NOUN Postgraduate Admission Requirements

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National Open University of Nigeria also known as NOUN is a Federal Distance Learning and Open institution. It is the first of its kind in the West African sub-region. It is also the country’s largest tertiary institution in terms of its numbers of students. The school has 75 Study Centres throughout the nation and offers over 50 programmes and 750 courses. This article provides information on the Postgraduate school of NOUN admission requirements and accredited courses offered by the school. A good thing about the school is that admission processes are made easier. Read on below:

NOUN Postgraduate Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements into NOUN for Masters

1: Candidates who wish to study at the postgraduate school of NOUN are expected to have a first degree in a related field of study from any University that is recognised and accepted by the Senate of NOUN.  Note that almost all schools approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) are recognized by NOUN

2: Candidates with a postgraduate diploma in a related field from a University that is recognised and accepted by the Senate of NOUN have a higher chance of being admitted into the school of postgraduate studies, NOUN.

3: Candidates with a good honours degree in Education, such as the Arts, Sciences, Languages, Social Sciences, Technical and vocational subjects from any University which is recognized by NOUN are also acceptable.

4: Holders of Higher National Diploma in a field related to the proposed course of study and who have graduated with a minimum of upper credit from Nigerian institutions recognized by the management of NOUN are eligible to be admitted for a Masters study in NOUN.

5: Candidates who are members of relevant professional bodies are eligible for the Master of Business (MBA) programme. These relevant professional bodies could include companies which are accredited, registered and recognized in Nigeria.

Note: Candidates seeking admission to study for an MBA program can also give the management of the school more information about the professional bodies they belong to, in order to make the admission process easier.

Admission Requirements into NOUN for PhD

PhD is also called a doctorate degree. PhD is the highest degree awarded to a person who has completed at least three years of graduate study.

1: The senate of NOUN has mandated that all candidates who are seeking for admission for a Doctor of the Philosophy degree programme must possess a master’s degree in a field of study relevant to the proposed course of study. This degree must have been obtained from a University that is recognised and accepted by the Senate of the NOUN.
Candidates who already have a Masters degree must have graduated with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.

2: Candidates, who seek admission for a Ph. D Programmes in the National Open University would also be invited for an interactive session at the School of Postgraduate Studies, NOUN before they will be offered admission.

3: The following documents are to be made ready by candidates of PhD programs and forwarded to the management of the school.

  • Transcripts of their academic records
  • Three (3) referees report. Note that two of these referees must be from persons who are very familiar with the candidate’s academic work.

The documents above should be forwarded to the Dean of the School at NOUN from which admission is requested.

Note: Candidates of the postgraduate school may be required to satisfy some additional requirements by specific Schools or faculties of the National Open University in their location or centre of choice.

States with NOUN centres

Plateau State noun study centre
Kwara State noun study centre
Nassarawa state noun study centre
Niger State noun study centre
Abuja FCT noun study centre
Benue state noun study centre
Kogi state noun study centre
Jigawa state noun study centre

Bauchi study centre

Yola study centre

Maiduguri study centre

Damaturu study centre

Jalingo study centre

Gombe study centre

Community study centre, gulak

Dutse study centre

Kano study centre

Gusau study centre

Kaduna study centre

Noun special study centre, Nigerian air force, Kaduna study centre

Sokoto study centre

Kebbi study centre

Jos study centre

Katsina study centre

Ilorin study centre

Enugu study centre

Port Harcourt study centre

Niger study centre

Owerri study centre

Umudike study centre, Abia

Enugu study centre

Asaba study centre

Awka study centre

Calabar study centre

Uyo study centre

Yenagoa study centre

Ibadan study centre

Abeokuta, Ogun state study centre

Ado – Ekiti study centre

Osogbo, Osun state study centre

Lagos study centre

Schools and courses offered in the school of Postgraduate school, National Open University

School of Science and Technology:

Postgraduate

MSc. Information Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication
Post Graduate Diploma Mobile (Wireless) Communication Technology
Post Graduate Diploma HIV/AIDS
Post Graduate Diploma Agric and Extension

School of Health Sciences:

Post Graduate Diploma HIV/AIDS Education and Management

School of Agricultural Science

Post Graduate Diploma Agricultural Extension and Management

School of Law:

PGD Legislative Drafting

School of Education:

Postgraduate studies

Education (PGDE)
Dist. Edu (PGDDE)
M.Ed. Educational Administration and Planning
M.Ed. Science Education
M.Ed. Educational Technology
PhD in the following courses:

  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Planning
  • Educational Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education.

Arts & Humanities Education

Education (PGDE)
Dist. Edu (PGDDE)
M.Ed. Educational Administration and Planning
M.Ed. Science Education
M.Ed. Educational Technology
PhD in the following courses:

  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Planning
  • Educational Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education.

School of Management Sciences:

Post Graduate School in the following courses:

  • Financial Management
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration
    Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Master of Science Public Sector Management
    Master of Science Public Administration
    Master of Science Business Administration

School of Arts and Social Sciences:

Post Graduate Diploma in the following courses:

  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Christian Theology.
    Sc. Mass Communication
    M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
    PhD in English (Language/ Literature)

Programs offered at the Centre for Life-Long Learning and Workplace Training:

Diploma
Business communication
Entrepreneurship
Financial management
Marketing
Medical office practice
Arabic and Islamic Studies
Christian Theology
French
Hotel and Catering Management.

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