABTEB at not more than two (2) sittings. CreditPass is required for O’ Level WAEC results in English Language and Mathematics into all programmes except in the Faculties of Arts and Law, where a pass in Mathematics is required.  ACE and TC II are not acceptable. (Not equivalent to WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB). Please note that there will be no waiver for anybody seeking admission into any of the programmes. 
  2. A candidate applying for Ph.D. in any programme must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall.
  3. Candidates applying for academic Master Degree: (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A. LL.M. and M.Eng.) must be holders of bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least “Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate
  4. Candidates applying for professional Master Degree must be holders of Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate or a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit from a Senate-recognized polytechnic.
  5. Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma programmes must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least a “Third Class Honours” degree or a HND (Lower Credit) recognized by Senate.

(B)       M.Phil Degree Programme

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) is an advanced Postgraduate research master programme, which is based entirely on taught course and an independent thesis under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The M.Phil Degree can be used to gain entry into a Ph.D programme. M.Phil Degree is on its own and there is no conversion from M.Phil to Ph.D. However, M.Phil degree can be used to gain entry to a Ph.D Programme.

Duration

The duration of the M.Phil programme is twelve (12) months for a regular or full-time M.Phil Degree and twenty-four (24) months for part-time M.Phil degree.

  1. M.Phil Entry Requirements

The M.Phil entry requirements are Master degree (M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc etc) with less than 60% average (i.e 50%-59%) or CGPA of 3.00-3.49. iii. Number of Courses

Three courses from relevant areas, which must include

  1. Thesis 
    1. Research Methods and two relevant courses in the area of study

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates are required to visit www.delsu.edu.ng and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2021/2022 PG Admission Form online and to also generate an application virtual pin of N31,000.00 (thirty-one thousand naira) only.  Payment should be made at any of the following designated banks:

  • UBA
  • Zenith Bank
  • Unity Bank
  • Fidelity Bank

Closing date for the sale of forms is, Friday 31stDecember, 2021.          

Note:   Applicants are to upload scanned copies of the following documents in pdf format:

  1. Transcript of all previous qualifications obtained
  2. WASC; NECO; GCE or NABTEB Certificate (not TC II)
  3. NYSC Certificate or Exemption or Exclusion Certificate obtained  from NYSC Office only  
  4. A 3–5  page research proposal indicating area of research interest (for Ph.D. candidates)
  5. Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website www.delsu.edu.ng before completing the Application Form.

In addition, candidates are expected to download transcript forms and forward same to their previous institutions.  

List of those offered provisional admission into any programme will be published in the Postgraduate School at Abraka Campus. Screening of provisionally admitted candidates and payment of fees will commence immediately.

(Sgd.)

Mrs. R.U. Ufiofio Registrar

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