Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Bowen University Postgraduate Programmes for the 2015/2016 academic session leading to the award of Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees of the University in various areas of specialization in the following programmes:
A. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
1. Faculty of Agriculture:
(a) Agricultural Economics (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(b) Animal Science (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(c) Crop Protection (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(d) Environmental Management (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(e) Food Science and Technology (M.Sc.)
2. Faculty of Science and Science Education
(a) Chemistry (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(b) Mathematics (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(c) Microbiology (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(d) Physics (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
3. Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
(a) Accounting (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
(b) Banking and Finance (M.Sc.)
(c) Business Administration (M.Sc., MBA)
(d) Economics (M.Sc.)
(e) Mass Communication (M.Sc.)
(f) Sociology (MHRM, M.Sc.)
B. GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. MSc Programme
(a) All candidates are required to possess a Bachelor’s degree obtained from a University approved by Senate and with a grade of not less than Second Class Lower Division.
(b) A candidate with less than Second Class Lower Division or a Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum of upper credit in a relevant field from a recognised University may be considered provided he/she scores a minimum of 55% in a qualifying examination to be conducted by the Department.
(c ) In addition to 1(a) and 1(b) above, candidates must satisfy the Ordinary Level requirement of five subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects as may be specified for the programme of choice .
2. 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 score 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 (09037700918 and 09050249898) upon the presentation of a non-refundable Application Fee of N10, 000.00 only in bank draft payable to Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.
Candidate must indicate their Names and Addresses at the back of the Bank Draft. Each request for application form must be accompanied by a N50.00 (fifty naira) stamp and self-addressed
(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 PhD 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, 000.00 only in bank draft (drawn from any commercial bank) payable to Bowen to University, Iwo, Osun State.
(c) Academic Transcript
Candidates must ensure that their academic transcripts are sent directly to
Iwo, Osun State.
E. REFEREE’S REPORTS
(i) Download or collect by hand/post the three Referees’ Confidential Reports Form for the Referees to complete. At least one of the Referees must be the Head or a Senior member of the Department where the candidate obtained his/her degree.
(ii) Completed Referees report should be sent under confidential cover directly to: The Dean, Postgraduate School, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.
F. CLOSING DATE
Completed applications forms whether on-line or otherwise, must be submitted not later than Friday 11th September, 2015.
G. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For further information, visit Bowen University website: http://www.bowenuniversity.edu.ng
Kayode A. Ogunleye, PhD
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