Usman Danfodio University Sokoto: Post Graduate Programmes And Admission Requirements

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Usman Danfodio University Sokoto UDUS as it is normally called, is one of the federal universities in Nigeria , the school prides itself as one of the most prestigious universities in the northern part of Nigeria. The University provides the opportunities  for both existing and prospective postgraduate students who wish to be part of an thrilled and a disciplined academic atmosphere. With their wide range of rich graduate post graduate diploma programmes, you can be sure of shining professional or academic career when you join one of Nigeria’s foremost academic society.
Upon application as a student of Usman Danfodio University Sokoto, you will have access to numerous scholarly contents, resourceful electronic-Library, well-equiped laboratories, research based curricula and state of the art ICT facilities.

To enrol as a post graduate diploma student of Usman Danfodio University Sokoto, it is advisable to go through his list containing all available courses or programmes from all available faculties and departments and their admission requirements before applying online through their official website

Please note the  following below upon application

  • Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) are NOT eligible for admission into the Postgraduate Programmes of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University.
  • Applicants with ‘PASS’ at Diploma or Degree level are not eligible for admission.
  • Applicants without NYSC Discharge /Exemption/Exclusion Certificate need not apply.

Usman Danfodio University Sokoto: List of Post Graduate Programmes

.No.

Faculty /Department

Programmes

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE  
a. Department of Soil Science Ph.D Soil Science, M.Phil. Soil Science, MSc. Soil Science
 
b. Department of Forestry & Environment Ph.D. Forestry, M.Phil. Forestry, MSc. Forest Biology & Silviculture,
    Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
 
c. Department of Animal Science Ph.D. Animal Science, M.Phil. Animal Science, MSc. Animal Science
    Postgraduate Diploma (Livestock Production & Management)
 
d. Department of Agricultural Economics Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, M.Phil. Agricultural Economics,
    MSc. Agricultural Economics, Postgraduate Diploma (Agric. Econs & Extension)
 
e. Department of Crop Science Ph.D. Crop Science, MSc. Crop Science
 
f. Department of Agric. Ext. & Rural Development Ph.D. Agricultural Extension, M.Phil. Agricultural Extension,
    MSc. Agricultural Extension
 
g. Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture M.Phil. Fisheries Management, MSc. Fisheries Management,
    Postgraduate Diploma in Fisheries Management
 
2. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES  
a. Department of Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA),
    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)
 
b. Department of Business Administration Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
 
3. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  
a. Department of Sociology Ph.D. Sociology, M.Phil. Sociology, MSc. Sociology, Master of Social Policy (MSP)
 
b. Department of Political Science Ph.D. Political Science, M.Phil. Political Science, MSc. Political Science
    Master of International Affairs & Diplomacy (MIAD), Master of Governance and Public Policy (MGPP)
 
c. Department of Geography Ph.D. Geography, M.Phil. Geography, MSc. Geography,
    Master in Gender, Environment and Development (M.GED)
    Master in Geographic Information System (M.GIS)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)
 
d. Department of Economics MSc. Economics, Master of Banking and Finance (MBF),
    Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)
 
4. FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE  
a. Department of Vet. Anatomy Ph.D. Vet. Anatomy, MSc. Vet. Anatomy
 
b. Department of Vet. Physiology & Biochemistry MSc. Vet. Physiology
     
c. Department of Vet. Pharmacology & Toxicology Ph.D. Vet. Pharmacology, MSc. Vet. Pharmacology
 
d. Department of Vet. Medicine Ph.D. Vet. Medicine, MVM Vet. Medicine
 
e. Department of Vet. Pathology Ph.D. Vet. Pathology, MSc. Vet. Pathology
 
f. Department of Theriogenology & Animal Production Ph.D. Theriogenology, MSc. Theriogenology, MSc. Animal Production
 
g. Department of Surgery & Radiology Ph.D. Vet. Surgery, MVS Vet. Surgery
 
h. Department of Vet. Pub. Health & Preventive Medicine Ph.D. Preventive Medicine, Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health, MVPH, MPVM
 
i. Department of Vet. Microbiology Ph.D. Vet. Microbiology, MSc. Vet. Microbiology
 
j. Department of Vet. Parasitology MSc. Vet. Parasitology
 
5. FACULTY OF ARTS & ISLAMIC STUDIES  
a. Department of Arabic Ph.D. Arabic. M.A. Arabic
 
b. Department of Nigerian Languages Ph.D. Hausa, M.A. Hausa
 
c. Department of Modern European Language & Linguistics. Ph.D. English Language, Ph.D. Literature in English, Ph.D. Linguistics, Ph.D. French, M.Phil. English Language, M.Phil. Literature in English, M.Phil. Linguistics, M.Phil. French, M.A. English Language, M.A. Literature in English, M.A. Linguistics, M.A. French.
 
