Postgraduate School

Admission Requirement: Postgraduate

1.    A candidate seeking admission must possess five credit passes including English and Mathematics and other relevant subjects at O' Level. Candidates seeking Admission into a Master’s Degree or Postgraduate Diploma of the University of Jos must hold a good (First or second class) Honours Degree of this University or of other Universities recognized by the Senate of University of Jos. The first degree must be in a discipline relevant to the programme into which admission is being sought.

2.    A candidate seeking admission into an M.Phil/Ph.D programme must in addition possess a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline. M.Phil/Ph.D candidates are in addition required to have returned a Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60% and above in the final assessment result for the Master’s Degree as well as 60% and above in the Research Project. On admission, M.Phil/Ph.D candidates register for M.Phil in the first instance and on satisfactory performance may be subsequently upgraded to Ph.D registration. 

3.    For all admissions, degree result transcripts are required.

4.    All Advertised programmes will run on a full-time basis.
A.    FACULTY OF ARTS 

1.    Department of Nigerian Languages and Linguistics

M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Linguistics

Entry Requirements:
M.Phil/Ph.D. candidates should possess at least a second class upper degree at the B.A.  level and a good masters of Arts degree in the relevant discipline from recognized University. The M.A. must be of the standard specified in the Regulations Governing higher Degree and Diplomas.

M.A. programmes:
a.     M.A. Linguistics

Entry Requirements:
To qualify for admission into an M.A. programme, a candidate must possess a good honours degree (B.A.) in the relevant discipline (Linguistics) with preferably a first class or a second upper division from a recognized University.

2.    Department of English Language

M.A. Programmes:
a.    M.A. English Language
b.    M.A. Literature in English

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for admission into the Department of English (M.A. in English Language/Literature-in-English) must possess a minimum of five O' Level credit passes which must include English Language and Literature in English. A good Bachelor’s Degree in English Language or English Literature-in-English/English or/Linguistics which must not be below a second class lower division obtained from a recognized University. 

All candidates shall be subjected to a selection process to be decided by the Department. 

3.    Department of Foreign Languages

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. French (African Literature in French)
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. French (Literature in French)
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. French (Comparative Literature)

M.A. Programmes:
a.    M.A. French (African Literature in French)
b.    M.A. French (Literature in French)
c.    M.A. French (Comparative Literature)

4.    Department of History and International Studies

M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. African History 
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Economic History 
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. History and International Studies 

Entry Requirements:
For M.Phil/Ph.D. candidates, a Master’s Degree in History and International Studies or its equivalent in a related discipline with a minimum Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60% from a recognized University. 

    M.A. Programmes:
a.    M.A. in African History 
b.    M.A. Economic History 
c.    M.A. History and International Studies. 

Entry Requirements:
For a M.A. programme, a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in History and International Studies or its equivalence in a related discipline from a recognized University.

5.    Department of Religion and Philosophy

M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Ethics and Philosophy 
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. African Traditional Religion
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Church History
d.    M.Phil/Ph.D. New Testament
e.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Old Testament
f.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Arabic
g.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Interaction of Religion
h.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Sociology of Religions 

M.A. Programmes:
a.    M.A. Ethics and Philosophy 
b.    M.A. African Traditional Religion 
c.    M.A. Church History 
d.    M.A. New Testament 
e.    M.A. Old Testament 
f.    M.A. Arabic 
g.    M.A. Islamic Studies 
h.    M.A. Interaction of Religion
i.    M.A. Sociology of Religions 

3.    Department of Theater and Film Arts

M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Play Directing/Production 
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Dramatic Literature 
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Play Creating

Entry Requirements: 
For the M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes, a candidate must have a Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60.00% and above and a score in Project report/dissertation, not below 60.00%  

M.A. Programmes:
a.    M.A. Play Directing/Production 
b.    M.A. Dramatic Literature 
c.    M.A. Play Creating 

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates for M.A. programmes would be expected to hold a first or a second Upper degree in appropriate subject from the University of Jos or from a recognized University or a degree or qualification with relevant experience and evidence of creative ability which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Jos. 

