How to Apply as a International Graduate Student

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester

How to Apply to UHCL as a Graduate Student

It’s time to submit your application to University of Houston-Clear Lake and get the next phase of your education under way. We are honored that you’ve selected our school as the location for your graduate studies, so we want to do everything possible to ensure a smooth and successful application process.

Once all of the required official documents are received, an admission decision will be made and you will be notified in writing. Each academic school has a different admission review process including varying review schedules. For questions about admissions requirements or procedures, contact the Office of International Admissions and Programs.

We look forward to receiving your application for your graduate studies here at UHCL.

Special Admission Deadlines and Requirements

  College of Business
 
  • Accounting M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score: Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework (3.000 GPA preferred on the last 60 hours of coursework) and submission of GMAT score.

    Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:

    • 3.000 cumulative GPA on upper division courses at UHCL (minimum of 24 hours required) and a 3.000 GPA on upper division accounting courses at UHCL (minimum of 12 hours required) -OR-
    • Earned a graduate degree in business from an AACSB accredited university or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S., or J.D. from an accredited U.S. institution. (or U.S. licensure).
  • Finance M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score:Less than 3.250 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields) and submission of GMAT score.

    Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:

    • 3.250 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields) and Earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a country where English is the native language. -OR-
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure)
  • MBA, MHA*, MHA/MBA*, MA-HRM, MS-Envr Mgmt, MS-MIS**
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score: Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and submission of GMAT score (GRE acceptable for MHA, HRM and ENVR MGMT)

    Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:

    • 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a country where English is the native language 

    -OR-

    • Earned a graduate degree or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure)
    *Applications for the MHA and MHA/MBA must also submit (1) 3 letters of recommendation; (2) current resume; and (3) statement of career goals
    ** Test Score Waivers for MS Accounting and MS MIS will be effective for Spring 2018 admissions.
  College of Human Sciences and Humanities
 
  • Clinical Psychology M.A.
  • Admission Deadline

    Dec. 10- Jan. 25

  • Application

    Step 1: Apply online for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
    Step 2: Apply online to the Clinical Psychology Program before January 25.

  • Prerequisites
    Graduate admission to the university. The program requires five prerequisite undergraduate psychology courses (15 hours): Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality and one (3 additional hours) of upper-level psychology. Preference is given to applicants with all prerequisites completed.
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (not more than 5 years old) through the standard reporting procedures.
    • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
    The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
    • Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences
    • Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 2 pages single-spaced, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    Three (3) letters of recommendation and recommendation forms (found on program homepage) should be submitted directly by the person making the
    recommendation to clinicalschool@uhcl.edu. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know you well are especially preferred. 

    In addition to the university application fee, there is an additional application fee of $35 for the Clinical Psychology application. Make check payable to "University of Houston-Clear Lake" and send it to:

    Clinical Psychology Program Applications
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 73
    Houston, TX 77058

  • Behavior Analysis M.A.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only: Jan. 5

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Requirements

    • The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):

    1. Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences.
    2. Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic source, should be submitted directly by the recommenders to behavioranalysis@uhcl.edu. No form is required. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know you well are especially appreciated.

    Application Packet

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: Oct. 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Requirements

    • The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
    1) Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences.
    2) Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic source, should be submitted directly by the recommenders to behavioranalysis@uhcl.edu. No form is required. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know you well are especially appreciated.

    Application Packet

  • Digital Media Studies
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: Jan. 15 - March 31
    Spring: Aug. 15 - Oct. 15- Extended to Dec. 1

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    You are expected to have had courses in Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Media Writing and Web Design. If you feel you have the experience to waive the entrance requirements, please submit a portfolio to the Digital Media Studies Program Director along with a detailed description of their skills and experience.

