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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. Examine the important steps in the admissions process today.

  • Finance M.S.
  • Admission Deadline
    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score

    Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and submission of GMAT score.

    Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:

    • 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework; and Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a country where English is the native language or from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or have U.S. Licensure).


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

Put your budding business degree to work with an analysis of the potential costs of your UHCL degree.

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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

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.

About UHCL Online

Hybrid

Hybrid

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


Accreditations and Distinctions


AACSB Accredited 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

Anne Anders Faculty Bio

Yvette Bendeck

Yvette M. Bendeck

Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3221
Email: bendeck@uhcl.edu

Yvette M. Bendeck Faculty Bio

Stephen Cotten
Stephen Cotten

Stephen Cotten

Associate Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Stephen Cotten Faculty Bio

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

Joseph McCormack Faculty Bio

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

Timothy Michael Faculty Bio

Jason Murasko
Jason Murasko

Jason Murasko

Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Jason Murasko Faculty Bio

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout
Ivelina Pavlova-Stout

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

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

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout Faculty Bio

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

Grady Perdue Faculty Bio

Edward R. Waller
Edward Waller

Edward R. Waller

Dean and Professor of Finance,
Business

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

Edward R. Waller Faculty Bio

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

Jeffrey Whitworth Faculty Bio

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

Melissa A. Williams Faculty Bio