Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into postgraduate programmes in the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the 2021/ 2022 academic session in the following Faculties/ Institutes:
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
i) PGDTE/PGDE (Full-time, Sandwich and Weekend)
a) Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
b) Post Graduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE)
ii) The following Master’s Degree MEd, MSc degree programmes are available in
Sandwich programmes only in the Institute of Education.
1. Department of Adult Education and Community Development
M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development
2. Department of Business Education
M.Ed in Business Education
M.Sc in Business Education with Specialization in:
(c) Office Management and Technology
(d) Economics Education
3. Department of Educational Foundations
M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed in Educational Technology
M.Ed in Guidance and Counseling
M.Ed in History and Policy of Education
M.Ed in Measurement and Evaluation
M.Ed in Philosophy of Education
M.Ed in Sociology of Education
4. Department of Educational Management
M.Ed in Educational Management
5. Department of Science Education
M.Sc in Science Education with Specializations in
6. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
A. M.Sc.in Agricultural Education with specializations in:-
(ii) Community Development
(iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
B. M.Sc in Technical Education with Specializations in:
(i) Electrical and Electronics Technology
(ii) Mechanical Technology
(iii) Building Technology
The following PhD Degree programmes are available in Sandwich
programmes only in the Institute of Education.
1. Department of Educational Foundations
Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction
Ph.Din Educational Technology
Ph.D in Guidance and Counseling
Ph.D in History and Policy of Education
Ph.D in Measurement and Evaluation
Ph.Din Philosophy of Education
Ph.D in Sociology of Education
2. Department of Educational Management
Ph.D in Educational Management
3. Department of Science Education
Ph.D in Science Education
4. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
Ph.D in Agricultural Education
Ph.D in Technical Education
B. FACULTY OF LAW
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) IN LAW AND DIPLOMACY
C. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
1. Department of Political Science
(a) PGD, MSc, PhD in Local Government Administration
(b) PGD, MSc, PhD in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
(c) PGD, MSc, PhD in Public Administration
2. MPA-Public Administration
A. Candidates for 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 higher learning of
i. Candidates for Post graduate Diploma in Institute of Education shall possess first degree
not less than a third class awarded by any recognized Institution/University.
ii. Higher National Diploma (HND) not less than lower credit or its equivalent in any subject discipline or its equivalent in any Technical subject/disciple(for PGDTE only), awarded by any recognized institution
iii. Candidates for Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the Institute of Education shall possess a Masters Degree relevant field of study, obtained from Rivers State University or any other recognized Institution of higher learning of equivalent status.
B. Candidates for PhD Full time/part time in Law and Diplomacy should possess any of the following:-
(a) Master of Laws Degree (LLM), or
(b) Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) or
(c) Master of Law and Diplomacy (MLD) or
(d) Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) or
(e) Any other Advanced Masters Degree in Law or its equivalent that is awarded by
recognised Faculties established in Nigerian Universities or Universities abroad.
C. Candidates for Post Graduate Diploma in Political Science shall be 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;
(i) Candidate for Masters Degree in Political Science must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in Political Science obtained from the Rivers State University or any other recognized institution of equivalent status;
(ii) Candidate with a PGD in Political Science and related field from a recognized institution with a CGPA of at least 3.50 on a five-point scales.
Candidate for PhD Degree in Political Science must possess a Master’s Degree in Political Science and related field with a CGPS of at least 3.50 on a 5.0-points scale.
Applicant with the qualifications in the above disciplines shall be eligible for admission into the postgraduate programmes; however, candidates must fulfill the matriculation requirements of the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt as stated below:-
All candidates must possess the minimum of five ordinary level credit passes which must include English Language and mathematics.
A. Post Graduate Programme (PGD)
i. The PGD programme in the Institute of Education shall run for a minimum of one Sandwich year
ii. The PGD programme shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of (4) semesters
B. Master of Science (Msc)
i. A full-time Mater’s programme shall run for a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.
ii. Mater’s programme in the Institute of Education shall run for a minimum of two (2) Sandwich years.
C. Doctor of Philosophy
A PhD programme shall run for a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum (8)
A PhD programme in the Institute of Education shall run for a minimum of three (3). Sandwich years.
PhD Part time programme: run for a minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of tens (10) semesters.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Applications for admission to any Sandwich Postgraduate programme shall be made on-line by logging onto www.ust.edu.ng and making e-payment of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000.00) only, using inter-switch verve enabled cards.
Application forms should be completed on-line, downloaded and hard copies submitted to the secretary, Institute of Education, accompanied by photocopies of relevant credentials and proof of payment.