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Cross-Cultural and Global Studies M.A.

Gain a Global Perspective

University of Houston-Clear Lake's classes use an interdisciplinary approach to consider experiences and inequalities based on race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality. Through the lenses of anthropology, history, geography, literature and sociology, you'll gain new insight into the complexities of national and global culture.

Build Valuable Skills to Work in a Diverse Society

As a cross-cultural and global studies student in UHCL's College of Human Sciences and Humanities, you'll use a broad range of theories and methodological approaches to explore today's pressing issues. The program offers concentrations in urban studies; religions in dialogue; women, gender and sexuality; and Latin American studies. Led by our passionate faculty, you'll gain both theoretical and practical training as you dig deep into complex issues. Graduates of this program have gone on to successful careers in law, education, non-profit agencies and religious organizations. You may also partake in one of several study abroad opportunities, to such places as Egypt, Turkey or Oman. You will finish up with a capstone experience that is either practically oriented in an internship or focused on conducting original research in a thesis or a project.

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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

Degree Requirements

Interested in discovering the sort of classes you’ll need to take in order to earn your degree from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out now.

Degree Plan

Cost Information

Examine how much it could cost to receive a degree from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities at UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Cross-Cultural and Global Studies M.A. Faculty

Maria Curtis
Maria Curtis

Maria Curtis

Associate Professor in Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3429
Email: Curtis@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.09

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Christine Kovic
Christine Kovic

Christine Kovic

Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3365
Email: kovic@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.04

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Michael McMullen
Michael McMullen

Michael McMullen

Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3435
Email: McMullen@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.13

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Dawit Woldu
Dawitt Woldu

Dawit Woldu

Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3364
Email: woldu@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.12

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