Jul 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]


General Academic Regulations and Requirements

The regulations and degree requirements outlined here have been approved by the Graduate and Professional Studies Committee (GPSC) of the Faculty Senate, and/or its predecessor organizations.  Due to the very nature of graduate and professional education, students admitted to graduate and professional studies at the University of Houston should expect the coursework to be at a more advanced level.  In addition, students are expected to display a greater level of maturity and self-learning skills.

Since each individual college within the University of Houston establishes and monitors its own graduate programs, these university regulations are established as minimal standards for graduate studies at UH.  Each individual college or graduate and professional program may have entrance requirements and degree requirements that exceed these established by the university. Each prospective graduate student must contact the individual college or department for information concerning its graduate or professional requirements.

Summary of University Regulations and Requirements  

Admission and Registration

General Admission Policy  | Competitive Fellowship Factors  | Certification of International Degrees as Bachelor Equivalent  | Determining Residency for Tuition Purposes  | Enrollment (Registration) Auditing Courses  | Dropping Courses  | Withdrawal  

Academic Policies and Procedures
Planning the Graduate Program

Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary Degree Option  | Application for Candidacy  | Continuous Enrollment  | Continuous Registration and Credit for Thesis/Dissertation  | Course Load Policy  |  Dual-Degrees, Double Majors, and Minors in Graduate and Professional Programs  | Foreign Language Requirement  | Leaves of Absence  | Preparation of Thesis or Dissertation  | Residency Requirement  | Study Beyond a Master’s Degree  | Termination of Enrollment in a Graduate Program  | Time Limitations on Completion of Degree Requirements  | Transfer Credit  | 99-Hour Doctoral Cap  

Graduate Student Assistantships