    You must also submit a "Statement of Purpose" describing previous education, work experience, and relevant coursework. Include why you are interested in Digital Media and why you are interested in our program. Please also tell us which track (Gaming, Production Design or Public Relations & Social Media) that you would like to pursue. Include any additional information you would like us to know. The statement should be no more than 800 words. Send the statement with a resume and a portfolio of previous work directly to the DMST Program Director:

    Leo Chan Ph.D.
    Digital Media Studies Master's Program
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    Bayou Building 1508.18 Box 10
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058

  • Health Service Psychology Psy.D.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: Jan. 10, 2018

  • Application
    Applicants must apply for admission to both the Doctorate of Psychology program and to University of Houston-Clear Lake through ApplyTexas.org.
  • Requirements

    Admitted students typically have these qualifications:

    • Specialist or Master’s degree in School Psychology or Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology or related field.
    • GPA of 3.4 or higher.
    • Score of 300 or higher on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), with a minimum score of 3.5 in Analytical Writing.
    • Research evidence/potential (publication, thesis, formal research project, participation in research). 

    You must submit the following documents through ApplyTexas.org: 

    • A current curriculum vitae.
    • A Statement of Purpose that provides your reasons for pursuing this degree and how it fits into your career goals. The Statement of Purpose (not to exceed 2 pages, single-spaced) includes the following: 
    1. Research and clinical/school psychology experience and interests. 
    2. Other relevant experiences (i.e., volunteer experiences).
    3. Post-graduation professional goals. 
    4. A list of program faculty with whom the applicant would like to work and why. 
    • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended - except University of Houston-Clear Lake transcripts, which will be generated internally. These transcripts are in addition to the official transcripts sent directly to the university Admissions office. 
    • Scores on the general test of the GRE and TOEFL (if required). While official scores are reported to the university through the standard reporting processes of the respective testing services, you must enter your scores into the ApplyTexas.org program application form as indicated.  

    You must also have three (3) Recommendations for Applicant Admission submitted on your behalf. Each writer must complete the recommendation form and write a separate letter. Each recommender should email their letters to Psyd@uhcl.edu

    After initial review of the application materials (application, recommendations, and supplemental material) an admissions committee will invite selected applicants to campus for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for February 2018. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by April 15, 2018.

    For a more detailed explanation, you can download the Application and Admission Process.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology M.A.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only: Dec. 10 - Feb. 15

  • Application

    Apply to Industrial / Organizational Psychology through ApplyTexas.org.
    • Do not apply to Psychology or General Psychology, as these are different programs, and acceptance into Psychology does not mean you are accepted into the I/O program.
    • Apply Texas.com will forward your application to UHCL Admissions within a few days of your submission.
    • Our Admissions office will create a student account for you and then contact you once it is available for use.

  • Requirements
    • GPA over the last 60 hours will be at least a 3.0. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Courses taken more than five years ago will not count.
    • GRE scores will be: Verbal score of at least 146 and a Quantitative score of at least 146. The scores cannot be more than five years old.

    Coursework Requirement

    • must have at least 12 hours of upper level undergraduate courses consisting of 3 hours of Introduction to Statistics and
    • 9 hours of any combination of Psychology, Management, Sociology, or Anthropology
    • If some of these courses have not been taken, you are still eligible to apply if all other expected requirements are met, but would be required to take these prerequisite classes while enrolled.
    Other Requirements:
    • CV/Resume: describe your previous education, work experience, relevant coursework, relevant volunteer activities, any honors, published papers or other relevant life experiences. Upload an updated resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) by logging into your E-Services account, selecting your "To-Do List," and choosing "Details/Upload Documentation."
    • Statement of Purpose: include why you are interested in I-O Psychology in general, and why you are interested in our program at UHCL. Include any additional information that you think relevant that will help us to know you better. Upload a personal statement of 1000 words (or less) by logging into your E-Services account, selecting your "To-Do List," and choosing "Details/Upload Documentation."
    • Transcripts: All transcripts and GRE scores should be sent to the UHCL Admissions Office by e-mailing admissions@uhcl.edu or calling 281-283-2500. Domestic students with international backgrounds must make an appointment with the Office of International Admissions and Programs (OIAP) to submit their international transcripts and proof of degree. You can contact OIAP at OIAP@uhcl.edu or 281-283-2740.
    Fall Admission Details
    • All accepted students begin the program in the fall semester.
    • We accept applications for admission from December 10 through February 15.
    • We review applications in March and notify applicants in April.
    • Applicants who apply after the February 15 deadline may be given consideration to the extent that positions for the program are not yet filled.
    • Applicants assume the responsibility to ensure that the completed application for UHCL, complete application for the I-O Psychology program, GRE scores and any supporting documents are received by the Office of Admissions by the deadline.


