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:
- Master's Thesis
- Master's Project
- 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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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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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew 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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.