University of Houston - Clear Lake

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve, UHCL has become a cornerstone of higher education along the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded more than 62,000 degrees.

Prime Location

As home to NASA, the world's largest medical center, an internationally renowned oil community, and numerous leading high-tech global industries, Houston is full of professional opportunities made even more accessible through the partnerships that UHCL has with many area corporations and businesses.

UHCL emphasizes high academic standards through teaching, research and community service and delivers outstanding educational opportunities in a traditional classroom setting using the latest instructional technologies, as well as cutting-edge distance learning.

Program Quality

We are accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. High-demand programs in College of Science and Engineering are accredited by ABET. College of Education is accredited by NCATE and HSH at program level.

UHCL offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2007, the university began offering its first doctoral degree, the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. A second doctoral degree, the Doctor in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, was added in 2014, the Doctor of Psychology was added in 2015.

Great Cost of Living

Houston's cost of living is lower than all the other five largest U.S. cities.

Exceptional Safety

Our Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Excellent Post-Graduation Employment

On average, UHCL students are paid more in their first jobs than other Texas school graduates, according to Research by College Measures.

Office of International Admissions and Programs is the one-stop shop for all University matters related to campus internationalization. OIAP offers services to prospective and current students, faculty and staff, community members and international partners. Services include International Admissions, International Advising, Study Abroad Programs, New International Student Orientation programs, and International Academic Agreements.

A Leading Institution

With close to1,500 international students we are ranked by Institute of International Education as one of the top 40 Master's Institutions for international students.

Affordability

Many international students receive scholarships.

Convenient Housing

On-campus housing and popular nearby apartments are available with ways to find roommates. Active International Student Associations: UHCL has many active organizations, among those are: Chinese (CSA), Indian, (ISA), Taiwanese (TSA), and Vietnamese (VSA)

Community Sports

Opportunities to play recreational sports including Cricket, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis and more.

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Masters in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houston

The graduate program in Psychology leads to the Master of Arts Degree. All aspects of the degree are guided by the suggested curricula of the American Psychological Association and developed by our faculty for optimum learning in the classroom, laboratory, and applied settings. The program is a vehicle for advanced study of human behavior. [+]

The graduate program in Psychology leads to the Master of Arts Degree. All aspects of the degree are guided by the suggested curricula of the American Psychological Association and developed by our faculty for optimum learning in the classroom, laboratory, and applied settings. The program is a vehicle for advanced study of human behavior. Course work is taken primarily in psychology, but with faculty permission appropriate course work in the behavioral sciences may be allowed. Applicants should have strong undergraduate preparation in the Behavioral Sciences; those without a strong course background in Psychology may be required to take additional undergraduate course work at UHCL. The MA in Psychology requires 36 hours with a thesis or project, or 39 hours with the internship. The internship option can be used by, for example, by students wishing to teach at the community college level, managing human services agencies or research studies, or working in student services. This program does not prepare students to be qualified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Program Requirements The course requirements can be found in the second half of the Psychology MA catalog entry. Concentrations A master's degree in General Psychology can further prepare students for working in human or government services. This degree will also prepare students for jobs that require technical skills in behavioral research and statistics. Students can also meet requirements to teach psychology to undergraduates. Students have the option to specialize in their graduate degree with concentrations in: Applied Cognitive Psychology (Human Factors) Applied Social Issues Behavioral Neuroscience Admission: Applying to the Program Applicants must complete a university Application for Admission and forward it and all required fees and documents to the university Office of Admissions. Forms and instructions may be requested from the UHCL Office of Admissions as listed below. The university application should be completed as early as possible before the admissions deadline to allow adequate time for the Office of Admissions to process the application and evaluate transcripts. Admission: Requirements Fall 2015 - 3.0 gpa over the last 60 hours and all applicants must submit GRE scores. IF the gpa is less than 3.0, a formula is run: (gpa over the last 60 hours) x 24 + Verbal Score + Quantitative Score >350 Spring 2016 - All applicants must submit GRE scores of at least 280 (total of Verbal Scores and Quantitative Scores) to the university following the standard reporting procedure. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (gpa) in the last 60 hours of course work is also required. In order to have adequate time to review applicants' material, the Application for Admission, transcripts for all prior coursework and GRE scores must be received by the Office of Admissions according to the following deadlines: Fall Enrollment - August 1 Spring Enrollment - December 1 Summer Enrollment - May 1 [-]

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MS in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houston

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting is designed to prepare you with a broad-based background in business and in-depth knowledge in accounting. We provide a basis for exercising judgment in accounting-related decisions within administrative, managerial, and professional positions to enhance rapid career development. [+]

