The Postgraduate College is currently accepting applications for admission into the various programmes of the University for the 2019/2020 session (resumption in February 2020). The various programmes are listed on the PG College website. Candidates can apply by clicking here. The three postgraduate programmes of the Department of Political Science (Master of Political Science, M.Sc. and PhD) are listed for applications.
While candidates for the MPS programme are required to have a minimum of second class lower in their Bachelor’s degree, the University requires candidates for the M.Sc (with thesis) programme to have a CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 5.0 (or equivalent for other grading scales). Applicants for the M.Sc and PhD programmes must have o’level credits in 5 subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Government.
Admission into the PhD programme is essentially by availability of spaces with respect to supervision. Candidates are therefore encouraged to check the profile of academic staff here (only senior lecturers, readers and professors can supervise doctoral students). Candidates may interact with prospective supervisors to secure assurances of availability of spaces and willingness to supervise before applying.
An applicant for admission to the PhD programme shall be a graduate of OAU or any other approved University who possesses a Master’s Degree with research thesis and a weighted coursework average which shall normally be not less than 60% (B+).