Academic Regulations

Table of Contents

I. Admission to the Graduate School

Minimum qualifications, requirements, and categories for admission.

Read Article I

II. Registration and Enrollment

Permanent records, student load, and leave of absence.

Read Article II

III. Grades and Course Credit

Letter grades, change of grade, approval and transfer credit.

Read Article III

IV. Other Requirements for the Degree

English competency, expository writing, and research.

Read Article IV

V. General Requirements for the Master's Degree

Candidacy, course requirements, and academic status.

Read Article V

VI. General Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admission and course requirements, academic status, and program of study.

Read Article VI

VII. General Requirements for Certificate Programs

Residency, credit and course requirements.

Read Article VII

VIII. Appeal of Academic Decisions

The informal and formal process.

Read Article VIII

IX. Financial Aid

Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Tuition + Stipend Award (Academic Year)

Read Article IX

X. Graduate Professional Development

Development Plan, Graduate Student Success Series

Read Article X

XI. Commencement

Diploma, Name on Diploma, Translating the Diploma

Read Article XI

XII. Howard University Credit Hour Assignment Policy

The Credit Hour Assignment Policy

Read Article XII

XIII. Academic Code of Student Conduct

Academic Cheating, Plagiarism, Copy Infringement

Read Article XIII

XIV. Administration of the Code

Procedure, Penalties

Read Article XIV

XV. Title IX

Prohibited Conduct, Consent, Incapacitation, Reporting Options

Read Article XV