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Admissions & Requirements


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College of Business Graduate Office​

320 N. Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Prospective or Inquring information:

Current Student Advising Information:

Graduate Office phone number: 713-221-8252

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Attend an Admission Workshop

March 6, 2024 - July 31, 2024
Mondays: Join Zoom Meeting 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Meeting ID: 879 1846 3339
Wednesdays: Join Zoom Meeting 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Meeting ID: 820 2876 9779

You are taking the first step to continuing your education at the graduate level. We are excited to assist you through the many options you have to advance your career and build your skill set.

Application Types Program Description
MBA Soft Start Application Students who wish to pursue a “soft start” to the MBA program and bypass the GMAT requirement may do so by following the steps listed below keeping in mind that admissions to the MBA program will be CONDITIONAL.
MBA Traditional Application Students admitted through the traditional process can follow the same path as the soft start or they can take the MBA core courses followed by the concentration courses.
International Application International applicants interested in the MBA program are only eligible for UHD MBA traditional process (UHD MBA soft start is not available for F1 students). International students will need to submit all of the following items to be considered for the program.
Graduate Certificates Students interested in one of the eight standalone certificates can apply directly to pursue the Graduate Certificate academic credential.
Master of Professional Accountancy

Designed to prepare individuals as leaders in the accounting profession with the educational requirements needed to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Texas in accordance with the Texas State Board of Professional Accountancy (TSBPA).
Master of Security Management Developed in collaboration with leaders in security management and delivered completely online. The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the continuously changing security environment.

Admissions Checklist Requirements:

  Graduate Certificates Soft Start MBA Traditional MBA MPAC MSM

Online Application X X X X X
Personal Statement X X X   X
Application Fee X X X X X
Resume X X X    
Official Transcript (Bachelor's Degree Conferred) X X X X X
GMAT     *X *X  
2 Letters of Recommendation     X    

  *indicates a GMAT/GRE waiver is available online: GMAT/GRE Waiver Form.

Admissions Deadline Dates:

Domestic Applications
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority deadline July 15 December 15 May 1
Application deadline August 8 January 6 May 25
Admissions deadline August 15 January 10 June 6

International Applications
  Fall Spring Summer
Application deadline May 1 October 1 April 1

Priority Deadline: The preferred date to submit your application and materials. By meeting this deadline it provides adequate timing for processing, admissions, and enrollment activities. 

Application Deadline: The firm deadline to submit an application. 

Admissions Deadline: The final date to have all admission materials and supplemental documents received for an admissions decision.