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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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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.



Degree 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 Plan


Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. 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 former 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

    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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL


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: Bayou 1508.16

Michael Clody Faculty Bio

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

David Day Faculty Bio

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

Chloé Diepenbrock Faculty Bio

Elizabeth Klett
Elizabeth Klett

Elizabeth Klett

Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3445
Email: Klette@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.09

Elizabeth Klett Faculty Bio

Anne Marcoline
Anne Marcoline

Anne Marcoline

Associate Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

Anne Marcoline Faculty Bio

Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Visiting Assistant Professor,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3372
Email: McCauley@uhcl.edu
Office: B1508.07

Jennifer Maritza McCauley Faculty Bio

Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

Kevin McNamara Faculty Bio