Admission Procedures

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The following steps are also available at the Graduate School Website.

Please Note: All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered. This does not include degree certificates and documents needed for I20 processing.

Step 1
Step 2
  • Be prepared to upload the following documents to your application when requested:
    1. Official GRE scores
      Submit scores directly through the Educational Testing Service (the organization that administers the exam) to the University of Houston by using the institutional code 6870.
    2. TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
      Scores are handled and submitted by the same organization as the GRE scores. Applicants with degrees from U.S. institutions or from institutions in countries listed on this page are exempt from the English Profiency requirements. All other applicants, regardless of residency status, must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    3. A statement of purpose (Upload)
      A declarative statement which summarizes one’s scholarly interests, research areas, and projected professional goals.
    4. A one-page resume (Upload)
    5. College transcripts
      Unofficial/scanned copies of transcripts are required with the applications. Once an admissions decision has been made, official transcripts will be required before admitted students can enroll.
      • Unofficial (Upload)
      • Official (Mail to the Graduate School)
        • Regular Mail Address
          University of Houston Graduate Admissions
          P.O. Box 3947
          Houston, Texas 77253-3947
        • Express Mail Address
          University of Houston
          4800 Calhoun Road
          501 E. Cullen Building
          Houston, Texas 77204-2012
    6. Degree certificates/diplomas (if applicable)
      Degree certificates/diplomas are required if the degrees are not shown on any of the official transcripts. If this is so, official certificates/diplomas must be mailed to the Graduate School along with the official transcripts. Unofficial copies should be uploaded with the unofficial transcripts.
    7. Three letters of recommendation
      The contact information for each person writing a letter of recommendation will be provided by the applicant in the online application.
  • International students must also submit the following:
    1. A Letter of Financial Backing (Upload)
    2. A Financial Banking Statement (Upload)
      See Letter of Financial Backing for instructions
    3. An I-20 Transfer Form (Upload if applicable)
      Required if applicant already has an F1 visa for another U.S. institution.
    4. Passport copy (Upload)
Step 3
  • Wait for an email from the electrical and computer engineering department. We process applications at least once a month and about once a week in the months prior to the submission deadline, so there may be some delay before you hear from us.


Additional Information

Mailing Address

Important: Official transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas (if the degrees are not shown on the official transcripts) must be sent to the Graduate School using either of the addresses

Regular Mail Address Express Mail Address
University of Houston University of Houston
Graduate Admissions 4800 Calhoun Road
P.O. Box 3947 102 E. Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77253-3947 Houston, Texas 77204-2012

If you have difficulties uploading any of the required documents, please contact ece_grad_admit [at] uh [dot] edu (our office).

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: February 1
  • Spring Semester: August 1

University Admissions Office or International Admissions Office

Do not send application materials to the University Admissions Office or to the International Admissions Office — these offices only work with programs that do not have their own, internal admissions office. For applications to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please upload everything through ApplyWeb. Hard copies of documents should be mailed to the Graduate School address listed above.

Application Status

You may check on the status of your application by logging into ApplyWeb.