ADMISSION TO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
FOR 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Bowen University Postgraduate Programmes for the 2016/2017 academic session leading to the award of Diploma Programmes, Master of Science (M. Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degrees of the University in various areas of specialization in the following Programmes:
A. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
The following approved Postgraduate programmes are available in the University:
1. Faculty of Agriculture:
(a) Agricultural Economics (PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(b) Animal Science (PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(c) Crop Protection (PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(d) Environmental Management (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(e) Food Science and Technology (PGD, M.Sc.)
2. Faculty of Science and Science Education:
(a) Microbiology (PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(b) Mathematics (M.Sc.)
(c) Chemistry (PGD, M.Sc.)
(d) Physics (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
3. Faculty of Social and Mgt. Sciences:
(a) Accounting (PGD, M.Sc., and Ph.D.)
(b) Banking and Finance (PGD, M.Sc.)
(c) Business Administration (PGD, MBA, M.Sc.)
(d) Economics (PGD, M.Sc.)
(e) Mass Communication (PGD, M.Sc.)
(f) Sociology (PGD, M.Sc.)
B. GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. Diploma Programmes
(a) All candidates are to have five credit passes including English Language and Mathematics where applicable.
(b) Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree from an approved University must obtain a minimum of pass degree in a relevant science diploma
(c) Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Lower Credit may also be considered for admission.
2. M. Sc. Programme
(a) All candidates are required to possess a Bachelor’s degree obtained from a University approved by Senate and with a grade not less than Second class Lower Division.
(b) A candidate with less than Second Class Lower Division plus a Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in a relevant field from a recognized University.
(c) In addition to 1 (a) and 1 (b) above, candidates must satisfy the Ordinary Level requirement of five (5 subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) subject as may be specified for the program of choice.
3. Ph. D. Programme
(a) To be eligible, a candidate must have a relevant Master’s Degree or equivalent from a University approved by Senate and a minimum of weighted average of 60%.
(b) In special cases, a Department may require additional conditions including an interview
C. METHOD OF APPLICATION
(a) On-line Application
For on-line Application Form:
(i) Visit Bowen University website www.bowenuniversity.edu.ng
(ii) Download, print and study the On-line Postgraduate Application Procedure.
(iii) Download and print the Application Form
(b) By Hand/Post
Application form may be obtained by hand/post from the Secretary Postgraduate School, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State (07038709415 and 09050249898) upon the presentation of a non-refundable application Fee of N10, 000 only on bank draft payable to Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. Candidate must be accompanied by a N50.00 (Fifty naira) stamp and self-address envelope.
(a) All candidates are to submit the completed Application Form with the required documents listed below:
(i) Photocopies of O’Level Certificate(s)
(ii) Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
(iii) NYSC Certificate of National Service or Exemption Certificate (where applicable)
(iv) Master’s Degree Certificate (for Ph. D.) applicants)
(v) Marriage Certificate or evidence of change of name (where applicable)
(vi) Five (5) recent passport photographs
(vii) Photocopy of the Bowen University payment receipt for application form
(viii) Yellow Acknowledgement card/profile entry printed on-line for download application form.
(b) Submit the downloaded Application Form with the non-refundable Application Fee of N10, 000 only in bank draft (drawn from any commercial bank) payable to Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.
(c) Academic Transcript
Candidates must ensure that their academic transcript are sent directly to
Iwo, Osun State.
E. REFEREE’S REPORT
(i) Download or collect by hand/post the three (3) Referee’s Confidential Report Form for the Referees to complete. At least one of the Referees must be the Head or a senior member of the Department where candidate obtained his/her first degree.
(ii) Completed Referees report should be sent under confidential cover directly to: The Dean, Postgraduate School, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.
Submission of completed application forms, whether on-line or off-line, commences from 16th May, 2016.
G. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For further information, especially for professional Master Degree Programmes, visit Bowen University website: http/www.bowenuniversity.edu.ng
Kayode A. Ogunleye, Ph. D.