Graduate Director's Message

Dear Prospective Applicant,

I would like to welcome you to the Department of Biology Graduate Program. Howard University continues to serve as the pinnacle program in the training and development of innovative leaders entering into research enterprise. We continue to look for highly motivated and ambitious students who can continue the rich tradition of investigation and exploration of the diverse disciplines within biological sciences.

The Department of Biology has diverse, numerous disciplines of research and training activities that span from genetic and molecular studies, through cell and physiological investigations, and finally up through evolutionary, ecological and environmental exploration and discoveries. The faculty makeup is just as diverse, with researchers investigating developmental and genetic programming events, population genetics and biostatistics, host-microbe interactions and microbial ecologies, immunological and nervous systems, molecular plant biology, ecology and bioremediation, and also invertebrate aquatic system and evolutionary biology.

Please use the website to explore the multi- and interdisciplinary program, where you will find detailed information about admissions and the interview process, program structure, course curriculum, and pathway to the PhD, funding, faculty research and infrastructure, and even our student directory and alumni center.

Science continues to remain at the forefront of information, technology, and engineering; the Department of Biology continues this tradition by intertwining the rich multidisciplinary approaches to provide a well-rounded, but specialized research training to ensure successful, competitive careers in research enterprise.

Director, Anna Allen (, Howard University Department of Biology Graduate Program