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Welcome to the Graduate School

Graduate students from across the country and globe choose Howard University, a leading research-intensive and historically Black private university, for its reputation for academic excellence, its research preeminence, its global diversity, and its distinct location in the global capital of the world, Washington, D.C. The Howard University Graduate School commits itself to producing leaders for America and the global community. Students like you, across over 40 Howard doctoral, master’s, certificate, and MD/Ph.D. degrees and over 100 specializations, turn their graduate education and research passions into a relentless pursuit of ideas to solve some of the globe’s toughest challenges. Our institutional motto, Veritas et Utilitas (Truth and Service), is woven throughout our research enterprise. Our faculty and graduate students are driven by a deep-rooted sense of purpose and desire to make an impact in the world.

World-Class Faculty

Howard Professors

You'll work closely with faculty who are committed to innovative teaching at every level, inspired by your ideas, and invested in your personal development and professional success. Howard faculty bring years of experience into the classroom as leading practitioners, industry experts, policymakers, foreign diplomats, public health officials, economists, and research scientists. Their access to global research networks and connections also means you'll have access to a strong network of research mentors. They are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and more. Our faculty have included some 40 National Science Foundation CAREER award recipients; winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring; MacArthur and Robert Wood Johnson Fellows, and over 70 Fulbright scholars.



# 1

On-campus producer of African American doctoral recipients 

Survey of Earned Doctorates


# 30

Most Innovative Schools

U.S. News and World Report


# 1

Producer of African American students entering medical schools in the U.S.

Association of American Medical Colleges

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