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Literature M.A. with Concentration in American Studies

Explore New Worlds

Focus your Literature Master of Arts from University of Houston-Clear Lake on studies about the literature and culture of the U.S. and the Americas. With the concentration in American Studies, you'll combine the study of the U.S. and, at your choice, other Western Hemisphere literature with coursework in disciplines such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, or Art History, which deepen your understanding of literature's relation to the culture in which it is created.

Apply Your Education to Diverse Career Options

Your coursework for this program will equip you to pursue a multitude of further options including doctoral programs in American Studies or Literature, or a career in government service and other fields in which a sophisticated understanding of American culture is a boon.

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Admission 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.


  • Literature M.A.
  • Application
    Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA obtain in the last 60 hours
    • If below a 3.0 GPA, use the Admission Formula:
      • (Last 60 GPA X 24) + Verbal GRE Score + Quantitative GRE Score = 350 or above we admit
    • GRE Requirements:
      • For Fall 2022 only, the GRE will be waived. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
      • If the last 60-hour GPA is below a 3.00, student admission files will be sent to the program for individual review. Students may still submit a GRE and use the following admission formula to gain acceptance into the program. (Last 60 GPA X 24) + Verbal GRE Score + Quantitative GRE Score = 350 or above we admit.
      • If planning to apply for a future semester, the GRE may be waived with a 3.0 GPA obtained in the last 60 credit hours or hold a doctorate degree.
      • If required, General GRE Exam, www.gre.org.
      • UHCL GRE Code: 6916
  • 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.

    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.


Degree Requirements

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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 - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

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. with Concentration in American Studies Faculty

Jennifer Maritza McCauley
Jennifer McCauley

Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3372
Email: McCauley@uhcl.edu
Office: B2617.07

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