Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Full-Time/Part-Time Ph.D. Degree programmes in the Postgraduate School, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto for the second (2) semester 2014/2015 Academic session.

List of available PhD. Programmes for the 2nd Semester 2014/2015Academic Session

a.) Faculty of Agriculture

i.) Department of Forestry and Environment Ph.D. (Forestry)
ii.) Department of Animal Science

Ph.D. Animal Breeding
Ph.D. Animal Nutrition & Biochemistry
Ph.D. Pasture and Range Management
Ph.D. Livestock Product Science

iii.) Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Engineering

Ph.D. Pedology/Soil Survey
Ph.D. Soil Fertility/Chemistry
Ph.D. Soil Microbiology

iv.) Department of Agricultural Economics Ph.D. Production Economics

Ph.D. Marketing
Ph.D. Agricultural Finance
Ph.D. Resource Economics
Ph.D. Farm Management

b.) Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies

i.) Departmental Nigerian Languages

Ph.D. Hausa Language
Ph.D. Hausa Literature
Ph.D. Hausa Culture

ii.) Department of Arabic

Ph.D. Arabic

iii.) Department Modern European Language and Linguistics

Ph.D. English Language Ph.D. Literature
Ph.D. Linguistics
Ph.D. French

iv.) Department of History Ph.D. History

c.) College of Health Sciences

i.) Department of Physiology

Ph.D. Physiology
ii. Department of Pharmacology
Ph.D. Pharmacology

iii.) Department of Anatomy

Ph.D. Anatomy

d.) Faculty of Science

i.) Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. Nutrition
Ph.D. Pharmacology & Toxicology
Ph.D. Clinical Biochemistry
Ph.D. Environmental Biochemistry
Ph.D. Molecular Biology

ii.) Department of and Applied Chemistry

Ph.D. Applied Chemistry
Ph.D. Pure Chemistry
Ph.D. Renewable Energy
Ph.D. Petroleum Chemistry

e.) Faculty of Social Sciences

i.) Department of Geography

Ph.D. Geography

ii.) Department of Political Science Ph.D. Political Science

iii.) Department of Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology

iv.) Department of Economics

Ph.D. Economics

f.) Faculty of Law

Ph.D. Law

g.) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Ph.D. Veterinary Physiology
Ph.D. Veterinary Anatomy
Ph.D. Veterinary Pharmacology
Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology
Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology
Ph.D. Veterinary Parasitological
Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine
Ph.D. Veterinary Surgery
Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health
Ph.D. Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Ph.D. Veterinary Theriogenology
Ph.D. Veterinary Animal Production

Admission Requirements
The following may qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy admission:

(i) Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University and other recognized institutions who have obtained good Masters Degree with a GPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5- point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.

(ii) Candidates with the Degree of Professional Masters with at least a Bachelor’s Degree may qualify for admission provided that they satisfy the condition in (i) above.

(iii) Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University and other recognized institutions who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study.

(iv) In addition to (i), (ii) and (iii) above candidates must possess at least a Bachelors Degree in the Second Class lower division.

(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above which may be acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.

(vi) In addition to (i) – (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2015

Method of Application
Application forms are available for sale, online, as from 13th to 30 April, 2015 at the cost of ten thousand naira (N10,000.00). Appropriate administrative charges will be applied. All Nigerian debit cards are accepted.

Interested applicants are hereby advised to visit the Application website: for additional information on the Application Procedures.

Applicants should arrange well in advance for their academic transcripts to be forwarded to the undersigned before the closing date.

M. S. Kabir
Secretary, Postgraduate School, Usmanu Danfodiyo
University, Sokoto

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