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Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Programs The School of Science and Computer Engineering (SCE) offers high quality academic degrees consistent with the role of a regional public university. Plans within the school prepare graduates to enter fields in natural sciences, mathematics, computing and computer and software engineering. Individuals in the school's plans are expected to develop skills in problem solving, independent study and critical thinking, and to be able to adapt knowledge to new situations and to the benefit of society. Students in these plans attain a sense of professional values and ethics as well as knowledge and skills relevant to their specific subject area. This sense of professional responsibility is essential if society is to benefit from the interfaces with advanced technology and science.

The school supports research and development directed toward producing new knowledge and identifying additional applications of existing knowledge. Dissemination of scientific knowledge through publications and presentations is encouraged, as well as professional service to local, regional, national and international communities. The faculty of each division aspires to a professional model that includes balance among the components of the SCE mission which are teaching, research and service

Computing and Mathematics Division
The division chair of computing and mathematics coordinates the plans in computer information systems, computer science, information technology and mathematical science. Applicants should consult Sadegh Davari ( division chair of computing and mathematics) for additional information.
Computer Information Systems M.S.

The Master of Science in CIS is designed to prepare students for key technical, administration and management positions in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and administration of computer information systems. More Information about Computer Information Systems M.S. More Information

Computer Science M.S.

The Master of Science in Computer Science enhances the study of Computer Science. The graduate program's balanced curriculum deepens the student's understanding of computer science and practical industrial technologies. More Information about Computer Science M.S. More Information

Mathematical Science M.S.

The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences offers an excellent instructional environment for mathematics and statistics and their applications. Its graduate program leads to a Master of Science in Mathematics or a Master of Science in Statistics. More Information about Mathematical Science M.S. More Information

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Statistics M.S.

The plan in Statistics leads to a master of science (MS). This plan emphasizes a curriculum that instructs students in the theory and application of statistics. The plan is suitable for students with an undergraduate background in mathematics, engineering, or the sciences. More Information about Statistics M.S. More Information

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Engineering Division
The division chair of engineering coordinates the plans in computer engineering. Applicants should consult Thomas Harman ( division chair of engineering) for additional information.
Computer Engineering M.S.

The Computer Engineering degree plan leads to the Master of Science (MS). Graduate study prepares students to use computers and design sophisticated computer systems. Computer Engineering students evaluate, design, and set up computer systems for a variety of real-world functions. Curriculum and faculty research focuses on the integration of systems design, software applications, and hardware design. The Computer Engineering degree plan includes specific courses of study such as computer control systems, industrial automation and robotics, fault-tolerant computing, parallel processing, telecommunications, and networking. The plan combines formal courses, laboratory work, and research in each specialized area. More Information about Computer Engineering M.S. More Information

Engineering Management M.S.

The Engineering Management degree plan leads to the Master of Science (MS). The course of study prepares engineers and scientists with an enhanced perspective on issues that affect the management of technology in today's world. The material is prepared to present the tools to better manage your project, processes, personnel, products and services in real-world situations. The program courses focus on essential topics in organizational behavior, management of organizations, optimal decision-making, and engineering economics. More Information about Engineering Management M.S. More Information

Software Engineering M.S.

The Software Engineering degree plan leads to the Master of Science (MS). Students explore the foundations, methodologies, and tools used to create and refine software-intensive systems. The plan carefully balances theory and practice to prepare students for key roles in industry, government, and other institutions that depend on software. The academic plan results in a thorough understanding of software engineering. More Information about Software Engineering M.S. More Information

Systems Engineering M.S.

The Systems Engineering degree plan leads to the Master of Science (MS). The course of study prepares engineers who are knowledgeable in interdisciplinary systems engineering approaches and engineering management. Graduates of this coursework develop a full range of concurrent engineering concepts. They build upon skills needed to specify, implement, and support complete systems. Graduates build a body of knowledge they need to create and maintain systems that ensure the safety of life, health, property, and the environment. The formal courses, laboratory work, and research all take place under the guidance of a faculty advisor. More Information about Systems Engineering M.S. More Information

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Natural Sciences Division
The division chair of natural sciences coordinates the plans in biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science and physics. Sub-plans or specialization areas include physiology/pre-health, cell/molecular, ecology/microbiology, biotechnology, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, environmental biology, industrial hygiene, safety and technical management. The chemistry program has complete accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Applicants should consult Larry Rohde (division chair of natural sciences) for additional information.
Biological Sciences M.S.
Applicants seeking admission to the Biology Master's Degree program should have a bachelor's degree in Biology. However, those with other degrees may apply if their preparation includes a significant number of foundation courses (see below) in the Biological Sciences, as well as appropriate chemistry, physics and mathematics courses. More Information about Biological Sciences M.S. More Information
Biotechnology M.S.
Master of Science in Biotechnology website at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Biotechnology draws on many disciplines within the biological sciences. Students who enter the Biotechnology program gain deep insights into the biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences. More Information about Biotechnology M.S. More Information
Chemistry M.S.

The chemistry department offers a Master of Science degree in chemistry built on top of an undergraduate study of chemistry. Like the B.S. program, it is based on a balanced curriculum of solid foundation in chemistry and laboratory skills.. More Information about Chemistry M.S. More Information

Environmental Sciences M.S.

Environmental Science is the study of how the parts of nature and human societies operate and interact. It is devoted to the preservation of natural resources and biodiversity for sustainable development, and the control of biological, chemical and physical agents in the environment (air, water, soil, and groundwater) to prevent adverse effects on human and other living organisms. More Information

Physics M.S.
The goal of this program is to prepare students for PhD level work and advanced research in Physics and Astronomy. This program also serves to expand the knowledge base of practicing engineers. More Information about Physics M.S. More Information

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Specialization Area (Graduate)
Sub-plans or specialization areas include physiology/pre-health, cell/molecular, ecology/microbiology, biotechnology, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, environmental biology, industrial hygiene, safety and technical management. The chemistry program has complete accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Teacher Certifications
The Math Center is designed specifically to support and encourage students preparing to be teachers of K-8 Mathematics. More information Math Center
UHCL Certificates
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