• Apply for NSUK Postgraduate Admission Form 2019/20 Session.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various Postgraduate programmes of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).

    (i) Only Courses available for the session are advertised and as such candidates are advised to select courses available in this advertisement.
    (ii) Candidates are advised to PRINT out the advertisement and STUDY thoroughly before COMMENCING the application procedure online.

    1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes
    These are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.; M.Sc. and LL.M degrees, with a minimum of 4.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA or equivalent 60% score in their academic Master degree
    programmes. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of six (6) semesters and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters.

    Relevant courses will betaken for the Ph.D. full time studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.

    2. M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes
    Candidates who score less than 4.0 CGPA or equivalent 60% score in M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., LL.M. can apply for admission in to the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil/Ph.D.) degree programme. The M.Phil/Ph.D. degree programme is available only to full-time candidates. It runs for a minimum period of two (2) semesters and a maximum period of four (4) semesters. Candidates in this category are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. To be eligible for conversion for the Ph.D. programme, candidates are expected to score not less than 4.00 CGPA at the end of the first session.

    3. Master Degree Programmes
    M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., LL.M. degrees run for a minimum period of 4 semesters and a maximum period of 6 semesters for full-time candidates; a minimum period of 6 semesters and a maximum period of 8 semesters for part-time candidates. All Master Degree Programmes are by coursework. This is in addition to a research report in forms of a Dissertation or Research project. HND with PGDs at upper credit may be acceptable.

    4. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
    Postgraduate Diploma degrees are available to candidates with a Third class (honours) degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) with minimum of lower credit or its equivalents. The Diplomas run for a minimum period of 2 semesters and a maximum period of 4 semesters for full time candidates or a minimum period of 4 semesters and a maximum period of 6 semesters for part time candidates.

    5. General information
    The Postgraduate session for Postgraduate programmes is two (2) semesters, commencing in October and ending in September of the following year, starting from the date of first registration.

    General Requirements:
    i. All Certificates shall be available at the point of purchasing the application form, including the National Youth Service Corp DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE OREXEMPTION CERTIFICATE.
    ii. Candidates are expected to submit their application forms online together with the scanned copies of their credentials.
    iii. Transcripts of Academic Records should be forwarded to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. The Postgraduate School will not be held liable for any misdirected transcript, please.
    iv. All candidates must have 5 O/L Credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics.
    v. Applicants for the Master degree programmes who are graduates of Narasawa State University, Keffi and other recognized Universities must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and must be applying for programmes in which they have their first degrees. However, applicants with Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and those with higher classes of degrees seeking admissions into programmes outside those in which they have their first degrees may be admitted, provided they
    satisfy Senate requirements. All Candidates shall apply early for their official Bachelor’s degree transcript to be sent to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, before the expiration of
    the deadline.
    vi. Applicants for the Postgraduate programmes will be subjected to written assessment (qualifying examination) irrespective of the class of degree obtained.


    1. Faculty of Administration
    Department of Accounting
    Ph.D, M.Phil./Ph.D., M.Sc, Public Sector Accounting, Master in Accounting and Finance
    Department of Banking & Finance
    Ph.D, M.Sc, PGD,
    Department of Business Administration
    Ph.D, M.Phil/Ph.D, M.Sc, MBA (Accounting), MBA (Finance), MBA (Entrepreneurship), MBA (General), MBA (Human Resource Management), MBA (Management), MBA (Marketing), MBA (Management Information System), PGD. Department of Entrepreneurship
    M.Sc, PGDEN.
    Department of Public Administration
    Ph.D, M.Phil/Ph.D, M.Sc, MPA (General), MPA (Local Government Administration), MPA (Management), MPA (Personnel Administration), MPA (Public Policy Analysis), PGD.

