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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

2013-2014 Graduate Catalog



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The University of Houston Graduate Catalog  intends to reflect current academic policies, procedures, degree offerings, course descriptions, and other information pertinent to graduate study at the University of Houston.

Although this catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time, and the information is updated regularly, users are cautioned about the following more disclaimer… 

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Academic Honesty  | Application for Candidacy  | Auditing Courses  | Classification  | Curricular Practical Training (CPT)  | Dropping Courses  | Examinations  | Financial Responsibilities  | Grading Policies  | Graduation and Graduation Application  | Grievance Policy  | Leaves of Absence  | Low Grade Policy  | Optional Practical Training  | Plagiarism (Definition of)  | Preparation of Thesis or Dissertation  | Religious Holy Days  | Student Records  | Summary of University Regulations and Requirements  | Withdrawal 

General Admission Policy 

Competitive Fellowship Factors  | Certification of International Degrees as Bachelor Equivalent 

Planning the Graduate Program 

Academic Modifications for Students with Disabilities  | Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary Degree Option  | Applicable Graduate Credit  | Application for Candidacy  | Changes of Major, Degree, and Classification  | Continuous Enrollment  | Continuous Registration and Credit for Dissertation  | Course Load Policy  | Credit for Thesis  | Dual-Degrees, Double Majors, and Minors in Graduate and Professional Programs  | Foreign Language Requirement  | Residency Requirement  | Study Beyond a Master’s Degree  | Termination of Enrollment in a Graduate Program  | Time Limitations on Completion of Degree Requirements  | Transferred Courses  | 99-Hour Doctoral Cap 


The Graduate School  | Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture  | C.T. Bauer College of Business  | College of Education  | Cullen College of Engineering  | Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management  | UH Law Center  | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  | College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  | College of Optometry  | College of Pharmacy  | Graduate College of Social Work  | College of Technology 

Programs & Degrees 

Major Fields of Study by College & Department  | Major and Minor Fields of Study Listed Alphabetically 


Graduate Student Assistantships 

Qualifications for Appointment  | Teaching Fellow  | Teaching Assistant  | Instructional Assistant  | Research Assistant  | Graduate Assistant  | Graduate Assistant Non-Exempt  | Appointment Procedures  | Student Contact  | Mandatory Employment Discrimination Training  | Duration of Appointment  | Stipends  | Conditions of Service  | Insurance Coverage for Graduate Student Assistants  | Reappointment of Graduate Student Assistantships