The University of Houston
aims to facilitate collaboration, leadership
development and social responsibility that contributes
to the development of the whole student, both
in and out of the classroom, and cuts across
the traditional lines of education and research.
Student involvement at the University of Houston
both enlivens the research enterprise and enriches
the student experience.
Association of Colleges and Schools
is the regional body for the accreditation of
higher education institutions in the southern
United States and Latin America. The University
of Houston is accredited by SACS to award bachelor's,
master's, professional and doctoral degrees.
Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every
10 years. As part of the reaffirmation process,
SACS requires that we develop a Quality Enhancement
Plan that will improve student learning. The
UH QEP topic is undergraduate research with
elements of writing-in-the-disciplines and mentoring.
The UH QEP is named the Discovery-Based
Office of Undergraduate Research
at the University of Houston is charged with
organizing, facilitating and enhancing opportunities
for undergraduate research. The office serves
undergraduates from all colleges and disciplines.
Current activities include the Senior Honor
Thesis program supervised through The Honors
College, the Provost's Undergraduate Research
Scholarship program, the 10-week Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowship program, and assistance
in applying for nationally competitive scholarships.
The University of Houston's
graduate and professional programs are wide-ranging,
innovative and focused on excellence. Graduate
students comprise more than 24 percent of total
enrollment and receive more than 34 percent
of the degrees awarded at UH. Prospective students
can choose from an array of graduate and professional
degrees in the Colleges of Architecture,
Hotel and Restaurant Management,
Arts and Social Sciences,
Sciences and Mathematics,
Graduate College of Social Work.
These colleges and schools offer master's degrees
in 133 fields and six doctoral degrees in 62
fields. For more information about doing research
while pursuing an advanced degree at UH, please
contact the Office
of Graduate and Professional Studies
a post-doctoral fellow
in biomedical engineering
from New Delhi, India,
shares his experiences
in the research enterprise.
Learn more about UH
Research and find out
about life and learning
on the UH campus with
this interactive journal.