Information for Graduate Students
We are among the most popular colleges on campus. Why? Because we offer an unmatched combination of diverse degree programs that help students land high-demand jobs.
Preparing for graduate school can be an exciting yet challenging event in your life. Your application provides you with the opportunity to present a compelling picture of who you are, why you’ve decided to go back to school, and what you want to accomplish in your future career.
Whether your a prospective student working on your application or a current student working on your thesis, these important dates and deadlines will help you stay on track.
Our graduate studies programs uniquely blend research experience with disciplinary education and real-word applications, which provide a strong foundation for professional career advancement.
Our College offers eleven Master of Science degree programs through four departments. Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Human Development and Consumer Sciences, and Information and Logistics Technology. The balance of theory and real-world applications combined with your commitment and creative invention put you ahead of the game in your future career.
The Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Biotechnology Track - emphasizes bioprocessing, protein engineering, computational biology, and federal regulations. Designed to help prepare individuals to conduct or supervise research and development in biotechnology or medical fields, this highly inter- and multi-disciplinary degree defines biotechnology education and research for the future.
The Master of Science in Engineering Technology that focuses on Computational Health Informatics is a highly interdisciplinary degree, which prepares the next generation of professionals for careers in the technological transformation of healthcare. Graduates are empowered to become leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in a broad range of healthcare technologies for detecting diseases, assisting with treatment, and monitoring the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.
With particular emphasis on emerging trends in mobile computing, medical imaging and instrumentation, wearable sensors, multimodal data mining, information security, and a variety of research activities, students gain valuable experience engaging in application-driven research with engineering technology faculty and collaborators at major research and academic institutions.
Business value and seek out managers with advanced technical knowledge and leadership skills. Earning a Master of Science degree in Construction Management at the University of Houston positions you on a direct pathway for continued success in this challenging and rewarding career. Our experienced faculty and intensive curricula prepare students with a range of practical and technical skills like estimating, scheduling, contract administration, and project management. You will be among the best prepared to apply your knowledge to practical work through training in advanced topics, such as risk analysis, sustainability, information management, industry best practices, quality management, and leadership theories.
As futurists, Foresight graduates enter an emerging profession that helps clients and employers anticipate significant changes that lie ahead and influence those changes to achieve their long-term goals. Strategists in major corporations have identified these important professional challenges in their work:
- Challenging strategic assumptions
- Translating strategy into action
- Communicating strategy
- Identifying discontinuous change
- Adapting strategy to rapid change
The Foresight program at UH addresses these concerns by focusing on anticipating and creating discontinuous and transformational change. Futurists analyze rapid alterations in external environments and use systems thinking to increase the changes of achieving preferred futures.
Do you want to become an inspired creative thinker and leader in an expanding fast-paced industry? Are you ready to learn new strategies from faculty whose industry partnerships provide a simulating real world experience? If you have answered yes to both questions, this program is the right match to your interests. Global Retailing uniquely expands opportunities for students to successfully operate and lead retail businesses throughout the international marketplace. With a focus on the dynamics of multi-cultural consumer behavior, retail analytics, profitability and financial models, our program shapes visionaries for a proactive retail workforce flourishing with excellent career opportunities.
Partnerships with more than forty retail companies lead to paid internships that expand into rewarding careers for graduates.
The Human Resource Development Master of Science degree at the University of Houston is for professionals who seek to lead, facilitate, and sustain learning and change in diverse organizations.
Students who complete the program develop core competencies in instructional design, e-learning, adult learning, evaluation, leadership, and change. Our graduates work in varied functions such as: human resources, talent development. In addition, our graduates are known for their performance data applications in executing learning and change strategies.
In a recent survey, 64 percent of alumni reported that the course projects assisted them in securing employment. In addition, 67% reported changing jobs after graduation. Overall, our alumni reported a 10 to 20% salary increase after graduation.
The Master of Science degree in Information System Security is a hands-on program designed specifically to prepare individuals for responsible leadership roles in the technology-based and information-based workplaces. Designed for working professionals with the skills to assess the security needs of information systems and then to lead and mange the implementation and maintenance of the recommended security solutions.
Recognized by the Project Management Institute, the program includes key management skills within the project management framework. Coupled with the Center for Information Security Research and Education, the program offers you an opportunity to participate in innovative applied research. This program is also recognized under the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education program, specifically: CNS 4011, 4014e and 4016e.
