FAQs

The Application Process

Should I send my graduate application to the graduate school of my choice, or to the Office of Admissions?
Applications for admission to the graduate program are to be completed online via www.ApplyTexas.org.  Please be advised that some departments and/or programs may require a separate application or supplemental information. Please check with your department for program requirements.
 

I am an applicant to the graduate programs in Bauer College of Business and College of Technology. What is the proces for completion of my application to these programs? Please consult with the specific program for more information and instructions.

Are there deadlines for applying to the University of Houston?
Application deadlines vary from year to year, and some colleges and departments have different deadlines too. You can check this year's deadlines here.
How long will it take to get an admission decision?
The processing times for graduate applicants to receive an admissions decision varies by the college of their major. Graduate applicants should contact the college of their major for processing times.
I am a former graduate student of the University of Houston. Do I need to re-apply for admission?
No, former UH graduate students are not required to re-apply for admission, as long as they are not applying to a different graduate program. Other conditions may apply. Please consult with the academic department of the graduate degree program for more information and specific requirements. If you have completed course work elsewhere since leaving the university, please inform your academic advisor.

Former UH undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students who were not part of a graduate program at any time must submit a new application to the graduate program of their interest. An application is required for each program, if applying to more than one program.
Should I send my graduate recommendation letters directly to the department of my interest or to the Office of Admissions?
If you have provided us the email address for your recommenders on your Apply Texas application then your recommenders will recieve an email with a link to fill out the letter of recommendation online. If you didn't provide us this information please contact your program advisor so that they can update this information for you.  If only hard copy documentation exists, this information needs to be sent to the specific program for updating the student’s “To-Do” Checklist.
How do I prepare for graduate school?
Successful preparation for graduate school involves a lot of thought, some research, and careful planning of your undergraduate course of study; for example, you'll want to take as many writing courses as possible, because good writing skills are essential for all graduate programs. For more about how to prepare for graduate school, see our Graduate School Planning Guide.
How can I find out the status of my application?
For most graduate programs, you can monitor the status of your application by logging on to myUH. You will also receive regular updates by mail.
I am applying to the MBA program, and the admission requirements say I have to take the GMAT. What is the GMAT?
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a standardized assessment exam that examines basic verbal, mathematics, and analytical writing skills developed over a long period of time in your education or employment. It does not evaluate your knowledge of business, job skills, specific content of undergraduate work, abilities in subject areas, or personal qualities such as interpersonal skills or creativity. Find out more about the exam, including study strategies, and registration information, at mba.com.

Submitting Documents through myUH

I've confirmed submission of my ApplyTexas application. When can I begin to upload and submit materials electronically?
You will recieve an email acknowledgement from the university with your UH issued ID and instructions to log-in to myUH self-service center. This may take up to 24 hours.  
I need to add/change/revise my reference for the letter of recommendation. How can I do this?
Contact the academic advisor for the program and provide the new recommender name and email address. Your program advisor will insure that the recommender recieves the necessary information to complete the recommendation electronically.
I want to upload multiple copies of transcripts, but there is only one option to upload unofficial transcripts. What do I do?

Compile all the transcripts, scan, and save them as a PDF file. You may then upload directly to the "optional-unofficial transcripts" To-Do item. 

I want to submit additional materials for consideration of my application. How can I do this?

Contact the academic advisor. Your advisor will be able to assist you.

 

Graduate Programs

What graduate degrees are offered at UH?
The University of Houston offers nearly 200 graduate and professional degree programs, ranging from kinesiology to creative writing to the MBA. To find the graduate program that interests you, you may browse our program listings by college.
I heard someone refer to a graduate student as being A.B.D. What does that mean?
A.B.D. stands for "all but dissertation." In other words, an A.B.D. student is a doctoral candidate who has completed all required course work, passed the preliminary examination, and had a dissertation topic approved by the graduate committee of the academic department. All that remains is to actually research and write the dissertation. Some Ph.D. programs award the student a master's degree at this point.