University of Houston-Downtown


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Texas


The University of Houston-Downtown celebrates student success, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, integrity and service. UHD faculty and staff members are committed to providing students with quality educational opportunities and helping them achieve their educational goals. UHD is a publicly-supported, urban university located in Houston's central business district.UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, small classes and personal interest from faculty.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12283
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 301

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 41:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

One Main Street
Houston Texas 77002


Main Email:

Main Phone: 713-221-8000

Additional Campuses:
UHD Northwest at LSC University Park
Building 12, 20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070

Admissions Contact:
Patricia Santos

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Applying to Transfer

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
To be accepted into the BAAS-AA program, the student must hold an AAS degree and have a 2.5 GPA. Contact for more info. The BS-ISS requires a 2.0 GPA for acceptance as a major. Contact for more info.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Although the hours for all attempted courses are counted as "transfer hours" (whether the grade is "F" or "D"), the actual acceptance or the application of "D" grades to degree plans varies between programs at UHD

Credits (Min/Max):
To earn a bachelor's degree at UHD, the student must complete in residence the final 30 semester hours to be applied to the degree. At least 18 of those 30 hours must be in the upper division.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation are not required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is not required.

Application Fee:
There is a $35 non-refundable application fee ($75 for a late application).

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$2,393 per semester (211)

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The same scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available to all students.

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