MS in Accounting University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting is designed to prepare you with a broad-based background in business and in-depth knowledge in accounting. We provide a basis for exercising judgment in accounting-related decisions within administrative, managerial, and professional positions to enhance rapid career development. The course of study satisfies the required preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. In addition, requirements for other professional certifications may be met within this plan. MIS Concentration A concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) is also available in our MS in Accounting degree. Degree Plan With a degree in accounting, you can pursue a variety of opportunities including: auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing, managerial accounting and tax planning. Foundation Requirements (33-36 Hours): ACCT 5031 Accounting Concepts for Managers ACCT 5131 Accounting for Administration Control ACCT 5133 Financial Accounting I ACCT 5134 Financial Accounting II ACCT 5137 Principle of Auditing DSCI 5030 Business Calculus DSCI 5031 Business Statistics for Decision-Making ECON 5031 Economic Principles FINC 5133 Corporate Finance MGMT 5032 Human Behavior in Organizations MKTG 5031 Marketing Management ISAM 5030 Fundamentals of Business Programming Applications*** ***(required for MIS Concentration only)*** ... [-]

MS in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houston

The plan in Computer Engineering leads to the master of science M.S. degree. Graduate study in this plan prepares students to occupy leading roles in the development and use of computers and computer systems. The plan in Computer Engineering addresses the evaluation, design and implementation of computer systems for various applications. [+]

The plan in Computer Engineering leads to the master of science M.S. degree. Graduate study in this plan prepares students to occupy leading roles in the development and use of computers and computer systems. The plan in Computer Engineering addresses the evaluation, design and implementation of computer systems for various applications. The curriculum and faculty research emphasize the integration of systems design, software applications and hardware design. Current specializations within the computer engineering degree plan include computer control systems, industrial automation and robotics, fault-tolerant computing, parallel processing, telecommunications and networking. The plan consists of formal courses, laboratory work and research in one of the specialty areas conducted under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Graduate Degree Candidacy Students seeking graduate degree candidacy should have a bachelor's degree in a related field. To be accepted for degree candidacy, students should be within 15 hours of completing upper-level foundation courses. These courses are listed in the particular degree area in the catalog. All foundation courses must be completed within one calendar year of first graduate registration at UHCL. Students needing more than 15 hours of upper-level foundation courses are encouraged to complete a second bachelor's degree. Admission Requirements The minimum admission requirements for a graduate degree program, including on-line programs, are 1) 3.0 GPA, and 2) 290 GRE scores (150 Quantitative, 140 Verbal). [-]

MS in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houston

The University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a Master of Science in Computer Science. The degree builds on a thorough undergraduate study of Computer Science. Like the BS program, its curriculum balances a solid foundation in computer science with practical industrial technologies. The course of study prepares students for professional careers in the computer industry while giving them the foundation necessary for life-long learning in the rapidly changing computing field. [+]

MS in Computer Science The University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a Master of Science in Computer Science. The degree builds on a thorough undergraduate study of Computer Science. Like the BS program, its curriculum balances a solid foundation in computer science with practical industrial technologies. The course of study prepares students for professional careers in the computer industry while giving them the foundation necessary for life-long learning in the rapidly changing computing field. To enter the MS program, students must have undergraduate degrees related to computing. The department has many students with a wide range of majors other than computing; they take foundation courses to make up any deficiencies. The MS program requires core traditional computer science courses including DBMS, Advanced Operating Systems, Research Methods, Algorithms, and Programming Languages. It also offers practical courses which incorporate leading-edge technologies as electives, such as network programming, Web database development, data mining, and XML application development. Visit the Web pages on program objectives and curriculum for more information. The program also provides the option for the students to select either a capstone project or a thesis. Capstone projects give students opportunities to work on real-world projects, usually mentored by a high-technology company partner in a team environment. Theses allow students to research and publish under the supervision of a faculty member. The Computer Science MS program is the largest program within the College of Science and Engineering. Admission Requirements The minimum admission requirements for a graduate degree program, including on-line programs, are 1) 3.0 GPA, and 2) 290 GRE scores (150 Quantitative, 140 Verbal). For more information on Computer Science program contact CSE Academic Advising. Degree Plan Core Requirements (12 Hours) The following courses or their approved substitutions are required for both the thesis and the extended course work options: CSCI 5333 Database Management Systems CSCI 5432 Design and Analysis of Algorithms CSCI 5531 Advanced Operating Systems CSCI 6530 Research Methods in Computer Science Computer Science Thesis Option (21 hours) Complete the following courses: CSCI 6939 Master's Thesis Research A student must take an additional 15 hours of electives. Pending faculty advisor approval, at most 3 credit hours may be taken at the 4000-level and at most 6 credit hours may be taken from SWEN/ CENG/ SENG rubrics. Note: All electives must be approved before enrolling. Computer Science Extended Course Work Option (24 hours) Complete the following courses: CSCI 5134 Concurrent Programming and Software Modeling CSCI 6838 Research Project and Seminar A student must take an additional 18 hours of CSCI and CINF electives, pending faculty adviser approval. At most, six credit hours may be taken at the 4000-level and at most, three credit hours may be taken from SWEN/ CENG/ SENG rubrics. Note: CSCI 6838 must be taken during the last 12 hours, after completion of CSCI 5531 and CSCI 5333. All electives must be approved before enrolling. Computer Science Specializations Students interested in developing a sub-plan should take the corresponding courses: Database Systems Specialization CSCI 5433 Object-Oriented Database Systems CSCI 5533 Distributed Information Systems CSCI 5633 Web Database Development CSCI 5833 Data Mining: Tools and Techniques Network Performance and Security Specialization CENG 5333 Network Performance Analysis CSCI 5132 Internet Protocols CSCI 5233 Computer Security & Integrity CSCI 5234 Web Security CSCI 5235 Network Security CSCI 5631 Foundations for Service Oriented Architectures Data Mining and Computational Bioinformatics Specialization BIOT 5733 Bioinformatics CENG 5634 Artificial Neural Networks CSCI 5530 Pattern Classification CSCI 5532 Pattern Recognition and Image Processing CSCI 5833 Data Mining: Tools and Techniques CSCI 5933 Computational Bioinformatics [-]

MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houston

The graduate plan in Instructional Design and Technology (INST) leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree that prepares graduates to systematically design training and instruction. [+]

MS in Instructional Design and Technology The graduate plan in Instructional Design and Technology (INST) leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree that prepares graduates to systematically design training and instruction. Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses. Requirements Professional Education Core (12 hours): Required EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis INST 6031 Applications of Technology Choose one SILC 5035 Interpersonal Interactions in Diverse Settings SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education Instructional Technology Core (15 hours): INST 5130 Learning Theory and Instruction INST 5131 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology INST 5233 Performance Technology INST 5333 Systematic Design of Technology-Based Instruction INST 5433 Instructional Design, Project Management and Grant Writing Electives: Choose one elective course as advised. Master’s Degree Options (6 hours): Option 1: EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours, with continuous registration until completion. Option 2: EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours, with continuous registration until completion. Option 3: INST 6739 Instructional Technology Practicum INST elective course (Practicum requires a minimum of 6 INST courses and the recommendation of the faculty advisor.) All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum. Option 4: EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination six hours from two INST electives courses The degree may be completed entirely online with one exception. Online students might not be able to take Master’s Degree Option 3: INST 6739 (Practicum) for their capstone experience if the proposed practicum site is 50 or more miles from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) campus. Students in this situation would most likely be advised to pursue Options 2 or 4. For additional information regarding these plans, please contact a faculty advisor. [-]

MS in Management Information Systems

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Houston

Our Master of Science (MS) in Management Information Systems (MIS) degree curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the information systems field such as system analyst, business applications developer, computer networks designer and administrator, database applications developer and administrator, systems administrator, and web applications developer. [+]

MS in Management Information Systems Our Master of Science (MS) in Management Information Systems (MIS) degree curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the information systems field such as system analyst, business applications developer, computer networks designer and administrator, database applications developer and administrator, systems administrator, and web applications developer. The degree coursework is comprised of courses in areas that include web applications design and development; database design, development and administration; computer networks design and administration; computer networks security; wireless networking; Windows administration; data warehousing and mining; project management; and business applications programming. Student of the Master of Science in MIS program also complete a number of IT industry-recognized certifications as part of the coursework. Internships. Campus Involvement. Ne­tworking Internships and professional organizations such as the student chapter of the Management Information Systems Organization offer you the opportunity to build your professional and personal connections before you graduate. Speak to an advisor about opportunities available in the MIS program today. Providing Essential Business Experience UH-Clear Lake faculty are well-educated professors who are active professionals and interested in providing the best learning experiences for our students. Our MIS faculty are the best in their fields, bringing real-world business experience to their students. No MIS classes are taught by graduate assistants. Degree Plan The graduate program in Management Information Systems leads to the Master of Science degree. The program is designed for students preparing for careers in the information systems field such as systems analyst, business application developer, network administrator, database administrator, web designer, technical support, etc. The required courses and select electives can help a student develop in specialized areas such as network design and administration, database design and administration, business applications programming, web applications programming, etc. All students entering the program are required to possess a bachelor’s degree. Foundation requirements – for information on how foundations can be waived, please refer to the Graduate Foundation Courses handout. Students without 6 hours of college-level computer programming must take ISAM 5030 in addition to the requirements stated below. Foundation Requirements (6 Hours): ISAM 5030 Fundamentals of Business Programming Applications CHOOSE One: ACCT 5031 or DSCI 5031 or ECON 5031 or MGMT 5032 or MKTG 5031 or HADM 5032 ... [-]

