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Mathematical Science M.S.

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Top employers will always desire strong job candidates with high-end mathematical reasoning and knowledge. With a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you'll be prepared for a career in industry or education or for further graduate study in other mathematically based disciplines. The course work combines classical mathematics and applied mathematics with statistics and operations research to give you a diverse skill set.

Advanced Math and Statistics Skills Increase Your Opportunities

You can quickly put your mathematical abilities to work in a number of careers, including Computer System Analyst, Computer Programmer, Actuary, Software Engineer and Mathematician. Your UHCL degree enhances your employment prospects significantly, especially if you’re looking to enter higher education as a teacher or instructor in a local community college.

You can also choose a specialization in:

  • Computational and Applied Math

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Admission Requirements

Take your education to new heights in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Learn the next steps to being admitted now.


  • Math M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.

  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Requirements:
      • GRE is waived but may be submitted if GPA is less than 3.0. Scores will then need to be Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
    • Foundation Courses: Lineal Algebra, Differential Equations, Advanced Calculus
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Math; Students with other degrees may apply if undergraduate course work includes a substantial number of advanced credit hours in math courses.


Degree Requirements

Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.

Mathematical Science, M.S.


Cost Information

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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. 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

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL


Mathematical Science M.S. Faculty

Nelson Carter
Nelson Carter

Nelson Carter

Senior Lecturer of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3730
Email: carter@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-9

Nelson Carter Faculty Bio

Manki Cho
Manki Cho

Manki Cho

Assistant Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Email: cho@uhcl.edu

Manki Cho Faculty Bio

Tom Fox
Tom Fox

Tom Fox

Department Chair of Mathematics and Statistics and Associate Professor of Mathematics Education,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3723
Email: fox@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-12

Tom Fox Faculty Bio

Michael Heerey
Michael  Heerey

Michael Heerey

Lecturer of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3731
Email: heerey@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-13

Michael Heerey Faculty Bio

Jingjing Ma
Jingjing Ma

Jingjing Ma

Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3727
Email: ma@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-8

Jingjing Ma Faculty Bio

Zokhrab Mustafaev
Zokhrab Mustafaev

Zokhrab Mustafaev

Associate Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3735
Email: mustafaev@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-11

Zokhrab Mustafaev Faculty Bio

Nancy Ramirez
Nancy Ramirez

Nancy Ramirez

Lecturer of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3719
Email: ramirezn@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-17

Nancy Ramirez Faculty Bio

Teresa Rivas
Teresa Rivas

Teresa Rivas

Senior Lecturer of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3736
Email: rivas@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-2

Teresa Rivas Faculty Bio

LieJune Shiau
LieJune Shiau

LieJune Shiau

Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3724
Email: shiau@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-14

LieJune Shiau Faculty Bio

Yipeng Yang
Yipeng Yang

Yipeng Yang

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3737
Email: yangy@uhcl.edu
Office: B3521-5

Yipeng Yang Faculty Bio