University of Abuja Masters / Postgraduate degree and general requirement

The following under listed below are the requirements for all postgraduate courses offered in UNIABUJA, these requirements must be strictly adhered to during your postgraduate application and registration process and failure to comply with these directives could lead to your application being disqualified. The general entry requirements below are for PGD (Postgraduate Diploma) programmes, all academic and non-academic Masters programmes and PhD programmes for fresh candidates.

  • Candidate for Postgraduate studies into the University of Abuja must have obtained at least (5) credits including English and Mathematics in not more than two sittings in WASC NECO GCE (Ordinary Level) or their equivalent.


  • Candidate applying for the M.A., M.Ed., M. Eng., MVPH, MVPM and M.Sc. degrees in any field must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with at least second class lower division in the relevant discipline.


  •  A Candidate for PhD in any Programme of the University of Abuja must have obtained a minimum weighted average score of 60% (4 points) letter grade “B” average performance in the Master’s Degree


  • A Candidate applying for the Ph.D. with a Master’s Degree from any other University, who in his/her Masters study had not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalent, similar to the courses in the University of Abuja shall, on admission be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% (4 points) or a letter grade “B”


  • Candidates seeking admission into any of the postgraduate Diploma Programmes must possess a university degree with a minimum grade of third class or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit.


  • MBBS, BDS is required for MPH Community Medicine while a health-related degree is required for MPH Sexual and Reproductive Health

NOTE: PhD, candidates should attach a maximum of 500 words research proposal

UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Science;

  • Dept. of Biological Sciences
      • M.Sc. Biology (Environmental)
      • M.Sc. Botany (Biodiversity)
      • M.Sc. Zoology (Parasitology)
      • M.Sc. Zoology (Fisheries)
      • Ph.D. Biology (Environmental)
      • Ph.D. Botany (Biodiversity)
      • Ph.D. Zoology (Parasitology)
      • Ph.D. Zoology (Fisheries)
    • Department of Microbiology
      • M.Sc. Food Microbiology
      • M.Sc. Industrial Microbiology
      • M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology
      • Ph.D. Food Microbiology
      • Ph.D. Industrial Microbiology
      • Ph.D. Environmental Microbiology
    • Dept of Chemistry – Physical Chem.
      • M.Sc. Physical Chemistry
      • M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
      • M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry
      • M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry
      • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry
      • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
      • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry
      • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry
    • Department of Computer Science
      • M.Sc. Computer Science (Infor. Security)
      • M.Sc. Computer Science (Software Engineering)
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Information System (PGDIS)
      • M.Sc. Computer Science (Intelligence System)
      • M.Sc. Comp. Sci. (Distributed Computing Systems)
      • M.Sc. Comp. Sci. (Networking Communication)
      • M.Sc. Computer Sci. (Database Systems)
      • Ph.D. Computer Science
    • Department of Physics
      • M.Sc. Solid State Physics
      • M.Sc. Solar Energy Physics
      • M.Sc. Applied Geophysics
      • Ph.D. Solid State Physics
      • Ph.D. Solar Energy Physics
      • Ph.D. Applied Geophysics
    • Department of Mathematics
      • M.Sc. Pure Mathematics
      • M.Sc. Applied Mathematics
      • Ph.D. Pure Mathematics
      • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics
    • Department of Statistics
      • PGD in Statistics (PGDS)
      • M.Sc. Statistics
      • Ph.D. Statistics


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Management Science

  • Department of Accounting
      • PGD Accounting
      • MSc. in Accounting & Finance
    • Department of Banking and Finance
      • PGD Banking and Finance
    • Depart. of Business Administration
      • PGD in Business Administration
      • PGDBA Business Administration
      • M.Sc. Business Administration
      • Ph.D. Business Administration
    • Depart. of Public Administration
      • PGDBPA in Public Administration
      • MPA Masters of Public Administration
      • M.Sc. Public Administration
      • Ph.D. Public Administration


