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Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Program Overview

With a Planning Grant from the National Science foundation (NSF), Howard University, Georgetown University and Morgan State University have joined forces as the Baltimore-Washington Area (BWA) AGEP Alliance. The Alliance proposes to draw on lessons learned from the highly successful Howard University-University of Texas, El Paso (HU-UTEP) Alliance, which has worked since 2003 to increase underrepresented minority Ph.D. enrollment, graduation and preparation of students for faculty careers in the science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our goal is a true reflection of our motto of "Bridging the Gap" of the number of URM in the professoriate.

By joining two leading producers of underrepresented minority (URM) PhDs, and Georgetown University, the nation's most prestigious research institution for students of all background, the BWA-AGEP Alliance is poised to significantly enhance the graduate school experience for URM STEM students. The combined academic strengths of the three schools are of particular advantage since, it not only expands the range of doctoral disciplines, but also add new institutional strengths and novel educational possibilities for underrepresented students in the STEM fields.

Major Goals of BWA-AGEP

  •     Increase the number of URM in STEM fields
  •     Increase the number of URM in STEM Postdoc positions
  •     Increase the number of URM STEM Faculty
  •     Expand the range of doctoral opportunities for URM students
  •     Decrease time-to degree completion of STEM students
  •     Enhance sense of STEM community engagement

AGEP Graduates


Contact Us

Please direct any questions about the program to:

Howard University
Dr. Kamla B. Deonauth
Director of the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate,
Email: kbdeonauth@howard.edu
Phone: 202-806-5936



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