4.    Department of Mass Communication 

M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes:
a.    MPhil/Ph.D. Mass Communication

Entry Requirement:
For M.Phil/Ph.D. programme, a candidate must have an M.A. in Mass Communication with a minimum Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60.00% in their final assessment results for Master’s Degree. 

M.A. Programmes:
a.    M.A.  Mass Communication 

Entry Requirement:
For the M.A. programme, a Candidate must possess a B.A. or B.Sc. degree (minimum of Second Class Lower with grade point of not less than 3.0) in Mass Communication from the University of Jos or an Accredited University that is recognized by the Senate of the University of Jos. Also, candidates with a Bachelor Degree in any of the Social Sciences or Humanities and a Professional Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations and Advertising or Media Studies (with appropriate professional membership registration and years of experience) may apply. 

B.    FACULTY OF EDUCATION

1.    Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Hearing Handicap
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D Learning Disabilities
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D Visual Handicaps

M.Ed. Programmes:
a.    M.Ed. Hearing Handicap
b.    M.Ed. Learning Disabilities
c.    M.Ed. Visual Handicaps.

2.    Department of Arts Education

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. History and International Studies Education
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Religion Education

M.A./M.Ed. Programmes:
a.    M.Ed. English Education
b.    M.A. Ed. History and International Studies Education

3.    Department of Educational Foundation

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Guidance and Counseling
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Philosophy of Education
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Sociology of Education
d.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Educational Psychology 
e.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation
f.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Educational Administration and Planning

M.Ed. Programmes:
a.    M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling
b.    M.Ed. Philosophy of Education
c.    M.Ed. Sociology of Education
d.    M.Ed. Educational Psychology
e.    M.Ed. Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation
f.    M.Ed. Educational Administration and Planning

4.    Department of Social Science Education

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Social Studies Education

M.Ed./M.Sc. Ed. Programmes:
a.    M.Ed. Social Studies Education
b.    M.Sc. Ed. Economics Education

5.    Department of Science and Technology Education

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Biology Education 
b.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Chemistry Education
c.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Physics Education
d.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Educational Technology
e.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Mathematics Education
f.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Science Education
g.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Curriculum Studies

M.Sc.Ed Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Ed. Biology Education
b.    M.Sc. Ed. Chemistry Education 
c.    M.Sc. Ed. Physics Education 
d.    M.Sc. Ed. Educational Technology
e.    M.Sc. Ed. Mathematics Education
f.    M.Sc. Ed. Geography Education
g.    M.Sc. Ed. Science Education
h.    M.Sc. Ed. Curriculum Studies

Entry Requirements:
The candidate must possess a good Honours Degree in Education. An M.Ed. candidate with a first Degree other than B.A (Ed.), B.Sc. (Ed.) or B.Ed. must possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or evidence both of high attainment in the proposed area of study for the Masters of Education Degree and also of breath of study shown to the satisfaction of the Faculty by such things as existing qualifications, publications etc. 

At least two years teaching experience judged appropriate for the Faculty of Education or at least three years’ experience in Education other than as a teacher, judged appropriate for this purpose by the Faculty. A candidate with a second class upper or above is exempted from this provision. Candidates with B.Sc (Ed) or B.Ed Degrees awarded by the University of Jos or any approved University may be qualified for admission to read M.Ed (Curriculum) and M.Sc (Ed) Educational Technology.

C.    INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGED)

Entry Requirements:
Candidate must possess the Higher National Diploma (HND) or its or its equivalent in Science, Technology, or Business discipline from a recognized institution.
        
D.    FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

1.    Department of Accounting and Finance

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Accounting and Finance

Entry Requirements: 
Admission into M.Phil/Ph.D Accounting and Finance requires a minimum Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60% in M.Sc. Accounting, MBA (Accounting and Finance) M.Sc. or MBA (Finance) from a recognized University. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Accounting and Finance

Entry Requirements:
The minimum qualification required is a first Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualifications plus a minimum of two years’ experience after first degree graduation. All first degrees must be at least Second Class lower Honours. 

PGD Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

Entry Requirements:
For postgraduate diploma in Accounting, a first degree, not less than second class lower division in any field other than Accounting or a third class in Accounting is required. 