  College of Education
 
  • Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only: July 15

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Special Requirements
    • Resume
    • Master's Degree from an Accredited Institution
    • A combined score of 297 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination. (GRE) and a minimum score of 4.0 on the Analytical Writing portion of the GRE. The GRE must have been taken within the last five years.
    • Letter of Intent - The Letter of Intent, not to exceed 1000 words, should explain why you wish to pursue doctoral-level work in Educational Leadership. Discuss the following topics: your career goals; your research interests as they relate to education; how the program will help you meet your career goals and pursue your research interests. You should also discuss your scholarly and professional accomplishments and your prior work experiences that relate to your interest in, and aptitude for, the graduate program. Focus on your future and how the degree will help you accomplish your long-term goals. Please do not include how you got into the field of education.

      Please structure your letter as follows:

      Paragraph I – Why do you wish to pursue a doctoral-level degree?
      Paragraph 2 – What are your career goals and how will this degree help you accomplish your long-term goals?
      Paragraph 3 – What are your research interests as they relate to education?
      Paragraph 4 – What are your scholarly and professional accomplishments as they relate to education?
      Paragraph 5 – How does your prior work experience relate to your interest in the doctoral program?

    • Three reference forms- At least one reference must be from a supervisor or other administrator familiar with the applicant's work. If possible, at least one of the Reference Forms should be from a professor involved in the applicant's master's program.
    • A statement made by the applicant's employer indicating support of the applicant's pursuit of the EdD and willingness to allow EdD fieldwork within the organization should the applicant be admitted to the program. This support must include a degree of work schedule flexibility in order to attend classes and conduct research.
  • Educational Leadership Ed.D.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall:May 4

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Special Requirements
    • Resume
    • Master's Degree from an Accredited Institution
    • A combined score of 297 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination. (GRE) and a minimum score of 4.0 on the Analytical Writing portion of the GRE. The GRE must have been taken within the last five years.
    • Letter of Intent - The Letter of Intent, not to exceed 1000 words, should explain why you wish to pursue doctoral-level work in Educational Leadership. Discuss the following topics: your career goals; your research interests as they relate to education; how the program will help you meet your career goals and pursue your research interests. You should also discuss your scholarly and professional accomplishments and your prior work experiences that relate to your interest in, and aptitude for, the graduate program. Focus on your future and how the degree will help you accomplish your long-term goals. Please do not include how you got into the field of education.

      Please structure your letter as follows:

      Paragraph I – Why do you wish to pursue a doctoral-level degree in Education Leadership?
      Paragraph 2 – What are your career goals and how will this degree help you accomplish your long-term goals?
      Paragraph 3 – What are your research interests as they relate to education?
      Paragraph 4 – What are your scholarly and professional accomplishments as they relate to your educational leadership?
      Paragraph 5 – How does your prior work experience relate to your interest in the doctoral program focusing on educational leadership?

    • Three reference forms- At least one reference must be from a supervisor or other administrator familiar with the applicant's work. If possible, at least one of the Reference Forms should be from a professor involved in the applicant's master's program.
    • A statement made by the applicant's employer indicating support of the applicant's pursuit of the EdD and willingness to allow EdD fieldwork within the organization should the applicant be admitted to the program. This support must include a degree of work schedule flexibility in order to attend classes and conduct research.
  • Counseling M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: Nov. 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (less than 5 years old) the Office of Admissions)
    • Signed FERPA form
    • Certificate of completion of online TEA Ethics Training  
    • Texas Teacher Service Record
    • Texas Teacher Certificate (Standard)
  College of Science and Engineering
 
