The Possibilities are Endless
Digital media is changing faster than ever; change right along with it equipped with a Master of Arts in Digital Media Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our cutting-edge interdisciplinary instruction will lead you to explore and integrate emerging media, working with graphic design, photography, art, video, communication, business, computer programming and more. By immersing yourself in practical projects with real clients, you will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates the versatility
A Flexible Degree Plan for a World of Possibilities
Choose from one of three concentrations as you pursue your degree: production and
design, public relations and social media, or gaming. Discover how to create a degree
to meet your career goals from a curriculum that includes courses in communication,
graphic design, social media, public relations, campaign planning, marketing management, psychology and instructional technology.
We offer the varied core curriculum paired with flexible electives to both tailor
your studies and broaden your horizons. To leap ahead in your career or dive deeper into academic study and creative expression,
you may choose from several capstone options: graduate internship, original graduate
project, graduate thesis, and comprehensive examination.
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- Digital Media Studies
Fall: Jan. 15 - March 31
Spring: Aug. 15 - Dec. 1
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
RequirementsYou 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
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 28
Fall 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 12
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)
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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.