Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary Degrees

The Honorary Degree is conferred on a selective basis, and by recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, to distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for demonstrated achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the mission of Howard University.  It is the University’s highest honor.

Current Terms:

  • D. Arch. Doctor of Architecture
  • D.Div. Doctor of Divinity
  • D.Ed. Doctor of Education
  • D.H. Doctor of Humanities
  • D.H.L. Doctor of Humane Letters
  • D. Litt. Doctor of Letters
  • D.Mus. Doctor of Music
  • D.Sc. Doctor of Science
  • LL.D. Doctor of Laws

Legacy Terms:

  • B.D. Bachelor of Divinity
  • LL.B. Bachelor of Laws
  • N. CERT. Normal School Certificate
  • PR. CERT. Preparatory Department Certificate
  • TH. CERT. Theology Certificate
  • TH. DIP. Theology Diploma

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Honorary Degree Recipients

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