Cost of Master’s Degree in Nigerian Universities (2021)

In the country’s current economic turmoil and highly competitive job market, it is only safe to not settle for bachelor’s degrees. Getting a corporate job in Nigeria is getting increasingly difficult and given the number of graduates being pushed into the labour market every month, one should reasonably consider getting a master’s degree to effectively strengthen one’s chance of getting that decent job.

Like most of undergraduate students, you probably are using your bachelor degree to kick start your career. While bachelor degree may be able to get your career started, to move your career to next level, you will need a strong education background to pair with the working experience you have gained.

cost of masters degree in nigeria

While a lot of people prefer to go outside the country to pursue their Master’s degree, Nigeria universities provide a cheaper and relatively easier option for master’s programs. Most universities in Nigeria have postgraduate schools that offer various postgraduate programs including Post Graduate diploma, Master’s program and PHDs. There are lots of Master’s programs available in Nigeria. Most of the courses available in the undergraduate level are also available in Master’s degree. The universities min Nigeria offer various degrees including M.Sc., M.Phil. M.BA, etc.

Are you looking to undertake your Master’s degree program in Nigeria? You are in the right place, reading the right piece. In this post, we will take a look a look at tuition fees of various master’s programs in popular universities in Nigeria.

School Fees for Master’s Degree in Nigerian Universities

There are various ways in which master’s degree can help in building that influential career you’d always wanted. Apart from the fact that they open up more job opportunities for you and expose you to more fields your bachelor’s degree, the degree gives you upper hand when applying for jobs. The program is usually more flexible than bachelor’s degree and shorter, depending on the university. Usually, the degree spans between 1 to 3 years depending on the course and institution.

Master’s degree are in two different categories – academic and professional. Academic masters is the most common type of master’s degree in Nigeria. With academic masters, you can easily apply for doctorate degree after the program. This type of program is usually pursued by people looking to go into academic line. Professional masters is designed for people in the industry that needs to learn more about their chosen field. Usually, a professional master’s degree holder cannot apply for doctorate degrees except he or she applies for an academic master’s degree first. Professional masters degrees are more expensive than academic master’s degree. They are usually shorter than academic master’s degree and span between 1 – 2 years.

Master’s degree tuitions are more expensive than bachelor degrees. Just like in bachelor’s degrees, federal universities offer the cheapest tuition fees when it comes to postgraduate studies. Some private universities also offer postgraduate programs and as expected, the tuitions are relatively the most expensive.

Here, we will take a look at tuition fees of some popular universities’ postgraduate schools. We will consider tuition fees of some post graduate courses for some popular school and estimate tuition fees for some few others. Please note that the fees listed below are as they stand in 2018/2019.

Cost of Master’s Degrees in Obafemi Awolowo University

PROFESSIONAL MASTERS

  • Architecture/MFA – N100, 000
  • LLM/MILR/M.ED/SOC. SCIENCE – N120, 000
  • MPA/M.SC./LG/MIR – N122, 000
  • Dental Health, Public Health – N160, 000
  • MGIS & Remote Sensing – N200, 000
  • Managerial Psy. Tech. Management – N170, 000
  • Eng. Telecomm – N600, 000
  • Science & Env. Design & Management – N270, 000
  • MBA Regular – N150, 000
  • MBA Executive – N400, 000

ACADEMIC MASTERS/M.PHIL

  • Business Admin. & Accounting – N120, 000
  • Education, Arts, Soc. Sci. & Others in Admin – N120, 000
  • EDM – N120, 000
  • Dentistry – N130, 000
  • GIS & Remote Sensing – N180, 000
  • Science – N120, 000
  • Agric, Pharmacy, Tech – N130, 000
  • Clinical Sci. & Basic Medical – N150, 000

Cost of Master’s Degrees in Covenant University in 2018

  • Sc. Accounting – N750, 000 per session
  • Sc./MBA/M.Phil. Business Administration and Marketing (Regular)–N750, 000 per session
  • Sc./MBA/M.Phil. Business Administration and Marketing (Executive)–N1, 500, 000 per session
  • Sc. Economics/Banking and Finance – N650, 000 per session
  • MIRM/M/Phil. Information Resource Management – N600, 000 per session
  • MA Mass Communications – N600, 000 per session
  • Sc./M/Phil. Political Science & Public Administration – N600, 000 per session
  • MA History and International Studies – N600, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Languages and Literary Studies– N600, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Computer Science – N750, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Chemical and Environmental Science – N600, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Bio Science and Biotech – N600, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Languages and Literary Studies– N600, 000 per session
  • Sc. Nursing – N750, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Pure and Allied Health– N750, 000 per session
  • Sc./M.Phil. Agriculture and Industrial Technology– N600, 000 per session

