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Sociology M.A.

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:

  • Diversity
  • Family sociology
  • Health and medicine
  • Urban studies
  • Work and occupation
We also provide rigorous training in research methods, statistical analysis, and mapping and interviewing skills. This degree's enhanced background knowledge, and analytical skills and research experience will serve you well in fields as diverse as government, social services, law, marketing, urban planning and education.

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Admission Requirements

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.
  • Application

    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.

  • Requirements
    • 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

    • 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.

Degree Requirements

Interested in discovering the sort of classes you’ll need to take in order to earn your degree from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out now.

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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.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

Sociology M.A. Faculty

Jennifer Arney
Jennifer Arney

Jennifer Arney

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3441
Office: Bayou 2121

Jennifer Arney Faculty Bio

Stephen M. Cherry
Stephen Cherry

Stephen Cherry

Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3434
Office: B2233

Stephen Cherry Faculty Bio

Amy Lucas
Amy Lucas

Amy Lucas

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3413
Office: Bayou 2121.04

Amy Lucas Faculty Bio

Mike McMullen
Michael McMullen

Michael McMullen

Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3435
Office: Bayou 2617.13

Michael McMullen Faculty Bio