Investigate New Insights in Criminal Justice
Deepen your understanding of crime and criminal justice with a Master of Arts in Criminology at University of Houston-Clear Lake. You'll examine many layers of contemporary crime, including why it occurs, how it's measured and how it's controlled. Guided by the active scholars and writers on our faculty, you'll delve into topics such as homeland security, criminology, computer crime, juvenile delinquency, correctional institutions and more. Study under nationally recognized experts in serial murder, white-collar crime, race and crime and juvenile delinquency and participate in field trips and special topics classes such as Homeland Security.
Make the World a Safer Place
As part of your Master of Arts in Criminology, you'll personalize your curriculum
to complete a thesis, project, internship or additional coursework to best suit your
interests and goals. Pursue internships with local, state and federal agencies, as
well as teaching internships. You will prepare for careers in the criminal justice
system, but professionals in many other fields have also benefited from the knowledge
and skills of the graduate study of criminology. Possible future jobs include as a
community college instructor, juvenile counselor, litigation manager and victim services
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This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree.Criminology, M.A.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Final - April 1
Document Deadline - April 15
Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Final - October 1
Document Deadline - October 15
Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1
Final - March 1
Document Deadline - March 15
Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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