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 (2nd) semester 2014/2015 Academic session.


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 Bachelor’s 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.

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

2. List of available PhD. Programmes for the 2nd Semester2014/2015 Academic 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. Department of 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
iii. Department of Biological Sciences Ph.D. Applied Biology
Ph.D. Environmental Biology Ph.D. Parasitology
Ph.D. Entomology

Ph.D. Ecology

Ph.D. Plant Physiology

Ph.D. Mycology

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 Parasitology

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


Application forms are available for sale, online, as from 13th to 30th April, 2015 at the cost of ten thousand naira (₦10,000.00). 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.

(Signed) M. S. Kabir

Secretary, Postgraduate School Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

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