The following are minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the College of Technology’s graduate programs. Please see the specific department and major for special admission requirements.
The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.00) on the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. A University of Houston application for graduate studies must be submitted along with transcripts of all college-level course credit, official test scores, a $75 graduate application fee and a letter of intent. International graduate students must have a TOEFL score of at least 79 on the iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS and must pay an additional $75 application evaluation fee.
Admission will depend on grade point average, applicable test scores, and other information. Conditional admission may be granted to students who have a grade point average in the range of 2.75 to 2.99 in their last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. Contact the Graduate Advisor for additional requirements.
Pre-Graduate (Pre-Grad) is a non-degree seeking status allowing students to enroll in up to, but not more than, 12 graduate level credits prior to graduate admission. Students in this non-degree seeking status are not guaranteed admission to the graduate program, nor do they qualify for financial aid or scholarships.
Pre-Grad minimum requirements include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA in the last 60 credit hours of course work. Additional academic background may be required to enroll in some courses. To apply, applicants should submit an application, application fee, official transcripts and letter of intent. Please see a graduate advisor for additional information.
Pre-Grad students should apply to the graduate program no later than the end of their first semester if they wish to become degree seeking. To become degree seeking, all Pre-Grad students must apply to a graduate program and be accepted.
Certificate students are admitted for the purpose of seeking a certificate, but are not degree seeking. Students in this non-degree seeking status are not guaranteed admission to the graduate program, nor do they qualify for financial aid or scholarships.
Certificate minimum admission requirements include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA in the last 60 credit hours of course work. Additional academic background may be required to enroll in some certificates. To apply, applicants should submit an application, application fee, and official transcripts. Please see a graduate advisor for additional information.
Certificate students wishing to enter the graduate program if they wish to become degree seeking. To become degree seeking, all certificate students must apply to a graduate program and be accepted.
Applicable Course Credit
Any course(s) taken prior to admission to the program, whether on-campus or off-campus, cannot be applied to more than one degree program. For details, consult the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements section of this catalog.
Only students who have been admitted to a graduate program or Pre-Grad program will be permitted to enroll in graduate courses in the College of Technology. Exceptions require the Dean’s approval.
Accelerated B.S./M.S. Degree Program in Human Resource Development and Global Retailing
The Accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program is open to qualified undergraduate Technology majors in Retailing and Consumer Science and other Human Development and Consumer Science majors wishing to continue their education at the graduate level immediately upon completion of the B.S. degree. Students that are accepted in the accelerated program take up to six graduate credit hours that are applied to both the bachelors’ degree and master’s degree in the Human Development and Consumer Science Department or other Technology majors. Students may pursue either the thesis or non-thesis master’s degree options. The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate graduate courses substituted for undergraduate courses. The graduate degree shall be awarded based on existing requirements for the graduate degree in the semester the student applies and is admitted to the graduate program. Admission is not guaranteed. Application for the accredited program is recommended for undergraduates during their junior year. Application and completion requirements are available from the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences in Room 110 of the Cameron Building or the College of Technology Academic Services Center in Room 108 T.
Accelerated Option: Human Resource Development
Accelerated Option: Global Retailing