University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Graduate Academic Policies

Grade Point Average

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the master's or doctoral program.
  • The cumulative GPA and the Low Grade Policy (Four-C Rule-see next section) requirements are based upon all of the student's graduate work taken at the University of Houston, including repeated courses and undergraduate courses, for which grade point values are assigned.
  • In addition, grades from graduate courses transferred from other universities are not included in the cumulative GPA for graduation.