Literature M.A.

Enrich Your Understanding of the Written Word

Literature faculty offer a variety of seminars in English, American, and World literature each semester during convenient evening hours. Readings will enrich your understanding of major authors and influential movements, introduce you to emerging and current authors, or explore such topics as literary theory, creative writing, women's literature, and poetics. A Literature faculty advisor helps each student to select a plan of study and to maintain progress toward completion of the Master of Arts in LIterature from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Specialize to Achieve Your Goals

UHCL's Master of Arts in Literature offers two optional concentrations: American Studies and Composition and Rhetoric. While you do not have to select a concentration to earn your degree, each option defines a path to further academic studies or a career. A focus on American Studies equips you for government service and other fields in which knowledge of American culture is rewarded, or for doctoral studies in related fields. Composition and Rhetoric develops skills for business, science, technical and creative writers. Finally, our two capstone options - a written comprehensive exam or a thesis - further allow you to shape your degree to support your goals.

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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

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Literature M.A. Faculty

Michael Clody
Michael Clody

Michael Clody

Associate Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3390
Email: clodymc@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB 2109.07

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David Day
David Day

David Day

Senior Lecturer in Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3355
Email: day@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Bldg 2109

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Chloe Diepenbrock
Chloé Diepenbrock

Chloé Diepenbrock

Associate Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3356
Email: Diepenbrock@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building 2109.04

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Joanna Eleftheriou

Joanna Eleftheriou

Assistant Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3480
Email: eleftheriou@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.15

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Elizabeth Klett
Elizabeth Klett

Elizabeth Klett

Associate Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3445
Email: Klette@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Bldg. 1508.16

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Anne Marcoline
Anne Marcoline

Anne Marcoline

Assistant Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3448
Email: Marcoline@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.03

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Kevin McNamara
Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3387
Email: mcnamara@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.07

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Craig White
Craig White

Craig H. White

Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3380
Email: whitec@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.07

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