As a focus of advance academics and research, the University of Houston-Downtown offers eight master's degree programs to complement its most popular undergraduate programs. UHD graduate programs are designed to captivate, educate, and graduate well-qualified students.
Our graduate program representatives are available to provide leadership and guidance for students interesting in graduate studies. UHD is committed to providing a learning environment for the University’s community. Please review the UHD Graduate Guidelines.
Our graduate degrees include:
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to further knowledge, develop leadership and elevate professional skills for individuals interested in areas related to criminological theory, criminal justice administration, and program evaluation.
Master of Security Management
The Master of Security Management was developed in response to requests from corporate security companies who want trained security professionals for management roles.
Master of Science in Technical Communication
The Master of Science in Technical communication (MSTC) provides graduates with writing, design, and management skills based on rhetorical principles. The MSTC curriculum, along with the guidance of skilled and experienced professional writing faculty, will prepare graduates to lead in diverse professions.
Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching offers unique opportunities to educators who wish to enhance their classroom-based teaching skills and techniques, rather than focusing solely on theory.
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at UHD was designed specifically for the “working-professional.” Working professionals are motivated people who want to continue working in their full-time professional position, while also pursuing graduate education. The MBA program is structured so that individuals spend merely two evenings a week while in graduate study.
Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management
The Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management (MANPM) program is designed to prepare recent college graduates, as well as mid-level and senior-level administrators for the management and leadership of non-profit organizations of all types.
Master of Arts in Rhetoric Composition
The Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition (MARC) will provide students with graduate training in rhetoric and composition pedagogy as well as literary analysis. Those interested in a writing-based career, including teaching in a community college, will especially benefit from this Master’s program.
Master of Science in Data Analytics
The Master of Science in Data Analytics is an application-based program that will provide students with broad education in advanced statistics, digital data acquisition, digital data management, data analysis, and data presentation.