d. Department of History Ph.D. History, M.Phil. History, M.A. History, Masters International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Migration & Refugee Studies (PGDMRS)
    Postgraduate Diploma in African and Development Studies (PGDADS)
 
e. Deaprtment of Islamic Studies Ph.D. Islamic Studies, M.Phil. Islamic Studies, M.A. Islamic Studies
 
6. FACULTY OF EDUCATION & EXTENSION SERVICES  
a. Department of Adult Education & Extension Ph.D. Primary Education, M.Phil. Primary Education, M.Ed. Adult Education, M.Ed. Primary Education
 
b. Department of Curriculum & Educational Technology. Ph.D. Language Education, M.Phil. Language Education, M.Ed. Language Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
     
c. Department of Science & Vocational Education Ph.D. Science Education, Ph.D. Maths Education, M.Phil. Science Education
    M.Ed. Science Education, M.Ed. Maths Education.
 
d. Department of Educational Foundation Ph.D. Admin & Planning, Ph.D. Sociology of Education, Ph.D. Philosophy of Education,
    Ph.D. Guidance & Councelling, M.Ed. Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Sociology of Education, M.Ed. Philosophy of Education, M.Ed. Guidance & Councelling.
 
7. FACULTY OF SCIENCE  
a. Department of Mathemmatics Ph.D. Mathematics, M.Phil. Mathematics, MSc. Mathematics,
    Ph.D. Statistics, MSc. Statistics, Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)
    Ph.D. Computer Science, MSc. Computer Science, Master Information Technology (MIT), Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDS).
 
b. Department of Biochemistry Ph.D. Biochemistry, M.Phil. Biochemistry, MSc. Biochemistry.
 
c. Department of Physics Ph.D. Physics, M.Phil. Physics, MSc. Physics
 
d. Department of Biological Sciences Ph.D. Botany, M.Phil. Botany, MSc. Botany, Ph.D. Biology, M.Phil. Biology,
    MSc. Biology, Ph.D. Zoology, Postgraduate Diploma in Biological Sciences (PGDBS)
 
e. Department of Microbiology Ph.D. Microbiology, MSc. Microbiology
 
f. Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry Ph.D. Petroleum Chemistry, Ph.D. renewable Energy, Ph.D. Pure Chemistry,
    Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, M.Phil. Petroleum Chemistry, M.Phil. Renewable Energy
    MSc. Pure Chemistry, MSc. Applied Chemistry, MSc. Petroleum Chemistry, MSc. Renewable Energy.
 
8. FACULTY OF MEDICAL LAB SCIENCE MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology)
    MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Hispathology)
    MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Immunology)
    MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology)
    MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Haematology)
 
9. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE  
a. Department of Pharmacology & Theriogenology Ph.D. Pharmacology, M.Phil. Pharmacology, MSc. Pharmacology
 
b. Department of Chemical Pathology & Immunology Ph.D. Chemical Pathology, MSc. Chemical Pathology
 
c. Department of Physiology Ph.D. Physiology, M.Phil. Physiology, MSc. Physiology
 
d. Department of Anatomy MSc. Anatomy
 
10. FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES Master of Public Health (MPH)
 
11. FACULTY OF LAW Ph.D. Law, LL.M
    Master of Information and Communication Techology Law (MICTEL)
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Usma, Danfodio University Sokoto Post graduate Admission Requirements

(a) Postgraduate Diploma

The following may qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions.
  2. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) (not HD) with a minimum of Upper Credit pass or its equivalent in relevant areas.
  3. In special cases, holders of HND with minimum of Upper Credit pass in non- related areas may be admitted after passing such tests as may be prescribed by the Departments/Faculties.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. In addition to (i) – (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s minimum requirement(s) for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.

(b) Master’s Degree (Academic and Professional)

The following may qualify for the Masters Degree admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with at least second-class division or its equivalent, or candidates with University degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions with at least a credit level pass.
  2. Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with average of “C” or 50% or above. Such candidates may be subjected to qualifying tests.
  3. Candidates with only Bachelors degree in Third Class division and a relevant Postgraduate Diploma.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. Candidates may be required to pass examination set by departments to which they are seeking admission to determine their suitability for postgraduate work.
  6. In addition to (i) -(v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.
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(c) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

The following may qualify for thMaster of Philosophy admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions who have obtained a Masters degree with a GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4-point scale or less than 4.0 on 5-point scale.
  2. Holders of a Masters degree in a cognate discipline with a GPA of 4 and above.
  3. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  4. In addition to (i) – (iii) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s minimum requirements for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.

(d) Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The following may qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and other recognized institutions who have obtained good Masters Degree with a GPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
  2. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University and other recognized institutions who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
  3. In addition to (i) and (ii) above candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Second Class lower division.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. In addition to (i) – (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.
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