University of Houston Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.82 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 142 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 43,774 (35,995 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,046 in-state; $18,316 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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1.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2012

I was only in this program for a few months because after I had moved cross-country and turned down acceptances to alternative PhD economics programs, I started at the University of Houston only to have my offer of acceptance revoked because THEY not I had misread one of my transcripts submitted for acceptance. I had done graduate work at one campus of Johns Hopkins instead of another campus, and THEY were confused, but I paid the price of their confusion. I lost that money related to moving, and I lost a year of doctoral studies. Now I have my doctorate and a newly published book from another university that is a lot more honest and responsible in its treatment of graduate students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2019

The University of Houston is an amazing university that is dedicated to helping students to get where they want to be in life. The administrators, faculty, and staff are very charismatic and helpful. They offer an abundance of support, encouragement, new, and exciting challenges to help push their students towards success. The campus is very diverse and accepting of their students differences. Here people are always trying to figure out new ways to serve the students as best as they can. The University of Houston feels like a big family. Here you have people always cheering you on and investing in to you. I love this university.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2007

The University of Houston Law Center has professors that care about their students. The program was helpful in teaching real world cases and scenarios and not just theoretical ideas.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

It helps me find myself and my career path.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

I can only speak for the curriculum as I was a 100% online student. Courses were fairly difficult, as they should be, but not being able to talk to my fellow peers and professors in person made it a bit harder than if I were in person.
2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Cheap tuition, have to network a lot to land a job or internship
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2012

Students come from wide range of age group and different degree of experience. Able to create very dynamic group discussion.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

It was thourough and was a good education. There was a good mix of classroom and field work.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2007

University of Houston is a terrific school and dollar for dollar, an excellent investment in your future. It's a state college so it doesn't get enough credit but the university has grown so much and offer such a diverse and rich learning experience
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2019

The Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) at the University of Houston promotes a free and creative learning environment where space architecture students can learn to design anything, from lunar habitats to voyage worthy spaceships. The Space Architecture masters program caters to the emerging field of space architecture, which combines mission planning, habitat and systems trade studies, and human focused habitat design; all of which are focused on space exploration and colonization. The goal of SICSA is to teach students how to bridge those large gaps between systems engineering, mission planning, human factors and design, in order to meet the needs of companies and government agencies within the space industry. The program does a fantastic job bringing in locally sourced NASA and industry experts to present their work to the students, which also provides great networking opportunities. Other opportunities include working closely with faculty that have over 60 years combined in the space industry, providing valuable insight into past lessons learned. Students are encouraged to challenge the conventional methods of design and push the boundaries of what is possible for space exploration. Along with opportunities to collaborate with experienced professionals, students are encouraged to enter into design competitions typically run by large organizations such as The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The results speak for themselves as students of SICSA routinely place in the top tier of contestants, paying homage to the sturdy reputation SICSA has developed over the decades. I myself was involved in a design competition with three other students and we placed first place for a design that would see a Martian moon be colonized for future space missions. The faculty was extremely knowledgeable and challenged all of our design decisions, making us rethink and redesign items many times over until they could barely challenge us any more. The program is not for everyone, as those who are not interested in space exploration will find it difficult to thrive in the unique space architecture environment. The program is very studio orientated, so those looking for a more rigorous and strict timeline orientated masters program will not find it here. There are only a handful of faculty, the knowledge base can be seen as limited, however, this is simply a direct representation of the size of the space architecture field itself, which is extremely small at the moment. Job placements as a pure space architect are very hard to come by and those graduate often use the degree as a supplement to other things they are doing. Those who are joining the program purely to get a job as a space architect will most likely fail in this pursuit. Nonetheless, the program attracts dozens of students each year who end up shaping the way the space industry (and quite frankly, the world), see space exploration and permanent space colonization. It's exciting to see what each student design's each semester and what solutions they come up with. Space is very much the problem solver's paradise and the space architecture student never runs out of work or ideas to pursue. If you have a passion for space and love design, or even if you've never done design before, space architecture is a great program to enhance creative thinking that will one day solve all of space exploration's most difficult challenges.
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