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Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPAA) is responsible for overseeing the University's total educational program including:


  • Curriculum development
  • Academic standards in the colleges of the University
  • Supervision of the library
  • Continuing education, sponsored programs
  • Academic advising and placement
  • Publication of the Course Catalog and Handbook for Faculty.


The University Academic Affairs Council is a voting body, which makes formal recommendations to the president on all policy matters having direct impact on the academic environment. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost serves as the council's chair.

The Provost serves on the University of Houston System’s Provosts’ Council, which reviews all new program proposals coming from the component universities of the UH System and oversees those system-wide academic initiatives. The Provost meets regularly with the Academic Deans Council, which functions in advisory body on all academic matters.



The University of Houston-Downtown has five innovative, degree-granting colleges:

College of Business

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Sciences and Technology

College of Public Service

University College


If you are considering graduate school, peruse our various graduate programs to learn how you can attain your post-baccalaureate degree. Our graduate degrees include:

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