Howard University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.76 out of 5.0)
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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

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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Howard University has a good graduate program provided that you like the research topic of the professors. The only thing is that sometimes the administration is slow with dispersing funding.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I wish financial aid would cover more for the school. I am having a hard time paying for it tuition and books.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Admittedly, Howard University was my second choice when I was applying to graduate school. My first choice school was closer to home and was my undergraduate alma mater. However, I didn't make the cut and enrolled into Howard instead. It turned out for the best. There is such an earnest and genuine support for students by the faculty. I can tell our professors really care about our success and our research interests. Among students, there is camaraderie and encouragement with a healthy respect for diverse thought and an intolerance for malicious instigation. Career Services offers several resume building and leadership workshops monthly and faculty help to network students during convention. They are especially insistent on finding available funding to support our education. DC has great access to convenient public transportation and is home to a plethora of museums and culturally diverse restaurants in the surrounding area. Parking is a nightmare, however, both on and off campus. I feel safe travelling around campus, though of course one should exercise extra caution in certain areas in the larger neighborhood at night. Housing is a bit more problematic. Good housing in DC at reasonable prices is difficult to come by. On campus housing for grad students, though satisfactory and convenient, is overpriced. Probably Howard's biggest weakness is its outdated technology and administrative disorganization. Though I do not believe this compromises the quality of my education, it could make dissemination of some information easier. Administrative staff are friendly and patient, so in spite of the difficulties I have had with a few of their offices, they will work until the problem is resolved. Overall, I feel things have worked out in my favor. It is only my first year, but I'm confident in my education at Howard University.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Howard University School of Law offers a great and affordable program for those who are serious about a legal career. Of course with schools like Howard, there are bound to be administrative issues i.e. financial aid taking or lack of up-to-date technology. I feel that the education you receive at Howard make up for its shortcomings. Although it is extremely competitive, which all law schools are, Howard has an amazing network and the professors are more than supportive.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The best thing about my graduate program is that I get to study what and who I love. I get to examine and learn about the African Diaspora. The worst thing is that it's hard communting all around this extremely expensive area and going to a private school is even more costly.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my program is the diversity of classmates and staff in the school. Another pro is the helpfulness from the second year students that are in the program. Also one last pro is the constant challenge to the students to think outside the box.The cons for this program is the work loads for the first semester grad students. Another con is the lack of knowledge and structure from certain teachers in the program.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

I have an amazing and supportive department and cannot wish for anything more from them, but the frustration comes with dealing with administration. Always be patient with them and they tend to be helpful. It doesn't mean you won't get the run-around, but at least you'll get help and EVENTUALLY get the issue(a) resolved.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro: Howard University has one of only two programs in the District of Columbia that offers a concentration in power systems within the electrical engineering program of study. This was and is a deciding factor amongst those who are looking to perform research in this area and even more amazing when you consider the number of schools in the area. Con: Despite its top ranking amongst the nation's colleges, Howard's graduate program suffers from a lack of enrollment. As an undergraduate, I recall only two graduate students within the electrical engineering program. As a graduate, the numbers have not improved much. This has a Domino effect throughout the program which leads to limited courses due to lack of interest and lack of students to be interested.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Strong program with large alumni base and solid reputation.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The religious studies program at Howard University definitely has more pros then cons. To begin, the faculty within the school of Divinity are extremely, professional, educated, and scholarly. It feels great to have Ivy league professors teaching me for only half of the price. The quality of the education is absolutely the best aspect about my graduate program. The cons would definitely deal with financial aid and scholarships. The school is very bad with processing aid correctly and on time, and my program does not offer many scholarships for students that excel academically like myself.
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