Colleges and Universities Offering PhD in Public Administration in Nigeria

  • Course Name: PhD in Public Administration(Public Administration)
  • Major Subject: Public Administration
  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

Institutions Offering PhD in Public Administration

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka  
    Areas of specialization:
    -Human Resource Management
    -Local Government
    -Financial Management
    -International Administration


    Admission criteria:
    Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized institutions possessing the Degree of Master of Science in Public Administration with a G.P.A. of 4.0 and above on a 5-point scale. In addition, the candidate must satisfy the Departmental O-Level and/or Direct Entry general entry requirements

    Course duration:
    Full-time: A Minimum of six (6) semesters, a maximum of ten (10) semesters.
    Part-time: A Minimum of ten (10) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12)
    semesters.

    For extension beyond the specified maximum period, a special permission of the
    Postgraduate Board shall be required.
  • 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
  • Lagos State University Lagos State University, Lagos  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants must possess a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Public Administration from Lagos State University or any other recognized University whose weighted course work is not less than 60% or CGPA of 4.0 and above.

    Course duration: a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters.

    For extension beyond the specified maximum period, a special permission of the Postgraduate Board shall be required

    Course duration: Minimum of six (6) semesters and maximum of ten (10) semesters.
  • Akwa Ibom State University Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot  
    Course entry requirements:
    (a) SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects at not more than two sittings.
    (b) Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale or average of 60% (B) from a recognized University.
  • University of Jos University of Jos, Jos  
    Course Entry Requirements:
    -While M.phil/Ph.D Public Administration candidates must have a minimum of second class lower degree in Political Science, Public Administration and whose weighted score Average (WSA) must not be less than 60%
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka  
    Areas of specialization:
    i.) Human Resources Management
    ii.) Project Management
    iii.) Local Government Administration
    iv.) Public Policy Analysis and Methods
  • ESUT Business School ESUT Business School, Enugu  
    Course entry requirements
    -MSc degree in a related field.

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Baze University Baze University, Abuja  
    Course duration: 36 months

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Olabisi Onabanjo University, Iwoye  
    Mode of study: Full Time and Part Time
  • Kwararafa University Kwararafa University, Wukari  
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ihiala  
  • Gombe State University Gombe State University, Gombe  
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife  
  • Paul University Paul University, Awka  
  • Novena University Novena University, Ogume  




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