Saturday, May 16, 2020

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Postgraduate Offered Courses And Requirements [Ph.D, P.G.D, M.Sc]

Postgraduate education at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)  aims at imparting specialized knowledge and skills leading to the attainment by the student of a high level of expertise in a specific field of agriculture, forestry, engineering or the basic sciences. 
These objectives are being met through the institution of an appropriate mix of advanced courses, provision of excellent research and library facilities, as well as teaching and supervision by highly experienced postgraduate academic staff.  

In general, considerable effort is being made on a continuous basis by the university to provide conducive environment for postgraduate study.



Department of Agricultural Administration
PGD, Agricultural Administration M. Agric. and Ph.D.

(i) Agricultural Administration
(ii) Human Resource Management in Agriculture
(iii) Organisational Dynamics in Agricultural Institutions

Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management M.Sc., Agricultural Economics (Professional)-Weekend M.B.A., Agribusiness (Weekend) M. Agric. & Ph.D., Agricultural Economics with options in:

(i) Agribusiness Management and Finance
(ii) Agricultural Development and Policy Analysis
(iii) Food Marketing and International Trade
(iv) Consumer Welfare and Food Economics
(v) Cooperative Development
(vi) Environment and Resource Economics
(vii) Production Economics and Farm Management

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development M.Sc. (Professional)-Weekend

(i) Gender Development Studies 

M. Agric. & Ph.D.

(i) Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies
(ii) Agriculture and Rural Development 
(iii) Agricultural Communication & Information Management
(iv) Agricultural Extension System Management
(v) Subject Matter Extension

Department of Communication and General Studies PGD 

(i) Communication Studies
(ii) Professional Ethics
(iii) Library and Information Studies 

M.Sc. (Professional) PMCS Weekend

(i) Communication Studies
(ii) Security and Intelligence Studies
(iii) Peace and Strategic Studies 

M.Sc. (Academic) 

(i) Communication Studies
(ii) Peace and Strategic Studies
(iii) Professional and Applied Ethics
(iv) Library and Information Studies
(v) Security and Intelligence Studies


(i) Communication Studies


 Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics (M. Agric. and Ph.D.)
(i) Animal Biotechnology
 (ii) Animal Breeding and Genetics


 (i) Poultry Breeding 
(ii) Artificial Insemination and Hatchery Management

 Department of Animal Nutrition (M. Agric. and Ph.D.)

 (i) Monogastric Animal Nutrition
 (ii) Ruminant Animal Nutrition


(i) Livestock Feed Resources

Department of Animal Physiology (M. Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Animal Physiology

Department of Animal Production and Health (M. Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Ruminant Production
(ii) Non-Ruminant Production
 (iii) Livestock System


(i) Small Ruminant Production
(ii) Beef and Dairy Cattle Production
(iii) Meat Processing and packaging
(iv) Poultry Production
(v) Pig Production
(vi) Rabbit Production

Department of Pasture and Range Management (M.Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Pasture Production and Utilization
(ii) Range Management.


(i) Pasture Production


Department of Agricultural & Bio Resources
M. Agric. & Ph.D., Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering with options in:

(i) Agricultural Power and Machinery
(ii) Bio-Systems and Food Process Engineering
(iii) Water and Ecological Resources Engineering
(iv) Agricultural and Rural Structures Engineering
(v) Environmental Resources Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering 
M. Eng. and Ph.D.

(i) Highway & Traffic Engineering
(ii) Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
(iii) Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (M Eng. Only)
(iv) Structural Engineering (Ph.D. Only)

Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering (M.Eng. and Ph.D.)

(i) Electrical Machine and Power System 
(ii) Communication and Digital Signal Processing 
(iii) Electrical and Electronic Control Systems

Department of Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng. and Ph.D.)

(i) Thermo-fluids
(ii) Industrial Engineering
(iii) Materials Engineering
(iv) Production Engineering


Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management M.A.F. & Ph.D., Aquaculture and Fisheries with options in:

(i) Aquaculture
(ii) Fish Nutrition
(iii) Fish Pathology
(iv) Fisheries Management


(i) Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology MEMP (Academic) 

(i) Environmental Management and Protection 

MEM (Professional) Weekend (PT) 

(i) Environmental Management  


(i) Environmental Management
(ii) Environmental Toxicology

Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management (M.F. and Ph.D.)

