The School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Benin was stablished in October 1981.  The Dean of the School of Postgradute Studies, in conjunction with the Board of the School, exercises overall review and supervision  of postgraduate programmes conducted in all colleges, faculties and institutes of the University. The primary concern of the School of Postgraduate Studies is to foster a clear understanding of its role, establish and streamline procedures, expand opportunities for postgraduate training and research, and encourage the introduction of new programmes as well as revision of old ones.

The aim of the School is to be identified with the highest standards and traditions of postgraduate training, scholarship and research that will lead to major advances and breakthrough in various discplines of learning. Given the quality of training offered, the School has produced high-level human resources who have fitted into academia, industry and government.