Graduate Studies

The Prairie View A&M University Office of Graduate Studies is an administrative and educational support unit within the organizational jurisdiction of the Office of Academic Affairs.  The mission of the unit is to provide administrative coordination for graduate studies through joint supervision of graduate program planning, delivery, and evaluation within a rigorous, intellectually challenging, and stimulating environment.

Prairie View A&M University was authorized to establish a Division of Graduate Studies in 1937, Prairie View A&M University has sustained its dedication to excellence in teaching, research, and service through commitment to advanced educational offerings which include multiple masters, doctoral, and certification programs. The Office of Graduate Studies provides the infrastructure for advanced study by providing opportunities for qualified students seeking graduate education and/or degrees. Comprehensive programs are offered under the joint supervision of the Office of Graduate Studies and the various colleges and schools. A strong partnership has been developed to assist students in realizing their educational goals.

The Office of Graduate Studies is the primary source of information about studying for an advanced degree. Similarly, the University Catalog is the official sourcebook to graduate programs at the University. General inquiries about the graduate study should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies. Specific questions regarding a major program should be directed to the college or school offering the program. Graduate students are held fully responsible for understanding and adhering to all rules policies and procedures established by the Office of Graduate Studies and the colleges and schools in which programs of study will be undertaken. Programs, regulations, and course offerings listed herein are subject to modification and/or deletion at any time by action of appropriate University authorities.

Colleges and Schools with Graduate Programs

  • College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • School of Architecture
  • Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Whitlowe R. Green College of Education
  • Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
  • College of Juvenile Justice
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Public and Allied Health

Graduate programs leading to Master's degrees, Professional Certification,  Certificate Endorsements, and Doctoral degrees are offered. Prairie View A&M University offers the majority of its graduate degree programs on the main campus at Prairie View. However, it also offers selected degree programs in education, business, engineering, and nursing at distance sites primarily in the Houston area. Off-campus sites are located at the Prairie View A&M University Northwest Houston Center and the College of Nursing in the Houston Medical Center. Selected graduate programs are offered online.