Covenant University Postgraduate Courses

On behalf of the administrative body, Covenant University we officially wish to notify all prospective candidates of the institution that a comprehensive list of Covenant University Postgraduate Courses has been released in other to help prospects find the available programs for their preferred choice.

This piece of writing will serve as an eye-opener to all prospective candidates who have been searching for the list of Covenant University Postgraduate Courses, their admission requirements (based on the faculty they fall under and the certificate awarded by the university) alongside documents for various degree programs.

On this page, we shall also make available other important information such as the Post Graduate entry requirements for Masters’s degree programs and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes as well as the expected duration for the program. Prospective candidates are strongly advised to continue reading this piece of writing for more insights.

Covenant University also known as CU is a privately owned university that offers postgraduate programs in Nigeria. One of the benefits enjoyed by students of the above institution is that when undergoing their postgraduate courses, it allows you to choose an area of specialization or specialize in a sub-courses

After cautiously reading the list of postgraduate courses offered by Covenant University on this web page below, prospective candidates would be authenticated that Post Graduate courses offered in the institution are Master’s degree and Ph.D. programs.

List Of Approved Post-Graduate Courses Offered at Covenant University

The postgraduate programs available in our four Colleges are as follows:

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

(a) DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

Program: Accounting

Degree in View: M.Sc

Areas of Specialization

1. Public Sector Accounting

2. Environmental Accounting

3. Management Accounting

4. Oil and Gas Accounting

5. Taxation

6. Financial Reporting

7. Auditing

8. International Accounting

9. Management Information Systems

10. Corporate Governance

(b) DEPARTMENT OF BANKING & FINANCE

Program: Finance

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Sc/ACIB (Weekend), M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization: Ph.D

1. International Finance

2. Corporate Finance

3. Financial Development

4. Banking Operations

5. Public Sector Finance

Candidates with degree(s) in Economics, Accounting, or Business Administration may be
considered.

(c) DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Program: Business Administration

Degree in View: MBA, M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization:

1. Operations Management

2. International Management

3. International Business

4. Organizational Politics/Corporate Governance

5. Management

6. Organizational Behavior

7. Strategic Management

Program: Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management

Degree inView: M.Sc, MBA, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization:

1. Marketing Information Systems/Research

2. Consumer Behavior

3. International Marketing

4. Logistics/Distribution Management

5. Digital/Contemporary Marketing

6. Political Marketing

7. Product/Brand Management

8. Service Marketing

Program: Marketing

Degree in View: M.Sc, MBA, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization:

1. Strategic HRM

2. International HRM

3. Recruitment/Selection

4. Conflict Management

5. Compensation Management

6. Performance Management

7. Human Resource Development

8. Employee Relations

9. E-HRM

10. Human Resource Information System

Candidates with degree(s) in other business-related disciplines such as Accounting, Finance
and Actuarial Science may be considered.

(d) DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Program: Economics

Degree inView:  M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Development Economics

2. Dynamic Macroeconomics

3. Environmental Economics

4. Health and Labour Economics

5. Institutional Economics

6. International Economics

7. Land and Agricultural Economics

8. Microeconomics and Informal Sector Economy

9. Monetary and Financial Economics

10. Resource and Energy Economics

Program: Demography and Social Statistics

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Demographic Analysis

2. Social Statistics

3. Population and Development

4. Family Planning and Reproductive Health

5. Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

6. Men’s Reproductive Health

7. Gender and Sexual Health

8. Fertility and Mortality Studies

9. Ageing

10. Social Marketing and Development

11. Migration and Internally Displayed Persons

12. Epidemiology of Communicable and NonCommunicable Diseases

13. Programmes Monitoring and Evaluation

(e) DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATION OF MASS

Program: Mass Communication

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization: M.Sc

1. Advertising and Marketing Communication

2. Broadcast (Radio, Television, and Film)

3. Print/Online Journalism (Newspaper and Magazine)

4. Public Relations/Public Affairs

Areas of Specialization: M.Phil, Ph.D

1. Journalism

2. Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

(f) DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Program: Sociology

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Gender and Development Studies

2. Population Studies

3. Family and Reproductive Health

4. Industrial Sociology

5. Political Sociology

6. Rural Sociology

7. Cultural Studies

8. Medical Sociology

9. Sociology of Development

10. Sociology of Entrepreneurship

11. Political Sociology

12. Gerontology

13. Urban Sociology

14. Criminology and Security Studies

15. Sociology of Education

16. Sociology and Media Studies

17. Military Sociology

18. Social Problems

COLLEGE OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

(a) DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Program: Counselling

Degree in View: M.A, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Career Counselling

2. Family and Marital Counselling

3. School Counselling

Program: Psychology

Degree in View: M.Sc, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Counselling Psychology

2. Clinical Psychology

3. Organizational Psychology

(b) DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Program: International Relations

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Program: Political Science

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Program: Policy & Strategic Studies

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Program: Public Administration

