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i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities.

ii) Holders of Credit (Upper credit) level passes at HND or its equivalent in relevant areas (for programmes in the Faculties of Agriculture and Business Administration; the Departments of Political Science, Public Administration & Local Government, and Vocational Teacher Education; for Postgraduate Diploma in Electoral Administration Programme and Public Administration & Local Government; and the Department of Vocational Teacher Education). Qualifications such as AIB, ACCA,ACMA, ICAN, BEEC, CPA, etc, may also be considered for admission.

 Candidates with professional qualifications including HND must have obtained 5 credits in WASSCE or GCE O/L including English and Mathematics for admission into degree programmes in Business Administration. 


The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:

(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized universities who have obtained the Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a good second class honours;

(ii) Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria with at least credit level passes;

(iii) Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have scores of 50% or above;

(iv) For M.Ed. degree programmes, candidates with at least a good second class single honours degree in teaching subjects plus at least a merit level pass at Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or those who hold a third class honours degree in Education or a single honours degree in teaching subjects with at least 5 years postgraduate teaching experience, plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education passed at Merit level or above;

(v) For MPA degree programme, candidates should, in addition to the above, be serving administrative/managerial staff in the Public or Private sector with at least two years post-qualification cognate experience;

(vi) Holders of professional Fellowship qualifications such a FIMLT, FNILT, NIPR, or their equivalents obtained through examination. However, candidates with the professional certificates listed above must have worked as Senior Technologist(s) or in equivalent position(s) for at least three years;

(vii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.


The following shall qualify for the Doctorate Degree admission:

(a) Candidates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities who have obtained the Master’s degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study with a minimum of 3.50 grade point average on a 5-point scale, 3.00 point on a 4-point scale or ‘B’ 60% average provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the Master’s degree programme.

(b) Demonstrated evidence of completed academic research will be an advantage.


(a) A candidate with first class honors Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/PhD. degree programme.

(b) A candidate with Master’s degree from the University of Nigeria or other recognized University with a grade point average of 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale shall qualify for the Master’s/PhD or PhD, i.e. 60% score. Click Here for information on how to apply.