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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help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will
let you become the next UHCL Hawk.
- Literature M.A.
Apply online through Apply Texas 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.
- 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.
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.
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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. 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
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
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.