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Message from the Dean

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in attending Howard University Graduate School. We invite you to become part of the Howard University legacy.

Howard University Graduate School commits itself to producing leaders for America and the global community. Excellence, leadership, service, and truth are core values that each of our students exemplify. It is part of Howard University’s aim to forward the development of scholars and professionals who drive change and engage in scholarship that provides solutions to contemporary global problems, particularly ones impacting the African Diaspora.

Graduate School education has been an important part of Howard University’s mission since its founding in 1867—the same year the University offered its first master’s degree. The Graduate School was formally established in 1934 and awarded its first doctorate degree in 1958 in the field of chemistry. Today, Howard University ranks No. 80 in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 list of the nation’s best universities. The Graduate School offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in more than 30 disciplines and 100 specializations. It is also the nation’s largest producer of on-campus African-American doctoral recipients, producing 100 or more doctoral degree recipients annually.

Questing for truth, Howard University graduate students—masters, doctoral, and professional—investigate problems through the pursuit of knowledge. Their research provides solutions to human complexities in a way that demonstrates a deep understanding of natural, cultural, imaginative, social and technological anomalies. Howard University Graduate School research has proven to be a vital part of today’s society domestically and internationally.

Whether you are in the initial stages of considering graduate schools, presently enrolled in a degree program looking to transfer, or wanting to advance your career—Howard University Graduate School would like to help you achieve your next academic or professional milestone.

Dana Williams
Dean, Graduate School
Howard University Graduate School