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University of Houston

Hobby School of Public Affairs

Houston, TX

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Overview

University of Houston / Hobby School of Public Affairs is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

43
Applied
34
Accepted
23
Enrolled
79%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th June 15th No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$15,348
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

42
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 26.19%
Black or African American 11.9%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 4
Male (7)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Policy analysis, political economy, political philosophy, macroeconomic policy, quantitative methods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
500,000

Location & Contact

Address 3623 Cullen Boulevard Room 306
McElhinney Hall
Houston, TX  77204-5021
United States
Contact Kirk Watson
Founding Dean
Email: kpwatson@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-1000
Fax: 713-743-3978

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