Master of Science in Foresight
This degree plan is an inter-disciplinary, high-tech program that prepares strategic foresight 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 Fall 2018 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: 21 semester hours
- HDCS 6331 - Advanced Strategies for Futures Planning
- FORE 6311 - Introduction to Foresight
- FORE 6319 - Proseminar in Foresight
- FORE 6351 - Futures Research
- FORE 6371 - World Futures
- FORE 6333 - Systems Thinking
- FORE 6331 - Social Change
Domain Courses: Choose six (6) semester hours
- FORE 6355 - Alternative Perspectives on the Future or Advisor approved elective
- FORE 6359 - Design Futures or 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 Andy Hines for advising.