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Humanities M.A.

Explore the Human Experience

Develop critical and global thinking through graduate studies in Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through careful study of major works across the humanistic disciplines, you'll join some of the greatest minds in a three-thousand-year-old discussion about the human condition. You'll study directly with the Humanities faculty, who are distinguished as both accomplished teachers and scholars in their fields of expertise. The Master's program culminates in a capstone experience tailored to your needs.

Hone Your Skills to Engage Global Ideas

Gain an appreciation of major artistic and intellectual contributions across history and the global landscape. Refine your studies by specializing in studio arts, art history, museum studies, film studies, writing or the history of ideas. Whatever concentration you choose, you'll engage with the broad sweep of intellectual and artistic culture while developing skills in critical thinking, textual and artistic analysis, and academic research and writing. With flexible concentrations and capstone requirements, your degree will be guided by your own interests and professional goals.

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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

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Cost Information

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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 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    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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Humanities M.A. Faculty

Sarah Costello
Sarah Costello

Sarah Costello

Associate Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3342
Email: costello@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.10

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Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Email: merfish@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.12

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Keith Parsons
Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons

Professor of Philosophy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3361
Email: parsons@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.10

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Daniel Silvermintz
Daniel Silvermintz

Daniel E. Silvermintz

Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3326
Email: Silvermintz@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2529.02

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Shreerekha Subramanian
Shreerekha Subramanian

Shreerekha Subramanian

Department Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3430
Email: subramanian@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.18

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