Graduate Programs Spring Open House

February 21-28, 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 Virtual Open House from February 21-28, 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.

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):

Tues, Feb. 21 - Tues, Feb. 28, 2023

4:30 - 4:45 PM EST |  Welcome, Brief Overview of HU Graduate School & Academic Programs 
4:45 - 5:30 PM EST | Graduate Student Panel and 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). Upon registration, you'll receive a link in advance to join the Zoom session during the indicated time. If your program of interest is not represented below, please email us at, and we'll connect you!  Open House attendees will receive a digital workbook providing helpful tips and resources designed to help them develop a competitive graduate school application.

Tuesday, February 21, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Social Sciences and Humanities Open House

Programs featured: Economics (MA, Ph.D.) | International Studies (Graduate Certificate) | Political Science (MA, Ph.D.) | Women’s Studies (Graduate Certificate) 

Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Mathematics, Data Science, and Computer Science Open House

Programs featured:  Applied Data Science & Analytics (MS) | Computer Science (MCS, Ph.D.) | Cybersecurity/ Computer Security (Graduate Certificate) | Mathematics (Ph.D.) 

Thursday, February 23, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Engineering, Physical, and Environmental Sciences Open House I

Programs featured: Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) | Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) | Physics (Ph.D.) 

Friday, February 24, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST |  Biomedical, Neuroscience, and Health Sciences Open House

Programs featured:  Public Health (MPH) | Nutritional Sciences (MS, Ph.D.) | Medical Physics (MS) | Biochemistry (Ph.D.) | Biology (Ph.D.) | Pharmacology (Ph.D.) ​| Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ph.D.)Physiology (Ph.D.) 

Monday, February 27, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Engineering, Physical, and Environmental Sciences Open House II

Programs featured: Atmospheric Sciences (MS, Ph.D.) | Chemical Engineering (MS) | Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM -  12:45 PM EST | Navigating the Graduate School Application

General Information and Workshop Session 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST About Howard University Graduate School/ Washington, D.C.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST  Putting Together a Competitive Graduate School Application 

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST  Graduate Student and Research Panel and Q& A