Graduate Programs Fall Virtual Open House

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October 31- November 9, 2023
Free, Virtual Event

Howard University is a historically black research university committed to providing excellent graduate education and preparing students for leadership roles, faculty positions, and impactful careers. Across Howard's graduate degree programs, our students are united in their goal of positively impacting their local and global communities. 

Join the Howard University Graduate School at our upcoming Graduate Programs Fall Virtual Open House from Oct 31- Nov 9, 2023, to explore graduate degree programs across various fields, including the humanities and social sciences, public health, engineering, biomedical sciences, computer and data science, social and behavioral sciences, and more. Attend as many virtual Open House sessions as you’d like to find out which program is the best fit for you.

Why Attend?

Meet virtually with current students from the graduate programs you are exploring and ask them all of your questions to get a glimpse of graduate student life. Have in-depth conversations with academic program directors who will share information about their respective programs, degree requirements, research opportunities, career resources and outcomes, and program support. Learn what makes you stand out as a competitive applicant. 

Virtual Open House Schedule

Each Open House session follows the schedule/times noted below. If you can't make an entire Open House session, register and drop in for a portion of the session (i.e., join the Graduate Student Panel from 4:45 - 5:30 PM or join the Breakout Session with academic directors from 5:30 - 6:30 PM):

Tue, Oct 31- Thu, Nov 9, 2023

4:30 - 5:00 PM EST |  Welcome, Overview of HU Graduate School & Programs 
5:00 - 5:30 PM EST | Current Graduate Student Q&A
5:30 - 6:30 PM EST |  Breakout Sessions with Academic Program Directors

Register for an Open House

Register below for any Open House session of interest (search for your program of interest below). After registration, you'll receive a Zoom link for the event. Open House attendees will receive a digital guide providing helpful tips and resources for creating a competitive application.

Tues, Oct 31, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST | Virtual Open House Kick-Off: Applying for Graduate School Competitive Awards

Howard University Graduate School offers a limited number of University-sponsored, highly competitive assistantships (Bouchet, McNair, and Douglass awards**) to top applicants who apply by the early deadline of December 1, 2023. Learn about the components of a successful application to the University-sponsored competitive assistantships (to include tuition awards and stipends) for doctoral programs in the Graduate School. 

McNair, Douglass, and Bouchet Graduate Assistantships
Early Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023


Howard University Graduate School offers a limited number of University-sponsored highly competitive assistantships (McNair, Douglass, and Bouchet Graduate Assistantship Awards) to top applicants who apply by the early deadline. To be considered for this type of funding, your complete program application and your complete application for the McNair, Douglass, or Bouchet Award must be received by the early deadline of December 1, 2023.

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Wed, Nov 1, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Physical, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Virtual Open House

Programs featured: Atmospheric Sciences (MS, Ph.D.) | Chemistry (MS, Ph.D.) | Physics (Ph.D.) 

Thu, Nov 2, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Health Sciences and Allied Health Professions Virtual Open House

Programs featured:  Medical Physics (MS) | Nutritional Sciences (MS, Ph.D.) | Public Health (MPH) | Speech-Language Pathology (MS) | Communication Sciences and Disorders (Ph.D.)

Fri, Nov 3, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Social and Behavioral Sciences, & Humanities Virtual Open House

Programs featured:  Applied Data Science & Analytics (MS) | Communication, Culture, & Media Studies (Ph.D.)Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) | History (MA, Ph.D.) | Social Work (Ph.D.) | Sociology (MA, Ph.D.)

Mon, Nov 6, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST |  Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Virtual Open House

Programs featured: Applied Data Science & Analytics (MS) | Economics (MA, Ph.D.) | International Studies (Graduate Certificate) | Political Science (MA, Ph.D.) | Social Work (Ph.D.) | Women’s Studies (Graduate Certificate) | College and University Faculty Preparation (Graduate Certificate)

Tue, Nov 7, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Biomedical and Life Sciences, & MD/Ph.D. Virtual Open House

Programs featured: Anatomy (Ph.D.) |  Biology (Ph.D.)Microbiology (Ph.D.) | Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ph.D.)Pharmacology (Ph.D.) | MD/Ph.D.

Wed, Nov 8, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering Virtual Open House

Programs featured: Computer Science (MCS, Ph.D.) | Cybersecurity/ Computer Security (Graduate Certificate) | Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) | Mathematics (Ph.D.) | Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) | Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.)

Thu, Nov 9, 4:45 - 6:30 PM EST | Civil & Environmental Engineering + Biomedical & Chemical Engineering Virtual Open House

Programs featured: Biomedical & Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) | Chemical Engineering (MS) | Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)

Navigating the Grad School Application Process Workshop Series
Mon, Oct 30 - Tues, Dec 6, 2023

These workshop sessions cover a wide range of topics to help prospective graduate students prepare strong and competitive applications. Participants will hear from a series of faculty, administrator, and student panels about the graduate school application process (what admissions committees are looking for, how to write a compelling statement of purpose, securing strong letters of recommendation, interview tips, and more). 

Undergraduate students and recent college graduates interested in pursuing a master’s or Ph.D., but not sure where or how to start, and students who would like support in navigating the graduate school application process.