Colleges and Universities Offering Ph.D in Economics in Nigeria

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

Institutions Offering Ph.D in Economics

  • Babcock University Babcock University, Ilishan Remo  
    Course entry requirements:
    Admission to PhD Economics is available to the holders of the following qualifications:

    (i) WASC O’ Level with credit passes in 5 subjects at a maximum of two sittings which must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and other two related subjects.

    (ii) A Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Babcock University or any other University accredited by the NUC with at least Second Class lower Division.

    (iii) A Masters Degree in Economics with a PhD grade from Babcock University or from any other University accredited by the NUC and from universities outside the country that are recognized by the NUC. A PhD grade is 60% or a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00 grading scale in the Masters programme.

    (iv) Applicants may be required to satisfy the Department in a selection process.

    Programme requirements:
    i. Students are expected to meet the required minimum of 75% class attendance in a course to be eligible to write the final examination for that course.

    ii. A candidate is required, as directed to undertake and submit a completed doctoral thesis on a topic approved by the Department PG Board as a part of the programme of study.
  • Covenant University Covenant University, Ota  
    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

    Areas of specialization:
    1. Development Economics
    2. Dynamic Macroeconomics
    3. Environmental Economics
    4. Health and Labour Economics
    5. Institutional Economics
    6. International Economics
    7. Land and Agricultural Economics
    8. Microeconomics and Informal Sector Economy
    9. Monetary and Financial Economics
    10. Resource and Energy Economics

  • Bowen University Bowen University, Iwo  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) To be eligible, a candidate must have a relevant Master’s Degree or equivalent from a University approved by Senate and a minimum of weighted average of 60%.
    (ii) In special cases, a programme may require additional conditions including an interview
    (iii) Candidates with M. Phil degree in relevant programmes.

    -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.

    Course duration: 6 semesters
  • 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
  • Nile University of Nigeria Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja  
    Course entry requirements:
    -University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English, Mathematics & two other relevant science subjects at O-Level; and
    -Approved Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd class lower division.
    -Academic Master’s degree in relevant areas with a CGPA of 3.5/5.0 and with thesis score not lower than 60% (B); and
    -Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Start date: September or January

    Study Modules:
    -Advanced Microeconomics
    -Energy Economics
    -Monetary Systems and Policy
    -Taxation and Fiscal Policy
  • 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
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka  
    Course entry requirements:
    All candidates must:
    -Possess the university minimum requirement for a B.Sc degree in Economics
    -Have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from an approved university whose Economic
    Programme is accredited by NUC.
    -Have a minimum of a Second Class Lower degree in the discipline.
    -Hold a Master’s degree in Economics with a CGPA of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale.
    -Submit a brief satisfactory statement of intended area of research.

    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.
  • Crawford University Crawford University, Igbesa  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Must possess the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of Crawford University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Crawford University in the relevant discipline. To qualify for direct entry into the Ph.D. degree programme, a candidate must 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.) programme. Candidates with CGPAof 3.50–3.99 on a 5.00 point scale or equivalent (55–59%)

    Course duration:
    -6 semesters: full time
    -8 semesters: part time
  • Lagos State University Lagos State University, Lagos  
    Course entry requirements:
    i. The applicant must have a good Master degree in Economics with course work component from a recognized institution with a minimum weighted average score of 60%
    ii. Eligible candidates shall be required to attend an Oral Examination which shall be conducted by the Department.
    iii. Candidate will also submit a short proposal on proposed area of research interest.

    Course duration: Minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters.
  • Mountain Top University Mountain Top University, Makogi Oba  
    Admission criteria:
    All candidates must:
    -Possess the university minimum requirement for a B. Sc. Degree in Economics

    -Have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from an approved university whose Economic Programme is accredited by NUC.

    -Have a minimum of a Second Class Lower degree in the discipline with CGPA of not lower than 2.5 on a 5.0 point scale.

    -Hold a Master’s degree in Economics with a CGPA of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale.
  • 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
  • Landmark University Landmark University, Omu Aran  
    Course entry requirements:
    Applicants should possesses 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
  • University of Jos University of Jos, Jos  
    Course Entry Requirements:

    For M.Phil/Ph.D programmes, candidates shall possess an M.Sc. in Economics and must have earned a minimum Weighted Score Average (WSA) of 60.00 from a recognized University. Candidate must also possess five credit passes including English, Mathematics and other relevant subjects at O' Level
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka  
    Area of Specialization:
    i.) Monetary Economics
    ii.) Development Economics
    iii.) Public Sector Economics
    iv.) International Economics.
    v.) Quantitative Economics
    vi.) Human Resource Economics
  • Benue State University Benue State University, Makurdi  
    Admission criteria:
    -Applicants must have scored an average of 60% (B or CGPA of at least 4.00) at the M.Sc Examination in Economics of the Department or equivalent qualification from other recognized universities.




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