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Crop Protection
      • PGD in Crop Protection
      • M.Sc. Crop Protection
      • Ph.D. Crop Protection
    • Department of Crop Science
      • PGD in Agronomy
      • PGD Agro Forestry
      • M.Sc. Agronomy
      • M.Sc. Agro Forestry
      • Ph.D. Crop Protection
      • Ph.D. Agronomy
      • Ph.D. Agro Forestry
    • Dept. of Agric. Econs. & Extension
      • PGD Agric. Econs. & Farm Managt.
      • PGD in Agric. Business Managt.
      • M.Sc. Agricultural Economics
      • M.Sc. Development Economics
      • M.Sc. Environmental Economics
      • M.Sc. Agric. Ext. & Rural Sociology
      • Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
      • Ph.D. Agric. Ext. & Rural Sociology
    • Department of Soil Science
      • PGD Soil Science
      • M.Sc. Soil Science
      • Ph.D. Soil Science
    • Department of Animal Science
      • PGD Animal Science
      • M.Sc. Animal Science
      • Ph.D. Animal Science


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Arts

  • Department of History & Diplomatic Studies
      • PGD in Diplomatic Studies
      • M.A. in Diplomatic Studies
      • M.A. in Nigerian and African History
      • M.Phil. in Nigerian and African History
      • M.Phil. in Diplomatic Studies
      • Ph.D. in Nigerian and African History
      • Ph.D. in Diplomatic Studies
      • Ph.D. in Nigerian and African History
      • Ph.D. in Diplomatic Studies
    • Department of Theatre Arts
      • PGD in Media Arts
      • PGD in Theatre Arts
      • M.A. in Media Arts
      • M.A in Theatre Arts
      • Ph.D. in Media Arts
      • Ph.D. in Theatre Arts
    • Department of English Language
      • M.A. English Language
      • M.A. Literature in English
      • Ph.D. English Language
      • Ph.D. Literature in English


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Basic Medical Science

  • Department of Anatomical Sciences
        • MSc Anatomical Sciences
        • PhD Anatomical Sciences
        • Department of Human Physiology
        • MSc Human Physiology
        • PhD Human Physiology
      • Department of Medical Biochemistry
        • MSc Medical Biochemistry
        • PhD Medical Biochemistry


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Department of Community Medicine
        • MPH Comm Medicine
        • MPH Sexual & Repro Health


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Education

  • PGD IN Education
    • Department of Educ. Management
      • M.Ed. Educ. Planning
      • Ph.D. Educ. Planning
    • Dept. of Counsel. & Edu. Psychology
      • M.Ed. Educational Psychology
      • PhD Educational Psychology
    • Dept. of Guidance & Counseling Edu.
      • M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling
      • PhD Guidance and Counseling
    • Dept. of Arts & Social Science Edu.
      • M.Ed. Counseling Education
      • M.Ed. Curriculum Studies
      • M.Ed. Language Education
      • M.Ed. Social Studies Education
      • PhD of Counseling Education
      • PhD Curriculum Studies
      • PhD in Language Education
      • PhD in Social Studies Education
    • Dept. of Science & Env. Edu.
      • M.Ed. Science Education
      • M.Ed. Mathematics Education
      • PhD in Science Education
      • PhD in Mathematics Education


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Civil Engineering
      • M. Eng. Civil Engineering
      • PhD. Eng. Civil Engineering
    • Department of Chemical Engineering
      • M. Eng. Chemical Engineering
      • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
    • Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
      • PGD Electrical Engineering
      • M. Eng. Electrical Engineering
      • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
    • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
      • M. Eng. Mechanical Engineering
      • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Law

  • Master of Laws (LL.M)
  • Ph.D. in Laws (Ph.D. Law)


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degrees under the Faculty of Social Science

