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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

 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

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk.


  • Humanities M.A.
  • Application

    Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org 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.

  • Requirements
    • 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.


Degree Requirements

Interested in discovering the sort of classes you’ll need to take in order to earn your degree from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out now.


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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


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

Sarah Costello Faculty Bio

Beth Merfish
Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

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

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

Beth Merfish Faculty Bio

Christina Novakov-Ritchey
Christina Novakov-Ritchey

Christina Novakov-Ritchey

Assistant Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Email: NovakovRitch@UHCL.edu

Christina Novakov-Ritchey Faculty Bio

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

Keith Parsons Faculty Bio

Daniel Silvermintz
Daniel Silvermintz

Daniel Silvermintz

Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

Daniel Silvermintz Faculty Bio

Shreerekha Subramanian
Shreerekha Subramanian

Shreerekha Subramanian

Associate Dean and Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3401
Email: subramanian@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1529.06

Shreerekha Subramanian Faculty Bio