UTME & POSTUTME

RIVSU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION INTO 2018/2019 SESSION BEGINS

RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY 2018/2019 POST UTME SCREENING FORM IS OUT

Applications are Invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into postgraduate
programmes in the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworokwo, Port Harcourt for the 2018/ 2019
academic session in the following Faculties/ Institutes:
A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
i) Agricultural and Applied Economics
a) Master of Sciences (M.Sc.)
i) Agricultural Economics (with Specialization in Production Economics and Farm
Management, Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing)
ii) International Economics and Finance
iii) Development Economics and Finance
iv) Environmental Economics and Policy
b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
i) Agricultural Economics (with specialization in Production Economics and Farm
Management, Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing.
ii) International Economics and finance
iii) Environmental Economics and Policy
iv) Development Economics and Planning
2. Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
a) Postgraduates Diploma (PGD)
i) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
b) Master of Science (M.Sc.)
i) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with options in (Agricultural Extension
Administration, Agricultural Extension Communication, Rural Sociology, Community and
Rural Development).
c) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
i) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with options in (Agricultural Extension
Administration, Agricultural Extension Communication, Rural Sociology, Community and
Rural Development).
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3. Department of Animal Science
a) PGD in Animal Science
b) M.Sc., PhD in Animal Science with Specialization in:
i) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
ii) Animal Production and Management
iii) Animal Physiology and Reproduction
iv) Animal Breeding and Genetics
4. Department of Crop/Soil Science
a) PGD in:
i) Crop Science
ii) Soil Science
b) M.Sc., PhD in crop Science, with the following areas of Specialization:
i) Crop Production and Physiology
ii) Plant Breeding and Genetics
iii) Plants Pathology and Entomology
iv) Farming System and Environment
v) Soil Physics and Conservation
vi) Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
vii) Soil Survey and Pedology
viii) Soil Fertility and Microbiology/ Biochemistry
5. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
a) PGD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
b) M.Sc., PhD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment with specialization in:
i) Aquaculture
ii) Fisheries, Biology and Management
iii) Fisheries Policy and Management
iv) Aquatic Ecology
v) Fish Nutrition
vi) Fish Processing and Utilization
6. Department of Food Science and Technology
a) PGD in Food Science and Technology
b) M.Sc., PhD in Food Science and Technology with Specialization in:
i) Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
ii) Food Chemistry/ Biotechnology
iii) Food Quality Control and Assurance
iv) Food Processing and Storage Technology
7. Department of Forestry and Environment
a) PGD in forestry and Environment
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b) M.Sc., PhD in Forestry and Environment, with the following areas of Specialization:
i) Forestry Ecology and Silviculture
ii) Forest Pathology and Forest soil microbiology
iii) Forest Biometrics and Mensuration
iv) Wildlife Management and Ecotouring
v) Wood Science
B. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
1. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
a) PGD Programme
Agricultural and Environmental Engineering(No Option)
b) M.Tech. and PhD Programmes(with the following Options)
i) Environmental Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
ii) Farm Power and Machinery Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
iii) Soil and Water Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
iv) Farm Structures and Environmental Control Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
v) Agricultural Products Processing Storage Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
1. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
i) Chemical Engineering (PGD. M.Tech., PhD)
2. Department of Civil Engineering
a) PGD Programme in Civil Engineering
b) M.Tech Programme in
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Highway Transportation Engineering
