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Graduate School

The Howard University Graduate School was established in 1934. 

The school is the nation's largest on-campus producer of African American doctoral recipients among a diverse population of students. Its faculty members are multicultural and renowned globally in their disciplines and specializations. Today, the school offers 33 graduate programs, with 26 Ph.D., 28 master's degree, and nine MD/Ph.D. degree programs in the arts and humanities, biological and life sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and social sciences.


Giving Opportunities

Fundraising priorities:

  • Student Scholarships
  • Preparing Future Faculty Program
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Certificate Programs


Special Programs

Special programs include the Preparing Future Faculty Program that prepares doctoral students to replenish the disproportionately low numbers of African Americans entering the professoriate; and the NSF-funded Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate whose goal is to increase underrepresented minority Ph.D. enrollment, preparation and graduation of students for faculty careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.



Howard University Graduate School gained membership in the renowned Bio Careers in 2012. Bio Careers is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs. With a jobs board hosting more than 1,500 listings for life scientists, students can apply for current job openings, post a resume and set up an email job agent.

Division of Development & Alumni Relations
Howard University
1851 9th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001