Secondary Foresight Graduate Programs - Global List

Secondary Foresight Graduate Programs - Global List
MS and PhD programs in secondary futures studies subject areas which either 1) place a notable emphasis on any of the primary foresight subjects or 2) have on-campus futures research centers which may be used for potential affiliations during graduate study, are listed below. Most offer English-language instruction, except where indicated.

For additional secondary programs, see Graduate Programs for Understanding and Managing Accelerating Change. For Jose Ramos excellent 2002 FS survey, with additional program and contact detail, see International Survey of University Futures Courses (PDF, 43 pages). For a list of bioethics programs potentially conducive to scholarship on human-machine symbiosis (transhumanism), see the WTA's Programs for Graduate Studies in Bioethics. For a great but unselective database of graduate programs (US, International, and Distance), see GradSchools.comBrowse All Subjects.

  Universidad Nacional de La PlataDept. of Law & Social SciencesMS in 21st Cent. Nat'l Strategic Intelligence.
   (Spanish). Buenos Aires. Curriculum includes scenarios, visions, and values for national strategic futures. Angel Pablo Tello, Director.
  Curtin University of TechnologyCurtin Business SchoolMBA w/ Grad. Certificate in Futures Studies (Bus. Admin.)
   Perth. A four month graduate certificate is available for students taking other Curtin degrees. Contact: Curtin Admissions.
  Queensland U. of TechSch. of Hum. & HSCentre for Social Change ResearchMS,PhD Social Science, Phil.
   Carseldine. Social sustainability and social impact assessment are among the FS research areas available through the CSCR.
 U. of the Sunshine CoastDept. of Arts and Social SciencesMA,PhD in Arts and Social Sciences 
   Queensland. Previously had both an exec. certificate and a specialization in futures studies, neither apparent now. Contact: Sohail Inayatullah, professor. Several students have done foresight/futres PhD's under Dr. Inayatulla in recent years. Getting a formal foresight title would make it a primary program.
 Free University of Brussels (VUB)Center Leo ApostelPhD in Interdisciplinary Science (Philosophy)
   (English, Dutch, French). Brussels. Great Systems/Philosophy/FS choice. Home of Principia Cybernetica WebFrancis Heylighen, Director. Dr. Heylighen has published extensively on the evolution of complexity, metasystem transitions, global networks, and accelerating change.
 FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração) Business SchoolProfuturo CenterMBA w/ Foresight specialization
   (English, Portuguese). Sao Paulo. James T.C. Wright, Director. Multicultural program designed students from Europe, Latin America, and Asia
 Simon Fraser UniversityDept. of HumanitiesMA in Liberal Studies.
   Vancouver. Good Liberal Studies/FS choice. SFU's liberal studies curriculum explores culture, values, and the tension between passion and reason. Lynn Elen Burton, Professor of FS in SFU's Dept. of Humanities, teaches undergraduate FS courses, and is an affiliate teacher at the MA program.
 U. of TorontoHist. and Philos. of Science and TechPhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Tech
   Toronto. Great HPoST/FS choice. Leaders in the humanistic study of science and technology. Strong scholarship. UT also has the Society for Utopian Studies, scholarship on literary and experimental utopias.
 U. of TorontoInstitute of Medical Science. FS Affil: Joint Centre for BioethicsMHS in Bioethics
   Toronto. Good Bioethics/FS choice. The JCB is an interdisciplinary center for bioethics research, education, and clinical practice. Peter A. Singer publishes on the future of the life sciences.
 U. Externado de Colombia and Ctr. for Strategic ForesightMBA w/ Strat. Thinking and Foresight specialization.
   (Spanish). Bogota. Good MBA/FS choice. Contact Francisco Mojica, Director, Centro de Pensamiento Estrategico y Prospectiva. Also Jose Luis Cordeiro.
 United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE)Eight MAs in Peace, Peacebuilding and Conflict Studies.
   (English, Spanish). San Jose. Great Peace and Conflict Studies/FS choice. Founded 1980, 200 students. John Maresca, Rector. ContactAdmissions.
 ESPEGraduate DegreesCertificate in Strategic Foresight
   (Spanish). Quito. Major tech univ. in Ecuador, est. 1922. Several grad degrees that could be enhanced with FS certificate. Jose Luis Cordeiroteaches here.
 EDHECTheseus-EDHEC ProgramMBA. MS in Strategic Management.
   (English, French). Nice. EDHEC is a leading French b-school. Their MBA and MS are strong in futures thinking, but with a sustainability/limits bias.
 INSEAD, Europe Campus. MBA
   (English, French). Paris. Good MBA/FS choice. Strong in global outlook and macro trends, international foresight, innovation.
 International Space UniversityMS in Space Studies or Space Management.
   (English, French). Strasbourg (and global). Great Space Studies/FS choice. Training future space leaders. Solid foresight component. F/T or P/T curriculum.
 Tech. U. of BudapestDept. of Innov. Studies & HoT. FS Affil: Long Futures RGPhD in Hist. of Tech, Engrg, Sci.
   (Hungarian). Budapest. Good History of Technology (HoT)/FS choice. Dept of IS and HoT is an interesting, if theoretical, blend of history of technology and trends relevant to innovation studies. Zoltan Galantai and Eva Toth head the Long Futures Research Group (LFRG), a Long Now-like academic group.
 Technical U. of HamburgInstitute of Technology and SocietyMS in various Engineering Sciences
   (German, English). Hamburg. ITS offers an interdisciplinary program in 'socionics' (social futures modeling, using computer science).
 University of Cape CoastCtr. for Dev. Studies, and ICISM.Phil in Development Studies
   (English). Cape Coast. Affiliated with the "sustainable futures" oriented ICIS (Netherlands).
 University of KeralaDept. of Futures StudiesMS Technology Management, Tourism Administration
