NDA 2020/2021 Post Graduate Courses


Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Postgraduate Courses for 2020/2021 Academic Session is Out. This is the Full-Time & Professional Postgraduate Programmes. You will also see their admission requirements.

In this page we will list out available postgraduate programmes in Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for 2020/2021 Session.

We will also show you the duration and requirement for the programmes.

NDA Postgraduate Courses for Full-Time

In this column, we will show you the Academy’s full-time postgraduate programmes


1 PhD Accounting
2 MSc Accounting
3 PhD Economics
4 MSc Economics
5 PhD Geography
6 MSc Environmental Management
7 PhD Military History
8 MA Military History
9 MA International Studies
10 PhD Defence and Strategic Studies
11 MSc Defence and Strategic Studies
12 MSc Clinical Psychology
13 1.      MSc Military Psychology

1.      PhD Computer Science


14 Msc Computer Science
15 PhD Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Electronic & Communications)
16 M.Eng Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Electronic & Communications)
18 PhD Mechanical Engineering (Production/Thermofluids & Energy)
19 M.Eng Mechanical Engineering (Production/Thermofluids & Energy)
20 PhD Civil Engineering (Geotechnics/Structures)
21 MEng Geotechnics Engineering
22 PhD Parasitology
23 PhD Medicinal & Poisonous Plants Studies
24 MSc Parasitology
25 MSc Medicinal & Poisonous Plants Studies
26 MSc Biotechnology
27 PhD Chemistry (Organic)
28 MSc Chemistry (Material Science & Explosives)
29 PhD Mathematics (Applied/Pure Mathematics)
30 MSc Mathematics (Applied/Pure Mathematics)
31 PhD Physics
32 MSc Physics (Nuclear and Radiation/Solid State)
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NDA Postgraduate Requirements for Full-Time Programmes

The requirements for the various NDA Postgraduate full-time programs are as follows;

Masters (MA, M.Eng and MLSc) 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 relevant field of study
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree
  • A candidate for PhD Degree must posses a minimum of Second Class Honours(Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a Master’s Degree in proposed field of study from a recognized University.
  • In Addition, the candidate must have scores an average of not less than 60% or 3.50% at the Masters level.


Each student admitted for the PhD or Master’s Degree must Pursue a FULL-TIME course of study and research in the Academy. Depending on the fegree in view, the following conditions are also applicable.

A student in for the Master’s degree shall pursue the programme for 2 years (4 semesters)

Candidates for PhD Degree shall pursue the programme for 3 years (6 semesters). At the expiration of the period of study for any given programme, a student shall be withdrawn from the academy.

However, on exceptional circumstances, application for extension to complete the program may be entertained.

Extension shall not exceed a period of one year (2 semesters) in case of Master’s degree and 2 years (4 semesters) in case of PhD.

NDA Professional Postgraduate Courses

In this column, we will show you the NDA’s professional postgraduate programmes

1 Master in Business Administration (MBA)
2 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF)
3 Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
4 Master in Financial Economics (MFE)
5 Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (PGDRS/GIS)
6 Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM)
7 Master in Conflict, Security & Development (MCSD)
8 Master in Development Studies (MDS)
9 Master in Leadership Studies (MLS)
10 Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS
11 Master in Strategy and Security Administration (MASSA)
12 Master in Public Administration (MPA)
13 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)
14 Master in Criminology and Forensic Psychology
15 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
16 Masters in Cyber Security
17 1.    Postgraduate Diploma in Intelligence and Security Studies
18 Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security
19 Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)
20 Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
21 Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (PGDEE)
22 Master in Production Management (MPM)
23 Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)
24 Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology (PGDBT)
25 Master in Forensic Science (MFS)
26 Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDFS)
27 post Graduate Diploma in Science
28 Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and Data Analysis (PGDSDA)


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Requirements for NDA Professional Courses

The requirements for the various programs are as follows;

Masters Degree: Candidates applying for the part-time 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 at credit level 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 minimum of Third Class Bachelor’s degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised University, or Higher National


The duration of professional programmes are as follows:

  1. A student for Master degree shall pursue the programme for 18 months (2 semesters course work and 1 semester for project) except MBA programme which runs for 2 years.
  2. Professional master degree and postgraduate diploma programmes are delivered on Fridays and Saturdays.
  3. A student for Postgraduate diploma shall pursue the programme for one year (2 semesters) except engineering courses which runs for 2 years.

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