Entry Requirements- Post Graduate Admissions

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES 2016/2017

 

  • A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at the University of Ghana or any recognized University. A minimum of two to three years working experience is required from all applicants desiring to pursue programmes at the University of Ghana Business School.

For more details in respect of Admission requirements, applicants are advised to contact the various Departments/Schools/Institutes/Centres for additional information on the various programmes.

  • For purposes of assessing an applicant’s eligibility, he/she may be required to take an entrance examination and/or interview at the Department/Institute/School/Centre.
  • For programmes marked with asterisks (*), all applicants are admitted into the MA/MSc programme at the first instance. Students who obtain an average of B+ or better MAY progress to the MPhil programme upon recommendation by the Head of Department in consultation with the Graduate Studies Committee of his/her Department.
  • Admission to any of the PhD programmes will require a relevant masters’ degree (MA/MSc/MPhil). It will also be limited to candidates whose academic and scholastic records show a potential for successful completion of doctoral degree programme. All PhD programmes in the University are now fee-paying and the durations are as follows:
  •  Full-Time        -  Four (4) years
  •  Part-Time       -  Six  (6) years

 

  The following programmes are available for the 2016/2017 academic year.

 

   COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

  • SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Translation                                                                  -           MA

Conference Interpreting                                                 -           MA

Arabic                                                                         -           MA/MPhil

Russian                                                                       -           MA/MPhil

Spanish                                                                       -           MA/MPhil

Linguistics                                                                   -           MA/MPhil/PhD

English                                                                        -           MA/MPhil/PhD

French                                                                         -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

 

*Applicants should note that the MPhil TESL programme will not be offerred during the 2015/2016 academic year*

 

  • SCHOOL OF ARTS

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Classics                                                                    -        MPhil

Museum & Heritage Studies                                         -        MA/PhD

Archaeology                                                             -        MPhil/PhD

History                                                                    -        MPhil/PhD

Philosophy                                                               -        MPhil/PhD

Study of Religions                                                     -         MPhil/PhD

 

  • SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Theatre Arts                                                              -           MA/MFA/MPhil

Music                                                                      -           MA/MPhil

 

  • SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

 Economic Policy Management                                     -           MA

Economics                                                                -           MPhil

Development Economics                                              -           PhD

Social Work                                                              -           MPhil

Geography & Resource Development                             -           MPhil/PhD

Psychology                                                               -           MPhil/PhD

Political Science                                                        -           MPhil/PhD

Sociology*                                                               -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

e. INSTITUTE OF STATISTICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH

                            MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

 

Development Studies                                                 -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

  • CENTRE FOR SOCIAL POLICY STUDIES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Social Policy Studies                                                  -           MA

 

 

 

  • INSTITUTE OF REGIONAL POPULATION STUDIES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Population Studies                                                      -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

  • LEGON CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND DIPLOMACY

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

International Affairs*(Regular)                                       -           MA/PhD

International Affairs (Part-Time)                                     -           MA

 

  • CENTRE FOR MIGRATION STUDIES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Migration Studies*                                                      -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

  •    INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

African Studies*                                                         -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

  • UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL

MBA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

 Development Finance (Special Programme)                    -          MSc

Management and Administration                                    -          MA

Information Systems                                                   -           PhD

Operations Management                                              -           MPhil

Management Information Systems                                 -           MBA/MPhil

Health Services Management                                        -           MBAMPhil

Human Resource Management                                      -           MBA/MPhil

Public Administration                                                  -           MPA/MPhil

Marketing                                                                  -           MBA/MPhil/PhD

Accounting                                                                -           MBA/MPhil/PhD

Finance                                                                     -           MBA/MPhil/PhD

Public Administration and Policy Management                  -           PhD

Health Policy and Management                                      -           PhD

Risk Management and Insurance                                   -           MPhil 

 

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL SPECIAL WEEK-END /EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMMES

 

Accounting                                                                 -           MBA

Finance                                                                      -           MBA /EMBA

Health Services Administration                                        -           MBA

Human Resource Management                                        -           MBA /EMBA

Management Information Systems                                   -           MBA

Marketing                                                                   -           MBA/EMBA

Public Administration                                                    -           MPA

Project management                                                     -           EMBA

Entrepreneurial Management                                          -           EMBA

Accounting and Financial Services Management                -          EMBA

Development Finance                                                   -           MSC        

 

 

  • SCHOOL OF LAW

 MA/LLM PROGRAMME TO BE OFFERED ON REGULAR BASIS

Alternative Dispute Resolution                                                                -           MA

Human Rights and Administration                                                           -           MA

#Alternative Dispute Resolution                                                             -           LLM