MS in Software Engineering

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Houston

The graduate plan in Software Engineering leads to the master of science M.S. degree. Students are best prepared for this program by having an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Studies in this degree address the foundations, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. [+]

MS in Software Engineering The graduate plan in Software Engineering leads to the master of science M.S. degree. Students are best prepared for this program by having an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Studies in this degree address the foundations, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. By providing a careful balance between theory and practice, the plan prepares students for key software positions in industry, government and institutions where software engineering has become a key activity. Students choose extended course work and either the capstone option or thesis option. The plan requires core areas of software engineering to be mastered. Each of these areas is covered by a dedicated set of core and extended courses. Two programs are available, one for international and domestic students and one for domestic online students. The domestic online option is only available at this time for fully online domestic students. Credit Earned Before Acceptance and Candidate Plan of Study No more than nine hours of graduate level Software Engineering classes may be applied to the SWEN degree if taken without admission into the program. No more than nine hours graduate credit may be transferred to the Software Engineering degree. Students accepted in the Software Engineering program must file a Candidate Plan of Study (CPS) with their assigned faculty adviser within the first semester of study. The CPS will list the core courses and all electives and indicate if the student is choosing capstone or thesis option. Software Engineering Degree Plan of Study Refer to the curriculum requirements on the Software Engineering MS degree plan and the Software Engineering Online degree plan Requirements Students seeking admission into the degree plan in Software Engineering must hold a bachelor's degree in computer science or closely related area which includes an extensive background in computer science and/or computer programming at the undergraduate level. The GRE scores must be a minimum of 290 (verbal + quantitative), with a minimum quantitative score of 150, minimum verbal score of 140 and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher. The faculty graduate admissions committee will decide acceptance into the program based upon program need, the requirements stated herein and university admission requirements. Once admitted, the student must file a candidate plan of study (CPS) in the first semester of enrollment. Foundation (preparatory) courses and other courses that are necessary are added to the CPS and must be completed in or before the first year of enrollment. These preparatory requirements include, but are not limited to: proficiency in at least two modular programming languages, including C or C++, data structures, advanced data structures, operating systems, object oriented programming and design, computer organization and assembly language, software engineering as well as a course in probability and statistics and discrete math or its equivalent. [-]

MS in Traditional Engineering Management

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Houston

The traditional Engineering Management (EMGT) track is composed of 36 hours of graduate courses. The program can be completed either face-to-face or partially online. Students can choose either a capstone or a thesis option. All students need to complete 21 hours of core courses. Students in the capstone option need to complete 12 hours of elective courses and 3 hours of capstone. Students who choose a thesis option need to complete 9 hours of elective courses and at least 6 hours of thesis credit. Refer to traditional Engineering Management MS degree plan. [+]

MS in Traditional Engineering Management The traditional Engineering Management (EMGT) track is composed of 36 hours of graduate courses. The program can be completed either face-to-face or partially online. Students can choose either a capstone or a thesis option. All students need to complete 21 hours of core courses. Students in the capstone option need to complete 12 hours of elective courses and 3 hours of capstone. Students who choose a thesis option need to complete 9 hours of elective courses and at least 6 hours of thesis credit. Refer to traditional Engineering Management MS degree plan. Admission Requirements To apply, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, science or related fields. Work experience in related fields is not required but preferred. The graduate admission committee will ensure that applicants have the appropriate academic and professional background based on the following criteria: All of UHCL and the College of Science and Engineering general graduate admission requirements A resume summarizing applicant's career objectives and professional experience Three letters of recommendation from current or former academic advisers or work supervisors The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all candidates applying for admission, a minimum total GRE score of 290 with minimum scores of 145 (quantitative) and 140 (verbal), respectively. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may substitute for the GRE A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater (4.0 grade scale) on the last 60 hours of course work Calculus and undergraduate level probability and statistics as a prerequisite depending on applicant’s academic background A scientific writing course as a prerequisite depending on GRE verbal and essay scores Degree Requirements All of the College of Science and Engineering general degree requirements Completion of a minimum of at least 36 semester hours from an approved list of courses No undergraduate level credits will be allowed for the EMGT master's degree If you have any questions, please contact academic advisors; phone 281-283-3711, e-mail cseadvising@uhcl.edu. Degree Plans Please check here for Traditional Engineering Management MS degree plan or Fully Online Engineering Management MS degree plan. [-]

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