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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.

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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

    Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.

  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
      • Can be waived if applicant has another grad degree (MS or higher) or based on relevant industry experience
    • Undergraduate degree in a related field including preparation coursework as listed in the catalog
    • Foundation courses: Math through differential equations, calculus-based probability and statistics, a programming language

Degree Requirements

UHCL's College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you'll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.

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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

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 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

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

James Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Office: D108

James B. Dabney Faculty Bio