Colleges and Universities Offering Ph.D in Computer Science in Nigeria

  • Course Name: Ph.D in Computer Science(Computer Science)
  • Major Subject: Computer Science
  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

Institutions Offering Ph.D in Computer Science

  • Lagos State University Lagos State University, Lagos  
    Admission criteria will be as follows, provided that the candidate has five credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics and any two science related subjects. Note all the conditions below must be satisfied.
    a. Candidate must have B.Sc. degree in Computer Sciences or PGD in Computer Sciences from Lagos State University or a recognized university with a minimum of 3.0 CGPA in a scale of 5.0
    b. Candidate with M.Sc. in Computer Sciences of the Lagos State University with a minimum of 4.0 CGPA in a scale of 5.0 and thesis score not lower than 60% (B)
    c. Candidate must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity, effective decision making and problem solving potentials.

    Note: Candidate with MSc in Computer Science with minimum CGPA of 3.5 in a scale of 5.0 and thesis score not lower than 60% [B] will be considered for Mphil/Ph.D

    Course duration: Full Time runs for a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 10 semesters while Part Time runs for a minimum of twelve [12] semesters and maximum of sixteen [16] semesters.
  • Babcock University Babcock University, Ilishan Remo  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants seeking admission into the PhD programme in Computer Science are required to have a master’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology related subject, and therein they would have obtained at least 4.0 on a 5.0 – point scale or an average of 60% score. Candidates must submit official transcript as evidence of this.

    -Candidates with a CGPA of 3.50 to 3.99 on a point scale of 5.0 or 55% – 55% in their master’s degree may be admitted under conditional status (provisional) to the PhD programme, provided that they successfully complete a minimum of 16 additional credits in Master’s – level coursework in Computer Science of Babcock University and pass with a minimum of 60% average score or CGPA of 4.0/5.0 prior to the commencing of any coursework in the PhD in Computer Science programme.

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina, Katsina  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Graduates of recognized Universities who have obtained a good Masters Degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study;
    (ii) Graduates of recognized Universities who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree with considered high CGPA to proceed for PHD in the appropriate field to the proposed areas of study;
    (iii) In addition to (i) – (ii) above, a candidate must possess at least a Bachelors degree in Second Class lower division;
    (iv) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University;
    (v) Candidate must state the proposed area of research and submit a synopsis of not less than 500 words of the proposed topic of research.

    Course duration: 6 to 10 Semesters
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Candidates must have five (5) credit passes including English, Mathematics and any other three qualifying subjects for undergraduate admission in the candidates Department.
    (ii) Candidates with Bachelors degree from an approved University must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale.
    (iii) Candidates must have Academic Master’s degree in Computer Science with a CGPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale.
    (iv) Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials

    Course duration:
    Full time: A minimum of 6 Semesters A maximum of 10 Semesters
    Part time: A minimum of 8 Semesters A maximum of 12 Semesters
  • Nile University of Nigeria Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English, Mathematics &two other relevant Science subjects at O-Level; and
    (ii) Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in relevant programmes with at least 2nd class lower division.
    (iii) Academic Master’s degree in relevant areas and with a CGPA of 3.5/5.0; and thesis score not lower than 60% (B).
    (iv) Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials.
    Many of the concepts on this course involve mathematical techniques, therefore you are expected to have a working knowledge of calculus and should know the basics of vectors and matrices, probability and statistics.

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Edo State University Edo State University, Uzairue  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Master’s degree with a weighted average score of 60% and above (CGPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5 point scale)

    -Candidates who do not make up to 60% (≥ 55% or CGPA of not less than 3.5 on a 5 point scale) or deficient in some prerequisite courses especially from another institution may be required to register for the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme. The Department may prescribe appropriate courses for candidates whose academic record is considered deficient for the area of specialization.

    -In addition, PhD applicants should submit a concept note/ research proposal of not more than 450 words along with their application form

    Course duration: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters.
  • Elizade University Elizade University, Ilara Mokin  
    Admission criteria:
    -A graduate of Elizade University or any other approved University who possesses a Master’s Degree with research thesis and a weighted coursework average which normally shall not be less than 60% or CGPA of 4.0.

    -In addition to the admission requirements as published, ALL Candidates should please note that in accordance with the University regulations, they must satisfy the O’Level requirements for Matriculation into first degree programmes of Elizade University, i.e. Five Credit passes at not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics (where required).

    Course duration: A minimum of three (3) academic sessions, and a maximum of five (5) academic sessions.

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Covenant University Covenant University, Ota  
    Areas of Specialization
    1. Software Engineering
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    3. Bioinformatics
    4. Mobile Computing
    5. Data Mining
    6. Cybercrime Security/Digital Forensic
    7. Machine Learning
    8. Networking

    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants 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 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.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • McPherson University McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidates must fulfil M.Sc. admission requirements. Candidates who have obtained the M.Sc. degree with an average of 60% in Computer Science of McPherson University or any other approved institution, may be admitted for the Ph.D programme. However, candidate registered for the M.Phil who has shown exceptional ability may at the end of the Third Semester be transferred to candidature for the Ph.D on the recommendation of the Head of Department.
    -They must have completed the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme or have been exempted or excluded as the case may be.
  • Caleb University Caleb University, Lagos  
    Course entry requirements:
    i. M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Caleb University, Nigeria with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 on a 5-point credit scale, or
    ii. M.Tech. or M.Sc. in Computer Science from other reputable institutions with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 on a 5-point credit scale or a minimum overall score of 60%, or
    iii. M.Phil. in Computer Science from the Caleb University Nigeria or other a recognized/reputable universities with a CGPA of not less than 3.5 on a 5-point scale credit scale or a minimum overall score of 60%.
  • Osun State University Osun State University, Osogbo  
    Specialization options:
    -Data Communications and Networks
    -Human Computer Interaction
    -Computer Systems Analysis and Design
    -Software Engineering
    -Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems Design and Applications
    -Information Systems and Data Mining
    -Biometric Systems Design
    -Computational Theory and Algorithm Complexities
    -Mobile and Wireless Networks Design
    -Soft Computing and Applications
    -Cyber Security
    -Cloud Computing Technology
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode  
    Course entry requirements:
    a) Every candidate must have a Master’s degree in his/her area of specialization with a minimum CGPA of 4.0 or 60%.

    b) Holders of M.Phil. Degree in his/her area of specialization.

    c) Those who have CGPA of 3.50 – 3.99 or 55% and above in Master’s degree programme can apply.

    d) Candidates in (c) above will have to go through a conversion process into Ph.D. programme.

    Course duration: 36 months
  • Afe Babalola University Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Relevant Master Degree of Afe Babalola University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Afe Babalola University with Minimum of 60% or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 on a 5.00 Grade
    -Any candidate with a CGPA from 00 to 3.49, shall be admitted into M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme, except Engineering, with the opportunity of converting to Ph.D. Programme later.
  • Landmark University Landmark University, Omu Aran  
    Course entry requirements:
    Applicants should posses a Master degree relevant to the intended programme. However, such intending candidate should have scored:
    -an average of at least 60% (3.5 CGPA) in his/her Master degree programme.
    -between 55% - 59% to qualify for M.Phil. Ph.D.
    -between 50% - 54% to qualify for M.Phil. Programme.

    Course duration: 6-10 semesters
  • African University of Science and Technology African University of Science and Technology, Abuja  

    Entry requirements:
    -Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Computational Sciences, Engineering or Physical Science from a recognized university with a minimum of Upper Second Class Honours classification or a GPA of at least 3.5 and minimum of 3.5 CGPA in the scale of 4.0 at the Master's level.




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