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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help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will
let you become the next UHCL Hawk.
- History M.A.
Apply online through Apply Texas 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.
- 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.
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.History, M.A.
Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew 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. 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
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
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.