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University of Houston

College of Technology, Future Studies


110 Cameron Building
Houston, TX  77204-6020
United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

Future Studies

Format: Campus, Online

Program Description:

What is Futures Studies?

Professional futurists emphasize systemic and transformational change as opposed to traditional forecasters and planners who focus on incremental change based on existing conditions and trends. Since long-term predictive forecasts are rarely correct, futurists describe alternative plausible and preferable futures, in addition to the expected future. Instead of limiting themselves to traditional forecasters' quantitative methods, futurists also use a balance of qualitative and quantitative tools. The program provides collaboration and innovation with multiple perspectives on foresight, business and marketing, consumer science and retailing. Our experience suggests that the demand for strategic foresight graduates in commercial and public sectors will continue to rise.

International Student Requirements:

$75 Application Fee:All students must submit a $75 graduate application fee. International students must submit an additional $75 processing fee ($150 total). Please make checks payable to the University of Houston Letter of Intent:A letter of intent 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. Official College Transcripts:Transcripts should reflect a baccalaureate degree in a relevant field. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope from the attending institution. International students must submit transcripts in original language as well as an official English translation. Three Letters of Reference:References may be academic or professional. Official GRE Score Results to be provided.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive

Institution Sector: Public

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000 and above