CUG Postgraduate Admission Requirement


The Catholic University College of Ghana, CUG School of Graduate Studies has released the Postgraduate Admission Requirement for prospective applicants and the general public.

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CUG Postgraduate Admission Requirement

The Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees are detailed below.

To be admitted to a course leading to the award of a higher degree, an applicant must have the following qualifications:


Applicants for the programme must be degree holders, who have acquired a first degree (B.A., B.Sc.) from a recognised university in relevant teaching areas.

Applicants with a Third Class degree in relevant teaching areas shall be made to write an entrance examination.


i. Applicants for the MA programme must have a good first degree from an accredited university. In the case of the MA programme in Religious studies, holders of a diploma with a minimum of three (3) years of working, or pastoral experience may be considered for admission.


i. Applicants for the MBA programme must have a good first degree of at least a second class lower from an accredited University.

Applicants with a third class shall be made to undertake an entrance exam and an interview and if successful in both cases shall be admitted into the programme.

ii. A candidate who does not satisfy the requirement stated above, but is otherwise adjudged suitable by the Faculty Board, shall, where practicable, be interviewed and may be required to take an entrance examination as determined by the Faculty Board concerned.

A candidate who has satisfactorily completed a Graduate Diploma course may be considered for admission on the recommendation of the Faculty Board concerned


i. A candidate shall hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.

ii. A candidate who does not hold a Master’s degree shall first register for a Master’s degree by research. If she/he proves himself to be of sufficient calibre by the end of the programme’s first year, he/she may be permitted by the Board to register for the PhD degree. This registration shall be deemed retrospective from the date of the original registration for the Master’s degree.

iii. A candidate who does not satisfy the requirement stated above but is otherwise adjudged suitable may be admitted. For the purpose of assessing suitability, such a candidate may be interviewed or be required to take an entrance examination or both, as directed by the Board of Graduate Studies, on the recommendations of the appropriate Faculty Board.

A candidate may be required, on the recommendation of the Faculty concerned, to audit appropriate courses.

Course Requirement for Graduate Studies

The following are the minimum and maximum credits a graduate student is required to earn for graduation. However, a Faculty is free to design its graduate programme, such that the total number of credits required for graduation does not exceed the prescribed maximum by more than 6 credits.

Post-Graduate Diploma

  • Coursework: 24-36 credits
  • Supervised Teaching 4 credits
  • Project(Long Essay) 6 credits
  • Total 34-46 credits

1-Year Master’s Degree

  • Coursework: 24-36 credits
  • Seminar 3 credits
  • Dissertation 12 credits
  • Total 39-45 credits

2-Year Master’s Degree (Course work/Dissertation option)

  • First year’s course work: 24-36 credits
  • Second year’s course work: 24-36 credits
  • Long Essay/Project Work 6 credits
  • Total 54-78 credits

2-Year Master’s Degree (Thesis option)

  • Coursework: 24-36 credits
  • Seminar I: 3 credits
  • Seminar II: 3 credits
  • Thesis 30 credits
  • Total 60-72 credits


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