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NDA Postgraduate School Courses And Admission Requirements

NDA Postgraduate School is heralded in the entire world for its uniqueness, excellence and discipline. The Nigerian Defence Academy  Postgraduate School has recorded several achievements. The School has been of tremendous benefits to its catchment area and sphere of influence and coverage, the Armed Forces through the provision of higher degrees and higher education in fields that are not readily available in the conventional Universities. These field include but not limited to; Material Sciences and Explosive Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Studies, Biotechnology, Nuclear and Radiation Physics, Military Geography, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System, Military History, Strategy and Security Administration and Defence Studies.

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NDA Postgraduate School Courses – Available Postgraduate degree 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 Postgraduate School- Programmes Professional Part-Time

Postgraduate 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 school – 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.

For more information about NDA postgraduate school programmes, kindly visit the official webpage

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