Graduate Programs Overview

Howard University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $34,224 in average for all students.

It offers one hundred forty-nine graduate programs: 69 Master's, 43 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelor's, 33 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 313 students have been conferred Master's degree and 504 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameHoward University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC
Graduate School Students2,896 students
29 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$34,224
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 149 Graduate Programs
69 Master's, 33 Doctorate, 37 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Howard University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $34,224 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,700.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$32,248
Fees$1,976
Cost per Credit$1,700
Books & Supplies$1,900
Room & Board$15,650 (On-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,260 (On-Campus)
On-Campus Total$55,034
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$32,798$32,884$32,884$33,249$34,224

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Howard University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 149 major areas - 68 Master's (1 online programs), 42 Doctorate (1 online programs), 3 Post-Bachelor', 32 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total313504-20
Men100205-8
Women213299-12
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Legal Studies
Psychology
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Legal Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,139 students enrolled in Howard University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,896 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,064 male and 1,832 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,509 full-time and 387 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 29 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 175 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,896
Men Students1,064
Women Students1,832
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,896
Full-time Students2,509
Part-time Students387
By race/ethnicity 160 White, 2,158 Black, and 210 Asian students are attending at Howard University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,896
American Indian /
Native American
10
Asian210
Black2,158
Hispanic64
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
6
White160
60 students are younger than 22 and 303 students are older than 65. The school has 1,886 students aged between 22 and 30 and 646 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,896
21 & Under60
22-24741
25-291,145
30-34446
35-39200
40 & Over303
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Howard University, 29 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 175 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,896
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses29
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses175
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,692
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses29
District of Columbia Resident2
Other State In U.S.27
Outside of U.S.0



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