2.    Department of Business Administration

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Management

Entry Requirements: 
Admission into M.Phil/Ph.D Management requires a candidate with good Master of Science Degree in Management/Business Administration with at least an average of ‘B’ grade (60%) which includes course work and research thesis from a recognized University. 

Masters Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Management
b.    Executive Masters in Business Administration

Entry Requirements:
The M.Sc. Management programme requires five credit passes including English Mathematics and Economics/Commerce at O' Level shall have obtained. Also, a Bachelor Degree in Business Management/Administration with a minimum of Second class (lower) from a recognized University. 

PGD Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Entry Requirements:
For PGD Management, Five credit passes including English and Mathematics at o' Level, a first degree, not less than second class lower division in any field other than Management or a third class in Management is required.

E.    FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

1.    Department of Computer Science

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Computer Science

Entry Requirements:
All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level. 

Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved University must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.00 in Computer Science or Related Courses for an academic programme. 

Candidates with at least a third class degree or HND and University Postgraduate Diploma a with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or a minimum Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60% in Computer science may be considered for admission into the academic Master’s degree programme.

2.    Department of Geology 

M.Phil/Ph.D programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Ore Geology
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Geochemistry 
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Environmental Geology

Entry Requirements:
For the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme, a candidate must possess a good master’s degree from the Department is required with Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60% or above. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology
b.    M.Sc. Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
c.    Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Geology (PDEG)
d.    Postgraduate Diploma in Mining Geology (PDMG) 

Entry Requirements: 
For the M.Sc. programmes, a first or good Second Class Honours degree in Geology or any other relevant discipline like civil Engineering, Geophysics or Mining Engineering obtained from an accredited University is required. 

For the Postgraduate diploma programmes, a candidate should possess an honours degree in Geology or any other related Science/Engineering discipline like Civil Engineering or Mining Engineering.

3.    Department of Physics

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Atomic and Nuclear Physics
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Solid State Physics
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Acoustics
d.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Atmospheric Physics
e.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Electronic and Telecommunication
f.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Geophysics
g.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Biophysics and Radiation Physics
h.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Solar Energy Physics

Entry Requirements:
Candidate for M.Phil/Ph.D Degree must possess five credits including Mathematics, English and two other relevant Science subjects at O' Level, a CGPA of not less than 3.0 at B.Sc level, and a Weighted Score Average (WSA) of not less than 60% at the Masters level. 

All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Pure Physics
b.    M.Sc. Applied Physics

Entry Requirements:
Candidate for admission into the M.Sc. Pure Physics programme should possess at least 2nd class (Lower Division) Bachelor of Science degree of a recognized University or its equivalent in any of the following disciplines: Physics or Mathematics.

Candidate for M.Sc. Applied Physics should possess at least a 2nd class lower division degree from a recognized University in the following disciplines: Electronics, Radiation Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or any other related field will be accepted. Candidates without a physics background may be required to take and pass prescribed undergraduate physics courses before proceeding with the M.Sc. Programme. 

All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level. 

PGD Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Electronics Electrical Technology and Physics

Entry Requirements:
For the Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates must possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level as well as Higher National Diploma (not less than Upper Credit) or first degrees in Physical Sciences including Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics but not lower than 3rd class honours. 

All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level. 

4.    Department of Chemistry

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Applied Analytical Chemistry
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Applied Inorganic Chemistry
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Applied Organic Chemistry
d.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Applied Physical Chemistry


Entry Requirements:
For the M.Phil/Ph.D programme, a candidate must possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant Science subjects at O' Level, a Second class Lower Division with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 at the B.Sc. Level and a good Master’s degree in the relevant areas in Chemistry with at least a Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60%. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Applied Analytical Chemistry
b.    M.Sc. Applied Inorganic Chemistry
c.    M.Sc. Applied Organic Chemistry
d.    M.Sc. Applied Physical Chemistry

Entry Requirements: 
For the M.Sc. programme, a candidate must possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant Science subjects at O' Level, a Second Class Lower Division with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 at the B.Sc. Level while Fellowship of relevant professional bodies e.g. (FNISLT) may be considered for admission. 

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Industrial Chemistry. 

