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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

About the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Office of the Dean
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3000

Manager of Academic Records/Coordinator of Graduate Studies
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-4012

Academic Affairs (undergraduate)
320 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-4001

African American Studies Program
629 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-2811

Air Force Science
109 Garrison
(713) 743-4932

Arte Publico Press
452 E. Cullen Performance Hall

Center for Mexican American Studies
323 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3136

Center for Public Policy
104 Heyne Building
(713) 743-3970

Department of Anthropology
233 McElhinney Hall
(713) 743-3780

Department of Health and Human Performance
(713) 743-9840
104 Garrison Gymnasium

School of Art
100 Fine Arts Building
(713) 743-3001

Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
101 Communication Building
(713) 743-2873

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services Center
(713) 743-2897

Department of Economics
204 McElhinney Hall
(713) 743-3800

Department of English
205 Roy Cullen Building
(713) 743-3004

Department of Hispanic Studies
416 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3007

Department of History
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3083

Military Science
28 Hofheinz Pavilion
(713) 743-3875

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
613 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-83507

Moores School of Music
120 Moores School of Music Building
(713) 743-3009

Department of Philosophy
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3010

Department of Political Science
447 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
(713) 743-3890

Department of Psychology
126 Heyne Building
(713) 743-8500

Department of Sociology
450 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
(713) 743-3940

Public Administration Program
312 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
(713) 743-3931

Religious Studies Program
113-B A.D. Bruce Religion Center
(713) 743-3212

School of Theatre and Dance
133 Cynthia W. Mitchell Center
(713) 743-3003

Women’s Studies Program
624 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3214

Interim Dean:
Joseph A. Pratt, Ph.D.

Associate Deans:
Sarah Fishman, Ph.D., Undergraduate Studies
Catherine Patterson, Ph.D., Graduate Studies

Assistant Dean:
Jerome Crowder, Ph.D., Technology and Communications

Director of Budget and Administration:
Pat Sayles 

General Information

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers graduate courses in the behavioral and social sciences, the fine arts, and the humanities. The goals of the graduate programs are to provide advanced academic instruction and expertise in the methods and skills of each discipline.

Degree Information

The Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree is offered in anthropology, communication, communication sciences and disorders, economics, English, history, philosophy, political science, public administration, sociology, Spanish, and theatre. The Master of Arts degree in communication allows students to major in public relations studies, mass communication studies, or speech. In the Master of Arts in English program, students may major in English and American literature. Students in the history program may major in either history or public history. Health and Human Performance. A Master of Science (MS) degree is offered by the Department of Health and Human Performance. There is also an MEd in Physical Education and a PhD in Kinesiology offered in HHP.

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree is offered in creative writing, theatre, and art, with studio concentrations in graphic communication, painting, photography, and sculpture. The Master of Music (M.M) degree is granted in applied music, music theory, music composition, music literature, music performance pedagogy, music education, and accompanying.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered in economics, English (with studies focusing on English and American literature or literature and creative writing), History, Political Science, Psychology, and Spanish. The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree is offered in music with majors in performance, conducting, composition, and music education.

The Dietetic Internship program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education (CADE). The program is a post-baccalaureate, supervised practice program which qualifies graduates to take the examination to become a Registered Dietician.