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Application Deadlines

Information for Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Contact Robert Hausmann, Program Coordinator by email at:
Admissions Information

Application Deadlines for 2020-2021

Fall Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline

Summer Application Deadline

Certificate in Integrating Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education

July 1
Domestic and International

November 1
Domestic and International

April 1
Domestic and International

Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning for Health Science

June 1

May 1

November 1

October 1

April 1

March 1


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Professional Leadership, Health Science Education 

June 1

April 1

No Spring Admission

No Summer Admission

*Applicants interested in applying for the master's program and beginning in the summer, can apply for the certificate program and then apply to the master's program for the next fall semester.

For further information, please contact Robert Hausmann, Program Coordinator, by email at:

Applying for Admission to ANY OF OUR GRADUATE Programs

Step 1: Complete a graduate application for admissions. Admissions applications must be submitted online through the UH Graduate School menu, at:

Step 2: Review the information about official documents and supplemental documents.

Step 3: Submit required documents online.

For additional information, please contact:

University of Houston College of Education Office of Graduate Studies
256 Farish Hall
Phone: 713-743-7676

Program Costs and Financial Aid
For information on University of Houston tuition, fees and financial aid, please refer to the University of Houston Costs & Financial Aid website, at:

Baylor College of Medicine employees may be eligible for tuition assistance. For more information, contact the BCM Human Resources/Benefits office.

University of Texas Health Science Center employees may be eligible for reimbursement and time off for job-related training and education. For more information, UT Health employees should review the Handbook of Operating Procedures policy regarding Reimbursement and Time Off for Job-Related Training and Education ( and contact their department.

University of Houston College of Education scholarship information may be found here:

Who is Eligible to Apply for these Programs?
The certificate and master's programs are open to applicants who possess a bachelor's degree or higher, and are currently working or have worked at a healthcare institution, or in private practice.

The executive doctoral program is open to applicants who possess a master's degree and are currently working or have worked at a healthcare institution, or in private practice. Physicians, dentists and nurse educators who work in the Texas Medical Center make up a majority of students in this program, however it may also be beneficial for researchers, program coordinators, residents, fellows and others interested in careers in academic medicine.

Admission Criteria
Each applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.6 for undergraduate coursework (A = 4.00) for conditional admission (Certificate and Master's programs only; no conditional admission for doctoral program). Conditionally admitted students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the first 12 semester hours of graduate work attempted at UH subsequent to admission to remain in the graduate program. Students with an overall GPA of less than 2.6 cannot be admitted.

Admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction require the following: 

  1. Admissions applications must be submitted online through the UH Graduate School menu, at:

  2. Scanned copies of official transcripts can be uploaded as PDF files and may be used by programs to make admission decisions. Please follow these instructions to properly scan and upload your transcript. If admitted, however, you will not be able to enroll without the official transcript(s) showing undergraduate degree conferral on file.

    Official transcript(s) should be sent to:

    Regular Mail:

    Express Mail:

    Electronic or "Speede" Transcript:

    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 3947
    Houston, TX 77253-3947

    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    4302 University Dr, Rm 102
    Houston, TX 77204-2012

    Within the U.S., the fastest way to send your transcript is electronically. Please inquire at your previous institution about this option. Electronic transcripts can be delivered via email to

  3. Applicants should request that official results of the Graduate Record Examination test scores (for doctoral applicants only) be sent to the University of Houston Main Campus.

  4. Admissions fees for master's and doctoral applicants: $80 fee for a domestic application and $75 for an international application must be submitted. There are no domestic or international fees for applying to the certificate program.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) *

* GRE requirements are waived for fall 2020 application

GRE Information for Master's Degree Applicants
Applicants to the master’s program may be required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) within the last five years in order to be admitted. However, the GRE requirement may be waived for applicants to the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction degree program who have earned an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher (on a 4-point scale). More information about the GRE waiver may be found here:

GRE Information for Executive Doctoral Degree Applicants
Applicants for doctoral programs must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) within five years of the application date.

Note: Applicants to a graduate program who hold a terminal doctoral degree, including MD, JD, or PhD, from this or any other regionally-accredited domestic institution are not required to submit GRE/GMAT results as a part of an application packet to the University of Houston, though individual programs may still choose to require them.

Applicants holding a terminal doctoral degree earned outside of the United States are subject to review by the University of Houston Graduate School before a waiver of the GRE/GMAT will be granted. The Graduate School must certify whether a doctoral degree earned outside the United States meets them same academic standards as a domestic MD, JD, or PhD.

More Information About GRE Testing
The GRE is offered as a computer-based exam throughout the year at the University of Houston Testing Center on the main campus of the University of Houston. 

Call (713) 743-5386 Monday through Friday to register for the exam at the University of Houston. 

More information about registering for the GRE may be found online at:
GRE-Computer Based

The exam is scored by the Educational Testing Service. Scores are forwarded to the University of Houston from ETS approximately ten days after the examination. More information on on the GRE can be found at the ETS website at: 

Free GRE General Test Preparation Materials are available online from ETS:

Online Guide to Taking the GRE:

International Admissions
All applicants who did not graduate from schools in native English-speaking countries are required to provide adequate proof of their English proficiency before receiving admission to the University of Houston. A satisfactory score of 550 on the TOEFL paper based exam or 213 for the computer-based exam or 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is generally acceptable proof of English proficiency. 

The minimum required IELTS score for admissions is 6.5 on a scale from 1 to 9. Applicants are expected to complete the Test of Written English portion of the TOEFL whenever it is included as part of the exam. Scores must not be more than two years old. Scores should be sent directly to the university from the testing center and photocopies or other duplication of scores are not acceptable. When sending scores, be sure to include the University of Houston's ETS School Code, which is 6870.

You are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if you:

  • Have earned a high school diploma or bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.

  • Speak English as your native language. This exemption refers to students from Australia, the Bahamas, and Belize, the British Isles, and English-speaking Canadian provinces, the Fiji Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad, the United States, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies and Zimbabwe.

More information about International Admissions may be found online at:

UH College of Education