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MOUAU Postgraduate Courses Available for Admission

MOUAU Postgraduate Courses – This is the list of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, (MOUAU) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) courses available for admission.

The Postgraduate School of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU) has released the list of programmes (courses) available for the 2018/2019 academic session.

Candidates for admission into the postgraduate programme are advised to go through the courses available for the 2018/2019 admission before applying.

MOUAU Postgraduate Courses

RECOMMENDED: MOUAU Postgraduate Admission Form 2018/2019 Is Out

MOUAU Postgraduate Courses Available for Admission


(a) Department of Agricultural Economics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Agricultural Economics –Areas of specialization include:

  • Agribusiness Management and Co-operatives
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Project Management
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Farm Management and Production Economics
  • Agricultural Policy and Development
  • Resource and Environmental Economics

(b) Department of Rural Sociology and Extension

The department offers programme leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Rural Sociology and Extension; M.Sc. and Ph.D in Rural Sociology and Extension in the following specializations:

  • Agricultural Extension Communication.
  • Agricultural Extension Administration.
  • Agricultural Extension Education.
  • Rural Sociology and Development.

(c) Department of Agribusiness and Management.

The department offers Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Agribusiness and Financial Management with minors in the following areas:

  • Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship development
  • Export Management
  • Finance and Investment
  • Cooperative Business Management
  • Project Management

Entry Requirement for M.Sc.

  1. Five O/level credit passes obtained in GCE ordinary level, SSCE or NECO in not more than two sittings with the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Agriculture or Biology or any other subject from Government/History/Civic education, Principles of Accounts, Christian Religious Knowledge, Geography and a B.Sc. degree in Agribusiness and Management with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on 5 points scale or 2.5 on 4 points scale from a recognized University in or outside Nigeria.
  2. Agric. Degree with a minimum CGPA as above

For Ph.D.

Same as in (1) and (2) above with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on 5 points scale or 3.00 on a 4 points scale.


(a). Department of Food Science and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science and Technology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following specializations:

  • Food Processing and Preservation.
  • Food Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Food Quality Control and Assurance
  • Food Engineering

In addition to general entry requirement for Postgraduate programmes, Department of Food Science and Technology requires O’level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(b). Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following options:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Community/ Public Health Nutrition.
  • Human and Experimental Nutrition.

(c). Department of Home Science/Hospitality Management and Tourism.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Home Science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Home Management.
  • Clothing and Textiles.
  • Child and Human Development
  • Food and Nutrition

Hospitality Management and Tourism

PGD in Hospitality Management and Tourism; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Hospitality Management and Tourism with the following specializations in Ph.D

  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Management


(a). Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Breeding and Physiology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Physiology

(b). Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Nutrition and Forage Science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry.
  • Forage Science and Range Management.

(c). Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Production and Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Poultry Production.
  • Rabbit Production.
  • Swine Production.
  • Ruminant Production (Cattle, Sheep and Goat)


(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) full-time namely

  • Agricultural/ Home Economics Education
  • Educational Foundation
  • Science Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education

(b) Department of Agricultural / Home Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

  1. Agricultural Education
  2. Home Science Education, Options in
  • Home Management
  • Human and Family Development
  • Clothing and Textiles

(c) Department of Science Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in

  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Mathematics Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Biology Education
  • Physics Education
  • Integrated Science Education

(d)Department of Library and Information Science Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Ph.D. in

Library and Information Science

(e) Department of Adult and Continuing Education

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in

  • Administration of Adult Education
  • Community development
  • Social Welfare
  • Industrial Education
  • Communication Arts in Adult Education
  • Extension and Distance Education.

(f) Department of Curriculum Studies

M.Ed. and Ph.D.

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology

(g) Department of Psychology and Counselling

M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the following options:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Guidance and Counselling

(h) Department of Educational Management

The three programmes offered in the Department are:

  • Sc (Ed) Business Education
  • Sc (M.Ed) Economics Education
  • Ed Education Administration and Planning

(i) Department of Industrial Technology Education

  • Automobile Technology Education
  • Building Technology Education
  • Electrical/ Electronics Technology Education
  • Metal Work Technology Education
  • Woodwork Technology Education


(a). Department of Agronomy.

Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Crop Production and Physiology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics.

(b). Department of Plant Health Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Plant Health Management; M.Sc. in:

  • Plant Pathology.
  • Weed Science.

Ph.D. in:

  • Plant Pathology (Mycology).
  • Plant Pathology (Nematology).
  • Plant Pathology (Bacteriology)
  • Weed Science.
  • Applied Entomology.

(c). Department of Soil Science and Meteorology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Soil Science and Meteorology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.
  • Soil Physics and Conservation.
  • Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Technology.
  • Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy.

