Tuesday, 11 July 2017

RSUST Application into Post Graduate School for 2017/2018 session now online

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into postgraduate programmes in the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the 2017/2018 academic session in the following Faculties/Institutes:-
A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics / Extension

a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

i) Agricultural Economics
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

b) Master of Science (M.Sc.)/ Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

i) Agricultural Economics (with specialization in Production Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing)
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with options in (Agricultural Extension Administration, Agricultural Extension Communication, Rural Sociology, Community and Rural Development)
iii) Social Work and Community Development
iv) International Economics and Finance
v) Development Economics and Planning
vi) Environmental Economics and Policy

2. 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

3. Department of Crop / Soil Science
a) PGD in:
i) Crop Science
ii) Soil Science 2


b) M.Sc., PhD in Crop Science, with the following areas of specialization:-
i) Crop Production and Physiology
ii) Plant Breeding and Genetics
iii) Plant Pathology and Entomology
iv) Farming Systems and Environment
v) Soil Physics and Conservation
vi) Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
vii) Soil Survey and Pedology
viii) Soil Fertility and Microbiology/ Biochemistry

4. 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
iii) Fisheries Policy and Management
iv) Aquatic Ecology
v) Fish Nutrition
vi) Fish Processing and Utilization

5. 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/ Biochemistry
iii) Food Quality Control and Assurance
iv) Food Processing and Storage Technology
6. Department of Forestry and Environment

a)

PGD in Forestry and Environment

b) M.Sc., PhD in Forestry and Environment, with the following areas of specialization:

i) Silviculture and Forest Ecology

ii) Forest Pathology and Tree Improvement

iii) iii) Forest Policy and Rural Sociology

iv) Wildlife Management and Ecotourism



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 in the following:-
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i) Environmental Engineering
ii) Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
iii) Soil and Water Engineering
iv) Farm Structures and Environmental Control Engineering
v) Agricultural Products Processing Storage Engineering

2. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering

a) PGD. M.Tech., PhD in Chemical Engineering
3. Department of Civil Engineering

a) PGD in Civil Engineering
b) M.Tech in Civil Engineering with the following options:-
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Highway Transportation Engineering

c) PhD in Civil Engineering with the following options:-
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Highway Transportation Engineering

4.

Department of Electrical Engineering

a) PGD in Electrical Engineering with the following options:-

i) Power Engineering

ii) Electronics Engineering

b) M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering with the following options:-

i) Power Engineering

ii) Electronics Engineering

iii) Communications Engineering

c) PhD in Electrical Engineering with the following option:

i) Power Engineering



5. Department of Marine Engineering
a) PGD in Marine Engineering
b) M.Tech., PhD in Marine Engineering with the following options:-

i) Marine Engineering (Power Plants)
ii) Naval Architecture and Ship Building
iii) Offshore Engineering
iv) Subsea Engineering

6. Department of Mechanical Engineering

a) PGD in Mechanical Engineering with the following options:-
i) Thermo-Fluids
ii) Production

b) M.Tech., PhD in Mechanical Engineering with the following options:- 4


i) Thermo-Fluids
ii) Production

c) Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M) Programme

7. Department of Petroleum Engineering

a) PGD, M.Tech., PhD in Petroleum Engineering
C. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

1. Department of Architecture
a) M. Sc., in Architecture
2. Department of Estate Management
a) PGD in Estate Management
b) M. Sc. in Real Estate
c) PhD in Estate Management

3. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
a) PGD, M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning
b) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Transport Planning
4. Department of Surveying and Geomatics
a) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Surveying and Geomatics

D. FACULTY OF LAW
a) PGD in Petroleum and Environmental Law

b) Master of Laws (LL.M)

c) 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 programmes in the following:-
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 5


ix) Shipping Management (Part-time, weekends only)
x) Maritime Transport Studies (Part-time, weekends only)

2) Department of Accountancy
a) M.Sc., PhD in the following:
i) Accountancy
ii) Taxation
iii) Public Sector Accounting
3) Department of Banking and Finance
a) M.Sc., PhD in the following:
i) Banking and Finance
ii) Quantitative Finance
iii) Corporate Finance
iv) Financial Markets
4) Department of Management
a) M.Sc., PhD in the following:
i) Human Resources Management
ii) Industrial Relations
iii) Business Policy
iv) Organizational Behaviour
b) M.Sc. in the following:-
i) Shipping Management (Part-time, weekends only)
ii) Maritime Transport Studies (Part-time, weekends only)
5) Department of Marketing
a) M.Sc. PhD in the following:-
i) Marketing
ii) Supply Chain and Logistics
6) Department of Mass Communication
a) M.Sc. in Mass Communication and Development Studies
7) Department of Office and Information Management
a) M.Sc. in Office and Information Management 6

F. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1. Department of Applied and Environmental Biology
a) PGD in the following:-
i) Microbiology
ii) Plant Science and Biotechnology
iii) Animal and Environmental Biology
b) M.Sc., PhD in Applied Microbiology with the following options:-
i) Food Microbiology
ii) Industrial Microbiology
iii) Environmental Microbiology
iv) Public Health Microbiology
c) M.Sc., PhD in the following:-
i) Applied Entomology
ii) Hydrobiology/Ecotoxicology
iii) Ecology/Environmental Biology
iv) Plant Pathology
v) Plant Physiology
vi) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
vii) Plant Ecology
2. Department of Chemistry
a) PGD in Chemistry
b) M.Sc., 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
3. Department of Medical Laboratory Science
a) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Medical Laboratory Science with the following options:
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Group Serology 7

4. Department of Mathematics/Computer Science
a) PGD in the following:-
i) Applied Statistics
ii) Computer Science
b) M.Sc. in Computer Science
c) M.Sc., PhD, in the following:-
i) Applied Mathematics
ii) Applied Statistics
5. Department of Physics
a) PGD, M.Sc., PhD in Physics with the following options:
i) Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics)
ii) Applied Geophysics
G. FACULTY OF TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
1. Department of Business Education
a) M.Sc. in Business Education, with the following areas of specialization:-
i) Accountancy
ii) Entrepreneurship
iii) Office Management and Technology
iv) Economics Education
b) PhD in Business Education
2. Department of Educational Foundations
a) M.Ed., PhD in the following:
i) Educational Management and Planning
ii) Philosophy of Education

iii) History and Policy of Education
iv) Sociology of Education
v) Curriculum and Instruction
vi) Educational Technology
vii) Adult Education and Community Studies
viii) Educational Measurement and Evaluation
ix) Guidance and Counselling
3. Department of Science Education
a) M.Sc., PhD in Science Education, with the following options:-
i) Biology
ii) Chemistry
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iii) Integrated Science
iv) Mathematics
v) Physics

4. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
a) M.Sc., PhD in Agricultural Education with the following options:
i) Vocational Administration
ii) Community Development
iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
b) M.Sc., PhD in Technical Education, with the following options:
i) Building Technology

ii) Electrical/Electronic Technology
iii) Mechanical Technology
6. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE) - Full-time and Sandwich
b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) - Full-time and Sandwich
c) M.Ed. and PhD in the following:-
i) Adult Education
ii) Educational Management and Planning
iii) Philosophy of Education
iv) History and Policy of Education
v) Guidance and Counseling
vi) Measurement and Evaluation
vii) Sociology of Education
viii) Curriculum and Instruction
ix) Educational Technology
x) Educational Psychology
d) M.Sc., PhD in Business Education, with the following options:-
i) Accountancy
ii) Entrepreneurship
iii) Office Management and Technology
iv) Economics Education
e) M.Sc., PhD in Science Education, with the following options:- 9

i) Biology
ii) Chemistry
iii) Integrated Science
iv) Mathematics
v) Physics
f) M.Sc., PhD in Vocational and Technology Education with the following
options:-
i) Electrical and Electronic Technology
ii) Mechanical Technology
iii) Building Technology
iv) Agricultural Education
NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES: The first semester of the 2016/2017 Sandwich year programmes for the Institute’s Masters degrees, PhD degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas will run during the long vacation (24TH JULY - 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2017).
Hostel accommodation is available at an affordable cost.
H. INSTITUTE OF FOUNDATION STUDIES
a) PGD in the following:-
i) Social Studies
ii) Local Government Administration
iii) Philosophy
iv) Public Administration
v) English Language and Communication Studies
vi) History and International Studies
vii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
b) Degrees in the following
i) Social Work and Gender Studies (M.Sc., PhD)
ii) Local Government Administration (M.Sc., PhD)
iii) Philosophy (MA, PhD)
iv) Public Administration (MPA)
v) Public Administration (M.Sc. , PhD)
vi) English Language and Communication Studies (MA, PhD)
vii) History and International Relations (MA, PhD)
viii) Peace, Conflict and Security Studies (MA, PhD)

I. INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY

a) PGD in Environmental Management and Control
b) MEMC (Professional Masters) in Environmental Management and Control
c) M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Control
d) PhD in Environmental Management and Control 10

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 or Higher National Diploma (lower credit) in Engineering with a minimum of five (5) years post- qualification experience.

iii) For Faculty of Engineering, candidates must be holders of at least a Third Class or Pass degree in Engineering from a recognized institution.

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; or Physics (with Electronics) or Computer Science.

v) 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.

vi) Candidates for PGD in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of one of the following:-
(a) Third Class B.Sc/B.Tech degree in Surveying
(b) B.Sc/B.Tech in 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.
vii) Applicants for PGD in Medical Laboratory Science must have a BMLS degree from a recognized institution (minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 5 – point scale) or a professional Assistant Diploma of the Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria. 11

viii) For the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) the following are required:-
a) A minimum of a third class degree in any discipline from an approved
University
b) HND with Credit/Merit pass in a relevant teaching subject.
ix) Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE) must
have one of the following minimum qualifications:
a) Third Class degree in any Technical discipline awarded by a recognized
University.
b) Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent in any Technical subject
awarded by any recognized institution.
x) Applicants for the a PGD programme in the Institute of Foundation Studies must
possess at least a Third Class degree or HND Lower Credit.
xi) Applicants for the PGD in Transport and PGD in Supply Chain and Logistics
must possess one of the following minimum qualifications:-
a) 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.
b) HND or its equivalent (with at least an Upper Credit).
c) A recognized Professional qualification 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.
xii) Applicants for the PGD in Environmental Management and Control must possess
one of the following minimum qualifications:-
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.
B. MASTER’S 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 or PGD with minimum CGPA of 3.50 (on a 5 – point scale) in the relevant discipline.
ii) Applicants for the Master of Science in International Economics and Finance, Environmental Economics and Policy, Development Economics and Planning must have one of the following qualifications from a recognized institution: 12

a) Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minimum of second class lower division in addition to satisfying university matriculation requirements, including a credit pass in Economics.
b) HND (Upper Credit) in addition to PGD (Distinction) in Economics.
c) PGD in Economics with a CGPA of 3.50 and above on a 5- point grade system.
iii) Applicants for a Master’s degree in the Institute of Education 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.
iv) A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE, PGDTE in the relevant discipline or an
equivalent with CGPA of 3.50 or above (on a five-point grade system) may apply for the Masters Programmes.
v) Candidates for M.Sc. in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of one of the
following qualifications:
a) B.Sc./B.Tech. degree in Surveying and Geomatics (with at least 2nd Class Lower Division or equivalent) from the Rivers State University or any other approved University
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) Holders of 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.
vi) Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Technical and Science Education/Institute of Education should possess
EITHER
a) A good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class Lower Division) in a
relevant teaching subject
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b) 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.
vii) Candidates for the Masters programmes in Social Work and Gender Studies must possess one of the following qualifications:-
a) A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, History, Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology or in any other relevant discipline obtained from the Rivers State University or 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. CGPA 3.5) in the relevant area.
viii) Candidates for the programme in Local Government Administration must possess one of the following qualifications:-
a) A relevant Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, Public Administration, Sociology or Anthropology obtained from the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Second Class (Lower Division) and CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale.
b) A PGD at Credit level pass (CGPA of 3.5) in the relevant area.

ix) Candidates for the Master’s programme in Philosophy are required to possess any of
the following qualifications:-
a) A good Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from any 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.

x) Candidates for the MPA and M.Sc. in Public Administration are required to satisfy one of the following admission requirements:-
a) A degree in a relevant area from a recognized university with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division).
b) A PGD at Upper Credit level in a relevant area from a recognized university.

