Human Resource Management M.A.
Tackle Business Challenges with Your Expertise
Propel your career forward and become a leader in the field of human resource management with a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our expert faculty will help you develop your expertise with a combined focus on management and global markets so you can achieve your professional goals. With in-person or fully online degree plans, you’ll gain expertise in your field while continuing to work full-time.
Your education in Human Resource Management from UHCL will focus on five essential competency areas:
- Core human resource processes,
- General business management,
- Strategic decision-making,
- Change management, and
- Personal mastery and influence.
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Accelerate Your Career. Increase Your Options.
If you don’t have a background in Human Resource Management or if you are a working professional looking to advance your career, our fully online, 36-credit-hour program provides you flexibility in earning your degree. UHCL is the only local university in the Houston area that offers a fully accredited, online degree in Human Resource Management. Additionally, Enrolling in this program is easier than ever, as you can earn a waiver by taking the GRE or GMAT if you meet certain requirements.
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- Human Resource Management M.A.
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
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 (GRE also acceptable)
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).
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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. 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
Final - April 1
Document Deadline - April 15
Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Final - October 1
Document Deadline - October 15
Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1
Final - March 1
Document Deadline - March 15
Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
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.
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Accreditations and Distinctions
The College of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake holds both business and separate accounting accreditation with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Recognition by AACSB symbolizes the commitment to continuous improvement of educational quality, regional engagement with business partners, and the effectiveness of our societal impact. AACSB holds its member institutions to standards of excellence as interpreted by peer review teams, accreditation committees, and Board of Directors. Fewer than 1 percent of the business schools in the world, and only one other public university in the Houston region, have earned both business and separate accounting accreditation.
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