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How to Apply 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.

1) Know Your Deadlines

  • Visit ApplyTexas.org to complete your online application to UHCL.
  • Some programs have special applications procedures, so you will need to submit the correct documentation outline by the college offering your graduate program.
  • If you are planning to enroll in a UHCL program that is taught off-campus or online, you should select the program on the application that includes your preferred campus location (e.g. HSH–Nursing RN-BSN-Pearland); or, you may also choose the online option (e.g. BUS-Finance MS-Online).
  • It is important to select the correct program so you receive important information relating to your chosen campus and to maintain accurate enrollment records.
  • Please note: selecting off-campus or online programs will not prevent you from enrolling in additional courses at the Clear Lake campus.
  2) Pay the Application Fee
 

We require that you pay a non-refundable application fee:

  • Standard graduate application fee- $45.00
  • Doctoral students-$105.00
  • International students-$75.00
  • Doctoral international students-$135.00

You can pay online through ApplyTexas.org or through E-Services using your institution-issued student ID.

  3) Send Your Transcripts
 

Degree seeking students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions. These should be sent to UHCL electronically from the universities you attended.

  • Master’s applicants should submit transcripts showing an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • Doctoral applicants should provide transcripts showing an earned master’s degree.
  • While we prefer electronic transmission of transcripts, you may also mail or hand-deliver (if hand delivering please check university hours prior to coming to campus) transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77058

  • Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution, and must be printed no more than 60 days prior to receipt by UHCL Admissions.
  • Some programs may also require the submission of official transcripts to the department of your degree program. International students should see International Admissions for additional requirements.

Curbside Document Drop-off

Starting Monday, Aug. 17, we will be offering Admissions Curbside Document Drop-off. This service will be provided Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in student parking lot D. All official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from issuing school and no more than 60 days from issued date. Please make sure your name and ID number on written on the envelope.

For curbside drop-off, follow the below steps:

  1. When you arrive to campus, follow the signs with 'Admissions Curbside Document Drop-off' to student lot D.
  2. Park in available space designated with the sign 'Admissions Curbside Document Drop-off'.
  3. Once parked, text the phone number on the sign with your name and spot number.
  4. Stay in your car. Someone will be out shortly.
  4) Send Your 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. Before submitting a test score, determine if you qualify for a graduate test score exemptions.
  • 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 center will be accepted.
  • You can also review the New Student Information section in our online or paper catalog to determine if you qualify for a waiver of this requirement.

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 Enrollment Management Counselor for your academic college.

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

Graduate Admission Deadlines

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 5
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 18

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.

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:

    The College of Business will provide a GMAT examination waiver to applicants to the MS in Accounting program who meet one (1) of the following requirements:

    • Majoring in a business-related area at an institution with AACSB business accreditation; AND have at least 18 credit hours of upper-division business-related courses at an institution with AACSB business accreditation with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in those courses; or
    • Earned a bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or mathematics related major at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; AND has a GPA of at least 3.0 in upper-division courses at the institution; 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 institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or U.S. licensure).
  • Business Administration MBA
  • 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.

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
  • Environmental Management 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 and submission of GMAT score.

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from 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 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and submission of GMAT score.

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or have U.S. Licensure).
  • Human Resource Management M.A.
  • 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 also acceptable)

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or have U.S. Licensure).
  • Management Information Systems 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 and submission of GMAT score.

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
  • MHA
  • 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).

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
  • Supplemental Documentation

    Applications for the MHA must also submit:

    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Current resume
    • Personal statement of career goals
  • MHA/MBA
  • 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).

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
  • Supplemental Documentation

    Applications for the MHA/MBA must also submit:

    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Current resume
    • Personal statement of career goals
  College of Human Sciences and Humanities
 
  • Clinical Psychology M.A.
  • Admission Deadline

    Dec. 10- Jan. 25

  • Application
    1. Apply online for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
    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.
    • The Clinical Psychology M.A. program is offering a GRE waiver for those who apply for the Fall 2021 semester only. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
    • 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 Behavioral Analysis M.A. program is offering a GRE waiver for those who apply for the Fall 2021 semester only. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.

    • 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 - Aug. 10
    Spring: Aug. 15 - 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 give a detailed description of your skills and experience in the portfolio you submit to the Digital Media Studies Program Director.

    All applicants must submit a portfolio and 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

    December 15, 2020

  • 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:

    • Earned Bachelor's, Master's, or Specialist degree in psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, or a closely related discipline
    • 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
    • The Doctor of Psychology program is offering a GRE waiver for those who apply for the Fall 2021 semester only. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
    • 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
    • Transcripts 
    • Scores on the general test of the GRE and TOEFL (if required)
    • 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.
    • A $50.00 check or money order made payable to the UHCL Psy.D. program

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

    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 typically be scheduled in February. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by April 15.

  • Transcripts

    Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions at Admissions@uhcl.edu. These should be sent to UHCL electronically for all universities attended.


  • 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.
    • ApplyTexas.org 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.
    • The Industrial/Organization Psychology M.A. program is offering a GRE waiver for those who apply for the Fall 2021 semester only.  The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
    • If applying for the Fall of 2022 or after, 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 Requirements:

    • 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.


  • Family Therapy M.A.
  • Admission Window

    December 10 – January 25 for fall admission

  • Application
    1. Complete the ApplyTexas online university application.
    2. Complete the Additional Supporting Documents for the program (below).
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (not more than 5 years old) through the standard reporting procedures.
    • The Family Therapy M.A. program is offering a GRE waiver for those who apply for the Fall 2021 semester only. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
    • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended to the UHCL Office of Admissions.

    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 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    Three letters of recommendation and recommendation forms (available here) should be submitted directly by the recommenders to familytherapy@uhcl.edu. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know the applicant well are especially solicited.

