The University promotes academic excellence through a highly selective admission process. Students who are admitted show strong personal motivation along with backgrounds of consistent academic growth and achievement. 

With nearly 6994 graduate schools and accredited graduate degree programs in the United States, your critical first step in the admission process is to identify the best school. With more than 30 disciplines and 100 specializations, Howard University’s graduate programs prepares graduates to seek truth and provide service to communities around the world. 

Our 2020-21 graduate applications may be accessed via the links below starting in September.


General Admission Requirements 

The general application requirements for each category of students are different.For additional information on our Graduate School programs, please see the highlighted link. We also highly encourage you to view our Graduate School Application Deadlines for information on each program's deadlines. Also, please consult the respective school/college/division for any admission instructions specific to each program. Returning students are encouraged to submit an application for readmission via BisonWeb at least 30 days prior to the start of the entry semester. Please consult with your program for specific requirements. 

You may also lookup your specific program via our Fields of Study. The Graduate Admission Application is not applicable for:

  • Undergraduate Applicants,

  • Undergraduate Former Students Returning,

  • Exchange (Domestic or International)

  • Continuing Education students.