Houston, TX

School Details

The University of Houston's proud heritage of academic excellence dates back to its founding in 1927. In 1947, the institution launched one of its many rich traditions by adopting the cougar, later named Shasta, as its official mascot. Over the years, we grew and prospered, becoming the University of Houston in 1934. Two years later, the institution acquired land for a permanent campus, and its first building opened in 1939. The university became a state institution in 1963 and joined the newly created University of Houston System in 1977. Today, the University of Houston is a major public research and teaching institution, serving more than 39,800 students annually with nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs.

The University of Houston awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:

  • Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
  • Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
  • C. T. Bauer College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Cullen College of Engineering
  • Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Law Center
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Graduate College of Social Work
  • College of Technology

Accreditation & Licensing

University of Houston is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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Bachelor of Science in Retailing & Consumer Sciences Certificate in Corporate Entrepreneurship Certificate in Retailing & Consumer Science Executive Master in Hospitality Management Graduate Certificate in Foresight Graduate Certificate in Sport & Fitness Operations Management Master of Science in Construction Management Master of Science in Foresight Master of Science in Global Retailing


Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership Graduate Certificate in Designing & Developing Educational Graphics Graduate Certificate in Designing & Developing Educational Media Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning Master of Arts in Mathematics Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Master of Education in Higher Education Master of Education in Special Populations / Special Education


Graduate Certificate in Advanced Subsea Engineering Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics for Condition & Performance Monitoring of Engineered Systems Graduate Certificate in Global Climate, Energy & Environment Graduate Certificate in Power Electronics & Renewable Energy Technologies Graduate Certificate in Power Systems & Smart Grid Graduate Certificate in Subsea Engineering Master of Mechanical Engineering Master of Petroleum Engineering Master of Science in Civil Engineering Master of Science in Electrical Engineering / Power & Energy Systems Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Master of Science in Subsea Engineering

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Psychology Master of Social Work