  • Biological Science 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)
    • GRE Essay of 3.5
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Biology, but other degrees may apply if preparation includes significant number of core courses in Biological Sciences as well as appropriate chemistry, physics and mathematics courses
  • Biotechnology 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)
    • GRE Essay of 3.5
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Biology or related field
  • Chemistry M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
  • Computer Information Systems 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)
    • GRE Essay of 3.5
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field and background in Computer Information Systems; Will accept GMAT in lieu of GRE
  • Computer 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 (150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering or related field
  • Computer Science 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)
    • GRE Essay of 3.5
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or closely related field and extensive background in Computer Science
  • Environmental Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher on the applicant's last 60 hours of college credit is preferred, but a somewhat lower GPA may be accepted by some faculty committees, if the other criteria are favorable.
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
    • A personal statement outlining academic background, academic and career goals, and declaration of a specialization under the Environmental Science degree plan. Two letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required. Students should submit a written statement to the CSE Academic Advising Office (cseadvising@uhcl.edu).
    • Additional Requirements – At least 34 undergraduate credit hours of natural science courses and 6 undergraduate credit hours of math courses prior to admission
  • Engineering Management 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 + 145 Quantitative)
    • A resume summarizing the applicant's career objectives and professional experience.
    • Three letters of recommendation from current or former academic advisers or work supervisors.
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in engineering, science or another related field with significant work experience in science or engineering; Will accept GMAT in lieu of GRE.
  • Math M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Math; Students with other degrees may apply if undergraduate course work includes a substantial number of advanced credit hours in math courses.
  • Physics 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)
    • GRE Essay of 3.5
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Physical Sciences discipline, Mathematics and/or Engineering; Other degrees may apply if the coursework meets the preparation requirements in the catalog
  • Software 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 Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or closely related field
  • Statistics 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 Math or Statistics; Students with an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science or other field will be considered if the preparation includes an adequate number of upper-level credit hours in Math and Statistics. 
  • 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. 

  Degree Programs with Exceptions
 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), College of Business
  • Special Requirements
    1. Earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in an Allied Health-related field, and
    2. Are eligible to return to the last school attended
  • Track Offered
    BAS – Healthcare Services

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), College of Education
  • Special Requirements
    1. Earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in an Early Childhood program, or a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in an Early Childhood discipline, and
    2. Are eligible to return to the last school attended
  • Tracks Offered

    BAS – Educator of Young Children
    BAS – Young Children with Disabilities
    BAS – Early Childhood Program Leadership


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), College of Science and Engineering
  • Special Requirements
    1. Earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology or a related field, or have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in an IT or related discipline, and
    2. Are eligible to return to the last school attended
  • Track Offered
    B.A.S. – Information Technology*

*This plan is not available to UHCL freshmen. It is exclusively available to qualified transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Qualified transfer students must transfer a minimum of 33 hours which must include at least 15 hours of technical electives.

The RN to BSN program is designed specifically for licensed registered nurses seeking a BSN degree. The RN-BSN degree plan is offered two days of the week in a face to face classroom experience. The full-time program can be completed in three to five semesters.

  • RN-BSN Requirements and Deadlines
  • Admission Requirements
    • An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or AAS) or Diploma in Nursing
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college course work attempted
    • Complete Anatomy and Physiology I, II and Microbiology with a grade of C or better and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Complete all lower level nursing courses with a grade of C or better and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • A current unencumbered Texas RN License (verification from Texas Board of Nursing website)
  • Application Materials
    • Apply online and pay a non-refundable $45 application fee for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants.
    • Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended. To expedite processing, request transcripts be sent electronically. Hand-delivered transcripts should not be more than 60 days old and in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. International applicants should review the Office of International Admissions website for additional details of application requirements.
    • Verification of Licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing to practice as an RN in Texas will be verified by the Nursing Office after application, transcript(s) and fee payments have been received. This document should not be submitted online through your To-Do List in E-services.
  • Deadline
    • Application for admission into the RN-BSN Program follow the same guideline as the University of Houston-Clear Lake general admissions dates for fall and spring semesters. For additional information, please visit the admissions website page at  www.uhcl.edu/admissions
  • Address

    Please send your documents to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Please request your official transcripts be electronically sent to UHCL. This will ensure faster processing of application.


