Admission Requirements

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates seeking for admission into all the programmes of the Osun State University must possess a minimum of 5 credits, including English Language and four other relevant subjects, obtained at not more than two sittings, except as otherwise required. Candidate with ‘O’ Level Examination results obtained up till 2010 must present original of their certificates for screening as their statements of results and/or result slips are unacceptable. Every candidate in regular employment must submit, with his/her application, a formal letter of release for postgraduate studies by his/her employer.. In addition to the general requirements, an applicant is expected to fulfill specific requirement as follows:


College of Humanities and Cultures

Faculty of Humanities


Department of History and International Studies

(i) Masters of Arts (M.A) in History and International Studies

A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in History and International Studies of Osun States University, or History and Diplomatic Studies; History and Strategic Studies; or History of any other institution recognized by Senate of Osun State.

(ii) Master in International Studies (MIS) (Professional) and Master in Intelligence and Strategic Studies (MISS) (Professional)

A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) Bachelor's degree in the disciplines in Humanities, Social Sciences, or other relevant fields from Osun State University or any other university recognized by Senate of UNIOSUN. In exceptional cases, mature candidates with Third Class degree in relevant disciplines and with cognate working experience for a minimum of 5 years may be considered for admission.


College of Management and Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences


A. Department of Geography

M.Sc. Geography

A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in Geography of Osun State University or any other university recognized by Senate of UNIOSUN.


B. Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research

(i) Master of Science (M.Sc) in Environmental Management (Professional)

A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) in Geography as Social Science, Applied and Physical Sciences, Technology or Education of Osun State University or any other recognized university by Senate of UNIOSUN. However, in exceptional cases, candidates with Third Class degree, but also with Postgraduate Diploma, or Third Class degree with cognate three year's working experience may be considered under certain conditions as stipulated in regulation 7(i) and 10 (ii) of Postgraduate Handbook. Candidates with HND (Upper Credit) as well as three years cognate working experience in related disciplines as stated above from a recognized institution may be admitted.

(ii) Master of Science (M.Sc) in Disaster and  Risk Management (Professional)

A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree of Osun State University or any other University recognized by Senate of UNIOSUN in Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Social Medicine, Environmental Sciences, Town Planning, Agriculture, Forestry and Communication or Information Technology. In addition, candidates with HND (Upper Credit) and at least three (3) years cognate experience in Social Sciences, Environmental and Engineering programmes as well as related disciplines from recognized institution as approved by Senate of Osun State University may be considered. Graduates with Third Class degree with Postgraduate Diploma from recognized Universities, or Third class degree in disciplines specified here with cognate three years’ experience may also be considered.


College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences


Department of Chemical Sciences

Master of Science (M.Sc) Biochemistry

A minimum of B.Sc. Biochemistry Second Class (Lower Division) degree of Osun State University or any other University recognized by Senate of UNIOSUN. The programme is also open to graduates of Osun State University or any other recognized University in related disciplines such as Human Nutrition, Biotechnology, Medical Rehabilitation, Food Science and Technology, Physiology, Medicine provided that such applicants may be required to take and pass certain undergraduate courses in Biochemistry in addition to the minimum unit recommended for the M.Sc degree programme as may be determined by the Department.


Department of Biological Sciences

Master of Science (M.Sc) Microbiology

In addition to the University’s general regulations and guidelines on Postgraduate admission, an applicant shall be a graduate of Microbiology from Osun State University or any other recognized University who obtained a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.


POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS (PGD)


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

a. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (PGDE)

(i) A minimum of Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts (B.Ed. or B.A) (Third Class) degree of Osun State University or any other recognized University in any subject area; or (ii) A minimum of Higher National Diploma (HND) (Lower Credit) in any discipline from a Monotechnic or Polytechnic recognized by Senate Osun state University.


b. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (PGDSM)

(i)  A minimum of Third Class Division degree of Osun State University; or any other University approved by Senate; or (ii) A minimum of HND (Lower Credit) in any discipline from an institution recognized by Senate of Osun State University


c. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (PGDERM)

A minimum of  Third Class Division degree of Osun State University or any other university recognized by Senate in Geography, Economics, Agriculture, Urban and Regional Planning, Forestry and Wildlife, Natural Sciences or any relevant field.  In addition, applicants with HND (Upper Credit) minimum from recognized institutions in relevant fields with at least three years cognate experience may also be considered.


d. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS (PGDFM)

(i) A minimum of Third Class Division degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences or Statistics of Osun State University or any other recognized University; or (ii) A minimum of HND (Upper Credit) in Mathematics and Statistics; Computer Science or Accounting from recognized Tertiary Institutions with three years cognate working experience.


e. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (PGDCS)

(i) A minimum of Third Class Division degree in Science, Engineering and the Social Science; or (ii) A minimum of HND (Upper Credit) in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science, Computer Technology or related fields from a recognized Monotechnic or Polytechnic.


f. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL SCIENCE (PGDAS)

(i) A minimum of Third Class degree in Agriculture and Animal Science related courses, or HND (Upper Credit) of a Monotechnic or Polytechnic with a minimum of three years work experience. After admission, each candidate's area of specialization must be agreed upon by the major supervisor and other supervisor(s), the Head of Department of that area of specialization and the candidate.  The candidate must in addition satisfy examiners in an oral examination of his/her project.


g. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (PGDEN)

( Area of Specialization are Power Systems and  Machines; Electronic Communication Engineering; Control Systems Engineering; and Civil Engineering)

(i) A minimum of Third Class degree in Electrical or Electronic or Civil Engineering or its equivalent obtained from Osun State University or any other University recognized by Senate of UNIOSUN; or

(ii) A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in Physical sciences; namely Physics, Mathematics and/or Physics/Electronics obtained from Osun State University or any other University recognized by Senate of the UNIOSUN; or

(iii) A minimum of HND (Upper Credit) in Electrical and/or Electronic/Civil Engineering or its equivalent obtained from any NBTE Approved Institution recognized by Senate UNIOSUN.


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