The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences sets minimum program and admissions regulations that must be fulfilled by all graduate students. Individual departments may have additional special requirements.
- Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations. The Ministry of Education or another appropriate agency of the country in which the institution is located must recognize foreign institutions not accredited by U.S. accrediting agencies.
- The University reserves the right to evaluate foreign credentials. In most cases, these evaluations will follow nationally accepted standard practices and will rely on standard references such as those from the World Education Series published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices
- Students transferring from another graduate school must have at least a 3.00 (A=4.00) grade point average on all attempted graduate courses.
- Applicants should have earned a master’s degree or completed 30 hours of graduate work. Some programs allow entrance into doctoral studies directly from the bachelor’s degree for qualified students; consult the individual program websites for more information.
- Students must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.00(A=4.00).
- Prospective students should obtain specific requirements for admissions to doctoral programs by contacting directly the department to which they wish to apply.
- Applicants to many programs must submit official scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in order to be considered for admission. GRE scores should be sent directly by the testing agency to UH. For some programs, GRE submission is optional. Refer to the program's website for test score requirements.
- Use school code 6870 for reporting GRE and/or TOEFL scores.
English Proficiency Requirement
- All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the university. To fulfill this requirement, applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria:
- Baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or at an institution at which English in the medium of instruction in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad, the Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Turks and Caicos, and English-speaking Canadian provinces.
- Present an acceptable score on an English proficiency test. For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) the minimum required score is 79 (internet-based exam) or Reading 20, Listening 20, and Writing 20 (revised paper-based exam). For the International English Language Testing System the minimum required score is 6.5. For the Duolingo English Test the minimum required score is 105. Departments may require a higher minimum score where previous experience and demands of the discipline warrant it. Refer to the program’s website for details on this requirement.
Additional departmental admission requirements
- Communications Sciences and Disorders
- Creative Writing
- Health and Human Performance
- Hispanic Studies
- Master of Public Administration
- World Cultures and Literatures
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List of Graduate Advisors
|Anthropology||Dr. Rebecca Storey||(713) 743-3780||233 M|
|Communication, School of||Prof. Suzanne Buck||(713) 743-2874||101 COMM|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||(713) 743-2897||119 CRS|
|Economics||Amber Pozo||(713) 743-3805||208C M|
|English||Julie Kofford||(713) 743-2939||205 C|
|History||Daphyne Pitre||(713) 743-3086||524 AH|
|Health and Human Performance||Lauren Abbott||(713) 743-0571||104B GAR|
|Philosophy||Prof. Justin Coates||(713) 743-3010||516 AH|
|Political Science||Ebony Cockrell||(713) 743-0872||447 PGH|
|Psychology||Linda Canales||(713) 743-8395|
|Public Administration||Prof. Toshiyuki Yuasa||(713) 743-3931||312 PGH|
|Sociology||Prof. Stella Grigorian||(713) 743-3940||450 PGH|
|Spanish||Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda||(713) 743-8350||415 AH|
|World Cultures and Literature||Prof. Alessandro Carrera||(713) 743-3069||418 AH|
For admission deadlines, please consult the department to which you plan to apply.