Imo State University (IMSU) Postgraduate Courses and Admission Requirements

Complete List of IMSU Postgraduate Courses for the 2022/2023 Academic Session – Are you interested to know the full list of IMSU Postgraduate Courses? Kindly check below for details.

The Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria was established in 1981 through Law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly. The university admitted the first intake of 392 pioneer students on 23 October 1981.

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The management of the Imo State University (IMSU) wishes to inform the general public and all prospective students in particular of her postgraduate courses as approved/accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

IMSU Postgraduate Courses [Updated]

Below is the official list of IMSU Postgraduate program


(a) Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Cooperatives, Agricultural Extension, and Farm Management and Rural Sociology.
(ii) M. Sc. and PhD in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Agricultural Cooperatives, Farm Management; Production Economics; Agricultural Finance; Agricultural Marketing, Resource and Environmental Economics.
(iii) M. Sc. and PhD in Agricultural Extension with specialization in Rural Sociology; Rural Development, Agricultural Extension Systems; Extension Communication; Extension Administration.

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(b) Department of Animal Science and Fisheries
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Science, and Fisheries.
(ii) M. Sc. and PhD in Animal Science with options in Animal Production; Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology; and Animal Breeding and Genetics.

(c) Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Crop Science.
(ii) M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Crop Science with options in Plant Protection; Horticulture, Breeding and Genetics; Crop Nutrition and Physiology.

(d) Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc.

(e) Department of Soil Science and Environment
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Soil Science and Environment.
(ii) M. Sc. in Soil Chemistry and Fertility; Soil Physics and Conservation; Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry; Soil Survey and Land Use Planning; and Soil Science and Environment Pollution.


(a) Department of Accountancy
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc. and MBA.

(b) Department of Banking and Finance
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc. (iii) MBA (iv) M.Sc./PhD for those with an MBA in Banking and Finance with a GPA of not below 3.50 on a 5-point scale and those with Banking and Finance or related discipline with GPA of not below 3.00 on a 5 point scale (iv) PhD with specialisation in (a) Banking (b) Finance

(c) Department of Business Management
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc., MBA, (iii) MSc/PhD (iv) PhD

(d) Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science
(i) PGD in Insurance and Actuarial Science
(ii) MSc in Insurance and Actuarial Science

(e) Department of Marketing
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (ii) M.Sc., MBA and (iii) M.Sc./Ph.D, (iv) Ph.D

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(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science

(c) Department of Education Arts
(i) M.A. (Ed) in Education Arts with options in History, Religion, F.A.A.
(ii) M.Ed and PhD in Curriculum Studies

(d) Department of Foundations and Counselling
(i) M.Ed and PhD in Guidance and Counselling
(iii)M.Ed and PhD in Sociology of Education
(i) M.Ed in Philosophy of Education

(e) Department of Language Education
(ii) M.A. (Ed) in Language Education with options in English Language, Igbo, French

(f) Department of Library and Information Science
(i) MLS and PhD in Library and Information Science
(ii) M.Ed and PhD in Educational Technology

(g) Department of Life Science Education
(i) M.Sc. (Ed) in Science Education with options in Biology, Health Science, Agricultural Science
(ii) M.Ed and PhD in Educational Psychology

(h) Department of Physical Science Education
(i) M.Sc (Ed) in Science Education with options in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
(ii) M.Ed and PhD in Measurement and Evaluation

(i) Department of Social Science Education
(i) M.Sc (Ed) Social Science Education with options in Economics, Accountancy, Social Studies and Government
(ii) M.Ed and PhD in Educational Management and Planning.

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a) Department of Civil Engineering
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering
(ii) MSc in Civil Engineering

b) Department of Food Science and Technology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Food Science and Technology.
(ii) M. Sc. and PhD in Food Science and Technology.

c) Department of Mechanical Engineering
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.


(a)Department of Architecture
(i) MSc in Architecture
(ii) PhD in Architecture

(b)Department of Estate Management
(i) PGD in Estate Management
(ii)MSc in Estate Management
(iii)PhD in Estate Management

(c) Department of Fine and Applied arts
(i) PGD in Fine and applied arts
(ii) M.A. Fine Arts (Art History)
(iii) MFA Fine Arts (Studio)
(iv) PhD Fine Arts (Art History)
(v) PhD (DocFa) Fine and Applied Arts (Studio)

(e) Department of Quantity Surveying
(i) PGD in Quantity Surveying
(ii) MSc. in Quantity Surveying with options in Quantity Surveying – Construction Project Finance – Construction Economics
(iv) PhD in Quantity Surveying with options in – Quantity Surveying – Construction Project Finance – Construction Economics

(f) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
(i) MSc in Urban and Regional Planning
(ii) PhD in Urban and Regional Planning.


(a) Department of Public Health
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
(ii) M.Sc in Public Health

(b) Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Nutrition and Dietetics.
(ii) M. Sc. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
(ii) Ph.D in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

(d) Department of Medical Laboratory: (i) PGD in Medical Laboratory Science (ii) M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science (iii) PhD in Medical Laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology and Medical Microbiology options).

