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Admission to the Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes

General Requirements:
To be admitted to a course leading to the award of a higher degree, an applicant must have obtained a good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in an appropriate field of study at the University of Ghana or any other reputable University. For further admission requirements to a specific programme, refer to that programme.

In the case of an applicant who does not satisfy the requirement in an appropriate field of study but is otherwise adjudged suitable, the relevant Faculty may be required to draw up a programme for such an applicant. This may include some undergraduate courses and examination to remedy any deficiencies.

PhD - Normally a Masters degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.

DPhil - Available for graduates of the University of Ghana of not less than 10 years standing. Awarded for published works of academic merit.

Only graduates of the University of Ghana of not less than ten years' standing shall be eligible for the award of the DPhil degree. The degree shall be awarded in consideration of published works of academic merit, the standard being not less than that of PhD.
Entry to the examination for a DPhil degree shall be on the appropriate form obtainable from the Registrar. An application shall be sponsored by a Senior Member of the University (eligible for appointment as a University Examiner) who is acquainted with the work of the applicant.
The applicant shall submit to the Dean of Graduate Studies, along with his/her application, three copies of each of the published works, which he/she desires to be taken into consideration. These may take the form either of a book or of a series of articles. In either case, the material shall feature a coherent theme. A book submitted in support of an application shall have been published at least three years earlier than the time of application. In the case of a series of articles, the last one shall have been published at least two years earlier.
The same procedure shall be followed in the examination of the applicant's publications as those prescribed in 31.2 for the examination of a PhD thesis. The applicant's sponsor shall normally be appointed as one of the Examiners.

MD Available for graduates in the Clinical Disciplines, Dentistry and Public Health with not less than 5 years service after internship. The degree may be acquired in three ways by the graduates of the medical specialities:

A thesis may be presented and defended. This shall apply to applicants who already possess the FWACP, FWACS, MRCOG, MRCP, FRCS, and/or other recognised qualifications. It shall apply also to those who have PhD in any of the medical specialities.

Applicants without any of the above professional/academic qualifications shall be required, in addition to a thesis, to pass a qualifying examination and an oral examination of the thesis.
An individual who does not qualify under MD
but who has done some distinguished work in the field of medicine may submit to the Dean of Graduate Studies along with his/her application, three copies of each of the published works which he/she desires to be taken into consideration. These materials may take the form either of a book or of a series of articles. But in either case, the material shall feature a coherent theme. A book submitted in support of an application shall have been published at least three years earlier than the time of the application. In the case of a series of articles, the last one shall have been published at least two years earlier.

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