What will I learn?

Accelerate Your Career

Enhance your skill set in the world of finance with a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Your finance degree from our College of Business will provide you with the tools required to advance in private, public or non-profit sectors. Your Master of Science in Finance is the key to an array of excellent employment possibilities. 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. Recent UHCL graduates have found employment in the fields of corporate finance, commercial banking, financial planning, investment banking, money management and real estate investment.

A Degree Program that Fits Your Life

We want you to experience success in your academic pursuits, so our accelerated format delivers classes that are only eight weeks long, instead of the usual 16. We also offer classes in different formats for your convenience:

Hybrid: Half your class time is online, while the other half is face-to-face;

Online: From the comfort of your home or office. UHCL is the only Houston-based university offering an accredited fully online MS Finance program.

In addition, you’ll be learning from the best. College of Business finance faculty consult, serve on boards, involve themselves in the community, continue to have active professional roles in their respective fields, publish, and do extensive research.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77058, United States

Online/Distance (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to University of Houston-Clear Lake, if they have earned bachelor's degrees or higher (as applicable) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are eligible to return to the last institution attended. 

For international students

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).

Proof of English Language Proficiency

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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