c) PhD Programme in;
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Highway Transportation Engineering
3. Department of Electrical Engineering
a) PGD Programme in;
i) Power Engineering Option
ii) Electronics Engineering Option
b) M.Tech. Programme in;
i) Power Engineering Option
ii) Electronics Engineering Option
iii) Communications Engineering Option
c) PhD Programme in;
i) Power Engineering Option
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4. Department of Marine Engineering
a) PGD Programme in Marine Engineering
b) M.Tech., PhD programmes in;
i) Marine Engineering (Power Plants) Option
ii) Naval Architecture and Ship Building Option
iii)Offshore Engineering Option
iv)Subsea Engineering Option
6. Department of Mechanical Engineering
c) PGD Programme in;
i) Thermo-Fluids Option
ii) Production Option
d) M.Tech., PhD programmes in;
i) Thermo-Fluids Option
ii) Production Option
e) Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M)Programme
6. Department of Petroleum Engineering
i) Petroleum Engineering (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)
C. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
1. Department of Architecture
i) M. Sc., Architecture
2. Department of Estate Management
i) PGD, Estate Management
ii) M. Sc., Real Estate
iii) PhD, Estate Management
3. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
1. PGD/M.UrP, Ph.D Urban and Regional Planning
ii)PGD, MSc, in Transport Planning
4. Department of Surveying and Geomatics
1. i)PGD, MSc., PhD in Surveying and Geomatics
D. FACULTY OF LAW PGD in
a) Petroleum and Environmental Law
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d) Customary Law and Practice
e) Master of Laws (LL.M)
f) MA in Law and Diplomacy
g) PhD in Law, with the following options:
i) International Law and Human Rights
ii) Petroleum and Environmental Law
iii) Business and Industrial Law
iv) Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
E. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
a) PGD in;
i) Accountancy
ii) Banking and Finance
iii) Management
iv) Marketing
v) Mass Communication
vi) Office and Information Management
vii) Supply Chain and Logistics Planning
viii) Transport Management
b) Department of Accountancy
MSc in:
i) Accountancy
ii) Taxation
iii) Public Sector Accounting
c)Department of Banking and Finance
MSc, PhD in:
i) Banking and Finance
ii) Quantitative Finance
iii)Corporate Finance
iv) Financial Markets
d) Department of Management
MSc, PhD in the following options:
i) Human Resources Management
ii) Industrial Relations
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iii) Business Policy
iv) Organizational Behaviour
v) MSc, Shipping Management (Part-time, weekends only)
vi) MSc, Maritime Transport Studies(Part-time, weekends only)
e) Department of Marketing
Msc., Ph.D in the following:
i) Marketing
ii) Supply Chain and Logistics Planning
f) Department of Mass Communication
MSc in Mass Communication (Communication and Development Studies)
g) Department of Office and Information Management
MSc in Office and Information Management
i) PhD in;
a) Accountancy
b)Marketing
c) Supply Chain Planning
F. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1. Department of Applied and Environmental Biology
PGD, M.Sc., PhD, with the following areas of specialization:
i) Applied Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology
ii) Applied Environmental and Industrial Entomology
iv) Marine Biology and Marine Pollution Studies
v) Plant Pathology
vi) Environmental Biology
2. Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
PGD in:
i) Microbiology
ii) Plant Science and Biotechnology
ii) Animal and Environmental Biology
MSc and PhD in the following areas of specialization:
i) Applied Microbiology (Food, Industrial, Environmental, Medical/Public Health
Microbiology Options)
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ii) Applied Environmental and Industrial Entomology
iii) Marine Biology and Marine Pollution Studies
iv) Environmental Biology
v) Plant Physiology
vi) Plant Pathology
vii) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
viii) Plant Ecology
3. Department of Chemistry
a) PGD in (Chemistry)
b) M.Sc. and PhD in Chemistry, with the following options:
i) Analytical Chemistry
ii) Environmental Chemistry
iii) Inorganic Chemistry
iv) Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
v) Physical Chemistry
4. Department of Medical Laboratory Science
PGD, M.Sc., PhD, with the following options:
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Group Serology
4. Department of Mathematics / Computer Science
a) PGD in:
i) Applied Statistics
ii) Computer Science
b) M.Sc.
i) Computer Science
c) M.Sc., PhD in:-
i) Applied Mathematics
ii) Applied Statistics
5. Department of Physics
PGD, M.Sc., PhD, with the following options:
i) Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamic
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G. FACULTY OF TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
1. Department of Business Education
a) Med Business Education
b) M.Sc. Business Education, with specialization in:-
i) Accountancy
ii) Entrepreneurship
iii) Office Management and Technology
iv) Economics Education
c) PhD Business Education
2. Department of Educational Foundations
MEd; PhD, with the following areas of specialization:
iii) Educational Management and Planning
ii) Philosophy of Education
iii) History and Policy of Education
iv) Sociology of Education
iii) Curriculum and Instruction
iv) Educational Technology
v) Adult Education and Community Studies
viii) Educational Measurement and Evaluation
ix) Guidance and Counseling
3. Department of Science and Technical Education
a) MSc, PhD in Agricultural Education, with the following options:
i) Administration
ii) Community Development
iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
b) MSc Science Education, with specialization in:
i) Biology
ii) Chemistry
iii) Integrated Science
iv) Mathematics
v) Physics
c) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Science Education
d) MSc, PhD in Technical Education, with the following options:
i) Building Technology
ii) Electrical/Electronic Technology
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iii) Mechanical Technology
4. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
i)PGDTE/PGDE (Full-time and Sandwich)
a) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE)
b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
c) The following Master’s Degree and PhD degree programmes are
available as Sandwich programmes only in the Institute:-
ii)Master’s degree in Educational Foundations:-
a) MEd in Adult Education
b) MEd in Educational Management and Planning
c) MEd in Philosophy of Education
d) MEd in History and Policy of Education
e) MEd in Guidance and Counseling
f) MEd in Measurement and Evaluation
g) MEd in Sociology of Education
h) MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
i) MEd in Educational Technology
j) MEd in Educational Psychology
ii) Doctor of Philosophy: –
a) PhD in Adult Education
b) PhD in Educational Management and Planning
c) PhD in Philosophy of Education
d) PhD in History and Policy of Education
e) PhD in Guidance and Counseling
f) PhD in Measurement and Evaluation
g) PhD in Sociology of Education
h) PhD in Curriculum and Instruction
i) PhD in Educational Technology
j) PhD in Educational Psychology
iii) MSc in Business Education with specialization in:-
(a) Accountancy
(b) Entrepreneurship
(c) Office Management and Technology
(d) Economics Education
(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Business Education
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iv) MSc in Science Education with specialization in:-
(a) Biology
(b) Chemistry
(c) Integrated Science
(d) Mathematics
(e) Physics
(f) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Science Education
v) MSc in Vocational and Technology Education with specialization
in:-
(a) Electrical and Electronics Technology Option
(b)Mechanical Technology
(c)Building Technology
(d)Agricultural Education
(e)Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Technical Education
(f)Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Education
NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES: The first semester of the 2018/2019
Sandwich year programmes for the institute’s Masters degrees, PhD
degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas will run during the long vacation
(24
TH JULY – 30
TH SEPTEMBER, 2019).
Hostel accommodation is available at an affordable cost.
H. INSTITUTE OF FOUNDATION STUDIES
a) Postgraduate Diploma(PGD)in:-
i) Social Work and Gender Studies
ii) Local Government Administration
iii) Philosophy
iv) Public Administration
i) English Language and Communication Studies
ii) History and International Studies
iii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
b) Masters degrees:
i) Social Work and Gender Studies(MSc)
ii) Local Government Administration(MSc)
iii) Philosophy (MA)
iv)Public Administration(MPA)
v) Public Administration (MSc)
vi) English Language and Communication Studies (MA)
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vii) History and International Relations(MA)
viii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies (MA)
c) PhD in:-
i) Social Work and Gender Studies
ii) Local Government Administration
iii) Philosophy
iv) Public Administration
i) English Language
ii) History and International Studies
iii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
I. INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY
a) PGD Environmental Management and Control
b) MEMC (Professional Masters) Environmental Management and Control
c) MSc. Environmental Management and Control
d) PhD. Environmental Management and Control
1. MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants with the qualifications in the underlisted categories shall be eligible for
admission into the postgraduate programmes; however, candidates must also
fulfill the matriculation requirements of Rivers State University,
Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt as stated below:-
i) All candidates must possess the minimum of five ordinary level credit passes
which must include English Language and Mathematics.
A. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS
i) Holders of at least a Third Class Degree in the subject area applied for or a Second
Class (Lower Division) degree in a related discipline, obtained from the Rivers
State University or any other recognized institution of equivalent status.
ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least lower credit classification
or its equivalent in a related discipline, obtained from a recognized institution.
Holders of HND (Lower Credit) with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification
relevant experience may be considered in Engineering.
iii) For Faculty of Engineering, candidates must be holders of at least a Third Class
or Pass degree in a related discipline from a recognized institution.
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iv) Candidates for PGD in the Department of Electrical Engineering must be holders
of a B.Sc. or B.Tech. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering; Physics with
Electronics or Computer Science.
v) Candidates for PGD programme in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
must be holders of at least a Pass Degree of B.Sc., B.Eng., or B.Tech or a holder
of a minimum of Upper Credit in the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agricultural
Engineering or Agricultural and Environmental Engineering or in related
Engineering Discipline, such as Civil, Mechanical, and Chemical/Petrochemical
Engineering from a recognized institution.
vi) Candidates for PGD in the Department of Marine Engineering must be holders of
a Second Class degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering; Third Class or
Pass degree in Marine Engineering and Upper Credit in Higher National Certificate
in Marine or Mechanical Engineering.
vii) Candidates for PGD in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of either:
(a) Third Class B.Sc/B.Tech degree in Surveying;
(b) B.Sc/B.Techin disciplines cognate to Surveying and Geomatics, e.g.
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Geography (with Mathematics
Courses), etc., obtained from Rivers State University or any other
recognized University;
(c) Higher National Diploma (HND, Upper Credit minimum) from a recognized
institution may also be considered. Holders of HND (Lower Credit) with a
minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may be
considered. However, such candidates must enroll for and pass prescribed
remedial courses in Surveying and Geomatics.
viii) For the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) the following is required:-
(i) Candidates with a first degree in any discipline from an approved University
who is interested in reading Education are eligible for admission.
(ii) Candidates with third class at the first degree in the Arts, Science or Social
Science from an approved University are eligible for admission.
(iii) HND with Credit/Merit passes in relevant teaching subjects are eligible for
admission.
ix) Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE) must
have the following:-
(i) Third Class degree in any Technical discipline awarded by a recognized University.
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(ii) Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent in any Technical subject
awarded by any recognized institution.
x) Applicants for the PGD in Social Studies must possess:-
(a)A good Bachelor’s degree or HND Upper Credit in cognate discipline (such as
Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Language, Literature,
Religion, History, etc.) other than Social Science will be required to have a
CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale.
(b) HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institution
may also be considered.
x)Applicants for the PGD in Local Government Administration must possess:-
(a) A relevant Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Political Science, Economics,
Sociology of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university
with at least a Third Class.
(b) Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from disciplines such as Law, English
Language, Literature, Education, Religion, History etc. will be required to
have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale.
(c) HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions
may also be considered.
xi) Applicants for the PGD in Philosophy will require the following:-
(a) Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any
other recognized university with at least a Third Class.
(b) Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from Anthropology, Political Science,
Economics, Sociology, Law, Language, Literature, Religion, History, etc.
other than Philosophy will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point
scale.
(c) HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institution
may also be considered.
xii) Applicants for the PGD in Public Administration will require the following:-
(a) Relevant Bachelor’s degrees not lower than Third Class Division from
recognized universities.
(b) Bachelor’s degrees with at least Second Class Lower Division in areas not
related to Administration may be considered.
(c) HND holders with Upper Credit from recognized institution may also be
considered.
