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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

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

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. 

Degree Plan

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
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • 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.


  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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History M.A. Faculty

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

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Barbara Hales
Barbara Hales

Barbara Hales

Associate Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

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Adam Hodges
Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

Associate Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

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Cengiz Sisman
Cengiz Sisman

Cengiz Sisman

Associate Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

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