* No Ph.D.Programme in Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.


(a). Department of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes in Agricultural and Bio-resources engineering: PGD (No specializations) M.ENG in the following specializations:

  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering
  • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Bioprocess and Food Engineering

Ph.D in the following specializations:

  • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering.
  • Bio-Process and Food Engineering.
  • Soil and Water Resource Engineering.

(b). Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes in Mechanical Engineering; M.ENG and Ph.D. with options in:

  • Energy and Power Engineering.
  • Design and Production Engineering.
  • Industrial and System Engineering.

(c). Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering; M.Eng and Ph.D. in

  • Power/ Machines Option
  • Electronics/Communication.

(d) Department of Civil Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (no Options).M.Eng in

  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Soil and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Highway and Transportation Engineering


(a). Department of Forestry and Environmental Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Forestry and Environmental Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D in:

  • Forest Ecology.
  • Wildlife Ecology.
  • Agroforestry and Forest Food Resources.
  • Wood Technology and Forest Based Industries.
  • Silviculture Techniques and Management.
  • Seed Technology and Storage.
  • Flower Production and Landscaping Techniques.

(b). Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Fisheries and Hydrobiology.
  • Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology.

(c). Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Environmental Management and Toxicology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Toxicology


(a). Department of Accounting.

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Accounting

(b). Department of Banking and Finance

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance

(c). Department of Business Administration.

PGD, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Business Administration

Entry requirements:

PGD: Five (5) credit passes including English, Mathematics and Economics at O’level, relevant bachelor degree not lower than 3rd class or HND at Upper credit level and relevant professional qualifications.


  1. Relevant degree from recognized university with CGPA not less than 3.00 on 5 point scale and 2.8 on 4 point scale,
  2. Minimum of one year industrial/administrative experience,
  3. candidates with PGD (Upper credit 3.5 upwards) maybe considered for the admission.

M.Sc.: is same as options (a) & (c) above, possession of MBA is an added advantage.

Ph.D.: is same as option (a) with CGPA of 4.00 (60%) on a five point scale and 3.5 (60%) on 4.00 scale, in a Masters Degree (M.Sc) from management related disciplines.

(d). Department of Economics.

PGD (without specialization) M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the following specializations

  • International Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Finance and Public Sector Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics/ Quantitative Economics
  • Economic Planning.


(a). Department of Biochemistry.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Biochemical Toxicology.
  • Nutritional Biochemistry.
  • Lipid Biochemistry.
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Enzymology and Protein Chemistry
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Industrial Biochemistry/Biochemistry
  • Immunochemistry
  • Environmental Biochemistry

(b). Department of Microbiology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Food Microbiology.
  • Industrial Microbiology.
  • Environmental Microbiology.
  • Medical Microbiology

(c). Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics.
  • Mycology/ Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology.
  • Plant Cytogenetics and Biotechnology
  • Phyto medicine/Ethno medicine

(d). Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in following specializations:


(a). Department of Chemistry.

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Analytical Chemistry.
  • Environmental Chemistry.
  • Physical Chemistry.
  • Organic Chemistry.
  • Inorganic Chemistry.

(b). Department of Mathematics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Mathematics with specialization in the following areas:

(a) Applied Mathematics

  • Fluid and Continuum Mechanics
  • Optimization Theory and Computations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Elasticity

(b) Pure Mathematics

  • Functional Analysis.
  • Deferential Equation
  • Algebra

(c). Department of Physics.

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in:

  • Geophysics and
  • Engineering Physics.

(d). Department of Statistics.

PGD (no options) M.Sc. and Ph.D. with options in:

  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Sampling Survey Theory and Methods
  • Operations Research


(a). Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

The Department offers PGD, M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in Parasitology and Entomology

(b). Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. with options in

  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine

(c). Department of Veterinary Medicine

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine

  • Large Animals Medicine
  • Small Animals Medicine
  • Avian Medicine
  • Fish Medicine

(d). Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Animal Health and Production

M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in

  • Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Animal Health and Production

(e). Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.Sc. in Veterinary anatomy and Ph.D. in Veterinary Anatomy with the following options:

  • Developmental Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology

(f). Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology

Veterinary Surgery Option

  • V.Sc and Ph.D. in
  1. Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostic imaging

Veterinary Theriogenology Option

  1. V.Sc with Options in
  • Andrology and Artificial insemination
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Immunoreproduction
  • Mastitis and Udder Health Management

Note: The M.V.Sc. Pathobiology is for Veterinary Graduates, while the M.Sc. Pathobiology is for Non- Veterinary Graduates with acceptable degrees in Basic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Science.

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