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Master of Science in Finance


Accelerate Your Career

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. Enhance your skill set in the world of finance with a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Your degree from our College of Business will provide you with the tools required to advance in private, public or non-profit sectors.

A Degree Program that Fits Your Life

We want you to experience success in your academic pursuits, so classes for your 30 credit-hours towards an MS in Finance at UHCL are only 8 weeks long.

  • Full-time, 12 months: 2 courses per 8-week term across the fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Part-time, 24 months: 1 course per 8-week tern across the fall, spring and summer semesters

You can also choose the class format that’s most convenient for your life:

  • Hybrid: Half your class time is online, while the other half is face-to-face in a classroom
  • Online: UHCL is the only Houston-based university offering an accredited fully online MS Finance program.

You can also earn a waiver from the GRE or GMAT if you meet certain enrollment requirements.

Capitalize on Your Future

Recent UHCL graduates have found employment in the fields of corporate finance, commercial banking, financial planning, investment banking, money management and real estate investment. In addition, you’ll be learning from the best. Finance faculty consult, serve on boards, involve themselves in the community, possess active roles in their respective fields, publish and do extensive research.

2016-2017 Texas-Resident Tuition Rates: $1,691 for one, three-hour course*

*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.


Dr. Dale Cloninger
Ph.D. - Florida State University

Dr. Roberto Marchesini
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Joseph McCormack
Ph.D. - Texas A&M University

Dr. Tim Michael
Ph.D. - University of South Carolina

Dr. Ivelina Pavlova
Ph.D. - Florida International University

Dr. Grady Perdue
Ph.D. - University of Alabama

Dr. Edward R. Waller
Ph.D. - Arizona State University

Dr. Jeff Whitworth
Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University

Dr. Melissa Williams
Ph.D. - Texas Tech University

Degree Documents

Last updated: 03/02/2017 UTC
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