BSUM Postgraduate Admission Form Available 2018/2019

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BSUM Postgraduate Admission Form 2018/2019 | How to Apply

Benue State University, BSUM Postgraduate Admission Form Available 2018/2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
admission to Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of
Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of
Laws, M.Ed and Doctor of Philosophy degrees of the Benue State
University for the 2018/2019 academic session.

Latest Update:
This is to inform the general public that purchase of application
forms for admission into Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters of Arts, Master
of Science, Master of Laws, M. Ed and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of
the Benue State University, Makurdi, for the 2018/2019 Academic session
has been extended.

Sale of application forms which commenced (on-line) on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 has been extended to March 31, 2019.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


i. Applicants must in the first instance, meet the relevant “O” Level
requirements for award of Bachelor’s degree of the Benue State
University:

(a) A credit in English Language is required for all courses;
(b) A credit in Mathematics is required for all Science-based courses
as well as courses in Management Sciences, Economics, Faculty of
Environmental Sciences and Educational Management;
(c) A Pass in
Mathematics is required for other Social Sciences and non-Science
Education Courses, Psychology requires at least a Pass in Biology or
Health Science;
(d) “O” Level credit Pass in Economics is required for all Management Science courses and Economics;
(e) A credit pass in “O” Level Literature in English is required for
programmes in the Departments of English, Languages & Linguistics,
Theatre Arts and Law, while a Pass in Literature in English is required
for Language Education programme;
(f) IJMB “O” Level credit Pass in
Mathematics and English Language are acceptable in lieu of credit pass
at SSC or GCE “O” Level;
(g) NCE English major is acceptable in lieu of “O” Level Literature in English;
(h) NCE Use of English is acceptable in lieu of “O” Level credit pass in SSC or GCE “O” Level English.
(i) In all cases, “A” Level passes supercede “O” Level passes.


ii. Master’s Degree Programmes (M.Sc., M.A. and M.Ed)
In addition to (i) above, candidates must posses a relevant Bachelor’s
degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from Benue State
University or any University recognized by the Senate of Benue State
University.
o For M.Sc. Physiology and Anatomy, candidates must
posses B.Sc. First Class or Second Class Upper Division or Second Class
Lower Division in Physiology of the University or from any other
University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University.
o
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.
o For M.Sc.
Mathematics and Computer Science, candidates must posses B.Sc.
Mathematics or Computer Science respectively of the University or from
any other University recognized by the Senate of Benue State University
with a minimum CGPA of 3.00. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in
related fields such as Mathematics Education, Statistics,
Mathematics/Statistics, Statistics/Computer Science or PGD in
Mathematics or related field at a minimum CGPA level of 3.00 may be
considered for M.Sc. Mathematics while candidates with Bachelor’s degree
in related fields like Mathematics, Physics, Electrical/Electronics
Engineering, B.Sc. (Ed) Computer and Information Management or PGD in
Computer Science with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 may be considered for M.
Sc. Computer Science. Such candidates may be required to make up for
any deficiencies by attending appropriate module(s) from the
University’s undergraduate programme.


iii. M. Sc. Management and Master in Public Sector Accounting
o Minimum of Second Class Lower Division (CGPA of 3.00) with Bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration/Management, Accounting, Banking and
Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics from recognized Universities.
o Candidates must have attained a satisfactory level of performance in the University’s Admission Test and Interview.
o Candidates with PGDM from recognized Universities and who have passed
with a minimum of Upper Credit (CGPA of 3.50) may also be considered
for admission provided the University’s matriculation requirements are
satisfied.
In addition, candidates must possess (i) above.


iv. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes
In addition to (i and ii) above, candidates must have a good Master’s
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.
o 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.
o 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
written and oral examinations.
o 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.
o For PhD Law, applications should be accompanied by a research proposal.
o For PhD Physiology and Anatomy, candidates must be fully registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.


v. Master of Health Management (MHM)
o Any degree in Medicine (MBBS and BDS), degree in Pharmacy, and
Honours degree in Nursing and other Medical professional degrees.
o
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)
o Minimum of Second Class Lower Division with Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration/Management, Accounting, Banking and Finance,
Marketing, Management and Economics from recognized Universities.
o Candidates must have attained a satisfactory level of performance in the University’s Admission Test and Interview.
o Candidates with PGDM from recognized Universities and who have passed
with a minimum of Upper Credit (CGPA of 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.

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vii. Postgraduate Diploma in Planning Studies
The Department provides a 12-month programme leading to the award of
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning Studies. Intending applicants are
expected to:
o Posses the University Entry (WASSC or NECOSSC at not
more than 2 sittings) requirement of at least 5 credits, which must
include English Language and Mathematics and any three subjects from the
following: Geography, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science,
Economics, Technical Drawing, OR
o posses 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, NABTEB NTC and
o A Bachelor’s degree in any of
Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Estate Management,
Building, Architecture, 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 pass.

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viii. 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.
o Candidates must posses basic entry qualification
into the undergraduate programme (5 credits which must include English
Language and Mathematics).
o A minimum of Third Class Degree in
Computer Science or CGPA 2.00 for Computer Science graduates or Lower
Credit for HND graduates.
o Candidates who do not possess degrees or
HND in Computer Science but who posses minimum of Second 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.

GENERAL REGULATIONS


All programmes begin with Course Work and end at Project for
Postgraduate Diplomas or Dissertation and Thesis for Master’s 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.
ii Master’s 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 Transcript to The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Benue State
University, Makurdi. (Transcript to be accompanied with Transcript
Request Forms which should be printed from University portal).

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications are available only on the online platform. 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. Applicants would then proceed to the
designated Banks (Fidelity, first, Zennith, Sterling, Diamond) with the
printed copy of pre-registration form and pay a non-refundable
application fee using the generated Application number. 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 and submit. Applicants should print in duplicate the
hard copy of the completed form, attach all relevant photocopies of
their credentials then submit to the Postgraduate School.


Applicants
are to ensure that the on-line reference forms are completed by the
three referees. That are to note that applications without relevant
documents uploaded will not be considered. 

Later purchase which
commences 30 days after the date of the avert shall attract an
additional fee.

Guidelines for filling application forms


Applicants should provide all information sought in the form.
Applications with incomplete information shall be treated as void.
Proposed course of study including area of specialization if any should
be clearly stated. Applicants should ensure that their official
transcripts of academic record are forwarded to the Postgraduate School
by their former universities. Applications without official transcripts
of academic record shall not be processed. A candidate can apply for
admission to only one Degree/Diploma programme at any given time.

The application costs ten thousand Naira (N10,000).

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CLOSING DATE


Closing date of application is 30 days from the date of the
advertisement after which the application shall attract additional fee.

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