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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:

  • Religions, ethics, values
  • Women, gender and sexuality
  • Latin American studies
  • Culture, health and inequality
  • Immigration and refugees
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

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk. 

  • Cross-Cultural and Global Studies M.A.
  • Application

    Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.

    Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the Graduate and International Admissions application deadlines.

  • Requirements
    • GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will automatically be removed after successful submission of the admission application.
    • Official Transcripts: Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Recommended last 60-hour GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.
  • Admission Review Process 

    If the last 60-hour GPA is below a 3.00 or an applicant has not completed a prior advanced degree, student admission files will be sent to the program for individual review.

    Individual Review Requirements: To complete individual review, submit a statement of purpose to the program via email at Curtis@uhcl.edu.

    • Statement of Purpose (not to exceed two single-spaced pages): describing the reasons for desiring this degree and how it fits into your career 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.

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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
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science)
    Document Deadline - February 15

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL


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

Maria Curtis Faculty Bio

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

Christine Kovic Faculty Bio

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

Michael McMullen Faculty Bio

Dawit Woldu
Dawitt Woldu

Dawit Woldu

Associate Professor of Anthropology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

Dawit Woldu Faculty Bio