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RSUST Supplementary Postgraduate Application For 2016/2017

Rsust Supplementary postgraduate screening exercise for admission into 2016/2017 academic session has been announced by the management of Rivers State University Of Science and Technology.

rsust supplementary postgraduate

Eligible Programmes For Rsust Postgraduate Admission

 A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS/EXTENSION

a) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in

i)       Development Economics and Planning (Full-time: Minimum Duration(4 semesters);
Maximum Duration(6 semesters)
ii) Monetary Economics (Full-time: Minimum Duration(4 semesters); Maximum
Duration(6 semesters)
iii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with options in (Agricultural Extension Administration, Agricultural Extension Communication, Rural Sociology, Community
and Rural Development) (Full-time: Minimum Duration(4 semesters); Maximum
Duration(6 semesters)

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           b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

i) Development Economics and Planning (Full-time: Minimum Duration(6 semesters) Maximum Duration(8 semesters)
ii) Monetary Economics (Full-time: Minimum Duration(6 semesters); Maximum
Duration(8 semesters)
iii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development ( with Specialisation in Agricultural
Extension Administration, Agricultural Extension Communication, Rural Sociology,
Community and Rural Development) (Full-time: Minimum Duration(6 semesters);
Maximum Duration(8 semesters)

B. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

1. DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT

i) PhD, Estate Management (Full-time: Minimum Duration, 6 semesters; Maximum
Duration, 8 semesters)

2. DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

i)         PhD, Urban and Regional Planning (Full-time: Minimum Duration, 6 semesters; Maximum
Duration, 8 semesters)

1.          ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants with the qualifications in the underlisted categories shall be eligible for admission
into the postgraduate programmes; however, candidates must also fulfill the 1matriculation requirements of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt.

A. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Candidates seeking admission for the Master of Science in the options listed above must
have one of the following qualifications from recognized institutions:
a)      Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.

(b)    A Postgraduate Diploma in Economics with a CGPA of 3.50 or above on a 5-point
grade system.

B. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES

In addition to satisfying the RSUST Matriculation qualifications, a candidate for a PhD
programme shall also have the following:

i)    An applicant for the PhD programme in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
/Extension must possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a five-point
grade system, in any option in Economics, obtained from the Rivers State University of
Science and Technology or any other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent
status
ii)   For the PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, a candidate must possess a Master’s degree
with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a five-point grade system, in Urban and Regional Planning,
obtained from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology or any other recognized
institution of higher learning of equivalent status. In addition to the above, all qualified
applicants will be required to submit a written research proposal which will be defended by the
candidate during an oral interview.

iii)  An applicant for the Ph.D. programme in Estate Management must possess a minimum of
Second Class Lower degree in Estate Management in addition to an MPhil. or MSc (with
Dissertation or Thesis) in Estate Management; Real Estate; Land Economy or any cognate
discipline from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology or any other recognized
University with a minimum of CGPA of 3.50 on a five-point scale and 3.00 on a four-point
scale.
No person shall be admitted to a programme unless his/her application has been
approved by the Postgraduate School Board on behalf of Senate and on the
recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Committee.
Note: In addition to the conditions above, a candidate may be required to
present himself/herselffor a selection test and/or oral interview
Applications for admission to any postgraduate programme shall be made on-line by logging
onto www.ust.edu.ng and making an e-payment of thirty thousand naira (N30,000.00) only,
using interswitch verve – enabled cards. Application forms should be completed on-line,
downloaded and hard copies submitted to the Secretary, Postgraduate School along with the
following:

      i)     Photocopies of Certificates.

ii)   Certified  academic  transcripts.

(It  is  the  responsibility  of  applicants  to  ensure  that copies  of  their  academic  transcripts  are  forwarded  under  confidential  cover  directly to The  Secretary,  Postgraduate  School,  Rivers  State  University  of  Science  and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt).
iii)   Letter  of  reference  from  three  referees,  including  one  from  a  previous  academic institution,  stating  that  applicant  is  qualified  to  undertake  advanced  studies  and research  and  that  he  (the  Referee)  is  confident  that  the  applicant  will  benefit  from  the training.
iv)   A  brief  research  proposal   on  your  intended areas of study should also accompany the application forms.
The  deadline  for  submission  of  applications  on-line  and  at  the  Postgraduate  School  is  20th
November, 2016.

D. C. Odimabo (Mrs.)

Registrar

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