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Graduate & Professional Studies Committee

The Graduate and Professional Studies Committee (GPSC) is the shared governance committee responsible for advising the Faculty Senate and University Administration 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, editing the Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog, approving new  degree and certificate programs, and approving new courses, course changes and/or deletions for submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Specifically, the GPSC will address matters relating to:

A. The admission and selection of graduate and professional students as well as other policies affecting graduate and professional students;
B. Review of new degree program proposals, program changes, and on-going programs;
C. Review of and recommendations for graduate and professional policies and procedures.

To contact the GPSC, send an email to

2016-17 GPSC Leadership

GPSC chairperson: Dr. Dietmar Froehlich, Architecture & Design
GPSC vice chair: Dr. Timothy Cooper, NSM

Subcommittee Chairs
Graduate Policies: Assoc. Dean Anne Delcour, NSM
Graduate Admissions: Assoc. Dean Laura Frishman, Optometry
Graduate Student Affairs: Assoc. Dean Catherine Patterson, CLASS
Academic Program Evaluation: Dr. Jason Porter, Optometry

Meeting Calendar 2016-17:

September 6, 2016
October 4, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 6, 2016
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017

2015-16 General Meeting Information

Subcommittee Profiles