Entry Requirements: 
For the Postgraduate Diploma programme, a candidate must possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant Science subjects at O' Level and a minimum of 3rd Class degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

5.    Department of Plant Science and Technology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D Applied Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Entry Requirements:
To qualify for admission into the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme, a candidate must possess a good master’s degree in a subject relevant to his/her intended area of specialization. The quality of the Master’s degree as determined by the academic transcript must meet the standard stipulated in Regulation 44 (3) i.e. a Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60% and above and a score in project report of not below 60%.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding
b.    M.Sc. Applied MicroBiology and Plant Pathology

Entry Requirements:
To qualify for admission into M.Sc. Applied Microbiology and Plant Pathology or M.Sc. Cytogenetic and Plant Breeding, a candidate shall possess a first Class or Second Class Upper Division honours degree in Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry or in related areas of Agriculture. In exceptional cases, candidates with 2nd Class Honours Lower division in the above subjects may be considered for admission. A degree in Botany, Forestry or Agriculture is required for M.Sc. Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding. 

For admission into M.Sc. Applied Microbiology and Plant Pathology, FIMLT (Microbiology or allied discipline like bacteriology), may be considered. 

6.    Department of Zoology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Entomology (with specialization in Entomology (Medical, Agricultural and General), 
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Parasitology(Medical, Veterinary and General)
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Applied Hydrobiology and Fisheries

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates applying for the M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme must be graduates of approved Universities having a minimum Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60% at the Master of Science level. This must be in the field of Zoology or in recognized allied programmes.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Applied Entomology and Parasitology
b.    M.Sc. Applied Hydrobiology and Fisheries
c.    M.Sc. Conservation Biology

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates applying for the MSc. Programme must possess a first or second-class Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Agriculture and allied subjects, or a relevant medical or veterinary degree, normally with a first or second class honours. In addition, applicants with Fellow of Institute for Medical Laboratory Technology (FIMLT) and allied qualifications with a minimum of two years post qualification experience may be considered.

7.     Department of Microbiology

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Microbial Biotechnology
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D Food and Industrial Microbiology
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D Environmental Microbiology
d.    M.Phil/Ph.D Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology
e.    M.Phil/Ph.D Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Entry Requirements:
Candidate must possess O’ Level qualifications (5 credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Biology and any other science subject with at least a pass in Physics at O’ Level). Candidates must also obtain at least a WSA of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 in a Masters degree programme in Microbiology or allied disciplines. The Master’s degree would be required to be related to the area of microbiology which they seek to take a Ph.D. study.

    M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Microbial Biotechnology
b.    M.Sc. Food and Industrial Microbiology
c.    M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology
d.    M.Sc. Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology
e.    M.Sc. Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Entry Requirements:
Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Biology and any other science subject with at least a pass in Physics at O’ Level. 

Applicants shall normally hold a first degree with a minimum of a second class lower of the University of Jos or any other University in Microbiology, Biochemistry or relevant allied courses.

Candidates with third class degree of the University of Jos or any other University in Microbiology, Biochemistry or relevant allied courses with three years post qualification experience may be admitted after obtaining a postgraduate diploma in Microbiology with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale and 3.00 on a 4 point scale. The eligibility of such candidates for admission shall be determined by the Postgraduate School Board in consultation with the Department.

Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology or any other relevant allied disciplines with a minimum of Lower Credit (CGPA of 3.50) of the University of Jos or any other recognized University with one year work experience may be admitted.

Candidates with PASS degree, HND or PASS postgraduate Diploma do not qualify for admission.

Postgraduates Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology

Entry Requirements: 
Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. 

Candidates with Third Class degree of the University of Jos or any other University in Microbiology, Biochemistry or relevant allied courses with one year post qualification experience may be admitted 

Holders of HND with at least credit level pass in Microbiology and the courses listed above. Candidates with PASS degree or HND do not qualify for admission.

Other general requirements for admission into postgraduate diploma programme in University of Jos as provided in the School of Postgraduate Studies guidelines not already mentioned shall apply. These requirements are reviewed from time to time in accordance with the University postgraduate framework.

