Learn to Write Effectively in a Variety of Professional Settings
With a Master of Arts in Literature with a Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you can develop your professional skills through a wide variety of seminars in Creative, Business, Multimedia, or Professional Writing. You can also focus on your own ability to teach Composition to others.
Great Communication Skills Set You Apart
The concentration in Composition and Rhetoric helps students pursuing the M.A. in
Literature to refine their professional skills in writing and editing, and equips
them with theoretical tools to teach and conduct research in writing and multimodal
discourse. Reading widely across history and a range of theoretical approaches enables
students to become conversant in major questions posed by rhetoric, composition, poetics,
and the crafts of fiction and nonfiction prose. Students can choose courses for an
array of prospective careers: a focus on pedagogy equips students to teach writing
at the community college and university level; creative writing prepares students
for careers in trade publishing; and rhetoric trains students in the advanced communication
skills demanded for success in business.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew 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 as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL applications 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 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.
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- International Deadlines
Final – April 1
Document Deadline – April 15
Final – October 1
Document Deadline – October 15
Final – March 1
Document Deadline – March 15
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.