Finance M.S.

Accelerate Your Career

Enhance your skill set in the world of finance with a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Your finance degree from our College of Business will provide you with the tools required to advance in private, public or non-profit sectors. Your Master of Science in Finance is the key to an array of excellent employment possibilities. As financial sectors continue to move in new and exciting directions, it’s crucial that you position yourself as a highly qualified expert in domestic and international tax laws, economics and global money markets. Recent UHCL graduates have found employment in the fields of corporate finance, commercial banking, financial planning, investment banking, money management and real estate investment.

A Degree Program that Fits Your Life

We want you to experience success in your academic pursuits, so our accelerated format delivers classes that are only eight weeks long, instead of the usual 16. We also offer classes in different formats for your convenience:

  • Hybrid: Half your class time is online, while the other half is face-to-face;
  • Online: From the comfort of your home or office. UHCL is the only Houston-based university offering an accredited fully online MS Finance program.

In addition, you’ll be learning from the best. College of Business finance faculty consult, serve on boards, involve themselves in the community, continue to have active professional roles in their respective fields, publish, and do extensive research.

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Admission Requirements

We're excited that you want to enroll in University of Houston-Clear Lake as a student in our College of Business. Find out the steps you need to take as you begin the admissions process. We’re excited that you want to enroll in UHCL’s College of Business. Find out what it takes to join us.



Degree Requirements

Each course of study in the College of Business here at University of Houston-Clear Lake has specific degree requirements you must fulfill to graduate. Find out more today.
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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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

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  UHCL Online
 

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

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  Hybrid
 

Hybrid

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

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Accreditations and Distinctions

aacsb University of Houston-Clear Lake is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Finance M.S. Faculty

Anne Anders
anders

Anne Anders

Assistant Professor of Economics,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3255
Email: anders@uhcl.edu

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Stephen J. Cotten
Stephen Cotten

Stephen Cotten

Associate Professor of Economics,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3207
Email: Cotten@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121

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Joseph Patrick McCormack
Joseph McCormack

Joseph McCormack

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3217
Email: mccormack@uhcl.edu
Office: BB Suite 3121, Room 26

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Timothy B. Michael
Timothy Michael

Timothy Michael

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3193
Email: michael@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building Suite 3121, Room 33

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Jason Murasko
Jason Murasko

Jason Murasko

Associate Professor of Economics,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3107
Email: muraskoj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121, Room 22

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Ivelina Pavlova
Ivelina Pavlova

Ivelina Pavlova

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3208
Email: pavlova@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building Suite 3121, Room 30

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Grady D. Perdue
Grady Perdue

Grady Perdue

Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3213
Email: perdue@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121, Room 27

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Edward R. Waller
Edward Waller

Edward R. Waller

Associate Dean and Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3206
Email: waller@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2239

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Jeff Whitworth
Jeffrey Whitworth

Jeffrey Whitworth

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3218
Email: whitworthj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building Suite 3121, Room 32

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Melissa A. Williams
Melissa Williams

Melissa A. Williams

Faculty Chair of Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance and Marketing and Associate Professor of Finance ,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3211
Email: williamsmeli@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121 Room 29

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