RSU Postgraduate Admission Form for 2020/2021 Session [UPDATED]

RSUST Postgraduate Form is Out! Rivers State University (RSU) Postgraduate Admission Form for 2020/2021 Academic Session. Form cost N30,000. The deadline to apply is now 8th April 2021. See how to apply and other details below.

RSUST First batch Admission List

Authorities of the the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, invite application from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate Programmes of the university for the 2020/2021 academic session.

This page will show you available courses, admission requirements, how to apply and more.

Latest Update: The deadline to apply for RSU postgraduate Form has been extended to Thursday 8th April 2021.

RSU Postgraduate Courses

A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
    • Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Master of Science (MSc.)
    • Agricultural Economics with specialization in:
      • Production Economics and Farm Management
      • Agricultural Finance
      • Agricultural Marketing
    • International Economics and Finance
    • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Agricultural Economics with specialization in Production Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Marketing.
    • International Economics and Finance
    • Environmental Economics and Policy

2. DEPARTMENT of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

a)       Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

i)       Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

a)      Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with options in:
  • Community and Rural Development

3. Department of Animal Science

  1. PGD in Animal Science
  2. MSc, PhD in Animal Science with specialization in:
  3. Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
  4. Animal Production and Management
  5. Animal Physiology and Reproduction
  6. Animal Breeding and Genetics

4. Department of Crop/Soil Science

  1. PGD in Crop Science
    • PGD in Soil Science

MSc, PhD in Crop Science with Specialization in:

  1. Phytopathology (Plant Pathology)
  2. Crop Physiology
  3. Crop Production
  4. Plant bleeding and genetics
  5. Environmental crop Science
  6. Farming Systems
  7. Entomology

MSc, PhD in Soil Science with Specialization in:

  1. Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
  2. Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
  3. Soil physics and Conservation
  4. Environmental Soil Science
  5. Soil survey and Land use planning
  6. Pedology
  7. Soil fertility and Fertilizer Technology

5. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment

  1. PGD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
  2. MSc, PhD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment with specialization in:
    1. Aquaculture
    2. Fisheries Biology
    3. Fisheries Policy and Management
    4. Fish Processing and Utilization

6. Department of Food Science and Technology

  1. PGD in Food Science and Technology
  2. MSc, PhD in Food Science and Technology with Specialization in:
    • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Food Chemistry/Biochemistry
    • Food Quality Control and Assurance
    • Food Processing and Storage Technology

7.  Department of Forestry and Environment

  1. PGD in forestry and Environment
  2. MSc, PhD in Forestry and Environment, with the following areas of specialization:
    1. Forestry Ecology
    2. Silviculture
    3. Forest Pathology and Forest soil microbiology
    4. Forest Biometrics and Mensuration
    5. Wildlife Management and Eco-tourism
    6. Wood Science
    7. Forest Medicinal Plant

B. FACULTY OF EDUCATION

  1. Department of Adult Education and Community Development MEd, PhD in Adult Education and Community Studies

2. Department of Business Education

  1. MEd in Business Education
    1. MSc in Business Education with the following areas of specialization:
  2. Accountancy
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Office Management and Technology
    1. PhD Business Education

2. Department of Educational Foundations

MEd, PhD with the following areas of specialization:

  • Philosophy of Education
    • History and Policy of Education
    • Sociology of Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology
    • Educational Psychology
    • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
    • Guidance and Counseling

3. Department of Science Education

MSc, PhD in Science Education, with specialization in:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physics

4. Department of Vocational and Technology Education

a) MSc, in Agricultural Education, with specialization in:

  1. Administration
  2. Community Development
  3. Agricultural Resources and Environment
  4. PhD in Agricultural Education
  5. MSc, PhD in Technical Education, with specialization in:
  6. Building Technology
  7. Electrical/Electronics Technology
  8. Mechanical Technology

5. Department of Educational Management MEd, PhD in Educational Management

6. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

PGDTE/PGDE (Full-time and Sandwich)

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE)

ii) The following Master’s Degree(MEd/MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programmes are available in Sandwich programmes only in the institute of Education;

  1. Adult Education and Community Development
  2. Agricultural Education
  3. Business Education
  4. Curriculum and Instruction
  5. Educational Management
  6. Educational Technology
  7. Guidance and Counseling
  8. History and Policy Education
  9. Measurement and Evaluation
  10. Philosophy of Education
  11. Science Education
  12. Sociology of Education
  13. Technical Education

NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES : The first year 0f the 2020/2021 Sandwich programmes for the Institute’s PGDE/PGDTE, MEd/MSc, PhD programmes will run during the SANDWICH YEAR which includes long vacation(July/August), Christmas and Easter vacations.

Hostel accommodation is available at an affordable cost for Sandwich Students.

C. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

1. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

  • PGD Programme
    Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (No Option)
  • M.Tech and PhD Programmes (with the following Options)
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
    • Soil and Water Engineering
    • Farm Structures and Environmental Control Engineering
    • Agricultural Products Processing Storage Engineering

2. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering

i.   PGD, M.Tech, PhD in Chemical Engineering

3. Department of Civil Engineering

  • PGD Programme in Civil Engineering

b) M.Tech, Programme in:

  1. Geotechnical Engineering
  2. Water Resources Engineering

4. Department of Electrical Engineering

  1. PGD Programme in:
    • Power Engineering Option
    • Electronics Engineering Option
  • MTech Programme in:
    • Power Engineering Option
      • Electronics Engineering Option
      • Communications Engineering Option
  • PhD Programme in:
    • Power Engineering Option

5. Department of Marine Engineering

  1. PGD Programme in Marine Engineering
  2. M. Tech, PhD programmes in:
    1. Marine Engineering (Power Plants) Option
    2. Naval Architecture and Ship Building Option
    3. Offshore and Subsea Engineering Option

6.       Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • PGD Programme in Mechanical Engineering
  • M. Tech, PhD programmes in:
    • Thermo-Fluids Option

c) Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Programme

  • PhD in Thermo-Fluids Option
    • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • PGD, M. Tech, PhD in Petroleum Engineering

D. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

  1. Department of Architecture
    • MSc, PhD in Architecture
  2. Department of Estate Management
    • PGD, Estate Management
    • MSc, Real Estate
    • PhD, Estate Management
  3. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    • PGD, MSc, MURP, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
    • PGD, MSc in Transport Planning
  4. Department of Surveying and Geomatics
    • PGD, MSc, PhD in Surveying and Geomatics

E. FACULTY OF LAW

PGD in the following areas:

  1. Petroleum and Environmental Law
  2. Land Law and Land Administration
  3. Labour Law and Industrial Relations
  4. Customary Law and Practice

e) Master of Laws (LLM)

  • MA in Law and Diplomacy
  • PhD in Law, with the following options:
    • International Law and Human Rights
    • Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
    • Petroleum, Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law
    • Property and Compensation Law
    • International Trade Law and International Economic Law, including Globalisation
    • Comparative Criminal Law and Penology
    • Labour and Industrial Relations law
    • Business, Commercial and Intellectual Property Law
    • Customary, Family and Medical Law

F. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

a)    PGD in the following:

  1. Accountancy
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Management
  4. Marketing
  5. Office and Information Management
  6. Supply Chain and Logistics Planning
  7. Transport Management
  1. Department of Accountancy MSc, PhD, MSc/PhD in the following areas:
    1. Accountancy
      • Taxation
      • Public Sector Accounting
  2. Department of Banking and Finance MSc, PhD, MSc/PhD in the following areas:
    1. Banking and Finance
    2. Quantitative Finance
    3. Corporate Finance
    4. Financial Markets
  3. Department of Management
    • M Sc, PhD, MSc/PhD in the following areas:
      • Human Resources Management
      • Industrial Relations
      • Business Policy
      • Organizational Behaviour
  4. Department of Marketing
    • MSc, PhD, MSc/PhD in the following:
      • Marketing
      • Supply Chain and Logistics
  5. Department of Office and Information Management MSc, PhD, MSc/PhD in Office and Information Management

G. FACULTY OF SCIENCE

1) Department of Microbiology

PGD in the following areas:

  1. Microbiology
  2. Public Health

MSc, PhD in the following areas:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • Clinical/Pathogenic Microbiology

3     Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

PGD in the following areas:Animal and Environmental Biology

MSc, PhD in the following areas of Specialization:

  • Applied Entomology
  • Hydrobiology/Ecotoxicology
  • Ecology/Environmental Biology
  • Marine Biology and Marine Pollution Studies

4. Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

PGD in Plant Science and Biotechnology

M Sc, Ph D in Plant Science and Biotechnology with specialization in:

  1. Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
  2. Plant Breeding
  3. Plant Ecology
  4. Cytogenetics
  5. Taxonomy and Systematic
  6. Plant Pathology

5. Department of Chemistry

  1. PGD in Chemistry
  2. MSc, PhD in Chemistry with the following options:
    1. Analytical Chemistry
    2. Environmental Chemistry
    3. Inorganic Chemistry
    4. Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
    5. Physical Chemistry

6. Department of Computer Science

  1. PGD in Computer Science:
  2. MSc, PhD in Computer Science

7. Department of Medical Laboratory Science

PGD, MSc, PhD, in Medical Laboratory Science with the following options:

  1. Medical Microbiology
  2. Chemical Pathology
  3. Hematology and Blood Transfusion Science

8. Department of Mathematics

  1. PGD in Applied Statistics
  2. MSc, PhD in the following areas:
    1. Applied Mathematics
    2. Applied Statistics

9. Department of Physics

PGD, MSc, PhD in Physics with the following options:

  1. Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics)
  2. Applied Geophysics

H. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

  1. Department of English Language and Literature in English
    1. PGD, MA, PhD in English Language
    1. PGD, MA, PhD in Literature in English

