Howard Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

December 6-16, 2022
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 December 6-16, 2022, to explore graduate degree programs across various fields, including 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 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, Dec 6 - Thurs, Dec 15, 2022

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, December 6, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Humanities and Data Science for Social Impact 

Programs featured: History (MA, Ph.D.) | International Studies (Graduate Certificate) | Applied Data Science & Analytics (MS)

Thursday, December 8, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Engineering, Physical, and Health Sciences 

Programs featured:  Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) | Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) | Chemistry (MS, Ph.D.) | Nutritional Sciences (MS, Ph.D.) | Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ph.D.) | Physics (Ph.D.)Medical Physics (MS) 

Friday, December 9, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Social Sciences and Humanities Open House 

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

Monday, December 12, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST |  Social and Behavioral Sciences Open House

Programs featured: Economics (MA, Ph.D.) | Social Work (Ph.D.) | Applied Data Science & Analytics (MS)

Tuesday, December 13, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST |  Biomedical, Neuroscience, and Health Sciences Open House 

Programs featured: Biology (Ph.D.) | Physiology (Ph.D.) | Pharmacology (Ph.D.) | Public Health (MPH) | Applied Data Science & Analytics (MS)

Thursday, December 15, 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST | Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Science Open House

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

Register for a Workshop Session 

Wednesday, December 7, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST | Applying for Graduate School Competitive Awards 

General Information and Workshop Session 

Monday, December 12, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST | Applying for Graduate School Competitive Awards

General Information and Workshop Session 

Friday, December 16, 5:00 - 6:30 PM EST | Navigating the Graduate School Application

General Information and Workshop Session 

5:00 - 5:15 PM EST  About Howard University Graduate School/ Washington, D.C.

5:15 - 5:30 PM EST  Putting Together a Competitive Graduate School Application 

5:30 - 6:30 PM EST  Graduate Student and Research Panel and Q& A