Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Microbiology in Nigeria

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Microbiology(Microbiology)
  • Major Subject: Microbiology
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Microbiology

  • Covenant University Covenant University, Ota  
    Areas of Specialization:
    1. Medical Microbiology/Parasitology
    2. Food Microbiology
    3. Environmental/Petroleum Microbiology
    4. Industrial Microbiology
    5. Plant Virology
    6. Mycology
    7. Immunology

    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants must 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 a minimum CGPA of 3.00) in the relevant disciplines may apply.

    In addition, the Covenant University conducts screening exercise for all candidates seeking admission into the University.

    The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.

    Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

    You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Bowen University Bowen University, Iwo  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) All candidates are required to possess a Bachelor’s degree obtained from a University approved by Senate and with a grade not less than Second Class Lower Division.
    (ii) A candidate with less than Second Class Lower Division plus a Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in a relevant field from a recognized University.
    (iii) In addition to (i) and (ii) above, candidates must satisfy the Ordinary Level requirement of five (5 subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) subject as may be specified for the programme of choice.

    Candidates in regular employment or employed at Bowen must indicate such and must submit with their applications, formal letter of release to Postgraduate College.

    Applicants who are not graduates of Bowen University must request their former Universities or institutions to forward directly to the College Administrator, College of Postgraduate Studies, Bowen University their academic transcripts as applicable.
  • Babcock University Babcock University, Ilishan Remo  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Admission is open to candidates who hold Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology of Babcock University or other approved universities with at least a Second Class Lower division. Other bachelor’s degree holders with a minimum of a second class lower in related courses such as Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Nutrition, Food Science and Biotechnology may apply, provided such candidates offered relevant courses in Microbiology and passed them at the undergraduate level.
    (ii) A candidate with Higher National Diploma may apply, provided such a candidate took relevant courses in Microbiology and in addition, possesses a Postgraduate Diploma in relevant field.

    A candidate may be required to undergo a selection process, that is, a candidate without background in Microbiology may be required to remedy and audit some courses at the lower levels.

    Course duration: 3 semesters
  • Lagos State University Lagos State University, Lagos  
    Areas of Specialization: Microbial Biotechnology:
    -Medical Microbiology
    -Environment Microbiology
    -Food and Industrial Microbiology.

    Course entry requirements:
    a. Candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics subject at ‘O’ Level.
    b. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from approved University must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 for an academic programme.
    c. Candidates with at least a third class degree with University PGD on CGPA of 3.0/5.0 may be considered for admission into academic Master’s degree programmes.

    Course duration: minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of five (5) semester.

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa  
    Specialization options:
    (i) Environmental Microbiology
    (ii) Food and Industrial Microbiology
    (iii) Medical Microbiology

    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Candidates who possess a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant areas from OAUSTECH or other recognized universities with a minimum of Second Class Honours.
    (ii). Candidates with Third Class Honours Degree or HND (in relevant areas) with appropriate Postgraduate Diploma from any other recognized institutions with minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale (or at least Upper Credit in the Postgraduate Diploma). In addition, the holders of HND, PGD/PGDE certificates should satisfy the basic School Certificate or GCE Ordinary Level entry requirements.
  • Akwa Ibom State University Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot  
    Specialization options: Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Food and Industrial Microbiology and Medical Microbiology.

    Course entry requirements:
    (a) SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings.
    (b) B.Sc. Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Microbiology or in related fields such as: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology and Agricultural Sciences.
  • Ajayi Crowther University Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo  
    Entry requirements:
    (a) Five (5) O’Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.


    (b) Bachelor’s degree of Ajayi Crowther University or of other recognized Universities, with not less than a Second Class Lower Division.


    (c) Postgraduate Diploma recognized by the Senate of Ajayi Crowther University in relevant areas may also be considered.


    (d) Holders of HND with at least Upper Credit. Holders of professional qualifications i.e ACA, CIBN, ACIS, ACCA are eligible for admission.

    Duration:4 years
  • Bells University of Technology Bells University of Technology, Ota  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidates must satisfy the O’ Level requirements for matriculation into first degree programmes of the University i.e. Five (5) Credit passes at not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics.

    -Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from Bells University of Technology, or any other approved University, with a minimum of Second Class lower division in relevant fields.

    -Candidates with a Third class degree or HND (Upper Credit) plus University PGD in relevant subject may also be considered for admission.
  • Kwara State University Kwara State University, Malete  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Graduates of Kwara State University or other recognised universities who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division.
    -Candidates with Second Class Lower Division may, however, be considered for admission. Such candidates may be subjected to qualifying examination.
    In addition to above, a candidate must satisfy the university’s requirements for matriculation.
  • Edo State University Edo State University, Uzairue  
    Course entry requirements:
    -A Minimum of Second Class Honors (Lower Division) degree from a recognized University.

    -Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diploma at credit level

    -Any relevant professional qualification adjudged to be equivalent to the above

    Course duration: Minimum of four (4) semesters or three (3) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina, Katsina  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Graduates of recognized Universities who have obtained the approved Bachelors Degree in relevant field, with at least Second-Class Honors or its equivalent.
    -Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.

    Course duration: 4 to 6 Semesters
  • Afe Babalola University Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Five Credit Passes including English, Mathematics and three others relevant subjects at 'O' Level.
    -A minimum of Second-Class Lower Division in a relevant discipline of universities approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
    -University Degree in Third Class or HND plus a university PGD with Credit Level Pass.
  • Elizade University Elizade University, Ilara Mokin  
    Course entry requirements:
    -An applicant shall normally possess not lower than Second Class (Lower Division) Honours Degree of Elizade University or any other approved institution.

    Course duration: A minimum of three (3) Semesters and a maximum of Six (6) Semesters.

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Redeemer's University Redeemer's University, Ede  
    -Food Microbiology
    -Medical Microbiology (Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology)
    -Environmental Microbiology
    -Molecular Biology and Genomics
  • University of Ilorin University of Ilorin, Ilorin  
    -Industrial Microbiology
    -Environmental Microbiology
    -Medical Microbiology
    -Veterinary Microbiology
  • Paul University Paul University, Awka  
    Course Duration: 4 semesters

    Mode of Study: Full time
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Olabisi Onabanjo University, Iwoye  
    Mode of study: Full Time and Part Time
  • Southwestern University Nigeria Southwestern University Nigeria, Okun-Owa  
  • Igbinedion University Igbinedion University, Okada  
  • Crescent University Crescent University, Abeokuta  
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ihiala  
  • Federal University Otuoke Federal University Otuoke, Yenagoa  
  • Ekiti State University Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti  
  • Abia State University Abia State University, Uturu  
  • Salem University Salem University, Lokoja  
  • Novena University Novena University, Ogume  
  • Federal University of Dutse Federal University of Dutse, Dutse  
  • Veritas University Veritas University, Bwari  
  • Gregory University Gregory University, Uturu  
  • Oduduwa University Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu  
  • University of Mkar University of Mkar, Mkar  
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi  
  • Adeleke University Adeleke University, Ede  
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto  
  • Wesley University Wesley University, Ondo  
  • Nasarawa State University Nasarawa State University, Keffi  
  • Kogi State University Kogi State University, Anyigba  
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji  
  • Landmark University Landmark University, Omu Aran  
  • Cross River University of Technology Cross River University of Technology, Calabar  
  • Benson Idahosa University Benson Idahosa University, Benin City  

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