All Post Graduate Programmes run in the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta are subject to the rules and regulations guiding the award of higher degrees. It is therefore pertinent to note the general regulations guiding the award of higher degrees enumerated below:
To be eligible for admission into any postgraduate programme in FUNAAB, a candidate must have satisfied the basic University Undergraduate Matriculation requirements. The Postgraduate Board shall have authority to consider application from Departments/Colleges in respect of this Section as at when necessary.
ii. Academic Masters
To be eligible for admission into Academic Masters Degree programme, candidate must be a graduate of this University or any other University recognized by Senate and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division) degree in the relevant field (in exceptional cases, candidates with Second Class, Lower Division).
Holders of Postgraduate Diploma from FUNAAB or other recognized Universities with minimum weighted average score of 60% may be considered for admission into Academic Masters Degree. Holders of Postgraduate Diploma from FUNAAB or other recognized Universities with minimum weighted average score of 60% may be considered for admission into Academic Masters Degree.
iii. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a candidate must have obtained an Academic Masters/M.Phil with research degree of two years duration with a minimum weighted average score of 60% from this University or its equivalent from any other university/institution recognized by Senate of FUNAAB.
Candidates from other Universities running Masters Degree of less than 2 years duration and Masters Degree holders from FUNAAB with less than 60% weighted average can only be admitted into M.Sc/PhD or M. Agric/PhD programme, and shall be required to pass a PhD qualifying examination before proceeding to full PhD programme. For such candidates, the Department shall specify a minimum of 10 Units Course Work per session. No such candidate shall present a Pre-data seminar until having passed all prescribed courses, each of which the candidate must take and pass at 50% or higher grade.
A Department may also specify a minimum weighted average score that such candidates must achieve before a conversion into PhD programme, provided that such benchmark has been approved by the Postgraduate School Board on the recommendation of the Department through the College Postgraduate Committee.
Courses to be taken by a candidate in this regard shall be presented to and approved by the College PG Committee.
Candidates that have successfully completed academic Masters Degree programme within a session and satisfied the PhD admission requirements may be allowed to proceed to PhD programme on the recommendation of the College Postgraduate Committee and approval of same by the Postgraduate School Board.
In addition to above requirements, prospective candidates for admission into Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree programmes may be required to undertake oral and/or written examinations before admission.