Degree in View: M.Sc, MPA, M.Phil, Ph.D., MPA:

Areas of Specialization

1. Public Policy and Administration

2. Personnel Management

(c) DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES

Program: English

Degree in View: M.A, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Language

2. Literature

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

(a) DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Program: Architecture

Degree in View: M.Sc

(b) DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Program: Biochemistry

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Enzymology

2. Food and Nutritional Biochemistry

3. Pharmacology and Medicinal Plant Research

4. Industrial Biochemistry

5. Clinical Biochemistry

6. Environmental and Toxicological

Biochemistry

7. Molecular Oncology and Cancer Research

8. Molecular Biology

(c) DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Program: Biology (Applied Biology & Biotechnology)

Degree in View: M.Sc., MPhil., Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization:

1. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (M.Sc Only)

2. Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics

3. Plant Physiology and Biotechnology

4. Plant Genetics Diversity and Conservation

5.MolecularSysytematics and Cytogenetics

6. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology

7. Fisheries and Hydrobiology

8. Conservation Biology and Spatial Ecology

Program: Microbiology

Degree in View: M.Sc., MPhil., Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization

1. Environmental Microbiology and
Biotechnology.

2. Food Microbiology and Biotechnology

3. Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

4. Medical Microbiology/ Medical Parasitology

5. Virology

6. Immunology

(d) DEP A R T M E N T OF B U I L D IN G TECHNOLOGY

Programme:BuildingTechnology

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Construction Management

2. Building Services

3. Maintenance Management

4. Facility Management

5. Building structure

(e) DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Program: Industrial Chemistry

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

(f) DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCES

Program: Computer Science

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Software Engineering

2. Artificial Intelligence

3. Bioinformatics

4. Mobile Computing

5. Data Mining

6. Cybercrime Security/Digital Forensic

7. Machine Learning

8. Networking

Program: Management Information System (MIS)

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Software Engineering

2. Artificial Intelligence

3. Information System

4. E-Commerce Research

5. Mobile Computing

6. Cybercrime Security/Digital Forensic

7. Big data Analytics

8. Health Informatics

9. Data Communication

10. Data Communication/Network

(g) DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT ESTATE

Program: Estate Management

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

(h) D E P A R T M E NT OF MATHEMATICS

Program: Industrial Mathematics

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Numerical Methods/Analysis

2. Optimization

3. Differential equations

4. Financial

5. Functional Analysis

6. Operations Research

7. Mathematical Statistics

8. Fluid Mechanics

(i) DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Program: Industrial Physics

Degree in View: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Atmospheric & Communication Physics

2. Renewable Energy and Material Physics

3. Radiation and Health Physics

4. Applied Geophysics

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

(a) DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Program: Chemical Engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Energy and Renewable Energy

2. Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering

3. Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics

4. Transport and Separation Process

(b) D E PA R T M E N T O F C I V I L ENGINEERING

Program: Civil Engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization:

1. Water Resources and  Environmental Engineering

2. Structural and Material Engineering

3. Geo-Technical Engineering

4. Highway and Transportation Engineering

(c) DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Program: Computer Engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Area of Specialization

1. CyberSecurity

2. Biometrics

3. Machine Intelligence

Program: Electrical & Electronics engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Power & Machines

2. Renewable Energy

Program: Information & Communication Engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Satellite Communication

2. Wireless Communications

3. IOT & Embedded Systems

4. CyberSecurity

(d) DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization

1. Machine Design and Production Technology

2. Thermo fluid/ Energy System

3. Materials/ Metallurgical Engineering

4. Industrial and Manufacturing
Engineering

5. Mechatronics Engineering

(e) DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Program: Petroleum Engineering

Degree in View: M.Eng, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Specialization: M.Eng

1. Reservoir Engineering

2. Petroleum Production Engineering

3. Petroleum Economics
4. Drilling Engineering

Areas of Specialization: Ph.D

1. Reservoir Engineering

2. Petroleum Production Engineering

Covenant University Post Graduate Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

1) Interested candidates shall complete the application form on the University portal and provide all relevant documents as specified on the application form, including the following documents;

Interested candidates should complete the application form on the University website and make available all necessary documents as enlisted on the application form. Some of these documents include the following;

1. Academic transcripts

2. Reference letters

3. Statement of purpose

4. Concept note on the proposed area of research

5. Certificates of degrees and/or diplomas

6. Nomination of potential supervisor(s) from the department of their interests.

2. Eligible candidates are expected to interact with the departmental websites through the School of Postgraduate Studies website to learn about the qualifications of any potential supervisors, including their academic and research backgrounds.

3. Nigerian-based candidates are compelled to make available their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge, exemption, or exclusion certificate.

The Dean, of the School of Postgraduate Studies, must receive authentic academic transcripts directly from each candidate and must attend the procedure upon request and assurance from the institution(s).

Note – For admission, only those applicants whose transcripts have arrived will be taken into consideration.

