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MOUAU Postgraduate Admission Form For 2019/2020 Session

MOUAU Postgraduate Admission Form: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike invites applications for admission into the following Postgraduate programmes of the University for the 2019/2020 academic session:


(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 Agricultural Extension and Rural Development; M.Sc. and Ph.D in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 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) degrees in Agribusiness and Financial Management with specialization in the following areas:

  • Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship development
  • Export Management
  • Finance and Investment
  • Cooperative Business Management
  • Project Management


Entry Requirement for M.Sc. in Agribusiness and Management

  1. Five O’ level credit passes obtained from any recognized examination body in not more than two sittings with the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Agriculture or Biology and any other subject from Government/History/Civic education, Principles of Accounts, Christian Religious Knowledge, Geography, etc and a B.Sc. degree in Agribusiness and Management with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on 5-point scale or 2.50 on 4-point scale from a recognized University in or outside Nigeria.
  2. Agric. degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on 5-point scale or 2.50 on 4-point scale from a recognized University in or outside Nigeria.

Entry Requirement for Ph.D. in Agribusiness and Management

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree in Agribusiness and Management should meet the requirements for the M.Sc, degree plus a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on 5-point scale, 3.00 on a 4-point scale or 60% and above in the percentage 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.

Home Science

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)


(b) Department of Agricultural/Home Science Education M.Ed. and Ph.D. in:

    1.Agricultural Education 2.Home Science Education, Options in

  • Home Management
  • Human and Family Development
  • Clothing and Textiles


(b) Department of Agricultural / Home Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

  1. Agricultural Education
  2. 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, MLIS 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:

  • M.Sc. (Ed) Business Education
  • M.Sc. (M.Ed.) Economics Education
  • M.Ed. Education Administration and Planning


(i) Department of Industrial Technology Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in:

  • 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;
Postgraduate Diploma in Horticulture M.Sc in:

    • Crop Production and Physiology
    • Plant Breeding and Genetics.
    • Horticulture
    • Forage Agronomy


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: 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
  • Electronics/Communication.


(d) Department of Civil Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering M.Eng in

  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Soil and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Highway and Transportation Engineering


Department of Chemical Engineering

M.Eng. in:

    Chemical 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.
  • Apiculture.

  • 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.
  • Aquaculture.
  • Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology.


(c). Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology

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

PGDMBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Business Administration


Entry requirements:

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


  1. Relevant degree from recognized university with CGPA not less than 3.00 on 5-point scale and 2.80 on 4-point scale,
  2. Minimum of one year industrial/administrative experience,
  3. Candidates with PGD (Upper credit 3.50 upwards) may be considered for the admission.

M.Sc.: Same as in (a) & (c) above, possession of MBA is an added advantage.

Ph.D.: is same as option (a) with CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.50 on 4.00 scale or 60% or higher on a percentage in M.Sc. from management-related disciplines.

(d). Department of Economics.

PGD in Economonics
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
  • Immunochemistry
  • 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:

  • Parasitology.
  • Entomology.
  • Hydrobiology.



(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
  • Elasticity


(b) Pure Mathematics

  • Functional Analysis.
  • Deferential Equation
  • Algebra


(c). Department of Physics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Solar Energy Physics
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Solid State Physics

(d). Department of Statistics.

PGD in Statistics

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

  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Econometrics
  • Sampling Survey Theory and Methods
  • Operations Research



(a). Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

The Department offers PGD in:

  • Veterinary 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.V.Sc. and Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine

  • Large Animals Medicine
  • Small Animals Medicine
  • Avian Medicine
  • Fish Medicine


(d). Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in

  • Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Animal Health and Production


(e) Department of Biochemistry and Animal Health and Production

M.V.Sc. in:

  • Companion Animal Production
  • Equine Production
  • Zoo and Wildlife Production


(f). Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Anatomy

Ph.D. in Veterinary Anatomy with the following options:

  • Developmental Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology


(g). Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

M.V.Sc. in:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology


(h)Department of Theriogenology

M.V.Sc. in:

  • Andrology and Artificial insemination
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Immunoreproduction
  • Mastitis and Udder Health Management

(i)Department of Veterinary Microbiology

  • M.V.Sc. Pathobiology (Microbiology)
  • Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology


(j)Department of Pathology

  • M.V.Sc. Pathobiology (Clinical Pathology)
  • M.V.Sc. Pathobiology (Diagnostic Pathology)



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 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 honours 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 3.50 (5-point scale) and 3.00 (4-point scale) or 60% shall be taken as equivalent to Upper Credit.


      1. (B) MASTER’S (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Eng.)

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

      1. 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 Honours (3.00 and above on 5-point scale and 2.50 on 4-point scale).
      2. Possess the Higher National Diploma (HND), with at least Upper Credit and Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized institution and
      3. Have 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, Umudike or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate in relevant disciplines, with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.00 (5- point scale), 3.00 (4-point scale) or 60% in percentage scale.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should obtain application forms ONLINE by visiting and click on the Postgraduate Application button. This links to a 2-stage application process. Candidates are advised to read the guidelines described carefully and follow the process to complete the application. An application fee of eighteen thousand naira (N18,000.00) will be paid to the University through the Remita platform as described in the guidelines. Once payment is successfully concluded, candidate visits the MOUAU Portal at ( to complete Stage 2 of the application process.

After submitting the online form, candidates are expected to print the Transcript Application Label that will be displayed and forward same to the Institution from where they earned their qualifying degree(s). Completed application forms and all relevant documents should be enclosed in the PG File obtainable from PG Room F2 and returned to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,
P.M.B 7267,
Umuahia, Abia State.

Academic transcripts should be forwarded from the qualifying Institutions 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 2019/2020 PG admission exercise is four (4) weeks from date of publication.

Admission Screening Test

All candidates applying to the University for PG programmes in the 2019/2020 academic session are hereby informed that the PG admission screening test in the CBT mode has been scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9.00 am – 4.00 pm at the University E-Test Center.

Mrs Jacinta. N. Ogwo-Agu


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  1. Orji Daniel Chidiebere

    Thanks for the info

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