Graduate Degree Seeking Students
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES 2016/2017
A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at the University of Ghana or any recognized University.
A minimum of two to three years working experience is required from all applicants desiring to pursue programmes at the University of Ghana Business School.
For more details in respect of Admission requirements, applicants are advised to contact the various Departments/Schools/Institutes/Centres for additional information on the various programmes.
For purposes of assessing an applicant’s eligibility, he/she may be required to take an entrance examination and/or interview at the Department/Institute/School/Centre.
For programmes marked with asterisks (*), all applicants are admitted into the MA/MSc programme at the first instance. Students who obtain an average of B+ or better MAY progress to the MPhil programme upon recommendation by the Head of Department in consultation with the Graduate Studies Committee of his/her Department.
Admission to any of the PhD programmes will require a relevant masters’ degree (MA/MSc/MPhil). It will also be limited to candidates whose academic and scholastic records show a potential for successful completion of doctoral degree programme. All PhD programmes in the University are now fee-paying and the durations are as follows:
- Full-Time - Four (4) years
- Part-Time - Six (6) years
PROGRAMME- SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/THEMATIC AREAS
MBA Management Information Systems
Prospective applicants must have at least two (2) years working experience in an IT environment to qualify for admission.
MPhil Home Science (Food Utilization and Community Nutrition)
Applicants must have a strong science background to qualify for admission.
Applicants seeking admission to these programmes must have:
- Majored in either a combined or single major programme
- taken at least 30 credits in the subject
Applicants must have a good first degree (minimum FGPA of 3.0) in Physics, Psychology, Biological Sciences, and Special Education with major in Communication Disorder or Nursing (BSc.)
MPhil Social work
Applicants are to submit one page essay (single spaced) stating their short and long-term career goals. They are to also discuss how a graduate programme in Social Work will help them achieve these goals. This should be uploaded with other required documents online.
Applicants should first discuss their research ideas with the Department before completing application forms
MPhil Chemical Pathology
Applicants will be required to show proof of funding for their project work.
The programme is open to applicants who possess BSc degrees with a minimum of second class lower division in any science subject (Biomedical, Biological, Physics with Biology)
MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a FGPA of not less than 3.25 or possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minimum of second class (upper) from a recognized university.
MPhil Information Studies-Top Up
This is for candidates who completed their MA within the last five years and in addition obtained a B+ average.
MPhil Agricultural Engineering
Applicants must submit a thesis proposal with applications
How to Apply
Applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:
All applicants are expected to pay to the University, a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.
Details of the Account are:
- Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
- Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana
Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC
The third payment option is -
- A Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard. Click the link https://www.ug.edu.gh/ugpay to access it.
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.
Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.
International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroadUS$110.00
All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:
The School Administrator
School of Graduate Studies,
University of Ghana
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION. ENSURE THAT CORRECT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED.YOU MUST ALSO PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED ONLINE. THIS WOULD BE NEEDED DURING REGISTRATION IF ADMITTED. FINALLY, YOU ARE TO CHECK FROM TIME TO TIME YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR ADMISSION. THIS CHECKING IS ADVISED TO START THREE WEEKS AFTER THE 31ST OF MARCH, 2016.
KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINES AND ADHERE TO THEM STRICTLY
- THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE SALE OF E-VOUCHERS BY THE BANKS IS THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016.
- THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMES IS THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016.>
The Help Lines can be reached between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (Mondays to Fridays).
Location: First floor of International House, #1Annie Jiagge Road, University Campus, Legon
Postal Address: International Programmes Office, University of Ghana Legon, P. O. Box LG 586, Accra-Ghana
Phone: +233 30 393 7244, +233 28 960 1828, +233 20 705 3680, +233 26 669 4337