Cost of Master’s Degrees in University of Ilorin

Agric Extension

  • Sc: N78,200

Agronomy

  • Phil : N112,500
  • Sc: N57,500

Animal Production

  • Phil : N112,500
  • Sc: N57,500

Crop Science

  • Phil : N112,500
  • Sc: N57,500

Agricultural Economics

  • Phil : N112,500
  • Sc: N57,500

Animal Production

  • Phil : N112,500
  • Sc: N57,500

Arabic

  • Phil : N112,500
  • A: N57,500

English

  • Phil : N112,500
  • A: N57,500

Literature in English

  • Phil : N112,500
  • A: N57,500

French language

  • Phil : N112,500
  • A: N57,500

History and International Relations/Linguistics/Yoruba

  • Phil : N112,500
  • A: N57,500

Performing Arts

  • Phil : N112,500
  • A: N57,500

Peace and Development Studies

  • Phil: N112,500
  • A: N57,500

Education

  • Ed: N57,500

Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Plant Science,

  • Sc: N57,500

Cost of Master’s Degrees in University of Benin

  • Faculty of Arts: N254,500
  • Faculty of Education: N255,000
  • Faculty of Engineering: N274,500
  • Faculty of Environmental Science: N274,500
  • Faculty of Law: N274, 500
  • Faculty of Management Sciences: N304, 500
  • Faculty of Life Sciences: N254, 500
  • Faculty of Pharmacy: N304, 500
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences: N285, 000
  • Faculty of Sch. of Basic Med. Sciences: N284, 500
  • Faculty of Sch. of Dentistry: N274, 500
  • Faculty of Sch. of Medicine: N344,500
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: N254, 500
  • MBA: At least N430,000

Cost of Master’s Degrees in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

While a Master’s Programme in the Sciences will cost about N510, 000 in tuition, Management Sciences will cost N455, 000, while a PGD student will be paying N405, 000 at the end of the final semester.

FACULTY OF ARTS

  • PGD Philosophy – N75,000
  • A Translation In French – N75,000
  • A English – N75,000

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Sc Accounting – N90,000
  • PGD Accounting- N75,000
  • Sc Banking and Finance (2 Sessions) – N150,000
  • Masters in Business Administration (2 Semesters) – N150,000
  • Masters in Business Administration (Executive) (2 Sessions) – N1.8 million
  • Sc Actuarial Science – N75,000
  • Sc Management (Business Administration) – N75,000
  • Sc Marketing (Business Administration) 2 Semesters) – N75,000
  • Sc Operations Research (Business Administration) – N75,000
  • Sc Production & operations Management (Business Administration) – N75,000
  • Sc Organizational Behavior (Business Administration) – N75,000
  • Sc Finance (Finance) (3 Semesters) – N100,000
  • Sc Industrial and Labor Relations (MILR) (2 Sessions) – N112,500
  • SC Development Finance – N600,000 per session (2 sessions in all),
  • SC Risk Management and Insurance – N75,000

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

  • Ed Educational Administration & Planning (Educational Administration) 3 Semesters – N75,000
  • PGD Educational Administration &Planning (Educational Administration) 3 Semesters – N60,000
  • Ed Comparative Education (Educational foundations) 4 Semesters – N60,000
  • Ed Measurement and Evaluation (Educational foundations) 4 Semesters – N60,000
  • Ed Educational Psychology (Educational foundations) 4 Semesters- N60,000
  • Ed Sociology (Educational foundations) 4 Semesters – N60,000
  • Ed Degree in Early Childhood Education (Educational foundations) 5 Semesters – N50,000
  • PGDE – N75,000
  • PGD Guidance and counseling – N100,000
  • Business Education – N75,500
  • Ed Measurement and Evaluation – N75,000
  • PGD Education Sandwich- N70,000
  • Ed. Education Sandwich – N70,000
  • PGD Enviromental Design – N100,000
  • PGD Education – N60,000
  • PGD in ICT Policy – N75,000
  • Masters in ICT Policy – N80,000

