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Howard University School of Education Announces Inaugural Degree Completion Program in Human Development

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WASHINGTON – The Howard University School of Education is excited to welcome prospective applicants to its inaugural degree completion program for a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. 

The 100% online program provides flexibility and the benefits of distance learning for prospective students who have completed between 60 and 72 approved credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 and have not earned college or university credit for a minimum of one year. Classes will begin in fall 2024. 

Human development majors learn interdisciplinary approaches to studying and promoting human development from conception and birth through childhood, adulthood, aging, and death. Faculty members are committed to ensuring students are culturally responsive to social justice issues by teaching them to examine how people and communities can be empowered in diverse and marginalized settings. 

“We are deeply excited to offer a pathway for those who have dreamt of completing a college degree. HBCUs have a strong legacy as beacons of hope providing unparalleled access to higher education, regardless of background and hence empowering generations to reach their fullest potential,” said Dawn Williams, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University School of Education. “Degree completion programs not only open doors to new professional opportunities, but also serve as a testament to the resilience and determination of those who pursue them.” 

Applications for this program open on Monday, March 18, and close on Thursday, May 30. For students interested in scholarship consideration, the application deadline will be Wednesday, May 1. Howard University will host virtual information sessions about the program on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout April. 

The Howard University School of Education is ranked among the top 75 graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report, highlighting the university's commitment to maintaining the highest standard of academic excellence. 

“It is an exciting time for innovation in digital and online learning. This area continues to be one of the fastest-growing higher education sectors, and I am excited that Howard University is responding to this growing demand,” said Morris Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Digital and Online Learning. “When specifically considering students who started their degrees but needed to ‘stop out’ and are now ready to return, our degree completion program provides access to those that are not able to complete a traditional in-person program at Howard University. We are ultimately expanding opportunities and our reach.” 

To learn more about the B.S. Human Development Degree Completion Program and apply, visit https://provost.howard.edu/undergraduate-online-degree-completion 


About Howard University  

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprising 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced three Schwarzman Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu