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CPS Advising

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​​ UHD College of Public Service Advising

1002 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002

Advising Office:
​Rm. C-420​


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

Phone Hours:
8:0​0 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Many of the jobs in the Public Service sector may qualify for a federally funded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Frequently asked questions:

Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor. For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission​​ page.​


"Welcome To The Team"

The College of Public Service Advising Team would like to introduce our two new members to the UHD community:

Brenda Lozano
Brenda Lozano - Academic Success Coordinator I

 Academic Success Coordinator I

Hi! my name is Brenda Lozano, and I graduated from UHD in 2019 with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am excited to join the ACS team at the College of Public Service. For the past three years, I have assisted students in a different capacity at UHD at the Registrar’s office as Customer Service and as an Admissions Counselor at the Admissions Office. My favorite hobbies are spending time with my family & friends, making arts & crafts, and baking.

Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith - Academic Success Coordinator II

 Academic Success Coordinator II

 Taylor has been with UHD for 7 months as an Academic Success Coordinator II. She brings five years of advising and student success experience to the College of Public Service. Smith is a Beaumont, Texas native who completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and will be completing her master’s degree in Sociology this spring from Sam Houston State University. In her spare time, she likes to run in the park and watch crime shows.

Walk-In Wednesdays are now open for College of Public Service Advising.

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Important Dates
  • March 27, 2024 - Last day to withdraw from a course



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Virtual Lobby

Join our virtual lobby and get help from our CPS Advising Center team.

Virtual Lobby Hours: 9 -12 p.m. & 1-5 pm | M-F


  • A CPS staff member will be with you shortly and is seeing students in order of arrival. Please allow 3-5 minutes to be admitted into the waiting area.
  • Once admitted to the waiting room, please be patient and have your UHD ID number ready.
  • This is not an advising session as this is a public lobby. Schedule an advising appointment via EAB Navigate

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Virtual Lobby

Passcode: CPS

Virtual Appointments

We are here to support you to our fullest extent by offering virtual or phone appointments. Follow the links below to schedule your appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Guide to schedule an appointment (pdf)

The mission of academic advising in the College of Public Service is to assist students in relating their needs, values, abilities, and goals to the educational programs of Urban Education and Criminal Justice, and Social Work at the University of Houston-Downtown.

There are three academic disciplines in CPS which offer undergraduate degree programs: the Criminal Justice Program, the Social Work Program, and the department of Urban Education (C-440). The Criminal Justice Program and the Social Work Program are within the same academic department, the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, and are located in C-340 (Criminal Justice faculty), and in C-330 (a combination of Social Work and Criminal Justice Faculty). 


Student Last Name

Assigned CPS Advisor

Contact Information


Director of Advising   Ana Esparza Director of Advising  
Criminal Justice A through B Justin Burton C-420E
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Criminal Justice C through G   Taylor Smith C-420k
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Criminal Justice H through P Paloma Rodriguez C-420B
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Criminal Justice

Q through Z Brenda Lozano C-420J
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Urban Education A through Joh Tristan Jackson C-420C
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Urban Education Jon through Z Terrilyn Ratcliff C-420H
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Social Work A thorugh Z Justin Burton C-420E
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