    2. Faculty of Agriculture
    Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
    Ph.D Agricultural Economics, M.Sc Agricultural Economics, M.Sc Agricultural Extension, PGD Agric Economics & Extension, PGD Agric Economics & Extension Farm Management.
    Department of Agronomy
    Ph.D Crop Protection, Ph.D Crop Science, Ph.D Soil Science, M.Phil/Ph.D Crop Science, M.Sc Crop Protection, M.Sc Crop Science, M.Sc Soil Science, PGD Agronomy (Soil Fertility & Management Option), PGD Agronomy (Soil & Water Management Option), PGD Agronomy (Crop Product Option), PGD Agronomy (Crop Science Option).
    Department of Animal Science
    Ph.D., M.Sc, PGD
    Department of Fisheries
    Ph.D. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management (Aquaculture), Ph.D. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management (Fish Nutrition), Ph.D. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management (Fisheries Management & Conservation), Ph.D Aquaculture & Fisheries Management (Fish Breeding & Larviculture), Ph.D. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management (Fish Gear Technology), M.Sc. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management, PGD Aquaculture & Fisheries Management.
    Department of Home Science & Management
    Ph.D. Home Science & Management (Clothing & Textile), Ph.D. Home Science &
    Management (Food & Nutrition), Ph.D. Home Science & Management (Consumer Education
    & Consumer Behaviour), Ph.D. Home Science & Management (Child Development), M.Sc
    Home Science & Management, PGD Home Science & Management (Consumer Education & Consumer Behaviour), PGD Home Science & Management (Clothing & Textile), PGD Home Science & management (Food & Nutrition), PGD Home Science & Management (Child Development).

    3. Faculty of Arts
    Department of Arabic
    Ph.D. Arabic, M.Phil/Ph.D. Arabic, M.A. Arabic.
    Department of English
    Ph.D. English, Ph.D. Literature in English, M.Phil/Ph.D. English, M.A. English, M.A.
    Literature in English, PGD English Language, PGD Literature in English.
    Department of French
    Ph.D. French (French Language & Linguistics), Ph.D. French (African Literature in French),
    Ph.D French (Comparative Literature), M.Phil/Ph.D. French, M.A. French (Literature), M.A.
    French (Language), PGD French.
    Department of History
    Ph.D. History, M.A. History
    Department of Islamic Studies
    Ph.D. Islamic Studies, M.Phil/Ph.D. Islamic Studies, M.A. Islamic Studies, PGD Islamic
    Department of Linguistics
    Ph.D. Linguistics, M.A. Linguistics.
    Department of Philosophy &Religious Studies
    Ph.D. Biblical Studies (New Testament), Ph.D. Church History, Ph.D. Philosophy & Ethics,
    Ph.D. Biblical Studies (Old Testament), Ph.D. Religious Studies, M.Phil/Ph.D. Religious
    Studies (Biblical Studies), M.A. African Traditional Religion, M.A. Biblical Studies (New Testament), M.A. Church History, M.A. Philosophy & Ethics, M.A. Religious Studies, M.A. Sociology of Religion.
    Department of Theatre Arts & Cultural Studies
    Ph.D. Theatre Arts, M.Phil/Ph.D. Film & Media Arts, M.Phil/Ph.D. Cultural Policy &
    Management, M.Phil/Ph.D. Development Communication, M.A. Film & Media Arts, PGD
    Cultural Administration, M.A. Cultural Policy & Management, M.A. Development
    Communication, M.A. Theatre Arts, PGD Development Communication, , PGD Theatre Arts.

