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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.)



The CAGS program is designed for professionals that are seeking administrative credentials. The program scheme is a hybrid of masters and doctoral courses. Students must complete thirty semester hours of graduate credit beyond the master's degree to earn the CAGS. Since the program does not lead to a terminal degree, it does not qualify for federal financial aid.

Area  (Credit Hours)

Core Courses  (9 credits)

Specialization Courses   (15 credits)

Electives  (6 credits)

Total  (30 credits)

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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