Course Requirements

Master of Science in Foresight


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.

The following is a list of courses required of all students pursuing the Master of Science in Foresight. Please note this document is accurate for those who enrolled during the Spring 2011 semester. For a complete description of these courses, visit the University of Houston Graduate Catalog.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Foresight

Required Courses: 24 hours semester hours

  • HRD 6300 - Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Human Resources Development
  • HDCS 6331 - Advanced Strategies for Futures Planning in Consumer Sciences and Retailing
  • FORE 6311 - Introduction to Foresight
  • FORE 6319 - Proseminar in Foresight
  • FORE 6351 - Futures Research
  • FORE 6371 - World Futures

Domain Courses: Choose nine (9) semester hours:

  • Advisor approved elective
  • Advisor approved elective
  • Advisor approved elective

Research Option: Choose three (3) semester hours:

  • FORE 6395 - Master's Project in Foresight
  • FORE 6396 - Internship in Foresight
  • FORE 6399 - Master's Thesis in Foresight

All students must receive advising from a Foresight faculty member before filing the degree plan. Contact Andrew Hines for advising.