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate program builds upon our recognized Bachelor of Science degree, providing students with expertise in design and analysis of mechanical systems. With comprehensive teaching and research laboratories, the M.S. program offers courses and leading-edge research experience in several applied areas including instrumentation and measurement, biomedical systems, advanced materials design, manufacturing, systems integration, oil and gas applications, and energy.
The College of Technology is a destination for students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds including computer science, engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences. Under the guidance of research faculty, our students are encouraged to complete their degree with a thesis and have the option to replace the thesis with additional class-work and a faculty-mentored project.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Network Communications graduate program land management and supervisory roles in virtually every industry where networking technologies are essential.
The comprehensive program offers courses ranging from networking fundamentals, security, network management to protocols, and algorithms. It prepares you for a variety of application areas such as optical networking, sensor networks, wireless networks and network programming. In addition to an enriching academic experience, there are opportunities for competitive research and instruction funding.
With a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology, you will emerge with the right skills and knowledge in logistics, inventory management, transportation, sales and procurement. Graduates of our program fill vital management and supervisory roles in a wide range of industries, with job titles such as procurement manager, distribution manager, logistics engineer, logistics analyst, logistics consultant and logistics manager.
The ability to plan and mange technology projects is an increasingly important skill for those with a technical background. The Master of Science degree in Technology Project Management prepares individuals for leadership roles in technology-driven workplaces.
Core courses provide in-depth preparation in project management skills complemented by a directed area of study to allow graduate students the opportunity to focus in an area of specialization.
- Online Application: The online application is submitted through the Office of the Graduate School.
- Application Fee: The application fee for all applicants to graduate programs in the College of Technology is $75. International applicants must also pay an additional $75 International Application processing fee for a total of $150.
- Official Transcripts: An official transcript must be provided by the college or university from which you received your bachelor's degree; additional transcripts reflecting any coursework since receiving your bachelor's degree must also be provided. All transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope from your college or university.
- Note on GPA Requirement: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, for the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants may be conditionally admitted with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work.
- Three(3) Letters of Recommendation
- A Personal/Goal Statement: A personal/goal statement is a 1-2 page essay describing your current employment and your professional intentions. You may want to identify aspects of your previous experience that indicate promise in your selected goal. You may also wish to discuss special circumstances, unique experiences, etc.
- Resume (optional)
- Entrance Exam Scores: Please submit official exam scores. Please note exams must have been completed within the last 5 years. See the "Entrance Exams" section below for more information on entrance exams and related requirements.
- TOEFL or IELTS Exam Scores (International Students Only): International students who are not native speakers of English must also sit for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS exam. The minimum score requirement for TOEFL is 79 and IELTS is 6.5. You can use the UH Testing Service to schedule your exam.
The College of Technology participates in the UH Graduate School's GRE/GMAT Waiver program for UH main campus undergraduate students. To be eligible, future College of Technology graduate students must meet the following qualifications:
- Students must have graduated from the University of Houston main campus within the three (3) years preceding the term for which they are applying.
- Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3.
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, and should also be aware that this program is part of a pilot program and may be discontinued for future terms.
For students not eligible to participate in the GRE/GMAT Waiver program, here are the required entrance exams for all students:
|Exam||Average Score||Programs Accepting this Exam||School or School Code|
|GRE||300 (Quantitative & Verbal combined)
3.5 (Analytical Writing)
|All College of Technology Master's Programs||6870|
|GMAT||550||Foresight, Global Retailing, Human Resource Development, Technology Project Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Technology, and Information System Security||XT1-26-69|
|MAT||400||Foresight, Global Retailing and Human Resource Development||University of Houston, Main Campus|
Important Dates and Deadlines
The College of Technology has the following deadlines:
|Admission Deadlines for All Applications and Supporting Documents|
|Fall:||July 1st||April 1st for International Applicants|
|Spring:||December 1st||October 1st for International Applicants|
|Project and Thesis Task Timeline|
|10—12 months prior to expected graduation date||
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The thesis defense will consist of a 20—30 minute presentation where the student includes:
After defense, but no less than four weeks prior to the end of the term submit an unbound copy of the thesis to the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for pre-printing review.
|Prior to end of term||