xi) Candidates for the MA in English Language and Communication Studies are required to satisfy one of the following:-
a) A 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) from any recognized university.
b) A PGD at Upper Credit level in Communication, Linguistics or English language from the Institute or any other recognized university.
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xii) Candidates for the MA in History and International Studies are required to satisfy the following admission requirements:-
a) Candidates for M.A. programme in History must have five credit passes including English, History or Government at the O’ level as basic requirements.
b) Bachelor’s Degree and a (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in History and International Studies, History and Diplomatic Studies, History and International Relations or History and Strategic Studies from approved and recognized universities.
c) PGD in History, Social Studies or Local Government Administration (minimum CGPA of 3.0) from a recognized institution.

xiii) Candidates for the MA in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies are required to satisfy one of the following requirements:-
a) A Bachelor’s degree (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in any discipline
from the Rivers State University or any other recognized university.
b) A Postgraduate Diploma with minimum CGPA of 3.0 from a recognized institution.
xiv) Candidates for the M.Sc. Transport Planning and M.Sc. Supply Chain and Logistics 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 one of the following qualifications:-
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 (CGPA of 3.0 on a 5.0 - point scale).
xvi) Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc. Environmental Management should possess one of the following:-
a) A First or Second Upper Class degree or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
Geology, Geophysics, Geodesy, Meteorology, Mathematics, Hydrology,
Engineering, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Agriculture,
Land Surveying, Computer Science or equivalent.
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.
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xvii) Candidates for M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science must possess a Second Class Lower degree (minimum CGPA of 3.00) in the option applied for. Special Fellows of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria are also eligible to apply. Candidates with PGD in Medical Laboratory Science (minimum CGPA of 3.50) may also be considered.
C. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate for a PhD programme shall 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 or equivalent status.
ii) Candidates seeking admission into the PhD degree in Medical Laboratory Science must possess an M.Sc. degree (minimum CGPA of 4.00) or course work performance of 60%) in the option applied for.
iii) Applicants for a PhD degree in the Institute of Education, 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.
iv) A candidate for PhD in Philosophy whose CGPA is less than 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 proceeding to the PhD, otherwise the MPhil degree would be awarded upon the submission of a dissertation and its examination, following the procedure for a PhD thesis.
v) A candidate for PhD in Public Administration must have a Master’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a five-point scale or at least an average of B grade (60%), which includes coursework and research dissertation from a recognized university.
vi) A candidate for PhD in English Language must possess a good Master’s degree
(minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale) in English Language or Literary Studies or Mass Communication from a recognized university.
vii) A candidate for PhD in History and International Studies must possess a Bachelor’s degree (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in History and International Studies, History and Diplomatic Studies, History and International Relations or History and Strategic Studies from approved and recognized universities.
viii) A candidate for PhD in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies must possess a good Master’s degree in Peace Studies. 16

ix) Candidates for PhD in Surveying and Geomatics must have an M.Sc. in Surveying and Geomatics degree (with minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 60% weighted average) from Rivers State University or any other institution of equivalent status.
x) A candidate for PhD in Estate Management with Master’s degree in other cognate disciplines (e.g. Environmental Management) will be required to take and pass remedial courses (as may be prescribed by the Department) before proceeding with their research.
xi) A candidate for 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 M.Sc. degrees are not in Environmental Management will be required to audit (undergo) prescribed core courses of the Master’s programme.
xii) Holders of Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are not eligible to apply for PhD programmes and 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 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). 17

2.5 The full-time Master’s degree programmes with dissertation are structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
2.6 The full-time Master’s degree programmes with dissertation in Faculty of Engineering are structured to last for a minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
2.7 The full-time Master’s degree programmes 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 six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.9 The full-time Master’s degree programmes in Transport Planning and Supply Chain and Logistics run for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.10 The full-time Professional Master’s programme in Environmental Management and Control runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.11 The full-time Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Environmental Management and Control runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
2.12 The full–time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with theses run 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 runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.15 Part-time M.Sc. programmes in Shipping Management and Maritime Transport Studies for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.16 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).
2.17 The sandwich Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Education run for a minimum duration of two long vacations and a maximum of four long vacations.
2.18 All sandwich Master’s programmes with dissertation in Education run for a minimum duration of four long vacations and maximum of six long vacations.

2.19 The sandwich Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with theses 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 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, attached to the identification forms to be downloaded from the University’s website. 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) Letters of reference from three referees (including one from the academic institution last attended) stating that the 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 application forms on-line and at the Postgraduate School is four weeks from the date of this publication.
V. T. Jamabo (Mrs.)
Acting Registrar
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