School of Post Graduate Requirement

General Requirements

Interested candidates shall complete the application form on the University portal and provide all relevant documents as specified on the application form, including certificates of degrees, official academic transcripts, Three reference letters (two Academic/Professional & One Spiritual), statement of purpose, concept note on the proposed area of research. Candidates who are Nigerian citizens shall, in addition, provide the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge, exemption, or exclusion certificate. Each candidate shall request and ensure that the institution(s) they attended process and forward official academic transcript(s) directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Only candidates whose OFFICIAL transcripts have been received shall be considered for admission.

The Official Transcript should be processed via email to or via Courier to
The Secretary
School of Postgraduate Studies
B202,1st Floor CUCRID Building
Covenant University,
Ota, Ogun State.

Masters Degree Programme

Candidates seeking admission into the Master’s degree Programme of Covenant University shall possess 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 not less than 3.00 CGPA in the relevant disciplines may apply.  

Holders of HND with a postgraduate diploma are not eligible for admission into the Master’s programme. The minimum duration of study for the award of the Master’s degree is two academic sessions for full-time.

Ph.D. Degree Programme

Candidates seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree Programme of Covenant University shall possess the Bachelor and Master’s Degrees of Covenant University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Covenant University in the relevant disciplines. To qualify for direct entry into the Ph.D. degree the programme, a candidate shall have 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.

Candidates who graduated with 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 programme. Covenant University shall award M.Phil degree to M.Phil/Ph.D. candidate who fails to meet up with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 upon the completion of coursework examination. Such candidate shall proceed to write a Dissertation and upon successful defence of the Dissertation, the candidate shall be awarded an M.Phil degree in the respective discipline. The M.Phil/Ph.D. programme is intended to prepare candidates for the Ph.D. degree. Candidates with professional Master’s degrees are not eligible for the Ph.D. programme except they obtained M.Sc/M.A/M.Eng degrees in the  relevant fields. The minimum duration of study for the award of Ph.D. degree is three academic sessions.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Covenant University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree Programme with options in Management, Finance, Marketing, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.

Candidates seeking admission to the MBA degree Programme shall possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with not less than a Second Class Lower Division ( minimum 3.00 over 5.00 Grade Point CGPA) from Covenant University or any other university recognized by the Senate. Applicants are to note that all postgraduate programmes in Covenant University are on a full-time basis except M.Sc/ACIB Finance programme which operates on a part-time basis.

Additional Oppotunities for Postgraduate students

Additional opportunities for Masters/Ph.D. degree students include the following:
  • Industrial/professional experience via our internship programme.
  • Covenant University International Excellence Scholarship (CUIES) positions; details of this scholarship programme could be accessed at the School of Postgraduate Studies website or Covenant University International Office and Linkage. website 
  • Postgraduate students may benefit from the Student exchange programme to conduct their research in laboratories in some partnering foreign Universities with Covenant University.
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