Jun 23, 2018  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Future Studies in Commerce, M.S.

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Advisor: Dr. Peter Bishop

The Master of Science in Future Studies, offered by the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program that prepares strategic foresight professionals for careers in long-term forecasting and planning. 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 emphasizes foresight, creativity and innovation in order to gain competitive advantage in the job market. The 36-hour degree pulls from other academic disciplines such as Business, Government and Education. Courses include: Forecasting, World Futures, Systems Thinking, Consumer Sciences, and Social Change.


  • Required Courses Cr. 24.
  • Domain Courses Cr. 9.
  • Project or Internship Cr. 3.

Total 36 Hours

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