The Graduate School started in 2004 as a Research and Postgraduate Centre from the Navrongo Campus of the University. It had only one programme running at the time of its inception, i.e. Master of Philosophy in Development Studies (Sandwich), until 2008 when more programmes were added. In 2009, the name was changed to the Graduate School and relocated to Tamale.
Prof. David Millar was appointed as the first Dean of the School in 2004. He was succeeded by Prof. Israel Dzomeku who handed over to Prof Herbert Dei whose tenure ended in 2018. The current Dean of the School is Prof. Elias N. K. Sowley.
The Graduate School is the main coordinating unit of graduate programmes run by Faculties and Schools in the University and is currently located at the Old Central Administration of the University in Choggu a suburb of Tamale. The graduate programmes are run either on sandwich or full-time basis or both at the following levels:
- Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
- Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Education (MEd)
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Commerce (MCom)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
For a full list of programmes run by the Graduate School and how to apply, click Graduate Admissions
Members of the Board
The Membership of the School’s Board is constituted to cater for the needs of all the constituents in the University as stated in the Statutes. The current Membership of the Board of Graduate School is as follows: