To apply for admissions in prowess University, applicants must complete an online application or download and complete the form offline then attach all application materials and forward directly to the admission officer at admissions@pu-edu.us.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE ADMISSIONS

Candidates for Admission to all undergraduate degree programs must:
Clearly, indicate the program for which he/she is applying.
Submit a 1-2 page typed narrative outlining one’s intent (e.g., reasons for undertaking a university degree, etc.).

Request that an official secondary school transcript – indicating successful completion and the date the diploma was awarded, or official certification of successful completion be forwarded directly from the issuing institution (or official agency) to the Prowess University. Note: Official documents are those issued by the school attended, or by the Ministry of Education, if the institution is outside the United States, or by other agencies, if deemed acceptable by the Prowess University.

Students who have completed any post-secondary courses (technical [two-year] college, community college, four-year college or university) should submit as well an official transcript of all college-level work completed, in addition to (but not in place of) official proof of secondary school completion documents. Note: For all Admissions and evaluation procedures, only official or properly certified documents can be accepted.
Those with former college/university courses may, if appropriate, complete a “Petition for Transfer Credit” at the time of initial admission or as soon thereafter as possible. Please verify that courses have been completed at an accredited or Ministry-recognized University or equivalent and those courses are offered in Prowess University. Note: It is essential to review the detailed policies and procedures concerning the evaluation of each petitioned course for transfer prior to filing any petition.

Special Note: Students who wish to reinforce their skills in English before entering into standard university English Composition courses at the University may enrol, by choice, in Basic English (which are specifically designed to build fundamental writing skills). Each of these courses, offered at no additional charge, earns the student one credit (2 credits for both parts). An excellent opportunity for those who do not yet feel prepared to engage in Standard English writing courses at the university level.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

M.Sc. and PhD PROGRAMS 

Philosophy of the Programme

The respective graduate and postgraduate programs mounted in various accredited departments of Prowess University are primarily aimed at developing the appropriate high-level manpower required to fill academic, managerial, leadership and technical positions in the highly competitive global job arena. The programs also aim at developing the research skills and knowledge necessary for the sustenance of growth in the academic disciplines 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME

The following candidates qualify for admission into the Masters programs of PU:

  • Any B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) degree graduate from any recognized University, (approved by the regents of PU) is eligible to apply.
  • All candidates applying must have a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) Honors Degree in the same field or other related fields.
  • Candidates with lower qualification than a Second Class Lower Division may be considered for admission. Such candidates must have a post degree program in the same field or other related fields. or a 5 years’ post-qualification experience; An Advanced Diploma or Higher Associate Certificate holder in relevant disciplines with appropriate post-qualification experience is also eligible;
  • Candidates admitted but with undergraduate deficiencies may be required to make up such deficiencies without credit during the first semester of study.

Note: Candidates admitted but with undergraduate deficiencies may be required to make up such deficiencies without credit during the first semester of study.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Master’s Degree

Course Work: Students would be required to register for a minimum of 34 credit units (which includes seminars & thesis). The courses to be registered for will be from the following groups:

  • Core Courses: Courses to be taken by specializing in related areas. The core courses are compulsory and are of direct relevance to the fields of study.
  • Elective or Optional Courses: These are normally taken from related disciplines if so recommended by the Department. They carry credit units. 
  • Remedial Courses: These carry no credit units towards a higher degree as they are mainly for students admitted with known deficiencies in their background.

Thesis (Research): The subject for the dissertation/thesis will normally be chosen from within the research areas of the relevant Master’s Degree option. Before embarking on the research, every student will be required to submit a Research Proposal which must be approved by the Graduate School Board on the recommendation of the Director of Study.

Seminar: A student will be required to participate in Seminars. He/she must present a Seminar in his/her area of specialization before the presentation of the final research report to be embodied in a thesis.

Duration: The Master’s degree programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and a maximum of three (3) Semesters. 

REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF MASTERS DEGREE

To fulfil the requirements for the award of the degree of Masters from PU every student shall: 

  • Register for and pass a minimum of 34 credit units (inclusive of course work, Seminar and thesis);
  • Obtain not less than 50% in any written examination. 
  • Present at least a Seminar in the area of research topic approved by the Board in partial fulfilment of the award of the degree of Masters. 
  • Present a research proposal to the Department. 
  • Successful defence of the thesis in an oral examination before a Panel of Examiners approved by Postgraduate School Board online or distance mode.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) PROGRAMME

To qualify for admission into the PhD programs, a candidate

must:

  • Possess Master’s Degree in the same field or other related fields from Prowess

      University of any other recognized University and in the relevant field of study; 

  • Scored a minimum of 60% in his/her Master’s Programme.

 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme

Research: The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme shall be by research mainly, the results of which shall be embodied in a dissertation. A candidate who is enrolled in the PhD programme will be expected to carry out his/her research under the close supervision of his/her supervisor(s).

Seminar: A student will be required to participate in Seminars. He/she must present at least one Seminar in his/her area of specialization before the defence of the dissertation.

Course Work (Remedial): Course work for PhD candidates (if applicable) shall be as may be prescribed by the Departmental Graduate Committee but must not be more than 12 credit units.

Duration: A minimum of four (4) Semesters for distance learning candidates and six (6) Semesters for online candidates. Three (3) years minimum.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES

A candidate must have fulfilled the following conditions to be awarded the relevant degrees:

The requirements for the award of PhD from PU include:

  • Passed course work examination (where applicable)
  • Presentation of research proposal to the Department.
  • Presentation of Seminar(s) according to the requirements of the Department.
  • Successful defence of the thesis in an oral examination before a Panel of
    Examiners approved by Postgraduate School Board online or distance mode

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

In addition to fulfilling all entrance requirements, as noted above, every international student (educated outside of the United States), must provide proof of college-level proficiency in English when native language is not English (Facility must be accredited/recognized by the U.S. Dept of Education, CHEA, or the Ministry of Education in the residing country of the university) by means of one of the following:
A college transcript indicating a grade of C or higher in an English composition course.
A high school diploma completed where instruction is conducted in English or a test of English course by a PU approved study centre.

College transcript indicating completion of 30 semester hours of credit with an average of “C” or higher where instruction is conducted in English.
All Transcripts must be presented in English. Transcripts not in English must be translated into English and evaluated by an appropriate third party or a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language of the transcript. An English translation of the review must be included.