University for Development Studies Graduate School

University for Development Studies Graduate School

The current Dean of the School is Dr. Herbert K. Dei. He holds B.Sc., Dip.Ed. (Cape Coast), M.Sc.(Kumasi), Ph.D.(Newport). The Graduate School is responsible for coordination of Graduate Studies in the University and functions under the auspices of a Board of Graduate Studies. The School is headed by a Dean who is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Executive Committee.

The School started first as a Postgraduate Centre in 2004 and was initially located at the Navrongo Campus of the University for Development Studies. It had only one programme running at the time of its inception, that is, MPhil. Development Studies, until in 2008 when additional programmes were introduced as shown below (see graduate programmes).

It was relocated to the old Central Administration Block, Tamale in March 2009 after it obtained the status of a School.

Graduate School Publications

  • Abstracts of Postgraduate Students (2008 – 2011)
  • First Graduate Conference – Book of Abstracts
  • 2012 Graduate School Handbook
  • 2017 Graduate School Handbook

Staff of the Graduate School


Dr. Herbert K. Dei

B.Sc., Dip.Ed. (Cape Coast), M.Sc.(Kumasi), Ph.D.(Newport). 

Assistant Registrar/Faculty Officer

Ansoglenang Gilbert,

B.A (UDS), M.Phil. (Norway)

Administrative Assistant

Dorothy Yakubu,
HND (Tamale)

Principal Admin. Assistant

Moses A. Asekabta,
HND (Tamale)

Accounting Officer

Jemila Diidudong,
Dip. Comm. (UCC)

Senior Library Assistant

Anafo Sylvester,
Dip. Library Studies (Legon)

ICT Technician

Peter Fumjegeba


Nawuriyare K. Blanda,


Contact UDS Graduate School by email: or Call +233 (0) 3720-98601