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  • Sc Process Engineering (MPE) 2 Sessions – N150,000
  • Sc Chemical Engineering (1 Session) – N75,000
  • PGD Chemical Engineering (1 Sessions) – N75,000
  • Sc Civil Engineering|1 Sessions|- N75,000
  • Sc Structural Engineering|1 Sessions| – N75,000
  • Sc Water Resources and Environmental Engineering – N75,000
  • Sc Highway and Traffic Engineering|1 Sessions| – N75,000
  • Sc Electrical/Electronic Engineering|1 Sessions| – N75,000
  • Sc Mechanical Engineering|1 Sessions| – N75,000
  • PGD Electrical/Electronic Engineering|1 Sessions| – -N75,000
  • Master of Geo-informatics|1 Sessions|N75,000
  • SC MET & MAT |1 Sessions| – N75,000.00
  • PGD MET & MAT Engineering|2 Sessions|N75,000.00
  • PGD Geo-informatics|1 Session plus one Semester for Project and fieldwork| – N60,000.00
  • Sc Geology – N150, 000 (Tuition) And N60,000 (Field Work)
  • Sc Geophysics –  N90,000 (Tuition) And N60,000 (Field Work)

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

  • Masters in Architecture|1 Sessions | – N120,000
  • Master of Landscape Architecture|1 Sessions | – N120,000
  • Sc Project Management|Building| 2 Sessions | – N150,000
  • PGD Environmental Design|Estate Management|3 Semesters|N65,000
  • Sc Urban and Regional Planning|1 Sessions | – N75,000
  • Masters of Facility Management – N150,000 Per session
  • sc Construction Management- |1 Sessions | – N75,000

FACULTY OF LAW

  • Masters Degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies| 4 Semesters| N90,000
  • Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD)| 2 Sessions| – N100,000
  • Master of Law (LLM) |2 Sessions| – N150,000 (Part Time)
  • Master of Law (LLM)|1 Sessions| – N150,000.00 (Full Time)
  • Masters in Dispute Resolution (4 semesters) – N1.6 million naira

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Sc Mass Communication|2 Sessions| – N75,000
  • PGD Mass Communication |3 Semesters| – N100,000
  • Sc Economics |4 Semesters| – N75,000
  • PGD Economics |3 Semesters| – N90,000
  • Sc Geographic Information Systems|2 Sessions| – N120,000
  • PGD Geographic Information Systems |2 Semesters| – N75,000
  • Sc Transport Management and Planning |3 Semesters| – N120,000
  • PGD Transport Management and Planning |2 Semesters| – N120,000
  • SC Political Science |3 Semesters| – N90,000.00
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) |2 Semesters| – N112,000
  • Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA) |2 Semesters| – N112,000
  • Master in Managerial Psychology |4 Semesters| – N150,000
  • Sc Psychology |2 Semesters|N75,000
  • Sc Sociology |2 Semesters|N75,000

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

  • Masters in Natural Resources Management|4 Semesters| – N75,000
  • Sc Botany and Microbiology|2 Semesters| – N90,000
  • Masters in Environmental Management |4 Semesters| – N120,000
  • PGD Environmental Management |2 Semesters| – N60,000
  • Sc Information Technology |2 Sessions| – N225,000
  • PGD Computer Science|3 Semesters| – N150,000
  • Sc Mathematics|2 Semesters| – N90,000
  • Sc Chemistry|2 Semesters| – N90,000
  • PGD Mathematics|3 Semesters| – N75,000
  • Sc Statistics|2 Semesters| – N90,000
  • PGD Statistics |3 Semesters| – N75,000
  • Masters in Applied Geophysics|4 Semesters| – N75,000
  • Sc Physics, industrial Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management Programme – N90,000,
  • Sc Geoscience – N150,000
  • Sc Biochemistry – N90,000
  • Sc Biomedical Engineering – N90,000
  • sc Fisheries – N75,000
  • Masters of Aquatic Resources and Pollution Management – N75,000
  • Masters of Natural Resources – N75,000

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

  • Sc Public Health (Community Health) 2 Sessions – N150,000
  • All other courses in the College of Medicine pay N90,000 as tuitions excluding departmental charges which vary per department/course.
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry – N90, 000

Note that the list only includes tuition fees of some of the most sought after universities in the country.

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