8.    Department of Mathematics

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Abstract Algebra
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Numerical Analysis
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Biomathematics
d.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Control Theory

Entry Requirements:
For admission into the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in Mathematics, the candidate must possess a good Masters’ degree in Mathematics with a Weighted Score Average (WSA) of at least 60% or its equivalence and a score of at least 60% in their research project.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Abstract Algebra
b.    M.Sc. Numerical Analysis
c.    M.Sc. Biomathematics
d.    M.Sc. Control Theory

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates seeking for admission into the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree programme must possess a good honors degree in mathematics with at least a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 or its equivalence. 


F.    FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

1.    Department of Economics

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Economics

Entry Requirements:
For M.Phil/Ph.D programmes, candidates shall possess an M.Sc. in Economics and must have earned a minimum Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60.00 from a recognized University. Candidate must also possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and other relevant subjects at O' Level

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Economics

Entry Requirements: 
Candidate must possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and other relevant subjects at O' Level and shall have obtained a minimum of Second Class Honours Lower Division in Economics in his/her Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 from a recognized University. 

2.    Department of General and Applied Psychology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Organizational Psychology

Entry Requirements:
For M.Phil/Ph.D programmes, candidates shall possess an M.Sc. in Psychology and must have earned a minimum Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60.00%. Candidates must also satisfy requirements of the University for B.Sc. Psychology.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Clinical Psychology 
b.    M.Sc. Organizational Psychology 
c.    M.Sc.  Social and Terrorism Psychology

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates for admission into MSc. Programmes in Psychology must possess at least a second class Lower (2.2) Honours Degree in Psychology from a recognized University with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. Candidates for M.Sc. Social and Terrorism Psychology must have a minimum of Second Class Lower Division and above in Psychology. Those with a Pass or Third Class degrees in Psychology will require an additional Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Persons without a first degree in Psychology MUST have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Candidates must also satisfy requirements of the University for B.Sc. Psychology.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates for the postgraduate diploma programme should possess honours Degrees in disciplines outside of Psychology. Holders of Third Class Degrees in Psychology shall also be considered. This course is designed for re-tooling those whose initial degree were outside of psychology or whose first degrees in Psychology were poor but are interested in pursuing higher degrees in Psychology. This program runs for two semesters. Candidates must also satisfy requirements of the University for B.Sc. Psychology.

3.    Department of Political Science

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. International Relation
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Political Economy and Development Studies
c.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Public Administration.

Entry Requirements:
For M.phil/Ph.D in International Relations, candidates must possess a Masters’ Degree in relevant field and whose weighted score average (WSA) must not be less than 60%. Also a  minimum of second class lower degree from a recognized university in Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology and any relevant degree is required. Candidate must also possess a pass at credit level in O’level in English Language

M.Phil/Ph.D Political Economy and Development Studies candidates will be required to possess a Masters degree in relevant field and whose weighted  score average (WSA) must not be less than 60%

While M.phil/Ph.D Public Administration candidates must have a minimum of second class lower degree in Political Science, Public Administration and whose weighted score Average (WSA) must not be less than 60%

Masters’ Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. International Relations and Strategic Studies
b.    M.Sc. Political  Economy and Development Studies
c.    M.Sc. Public Policy and Administration.
d.    Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) 

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.Sc. International Relations and Strategic Studies must possess a minimum of Second Class lower degree from a recognized University in Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics, History, Mass Communication. Candidates must also possess a pass at credit level in O’level English Language

For M.Sc. Public Policy and Administration, candidate with at least a second class Honour  degree upper division from a recognized university and with cumulative Grade  point Average (CGPA) of not less than 3.00 in Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Sociology will be accepted.

M.Sc Political Economy & Development Studies 

Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP)

4.    Department of Sociology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Sociology
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Social Work

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for Doctorate must have a Master in Sociology. In exceptional cases candidates with a first degree background but a master in a related field may be considered. 

M.Sc. Programmes: 
a.    M. Sc. Sociology
b.    M.Sc. Social Work (MSSW)

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.Sc. in either Sociology or Social Works must possess at least a Second Class Upper Division in Bachelor’s degree examinations. In very exceptional cases, a candidate with a Second Class Lower division in the bachelor’s examinations may be considered with a minimum CGPA of 3.00. Candidates for MSSW, a Second Class Degree Lower Division obtained in any discipline from a recognized University is required. 

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (PGDSW)
b.    Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS Studies 



Entry Requirements: 
For Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS, candidate must have a first degree or HND from the University of Jos.

