Important COVID-19 Update
Test-Optional Policy - UHCL has approved a temporary test-optional policy to waive the ACT/SAT requirements for summer 2020 and fall 2020 terms. This means freshmen are not required to submit an ACT/SAT score to receive an admission decision, but are encouraged to submit scores if they have them. Applicants will not be penalized for not submitting ACT/SAT scores.
For applicants currently dealing with difficulties presented by COVID-19 (including school closures, cancelled tests, distance learning, lack of access to school documents or personnel, delayed results on AP/IB/national exams, or other circumstances), we encourage you to contact the Office of Admissions. For one-on-one assistance, schedule a virtual appointment.
For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.
College Information Sessions via Zoom
Graduate Student Admissions at UHCL
When you reach the point that you're ready for more – more opportunities for career advancement, more in-depth examination of your field and more chances to learn from both expert faculty and classmates who have years of experience themselves – the graduate programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake are ready for you.
We offer 45 practical masters and three doctoral degrees across each of our four colleges - Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities and Science and Engineering. Graduate education has always been a crucial part of our identity as a university; in fact, we offer more graduate degrees than undergraduate degrees and nearly 40 percent of our students are enrolled in graduate programs.
Application Deadlines for Graduate Admissions
- Graduate Deadlines
Summer 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
Former UHCL Students - August 10
Spring 2021New 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.
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply.
Your Degree on Your Time
We realize that the everyday pressures of work and family – not to mention finances – make it unrealistic for most people to drop everything and head back to college. We get it. That's why we offer classes online, in the evening and at off-campus locations. If you want to earn your graduate degree, we want to make sure you have a convenient way to get it.
If you could invent your own campus, far from the noise and pressure of everyday life, you’d come up with something a lot like UHCL. We're located in a 524-acre nature and wildlife preserve, yet easily accessible to the NASA Johnson Space Center and 20 minutes from Galveston. Tours are offered several times weekly. Reserve your spot today, or join us at an open house or another admission event.
Are you an international student looking to enroll in UHCL as a graduate student? Learn more about International Admissions!