Graduate Programs Overview

Howard University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $34,326 in average for all students.

It offers ninety-nine graduate programs: 44 Master's, 38 Doctorate, 2 Post-Bachelor's, 15 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 241 students have been conferred Master's degree and 476 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameHoward University
Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Address2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC
Graduate School Students3,002 students
109 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$34,326
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 99 Graduate Programs
44 Master's, 15 Doctorate, 17 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $34,326 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,837.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,837
Books & Supplies$1,360
Room & Board$14,678 (On-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,260 (On-Campus)
On-Campus Total$53,624
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$32,884$32,884$33,249$34,224$34,326

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Howard University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 99 major areas - 43 Master's (1 online programs), 36 Doctorate (1 online programs), 1 Post-Bachelor', 14 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
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
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 10,859 students enrolled in Howard University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,002 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,023 male and 1,979 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,553 full-time and 449 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 109 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 614 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,023
Women Students1,979
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,553
Part-time Students449
By race/ethnicity 145 White, 2,131 Black, and 163 Asian students are attending at Howard University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races111
41 students are younger than 22 and 334 students are older than 65. The school has 1,932 students aged between 22 and 30 and 693 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under41
40 & Over334
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, 109 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 614 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,002
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses109
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses614
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,279
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses109
District of Columbia Resident9
Other State In U.S.98
Outside of U.S.0

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