#Oil and Gas Law                                                                                -           LLM

#International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law               -           LLM

#for persons with degrees in law only

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

  • SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Information Studies*                                                                            -           MA/MPhil/PhD

Communication Studies*                                                                       -           MA/MPhil/PhD

 

  •  SCHOOL OF CONTINUING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION

 MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

 Distance Education & E-Learning*(Distance)                                           -           MA

Adult Education*                                                                                -           MA/MPhil

HIV/AIDS Management (Distance)*                                                        -           MA/MPhil

Educational Leadership and Management(Sandwich)                                 -          MA

Adult Education & Human Resource Studies                                             -           PhD

              

 COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES

  • SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

MSC/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Petroleum Geoscience                                                                           -           MSc

Mineral Exploration                                                                               -           MSc

Engineering Geology                                                                             -           MSc/MPhil

Earth Science                                                                                       -           PhD

Geology                                                                                              -           MSc/MPhil

Hydrogeology                                                                                      -           MSc/MPhil

Economic Geology                                                                                -           MSc/MPhil

Applied Geophysics                                                                                -           MSc/MPhil

Applied Geochemistry                                                                             -           MSc/MPhil

Chemistry                                                                                             -           MPhil/PhD

Physics                                                                                                -           MPhil/PhD

Statistics                                                                                              -           MPhil/PhD

Actuarial Science                                                                                    -           MSc/MPhil

Computer Science                                                                                  -           MSc/MPhil/PhD

 

 

  • SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

MSC/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Fisheries Management                                                                            -           MSc

Coastal Zone Management                                                                      -           MSc/Mphil

Aquaculture                                                                                         -           MSc/Mphil

Molecular Biology                                                                                 -           MPhil

Biochemistry                                                                                        -           MSc/MPhil/PhD

Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases                                             -           MPhil/PhD

Zoology                                                                                              -           MPhil

Biodiversity & Conservation Science                                                         -           PhD

Applied Parasitology                                                                              -           PhD

Botany                                                                                                -           MPhil/PhD

Food Science                                                                                       -           MPhil/PhD

Nutrition                                                                                             -           MPhil/PhD

Marine Science                                                                                     -           PhD

Fisheries Science                                                                                  -           PhD

Fisheries                                                                                             -           MSc

 

  • INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SANITATION STUDIES

MSC/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

Environmental Science                                                                          -           MPhil/PhD

Sustainability Science                                                                           -           MPhil

Environmental Sanitation                                                                      -           MPhil

 

 

  • SCHOOL OF NUCLEAR AND ALLIED SCIENCES

MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

 

Applied Nuclear Physics                                                                      -           MPhil/PhD

Computational Nuclear Sciences & Engineering                                       -           MPhil/PhD

Medical Physics                                                                                 -           MPhil/PhD

Nuclear Agriculture                                                                            -           MPhil/PhD

Nuclear Earth Science                                                                        -           MPhil/PhD

Nuclear Engineering                                                                          -           MPhil/PhD

Nuclear & Environmental Protection                                                     -           MPhil/PhD

Nuclear and Radiochemistry                                                               -           MPhil/PhD

Radiation Processing                                                                        -           MPhil/PhD

Radiation Protection                                                                         -           MPhil/PhD

Nuclear Science and Technology                                                         -          MPhil

Nuclear Technology Applications in Petroleum and Mining Industries – MPhil

 

  •  SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE

MSC/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES

 

Extension & Livelihood Studies                                                            -           MSc

Home Science                                                                                  -           MPhil

Agricultural Economics                                                                      -           MPhil

Agribusiness                                                                                     -           MPhil/ PhD

Agricultural Extension                                                                        -           M.Agric/MPhil/PhD

Animal Science                                                                                 -           M.Agric/ MPhil/PhD

Crop Science                                                                                    -           M.Agric/ MPhil/PhD

Soil Science                                                                                     -           M.Agric/ MPhil/PhD

Agricultural Administration                                                                  -           M.Agric/MPhil/PhD

Applied Agricultural Economics & Policy                                                -           PhD

Entomology                                                                                      -           MPhil/PhD (ARPPIS)

                  

  • SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES

MENG/MPHIL/PhD PROGRAMMES

 

Computer Engineering                                                                         -           MEng/MPhil/PhD

Agricultural Engineering                                                                       -           MEng/MPhil/PhD

Materials Science Engineering                                                                -           MEng/MPhil/PhD

 

 

              COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

  • SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

MSC/MPHILPROGRAMMES

 

+Medical Ultrasonography                                                                      -           MSc

+Dietetics                                                                                            -           MSc

+Audiology                                                                                          -           MSc

+Medical Laboratory Sciences                                                                  -           MSc

