Postgraduate programme commenced in 2011/2012 Academic Session after the approval by Senate and Council of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina as well as National Universities Commission (NUC). The programme took off effectively in 2011/2012 session with 72 students comprising of 5 Ph.D, 59 Masters Degree and 8 PGDE. This number increased to 116 in 2012/2013 Academic session with 3 Ph.D, 106 Masters Degree and 7 PGDE. The number of candidates has since then steadily increased over the years. In 2013/2014 session the number rose to 135 students with 106 Masters Degree and 29 Postgraduate Diploma students.
Professor A.R. Mohammed was appointed as the foundation Dean of the School with Yusuf El-Ladan as Deputy Dean while Ibrahim Wada Sani a Deputy Registrar was appointed as Secretary to the School. Professor Atiku Garba Yahaya took over the Deanship from Professor A.R. Mohammed, Professor Aliyu Muhammad Bunza succeeded Professor A.G. Yahaya and presently, Professor Ibrahim Y. Sada is the Dean of the School, Dr. Jamilu Shehu Galadunchi is the Deputy Dean, while Hajiya Wasilat S. Saulawa a Deputy Registrar is the Secretary to the School.
The vision is to become the leading postgraduate School and Centre of excellence recognize nationally and globally in terms of qualitative research output and innovative teaching delivery techniques.
The Mission is to train world class manpower for the development of Scientific, Social, Education and Management that are responsive to the needs and demand of science and social sciences on the foundation for the rapid socio-economic transformation of the nation and indeed the world.
- Develop in graduate students the spirit and scientific enquiry through training and research.
- Create an atmosphere of intellectual independence and individual creativity.
- To train manpower in the areas that will stipulate socio-economic development of Nigerian.
- Produce, skill manpower for the advancement of the Nation in sciences, social sciences and management sciences.
- Ensure that staff and students of the school are ICT compliant.
1. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
a).Department of Education
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
- M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructions
- M.Ed. Educational Psychology
b)Department of Library and Information SciencePostgraduate Diploma in Information and Record Management (PGDIRM)
2. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
a).Department of Arabic
- M. A. Arabic
- Ph.D Arabic
b).Department of Nigerian Languages (Hausa)
- M.A. Hausa
- Ph.D. Hausa
c). Department of History and Security Studies
- M.A History
- Ph.D. History
d). Department of Islamic Studies
- M. A. Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. Islamic Studies
e)Department of English and FrenchM.A. English3. FACULTY OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
a).Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
- M.Sc. Chemistry
b). Department of Geography
- Masters in Resource Development (MRD)
- M.Sc. Geography
c).Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- M.Sc. Computer Science
- M.Sc. Mathematics
d) Department of BiologyM.Sc. Biology
- Postgraduate Diploma - 2 to 4 Semesters
- Masters in Resource Development (MRD) - 2 to 4 Semesters
- M.A./M.Sc. - 4 to 6 Semesters
- Ph.D - 6 to 10 Semesters
The following shall qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:-
(i) Graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU) or other recognized Universities.
(ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of lower credit pass or its equivalent in relevant areas.
(iii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.
(iv) Candidates must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.
The following shall qualify for the Master’s Degree Programmes: -
(i) Graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University or other recognized Universities who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with at least Second-Class Honours (CGPA 3.00) or its equivalent, or candidates with University degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of UMYU or any recognized University with at least a credit level pass.
(ii) Candidates whose degrees are unclassified should score an average of “C” or 50% or above.
(iii) Candidates with only Bachelors degree in third class division who have at least five years relevant working experience. This shall be applicable to MRD only.
(iv) Candidate who possess HND with at least a credit pass from recognized institutions and at least credit pass at Postgraduate Diploma of UMYU or any other recognized institution in the relevant areas. This shall be applicable to MRD only.
(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.
(vi) In addition to (i) - (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.
(vii)Also candidates seeking admission into the M.A, M.Ed. and M.Sc. programmes shall sit an entrance examination to be conducted by the University.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
The following shall qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy Programmes: -
(i) Graduates of UMYU and other recognized universities who have obtained a good Masters Degree with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale or a CGPA of 3.00 on a 4 point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.(ii) Candidates with the Degree of Professional Masters with at least a Bachelor’s Degree may qualify for admission provided that they satisfy the condition in (i) above.
(iii) Graduates of UMYU or other recognized Universities who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
(iv) In addition to (i), (ii) and (iii) above candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Second Class Lower division (CGPA 3.00).
(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.
(vi) In addition to (i) – (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O'level to include English Language and Mathematics.
(vii) In addition to (i) – (vi) above, a candidate must submit a copy of his/her MA/MSc thesis as part of the requirement for admission.
(viii) A candidate must state the proposed area of Research and submit a synopsis of not less than 500 words for the proposed topic of research.