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DELSU Postgraduate Form 2019/2020 Session is Out – Apply

Delta State University DELSU Postgraduate Form 2018/2019 is Now Available.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted regular and weekend postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees of the Delta State University DELSU), Abraka.


(1) Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Economics /Agricultural Extension

(2) Department of Animal Science
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Animal Science

(3) Department of Fisheries
PGD,M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Fisheries

(4) Department of Forestry and Wildlife
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Forestry

(5) Department of Agronomy
PGD, Professional Master,M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Crops Science, Crop Protection and Soil Science

(1) Department of Fine and Applied Arts
MFA in the following areas:Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textile Design. M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art History. Ph.D. Studio Art degree in: Ceramics, Graphics, Sculpture, Painting and Textiles

(2) Department of History
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History

(3) Department of Music
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM); M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Music

(4) Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy
M.A./Ph.D. degrees in Religious Studies with specializations in:
– Old Testament Studies
– New Testament Studies
– Church History – Sociology/Philosophy of Religion
– African Traditional Religions
– Christian Theology
– Sociology of Religion
– Physiology of Religion

(5) Department of Theatre Arts
M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre Arts

(6) Department of Languages and Linguistics
M.A. degree programmes in:
– French language and Linguistics;
– Literature in French; and Translation. Ph.D French

(7) Department of English & Literary Studies
MA and Ph.D degrees in:
– Languages
– Literature

(1) Department of Physiology
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physiology

(2) Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Anatomy

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
M.Ed./Ph.D. Programmes in the following areas of Education

(1) Department of Educational Management and Foundations
M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in: Educational Administration; Higher Education Administration; and Educational Planning

(2) Department of Guidance and Counselling
M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in: Guidance and Counselling; Measurement and Evaluation

(3) Department of Library and Information Science
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science

(4) Department of Science Education
M.Ed and Ph.D in Science Education – Biology,Chemistry and Mathematics.
M.Ed and Ph.D in Curriculum Studies

(5) Department of Social Science Education
M.Sc. (Ed.) and Ph.D. programmes in Social Studies Education

(6) Department of Vocational Education
M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Education
M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Home Economics

(7) Department of Technical Education
M.Sc. (Ed.) Industrial Technology Education

(8) Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
M.Ed. and Ph.D. in: Human Kinetics Education; Exercise Physiology and Sports Science; Sports Management; and Health Education.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Education (PGDBE) and
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM)

Master of Laws (LL.M.); Master Degree in Law and Diplomacy (MLD) and Ph.D. in Law

(1) Department of Business Administration and Marketing
Postgraduate Diploma(PGD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Management
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) andM.Sc.in Marketing

(1) Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal and Environmental Biology

(2) Department of Biochemistry
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry

(3) Department of Chemistry
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry with specialization in:Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry ; Physical Chemistry; and Industrial Chemistry

(4) Department of Geology
M.Sc. in Geology with specializations in: Engineering Geology/ Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology; Petroleum Geology; and  Mineral Exploration

(5) Department of Mathematics
M.Sc. Mathematics
M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics
Ph.D Mathematics

(6) Department of Physics
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics with specializations in: Geophysics, Solid State Physics, Radiation & Health Physics, and Theoretical Physics

(7) Department of Microbiology
M.Sc and Ph.D programme in Microbiology with specializations in: Environmental Microbiology, Food and Industrial Microbiology.

(8) Department of Computer Science
PGD, M.Sc in Computer Science

(1) Business Administration
M.Sc. and Ph.D Business Administration

(2) Department of Economics
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics

(3) Department of Geography and Regional Planning
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Geography and Regional Planning

(4) Department of Mass Communication
M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Mass Communication

(5) Department of Political Science
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science
PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D. in Public Administration

(6) Department of Sociology
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Sociology.


(1) Business Administration
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)
Professional Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

(2) Department of Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE)
Professional Master Degree in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)
(3) Department of Mass Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM)
Professional Master Degree in Communication Management (MCM)
(4) Department of Sociology
Master in Crime Control (MCC)


(A) General Admission Requirements;
i. Candidates for postgraduate studies must have a degree or its equivalent from a Senate-recognized institution. They must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), or NABTEB at not more than two sittings. Pass in English or Mathematics is not acceptable. Also, ACE and TC II are not acceptable. (No equivalent to WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB). Please note that there will be no waiver for anybody seeking admission into any of the programmes.

ii. A candidate applying for Ph.D. in any programme must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall.

iii. Candidates applying for academic Master Degree (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A. and LL.M.)must be holders of bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least “Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate.

iv. Candidates applying for professional Master Degree must be holders of Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with
at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate or a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit from a Senate-recognized polytechnic.

v. Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least a “Third Class Honours” degree or a HND (Lower Credit) recognized by Senate.

vi. Candidates for Masters and Ph.D programmes would be required to write a qualifying examination on Saturday, September 7, 2019.


Candidates are required to visit www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2019/2020 PG Admission Form online and to also generate an application virtual pin of N31,000.00 (thirty-one thousand naira) only.

Payment should be made at any of the following designated banks: UBA, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Fidelity Bank.

Candidates should submit the hard copies of their applications along with other relevant documents to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Delta State University, Abraka personally or through courier services on or before August 23, 2019.


The Closing date for the sale of forms will be July 31, 2019.

Note: All applicants must submit photocopies of the following documents:
1. 2 Hard copies of downloaded Application Form
2. Transcript of all previous qualifications obtained
3. WASC; NECO; GCE or NABTEB Certificate (not TC II)
4. NYSC Certificate or Exemption or Exclusion Certificate obtained from NYSC Office only
5. A 3–5 page research proposal indicating area of research interest (for Ph.D. candidates)
6. Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website www.delsuonline.com before completing the Application Form.

List of those offered provisional admission into any programme will be published in the Postgraduate School at Abraka Campus. Screening of provisionally admitted candidates and payment of fees will commence immediately thereafter and end on Monday, September 30, 2019.

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