Admission to Candidacy
Admissions Criteria and Application Materials
Howard University Online Application accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $123. (Upload unofficial transcript(s), letters of recommendation, and employee verification. Mail official transcript(s), letters, and employment verification to the Office of Graduate Programs – see mailing address below.)
One (1) official transcript from each undergraduate institution attended. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) results should be forwarded from the Graduate Management Council and GRE scores should be forwarded from Educational Testing Services. Code Standardized Test Scores: 5297
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results for international students for whom English is not their native language should be forwarded from the Educational Testing Service. (A minimum score of 550 on the written exam and 213 on the computer-based exam is required for admission.)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted for international students. (A minimum score of 6.0-6.5 on the exam is required for admission.)
Personal Statement. Applicants should provide a Personal Statement that describes the uniqueness of his/her character, abilities, issues of diversity, academic history, community service activities, and professional experience. Additionally, the Statement should discuss the applicant’s interest in the Howard University MBA program (HU MBA) and how completing the HU MBA will facilitate realizing his/her dreams and aspirations.
Two (2) "Letters of Recommendation" that address a candidate’s intellectual and personal capabilities. Topics should cover personal integrity; ability to work with others; leadership qualities; oral and written communication skills; and community involvement. Letters should be completed by a supervisor, a member of academia, and someone who can attest to these capabilities. All letters must be on letterhead, signed, and placed in individually sealed envelopes, and the signature of the recommender on the seal.
Current Resume. (A minimum of two years of relevant work experience after completion of the undergraduate degree is required.) Documentation from employer(s) indicating two years of full-time relevant work experience.
- Students may transfer a maximum of six graduate semester hours from other Schools of Business that are accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education.
- Students are expected to complete the MBA degree within six years from the date of their initial enrollment in the program.
- Students who have not completed the MBA within the time limit will be dropped from the MBA program. If that student wishes to complete the MBA, s/he would need to reapply and be readmitted to the MBA program.
Caution to Prospective Students
The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."
All credentials must be sent to:
Howard University Graduate School
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059