Howard University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.76 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 79 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 8,966 (5,899 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 16% part-time, 84% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $32,884
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I am thoroughly satisfied with the on-hand experience that I gained while pursuing the Master of Fine Arts Degree at Howard University. The professors provide real world experience and projects from their careers and prepare students with training necessary for the vast potential of career options. The full scope of projects are explored from the research phase, collaboration, design, print & finishing at the presentation phase. I've seen many students graduate from other institutions with only knowledge or expertise in a few of these fields, whereas here you gain the experience in all areas. You will start a position ahead of the curve or start your own business with full confidence. You will also be provided with the resources needed while being held accountable to the level needed to prove your mastery in the field.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

My college was a great collection of creative and smart students. It's location in Washington, DC provided numerous opportunities to connect study to its practical application to work in the form of internships and externships. The school provided a robust and active student activities office.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a current graduate student at Howard University and overall, I am satisfied with Howard University overall. The curriculum is pretty intense, but I do feel that I learn a lot and will be prepared for my career upon graduation. Professors give great instruction and truly want to help students to make sure they succeed academically. Although I enjoy attending Howard overall, there could definitely be better communication between students and faculty when it comes to financial aid and issues with enrollment and grades. Howard is an old school based on tradition, but I feel that there could be some changes and upgrades made to the school, especially facilities and buildings on campus to make for a better overall experience for students and their parents.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Executive MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

The Executive MBA program at Howard University is an excellent program that will propel your career. The curriculum will ensure that you are prepared and will standout in the competitive world of being an executive. They also offer career coaching that is top notch.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in earning their MBA. They really focus on developing well rounded students. While in the program students are exposed to a large network of high ranking executives who provide industry and organizational insights. They really faculty and staff really work hard to make sure you have a great experience. Not to mention,going to school at Howard University is amazing. The positive energy and culture of the campus and Washington, DC area is one of a kind.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020

The school is fantastic but there is not much financial support.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Howard University's School of Education is great! I am in the Curriculum and Instruction program; since it is a small department, professors are always there when you need them. The classes are flexible with a mix of online and face-to-face classes. I appreciate this because I work full-time and also volunteer at a local high school. It allows me to continued doing both while earning my degree.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently pursuing my Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree at Howard University. Before coming to this program I had no expectations or previous judgments about the program. I have been in the program for almost 2 years now and can honestly say that I believe I am receiving a quality education that will pay for itself in the long run. However, the cost of living in the D.C. area is quite expensive along with the private tuition cost of the school. The amount of loan debt is quite substantial as well. This is a program that one must enter with the mindset of this career being a lifelong passion and not something fleeting to obtain as another accolade. The program is very strenuous however, you recieve just as much if not more from the amount of work that you put into the program.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The major cons in regards to the university and this program is you constantly have to advocate for yourself and stand up when teachers and/or advisors are not being helpful: whether it is being understanding in regards to work of campus, finding alternative study material, and advice on a career in your degree.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Administration has to improve. Technology must be more integrated. Supporting staff at library and other supportive services must seek to serve students first and provide superior customer service.
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