Master's Degree Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Current Section  Eligibility
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Who May Apply: The authorizing statute specifies that the following institutions are eligible to apply for and receive HBCU Master's Program grants:

  1. Albany State University
  2. Alcorn State University
  3. Claflin University
  4. Coppin State University
  5. Elizabeth City State University
  6. Fayetteville State University
  7. Fisk University
  8. Fort Valley State University
  9. Grambling State University
  10. Kentucky State University
  11. Mississippi Valley State University
  12. Savannah State University
  13. South Carolina State University
  14. University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
  15. Virginia State University
  16. West Virginia State University
  17. Wilberforce University
  18. Winston-Salem State University

Qualified Graduate Program

The HEOA provides that a “qualified master's degree program” is a master's degree program in mathematics, engineering, the physical or natural sciences, computer science, information technology, nursing, allied health, or other scientific disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented. The master's degree program must have students enrolled at the time of application for a grant under this section.

Enrollment Exception

An institution may use an amount equal to not more than ten percent of the institution's grant under this section for the development of a new qualified master's degree program.

Institutional Choice

The president or chancellor of the institution may decide which graduate school or qualified masters degree program will receive funds under the grant in any one fiscal year, if the allocation of funds among the schools or programs is delineated in the application for funds submitted to the Secretary under this section.

One Grant Per Institution

The Secretary shall not award more than one grant under this section in any fiscal year to any institution of higher education.

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Last Modified: 02/18/2011