Specific Requirements

Masters Degree Programme

1. A prospective candidate who wishes to be enrolled into Covenant University for their Master’s degree Programme must have already held a Bachelor’s degree from Covenant University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Covenant University.

Preferably, candidates with First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), and Second Class (Lower Division with a minimum CGPA of 3.00) in the relevant disciplines may apply.

2. Two full-time academic sessions must be completed as the minimum amount of time to get a master’s degree.

PH.D. Degree Programme

1. Candidates for admission to Covenant University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program must hold applicable Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Covenant University or from another university that has been approved by the Covenant University Senate.

Candidates with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00 scale or equivalent (60%) in the Master’s (M.A/M.Sc/M.Eng/M.Tech) degree result are considered eligible for a direct entry into the Ph.D. degree program at Covenant University.

2. Also, Applicants who graduated with a CGPA of 3.50–3.99 on a 5.00-point scale or equivalent (55–59%) in the Master’s degree may be considered for M.Phil/Ph.D program.

3. A Dissertation is to be written by eligible candidates who are not able to meet up with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 upon the completion of the coursework examination. After a successful defense of the Dissertation, candidates in their various areas of discipline shall be awarded an M.Phil degree.

4. Except for those who have earned M.Sc., M.A., or M.Eng. degrees in the pertinent subjects, candidates with professional Master’s degrees are not eligible for the PhD program. Three academic semesters is the minimum amount of time required for the award of a Ph.D. Degree.

Master Of Business Administration (MBA)

1. Covenant University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree Programme with options in different courses including Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship.

2. Candidates seeking admission to the MBA degree Programme shall possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least a second-class lower division from Covenant University or any other university recognized by the Senate.

3. Potential candidates who wish to be enrolled in the MBA degree Programme must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of their choice with at least a second-class lower division from Covenant University or any other university recognized by the Senate.

Also worth noting is the fact that all postgraduate programs at Covenant University are offered full-time, except the M.Sc./ACIB Finance degree, which is offered part-time.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Eligible Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered at Covenant University must meet the following requirements:

i. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (Five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.

2. Candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or HND from any recognized Polytechnic in Nigeria not lower than Third Class; or its equivalent to be eligible to apply.

3. In addition to the above, Candidates with a Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Merit in a related field of study from a Polytechnic or any recognized institution

4.  Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class (Lower Division) in an area not related to the field applying for may be considered

Academic Master Degree Programmes

Applicants applying for Academic Masters Degree courses offered at CU must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.

2. In addition to the above, Candidates must have obtained a first Degree from Covenant University(CU) or any recognized university in a relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division); and

3. Finally, Candidates with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 is also eligible.

Professional Master Degree Programmes

Applicants applying for professional Masters’s Degree courses offered at Covenant University must meet the following requirements:

1. The minimal requirement for applicants is that they have earned at least 5 (five) credits at the ‘O’ Level, including English Language and Mathematics, in no more than 2 sittings, separated by no more than two years.

2. Another Post Graduate admission requirement for Professional Master at Covenant University is that Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from Covenant University or any recognized university in a relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

3. In addition to the above (ii) candidates with a Third Class Degree or HND and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from Covenant University or any recognized institution with a minimum of 3.50 CGPA are eligible to apply.

Doctor Of Philosophy Programmes (Accounting And Business Administration Only)

Candidates applying for Ph.D. programs offered at Covenant University must meet the following prerequisites:

1. One of the basic requirements includes a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two years apart.

2. Candidates are expected to have obtained a First Degree from Covenant University or any of the recognized universities in Nigeria from any relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

3. Candidate must have obtained a Masters’s Degree from Covenant University or any recognized university in the proposed field of study with a minimum CGPA of 3.50.

Important Notice

Please be aware that candidates with a B.Sc., a PGD, or an HND cannot apply directly for a Ph.D. without first completing a Master’s degree program.

Documents Required

The filled-out application forms must be attached with copies of the NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, as well as copies of all other required documents, including O’levels.

Candidates should make arrangements for their transcripts to be sent directly to the School of Postgraduate Studies’ Secretary. The applicant will suffer if their transcripts are not received on time.

Duration Of Covenant University Post Graduate Programmes

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

1. Full-Time Diploma:  Minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters.

2. Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

1. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.

2. Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

M.PHIL/PH.D PROGRAMMES

1. Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

2. Part-Time: A Minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Ph.D. Program

1. Full-Time: A Minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

2. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

Covenant University Post Graduate courses are vast when it has to do with the scope of coverage, In practically every field of study that is beneficial to students, the University thrives to provide PG courses.

The PG courses mentioned above are those that Covenant University currently offers and are recognized by the National Board for Technical Education (NTBE).

Be rest assured that the Covenant University Post Graduate courses listed above are still offered in the institution so candidates are at liberty to select any that suit their career paths.

We are confident that the article has been of great help in the area of making a good choice as to which postgraduate program is best tailored for your future career path.

Please feel free to reach out to us via the comment section below visit this website as often as possible for more detailed information. Thanks for Reading.

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