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Digital Media Studies M.A.

The Possibilities are Endless

Digital media is changing faster than ever; change right along with it equipped with a Master of Arts in Digital Media Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our cutting-edge interdisciplinary instruction will lead you to explore and integrate emerging media, working with graphic design, photography, art, video, communication, business, computer programming and more. By immersing yourself in practical projects with real clients, you will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates the versatility

A Flexible Degree Plan for a World of Possibilities

Choose from one of three concentrations as you pursue your degree: production and design, public relations and social media, or gaming. Discover how to create a degree to meet your career goals from a curriculum that includes courses in communication, graphic design, social media, public relations, campaign planning, marketing management, psychology and instructional technology. We offer the varied core curriculum paired with flexible electives to both tailor your studies and broaden your horizons. To leap ahead in your career or dive deeper into academic study and creative expression, you may choose from several capstone options: graduate internship, original graduate project, graduate thesis, and comprehensive examination.

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Admission Requirements

  • Digital Media Studies
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: Jan. 15 - Aug. 10
    Spring: Aug. 15 - Dec. 1

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    You are expected to have had courses in Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Media Writing and Web Design. If you feel you have the experience to waive the entrance requirements, please give a detailed description of your skills and experience in the portfolio you submit to the Digital Media Studies Program Director.

    All applicants must submit a portfolio and a "Statement of Purpose" describing previous education, work experience, and relevant coursework. Include why you are interested in Digital Media and why you are interested in our program. Please also tell us which track (Gaming, Production Design or Public Relations & Social Media) that you would like to pursue. Include any additional information you would like us to know. The statement should be no more than 800 words. Send Submit the statement with a resume and a portfolio link to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application) or mail directly to the DMST Program Director:

    Leo Chan Ph.D.
    Digital Media Studies Master's Program
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    Bayou Building 1508.18 Box 10
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058


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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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. 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 former 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

    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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

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Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.


Digital Media Studies M.A. Faculty

Andrea Baldwin
Andrea Baldwin

Andrea Baldwin

Senior Lecturer,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3479
Email: baldwin@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.14

Andrea Baldwin Faculty Bio

Michael Brims
Michael Brims

Michael Brims

Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3391
Email: brims@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB 2109.16

Michael Brims Faculty Bio

Leo Chan
Tak Shing (Leo) Chan

Tak Shing (Leo) Chan

Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3323
Email: ChanTa@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.18

Tak Shing (Leo) Chan Faculty Bio

Debra Clark
Debra Clark

Debra E. Clark

Associate Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3399
Email: clarked@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508-24

Debra E. Clark Faculty Bio

Brent Kice
Brent Kice

Brent Kice

Associate Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3482
Email: kice@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.03

Brent Kice Faculty Bio

Anna Klyueva
Anna Klyueva

Anna Klyueva

Associate Professor of Communication/Public Relations,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3442
Email: klyueva@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.12

Anna Klyueva Faculty Bio

Stuart Larson
Stuart Larson

Stuart Larson

Department Chair of Communication and Studio Arts and Associate Professor of Graphic Design ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3362
Email: larsons@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.10

Stuart Larson Faculty Bio