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xiii) Applicants for the PGD in English Language and Communication Studies will
satisfy the following:
(a) A good Bachelor’s degree in English Language or English Literature, or B.A
Education/English or Linguistics/Mass Communication at Third Class from a
recognized University.
ix) Applicants for the PGD in History and International Studies will satisfy the
following:-
(a) All candidates must possess the minimum of five O’Level credit pass which
must include English Language and History.
(b) Possess a Bachelor degree in History, Religion, English Language or English
Literature, or B.A Education/English or Linguistics/Mass Communication at
Third Class from a recognized University.
(c) Candidates with HND Lower Class will also be admitted.
x) Applicants for the PGD in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies will require the
following:-
(a) Relevant Bachelor’s degrees not lower than Third Class Division from
recognized Universities.
(b) Bachelor’s degrees with at least Second Class Lower Division in areas not
related to Peace Studies may be considered.
(c) HND at Lower Credit level may also be considered.
(d) Relevant professional qualifications may also be considered.
xi) Applicants for the PGD in Transport Planning and PGD in Supply Chain and Logistics
Planning must possess the following:
1. B.Sc./B.Tech. (Third Class minimum) from Rivers State University or any
other recognized University in relevant disciplines such as Urban and
Regional Planning, Transport Management, Marine Engineering, Business
Administration, Environmental Sciences, etc.
2. HND or its equivalent (with at least an Upper Credit).
3. Holders of recognized professional qualifications in Logistics/Transport, e.g.
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); Institute of Transport
Engineers; Institute of Transport Administration and others, with at least 5
years working experience in a transport or related organization.
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xii) Applicants for the PGD in Environmental Management and Control must possess
the following:
(a) Third Class or Pass degree in Natural or Applied Sciences, Medical Science,
Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Geography.
(b) HND Upper Credit minimum or its equivalent in Natural or Applied Sciences,
Agriculture and Engineering from recognized higher institutions may also be
considered.
xiii) Applicants for the PGD in Applied Statistics must possess the following:-
(a) Third Class Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or related discipline from a
recognized university.
(b) Holders of Higher National Diploma in Statistics or related discipline with a
minimum of Upper Credit from a recognized institution may be considered
for admission.
(c) In addition, a candidate must satisfy the minimum entry requirement for
admission into a Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Mathematics of
Rivers State University i.e. a minimum of five O’Level credit passes in
Mathematics, English Language, Physics. The other subjects shall include
Chemistry, Biology and other relevant subjects (Economics, Statistics,
Further Mathematics).
B. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/Part-time Master’s degree
programme must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Lower
Division in the relevant discipline.
ii) For a Master’s degree in the Institute of Education, candidates shall possess a
minimum of Second Class Lower Division in the relevant field of study or
PGDE/PGDTE obtained from Rivers State University or any other recognized
Institution of equivalent status.
iii) A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE, PGDTE in the relevant discipline or an
equivalent Diploma (in Maritime Transport, Marine Engineering or Nautical
Studies, Master Mariner, Marine Engineers Class 1) with CGPA of 3.50 or above
(on a five-point grade system) may apply for the Master’s Programmes.
iv) Candidates for MSc in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of either:
(a) B.Sc/B.Tech in Surveying and Geomatics degree with at least 2nd Class
Lower Division or equivalent from the Rivers State University or any other
approved University;
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(b) B.Sc degree (Second Class Lower minimum) in subjects cognate to
Surveying such as Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Geography (with
Mathematics) and, in addition, a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Surveying
and Geomatics at a pass level equivalent to the CGPA of 3.0 and above on
a 5-point scale obtained from the Rivers State University;
(c) Higher National Diploma (HND) Upper Credit minimum from a recognized
institution may also be considered. Holders of the HND with Lower Credit
with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may
be considered. However, such candidates must enroll for and pass
prescribed remedial courses in Surveying and Geomatics.
v) Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Technical
and Science Education/Institute of Education should possess
EITHER
a good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class Lower Division) in a
relevant teaching subject
OR
Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least lower credit classification
in addition to PGDE or PGDTE with a CGPA of 3.50 obtained from this University
or any other recognized institution.
vi) Candidates for the programme in Social Work and Gender Studies must possess:-
(a) A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, History, Public
Administration, Sociology, Anthropology or any other relevant discipline of
the Rivers State University or that of any other recognized university with at
least a Second Class Lower Division with 3.00 CGPA on a 5-point scale.
