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GRE/GMAT Waiver Qualifications

The University of Houston Graduate School is pleased to offer a GRE/GMAT Waiver program for UH main campus undergraduate students. To qualify, students must have graduated from the University of Houston main campus within the three years preceding the term for which they are applying. Students must also meet the minimum undergraduate GPA listed below for the degree program to which they are applying. This program only waives the submission of GRE or GMAT scores from the application process and does not guarantee admission to any degree program. Students should be aware of application deadlines for each degree program. This program is part of a pilot program and may be discontinued in future terms. 

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Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

Degree Minimum GPA
MS, Industrial Design         3.33  

College of the Arts

Degree Minimum GPA
MFA, Art         3.3  
MA, Art History         3.3
MA, Arts Leadership         3.3  
MM, Music         3.3
MFA, Theatre-Acting         3.3
MFA, Theatre-Design         3.3
MA, Theatre Studies         3.3
MA, Summer MA for Educators         3.3

Bauer College of Business

Degree Minimum GPA
MS, Accountancy         3.5  
MS, Global Energy Management         3.6  
MS, Management Information Systems         3.6  
MS, Marketing           3.6

College of Education

Degree Minimum GPA
MEd, Administration and Supervision         3.3  
MEd, Counseling                  3.3  
MEd, Curriculum & Instruction         3.3  
MEd, Health Education          3.3  
MEd, Special Populations         3.3  
EdD, Professional Leadership         3.3  

Cullen College of Engineering

Degree Minimum GPA
MS, Aerospace Engineering         3.4  
MSBE, Biomedical Engineering         3.4  
MSChem/MChE, Chemical Engineering         3.4  
MSCE, Civil Engineering         3.4
MS, Computer & Systems Engineering         3.4  
MSEE, Electrical Engineering         3.4  
MS, Environmental Engineering         3.4  
MS, Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences         3.4  
MSIE/MIE, Industrial Engineering          3.4  
MSME, Industrial Engineering          3.4  
MS, Materials Science and Engineering         3.4  
MS, Mechanical Engineering         3.4  
MSPerE/MPetE, Petroleum Engineering         3.4  
MS, Space Architecture         3.4  
MS, Subsea Engineering         3.4  

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Mangagement

Degree Minimum GPA
MS, Hospitality Management         3.5  

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Minimum GPA
MA, Anthropology         3.4  
MA, Applied Economics          3.4  
MAT, Athletic Training         3.4  
MA, English-British & American Literature         3.4  
MA, Health Communication         3.4  
MA, Mass Communication Studies         3.4 
MA, Political Science          3.4  
MA, Public Relations Studies         3.4  
MA, Sociology          3.4  
MA, Spanish         3.4  
MA, Sports & Fitness Administration         3.4  
MA, World Cultures & Literature         3.4  

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Degree Minimum GPA
MS, Applied Mathematics         3.4
MS, Chemistry         3.4 
MS, Computer Science         3.4 
MS/MA, Mathematics         3.4 
MS, Physics         3.4 

Graduate College of Social Work

Degree Minimum GPA
MSW, Social Work         3.3  

College of Technology

Degree Minimum GPA
MS, Construction Management         3.3 
MS, Engineering Technology         3.3 
MS, Foresight         3.3 
MS, Global Retailing         3.3 
MS, Human Resource Development         3.3 
MS, Information System Security          3.3 
MS, Supply Chain and Logistics Technology         3.3 
MS, Technology Project Management         3.3