BSU postgraduate form is now on sale. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the Benue State University, Makurdi (BSUM) for the 2016/2017 academic session.

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AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

1. FACULTY OF ARTS
a. Department of Languages and Linguistics
M.A. Linguistics – Full time
M.A. French – Full time
PhD. Linguistics – Full time
PhD. French – Full time

b. Department of English
M.A. Literature in English – Full time
PhD. Literature in English – Full/Part time

c. Department of History
M.A. History – with specialization in any of the following: – Full time
M.A. History (Nigerian History -Central Nigeria)
M.A. History (African History)
M.A. History (Economic History)
M.A. History (Historiography)
M.A. History (Diplomatic History)
PhD History – with specialization in any of the following: – Full time
PhD History (Nigerian History, with particular emphasis on Central Nigeria)
PhD History (African History)
PhD History (Economic History)
PhD History (Historiography)
PhD History (Diplomatic History)
PhD History (Cultural History)

d. Department of Theatre Arts
M.A. Theatre Arts – with specialization in any of the following:- Full time
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre for Development)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Management and Administration)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Dramatic Theory and Criticism)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Directing)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Media Arts Studies)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Film Studies)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Technology)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre in Education)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Acting/Voice and Speech Arts)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Dance/ Choreography)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Playwriting)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre History)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre and Cultural Administration)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Innovations)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Costumes/Make-up)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Sociology of Drama)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Media Arts Studies)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Music/Ethnomusicology)
M.A. Theatre Arts (Theatre Tourism)
PhD. Theatre arts – Full time

e. Department of Religion and Philosophy
M.A. Religious Studies – with specialization in any of the following: – Full time
M.A. Religious Studies (Old Testament)
M.A. Religious Studies (New Testament)
M.A. Religious Studies (African Religion)
M.A. Religious Studies (Christian Ethics)
M.A. Religious Studies (Sociology of Religion)
M.A. Religious Studies (Comparative Religions)
M.A. Philosophy – with specialization in any of the following: – Full time
M.A. Philosophy (African Philosophy)
M.A. Philosophy (Epistemology)
M.A. Philosophy (Ethics)
M.A. Philosophy (Social and Political Philosophy)
M.A. Philosophy (Metaphysics)
PhD. Religious Studies – with specialization in any of the following:- Full time
PhD. Religious Studies (Old Testament)
PhD. Religious Studies (New Testament)
PhD. Religious Studies (African Religion)
PhD. Religious Studies (Christian Ethics)
PhD. Religious Studies (Sociology of Religion)
PhD. Religious Studies (Comparative Religions)
Note: For Ph.D in New Testament Studies, candidates must have proficiency in New Testament Greek.

2. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
a. Department of Curriculum and Teaching
M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction – Full time
M.Ed Language Education – Full time
M.Ed Mathematics Education – Full time
M.Ed Science Education – Full time
M.Ed Social Studies Education – Full time
PhD. Curriculum and Instruction – Full time
PhD. Language Education – Full time
PhD Mathematics Education – Full time
PhD Science Education – Full time
PhD Social Studies Education – Full time

b. Department of Educational Foundations
M.Ed Management – Full time
PhD Educational Management – Full time
M.Ed Guidance and Counselling – Full/Part time
PhD. Guidance and Counselling – Full/Part time
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) – Full time
Ph.D Educational Psychology – Full Time

c. Department of Library and Information Science
Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) – Full time

d. Department of Vocational and Technical Education
M.Sc (Ed) Technology Education (Construction) – Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Technology Education (Elect/Electronics) – Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Technology Education (Mechanical) – Full time

e. Department of Human Kinetics and Physical and Health Education
M.Sc (Ed) Physical and Health Education – Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Exercise and Sport Science – Full time
M.Sc (Ed) Sports Management – Full time

3. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
a. Department of Geography
M.Sc Environmental Management — Full time
M.Sc Geography – with specialization in the following areas: — Full time
M.Sc Geography (Climatology)
M.Sc Geography (Environmental Resources Management)
M.Sc Geography (Geomorphology)
M.Sc Geography (Housing Studies)
M.Sc Geography (Population Studies)
M.Sc Geography (Hydrology and Water Resources)
M.Sc Geography (Rural Geography)
M.Sc Geography (Soil Science)
M.Sc Geography (Urban Geography)
M.Sc Development Studies – Full time
PhD Geography – Full time

b. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) – Full time
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning Studies (PDPS) – Full time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban & Regional Planning – Full time

4. FACULTY OF LAW
Master of Laws (LL.M) – Full time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law – Full time

5. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
a. Department of Accounting
M.Sc Accounting and Finance – Full time
Master in Public Sector Accounting – Full time
PhD Accounting and Finance – Full time

b. Department of Business Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – with specialization in the following areas: Full time
MBA (Management)
MBA (Banking and Finance)
MBA (Marketing)
MBA (Accounting and Finance)
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – Full time
M. Sc. Management – Full time
PhD Management – Full time
PhD Marketing – Full time

6. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
a. Department of Economics
M.Sc Economics- with specialization in the following areas: – Full time
M.Sc Economics (Development Economics)
M.Sc Economics (Monetary Economics)
M.Sc Economics (Public Finance)
PhD. Economics – with specialization in the following areas: – Full time
PhD. Economics (Economic Theory)
PhD. Economics (Applied Economics)
PhD. Economics (Industrial Economics)
PhD. Economics (International Economics)
PhD. Economics (Monetary Economics)
PhD. Economics (Public Sector Economics)
PhD. Economics (Development Economics)
PhD. Economics (Labour Economics)
PhD. Economics (Environmental Economics)
PhD. Economics (Health Economics)
PhD. Economics (Operations Research)
PhD. Economics (Energy Economics)
PhD. Economics (Economic Planning )
PhD. Economics (Mathematical Economics)

b. Department of Political Science
Masters of Public Administration (MPA) – Full time
M.Sc Public Administration – Full time
M.Sc International Relations and Strategic Studies – Full time
M.A. International Relations and Strategic Studies – Full time
M.Sc Political Science – Full time
PhD. Political Science – Full time

c. Department of Psychology
M.Sc Clinical Psychology – Full time
M.Sc Industrial/Organizational Psychology – Full time
Masters of Health Management (MHM) – Full time
PhD. Psychology – with specialization in the following areas: – Full time
PhD. Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Full time
PhD. Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) – Full time
PhD. Psychology (Health Psychology) – Full time

d. Department of Mass Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication(PGDMC) – Full time
M.Sc Mass Communication -With specialization in the following areas:- Full time
M.Sc Mass Communication (Print Media -Newspaper & Magazine)
Electronic Media (Radio, Television and Film)
M.Sc Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising)
PhD Mass Communication -with specialization in the following areas:- Full time
PhD Mass Communication (Print Media Sequence)
PhD Mass Communication (Electronic Media Sequence)
PhD Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising Sequence)

e. Department of Sociology
M.Sc Sociology – with specialization in the following areas: – Full time
M.Sc Sociology (Criminology)
M.Sc Sociology (Demography)
M.Sc Sociology (Development Sociology)
M.Sc Sociology (Industrial Sociology and Labour Relations)
M.Sc Sociology (Medical Sociology)
M.Sc Sociology (Rural Sociology)
PhD. Sociology – Full time
Masters in Gender Studies – Full time

7. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
a. Department of Biology
M.Sc Pure and Applied Parasitology – Full time
M.Sc Pure and Applied Entomology – Full time
M.Sc Hydrobiology and Fisheries – Full time
M.Sc Plant Pathology – Full time
M.Sc Cytogenetic and Plant Breeding – Full time
M.Sc Systematic and Taxonomy – Full time
PhD. Pure and Applied Parasitology – Full time
PhD. Pure and Applied Entomology – Full time
PhD. Hydrobiology and Fisheries – Full time
PhD. Plant Pathology – Full time
PhD. Cytogenetic and Plant Breeding – Full time
PhD. Systematic and Taxonomy – Full time




b. Department of Chemistry
M.Sc Inorganic Chemistry – Full time
M.Sc Analytical Chemistry – Full time
M.Sc Organic Chemistry – Full time
M.Sc Physical Chemistry – Full time
PhD. Analytical/Environmental Chemistry – Full time
PhD. Inorganic Chemistry – Full time
PhD. Organic Chemistry / Natural Products Chemistry – Full time
PhD. Physical Chemistry – Full time

c. Department of Physics
M.Sc Radiation and Medical Physics – Full time
M.Sc Electronics and Communications Physics – Full time
M.Sc Theoretical Physics – Full time
M.Sc Atmospheric and Environmental Physics – Full time
PhD. Physics (Radiation and Medical Physics) – Full time
PhD. Physics (Theoretical Physics) – Full time
PhD Physics (Atmospheric & Environmental Physics) – Full time

d. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS) – Full time

8. FACULTY OF BASIC AND ALLIED MEDICAL SCIENCES (CHS)
a. Department of Physiology
M.Sc Human Physiology – Full time
PhD Human Physiology – Full time

b. Department of Anatomy
M.Sc Human Anatomy – Full time
PhD Human Anatomy – Full time

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

i. Applicants must in the first instance, meet the relevant O’Level requirement for an award of a First Degree of the Benue State University:
(a) A Credit in English is required for all courses;
(b) A Credit in Mathematics is required for all Science based courses, Management Sciences, Economics and Faculty of Environmental Sciences;
(c) A Pass in Mathematics is required for other Social Sciences and nonScience Education Courses. Psychology requires at least a Pass in Biology or Health Sciences;
(d) ‘O’ Level Credit pass in Economics is required for all Management Science courses and Economics;
(e) A Credit pass in ‘O’ Level Literature is required for programmes in the Departments of English, Languages & Linguistics, Theatre Arts and Law, while a Pass in Literature is required for Language Education programme;
(f) IJMB ‘O; Level Credit Pass in Mathematics and English are acceptable in lieu of Credit pass at SSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level English;
(g) NCE English major is acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ Level Literature;
(h) NCE Use of English is acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ Level Credit pass in SSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level English.
(i) In all cases, ‘A’ Level Passes supercedes ‘O’ Level Passes.
ii. Master Degree Programmes (M.Sc, M.A. and M.Ed) Candidates must posses in addition to (i) above, a first relevant degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from Benue State University or any University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
– For M.Sc Physiology and Anatomy, candidates must posses B.Sc. First Class or Second Class in Physiology of the University or from any other University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
– Medical graduates of this University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University, who are fully registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria as Doctors.
iii. M. Sc. Management and Master in Public Sector Accounting
– Minimum of Second Class Lower Division (GPA 3.00) with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Management, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics from recognized universities.
– Candidates must have attained a satisfactory level of performance in the University’s Admission Test & Interview.
– Candidates with PGDM from recognized universities and who have passed with a minimum of Upper Credit (GPA 3.50) may also be considered for admission provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied.
In addition, candidates must possess as in (i) above.
iv. Doctor of Philosophy Programmes (PhD) Candidates in addition to (i & ii) above, must have a good Masters Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.50 or ‘B’ grade from Benue State University or any University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
– For PhD. History, candidates with Master of Philosophy degree may be admitted for the programme, or candidates who do not hold an M.A. in History will be required to take a number of 800 level courses for one academic session.
– For PhD programmes in Faculty of Education and in the Department of Business Management in the Faculty of Management Sciences, candidates shall also be required to take a written and oral examination.
– Furthermore, Candidates for PhD programmes in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and Department of Business Management are required to consult the Head of Department as to the availability of supervisors in the areas they wish to specialize before applying.
– For PhD. Law, applications should be accompanied by a research proposal.
– For PhD. Physiology and Anatomy, candidates must be fully registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria as Doctors.
v. Master of Health Management (MHM)
– Any Degree in Medicine (MBBS and BDS). Degree in Pharmacy, and Honours Degree in Nursing and other medical professional degrees.
– Advanced Diploma in Health Management of Benue State University with a minimum of CREDIT pass average and any other relevant postgraduate diploma/qualifications.
In addition, candidates must possess as in (i) above.
vi. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
– Minimum of Second Class Lower Division with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Management, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics from recognized universities.
– Candidates must have attained a satisfactory level of performance in the University’s Admission Test & Interview.
– Candidates with PGDM from recognized universities and who have passed with a minimum of Upper Credit (GPA 3.50) may also be considered for admission provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied.
In addition, candidates must possess as in (i) above.

