University of Houston-Victoria


Graduate Admissions Process

Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment
3007 North Ben Wilson - UW 133
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 570-4110
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Due to the impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, UHV has initiated the following temporary admissions accommodations for our new, incoming students.

*Test optional: Application will undergo a holistic review by academic school for those without test scores.

Important Dates


Application Available

Document Deadline

Fall 2021

08/03/20 - 08/13/21


Professional Counselling (M.S.)

08/03/20 – 01/31/21


Criminal Justice (M.A.)

08/03/20 – 08/01/21


Non-Traditional Fast Trak Online (8WK-1)

08/03/20 - 08/11/21


Non-Traditional Fast Trak Online (8WK-2)

08/03/20 - 10/08/21


Texas Residency

Under state statutes pursuant to Title 3 Texas Education Code and the Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status made known by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) which interprets those statutes, an individual will be classified as a resident or nonresident. Residency rules are adopted and amended by legislative action.

Application Process for:

  • New graduate program candidate
  • Students seeking temporary graduate admissions
  • Former UHV students

Step 1

Visit the web page to submit a new transfer admissions application. If you're new to Apply Texas, you will be asked to first, activate an Apply Texas account. However, if you already have an account established, simply log into the portal to continue the process.

Before submitting the application, you will be asked to submit a non-refundable/transferrable $25.00 fee.

Step 2

Submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment. To expedite the processing of your application, we encourage for all documents to be submitted *electronically.

However, if electronic documents are unavailable, physical copies can be mailed to:

University of Houston-Victoria
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901
Attn: Admissions & Student Recruitment

*electronic transcript format (e.g. Parchment)

Note: Additional documentation may be required to satisfy program admissions

Academic Program Requirements

The applicant for a graduate program must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in an institution accredited by CHEA-recognized institutional accreditation agencies. Foreign institutions which may not be formally accredited by United States accrediting agencies must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in the country where the institution is located as maintaining high academic standards and authorized to grant degrees by the Ministry of Education or appropriate government agency in the country where the institution is located. Credit earned prior to an institution receiving accreditation/recognition is not accepted for admission or transfer.

For graduate admission, applicants with international credentials must have earned a baccalaureate degree comparable to a 4-year baccalaureate degree in the United States. Admission to the university does not guarantee a student's admission to a graduate program. The appropriate graduate school will determine whether or not the applicant is qualified for admission into the graduate program.

Admissions Requirements

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College of Business Administration

College of Education and Health Professions

Who are considered former students?

  • Students who have not enrolled at UHV for 13 uninterrupted months (3 consecutive terms) from their initial semester
  • Students with an application that has been discontinued for non-enrollment
  • Has earned a bachelor's or graduate degree

Admissions Forms

‌All Students

Graduate Students Only