University of Houston Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.85 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: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 42,704 (34,830 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 25% part-time, 75% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,074 in-state; $17,894 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

It is very good for graduate students to select around 6 credits of undergraduate students' courses. As more international students involved in the graduate programs. Graduate program is more focused on the research part. This may cause the progress will probably been seen in a comparatively long term.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, the math PhD program at UH is a great program,
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

I appreciated getting financial aid from mathematics department. whatever I love here.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

I would really say that University of Houston is one of the best for Graduate program. I would bet you would like here and enjoy courses and really helpful for your career preparation.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Flexible and diverse classes Cons: Infrequent classes are sometimes difficult to complete
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the support from facutly and staff at the University of Houston is excellect. They have made it clear that they are willing to help and answer any questions that you may have. I believe the workload is high but it is fair. I believe the workload will prepare me for my future. The career support offered at the University of Houston is great as well. They have a career services center and provide plenty of opportunities for networking. The only cons that I have are that the public transportation to the campus is not sufficient. Also, that the surrounding areas are not as safe as I would like. All in all, the graduate social work program is wonderful. I can not wait to see what I learn.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

While I have learned a lot in my program so far, the nepotism and bullying amongst staff, faculty, and students has painted my experience incredibly negatively. Trying to get clear answers and information from the Financial Aid department is a massive feat and struggle that takes large amounts of time to clear up if mistakes are made on the school's end. They also make decisions for you on your budget without discussing with or notifying you. Observing the bullying and eventual firing of a graduate student that has a disability on the autism spectrum without the faculty and staff of the department making any accommodations or considerations for this person shows the lack of integrity and character of this department. Overall, you do learn a lot, but the unchecked verbal abuse and bullying leaves me forced to not recommend this school to anyone unless major changes are made.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

A great school, tied to the healthcare and energy industries. It has great connections to the local community and has a strong alumni base. Great education, but facilities are lacking and could use an overhaul.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my graduate program (the Master's of Public Administration) at UH. I've learned a lot and it has helped me begin to think differently in terms of management and public service. My professors are very experienced and bring that richness to the classroom. What I wish would be different is the length of the lecture to be shortened from 3 hours and for the readings to be lessened. I work full time and go to school part time so all of my free time is used up in the readings and writing papers so I have less time for myself and my family.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros and cons for Sociology department at University of Houston: Pros - The main emphasis of the sociology department at the University of Houston is on research methods. They train students in mixed methods--quantitative and qualitative research methods. The two methods courses are required core courses for all graduate students which is highly valuable and rare in its kind. - The Sociology department at the University of Houston is a small program which gives students great access to the faculty and their support and help throughout the program. The faculty members are very responsive and give students the time and resources needed to achieve their goals. - Once the department makes a commitment to students, both intellectually and personally, they keep that pledge and continue assistantships, scholarships, and intellectual support throughout the program. - As far as student diversity, the University of Houston is among the top 5 most diverse schools nationwide, and that diversity is present in the sociology department. Despite being a small department, the national and ethnic variety is striking. This cultural and religious diversity creates a positive learning environment in sociology. Cons - Since it is a small program, it may not present a very wide range of academic specializations represented in the faculty. As a result of this, some areas of research and specialization are limited and the range of courses offered may not be as wide as those offered at larger institutions. I have been able to address this issue by working with faculty from other disciplines. For my thesis, I chose to add to my committee a social scientist from the political science department who was familiar with my research topic.
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