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The Graduate School

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Cosmas U. Nwokeafor,
PhD, Dean

Welcome to the Graduate School at Bowie State University and congratulations on taking the first step toward the attainment of that educational goal which will ultimately fulfill your professional aspirations. We have a long, proud history of providing quality graduate programs for working professionals as well as traditional and non-traditional graduate students; and we meet the needs of educators, business people, researchers, and scientists.

The Graduate School provides qualified students with an opportunity to pursue advanced study leading to the Master of Education degree, the Master of Arts degree, the Master of Business Administration degree, the Master of Public Administration degree, the Master of Science degree, the Master of Science in Nursing degree, the Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree and the Doctor of Applied Science (D.A.S.) degree in Computer Science.

Bowie State University has four academic colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies. Within these four schools, we offer 19 master degree programs, 14 specialty certificates and two doctoral programs. We offer specialty certificates, master, and doctoral degrees in the following:

Master's Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education

College of Business

College of Professional Studies

Doctoral Programs

Certificate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Certificates of Advanced Study

This website is designed to provide a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of all of the graduate offerings. It contains all of the program and office links, contact information, and application forms necessary to successfully begin your journey.

Please take the time to peruse everything, then feel free to call us when you have a question at 301-860-3406.  For prospective students with questions regarding admission and program requirements, please call (301)-860-3415 or e-mail We hope to welcome you as a new graduate student in the very near future!

Cosmas U. Nwokeafor, PhD