Build a Better Society
Untangle today's most intricate problems when you pursue a Master of Arts in Sociology from University of Houston-Clear Lake. This degree considers social issues, contexts and policies with the ultimate goal of improving society. From massive social structures to small group dynamics, sociology explores many facets of human organization and experience. Working closely with expert faculty in small classes, you'll explore topics such as family sociology, medical sociology, immigration, religion, race and ethnic relations and much more.
Understand and Explore Today's Pressing Issues
We offer concentrations in:
- Family sociology
- Health and medicine
- Urban studies
- Work and occupation
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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.
- Sociology M.A.
Apply online through Apply Texas for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the Graduate and International Admissions application deadlines.
- GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will automatically be removed after successful submission of the admission application.
- Official 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.
- Recommended last 60-hour GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- 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.
Admission Review Process
If the last 60-hour GPA is below a 3.00 or an applicant has not completed a prior advanced degree, student admission files will be sent to the program for individual review.
Individual Review Requirements: To complete individual review, submit/upload a statement of purpose to your UHCL E-Services account and to the program via email at Arney@uhcl.edu.
- Statement of Purpose (not to exceed two single-spaced pages): describing the reasons for desiring this degree and how it fits into your career goals.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew 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
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
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.