The Graduate and Professional Studies Council (GPSC) is the academic governance committee responsible for advising the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School (hereafter referred to as "the Dean") about the quality and uniform surveillance of graduate and professional programs at the University of Houston. It is also charged with recommending changes in existing policies or suggesting the need for new ones, and approving new courses, course changes and/or deletions for submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Specifically, the Graduate and Professional Studies Council will work with the Dean of the Graduate School in advising the Provost and President on matters relating to:
- The admission and selection of graduate and professional students including international graduate students;
- The development and assessment of graduate and professional programs together with criteria for admission, standards of instruction, and standards for graduation aimed at excellence;
- The review and advice on programs and courses in graduate and professional curricula;
- Other matters identified by the Provost or of interest to the administration, the faculty, and graduate and professional students.