  • Department of Economics
      • MFE master’s in financial economics
      • M.Sc. Economics
      • Ph.D. Economics
    • Dept. of Political Sci. & Int. Relations
      • Postgraduate Dip in Political Science
      • Masters in int. Relations & Diplomacy
      • M.Sc. Political Science (Int. Relations)
      • M.Sc. Political Sci. (Polit. Economy & Dev Studies)
      • M.Sc. Political Science (Policy Analysis)
      • Ph.D. Political Science (Int. Relations)
      • Ph.D. Political Science (Political Economy & Development Studies)
      • Ph.D. Political Science (Policy Analysis)
    • Department of Sociology
      • PGD. in Intercul. Conflict & Comm.
      • M.Sc. Gender Studies
      • M.Sc. Development Sociology
      • M.Sc. Industrial Sociology
      • M.Sc. Criminology
      • M.Sc. Demography
      • M.Sc. Medical Sociology
      • Ph.D. Sociology
    • Dept. of Geography & Env. Manag.
      • Postgraduate Dip. in Env. Plan & Protec.
      • Masters in Envi. Planning & Protection
      • M.Sc. Geo. (Popu & Manpower Plan.)
      • M.Sc. Geography (Geomorphology)
      • M.Sc. Geography (Biogeography)
      • M.Sc. Geography (Climatology)
      • Ph.D. in Envi. Resources Planning
      • Ph.D. Population & Manpower Plan.
      • Ph.D. Geomorphology
      • Ph.D. Biogeography
      • Ph.D. Climatology


UNIABUJA offers the following Master/Postgraduate degree under the Faculty of Vet. Medicine

  • Dept. of Vet. Public Health & Preven. Medicine
      • PGD Food Hygiene
      • PGD Epidemiology
      • M.Sc. Epidemiology
      • MVPH Veterinary Public Health
      • MVPH Veterinary Preventive Medicine
      • Ph.D. Epidemiology
      • Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health
      • Ph.D. Veterinary Preventive Medicine
    • Department of Veterinary Microbiology
      • M.Sc. Veterinary Microbiology
      • M.Sc. Bacteriology
      • M.Sc. Immunology
      • M.Sc. Virology
      • Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology
      • Ph.D. Bacteriology
      • Ph.D. Immunology
      • Ph.D. Virology
    • Department of Vet. Pharm & Toxicology
      • M.Sc. Pharmacology
      • M.Sc. Toxicology
      • Ph.D. Pharmacology
      • Ph.D. Toxicology
    • Dept. of Parasitology & Entomology
      • PGD Veterinary Parasitology
      • M.Sc. Vet Hematology Protozoa & Entomology
      • PhD Vet Helm Proto & Entomology


  • PGD in Gender Studies (Part-Time)
  • M.A. Gender Studies (Part-Time)


  • PGD Peace and Security (Professional)
  • PGD Leadership and Discipline (Professional)
  • PGD Society and Development (Professional)
  • Masters in Peace and Security (Professional)
  • Masters in Leadership & Discipline (Professional)
  • Masters in Society & Dev. (Professional)


  • PGD in Education (Part-Time)


  • PGD in Anti-Corruption Studies
  • PGD in Criminology & Security Studies
  • PGD in Leadership and Discipline Studies
  • PGD in NGO and Management Studies
  • PGD in Society and Development Studies
  • PGD in Social Rehabilitation Studies
  • PGD in Peace & Security Studies
  • Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies
  • Masters in Criminology & Security Studies
  • Masters in Leadership and Discipline Studies
  • Masters in NGO and Management Studies
  • Masters in Society & Development Studies
  • Masters in Social Rehabilitation Studies
  • Masters in Peace & Security Studies



Postgraduate ProgrammesDuration of Programme
Full-time Master’s degree programme part-Time Masters Degree Programme4 – 6 Semester6 – 8 Semesters
Ph.D Full-Time ProgrammePh.D Part-Time ProgrammeA minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of(10) semesters. A minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters.
Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD)
Full-Time Diploma Programmes
Minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD)Part-Time Diploma ProgrammesMinimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters

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