The Department of Psychology offers courses leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. However, we do not have a terminal master's degree program in clinical psychology. Students are only accepted into the Ph.D. program and earn a master's degree within that program
Students applying to the Department of Psychology must obtain an application for admission from the Graduate School. The application should include a nonrefundable application fee of $45 payable to Howard University only by a certified check or money order. Students are required to submit recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores as a part of their application.
Doctor of Philosophy
Students admitted for postmaster’s study with a master’s degree from another institution or with a master’s completed at Howard more than three years before admission may also be required to make up deficiencies. When the requirements for the master’s degree have been completed, formal application for admission to postmaster’s study may be made.
Psychology at the Graduate School
Clinical Psychology - December 1st
Supplemental Application Summary Form (PDF)
Developmental Psychology - April 1st
Experimental Psychology - April 1st
Neuropsychology - April 1st
Personality Psychology - April 1st
Social Psychology - April 1st
Areas of Concentration
Graduate study in the psychology department offers advanced research and specialization in the following areas:
Experimental/ Cognitive Psychology