For more information regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at the Pearland Campus at plenrollment@uhcl.edu or 281-212-1690.
  • BSW Admissions Criteria and Policies
  • Criteria
    • Completion of essential elements of Texas Core Requirements.
    • Completion of Introduction to Psychology. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher.
    • Completion of Introduction to Sociology. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher.
    • Completion of one of the following natural science courses: Human or General Biology; Anatomy & Physiology; Human or General Biology for non science majors; or The Human Body - complete with any associated lab.
    • Completion of SWRK 3301 - Introduction to Social Work with a grade of "C" or higher.
    • Completion of SWRK 3304 - Professional Issues and Ethics in Social Work with a grade of "C": or higher.
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Policy & Procedures
      1. Contact Dr. Heather Kanenberg (Kanenbergh@uhcl.edu) or Dr. Roberta Leal (LealR@uhcl.edu) for BSW advising as soon as possible.
      2. Obtain an application packet from Dr. Kanenberg, Dr. Leal, HSH advising office, or UHCL admissions office.
      3. The submitted application packet must include the following documents and information:
      • Application cover sheet
      • An unofficial copy of all college transcripts
      • 3 letters of recommendation from previous instructors or work supervisors
      • A 4-6 page autobiographical statement. Applicants should be certain that their autobiographical statement is a strong sample of their ability to express themselves in writing. The statement should include a description of the student's educational, work, and/or life goals, their personal and professional objectives, social work or human service experience, contact, exposure to, or experience with diverse groups and any other information the student believes may be important when considering their application for admission to the program.
  • Deadlines

    Applications accepted at any time.
    All materials must be submitted by August 1 for Fall admission and December 15 for Spring admission.

Steps to Apply

  1) Apply Online
 

Submit your application at ApplyTexas.org by the application deadline.

  2) Pay the Application Fee
 

You must pay a non-refundable application fee of $75 USD through applytexas.com.

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  3) Submit your Transcripts by Mail
 

As a graduate applicant, you must provide the Office of International Admissions & Programs (OIAP) with:

  • Official transcripts, mark (grade) sheets and confirmation of degrees or diplomas for all academic studies attempted and completed at other college/universities.
  • The type of documents required will vary based on educational system.
  • You can contact us at oiap@uhcl.edu for additional information regarding what documents you are required to submit.

You must submit these documents in the original language and English translations (if applicable).

  • Translations (word for word) will only be accepted from the college/university, consulate/embassy approved translators, translations conducted by an approved Evaluation Provider (link) or American Translator Association.
  • This information must be received before the final evaluation can proceed.
  • Transcripts (mark/sheets) must clearly indicate dates of attendance, subjects taken and marks/grades earned.
  • All marks/grades should be submitted (even failed attempts).
  • Consolidated mark sheets will not be used and considered as official transcripts.
  • Official transcripts (grade/mark sheets) must be sent directly to the Office of OIAP by the registrar, principal, controller of examinations or responsible head of the office where records (such as degrees/diplomas and grades) are kept.

When this is not possible, documents certified by one of the following will be accepted as “true” or official copies:

  • Ministry of Education;
  • University authority such as Registrar, Principal, Controller of Examination, Vice Rector or Rector;
  • Education USA Official (link); or
  • Diplomatic Mission Representation in the U.S. such as Consulate, Chancellery, High Commission or Embassy.

NOTE: Copies of transcripts, degrees, or diplomas attested by Heads of Departments, Professors, or Notaries will not be accepted.

You must post these documents to:
Office of International Admissions and Programs
2700 Bay Area Blvd, MC 225
Houston, TX 77058
USA

  4) Submit your official Test Scores from the testing agency to UHCL
 

Proof of English Language Proficiency

If you were born or educated in a country where English is not the native language, you must demonstrate English proficiency prior to admission. You can meet this requirement by taking the paper or internet TOEFL exam, Intensive English Language Test (IELTS) exam, Pearson Test of English (PTE) or by successfully completing the ELS Intensive English Language program.

Your minimum scores must be:

  • 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam;
  • 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam;
  • 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or,
  • You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

Your scores cannot be more than two years old and only those received directly from the testing company will be accepted. You can also review the academic catalog to determine if you qualify for a waiver of this requirement.

Graduate Test Scores

  • Official GMAT, GRE or MAT scores must be submitted as required by the department of your degree program. Please see the catalog and/or website for the required scores.
  • Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Test scores should not be more than five years old.
  5) Submit Your Financial Documents
 

U.S. immigration law requires international students on F-1 and J-1 visas to document their ability to pay the cost of attending (tuition, fees, housing, books, supplies, etc.) equal to one year of study.

