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History M.A.

Choose from a Variety of Degree Options

Historical studies invite you to explore diverse perspectives as you hone skills in research, analysis and problem-solving.

In addition to standard coursework, History M.A. students collaborate with the program faculty to select one of three options for completing their degree:

  1. Master's Thesis
  2. Master's Project
  3. Written and Oral Comprehensive Examinations

More information about these options and detailed degree requirements can be found in the UHCL Graduate Catalog.

Deepen Your Knowledge of the Past and Advance Your Career

Pursuing a Master of Arts in History is an excellent way to acquire in-depth and specialized knowledge of the periods, topics and developments that interest you most. Intimate graduate seminars teach you how to read and analyze historical scholarship and primary resources, while also honing your oral and written communication skills. Our graduate History program is ideal for teachers looking to enrich their disciplinary expertise and individuals pursuing careers in higher education. The Master of Arts in History also provides valuable training for careers in museum studies, archival work, the law and many other fields.

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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.

  • History 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.


Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

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Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from 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, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

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

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    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


History M.A. Faculty

Thaís R. S. de Sant'Ana
Thais R.S. de Sant'Ana

Thaís R. S. de Sant'Ana

Assistant Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Email: santana@uhcl.edu

Thaís R. S. de Sant'Ana Faculty Bio

Neal T. Dugre
Neal Dugre

Neal Dugre

Assistant Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3358
Email: Dugre@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.04

Neal Dugre Faculty Bio

Barbara Hales
Barbara Hales

Barbara Hales

Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3411
Email: hales@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1508

Barbara Hales Faculty Bio

Adam Hodges
Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3395
Email: hodgesaj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508-25

Adam Hodges Faculty Bio

Jeremy Piercy
Jeremy Piercy

Jeremy Piercy

Assistant Professor of Early European History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3466
Email: piercy@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.12

Jeremy Piercy Faculty Bio

Cengiz Sisman
Cengiz Sisman

Cengiz Sisman

Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3472
Email: sisman@uhcl.edu
Office: B2233.04

Cengiz Sisman Faculty Bio

Pearl Young
Pearl Young

Pearl Young

Assistant Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3317
Email: youngp@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.09

Pearl Young Faculty Bio