    4. Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences
    Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    Ph.D. Biochemistry, M.Phil/Ph.D. Biochemistry, M.Sc Biochemistry, PGD Biochemistry.
    Department of Microbiology
    Ph.D. Microbiology, Ph.D. Food & Industrial Microbiology, Ph.D. Environmental
    Microbiology, Ph.D. Medical Microbiology, M.Sc. Food & Industrial Microbiology, M.Sc.
    Environmental Microbiology, M.Sc. Medical Microbiology, M.Sc. Microbiology, PGD
    Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology
    Ph.D. Plant Genetics & Breeding, Ph.D. Plant Science and Breeding, M.Sc. Plant Genetics &
    Breeding, PGD Biodiversity & Conservation Management
    Department of Zoology
    Ph.D. Zoology (Applied Hydrobiology & Fisheries), Ph.D. Zoology (Applied Entomology &
    Parasitology), M.Sc. Zoology (Applied Hydrobiology & Fisheries), M.Sc. Zoology (Applied
    Entomology & Parasitology).
    Department of Chemistry
    Ph.D. Industrial Chemistry, Ph.D. Chemistry, M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry,
    PGD Chemistry.
    Department of Geology & Mining
    Ph.D. Geology (Mineral Exploration), Ph.D. Geology, (Sedimentology/Petroleum Geology),
    M.Phil/Ph.D. Geology (Sedimentary/Petroleum Geology), M.Phil/Ph.D. Geology
    (Engineering/Hydrogeology), M.Phil/Ph.D. Geology (Mineral Exploration), M.Phil/Ph.D.
    Geology (Environmental Geology), M.Sc. Environmental Geology, M.Sc. Geology and
    Mining (Engineering Geology/Hydrogeology), M.Sc. Mineral Exploration, M.Sc.
    Sedimentology/Petroleum Geology, PGD Geology and Mining.
    Department of Computer Science
    Ph.D. Computer Science, M.Phil/Ph.D. Computer Science, M.Sc. Computer Science
    (Networking), M.Sc. Computer Science (Database Management), M.Sc. Computer Science
    (Database /Information System), M.Sc. Computer Science (Information Security), M.Sc.
    Computer Science (Software Engineering), PGD Computer Science.
    Department of Mathematical Science
    Ph.D. Mathematics, Ph.D. Mathematics (Pure), M.Phil/Ph.D. Mathematics, M.Sc.
    Mathematics (Pure), M.Sc. Mathematics (Applied),
    Department of Statistics
    Ph.D. Statistics, M.Phil/Ph.D. Statistics, M.Sc. Statistics, PGD Statistics.
    Department of Physics
    Ph.D. Physics (Plasma), Ph.D. Physics (Theoretical & Solid State), Ph.D. Physics
    (Theoretical & Solid State), Ph.D. Physics (Theoretical & Mathematics), Ph.D. Physics
    (Radiation & Medical), Ph.D. Physics (Geophysics), Ph.D. Physics (Electronics &
    Communication), M.Phil./Ph.D. Physics (Electronics & Communication) M.Sc. Physics
    (Geophysics), M.Sc. Physics (Plasma), M.Sc. Physics (Electronics & Communication), M.Sc.
    Physics (Theoretical & Mathematics), M.Sc. Physics (Radiation & Medical), M.Sc. Physics
    (Theoretical & Solid State), PGD Physics (Geophysics), PGD Physics (Theoretical & Solid
    State), PGD Physics (Radiation & Medical), PGD Physics (Electronics & Communication).

    5. Faculty of Law
    Department of Law
    Ph.D. Law, M.Phil/Ph.D. Law, Masters of Law,LLM (Law and Government), LLM (Taxation
    Law and Policy), LLM (Energy and Natural Resources Law), LLM (Intellectual Property
    Law and Policy), LLM (Entertainment and Sports Law), LLM (Law Enforcement and
    Administration), LLM (Communications and Information Technology Law), LLM (Secuirty
    Law and Policy), LLM (Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution), LLM (Investment Law and
    Policy), LLM (Constitutional and Human Rights Law), LLM (Law of Banking and Finance),
    LLM (Corporate Governance and Finance Law), LLM (Islamic Banking and Finance), LLM
    (International Maritime Law) LLM (Law), PGD in Refugee & International Humanitarian
    Law, PGD in Arbitration.

    6. Faculty of Education
    Department of Educational Foundation
    Ph.D. Curriculum Studies, Ph.D. Measurement & Evaluation, Ph.D. Philosophy & Ethics,
    Ph.D. Educational Admin & Planning, Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Ph.D. Philosophy of Education, Ph.D. Sociology of Education, M.Phil/Ph.D. Measurement & Evaluation,
    M.Phil./Ph.D. Educational Admin & Planning, M.Phil./Ph.D. Guidance & Counselling, M.Phil./Ph.D. Sociology of Education, M.Phil./Ph.D. Educational Psychology, M.Phil./Ph.D.
    Philosophy of Education, M.Phil./Ph.D. Curriculum Studies, M.Ed. Educational Admin & Planning, M.Ed. Curriculum Studies, M.Ed. Philosophy of Education, M.Ed. Guidance & Counselling, M.Ed. Measurement & Evaluation, M.Ed. Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Sociology of Education, Master in Educational Planning and Management (Part Time).
    Department of Science & Technology Mathematics Education
    Ph.D. Science Education, Ph.D. Mathematics Education, M.Phil/Ph.D. Mathematics
    Education, M.Phil/Ph.D. Science Education, M.Ed. Mathematics Education, M.Ed. Science

