• Marsha-Kay Hutchinson, Howard University student, studying breast cancer in Dr. Marion Sewer's Pharmacology lab
  • Joy Rosa Jackson, Howard University Student, conducting cardiovascular research in Dr. Kelly Frazer’s genetics lab
  • Present your research at the UC San Diego Summer Research Conference
  • Learn about the UC San Diego graduate school application process from distinguished faculty
  • Attend workshops and lectures about graduate school at UC San Diego
  • Work hard and have fun in beautiful San Diego
  • Meet other HBCU students
  • Improve your scores with a GRE preparation course
  • Make new friends while building trust at the UC San Diego Challenge Course
  • Make new friends from all over the country and world


UC San Diego and Howard University have together developed eligibility criteria for students’ participation in the UC San Diego Howard Partnership for Graduate Success. Each student-participant must:

  • be enrolled and in good standing at HU;
  • seriously interested in pursuing doctoral study;
  • be a sophomore or junior;
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
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