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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for supplementary admission into 
postgraduate programmes in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu- 
Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the 2016/2017 academic session in the following Faculties/Institutes:-

 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)

           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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