The programme is open for admission to candidates with the following qualifications:
- Applicants with Bachelor’s degrees from such disciplines as Humanities and Arts, Law, Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences and other non-social sciences and management science or as determined by the Faculty Board.
- Graduates with third class in Development Studies.
- Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of less than 3 points on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria or any other recognized university or as determined by the Faculty Board.
- Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates passed at upper credit level are eligible for admission.
- In addition to requirements 1 – 4 above, candidates are required to possess University basic admission requirements of 5 O-level GCE, WASC or NECO in English language, Mathematics, and any other three subjects.
Ph.D. Admission Requirements
The following are eligible for admission:
(i)Holders of M.Sc. in Development Studies or Social Sciences with a CGPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale obtained from the University of Nigeria or other recognized universities. Satisfactory research work must be part of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.
(ii) Holders of the degree of Masters with minimum grades as stated in (i) above in Business/Management Studies, Humanities, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Economics or as determined by the Faculty Board, may qualify for the M.Sc./Ph.D. admission option. This implies two years of course-work as opposed to one year coursework requirement for those admitted directly to Ph.D.
Mode of Study of the Ph.D. Programme
A study for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies shall be prosecuted by taught courses, book reviews, seminar presentations and comprehensive research to be embodied in a Thesis. Units earned in the course work may be credited to the Ph.D.