(b) A PGD at Credit level pass (i.e. 3.5) in relevant area (such as Social Studies,
Political Science, Economics, History, Public Administration, Sociology,
Anthropology or any other relevant discipline) from the Institute or a
recognized university.
vii) Candidates for the programme in Local Government Administration must
possess:-
(a) A relevant Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, Public
Administration, Sociology or Anthropology of the Rivers State University or
that of any other recognized university with at least a Second Class (Lower
Division) with 3.00 CGPA on a 5-point scale.
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(b) A PGD at Credit level pass (i.e. 3.5) in relevant area (such as Social Studies,
Political Science, Economics, History, Public Administration, Sociology or
Anthropology) from the Institute or a recognized university.
viii) Candidates for the programme in Philosophy are required to possess:-
(a) A good Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy of the Rivers State University or any
other recognized university with at least a Second Class Lower Division.
(b) A PGD at Upper Credit level in Philosophy from the Institute or a recognized
university will also be accepted.
ix) Candidates for the MPA and MSc in Public Administration are required to satisfy the
following:-
(a) A degree in relevant area from a recognized University with minimum of
Second Class lower division may be admitted provided the university
matriculation requirements are satisfied.
(b) A Postgraduate Diploma at Upper Credit level in relevant area from a
recognized university.
xi) Candidates for the MA in English Language and Communication Studies are
required to satisfy the following:-
(a) A relevant Bachelor’s degree in English Language, or English Literature, or
B.A. Education/English or Linguistics/Communication with a minimum of a
Second Class Lower division of the Rivers State University or any other
recognized university.
(b) A Postgraduate Diploma at Upper Credit level in Communication, Linguistics,
English language from the Institute or a recognized university will also be
accepted.
xii) Candidates for the MA in History and International Studies are required to satisfy
the following:-
(a) Candidates for M.A. programme in History must have five credit passes
including English, History or Government at the O’ level as basic requirement.
(b) Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Arts (B.A) in History and Intern
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(a) A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Management, Sciences, Engineering,
Political Science, History, Public Administration, Sociology or English
Language and Literature of the Rivers State University or any other
recognized university.
(b) A Postgraduate Diploma at Upper Credit level from RSUST or a recognized
university.
xiv) Candidates for the MSc Transport Planning and M.Sc Supply Chain and Logistics
Planning must have a PGD in Transport and Logistics Studies (with a minimum
CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point grade system) or B.Sc./B.Tech. degrees(Second Class
Lower minimum) in Urban and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Marine
Engineering, Management Sciences, Environmental Sciences and disciplines
related to these.
xv) Candidates for the Professional Masters in Environmental Management and
Control require the following:-
(a) Bachelor’s Honours degree (not below Third Class) in Environmental
Management, Environmental Science, Natural or Applied Science based
subject, Agriculture, Geology, Medical Science or Technology/Engineering
and Geography.
(b) PGD in Environmental Management and Control with a minimum of
Merit/Pass (i.e. 3.0 – 3.49 of 5.0 scale).
xv) Candidates seeking admission into MSc Environmental Management should
possess:-
(a) A First or Second Upper Class degree or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry,
Biology, Geology, Geophysics, Geodesy, Meteorology, Mathematics,
Hydrology, Engineering, Architecture, Town and Country Planning,
Geography, Agriculture, Land Surveying, Computer Science or equivalent
acceptable to the Senate of the university for admission into a
Master’sprogramme.
(b) Second Class Lower Division Bachelor’s Honours degree in Environmental
Management or Environmental Sciences related courses.
(c) PGD at credit level pass (i.e. 3.5 of 5.0 scale) or 60% on weighted percentage
average.