2. Department of French

  • PGD, MA, PhD in French

3. Department of History and International Diplomacy

  • PGD, MA, PhD in History and International Diplomacy

4. Department of Philosophy

  • PGD, MA, PhD in Philosophy

5. Department of Religious and Cultural Studies

  • PGD, MA, PhD in Religious and Cultural Studies

6. Department of Theatre Arts

a) PGD, MA, PhD in Theatre Arts

I. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

1. Department of Mass Communication

PGD, MSc, PhD in Development and Communication Studies

2. Department of Political Science

  • PGD, MSc in Local Government Administration
  • PGD, MSc in Public Administration
    • PGD, MSc in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies

3. Department of Psychology

  • PGD, MSc in Social Work and Gender Studies

4. Department of Economics

  • PGD, MSc, PhD in Economics

J. INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY

  • PGD in Environmental Management and Control
  • MEMC (Professional Masters) in Environmental Management and Control
  • MSc in Environmental Management and Control
  • PhD in Environmental Management and Control

RSUST Postgraduate 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 of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Orowomkwo, Port Harcourt.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma
  2. 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 of Science and technology or any other recognized institution .
  3. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least lower credit classification or its equivalent in a related discipline, obtained from a recognized institution.
  4. For Faculty of Engineering, candidates must be holders of at least a Third Class or Pass degree in a related discipline from a recognized institution.
  5. 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; Physics with Electronics or Computer Science.
  6. Master’s Degree programmes
  7. Candidates 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 in the relevant discipline.

2.Candidates who holds PGD, PGDE, PGDTE in the relevant discipline or an equivalent Diploma (in Maritime Transport, Marine Engineering or Nautical Studies, Master Mariner, Marine Engineers Class 1) with CGPA of 3.50 or above (on a five-point grade system) may apply for the Master’s Programmes.

  1. Candidates for MSc in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of B.Sc/B.Tech in Surveying and Geomatics degree with at least 2nd Class Lower Division or equivalent from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology or any other approved University;
  2. Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Technical and Science Education/Institute of Education should possess a good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class Lower Division) in a relevant teaching subject.
  3. Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

A candidate for a PhD programme shall:

  1. 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 of Science and Technology or any other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent status.
  2. Candidates for PhD in Surveying and Geomatics must have an M.Sc in Surveying and Geomatics degree with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 60% weighted average from Rivers State University of Science and Technology or any other institution of equivalent
    status.
  3. Present himself or herself for a qualifying interview, if need be.

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.

RSU Postgraduate Admission – Duration.

  • The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programmes run for two semesters (minimum) and four semesters (maximum) with or without project writing.
  • The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Engineering runs for a duration of four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum) with project.
  • The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Transport Planning and Logistics and Supply Chain Planning runs for three semesters (minimum) and four semesters (maximum).
  • The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme with dissertation is structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme with dissertation in Faculty of Engineering is structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for three semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
  • The part-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for four semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme in Transport Planning and Logistics and Supply Chain Planning will run for four semesters (minimum) and five semesters (maximum).
  • The full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with thesis runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
  • The part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for eight semesters (minimum) and ten semesters (maximum).
  • Part-time study, specifically to be undertaken at weekends only, is available for the programmes in Shipping Management and Maritime Transport Technology for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
  • Part-time study in Faculty of Engineering is available for PhD programmes only and runs for ten semesters (minimum) and twelve semesters (maximum).
  • 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).
  • The sandwich Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Education run for a minimum duration of two long vacations and a maximum of four long vacations.
  • The sandwich Master’s programmes with dissertation in Education run for a minimum duration of three long vacations and maximum of six long vacations.
  • The sandwich Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with thesis in Education run for a minimum duration of six long vacations and a maximum of twelve long vacations.

How to Apply for RSUST Postgraduate Admission Form.

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:

  1. Photocopies of Certificates.
  2. Certified academic transcripts. (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 of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt).
  3. Letter of reference from three referees, including one from a previous academic institution, stating that applicant is qualified to undertake advanced studies and research and that he (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.

CLOSING DATE: The deadline for submission of application forms on-line and at the Postgraduate School is 31st March 2021.

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Wisdom

Nice article. Very Informative.

Owei Charles

Good morning my people over there in RSU ICT, please I need your help. I purchased PG form for Masters degree on had completed it online but submitted it without printing the form (Hardcopy), for onward submission to the PG School, please I need help.

Queeneth

My referees did not receive any mail.pls can I edit the mail. I bought the PGD form on Thursday

Delia Ugo

Hello, is there any listing of prices for the above postgraduate courses. Thank you

Adedeji Adeyemi

Hello, I don’t know if you can help me out. I just completed applying for the 2020/2021 Masters application in RSUST. However the last page of the process simply has 3 options which are “back” ..”print form” and “close application”. I was expecting to see submit button but non..what should I do next?

Oparaodu Ella

Please below my screening schedule slip it is written biometrics will be verified .
I want to know if we need to do biometrics while writing our exams online

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