   (Hindi, English). Kerala. Good Tech Mgmt/FS choice. The university claims to also offer "an interdisciplinary M.Phil and PhD program in futures studies," but there is no apparent broad training in FS methods. Listed FS-related study areas are technology or tourism oriented, such as: Impacts of Information Tech, Energy Planning, Ancipatory Crisis Mgmt of AIDS, Systems Modelling, Ecotourism Development in Kerala. Good opportunity to create a Primary FS program.
 Dublin Inst. of TechnologyFaculty of Built Environment. FS Affil: Futures AcademyMS in Urban Planning & Dev.
   DublinGreat Urban Planning/FS choice. Prof. John Ratcliffe is Director of FBE and Futures Academy, and current secretary of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF).
 Ben Gurion U. of the Negev. FS Affiliate: Ctr for Futurism in Education. Ex: MA in Sci and Tech Education
   (English, Hebrew). Jerusalem. Good Education/FS choice. Bringing technology and futures thinking into the classroom.
 Tel Aviv U., School of Engrg. FS Affiliate: Interdisc. Ctr. for Tech Analysis & ForecastingMS,PhD in Engineering
   (English, Hebrew). Tel Aviv-Yafo. Good Engineering/FS choice. Aharon Hauptman at ICTAF specializes in technology trends, forecasting, and foresight.
 Kyoto UniversityGraduate School of InformaticsMS,PhD in Informatics
   (Japanese, English). Kyoto. Great Informatics/FS choice. Multidisciplinary, quant. approach to understanding our "Global Information Civilization."
 U. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)Grad. DegreesCertif. in Planning & Strategic Foresight (online).
   (Spanish). Mexico City. Largest and most prestigious university in Mexico. Many graduate degrees available that could be enhanced w/ FS certificate.
 Leiden UniversityDept of Psychometrics and Rsrch MethodologyPhD Social and Behavioral Sciences
   (Dutch, English). Leiden. Great Psychometrics and Sociometrics/FS choice.  Mark De Rooij is doing innovative work mapping psychological and social change using statistical models. Great promise for use with simulation and forecasting tools. Affil. with Interuniv. Grad School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics. Other Netherlands FS Affiliates: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. KNAW conducts "foresight studies from a scientific perspective (research foresight)" in twelve scientific disciplines. See also their links to global foresight studies. The Ministry conducts annual "foresight studies on subjects of social importance."
 Leiden UniversitySch. of Mgmt and Inst. of Adv. Comp. ScienceMS in ICT in Business.
   (Dutch, English). Leiden. Great Business IT/FS choice. Leveraging IT for competitive advantage. Prof. Daniel Erasmus (homepage) is a leader in scenario work. See also his and Digital Thinking Network, applying scenario thinking to business processes.
 Maastrict U.Sch of Gov and Int. Ctr. for Integ. Assess. & Sust. Dev (ICIS)MPP,PhD in Pub. Pol. & Human Dev.
   (Dutch, English). Maastricht. Good MPP/FS choice.  ICIS teaches social change studies and good governance. Strong sustainability ideology.
  Pakistan Futuristics Foundation and InstituteMS,PhD in Futures Education (Education).
   (Urdu). Islamabad. Offers courses and certificate programs as well as degrees. Contact: Raja Muhammad Ikram Azam, Director.
  ESAN, Grad. School of Business AdminMBAPhD in Management Sciences.
   (Spanish). Lima. Partnership with Stanford U's GSB. First GSB in Latin America. Strong in foresight and strategic planning.
  Universidade Nova de LisboaPhD in Technology Assessment (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia).
   (Potuguese). Lisbon. Policy analysis and the relation between S&T and policy, society and the individual. Prepares students for autonomous research in technology assessment, leadership in innovation processes, better management of economic growth and development. Contact:Antonio Moniz, Director
 Moscow State UniversityDept. of SociologyMS in Sociology and Management (Sociology)
   (Russian). Moscow. Curriculum includes a core course in modeling and forecasting in sociological research. Contact: Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, Professor.
 INSEAD, Asia Campus. MBA.
   (English). Singapore. Good MBA/FS choice. Strong in global outlook and macro trends, international foresight, innovation.
 Nanyang Tech U. and Rajaratnam Schl of Intnat'l StudiesMS,PhD in Strategic Studies.
   (English). Singapore. Great National Security/FS choice. Singapore is a global leader in comprehensive security policy, and RSIS is a leader in risk assessment and horizon scanning (RAHS) foresight activities for national security. Barry Desker, Dean RSIS.
 KAISTMS,PhD in Culture TechnologyNano Science and Technology.
   (Korean, English). Daejon. Good STS/FS choice. Culture Technology is an interdisciplinary STS degree integrating knowledge from "engineering, art, and the natural sciences." KAIST students put on a great annual international conference on the future of S&T, Integration of Science and Technology into Society (ICISTS).
 Goteborg USch. of Bus., Econ. & LawDept. of Bus. AdminLicenciate,PhD in Business Administration 
   (Swedish, English). Goteborg. Foresight-relevant competence groups include Learning and Change and Studies of Organization and Society. Potential FS Affiliate: Vision Center for Futures Creation in Goteborg.
 Royal Inst. of Technology (KTH). FS Affil: VINNOVAMS (Various, in English)PhD in Engineering (various)
   (Swedish, English). Stockholm. Good Engineering/FS choice. Very strong in science and technology. VINNOVA (Swedish Govt. Agency for Innovation Systems) does futures and innovation publication. Bo Karlsson of KTH b-school ran the Wireless Foresight a 2003 scenario project.Jacob Palme of Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences writes about S&T futures.
 Bath Spa U.Schl of Ed and Centre for Global and Futures Ed. (CGFE)PCGE (Postgrad Certificate in Education)
   Bath. Good PCGE/FS choice. Teacher trainees can learn to bring global and futures dimensions into education. David Hicks, CGFE Director.
 Cardiff UniversitySchool of Social SciencesMS,PhD in Social Sciences.

