Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Foresight, MS


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College of Technology  > Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences  > Foresight, MS

The Master of Science in Foresight, offered by the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to become professional futurists or to bring a futures perspective to their current careers. This program uses a wide range of theoretical and practical models to examine the sources, patterns and causes of change in order to map probable, plausible and preferable futures.

The curriculum is unique and rigorous. It prepares graduates to enter an emerging professional field that helps business, government, non-profits and others anticipate and prepare for the future. The 30-hour degree pulls from other academic disciplines such as Business, Government and Education. Courses include:  Futures Research, World Futures, Systems Thinking, Strategic Planning, and Social Change.

For more further information please see the MS in Foresight web page.

Admission Requirements


  1. Submit an online application through the Office of the Graduate School.
  2. Application Fee: The application fee for all applicants to graduate programs in the College of Technology is $75 for domestic applications and $150 for international applicants.
  3. An Official Transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended.
  4. 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  5. Personal/Goal Statement: A personal/goal statement is a 1-2 page essay describing your current employment and your professional intentions. You may want to identify aspects of your previous experience that indicate promise in your selected goal. You may also wish to discuss special circumstances, unique experiences, etc.
  6. Resume (optional)
  7. Appropriate Exam Scores - Please submit official exam scores. Please note exams must have been completed within the last 5 years.
  8. Exam Average Score
    GRE 300 (Q&V combined); 3.5 (A)
    GMAT 550
    MAT 400
  9. GPA Requirement: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.00) on the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants may be conditionally admitted with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99 in a 4.0 scale on the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work.
  10. International applicants have additional documentation requirements, including the submission of TOEFL/IELTS scores, if appropriate. For full details, please visit www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/.

Degree Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

This degree plan is an inter-disciplinary, high-tech program that prepares strategic fore-sight professionals for careers in long-term forecasting and planning. Foresight uses a wide range of theoretical and practical models to examine the sources, patterns and causes of change and stability in order to map probable, plausible and preferable futures.

Domain Courses (6.0 Credit Hours)


  • 2 Advisor Approved Electives Credit Hours: 3.0

Project, or Internship, or Thesis (3.0 Credit Hours)


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