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Answers to your questions about the program

Is the program online?

Yes, students can take the program on campus or online. All the official correspondence (readings, assignments, homework, tests, etc.) goes through the website for all. Local students attend class on campus, and distant students participate in class via our learning platform or by listening to a recording of the class afterwards.

How long does the program take?

The program requires 12 courses. Full-time students can take three or four courses a semester so they can finish in 18 to 24 months. Part-time students take one or two courses a semester. (We strongly recommend no more than that.) So that can take from three to five years.

What is the foresight student experience like?

The Student Handbook covers the essentials of the student experience from admission through graduation, but is primarily aimed at those new to the program. It includes comments from students and faculty that provide a sense of what it's "really" like.

How do I enroll in the program?

Admissions info: requires an online application, a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, acceptable scores on the GRE, GMAT or MAT, transcripts from previous colleges and universities attended and an admission fee. Application deadlines for U.S. students are July 1 for Fall and Dec 1 for Spring semesters. Deadlines for international students is April 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring semesters. Be sure to use our Houston Foresight checklist for any other questions or concerns when it comes to the admissions process. Check the Graduate Admissions page for details as well.

Can students take the program from another country?

Definitely. If they come to the U.S. to study, they will require a student visa. If they take the program online, no visa is required. International students are considered as non-resident and some local fees can be waived by contacting the College of Technologies advisors. Check the International Admissions page on the UH website.

Can someone take courses without being admitted to the program?

Yes, students with a Bachelor’s degree can take courses as a post-baccalaureate (now "pre-graduate). Students intending to eventually enroll in the program can apply up to four PB courses to their degree.

How much does the program cost?

These are estimated fees for 2013-2014 academic year -- for more info, see the tuition fees index.

Estimate Tuition Costs 2013-2014



Estimated Total



includes required fees.*

























Required fees: $84 (Recreation and Wellness Center); $240 (Student Services Fee); $135 University Center Fee) = $459
*Additional fees may apply.

Is there a fact sheet I can print out that answers all these questions?

Just print this document that you can take with you while looking into the program.