(i) Agro-Forestry
(ii) Forest Ecology and Conservation
(iii) Forestry Biometric & Remote Sensing
(iv) Forestry Economics and Management

(MWM and Ph.D.)
(i) Wildlife Domestication and Production 
(ii) Wildlife Management
(iii) Wildlife Park Planning & Recreational Development.

(MWS and Ph.D.)

(i) Pulps and Paper.
(ii) Wood Utilization and Protection
 (iii) Forest Operations (Ph.D. Only)

Department of Water Resources Management (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Agrometeorology
(ii) Water Resources Management
(iii) Agrohydrology
(iv) Hydrometeorology


Department of Food Science and Technology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Food Quality Control & Assurance
(ii) Food Process Engineering
(iii) Food Microbiology & Biotechnology
(iv) Food Processing & Storage Technology

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (MSc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Nutrition & Dietetics

PGD Part Time (Weekend only)

(i) Nutrition & Dietetics

Department of Home Science and Management (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Clothing and Textile
(ii) Human Development and Family Studies


Department of Biochemistry (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Biochemistry

Department of Biological Sciences (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i ) Botany (Plant Physiology)
(ii) Botany (Cytology & Cytogenetics)
(iii) Botany (Plant Pathology)
(iv) Zoology (Animal Physiology)
(v) Zoology (Entomology)
(vi) Zoology (Parasitology)

Department of Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Environmental Microbiology
(ii) Food and Industrial Microbiology
(iii) Medical Microbiology & Public Health.
(iv) Agricultural Microbiology & Biotechnology


Department of Computer Science M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Full-Time)

(i) Computer Science

MICT (Weekend). 

(i) Masters of Information and Communication Technology

PGD (Weekend)

(i) Computer Science

Department of Mathematics (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Fluid Mechanics (Ph.D. only)
(ii) Algebra (Loop Theory, Fuzzy Logic)
(iii) Ordinary Differential Equations
(iv) Optimization Theory
(v) Probability and Stochastic Theory
(vi) Mathematical Analysis

Department of Physics (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Environmental Physics
(ii) Radiation and Health Physics
(iii) Condensed Matter Physics
(iv) Solid Earth Physics/Geophysics
(v) Theoretical Physics (Not available this academic session)

Department of Statistics (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Statistics
(ii) Applied Statistics
(iii) Biometry

PGD Part Time (Weekend only)

(i) Statistics

Department of Chemistry (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Analytical Chemistry
(ii) Industrial Chemistry
(iii) Inorganic Chemistry
(iv) Physical Chemistry
(v) Organic Chemistry


Department of Crop Protection (M.Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Crop Protection (Entomology)
(ii) Crop Protection (Nematology)
(iii) Crop Protection (Plant Pathology)


(i) Crop Protection 

Department of Horticulture (M.Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Horticulture 


(i) Horticulture 

Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology (M.Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Plant Breeding
(ii) Seed Science and Technology


(i) Plant Breeding and Seed Science

Department of Plant Physiology and Crop Production (M.Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Crop Physiology
(ii) Crop Production
(iii) Weed Science


(i) Crop Production 

Department of Soil Science and Land Management (M.Agric. and Ph.D.)

(i) Soil Chemistry
(ii) Soil Physics
(iii) Soil Fertility
(iv) Soil Mineralogy
(v) Soil Management and Conservation 
(vi) Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry
(vii) Pedology
(viii) Environmental Soil Science
(ix) Land Use Planning & Management


(i) Soil Management and Land Use Planning


Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (MVSc. and PhD.)

(A) Veterinary Medicine with options in:

(i) Avian Medicine
(ii) Food Animal Medicine
(iii) Companion (Equine and Small Animal) Medicine
(iv) Fish Medicine
(v) Wildlife Medicine

(B) Veterinary Surgery with options in:

(i) Soft Tissue Surgery
(ii) Orthopedic Surgery
(iii) Large/Food Animal Surgery
(iv) Anesthesiology

Department of Veterinary Public Health & Reproduction (MVSc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine
(ii) Veterinary Reproduction (Theriogenology)

Department of Veterinary Pathology (MVSc. and PhD.)

(i) Veterinary Anatomy Pathology
(ii) Veterinary Clinical Pathology
(iii) Poultry Pathology
(iv) Comparative Pathology
(v) Veterinary Toxicologic Pathology
(vi) Nutritional Pathology

Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology (M.Sc., MVSc. & Ph.D.)

