School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS)

 

The School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) has grown tremendously from its humble beginn ing a few years back and now boasts of over 780 students in the following programmes, M.Sc. Applied statistics, B.Sc. Statistics, B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science, B.Sc. Actuarial Science, B.Sc. Biological Sciences and B.Sc. Physical Sciences. This is backed by highly qualified and motivated faculty team of over 30 members many being PhD holders.

We also boast of diverse post graduate programmes and therefore are open for those wishing to pursue further studies in the following programmes; PhD in Entomology, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, M.Sc. in Statistics, M.Sc. in Entomology, M.Sc. in Molecular Biology (Microbiology option). We are in the process of developing and unveiling many more post graduate programmes in the School. Some of the areas that we are looking to launch new programmes for both undergraduate and post graduates include, Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management, Plant sciences, Microbiology and Physical Sciences. We also strive to grow research capabilities in the school. This can be witnessed by our modern laboratories that are utilized by undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as faculty for their research and the peer reviewed publications from students and faculty members.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

NOTICE

The department of biological sciences is delighted to inform you that the following post graduate programmes are being offered.

  • PhD Entomology

Admission Requirements for the Programme

  1. a) A candidate wishing to be admitted to the PhD in Entomology program of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences must have the following qualifications: Hold a Master of Science degree in Entomology, Zoology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Crop Protection, Forestry and related sciences with specialization in entomology.
  2. b) A candidate must submit a research concept note.

Duration and mode of study 3 years (part time)

Campus Main campus (Nchiru)

Total Fee ksh. 553,000 for the whole course

  • MSc Entomology and Parasitology

Admission Requirements for the Programme

  1. Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honors (Upper Division) in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Crop Protection, Horticulture or relevant Life Sciences from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
  2. Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honors (Lower Division) in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Crop Protection, Horticulture or relevant Life Sciences provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2 years relevant post qualification work experience.

Duration and mode of study 4 semesters (part time)

Campus Main campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fee per semester ksh. 60,000

  • MSc Molecular Biology

Admission Requirements for the Program

  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honors Upper Division in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Botany or relevant Life Sciences from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honors Lower Division in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Botany or relevant Life Sciences provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2 years relevant post qualification work experience.

Duration and mode of study 4 semesters (part time)

Campus Main campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fee per semester ksh. 60,000

The next intake will be January 2019.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
PhD in Entomology Master’s Degree in Entomology, Zoology, Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Crop Protection, Forestry & related Sciences from an organization recognized by MUST senate.
Duration: 3 years   Mode of Study: Part-time    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)Total fees is Ksh. 553,000 for the whole course
Master of Science in Applied Statistics Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) OR a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least 2 years relevant working experience.
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
Duration: 4 semesters Mode of Study: Full time    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)Tuition fees in Ksh. per semester: Ksh. 60,000
Master of Science in Molecular Biology
  1. BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours upper division in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Botany or relevant life sciences from an institution recognized by MUST senate.

OR

  1. BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours lower division in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Botany or relevant life provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2yrs relevant post qualification work experience.

 

Duration: 4 semesters Mode of Study: Full time    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)Tuition fees in Ksh. Per semester: Ksh. 60,000
Master of Science in Entomology
  1. BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours upper division in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Crop Protection, Horticulture or relevant life sciences from an institution recognized by MUST senate.

OR

  1. BSc. Degree with at least Second Class Honours lower division in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Crop Protection, Horticulture or relevant life sciences provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2 yrs relevant post qualification work experience.
Duration: 4 semesters Mode of Study: Full time    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)Tuition fees in Ksh. Per semester: Ksh. 60,000
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Statistics Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E OR its equivalent with at least B- (minus) in Mathematics and Kiswahili/English C+ (plus) OR any other qualification accepted by MUST senate.
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E, B- (minus) in Mathematics and C + (plus) in English/Kiswahili. Geography, Accounts and Economics will also be an added advantage.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus).  In addition, a student must have the following alternative combination of cluster subjects at the minimum grades shown: Mathematics C+ (plus) and pass in any two of the following alternatives.Alternative A                 Alternative B    

Chemistry C                     Physical Science C

Physics C                          Biological Science C

Bachelor of Science (Physical Science option) Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E., C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following: Physical science/Physics/Chemistry OR any other qualifications accepted by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science(Biological Science)

Options: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Entomology, Parasitology, Plant Sciences

Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E., C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences OR a Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass from KNEC or its equivalent.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Part-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town campus (Hart Towers) Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Resource Management Minimum mean grade of B- (minus) and C (plain) in Mathematics. In addition, a learner must have passed any two subjects from the following categories;Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences or a Diploma in relevant field with a credit pass from MUST or any other institution recognized by MUST senate.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000