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The School of Post-graduate Studies of Veritas University, Abuja was conceived as a centre of research excellence for training in research and the extraction of truth which is incontrovertible in all its ramifications given contemporary assault on its elements. The School was established as a response to the demands of the second phase development strategy of the University. Consequently, the establishment of the School of Post-graduate Studies (SPS) was approved by the University Senate through a resolution passed at the 32nd Meeting of Senate of Veritas University, Abuja held on January 31, 2013. The principles for establishing the School are in tandem with the statutes that established Veritas University as conceptualized by its founding fathers. A key point in their idea of a university and the training of young people is a formation process which holistically ensures that graduates of Veritas University are brought up to live the Christian life through integrity, humility, hard work, discipline creativeness as enshrined in the practice of the Catholic faith. The School of Post graduate Studies was conceived to promote these core values in the engagement of teaching, research and community service.

Our Programmes

Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • PGD Economics
  • PGD Political Science and Administrative Studies
Faculty of Management Sciences
  • PGD Accounting
  • PGD Marketing
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • PGD Chemistry (Pure and Applied)
  • PGD Physics (Pure and Applied)
  • PGD Microbiology
Faculty of Education
  • PGD Education (PGDE)
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • M.Sc. Economics
    1. Economic Theory
    2. Quantitative Economics
    3. Economics Development and Planning
    4. The Nigerian Economy/Public SectorEconomics
    5. Corporate Finance and Investment
    6. Monetary Economics/ International Economics
    7. Environmental and Energy Economics
    8. Industrial Economics/Labour and Industrial Relations
  • M.Sc. Political Science and Diplomacy
    1. Public Administration and Public Policy
    2. Political Theory
    3. Political Economics
Faculty of Management Sciences
  • M.Sc. Accounting
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
    1. Analytical Chemistry
    2. Organic/Natural Product Chemistry
    3. Physical Chemistry
    4. Polymer Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
    1. Industrial Microbiology
    2. Medical Microbiology
    3. Environmental Microbiology
    4. Food Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Physics
    1. Electronical/Radiochemical Methods
    2. Geophysics
    3. Radiation/Health Physics
Faculty of Humanities
  • M.A English and Literary Studies
    1. English Language
    2. English Literature
  • M.A History
    1. Historiography
    2. Economic History
    3. Nigeria and African History
    4. International Studies and Diplomatic History
    5. Social and Culture History
    6. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Faculty of Education
  • M.Ed
    1. Education English
    2. Educational Management and Planning
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) PROGRAMMES
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Political Science and Diplomacy
The objectives of the School of Post Graduate Studies
  • Bring out the truth in the light of evident and prevailing circumstances.
  • Observe and research into renewal programmes and technologies to find solutions to limiting factors the process human development in order to preserve human existence.
  • Research work in the University will not only be sensitive to current problems of the society but draw its focus from global threads and trends given Nigeria’s international relevance.
  • Research and post-graduate work in the University will address, mindful of project effort into local and international collaboration, the obstacles to development in Africa particularly, Nigeria.

Contact Info

School of Post Graduate Studies

Veritas University, Abuja

+2347012866390, +2349021015149
pgschool@veritas.edu.ng

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Academic Requirements

The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) of Veritas University, Abuja was conceived as a centre of research; within the overarching mission of the University which is “to inspire and motivate staff and students discover the truth for the service of God and humanity” driven by the vision of the University “to create a dynamic Catholic University for academic and moral excellence and to advance the truth to every generation”. Armed with the mission and vision of the University, the School of Postgraduate Studies has as its mission “to provide high quality, research-based graduates for outstanding careers in all spheres of life” with the vision of becoming a major research and specialized training centre, providing solutions to key human development challenges in the context of holistic human formation accessible to all.

The School of Postgraduate Studies was established following a resolution of the University Senate which was passed at the 32nd Meeting of Senate of Veritas University, Abuja held on January 31, 2013. Academic activities started in the Postgraduate School during the 2014/2015 academic session following successful resource verification of the National Universities Commission (NUC) with Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s degree programmes in Economics, English and Literary Studies, History, Political Science and Diplomacy, Pure and Applied Chemistry and Applied Physics.

The School of Postgraduate Studies runs flexible, stable, and reliable programmes which blends onsite and online delivery modes. The programmes are customized to meet the needs of graduate students and the society within the values of hard work, innovation, service, integrity, and creativity.

Welcome to the School of Postgraduate Studies. Welcome to an academic family of choice. In the School of Postgraduate Studies, we support and care for you.