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(a) Centre for Gender studies M.A. Women and Gender Studies

(b) Centre for Igbo Studies M.A. Igbo Studies with options in (i) Igbo Arts (ii) Igbo History and Archaeology (iii) Igbo Philosophy and (iv) Igbo Religion

(c) Department of English and Literary Studies
(i) M.A. and PhD in English Language
(ii) M.A. and PhD in Literature

(d) Department of History and International Studies
(i) PGD in History and International Studies
(ii) PGD in International Development Studies
(iii) PGD in Studies in Conflict Resolution and Peace Management
(iv) M.A. in History/International Studies
(vi) M.A. in International Development Studies
(vii) PhD in History/International Studies

(e) Department of French
(b) M.A. French With options in (i) Language (ii) Literature and (iii) Translation
(c) PhD French With options in: (i) Language (ii) Literature and (iii) Translation

(f) Department of Linguistics/Igbo
(i) M.A. Igbo
(ii) MA Linguistics
(iii)MA Igbo Literature

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(g) Department of Philosophy
(i) MA Philosophy
(ii) PhD Philosophy

(h) Department of Religious Studies

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Religious Studies
(ii) M.A. Religious Studies
(iii) PhD Religious Studies, with areas of specialisation in a) African Traditional Religion b) Old Testament Studies c) New Testament Studies d) Church History e) Religion and Society f) Religious Ethics g) Comparative Religion h) Philosophy of Religion (i) Department of Theatre Arts
(a) M.A. in Theatre Arts With options in: (i) Directing (ii) Acting (iii) Playwriting/Dramatology (iv) Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and (v) African Drama and Theatre.
(b) PhD in Theatre Arts With options in (i) Theatre Studies and Performance Theory (ii) Theatre History and Historiography (iii) Dramatic Literature (iv) Dramatic Theory and Criticism (v) African Drama and Theatre (vi) Theatre in Education (vii) Media/Film Studies and (viii) Arts Administration/Management.


(a) Masters Degree Programmes (LLM)

(b) PhD programme in Law: The PhD programme is available in specialised areas of Law. The PhD programme is domiciled in different departments namely: the Department of International Law and Jurisprudence, Department of Private and Property Law, Department of Public Law and Department of Commercial Law.


(a) Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in (i) Hydrobiology and Fisheries (ii) Public Health Parasitology and Entomology (iii) Environmental Biology and (iv) Physiology
(ii) MSc in (i) Medical Parasitology and Entomology (ii) Fisheries and Hydrobiology (iii) Environmental Biology (iv) Physiology and (v) Public Health Parasitology
(iii)PhD programme with options in (i) Medical Parasitology and Entomology (ii) Fisheries and Hydrobiology (iii) Environmental Biology (iv) Physiology and (v) Public Health Parasitology

(b) Department of Biochemistry
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry

(c) Department of Chemistry
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry
(ii) MSc with options in (i) Organic Chemistry (ii) Physical Chemistry, (iii) Inorganic Chemistry, (iv) Analytical Chemistry and (v) Environmental Chemistry.
(iii)PhD in Chemistry with specialisation in (i) Organic Chemistry and (ii) Physical Chemistry.

(d) Department of Computer Science
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
(ii) MSc with specialisation in (i) Artificial Intelligence (ii) Computer Graphics and Multimedia Technology and (iii) Software Engineering and Development. Information Technology with specialisation in (i) Computer Networks and Security (ii) Computer Forensics and Information Assurance and (iii) Information Management Analysis.

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(e) Department of Microbiology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
(ii) MSc with specialisation in (i) Medical Microbiology (ii) Environmental Microbiology and (iii) Industrial Microbiology

(f) Department of Physics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Physics
(ii) MSc with specialisation in (i) Atmospheric Physics (ii) Solid State Physics and (iii) Applied Geophysics.
(iii)PhD with options in (i) Atmospheric Physic (ii) Solid State Physics and (iii) Applied Geophysics.

(g) Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in (i) Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics (ii) Mycology and Phytopathology
(iii) Cytogenetics (iv) Plant Breeding and (v) Plant Physiology.
(ii) MSc with specialisation in: (i) Plant Biosystematics/Taxonomy (ii) Mycology/Plant Pathology
(iii) Plant Physiology and (iv) Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding.
(iii)PhD with options in (i) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics (ii) Pathology and Mycology and (iii) Plant Physiology.

(h) Department of Statistics
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
(ii) MSc, MSc/PhD and PhD in Statistics


(a) Department of Economics

(i) Postgraduate Diploma, (ii) MSc (iii) PhD with specialisation in:
(iv) Public Sector Economics & Finance
(iv) Industrial Economics
(v) Development Economics

(b) Department of Geography and Environmental Management (i) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (ii) M.Sc. in Geography & Environmental Management (iii) M.Sc in Environmental Management (iv) Ph.D in Geography & Environmental Management (v) Ph.D in Environmental Management

(c) Department of Mass Communication
(a) Mass Communication Postgraduate Diploma and MSc PhD with options in (i) Print Sequence (ii) Electronic (Broadcast) Sequence (iii) Theory and Research Sequence
(b) Public Relations i. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations ii. MSc in Public Relations

(d) Department of Political Science
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in: – International Relations (PGDIR) – Developmental Studies (PGD, DS) – Intelligence and Strategic Studies – Public Administration (PGDPA)
(ii) Masters Degree Programmes – MSc in – International Relations and Diplomacy – Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies – Intelligence and Security Studies – Developmental Studies – MSc in Public Administration with options in (i) Local Government Administration (ii) Human Resources Management and (iii) Public Sector Management.
– Master of Public Administration (MPA)
(iii) PhD in Political Science with options in (i) International Relations and Diplomacy (ii) International Political Economy and (iii) Developmental Studies.
(vi) PhD in Public Administration with options in (i) Local Government Administration (ii) Human Resources Management and (iii) Public Sector Management.

(f) Department of Psychology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
(ii)M.Sc. with options in (i) Clinical Psychology (ii) Industrial Psychology and (iii) Counselling
(iii) PhD with options in (i) Clinical Psychology (ii) Industrial Psychology and (iii) Counselling Psychology

(g) Department of Sociology
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology
(ii) Criminology & Security Studies
(ii) Master’s Degree with options in: – Sociology of Development – Rural Sociology – Industrial Sociology – Personnel and Human Resources Management
(iii) PhD Programmes with options in: – Sociology of Development – Rural Sociology

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