    The FT program has an additional fee of $35 that should be sent directly to UHCL. Please indicate that the application fee is for your application to the FT program. Check or money orders may be sent to:

    Family Therapy Program Admissions
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 73
    Houston, TX 77058

  • School Psychology SSP
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only: Dec. 10 - Jan. 25

  • Application
    1. Complete the "ApplyTexas" online university application.
    2. Submit additional supporting documents for the program (outlined below).
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (not more than 5 years old) through the standard reporting procedures.
    • The School Psychology S.S.P. program is offering a GRE waiver for those who apply for the Fall 2021 semester only. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
    • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended to the UHCL Office of Admissions.

    The following two documents should be emailed to the Clinical, Health & Applied Sciences department secretary at clinicalschool@uhcl.edu:

    • 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 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

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

    The School Psychology program has an additional application fee of $35 that should be sent directly to UHCL. In making your payment, please indicate that the application fee is for your application to the School Psychology program. Check or money orders may be sent to:

    School Psychology Program Admissions
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 73
    Houston, TX 77058

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

    Fall Only: Aug. 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Special Requirements
    • 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. In the application process for the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction, applicants have the option of providing a writing sample, where the writing activity is proctored at UHCL, in lieu of the GRE.

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

    • Resume
    • Letter of Intent - The Letter of Intent, not to exceed 1000 words, should explain why you wish to pursue doctoral-level work in STEM education. 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 formsAt 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.
    • Letter of Support
  • Educational Leadership Ed.D.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only: June 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Special Requirements
    • 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. In the application process for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, applicants have the option of providing a writing samplewhere the writing activity is proctored at UHCL, in lieu of the GRE.

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

    • Resume
    • Letter of Intent - 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 formsAt 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.
    • Letter of Support from Employer
  • Counseling M.S. and Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: September 1

  • Application
    Both of the following applications are required:
  • Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
    • GRE or MAT scores
      • The GRE/MAT is waived for applicants who have earned a 3.000 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework
      • Applicants who have earned less than 3.000 in the last 60 hours of coursework, are required to submit one of the following:
        • A combined GRE score of 294 and a writing score of 3.5
        • An MAT score of 390 minimum
      • Applicants hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores

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


    Applicants seeking admission to pursue the Counseling M.S. with School Counselor Certification must also upload the following:

    • Texas Teacher Service Record (You can request this from your school district HR department.)
    • TEA Ethics Training Completion Certificate
    • Receipt for TEA Admission Fee  – Please visit the UHCL E-Commerce site to pay the $37.00 Texas Education Agency (TEA)-Advanced Certificate Program Admission Fee (scroll to correct certification).  This fee is payable by credit/debit card only and is non-refundable; therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are in the correct program and certification.  TEA requires all educator preparation programs to collect this fee and forward it to TEA.  TEA uses it to monitor your TEAL (TEA Login) account at the TEA website.  Once you have paid the fee, your will be emailed a receipt.  You need to upload the receipt.
    • Supplemental Admissions Form 
    • FERPA Form
    • Certificate(s) of completion of TEA-required school district training in Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Youth Suicide Prevention
  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)
    • If GRE below 290 or if not submitted, submit 3 letters of recommendation, personal research statement, and a resume.
    • 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.

    Effective Fall 2018

    • 3.0 GPA.
    • Undergraduate degree in a related field.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current or former faculty/work supervisors.
  • 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

    Effective Fall 2018

    • An undergraduate degree in computer engineering electrical/electronics engineering, computer science or other disciplines related to computer engineering
    • If GPA >= 3.0/4.0 GRE requirements will be waived if at least one of the following conditions is met:
      • The applicant received a B.S. degree from an ABET-accredited program.
      • The applicant has at least 2 years of industry or government work experience in a program related field after receiving BS degree. One recommendation letter from a supervisor or an employment verification letter is needed to verify the work experience)
      • The applicant has another master's degree
    • If 2.5 <= GPA < 3, GRE Quant. >= 155 and GRE total >= 290
    • If 2.2 <= GPA < 2.5, GRE Quant. >= 160 and GRE total >= 290
  • Data Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    A standard university application is required.

  • Requirements

    It is recommended that students who apply for admission to a CSE graduate plan have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.000 (four point grade scale) on the last 60 hours of course work, and a minimum GRE score of 290 (verbal + quantitative).

  • 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.
    • 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.
  • About Admissions

    The EMGT program offers a holistic review process, in which, applications are reviewed based upon academic degree, work experience, GPA within the last 60 hours of course work, and GRE if submitted.

  • Admission Deadline
  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    Bachelor Degree:
    • Science, engineering, or other disciplines related to Engineering Management.
    • If applicants have a bachelor's degree from other disciplines, then, at least one year of work experience in a technical field is required.
    GPA:
    • Recommended minimum of GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits.
    GRE/GMAT:
    • GRE of 290 with verbal 140 and 145 quantitative Or GMAT of 500 with minimum quantitative score of 35.
    • GRE/GMAT is waived if one of the following conditions is met.
      • Applicants with a GPA 3.0 or above.
      • Applicants with at least one year of post-graduate full-time work experience in a technical field.
    Supporting Documents:
    • Resume summarizing applicants' career objectives and professional experience.
    • Two letters of reference from academic advisors or supervisors at work who can verify applicant's employment history.
    • These are required documents and must be submitted for your application to be processed.
      • If you are an international student, the supporting documents should be sent to oiap@uhcl.edu
      • If you are a domestic student, the supporting documents should be sent to admissions@uhcl.edu
  • 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
    Find out if you meet program requirements using the Program Qualification Estimator.
  • 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. 
Contact
  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522
    Email: admissions@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

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