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MOUAU Postgraduate Admission Announced For 2018/2019 Session


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The management of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Postgraduate Programmes of the University for the 2018/2019 Academic Session.

MOUAU Postgraduate Admission Announced For 2018/2019 Session
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Available Programmes


(a) Department of Agricultural Economics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Agricultural Economics –Areas of specialization include:

Agribusiness Management and Co-operatives
Agricultural Finance
Agricultural Project Management
Agricultural Marketing
Farm Management and Production Economics
Agricultural Policy and Development
Resource and Environmental Economics
(b) Department of Rural Sociology and Extension

The department offers programme leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Rural Sociology and Extension; M.Sc. and Ph.D in Rural Sociology and Extension in the following specializations:

Agricultural Extension Communication.
Agricultural Extension Administration.
Agricultural Extension Education.
Rural Sociology and Development.
(c) Department of Agribusiness and Management.

The department offers Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Agribusiness and Financial Management with minors in the following areas:

Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship development
Export Management
Finance and Investment
Cooperative Business Management
Project Management
Entry Requirement for M.Sc.

Five O/level credit passes obtained in GCE ordinary level, SSCE or NECO in not more than two sittings with the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Agriculture or Biology or any other subject from Government/History/Civic education, Principles of Accounts, Christian Religious Knowledge, Geography and a B.Sc. degree in Agribusiness and Management with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on 5 points scale or 2.5 on 4 points scale from a recognized University in or outside Nigeria.
Agric. Degree with a minimum CGPA as above
For Ph.D.

Same as in (1) and (2) above with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on 5 points scale or 3.00 on a 4 points scale.

(a). Department of Food Science and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science and Technology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following specializations:

Food Processing and Preservation.
Food Chemistry and Biotechnology
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
Food Quality Control and Assurance
Food Engineering
In addition to general entry requirement for Postgraduate programmes, Department of Food Science and Technology requires O’level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(b). Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following options:

Nutrition and Dietetics.
Community/ Public Health Nutrition.
Human and Experimental Nutrition.
(c). Department of Home Science/Hospitality Management and Tourism.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Home Science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Home Management.
Clothing and Textiles.
Child and Human Development
Food and Nutrition
Hospitality Management and Tourism

PGD in Hospitality Management and Tourism; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Hospitality Management and Tourism with the following specializations in Ph.D

Hospitality Management
Tourism Management
(a). Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Breeding and Physiology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal Physiology
(b). Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Nutrition and Forage Science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry.
Forage Science and Range Management.
(c). Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Production and Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Poultry Production.
Rabbit Production.
Swine Production.
Ruminant Production (Cattle, Sheep and Goat)
(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) full-time namely

Agricultural/ Home Economics Education
Educational Foundation
Science Education
Library and Information Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(b) Department of Agricultural / Home Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

Agricultural Education
Home Science Education, Options in
Home Management
Human and Family Development
Clothing and Textiles
(c) Department of Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in

Measurement and Evaluation
Mathematics Education
Chemistry Education
Biology Education
Physics Education
Integrated Science Education
(d)Department of Library and Information Science Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Ph.D. in

Library and Information Science

(e) Department of Adult and Continuing Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in

Administration of Adult Education
Community development
Social Welfare
Industrial Education
Communication Arts in Adult Education
Extension and Distance Education.
(f) Department of Curriculum Studies

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Technology
(g) Department of Psychology and Counselling

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the following options:

Educational Psychology
Guidance and Counselling
(h) Department of Educational Management

The three programmes offered in the Department are:

Sc (Ed) Business Education
Sc (M.Ed) Economics Education
Ed Education Administration and Planning
(i) Department of Industrial Technology Education

Automobile Technology Education
Building Technology Education
Electrical/ Electronics Technology Education
Metal Work Technology Education
Woodwork Technology Education
(a). Department of Agronomy.

Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Crop Production and Physiology
Plant Breeding and Genetics.
(b). Department of Plant Health Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Plant Health Management; M.Sc. in:

Plant Pathology.
Weed Science.
Ph.D. in:

Plant Pathology (Mycology).
Plant Pathology (Nematology).
Plant Pathology (Bacteriology)
Weed Science.
Applied Entomology.
(c). Department of Soil Science and Meteorology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Soil Science and Meteorology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.
Soil Physics and Conservation.
Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Technology.
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy.
* No Ph.D.Programme in Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.

(a). Department of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes in Agricultural and Bio-resources engineering: PGD (No specializations) M.ENG in the following specializations:

Soil and Water Resources Engineering
Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
Bioprocess and Food Engineering
Ph.D in the following specializations:

Farm Power and Machinery Engineering.
Bio-Process and Food Engineering.
Soil and Water Resource Engineering.
(b). Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes in Mechanical Engineering; M.ENG and Ph.D. with options in:

Energy and Power Engineering.
Design and Production Engineering.
Industrial and System Engineering.
(c). Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering; M.Eng and Ph.D. in

Power/ Machines Option
(d) Department of Civil Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (no Options).M.Eng in

Structural Engineering
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Construction Management
Soil and Geotechnical Engineering
Highway and Transportation Engineering
(a). Department of Forestry and Environmental Management.
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Forestry and Environmental Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D in:

Forest Ecology.
Wildlife Ecology.
Agroforestry and Forest Food Resources.
Wood Technology and Forest Based Industries.
Silviculture Techniques and Management.
Seed Technology and Storage.
Flower Production and Landscaping Techniques.
(b). Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Fisheries and Hydrobiology.
Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology.
(c). Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental Management and Toxicology
Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Environmental Management and Toxicology.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Management
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Toxicology
(a). Department of Accounting.