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Professor Gabriel B. Egbe
Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR 2020/2021 ACADEMIC SESSION POST GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

VERITAS University (The Catholic University of Nigeria) is a private university licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The School of Postgraduate Studies of Veritas University, Abuja, was established as a response to the demand of the second phase of the developmental strategy of the University, for the purpose of training in research that provides solutions to key human developmental challenges and to develop research skills/innovation that focus on contemporary issues for sustainable development.

The School of Post-graduate Studies, Veritas University, Abuja, (the Catholic University of Nigeria) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates from recognized Institutions for admission into it's Post-graduate programmes.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Candidates must possess at least 5 credits at O’Level in the composition of subjects required by each department.
  • The requirement for admission into the Masters Degree programme is a first degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division and 3.00 CGPA from a recognized University.
  • A candidate may be required to go through our diploma programme which may serve as a ‘bridge’ programme especially, for people who did not graduate in that programme of BA/B.Sc.
  • Admission into our post-graduate diploma will require a minimum of third class and above in BA/B.Sc.
  • All application must be accompanied by academic transcripts and referee’s reports.
  • The School of Post-graduate Studies of Veritas University may take registered students of higher degrees from other Universities on transfer if they meet the University's conditions for entry to such programmes.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION
  • Original and photocopies of qualifying certificates.
  • Original and photocopy ofNYSC certificate/Exemption certificate (where applicable)
  • Two recent passport photographs
  • Academic Transcript (To be forwarded directly to "Dean, Schhol of Postgraduate Studies, Veritas University, Abuja" by candidate's University).
REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARD OF DEGREE:
  • Taught courses will be externally moderated. The setting of questions will involve the vetting by external Examiners, and when graded by the internal examiners, the scripts will be forwarded to the external examiners for verification of the marks and grades and the scripts returned to the departments.
  • All results must be approved by the College Board and Senate.
  • 'Externally examined' should mean to vet, check the marking scheme and questions before and after written examination and report to the Vice- Chancellor.
  • Candidate should have a minimum of 3.0 CGPA.
  • Supervision will be conducted by a team of supervisors for the Masters degree and above. This is necessary to ensure that all areas of a subject (topic) are effectively considered especially where the students have to deal with an inter-disciplinary subject.
  • Candidate whose research work is considered to be unsatisfactory by his Department will be asked to withdraw on a resolution of the College Board and Senate respectively.
  • Copies of all Dissertations will reach the Post-graduate School at least two months before the Convocation in which the candidate wants to be presented for the award of the degree.
  • A minimum of six copies of the final work of the temporarily bound Dissertation will be submitted to the department. After the Dissertation defence, the candidate will make all necessary corrections and submit four copies of the properly bound Dissertation with certification by the Board of Examiners to the Post-graduate School.
  • For each Post-graduate student, there will be a Board of Examiners for Dissertation defence comprising at least five members, which must include members of the project Supervisory Committee, the External Examiner, who will be the Chairman and must be someone of at least Senior Lecturer grade, and a representative of the Post-graduate School who must be an academic with relevant background.
  • There will be an oral defence of Dissertation, and each student must satisfy the Examiners in this regard in order to qualify for graduation.
  • For a student to be in good academic standing, he/she must obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at theend of each Session. This will be so whether it is masters degree or PGD programme.
  • A student who absents him/herself for two consecutive semesters without a valid reason may be asked to withdraw from the University, irrespective of his cumulative grade point average.

The Application Process

I

Start Application

Visit the Admissions portal, register with a valid email address and click Apply to begin the application process. You can also download the application form by clicking the buttons below.

II

Fill out forms

Fill out the physical or online forms by providing the appropriate information required. Please ensure that you review your forms properly before submission.

III

Application Fee

Make payment of a non-refundable sum of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only into the University account below;
Account name: Veritas University
Account Number: 1015499870
Bank Name: United Bank for Africa

IV

Submit Application

You can submit your application by simply clicking the "Submit" button when using the admissions portal. If you downloaded the form, you can email a scanned copy along with other supporting documents to pgschool@veritas.edu.ng or submit them physically at the School of Post Graduate Studies office, Veritas University.

V

Review of Submissions

Your submissions will be reviewed by a panel set up by the department where the programme you have applied for is domiciled, to ascertain your eligibility to study with us.

VI

Final Decision

Upon completion of the Application review process, successful candidates will be contacted and issued admission letters.

Why Study Here?

With over 30 undergraduate programmes and 21 Postgraduate programmes to choose from, Veritas University offers you a unique opportunity to be the very best that you can be.

Located in a serene environment enveloped by nature and boasting state of the art facilities for study and recreation, you are assured that your experience here at Veritas University will be a pleasant one.