NOTE FOR ENGINEERING
vx) The criteria for admission into the Master’s degree in Engineering are as follows:
i. The candidate must have B.Tech, B.Sc, or B.Eng degree in Engineering disciplines with at
least a Second Class Lower Division grade.
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ii. A candidate with an upper credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on
a 5-point scale) in Engineering disciplines from a recognized University shall be considered.
iii. The candidate shall in addition satisfy the University matriculation Examination (UTME)
which includes five O’Level Credit passes including English language, Mathematics, Physic
and Chemistry as requirements for admission into the degree programmein Engineering
disciplines and provides NYSC discharged/Exemption/Exclusion Certificate.
iv. Application shall be highly competitive and depending on availability of vacancies there shall
be a cut-off CGPA to be determined by the Departmental Postgraduate Board.
v. The M.Tech programme is available to first degree graduates in Agricultural Engineering or
Agricultural and Environmental Engineering or other related Engineering fields such as Civil
and Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering for (Agricultural and Environmental
Engineering Option),Mechanical Engineering for (Farm Power and Machinery
Engineering Option) from a recognized institution, with at least a second class Lower
Division.
( a) For admission into the M. Tech programme in Chem/Pet Engineering, a candidate must have:
(a) B. Tech, B. Sc, or B.Eng. degree in Chemical, Chemical/Petrochemical or Polymer
Engineering with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade;
(b) PGD (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) in Chemical, Chemical/Petrochemical
Engineering from a recognized university or HND with Upper Credit from a recognized Institution
(a) Candidates for M. Tech in Department of Electrical Engineering, either a First Degree in Electrical,
Electronics or Computer Engineering with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade;
(b) Or PGD (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) in Electrical, Electronics or Computer
Engineering from a recognised university must be considered.
(a) The criteria for admission into the Master of Technology (M.Tech) programmein Marine
Engineering, Naval Architecture, Offshore Engineering and Subsea Engineering, the candidate must
have B.Tech, B.Sc, or B.Eng degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture with at least a Second
Class Lower Division grade.
(a) The criteria for admission into the Master of Technology (MTech) programme in Mechanical
Engineering , the candidate must have B.Tech, B.Sc, or B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering
with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade
C. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES
A candidate for a PhD programme shall:
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i) Possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a five-point grade
system, in a relevant discipline, obtained from the Rivers State University or any
other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent status.
ii) For a PhD degree in the Institute of Education, candidates shall possess a Master’s
degree (with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a 5-point scale) in the relevant field
of study obtained from Rivers State University or any other recognized institution
of equivalent status. (In addition, an applicant may be required to undergo a
selection test and or an interview).
iii) A candidate for PhD in Philosophy whose CGPA is not up to 3.5 will be required
to register for the MPhil/PhD programme. Such candidates must present two
seminars and a research proposal for grading and must score a minimum CGPA
of 3.5 before preceding to the PhD, otherwise the MPhil degree should be awarded
upon the submission of a thesis and its examination following the procedure of a
PhD thesis.
iv) A candidate for PhD in Public Administration must have a Master’s degree with a
CGPA of 3.5 on a five-point scale or at least an average of B grade (60%) which
includes coursework and research thesis from a recognized university.
v) A candidate for PhD in English Language must possess a good Master’s degree in
English Language or Literary Studies or Mass Communication from a recognized
university, with a CGPA not below 3.5 on a five-point scale.
vi) A candidate for PhD in History and International Studies must possess a Bachelor’s
degree in Arts (B.A) in History and International Studies, History and Diplomatic
Studies, History and International Relations or History and Strategic Studies from
approved and recognized universities with a minimum of Second Class Lower
Division.
vii) A candidate for PhD in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies must possess a good
Master’s degree in Peace Studies.
viii) Candidates for PhD in Surveying and Geomatics must have an M.Sc in Surveying
and Geomatics degree with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 60% weighted
average from Rivers State University or any other institution of equivalent status.
ix) A candidate for PhD in Estate Management with Master’s degree in other cognate
disciplines like Environmental Management will be required to take and pass
remedial courses as may be prescribed by the Department before proceeding with
their research.
