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What will I learn?

The graduate program offers a new perspective on creativity, product and system development, services and environment with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies: design for health, design for sustainability, and design for the world community. Before the first term of graduate study, a personalized curriculum is developed to meet a student’s research topic and interdisciplinary study plan. In conjunction with the required courses, elective courses may be taken in the College of Architecture, Bauer College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Hotel Restaurant and Management or other departments and colleges of the university in order to complete a personalized program of study.

Which department am I in?

Gerald D Hines College of Architecture and Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $1,055.26 per semester credit hour
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

Gerald D Hines College of Architecture and Design

4200 Elgin Street,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

For international students

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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