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Master's and Doctoral Programmes

Faculty of Commerce and Administration   

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Commerce (MCom)

Faculty of Educational Sciences

  • Doctor of Education (DEd)
  • Masters of Education 

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
  • Master of Medicine in Family Medicine
  • MSc in Chemical Pathology
  • Master of Nursing
  • MSc in Physiological Sciences
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Medicine in Medicine

Faculty of Humanities, Soc Science and Law

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Laws

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences
  • Master of Science in Botany
  • Master of Science in Zoology
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Geography

Please visit the faculty and departmental websites for a comprehensive list of postgraduate qualifications.

See Section Four of the University’s General Prospectus (click on this link) for the rules governing, the admission to Master’s and Doctoral programmes, and the minimum and maximum periods of registration.

Click on the Policies and Documents link on this site to download the Higher Degrees Guide and the General Prospectus.

Master's Degrees

  • For Master’s full-time students, the minimum period of study is one year and the maximum period is four years. For Master’s part-time students, the minimum period is two years and the maximum is five years.
  • For a Master of Medicine, only full-time study is permissible. For more details on period of registration for the Master's programme, see the Postgraduate Guide (provide link).

Doctoral Degrees

  • For Doctoral full-time students, the minimum period of registration is two years and the maximum period is five years.
  • For Doctoral part-time students, the minimum period of registration is three years and the maximum period is seven years.

How to apply for admission into postgraduate programmes

You may apply online or manually if you wish to study towards a postgraduate degree at WSU.

Online Applications

For online applications, please use this link, http://itsapp.cle.intra.wsu.ac.za:7771/pls/prodi03/gen.gw1pkg.gw1view

Manual Applications

  • Applications for admission must be made on the prescribed form.
  • The application form must be completed in detail and signed by the prospective student and his/her parent or guardian.
  • The completed form must be sent to the Office of the Registrar at Walter Sisulu University on or before 30 September for the Faculty of Health Sciences and 31 October for other faculties to be enrolled in the following year.
  • Application forms can also be obtained by writing to the Registrar or from the website, wsu.ac.za.

A late application fee will be charged for applications received after the closing date.

  • Application forms can also be obtained by writing to the Registrar or from the website, wsu.ac.za.

A late application fee will be charged for applications received after the closing date.