Accelerate Your Career
Enhance your skill set in the world of finance with a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Your finance degree from our College of Business will provide you with the tools required to advance in private, public or non-profit sectors. Your Master of Science in Finance is the key to an array of excellent employment possibilities. As financial sectors continue to move in new and exciting directions, it’s crucial that you position yourself as a highly qualified expert in domestic and international tax laws, economics and global money markets. Recent UHCL graduates have found employment in the fields of corporate finance, commercial banking, financial planning, investment banking, money management and real estate investment.
A Degree Program that Fits Your Life
We want you to experience success in your academic pursuits, so our accelerated format delivers classes that are only eight weeks long, instead of the usual 16. We also offer classes in different formats for your convenience:
- Hybrid: Half your class time is online, while the other half is face-to-face;
- Online: From the comfort of your home or office. UHCL is the only Houston-based university offering an accredited fully online MS Finance program.
In addition, you’ll be learning from the best. College of Business finance faculty
consult, serve on boards, involve themselves in the community, continue to have active
professional roles in their respective fields, publish, and do extensive research.
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We're excited that you want to enroll in University of Houston-Clear Lake as a student in our College of Business. Find out the steps you need to take as you begin the admissions process. We’re excited that you want to enroll in UHCL’s College of Business. Find out what it takes to join us.
- Finance M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
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)
Each course of study in the College of Business here at University of Houston-Clear
Lake has specific degree requirements you must fulfill to graduate. Find out more
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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.
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Accreditations and Distinctions
|University of Houston-Clear Lake is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.|