G.    CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PEACE STUDIES 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Conflict Management and Peace studies

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.Sc. Conflict Management and Peace studies must possess a minimum entry qualification of Second class lower Degree B.Sc. or B.A. from the University of Jos or any other recognized institution, in any of the relevant fields in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, or its equivalent. Candidates with a class of degree lower than second class lower, but who additionally possess a postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Management and Peace Studies will also be eligible.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Management and Peace Studies

Entry Requirements: 
For the postgraduate diploma programme in Conflict Management and Peace Studies, candidates should possess not less than a Third Class Degree from a recognized University.

H.    CENTRE FOR GENDER AND WOMEN STUDIES

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Women Studies
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Gender Studies

Entry Requirements:
For the M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes, the candidate should possess an M.A. or M.Sc. Degree in the Humanities or any field related to gender and women’s studies and must have not less than a 60% Weighted Score Average in Master’s Degree from a recognized University to be eligible.

Masters’ Programmes:
c.    M.A. Women Studies
d.    M.Sc. Gender Studies

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.A. and M.Sc. Programmes in Gender and Women Studies should possess a minimum entry qualification of Second class lower Degree B.Sc. or B.A. from the University of Jos or any other recognized institution, in any of the relevant fields in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, or its equivalent. Candidates with a class of degree lower than second class lower, but who additionally possess a PG Diploma in relevant fields will also be eligible.

I.    FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES    

1.    Department of Architecture

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Architecture 

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture should possess a Master’s Degree in Architecture with a Cumulative Score Average of above 60% from a recognized University.

M.Sc. programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Architecture

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates for M.Sc. Architecture must possess a first or Second Class Degree (B.Sc) in Architecture or a Third Class Degree with one year post-qualification experience plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture from the University of Jos and must have undergone a prescribed practical oral examination comprising presentation of the portfolio of work done during the one year period. 

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGDARCH)

Entry Requirements: 

2.    Department of Building

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. in Construction Management
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Construction Technology 

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.Phil/Ph.D. Construction Management should possess a Master’s Degree in Construction Management, Project Management or any relevant construction Engineering Discipline.


M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Construction Management
b.    M.Sc. Construction Technology 

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates for M.Sc. Construction Management must have obtained degrees (First or Second class) in Building Technology, Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying. Candidates with at least 2 years of relevant working experience have an added advantage. 

For M.Sc. Construction Technology, the first Degree should be in the area of Building/Building Technology or Civil Engineering. 

3.    Department of Geography and Planning

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Environmental and Resources Planning (ERP)
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D Population and Man Power Planning (PMP) 

Entry Requirements:
Candidates may be accepted for M.Phil/Ph.D. Degrees in Environmental and Resources Planning, Population and Manpower Planning and Urban and Regional Planning. Such candidates should possess M.Sc. or M.Phil. Degrees in relevant disciplines from recognized Universities. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Environmental and Resources Planning (ERP)
b.    M.Sc. Population and Man Power Planning (PMP)

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates seeking admission to MSc. Environmental and Resources Planning (ERP) and MSc. Population and Man Power Planning (PMP) Programmes must have at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Geography or closely related disciplines from recognized universities. 

4.    Department of Urban and Regional Planning

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning 

Entry Requirements:
For M.Phil/Ph.D., candidates with an MSc. MURP, M.Tech Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a Cumulative Score Average of above 60% from a recognized University.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning

Entry Requirements:
Candidates for M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning (URP) Programme must possess a good Second Class Honours Degree in Geography or Planning. A Third Class Degree or its equivalent and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma (in URP, Building, Estate Management or Architecture) from a recognized University with a minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience. 

Postgraduates Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma Urban and Regional Planning

Entry Requirements:

J.    FACULTY OF LAW

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes
a.    M. Phil/Ph.D. Law
b.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Law and Diplomacy

Entry Requirements:

Masters’ Programmes:
a.    Masters in Law (LLM)
b.    M.A. Law and Diplomacy 

Entry Requirements: 
To qualify for the admission to the LL.M. Degree and M.A. Law and Diplomacy programmes, the candidate must possess at least a Second Class LL.B Degree awarded by this or any other approved University. For Law and Diplomacy, candidates with equivalent Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Economics, or other disciplines which the Postgraduate Committee of Law may take into account the legal, diplomatic, or other relevant experience of the candidate.

