World Cultures & Literatures
University of Houston
613 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3006
Phone: (713) 743-8350
Fax: (713) 743-2693

Masters Degree in World Cultures and Literatures

Requirements for Admission

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in last 60 hrs.
  • Satisfactory GRE scores
  • Major in target language

Provisional admission

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in last 60 hrs.
  • Satisfactory GRE scores
  • Minor in target language and approval of director

Conditional admission

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in last 60 hrs.
  • Satisfactory GRE scores
  • high level in target language and some background in target culture and/or literature, with approval of director

Application Process and Materials:

Students should submit the following materials to the University of Houston’s Office of Admissions by April 15 (fall semester) and November 1 (Spring Semester):

  • The on-line application (ApplyTexas form at www.applytexas.org)
  • All academic transcripts
  • The GRE general test score (The ETS code for the University of Houston is 6870)
  • TOEFL score (if required by International Admissions)

Mail to:

  • University of Houston - Main Campus
    Office of Admissions
    Welcome Center
    4400 University Dr.
    Houston TX 77204-2023

The following materials should be submitted to the Director of WCL Graduate Studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages by April 15 (fall semester) and November 1 (Spring Semester):

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation sent directly to the Graduate Director of World Cultures and Literatures in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages by those recommending the applicant
  • All academic transcripts
  • Completed departmental application form with student’s statement of intent (500 words) and a brief statement in the target/core language (200 words) explaining why you wish to study at the graduate level

Mail to:

  • Director of Graduate Studies / WCL
    University of Houston
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages
    612 Agnes Arnold Hall
    Houston, TX 77204-3006