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Accounting

(b). Department of Banking and Finance

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance

(c). Department of Business Administration.

PGD, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Business Administration

Entry requirements:

PGD: Five (5) credit passes including English, Mathematics and Economics at O’level, relevant bachelor degree not lower than 3rd class or HND at Upper credit level and relevant professional qualifications.


Relevant degree from recognized university with CGPA not less than 3.00 on 5 point scale and 2.8 on 4 point scale,
Minimum of one year industrial/administrative experience,
candidates with PGD (Upper credit 3.5 upwards) maybe considered for the admission.
M.Sc.: is same as options (a) & (c) above, possession of MBA is an added advantage.

Ph.D.: is same as option (a) with CGPA of 4.00 (60%) on a five point scale and 3.5 (60%) on 4.00 scale, in a Masters Degree (M.Sc) from management related disciplines.

(d). Department of Economics.

PGD (without specialization) M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the following specializations

International Economics
Monetary Economics
Finance and Public Sector Economics
Development Economics
Econometrics/ Quantitative Economics
Economic Planning.
(a). Department of Biochemistry.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Biochemical Toxicology.
Nutritional Biochemistry.
Lipid Biochemistry.
Medical Biochemistry
Enzymology and Protein Chemistry
Biochemical Pharmacology
Industrial Biochemistry/Biochemistry
Environmental Biochemistry
(b). Department of Microbiology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Food Microbiology.
Industrial Microbiology.
Environmental Microbiology.
Medical Microbiology
(c). Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics.
Mycology/ Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology.
Plant Cytogenetics and Biotechnology
Phyto medicine/Ethno medicine
(d). Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in following specializations:

(a). Department of Chemistry.

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Analytical Chemistry.
Environmental Chemistry.
Physical Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry.
Inorganic Chemistry.
(b). Department of Mathematics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Mathematics with specialization in the following areas:

(a) Applied Mathematics

Fluid and Continuum Mechanics
Optimization Theory and Computations
Financial Mathematics
Numerical Analysis
Mathematical Modeling
(b) Pure Mathematics

Functional Analysis.
Deferential Equation
(c). Department of Physics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

Geophysics and
Engineering Physics.
(d). Department of Statistics.

PGD (no options) M.Sc. and Ph.D. with options in:

Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
Sampling Survey Theory and Methods
Operations Research
(a). Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

The Department offers PGD, M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in Parasitology and Entomology

(b). Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. with options in

Veterinary Public Health
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
(c). Department of Veterinary Medicine

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine

Large Animals Medicine
Small Animals Medicine
Avian Medicine
Fish Medicine
(d). Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Animal Health and Production

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Veterinary Physiology
Veterinary Animal Health and Production
(e). Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.Sc. in Veterinary anatomy and Ph.D. in Veterinary Anatomy with the following options:

Developmental Anatomy
Gross Anatomy
(f). Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology

Veterinary Surgery Option

V.Sc and Ph.D. in
Soft Tissue Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnostic imaging
Veterinary Theriogenology Option

V.Sc with Options in
Andrology and Artificial insemination
Mastitis and Udder Health Management
Note: The M.V.Sc. Pathobiology is for Veterinary Graduates, while the M.Sc. Pathobiology is for Non- Veterinary Graduates with acceptable degrees in Basic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Science.


To be eligible for admission into a Postgraduate programme of the University, the candidate must possess a minimum of FIVE O’LEVEL CREDIT passes in ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS and any other three relevant subjects at not more than TWO sittings.

To be eligible for admission into the PGD programme, candidates must be holders of third class honors first degree in a relevant discipline from any university or holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with minimum of upper Credit in a relevant discipline. For unclassified HND Certificates, a CGPA of 3.5 (5- point scale) and 3.00 (4-point scale) or 60% shall be taken as equivalent to upper credit.

To be eligible for admission into the Master’s degree programme, candidates must.

Be graduates of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike or any other recognized University by Senate and should have obtained a first degree with at least Second Class Honors (CGPA of 3.00 and above on 5point scale and 2.50 on 4point scale).
Possess the Higher National Diploma (HND), with at least Upper Credit and Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized institution and
Any other certificate or qualification that may be acceptable to Senate.
To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a candidate should have obtained a Master’s Degree which includes course work and research from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate in relevant disciplines, with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.0 (5- point scale) or 3.00 (4- point scale).

All Ph.D, M.Sc, M.Ed, M.Eng candidates MUST possess credits in English and Mathematics in addition to three other relevant subjects at O’level.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should obtain application forms ONLINE by visiting and follow the procedures therein. PG Application fee is Fifteen Thousand naira (N15,000.00) to be paid by obtaining RRR through which payment will be made to Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike via any bank or online payment (For enquiries, call 07068980033 or mail us on With the teller/e-receipt, visit PG School (Room F2) to pick up other supporting documents for the application. Completed application forms and all relevant documents should be enclosed in the applicant’s PG File (collected at Room F2) and return to:

The Secretary,

Postgraduate School,

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,

P.M.B 7267,

Umuahia, Abia State.

Academic transcript should be forwarded from the institution of origin to the same address before the closing date. Please note that any candidate whose transcript is not received will not be considered for admission.

Closing Date

Closing date for the receipt of completed application forms and transcript for the 2018/2019 session is two months from date of publication.

Mrs Jacinta. N. Ogwo-Agu


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