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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/revised 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, including submitting documents or proposals for review, send an email to

2017-18 GPSC Leadership

GPSC chairperson: Dr. Mimi Lee, Education
GPSC vice chair: Dr. Sheara Williams-Jennings, Social Work

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

GPSC Membership for 2017-18

Meeting Calendar 2017-18:

October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018

2017-18 General Meeting Information

Subcommittee Profiles

Creating Proposals to Change Curriculum in an Existing Graduate Degree Program