About Postgraduate Programmes

POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ph.D
Admission Requirements
Candidates for the programme must possess any of the following qualifications:
i.          MSc Public Administration Degree from ABU or any other recognized university with a CGPA of not less than 3.5 in coursework and an average of not less than 60% (B) in Thesis.
ii.         MPA defended degree from ABU or any other recognized university with a CGPA of not less than 3.5 in coursework and an average of not less than 60% (B) in Thesis.
iii.        M.Phil holders with professional MPA from ABU with an average score of not less than 60% (B) in Thesis and a CGPA of not less than 4.0 (60% average).
MPhil
Admission Requirements
i.          Candidates must have first degree in Public Administration, Local Government and Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology or Economics with Second Class Lower.

ii.         Must have an MPA (professional degree) with a CGPA of 3.5.

iii.        Holders of MSc Public Administration, Local Government, Economics, Sociology or Political Science with CGPA below 3.5 and thesis grade of less than 60% (B) may also be admitted.

iv.        Candidate must submit a proposal in area of research study and appear for an interview to assess qualification and research ability.

v.         Candidate must also meet the O’ Level requirements of not less than five credits, which must include English Language, Government, Economics and Mathematics.

MSc
Admission Requirements
i.          First degree in Public Administration, Political Science or Local Government and Development Studies with a minimum of 2.1.
ii.         Five O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics and any other art or social science subject.
MPA
Admission Requirements
i.          Candidate must have a B.Sc, B.A. or equivalent from any recognized university with a minimum of Second Class Lower from classified degrees.
ii.         Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA) and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Capital Development (PGDHCD) from ABU. 
iii.        Five O’ Level credits which must include English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics, and any other one.

PGDPA
Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of third Class degree from ABU or any other recognized university.
  • HND with a minimum of lower Credit/Merit.
  • Five O’ Level credits one of which must be English Language.

PGDHCD
Admission Requirements

  • Practicing and Non-practicing human capital managers with a minimum of third Class degree from ABU or any other recognized university.
  • HND with a minimum of lower credit/Merit.
  • Five O’ Level credits one of which must be English Language.