Enrich Your Understanding of the Written Word
Literature faculty offer a variety of seminars in English, American, and World literature each semester during convenient evening hours. Readings will enrich your understanding of major authors and influential movements, introduce you to emerging and current authors, or explore such topics as literary theory, creative writing, women's literature, and poetics. A Literature faculty advisor helps each student to select a plan of study and to maintain progress toward completion of the Master of Arts in LIterature from University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Specialize to Achieve Your Goals
UHCL's Master of Arts in Literature offers two optional concentrations: American Studies
and Composition and Rhetoric. While you do not have to select a concentration to earn
your degree, each option defines a path to further academic studies or a career. A
focus on American Studies equips you for government service and other fields in which
knowledge of American culture is rewarded, or for doctoral studies in related fields.
Composition and Rhetoric develops skills for business, science, technical and creative
writers. Finally, our two capstone options - a written comprehensive exam or a thesis
- further allow you to shape your degree to support your goals.
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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.