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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Human Sciences and Humanities


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The College of Human Sciences and Humanities (HSH) is home to over 3,000 major-seeking students who are pursuing degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. Our university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and many of the programs in HSH carry additional accreditations. Our faculty is deeply committed to teaching and research and artistic activity; they work closely with their students in classrooms, labs and studios; they win local and national awards for excellence in teaching; and they are internationally renowned for their high rates of publication, exhibition and grant funding. Our disciplines are broad, including health sciences, social and cultural sciences, psychology, liberal arts, communication and studio arts. Many of our students receive scholarships or other forms of institutional support and most are involved in applied learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Our graduates have a long history of successfully entering the workforce upon graduation, often as the result of internships. 

Accreditations and Approvals

The College of Human Sciences and Humanities has several accredited programs. The Behavioral Analysis program is accredited by the Association for Behavioral Analysis International. The Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. The Human Factors Certificate and the Human Factors concentration in the master’s degree Psychology program are both accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The School Psychology program is approved by and has received National Recognition from the National Association of School Psychologists. The Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Doctor of Psychology in Health Service Psychology has been awarded accreditation on contingency by the American Psychological Association. In addition, the National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the Fitness and Human Performance curriculum as preparing students for successful entrance into the career field.

Departments and Programs of Study

The departments making up  HSH include Clinical, Health and Applied Sciences; Communication and Studio Arts; Liberal Arts; Psychology; and Social and Cultural Sciences. Each is home to a variety of programs representing the areas of academic study indicated below.

Certificates

In addition to study in programs leading to major degrees, HSH also offers a number of program-related certificates including the following:

Applied Behavior Analysis 

Human Factors/Ergonomics 

Women’s and Gender Studies 

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
Phone: 281-283-3300
Email: hsh@uhcl.edu
Web: http://www.uhcl.edu/human-sciences-humanities
Bayou Building 1529

Office of Academic Advising
Phone: 281-283-3333
Email: hshadvising@uhcl.edu
Web: http://www.uhcl.edu/human-sciences-humanities/advising/
Bayou Building 1615

Texas Department of Corrections program
Phone: 281-283-3420
Email: hsh@uhcl.edu
Web: http://www.uhcl.edu/human-sciences-humanities
Bayou Building 1617

Admission into an HSH Program of Study

Records for degree-seeking graduate students are processed by the Office of Admissions and forwarded to the dean’s office for faculty assignment and completion of the program of study.

Requirements for each HSH program of study are detailed in the following pages.

Information on HSH degree plans and advising schedules may be obtained from the HSH Office of Academic Advising.

There are two ways applicants may be accepted into a graduate program of study in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities:

  • Those applicants who have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA in their last 60 hours of coursework meet the College’s graduate admissions criterion. Those applicants who meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement are not required to take the GRE.
  • Students whose cumulative GPA for the last 60 hours of study falls below 3.00 must submit scores from the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE. To be admitted into degree candidacy in HSH under the second option, students who took the GRE after August 2011 must have a minimum score of 350 using the following formula: (GPA in the last 60 hours x 24) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative. Students who took the GRE before August 2011 must have a minimum score of 2050 using the following formula: (GPA in the last 60 hours x 500) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative.

A student who has been denied admission to any HSH program of study may appeal the decision in writing to the HSH associate dean.

The Application for Admission, transcripts for all prior college coursework and GRE scores (if necessary) must be received by the Office of Admissions according to the following deadlines unless otherwise stated in individual program descriptions:

  • Fall Enrollment: Aug. 1.
  • Spring Enrollment: Dec. 1.
  • Summer Enrollment: May 1.

Some programs and concentrations in HSH require secondary admission or secondary application procedures as described in the relevant catalog sections below. Such programs and concentrations include Behavior Analysis, Digital Media Studies, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Literature; the Human Factors concentration in Psychology, the Neuroscience and Behavior concentration in Psychology; and all of the Professional Psychology plans (Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy, Health Service Psychology and School Psychology). Applicants should review relevant catalog sections for information about the admission process, requirements and deadlines.

International Admissions

For international students, dual admission is required. Degree-granting programs review and admit or deny students to a program based on a student’s academic preparation. UHCL’s Office of International Admissions and Programs reviews and admits or denies students to the university based on legal aspects specific to international students. Admission must be approved by both the academic program and the Office of International Admissions and Programs for a student to enter the university.

Transferring Majors

Students who wish to transfer from one HSH graduate major to another may do so by completing an Academic Record Change form if the admission criteria for the desired program is equivalent to that of the student’s original program. If the admission criteria for the program to which the student wishes to transfer are different in kind or higher in expectation, the student must complete an Academic Record Change form with the HSH Office of Academic Advising which will then be forwarded to the program director of the desired program to render an admissions decision.

GRE Examination Requirement and GRE Examination Waivers

For applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, completion of the GRE provides a viable secondary path to admission. Some graduate programs in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities waive the GRE requirement for applicants who already hold a master’s degree. These include Criminology, Cross-Cultural Studies, Digital Media Studies, Family Therapy and Psychology. Applicants to these programs with undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 should submit an official transcript showing Master’s Degree completion.

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