University of Houston Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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4.5 out of 5.0
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.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The faculty and staff are extremely helpful and well-knowledged. They make learning interesting and practical.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

The Pharmacy program is very rigorous and challenging due to the amount of information that accumulates with every lecture. The main challenge is deciphering what the professor deems important, which often leads to hours of self studying. However, this does ultimately prepare one for the real world, especially in developing a keen eye for detail which is absolutely necessary in the world of pharmacy.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

It's a competitive program with abundant resources, but I personally prefer a more research oriented program than a clinical focused program.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

As an incoming student for the fall semester, I am extremely excited to start at U of H Law Center. I think as of now the pros are the career services center, abundance of experienced professors, their clinics, and the dynamic of the student body. As for cons I can only think that the building and facilities are a bit dated and that the surrounding area isn't in the best area of town.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

As a pro, the teachers and advisors have been very helpful with enrollment and starting classes. The only con is that financial aid is limited and affordable, safe apartments are hard to find.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Access to and collaboration with Texas Medical Center professionals and programs, patient contact early on in the program Cons: (Some) disorganized faculty and administration, small and out-of-date facilities, lack of specific parking for pharmacy students on the main campus and the Texas Medical Center campus
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

I think the program is little unorganized. There is a lot of repetition of material throughout classes and there aren't many options for graduate level classes in my field during the summer. On a positive note, the ideas being taught are very forward thinking. They are moving educators away from traditional teaching methods, especially in art education. They want us to make an impact with each child, have them walk away having learned something not just memorize material for tests.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

I have really enjoyed my classes so far. Its tough, but doable. I am currently working full time, so the flexibility has been great. Its hard not being in the same city as the school.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program's pros are that it is affordable and will teach me the skills I need to be effective in the work force. It is also a brief program of only 30 hours. The cons are that the University of Houston is not well known for their applied economics program and that there is not much flexibility of the selection of different classes for the degree.
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