University of Houston Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.82 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 143 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

At the University of Houston Law Center, much like other law schools, grading is based on a curve. In your first year, you compete against everyone else in your section, learning the law on your own. For those that have a slow learning curve, but excel academically, this creates a problem because your first year grades basically determine your trajectory. Thus, your GPA after your first does not necessarily reflect your true academic worth and capacity. The ratings I have given are just for the Law School at the University of Houston, which is a very good law school. I start my MBA as part of the dual JD/MBA program now and so I have not rated the Bauer College of Business at University of Houston so far.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the pros of my graduate program are that the curriculum is not a generic program that everyone follows. I met with the Program Director and he developed a unique program for me that best suits my particular study interests. Another positive aspect is that I wanted to get a Teaching Assistant job through the school. Although all of the slots were filled, my Program Director searched until he was able to create one for me.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall great school, with a high reputation.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I find the graduate courses are affordable, and the professors are very knowledgeable in the field. Another thing is there is such a wide variety of nationalities around UH, so you don't feel like the "odd ball." A negative point is regular student parking can be a pain, and you may spend 30-40 minutes circling the parking lot for a parking spot. Another negative thing is there is no leisure activities available with the UC (University Center) being renovated. That brings me to the UC renovation being a plus, since there will be a movie room and other activities available when it us completed.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

There are a lot of great things about the accounting graduate program at the University of Houston. The accounting department works tirelessly to provide students with up to date employment opportunities, and opportunities to grow and maintain networks. The program is also competitive, ensuring that the best quality students get through the program and become successful in finding employment in the current job market. The downside of the program is that the University of Houston does not have the notoriety of other universities. This can make it difficult for employers to agree to look at possible employee candidates.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The communication sciences and disorders graduate program at the University of Houston is thorough and rigorous, and the faculty and staff make sure that you are well on your way to becoming a competent clinician.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

My Counseling Psychology program has some of the best professors and instructors I've know throughout my collegiate career. They combine real-life experience with textbook academia for a well-rounded education. In addition, UH makes great efforts to provide students with diverse activities and support throughout campus. However, my department does not actively socialize together. Unfortunately, I have not been able to receive any financial aid beyond government loans, even though I am a single woman supporting myself and paying for grad school.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

It's a great value for a law school in Texas
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The Acting graduate program is everything a professional actor needs. I don't think of this place as school. I am treated as a professional in training. It's a two year MFA program which is wonderfully convenient. My mentors are incredibly well connected. We don't need a showcase at the end of the year. The professional theaters come to see us due to our high-standing reputation. Just this year, after two grueling semesters, I was offered a year contract with America's longest running touring company, National Players, in the lead female role of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. I don't think I could have snagged that kind of offer without this program. I highly recommend this training. Anywhere I go, artistic directors commend me saying, "Oh, you're one of Jack's kids." The program is well known. Jack Young, the head of the Graduate Acting Dept. is a blessing to work with. He pushes hard; he expects nothing but the very best. While he's been a pain in my ass some days, I've never felt more honored in my life to work with such a supportive and challenging man. Coming to University of Houston has been one of the best decisions of my life.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

University of Houston is one of the highest ranking MSW programs in the area. The curriculum is competitive and the courses are very relevant to clinical practice. There aren't that many funding opportunities for mainstream students, especially those returning to school after full-time employment. I am, however, excited to get the opportunity to go back to school and pursue my master's degree.
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