Choose from a Variety of Degree Options
Historical studies invite you to explore diverse perspectives as you hone skills in research, analysis and problem-solving.
In addition to standard coursework, History M.A. students collaborate with the program faculty to select one of three options for completing their degree:
- Master's Thesis
- Master's Project
- Written and Oral Comprehensive Examinations
More information about these options and detailed degree requirements can be found in the UHCL Graduate Catalog.
Deepen Your Knowledge of the Past and Advance Your Career
Pursuing a Master of Arts in History is an excellent way to acquire in-depth and specialized
knowledge of the periods, topics and developments that interest you most. Intimate
graduate seminars teach you how to read and analyze historical scholarship and primary
resources, while also honing your oral and written communication skills. Our graduate
History program is ideal for teachers looking to enrich their disciplinary expertise
and individuals pursuing careers in higher education. The Master of Arts in History
also provides valuable training for careers in museum studies, archival work, the
law and many other fields.
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So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.
This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree.
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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.