K.    FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

1.    Department of Human Physiology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Human Physiology (with areas of specialization in Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Heamatology, Natural Products of System Physiology, Neurophysiology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Renal Physiology, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System)

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Human Physiology

Entry Requirements:    
Candidates for MSc. Human Physiology shall have a First or second class Upper DVM, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Optometry and Zoology of a recognized University.

2.    Department of Anatomy
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Human Anatomy

Entry Requirements:
For the M.Phil/Ph.D, a candidate must possess Master’s Degree in Anatomy with a minimum CGPA of 4.0 (or WSA of 60%) and return a score of 60% and above in his/her research project.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Human Anatomy

Entry Requirements: 
For the M.Sc. programme, candidates with a first Degree in Anatomy, Medicine, Physiotheraphy, Dental Surgery and Zoology with specialization in Primate Biology are eligible. 

3.    Department of Reproductive Sciences

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Reproductive Sciences

Entry Requirement: 
Candidates for M.Sc. Reproductive Sciences must possess entry   Requirement for science based disciplines with a minimum of 5 credits in relevant subjects at School Certificate level. They must also have MBBS/BDS or B.Sc. degree (First Class or Second Class Upper Division) in related health sciences. 

4.    Department of Biochemistry

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Biochemistry

Entry Requirements:
For M.Phil/Ph.D in Biochemistry, candidates must have academic Master’s degree in iv.   Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology or equivalent areas with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 and thesis score not lower than 60% (B) or Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60%. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Biochemistry

Entry Requirements: 
For M.Sc. Biochemistry, candidates must possess with Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology with a minimum of second class lower division from a recognized University. The selection process is based on the quality of the academic transcript of the first degree. There maybe an interview. Candidates with MBBS degree and FIMLT Clinical Biochemistry with at least two years post qualification experience may also be considered. However, such candidates must take a concessional written entrance examination and subsequent interviews. 

All candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials

5.    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Medical Microbiology 
Entry Requiremnts:

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Medical Microbiology

6.    Department of Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology

7.    Department of Community Health

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    Masters of Public Health (MPH)

Entry Requirements: 
The MPH programme is open to graduates with first degree in relevant science based courses with minimum CGPA of 3.0 from the University of Jos or any other institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Jos.  

The candidate must possess other entry requirements of the University of science-based Disciplines. Basic admission requirements set by University of Jos for Master’s Degree courses including a minimum of five credits in relevant subject at school certificate level. 

MBBS or BDS, DVM, Pharmacy, and BMLD degree 

Graduates of health sciences in Nursing, Biochemistry and Physiology with at least 2nd Class lower division with minimum of CGPA 3.00 may be considered. 

Graduates of health related courses in Human Nutrition, Demography, Health Education, Environmental Health and Biostatistics with at least 2nd Class lower division with minimum of CGPA 3.00 and at least 4 years working experience in a Public Health role may also be considered. 

Graduate of other science based courses with 2nd Class lower with minimum of CGPA 3.0 and at least 5 years’ experience in a Public Health role. 

8.    Department of Clinical Epidemiology

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology

Entry Requirements: 
The M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology programme is open with clinical science related disciplines and MBBS/BDS degrees with minimum CGPA of 3.0 from the University of Jos or any other institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Jos.  The Candidate must possess other entry requirements of the University for science-based Disciplines with a minimum of five (5) credits in relevant subjects as School Certificate level. 

i.    Basic admission requirements set by University of Jos for Master Degree course. 
ii.    MBBS or BDS degree with at least 4 years’ experience in Clinical Practice.
iii.    Candidates from Research Based Clinical institutions will have an advantage.

Mode of Admission/Admission Criteria
Prospective candidates shall apply for admission following an advertisement by the Postgraduate School of the University of Jos.  The Postgraduate admission committee of the Department of Community Medicine will then select candidates through a competitive process.

