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Systems Engineering M.S. with a Specialization in Healthcare

Solve the Challenges of the Healthcare Systems with Engineering Acumen

As the health care industry continues to evolve, health care systems engineering has emerged as a discipline that presents unique opportunities to traditional systems engineers. When you pursue a Healthcare Specialization as part of your M.S. in Systems Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake, your solid technical foundation will be augmented with knowledge that will help you improve the operations of any health care facility.

Specialized Coursework for a Specialized Field

The Healthcare Systems Engineering course provides detailed insight into the health care delivery system including patient flow, health data informatics, patient safety and the health care supply chain. In the Healthcare Systems Analytics and Optimization course, your core systems engineering skills will help you solve problems in scheduling, optimization and decision analysis. And after completing the Healthcare Systems Integration course, you’ll be equipped to design and implement processes for key healthcare systems like communications, sensing and automation, security and robotics.

Admission Requirements

  • Systems Engineering M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field including preparation coursework as listed in the catalog. 

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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

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Systems Engineering M.S. with a Specialization in Healthcare Faculty

Ipek Bozkurt
Ipek Bozkurt

Ipek Bozkurt

Associate Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3882
Email: bozkurt@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM Building 2220

Faculty Bio

James Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Email: dabney@uhcl.edu
Office: D108

Faculty Bio

James C. Helm
James Helm

James Carlton Helm

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3875
Email: helm@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

Faculty Bio

Ki-Young Jeong
Ki-Young Jeong

Ki-Young Jeong

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3862
Email: jeongk@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM Building 2222

Faculty Bio

Jiang Lu
Jiang Lu

Jiang Lu

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3856
Email: luj@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 121

Faculty Bio

Xiaojun Gene Shan
Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3814
Email: shan@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM Building 2218

Faculty Bio