NDA Postgraduate Admission Application Form – 2017/18

Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA postgraduate admission application form for the 2017/2018 academic session is now on sale.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna for the 2017/2018 Academic Session.

NDA Postgraduate Degree – Available Programmes.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Accounting:

  • MSc in Accounting

Department of Economics:

  • PhD Economics
  • MSc in Economics

Department of Geography:

  • PhD Geography with specialisation in:
    • In Environmental Management
    • In Military Geography
    • In Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • MSc Environmental Management
  • MSc Military Geography
  • MSc Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • MSc in Climatolgy
  • MSc Urban Geography
  • MSc Population Studies

Departments of History & War Studies:

  • PhD in Military History.
  • MA Military History
  • MA International Studies

Department of Political Science and Defence Studies:

  • PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies.
  • MPhil in Security and Strategic Studies
  • M.Sc Defence and Strategic Studies

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering:

  • PhD in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • M.Eng in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • M.Eng in Power and Machines Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering:

  • M.Eng in Structural Engineering.
  • M.Eng in Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering with Specialisation in:
    • PhD in Production Engineering.
    • PhD in Thermofluids and Energy Engineering
  • M.Eng in Production Engineering
  • M.Eng in Thermofluids and Energy Engineering

Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences:

  • PhD Biological Sciences with Specialisation in:
    • In Parasitology
    • In Medical & Poisonous Plant Studies
  • MSc in Parasitology
  • MSc in Medical & Poisonous Plant Studies
  • MSc in Biotechnology

Department of Chemistry:

  • PhD Chemistry with specialisation:
    • In Analytical Chemistry
    • In Organic Chemistry
  • MSc in Analytical Chemistry
  • MSc in Organic Chemistry
  • MSc in Inorganic Chemistry
  • MSc in Organic Chemistry
  • MSc in Material Science & Explosives

Department of Computer Science:

  • PhD in Computer Science
  • MSc in Computer Science

Department of Mathematics:

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics

Department of Physics:

  • PhD Physics with specialisation in:
    • In Nuclear and Radiation Physics
    • In Solid State Physics
  • MSc in Nuclear and Radiation Physics
  • MSc in Solid State Physics

NDA Professional Part-Time Postgraduate Programmes.

Degree Programmes:
The following professional Doctorate, part-time Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma programmes are available in the faculties and departments listed below:

Faculty of Arts and Social sciences

Department of Accounting:

  • Master in Business Administration

Department of Economics:

  • Master in Financial Economics
  • Master in Industrial & Labour Relations

Department of History & War Studies:

  • Professional Doctorate in Leadership and Strategic Studies (DLSS)
  • Master in Conflict, Security & Development
  • Master in Development Studies
  • Master in Leadership Studies

Department of Political Science and Defence Studies:

  • Professional Doctorate in Defence and Security Studies (DDSS)
  • Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Master in Strategy and Security Administration
  • Master in International Affairs and Defence Studies

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Master in Production Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma Courses:
The following part-time PGD programmes are available in the faculties and departments listed below:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Accounting:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics & Transportation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Department of Geography:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management

Department of Political Science and Defence Studies:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering

Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology

Department of Chemistry:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science Chemistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Material Science and Explosives

Department of Computer Science:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science

Department of Mathematics:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and Data Analysis

NDA Postgraduate Programmes Admission Requirements.

The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree: A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognized University. In addition, the candidate must have scored an average of not less than 60% or 3.50% at the Masters level.
  • Masters (MA, M.Eng and M.Sc) Degrees: A candidate seeking admission into the Master’s Degree programme shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised university. Such candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.
  • Professional Doctorate programmes: Academic Masters degree in relevant disciplines, with satisfactory performance.
    Professional Masters degree in cognate discipline with CGPA of not less than 3.50.
    Significant working experience in public service or Private Sector with solid evidence of managing resources, corporate strategy, defence, security and strategic sector governance.
  • Master’s Degree: Candidates applying for the parttime programmes must possess a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division).
    Candidates with Third Class degree or Higher National Diploma must also possess a Postgraduate Diploma in a related discipline from any recognised University to be eligible for admission. HND candidates must possess a minimum of Lower Credit to apply.
  • PGD Programmes: Candidates applying for the Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a Bachelor degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised University, or Higher National Diploma.

Duration of NDA Postgraduate Programmes.

Each student admitted for PhD or Master’s Degree must Pursue a FULL-TIME course of study and research in the Academy. Depending on the degree in view, the following conditions are also applicable:

  • A student for the Master’s degree shall pursue the programme for 2 years (4 semesters)
  • Candidates for PhD Degree shall pursue the programme for 3 years (6 semesters). At the expiration of the period of study for any given programme, a student who has not completed his/her programme shall be withdrawn from the Academy.
  • However, on exceptional circumstances, application for extension to complete the programme may be entertained. Extension shall not exceed a period of one year (2 semesters) in case of Masters degree and 2years (4 semesters) in case of PhD.

Duration of NDA Professional Part-Time Postgraduate Programmes.

The duration of professional programmes are as follows:

  • A student for professional Doctorate degree shall pursue the programme for 3 years.
  • A student of Master degree shall pursue the programme for 18 months (2) semesters course work and (1) semester for project except MBA programme which runs for 2 years.
  • A student of Postgraduate diploma shall pursue the programme for one year (2 semesters). Except Engineering courses which runs for 2 years.
  • Each student admitted for professional master degree and postgraduate diploma programme shall pursue weekend mode of study and research on Fridays and Saturdays for the period of the study.

NDA Postgraduate Admission – Method of Application.

Candidates are required to purchase “Access Codes” via the application and REMITA at the cost of N10,000.00 only, for online application.

Upon purchase of Access Codes prospect candidates should log on to ndapgapplications.net and complete the Online application Form. Kindly note that  your  application is not complete until all copies of your  Credentials, Acknowledgement Form, Application for Transcripts form and Medical Report Form, have been submitted along with your application to: The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Ribadu Campus, Nigerian Defence Academy, P.M.B. 2109, Kaduna

CAUTION: The general public is hereby cautioned to beware of fraudsters that may offer alternative options. Please note that the information herein which is also available at NDA website is the only authentic method of application for programmes into the NDA Postgraduate School.

Application Closing Date: 7th November, 2017.



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