    7. Faculty of Social Sciences
    Department of Economics
    Ph.D. Economics,M.Phil/Ph.D. Economics, M.Sc. Economics, PGD Economics
    Department of Mass Communication
    Ph.D. Mass Communication, M.Sc. Mass Communication, PGD Mass Communication.
    Department of Political Sciences
    Ph.D. Political Science (Political Economy & Development Studies), Ph.D. Political Science
    (Public Policy Analysis), Ph.D. Political Science (International Relations), M.Phil./Ph.D.
    Political Science, M.Sc. Political Science (International Relations), M.Sc. Political Science
    (Political Economy & Development Studies), M.Sc. Political Science (Public Policy Analysis), PGD Political Science (Political Economy & Development Studies), PGD Political Science (Public Policy Analysis), PGD Political Science (International Relations).
    Department of Psychology
    Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology (Forensic/Correctional Psychology), Ph.D. Industrial Organizations Psychology, M.Sc. Forensic/Correctional Psychology, M.Sc. Clinical
    Psychology, M.Sc. Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), PGD Psychology.
    Department of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology, M.Phil/Ph.D. Sociology, M.Sc. Sociology, PGD Sociology.

    8. Faculty of Environmental Science
    Department of Geography
    Ph.D. Geography (Climatology), Ph.D. Geography (Environmental Resource Management),
    Ph.D. Geography (Geomorphology), M.Phil./Ph.D. Geography, M.Sc. Geography
    (Climatology), M.Sc. Geography (Environmental Resource Management), M.Sc. Geography
    (Geomorphology), M.Sc. Geography (Geographic Information System), Master in
    Environmental Resource Management, Master in Urban & Regional Planning, M.Sc. Urban
    & Regional Planning, PGD Geography (Climatology), PGD Environmental Resource
    Management, PGD Land Administration, PGD Disaster Management, PGD Urban &
    Regional Planning.

    9. Institute of Governance
    Security & Strategic Studies
    Ph.D. Security & Strategic Studies, M.Phil/Ph.D. Security & Strategic Studies, M.Sc.
    Security & Strategic Studies, PGD Security & Strategic Studies.
    Peace & Conflict Studies
    Ph.D. Peace & Conflict Studies, M.Sc. Peace & Conflict Studies, PGD Peace & Conflict
    Studies, Forensic Studies
    M.Sc. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Accounting & Auditing), M.Sc. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensic).
    Law & Corporate Governance,
    Master in Law & Corporate Governance,
    Procurement Studies
    Master in Public Procurement

    10. Institute of Education
    PGD Educational Administration& Planning, PGD Education, PGD Guidance &Counselling.

    11. Centre for Cyberspace
    Master in Cyber Security.

    Method of Application:

    Application forms would be purchased at the cost of N15,000 only. This is in addition to the payment of N5,000 only for Screening/ Examination Administration in any of these banks through Remitta platform:
    – Diamond Bank, Ecobank, First Bank, UBA, Zenith Bank, GT Bank, Union Bank, Unity Bank, SKYE Bank, FCMB, Keystone Bank etc.
    Forms are filled online at NSUK website: www.nsuk.edu.ng (Select “Prospective students” link, select ‘apply online the postgraduate school’) Please, follow all instructions.

    Screening Exam Date & Details:

    The qualifying examination for all applicants seeking admissions into Postgraduate degree programmes will hold on October 12th and 19th as shown below;

    12th October 2019Natural and Applied ScienceFaculty Complex and Assembly Hall9.00am
    Faculty of LawFaculty Complex
    Faculty of AgricFaculty Complex, Shabu Lafia
    Faculty of Social SciencesFaculty Complex & 1000 seat Auditorium
    Institute of Governors & Development StudiesSPGS Auditorium and Class Rooms
    Institute of Strategic & Development CommunicationInstitute Complex and faculty of Arts Complex
    Institute of EducationFaculty of Administration
    Center for CyberspaceFaculty of Environmental Complex
    Centre for Gender Studies
    19th October 2019Faculty of AdministrationFaculty Complex & 1000 seat Auditorium9.00am
    Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts & Law Complexes
    Faculty of EducationFaculty of Natural & Applied Sciences Complex
    Faculty of Environmental SciencesFaculty Complex & Assembly Hall

    Please Note:
    (i) Candidates are to come with original and photocopies of their credentials (and transcript if not yet submitted).
    (ii) Writing material for tests may be required.

    Attendance by all applicants is mandatory.

    Closing Date:

    Application forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Thursday, 15th August, 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail.

    Best of luck To You all…
    CampusPortalNG Team


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