Aug 08, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Classification


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Graduate Classification

The University classifies a student as a graduate student when an admission application and the required credentials have been submitted, the student has been approved for admission, and has registered for classes as a graduate student at the University of Houston. All graduate students must go through the formal application process in order to obtain the graduate student classification.

Masters:

In order to be classified as a master’s degree-seeking student at the University of Houston, the student must:

  1. Be officially admitted to a master’s degree program at UH and
  2. Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the equivalent). Students must provide proof of these credentials by submitting official transcript(s) from all prior institutions attended.

Doctoral:

In order to be classified as a doctoral degree-seeking student at the University of Houston, the student
must:

  1. Be officially admitted to a doctoral degree program at UH and
  2. Have completed a master’s degree from an accredited institution, in which the degree is recognized by UH as the equivalent of one year’s work toward the doctoral degree in the student’s proposed discipline (or the equivalent), or
  3. Have earned at least 30 semester credit hours at an accredited institution toward the proposed doctoral degree (or the equivalent). Students must provide proof of the above by submitting official transcript(s) from all prior institutions attended.

Non-Degree Seeking Graduate:

In order to be classified as a non-degree-seeking graduate student at the University of Houston, the student must:

  1. Be officially admitted by a college or department as a non-degree-seeking (NDO) student to take a limited number of graduate classes to further their education.
  2. Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the equivalent). Students must provide proof of these credentials by submitting official transcript(s) from all prior institutions attended.

Post-baccalaureate Status

The post-baccalaureate status is designed for applicants who have earned one or more degrees at an accredited institution and seek another undergraduate degree, wish to enter a non-degree undergraduate program, or wish to further their education by taking undergraduate courses in varying fields of study.

Students who would like more information on post-baccalaureate status should consult the Undergraduate Studies Catalog, and complete the undergraduate application on the online application web site.