- At least a BSc. Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Agriculture or other related disciplines, from recognized universities OR
- Holders of BSc. Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree from a recognized University with relevant post-graduate diploma or research experience as evidenced by at least one published paper in a refereed journal, or at least two published papers in a workshop proceeding, or three years relevant experience will be considered for admission.
- Prospective candidates may be required to appear for interview in order to establish their suitability for the programme.