Howard University Graduate School
Where Research and Learning Make World of Difference
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

General Admission Requirements

  • On-line application and signature page or
  • Downloadable paper application (HTML) | (Acrobat). Please refer to the code sheet.
  • The non-refundable $45 application fee (check or money order ONLY)
    (Waivers accepted for FAMU Feeder Program and McNair Scholars)
  • Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the Registrar’s Office from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • GRE Scores (Only official score reports are accepted within 5 years of the test date) GRE scores sent directly from ETS (HU code: 5297)
  • Statement of Academic and Research Interest
  • Autobiographical Sketch (Personal biography)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions in a sealed envelope Word (MUST BE IN SEALED ENVELOPES)

  • McNair Scholars Application- A letter is required. Submit names from the program director, official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Note: The Howard University code is 5297

International Applicants Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed above you must submit the following:

  • Official transcripts, final certificates and/or mark/grade sheets must be sent directly from the college or university to the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, and must show proof of degree(s) earned, courses taken and marks/grades received. Also, ALL transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services ( or AACRAO ( and be forwarded to Graduate Recruitment and Admissions.
  • If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an official translated copy.
  • All documents must bear the same name that appears on the admissions application unless an official document so submitted indicating a change of name.
  • TOEFL Scores (Minimum computer-based score of 213 is required and only official score reports are accepted within 2 years of the test date) TOEFL scores must be sent directly from ETS (HU code: 5297).
  • The TOEFL test is not required if you received a degree in the U.S.
  • Statement of Financial Resources Form  – A completed form that verifies proof of financial support (sufficient funds to cover expenses for one full year - $29,132 in US Dollars only) and supporting financial documentation indicating sources of funds while attending Howard University (such as a certified bank statement dated within three months of registration).
  • Verification of six months history with bank.

For information on how to apply and where to send materials for other graduate and professional programs at Howard University, please click here:

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University Graduate School,
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059


4th and College Streets,  NW,  
Washington DC 20059   
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