Official bank statements issued no older than (6) months

  • Bank statements must have an original signature from the bank agent and or an official stamp/seal of the issuing bank.
  • The amount should be at least equal to the academic year estimate.
  • Multiple funding sources are acceptable as long as the sum of the funding available meets the academic year estimate.
  • Multiple sponsors are acceptable. However, each sponsor must sign an Affidavit of Support. Students supporting themselves must also sign an Affidavit of Support.

Acceptable financial documents include:

Statement from the bank signed by agent or bank stamp/seal

Letter written from bank with the amount clearly indicated in U.S. dollars

  • Checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements
  • Scholarship letters
  • Letters showing government funding

Unacceptable financial documents include:

  • Statements (including scholarship letters or government funding) older than 6 months
  • Bank statements lacking required tuition amount
  • Credit card statements
  • Employment letters
  • Tax statements
  • Bank statements or bank letters written in language other than English
  • Conditional loan statements

Affidavit of Support are required for international students who plan to apply for F-1 or J-1 visa status. Each sponsor must sign an Affidavit of Support. Students supporting themselves must also sign an Affidavit of Support.

If you meet the academic admission requirements, your admission will not be finalized (documents for your student visa will not be issued) until your original financial documents are reviewed and processed.

  6) Submit Your Immigration Documents
 

All applicants are required to submit a copy of their passport ID page(s). Also,

  • F-1s in the U.S. are required to submit a copy of page 1 and 2 of the SEVIS I-20 and a copy of their I-94 record.
  • J-1s in the U.S. are required to submit a copy of page 1 of the DS-2019 and a copy of their I-94 record.
  • Other visa status holders will need to submit a copy of their I-94.
  7) Submit the Student Statement of Understanding
 

A Student Statement of Understanding form must be signed and submitted as proof that you have read and understand all UHCL admission requirements. This form also identifies your visa status as well as any dependents you may need to include on your I-20 or DS-2019.


Frequently Asked Questions

  How can I submit my transcript (grade/mark sheet) and proof of diploma/degree?
 

Submit (by post) ALL of the following Original Documents in English and in the native language *

  1. Your Official Transcripts or Consolidated Grade/Mark sheets.
  2. If your institution issues grade/mark sheets, you are required to submit the individual Grade/Mark Sheets for each Semester including passing and failed mark sheets. Semesters need to be clearly marked such as Semester 1, 2, 3 etc. listing the Month/Year they were taken.
  3. Official Proof of Diploma/Degrees or Provisional Certificates.

Explanation of Official Transcripts, Grade/Mark Sheets, Proof of Degrees:

  1. Original Documents or
  2. Documents – all pages - attested by one of the following:
      1. Registrar
      2. Principal
      3. Controller of Examinations
      4. Ministry of Education
      5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs or International Cooperation

Exception: All pages do not need to be attested if School Documents are mailed by the School in a sealed, stamped envelope signed by one of the following:

  1. Registrar
  2. Principal
  3. Controller of Examination

Please NOTE: Attestations on school documents OR on envelops by Heads of Departments, Professors, or Notaries will not be accepted.

*Proof of Official School Documents in Native Language Requirements: Please contact the Office of International Admissions and Programs to request if you need to provide documents not only in English but in native language as well. oiap@uhcl.edu

  Who is required to submit documents in their native language and English translations?
  Students whose documents are usually issued in their native language are required to submit the native language documents and word for word official translations. For example, if transcripts from Mexico are issued, applicants are required to submit the native language transcript and official word for word translations of the transcripts. Applicants who are unsure if they should have native language documents and word for word English translations can e-mail oiap@uhcl.edu for clarification.
  What does UHCL consider official translations?
 

Translation of School Documents Requirement:

University of Houston-Clear Lake requires applicants to submit a word for word translation of your Transcripts, Grade/Mark Sheets, and official proof of degrees.

Word-for-Word translation will be accepted by one of the following:

  1. The College /University who issued your school documents in native language.
  2. Consulate/Embassy approved English translators
  3. Certified Translator – recognized by the American Translators Association.
  4. NACES Member – Do not purchase an evaluation; we only need a word-for-word translation
Contact
  • International Admissions and Programs

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038
    Email: oiap@uhcl.edu
    Skype User ID: OIAP_UHCL

    Bayou Building B2123
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 225
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Fall/Spring hours:
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    Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Summer hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.