Haematology                                                                                         -           MPhil

Immunology                                                                                         -           MPhil

Medical Biochemistry                                                                              -           MPhil

Microbiology                                                                                         -           MPhil

Pathology                                                                                             -           MPhil

Chemical Pathology                                                                                -           MPhil

Physiology                                                                                            -           MPhil

Anatomy                                                                                              -           MPhil

 

 

  • SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

MPHIL/PHDPROGRAMMES

Pharmacology                                                                                         -           MPhil

 

  • SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MSC/MPHILPROGRAMMES

 

Applied Health Social Science                                                                      -           MSc

Clinical Trials                                                                                            -           MSc

Occupational Medicine                                                                               -           MSc

Occupational Hygiene                                                                                -           MSc

Health Informatics                                                                                     -           MHI

Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control                                                     -           MPhil

Public Health                                                                                            -           MPH/PhD

 

  • SCHOOL OF NURSING

 MSC/MPHILPROGRAMMES

Nursing                                                                                                    -           MSc/MPhil                            

 

+ Two Years Master of Science Programmes

 

 

PROGRAMME- SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/THEMATIC AREAS

 

  • MBA Management Information Systems

Prospective applicants must have at least two (2) years working experience in an IT environment to qualify for admission.

    

  • MPhil Home Science (Food Utilization and Community Nutrition)

Applicants must have a strong science background to qualify for admission.

 

  • MPhil/MA English

Applicants seeking admission to these programmes must have:

  • Majored in either a combined or single major programme
  • taken at least 30 credits in the subject

 

  • MSc. Audiology

Applicants must have a good first degree (minimum FGPA of 3.0) in Physics, Psychology, Biological Sciences, and Special Education with major in Communication Disorder or Nursing

(BSc.)

  • MPhil Social work

Applicants are to submit one page essay (single spaced) stating their short and long-term career goals. They are to also discuss how a graduate programme in Social Work will help them achieve these goalsThis should be uploaded with other required documents online.

  • MPhil Anatomy

 Applicants should first discuss their research ideas with the Department before completing

 application forms.

  • MPhil Chemical Pathology

Applicants will be required to show proof of funding for their project work.

  • MPhil Pharmacology

The programme is open to applicants who possess BSc degrees with a minimum of second class lower division in any science subject (Biomedical, Biological, Physics with Biology)

  • MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a FGPA of not less than 3.25 or possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minimum of second class (upper) from a recognized university.

  • MPhil  Information Studies-Top Up

This is for candidates who completed their MA within the last five years and in addition obtained a B+ average.

  • MPhil Agricultural Engineering

Applicants must submit a thesis proposal with applications

 

THEMATIC AREAS FOR ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

 

 MEng/MPhil/PhD- Materials Science Engineering

                 1. Materials for Energy

                     2. Materials for Health care Delivery

                     3. Structural Materials

 

MEng/MPhil/PhD- Agriculture Engineering

              1. Soil &Water Engineering

                  2. Postharvest Engineering

                  3. Machine Systems Engineering (Agricultural Mechanization)

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

University of Ghana application e-voucher can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for

GH¢ 180.00 at the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant BankEcobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

 

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the

following documents online (Scan and Attach):

  • Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for  Masters’ Degree programmes)
  • Masters’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for  PhD programmes)

 

  • Three referees’ reports are required
  • PhD applicants should attach their Research Proposals to the application (Not more than Four pages)

The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

 

Applicants who graduated from this university should scan and attach only their Bachelor’s degree certificates to their applications.

 

All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

 

This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

 

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are:

All applicants are expected to pay to the University, a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.

All foreign students should make their payments as follows:

  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana

Account No.:               0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

            The third payment option is-

 

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

 

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

 

                                    APPLICATION  FEES

 

Cost of E-voucher

Ghanaians                                                                                          GH¢ 180.00

International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad     US$110.00

All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

           

The School Administrator

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana

Legon.

 

E-mail: sgsadmissions@ug.edu.gh 

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION. ENSURE THAT CORRECT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED.YOU MUST ALSO PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED ONLINE. THIS WOULD BE NEEDED DURING REGISTRATION IF ADMITTED. FINALLY, YOU ARE TO CHECK FROM TIME TO TIME YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR ADMISSION. THIS CHECKING IS ADVISED TO START THREE WEEKS AFTER THE 31ST OF MARCH, 2016.

KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINES AND ADHERE TO THEM STRICTLY

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE SALE OF E-VOUCHERS BY THE BANKS IS THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016.

 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMES IS THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016.

 

This advertisement can be found under ‘Admission’ at the University of Ghana website: www.ug.edu.gh