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

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0.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The neighborhood is not safe and the resources are limited. Not much diversity is seen at Howard. I do feel that I am a minority at school. The cost of living in Washington DC is very high and limited financial aid is offered for medical students. I really need some help with financial aid, so that I can buy books and notebooks.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Other dental students and being accepted over thousands of applications Cons: unsafe area and crazy amount of school work
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very honored to be a Howard University student. The pros of my graduate program include great faculty support as well as various research opportunities.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Aside from the fees that coincide with an education from this program, the only real downfall about the program is that students who want to start in the spring have to start as part-time students. Afterwards, however, the student can switch over to full-time. This is a really great school. The curriculum is inclusive of all people and the students learn how to work with anybody who comes their way.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I have had a great experience at Howard University. The pros outweigh the cons.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

It's really hard to move to a place with a higher cost of living to further your education. There are not many options to assist with covering this cost. However, the school environment is very friendly and covers the point of putting education first in a secure environment. Although the school has many changes to make in upgrading its programs, overall, you will attain the education you seek.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Administration has its flaws, but there is no law school network superior to that of HUSL.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I think the professors are great and take time to get to know you as a person. The negative is the administration is slow and un caring.
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: There is a cohesive student network that exist within my department. Everybody knows one another by name. We help one another through the trials and tribulations of grad lift. In addition, we are very involved in assimilating new students into the program, so they do not become lost in the ebbs and flows of the Howard experience Cons: It is very difficult to get assistance from faculty to help mitigate the experience of the program. Financial Aid office is horrendous! Most of the representatives are rude and uncooperative. They lose paperwork. And my financial aid never distributed correctly. In Howard, you have to be prepared to do everything on your own. There isn't much support. If you are not on top of things, it is very likely that your college experience will be much more difficult than it will be initially.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, the program is filled with good professors who are willing to help and guide you, however, the program is beginning to lack stability seeing as though many professors are retiring and the department is still has filled positions for next semester. The school in general caters to it Ph.D students in terms of funding. As a Masters student with a 4.0 GPA, I have had the hardest time trying to get some sort of financial assistance from the school/department.
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