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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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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. 

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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

    Final – April 1
    Document Deadline – April 15

  • Spring

    Final – October 1
    Document Deadline – October 15

  • Summer*

    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.


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
Office: B2617.07

Jennifer Maritza McCauley Faculty Bio

Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3387
Office: B2121.07

Kevin McNamara Faculty Bio