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x) A candidate for a PhD in Environmental Management and Control shall possess
the following:-
(a) MSc degree with a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a five-point scale or 60% weighted
average.
(b) Demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision
making and problem solving potentials possibly through a selection process.
(c) All candidates whose MSc degrees are not in Environmental Management
will be required to audit (undergo) prescribed core courses of a Master
programme.
xi) Present himself or herself for a qualifying interview, if need be.
xi) Holders of Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees can only be
considered for admission into the relevant Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes
related to their first degrees.
No person shall be admitted to a programme unless his/her application
has been approved by the Postgraduate School Board on behalf of
Senate and on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty
Committee.
Note: In addition to the conditions above, a candidate may be required to
present himself/herself for a selection test and/or oral interview.
2. DURATION OF PROGRAMMES
2.1 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programmes run for two semesters
(minimum) and four semesters (maximum) with or without project writing.
2.2 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Engineering runs for a duration
of four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum) with project.
2.3 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Transport Planning and
Logistics and Supply Chain Planning runs for three semesters (minimum) and
five semesters (maximum).
2.4 The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs
for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.5 The full-time Master’s degree programme with dissertation is structured to last
for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
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2.6 The full-time Master’s degree programme with dissertation in Faculty of
Engineering is structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a
maximum of six semesters.
2.7 The full-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for
three semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.8 The part-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for
four semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.9 The full-time Master’s degree programme in Transport Planning and Logistics and
Supply Chain Planning will run for four semesters (minimum) and six
semesters (maximum).
2.10 The full-time Professional Master’s programmein Environmental Management and
Control will run for three semesters (minimum) and six semesters
(maximum).
2.11 The full-time Master’s degree (MSc) in Environmental Management and Control
will run for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.12 The full–time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with thesis runs for six
semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.13 The part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Surveying and Geomatics
runs for eight semesters (minimum) and ten semesters (maximum).
2.14 The full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Environmental
Management and Control will run for six semesters (minimum) and eight
semesters (maximum).
2.15 Part-time study, specifically to be undertaken at weekends only, is available for
the programmes in Shipping Management and Maritime Transport Technology for
six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.16 Part-time study in Faculty of Engineering is available for PhD programmes only
and runs for ten semesters (minimum) and twelve semesters (maximum).
2.17 Unless otherwise stated, part-time studies in any Faculty, where it is available,
will take twice the duration allowed for the corresponding full-time programmes.
Such part-time PhD programmes will last for ten semesters (minimum) and
twelve semesters (maximum).
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2.18 The sandwich Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Education run for a minimum
duration of two long vacations and a maximum of four long vacations.
2.19 All sandwich Master’s programmes with dissertation in Education run for a
minimum duration of four long vacations and maximum of six long
vacations.
2.20 The sandwich Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with thesis in Education
run for a minimum duration of six long vacations and a maximum of eight
long vacations.
3. MODE OF APPLICATION
Applications for admission to any postgraduate programme shall be made on-line
by logging onto http://www.ust.edu.ng and making an e-payment of thirty thousand
naira (N30,000.00) only, using interswitch verve – enabled cards. Application
forms should be completed on-line, downloaded and hard copies submitted to the
Secretary, Postgraduate School along with the following:
i) Photocopies of Certificates.
ii) Certified academic transcripts. (It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure
that copies of their academic transcripts are forwarded under confidential
cover directly to The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Rivers State
University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt).
iii) Letter of reference from three referees, including one from a previous
academic institution, stating that applicant is qualified to undertake
advanced studies and
research and that the Referee is confident that the applicant will benefit
from the training.
For PhD applicants, brief research proposals on their intended areas of study
should also accompany the application forms.
The deadline for submission of applications on-line and at the Postgraduate Schoo

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