Specific Requirements
The M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology programme is a full time course covering a minimum period of twelve (12) months and maximum of eighteen (18) months.  All M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology students shall take foundational courses, which provide a common body of knowledge in Public Health Philosophy and Practice.  All students shall be required to take all core courses.  Clinical Epidemiology students shall take five (5) compulsory foundational courses in Public Health and all core courses for core courses for the award of MSc Clinical Epidemiology with a minimum of 36 credit units.  The Dissertation shall be orally defended before a panel consisting of both internal and external examiners

9.    Department of Epidemiology

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Epidemiology    

The Programme: 
The course is open to candidates who possess first degree in relevant science-based courses with minimum CGPA of 3.0 from the University of Jos or any other institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Jos.  Evidence of current employment within the Public Health system in Nigeria and a written commitment to return to work post and serve for at least three years after graduation, will be an added advantage.  The candidate must possess other entry requirements of the University for science-based Discipline.

Basic admission requirements set by University of Jos for Master Degree courses including a minimum of five credits in relevant subjects at school certificate level.

Candidates with MBBS/MD, MDS/DDS, DVM, B.Pharm/Pharm.D, BMLS or other health related degree from the University of Jos or any other institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Jos.

Entry Requirements:
Candidates seeking for admission into the Master of Science (M.Sc) degree programme must possess a good honours degree in mathematics with at least a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 or its equivalence.

L.    FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

1.    Department of Pharmacology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Pharmacology

Entry Requirements:
For the M.Phil/Ph.D. Pharmacology, a Master’s degree in a relevant area with a minimum Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60% is the requirement.


M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Pharmacology

Entry Requirements:
For M.Sc. Pharmacology, a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree with CGPA of at least 2.40 or its equivalent is required. 

2.    Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Entry Requirements:
For the M.Phil/Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, a Master’s degree or M.Phil in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with at least a CGPA of 3.0 or Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60% and above. 

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
b.    M.Sc. Bionformatics and Genomics

Entry Requirements:
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry shall be open to candidates with first degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related disciplines acceptable to the Senate of the University of Jos. Candidates who are not Pharmacy graduates may be required to take pre-requisite courses available in the Department or elsewhere in the University, such as the Department of Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology. To be eligible for M.Sc Pharmaceutical Chemistry, a candidate must score at least a CGPA of 2.40 (i.e. 2nd Class) in the Bachelor’s Degree.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduates Diploma in Pharmaceutical Chemistry 

3.    Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Pharmaceutical Technology 

Entry Requirements:
M.Sc. degree in a relevant area of Pharmaceutical Technology is requirement for M.Phil/Ph.D Pharmaceutical Technology with Weighted Score Average (WSA) of not less than 60%.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Technology 

Entry Requirements:
For M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Technology, a candidate must possess at least a GPA of 2.40 in B. Pharm. Degree or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.  

4.    Department of Clinical Pharmacy

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice 

Entry Requirements:
M.Phil/Ph.D. candidates in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice should possess a Master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy with a minimum Cumulative Score Average (CSA) of 60%.

M.Sc. Programmes:
a.    M.Sc. Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Entry Requirements:
For the M.Sc. in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice programme, candidates must possess a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Jos or any other recognized University with a CGPA not below 2.5. Candidates with a PGD in Clinical Pharmacy from a recognized University are also eligible to apply.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
a.    Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Entry Requirements:
For the Postgraduates Diploma programme, candidates must possess a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Jos or any other recognized University with a CGPA not below 2.0.

5.    Department of Pharmacognosy

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D. Pharmacognosy

Entry Requirements:
The M.Phil/Ph.D programme in Pharmacognosy is open to candidates with a M.Sc. degree in Pharmacognosy with at least a CGPA of 3.5 or 60.00%.


M.Sc. programmes:
a.    M.Sc. in Pharmacognosy 

Entry Requirements:
A First degree in Pharmacy with at least a CGPA of 2.40 from a recognized University may be considered for admission into the MSc. Pharmacognosy programme. Holders of the following qualifications may also be considered for admission: first degree in Plant Science Technology, Chemistry, Botany, Biochemistry, Microbiology and other related disciplines with a pass at not less than a Second Class Honours Degree.

6.    Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil./Ph.D. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

7.    Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology 

M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes:
a.    M.Phil/Ph.D Pharmaceutical Microbiology.

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