GENERAL REGULATIONS
All programmes begin with Course Work and end at Project for Postgraduate Diplomas or Dissertation and Thesis for Master and Ph.D degrees respectively. The duration of Degree /Diploma programmes are as follows:
i Postgraduate Diploma programmes shall be of one year minimum and two years maximum duration.
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning Studies, the Department provides a 12 months programme leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Planning Studies. Intending applicants are expected to:
– Have the University Entry (WASC or NECO at not more than 2 sittings) requirement of at least 5 credits, which must include English and Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Geography, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Economics, Technical Drawing, OR
– Have a General Certificate of Education (GCE O-Level) passes in 5 subjects at Credit level and at least a credit in Mathematics and any 2 subjects from the following: Geography, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Economics, Technical Drawing, NABTED, AND
– A Bachelors Degree in any of Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Estate Management, Building, Architecture or Civil Engineering or Urban and Regional Planning with at least a 3rd Class honours or an HND in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture or Estate Management with at least Credit level pass.
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
The Department provides that a candidate must pursue their studies for not less than 3 semesters and not more than 4 semesters from the date of registration.
– Candidates must posses basic entry qualification into the undergraduate programme (5 credits which must include English Language and Mathematics).
– A minimum of 3rd Class Degree in Computer Science or CGPA 2.00 for Computer Science Graduates or Lower Credit for HND graduates.
– Candidates who do not have Degrees or HND in Computer Science but who have minimum of 2nd Class Lower Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Geography may be admitted into PGD in Computer Science or any other relevant discipline.
ii Master Degree programmes shall normally be of one academic year minimum duration for full-time and two years for part-time candidates. The duration shall not normally exceed two years for full-time and three years for part-time candidates.
iii Doctorate Degree programmes shall normally be of three years minimum duration for full-time and five years for part-time candidates. The duration shall not exceed five years for full-time and seven years for part-time candidates.

NOTE: Applicants must request their previous institutions to forward their Academic Transcripts to The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Benue State University, Makurdi. (Transcripts to be accompanied with transcript request forms which should be printed on the portal).

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  1. Applicants are to visit the Benue State University website www.bsum.edu.ng (under Applications on Benue State University Portal section) click on Postgraduate and complete some pre-registration information and submit. Once submitted, an Application Number will be generated. Print a copy of the pre-registration form.
  2. Applicants would then proceed to the designated Bank (Fidelity) with the printed copy of preregistration form and pay a non-refundable application fee of N10,000 using the generated Application Number.
  3. After payment, applicants would be expected to re-visit the Benue State University Portal under Application and click on Postgraduate to complete the Application Form. Then upload academic credentials and other relevant documents and submit on-line. Please, print a hard copy of the completed form for reference purposes.
  4. Applicants are to ensure that the on-line reference forms are completed by the three referees.
  5. Please note that applications without relevant documents uploaded will not be considered.

Late purchase which commences 30 days after the date of the advert shall attract an additional fee of one thousand (N2, 000.00) naira.

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