DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PGD, MSc AND PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES
A. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMMES
To develop and equip the student with the professional competence required to understand and evaluate many agricultural production problems related to soil condition
• Admission Requirement for PGD Programme
i. Candidates should hold a first degree from FUTO or any other recognized University in Agriculture or related discipline
ii. Candidates with HND (Upper Credit) in Agriculture or related discipline are eligible for admission.
iii. Candidates in Biological Science and who hold a Senior Professional appointment in Agriculture are eligible for admission.
• Admission Requirements for M.Sc Programme
i. Bachelor’s Degree (CGPA of 2.5 on the scale of 5.0 or its equivalent) from FUTO or any other recognized University in soil science
ii. Bachelor’s Degree from FUTO or any other recognized University plus a PGD in the related areas.
iii. Any other qualifications as may be approved by the University Senate.
• Admission Requirements for PhD Programme
i. Master’s Degree (with a CGPA of 4.0 on a scale of 5.0) or its equivalent from FUTO or any other approved university of an equivalent standard
ii. Any other qualification as the University Senate may from time to time recognize.
B. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
PGD Programme: The programme shall run for a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 4 semesters for full-time students. For part-time students, the programme will run for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters.
M.Sc Programme: Two modes of study are available, namely full time and part time bases. The full-time programme for M.Sc. shall run for a minimum of 3 semesters (18 months) and a maximum of 6 semesters (36 months). The duration of the part-time programme is a minimum of 4 semesters (24 months) and a maximum of 8 semesters (48 months).
PhD Programme: For the PhD programme, the full time shall run for a minimum of 6 semesters (3 years) and a maximum of 12 semesters (6 years). For the part-time programme, there shall be a minimum duration of 8 semesters (4 years) and a maximum of 16 semesters (8 years). Award of a PhD degree, apart from coursework of not less than 9 units per semester, shall require a well-research and groundbreaking Thesis and dissertation.