A welcome from the Dean

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Welcome to the University of Ghana School of Graduate Studies. We are located at Frederick Marfo Memorial Building near the School of Nursing. The School co-ordinates graduate level academic programmes for the Colleges, Schools, Institutes/Centres and Departments within the University. As part of its coordinating role, the School’s mandate under the direction of the Board of Graduate Studies includes: Promoting the development, diversification and effective delivery of post-graduate programmes to address emerging national issues; and Accreditation of all faculty teaching and supervising graduate programmes to maintain high standards and ensure high quality graduate programme output.  Additionally, the School deals with all matters which have to do with admission, registration and records, examination of theses and dissertations, official correspondence and welfare of graduate students. It also regulates and offers advice on graduate programmes being offered in the University’s affiliate institutions.

The programmes that are currently being co-ordinated by the School include: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Health Informatics (MHI), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/DPhil), Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Our PhD programmes run for four years for full time studies and six years for part time studies. Candidates with a good first degree, as well as those with a Masters degree (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA,MPH,M.PHIL) may apply for admission into a PhD programme. Please refer to the PhD handbook on regulations for more details.

The University of Ghana, in its quest to become a world class research-intensive University, is committed to creating an enabling environment that makes it increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning. Our students are confident and come across as relevant individuals in their respective careers across the globe.

We are not only proud of the myriad opportunities and knowledge we offer the international community but also, we take pride in our students and alumni, and we believe that every incoming student adds to our legacy of academic excellence. Our faculty members are highly qualified professionals and very experienced in using relevant innovative methods in imparting knowledge, thereby making the teaching and learning experience very exciting.

I am confident that the University of Ghana can meet and exceed your expectations for graduate studies. We are proud of the opportunities and experiences that the University of Ghana offers every day, and we hope you will become part of our family. We look forward to welcoming you soon to the University of Ghana.

Professor Kwaku Tano-Debrah
(Dean)