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Howard University

Department of History

Washington, DC

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Overview

Howard University / Department of History is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) African history
Master of Arts (MA) African diaspora
Master of Arts (MA) Latin America and the Caribbean
Master of Arts (MA) Public history
Master of Arts (MA) United States history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) African history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) African diaspora
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Latin America and the Caribbean
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) United States history

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
25
Accepted
12
Enrolled
63%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 5th Not reported No
Winter deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15

Student Body

59
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.69%
Black or African American 83.05%
White or Caucasian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Africa diaspora, U.S. diplomatic relations, Caribbean economic history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20059-0002
United States
Contact Dr. Daryl Michael Scott
Phone: 202-806-6100

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