(i) Veterinary Microbiology
(ii) Veterinary Parasitology

Department of Veterinary Anatomy (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Veterinary Anatomy

Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

(i) Veterinary Physiology
(ii) Veterinary Pharmacology
 (iii) Veterinary Biochemistry

 Master of Veterinary Pharmacy and Therapeutics (Professional)

FUNAAB Postgraduate Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma Programme, candidates must be first degree holders in a relevant discipline from any recognized University. 

In general, all applicants must satisfy basic UTME requirements for Bachelor’s degree. Holders of HND with Upper Credit and above could also apply.

Holders of First Degree in Animal Science are eligible to apply for Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Animal Science.

Candidates for Master’s Degree Programme must be graduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any other University recognized by the Senate and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division) degree in relevant field. 

However, candidates with Second Class Lower Degree in relevant field may be considered. 

Candidates for Masters of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) programme should possess HND plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science or B.Sc. Physical Sciences/Engineering and Allied Disciplines. 

Prior computing or IT exposure is beneficial but not essential. 

Candidates for admission to Masters and Ph.D. programmes in Communication Studies shall possess University degrees in Arts, Science, Applied 
Science, Social Science and Education or other related disciplines.

To be eligible for admission to the MBA (AgriBusiness) and Professional Master in Communication Studies degree programmes, candidates must be holders of Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or HND (Upper Credit minimum) with a Postgraduate Diploma in any discipline.

Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma in Communication studies with a minimum cumulative average of 55% may be considered for Master’s Degree in Communication Studies. 

In addition, possession of relevant professional qualification and/or experience will be an advantage. A credit pass in O’ Level 
Mathematics is not compulsory for admission into Professional Master in Communication Studies programme which is strictly part-time (Friday and Saturday) programme. 

The duration of the programme is a minimum of 4 semesters.

Masters of Environment Management (MEM) is a three-semester professional programme designed for captains of industries who are degree holders or HND holders with distinction/credit pass plus PGD in relevant fields who have also satisfied all basic UTME requirements while Masters of Environment Management and Protection (MEMP) is an academic Master’s Degree that runs for a minimum of four (4) semesters. 

The requirement for M. Agric applicants in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management is B. Agric (Agric Economics) with Second Class Upper. 

Other disciplines will be admitted to M.Sc. (Professional) with the prospect of conversion to M.Agric on attaining a minimum weighted average score of 60% after the first year. 

Masters of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) courses are open to: 

(i) M.V.Sc. - Master of Veterinary Science is open to Graduates of Veterinary Medicine of FUNAAB and other University recognized by Senate. Any other qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a DVM by the Senate. 

Candidates must satisfy any other requirements as specified by the postgraduate school of FUNAAB.

(ii) M.Sc.: - The Master of Science degree is open to Graduates of Biological Sciences of FUNAAB and other institutions recognized by Senate. 

Fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology or its equivalent 
may also be considered. Candidates must satisfy any other requirements as specified by the Postgraduate School of FUNAAB.

For Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programme, a student must have obtained Master’s degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine of FUNAAB or other University recognized by Senate and other qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a Master’s degree by the Senate.

The duration of study for the Master’s degree programme shall be a minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters for full time candidates; while part time studies shall be for a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 10 semesters. 

Part-time students must finish all course works within the first four semesters of 
their registration.

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, candidates must have obtained a Master’s degree from FUNAAB or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate. 

Holders of one year Master’s Degree are expected to undergo a conversion examination after the first session before proceeding to a Ph.D. programme.

Candidates for academic Masters and Ph.D. programmes shall be required to submit a research proposal along with their application forms, and may be required to interact (in oral or written form) with their respective Departments before admission.

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) Degree/Programme 

  • Full Time (FT) - 6 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 10 Semesters
  •  Part Time (PT - 8 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 12 Semesters


  • Full Time (FT) - 4 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 8 Semesters
  • Part Time (PT) - 8 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 12 Semesters


  • Full Time (FT) - 3 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 6 Semesters
  • Part Time (PT) - 4 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 8 Semesters 


  • Full Time FT) - 2 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 4 Semesters
  • Part Time (PT) - 4 Semesters Minimum & Maximum of 8 Semesters
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