Cardiff. Good Sociology/FS choice. Prof. Barbara Adam is a futurist and social theorist. See 2003-6 ESRC-funded project, In Pursuit of the Future.

 Cranfield UniversitySchool of ManagementMS, MBA,PhD and DBA in Management.

Bedford. Great Complexity/Management/FS choice. Prof. Peter M. Allen is a complexity, change, and innovation scholar who worked with Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine. FS Affiliate: Complex Systems Research Center. Could do great work on complex systems approaches to foresight here.

 Lancaster UniversityDept. of Sociology. FS Affil: Centre for Science StudiesMA,PhD in Science Studies 

Lancaster. Great STS/FS choiceJohn Law studies large-scale technologies. Lucy Suchman is Co-Director of Centre for Science StudiesBrian Wynne directs the Centre for Social and Environmental Change (CSEC) is concerned wth social dimensions of environmental issues and emerging technologies.

 Leeds Metropolitan U.School of Business and LawPhD in Research (Education, Business, etc.)

Leeds. Good Research/FS choice. Jeff Gold of Business & Law and Steven Rennie of Film, TV, & Performing Arts are futures-oriented faculty mentoring internat'l students with FS PhDs. Leeds Met has a very affordable distance (mostly online) PhD program. Unfortunately no current faculty are publishing in futures. Until 2002, Graham May of the SBE chaired an MS in Foresight and Futures Studies, which ended on his retiring. It's revival is a great opportunity.

 London Business SchoolMBA,PhD (Business Admin)
   London. Great MBA/FS choice. International MBA program with forecasting and foresight emphasis.
 U. of CambridgeDept of History and Philosophy of ScienceM.Phil,PhD in History and Philosophy of Science
   Cambridge. Largest HPoS department in the UK. Strong international reputation.
 U of HertfordshireBusiness School. FS Affil: Complexity & Mgmt. CentreMADBA in Org. Change (Online)
   [Online] Hatfield. A practice-based program using complexity science for leaders, managers, and consultants. The CMC explores bringing a complexity science perspective to organizational practice. Directed by complexity management scholar Ralph Stacey. See his Agreement & Certainty Matrix.
 U. of ManchesterBusiness School. FS Affil.: Ctr. for Rsrch on Innov. and CompetitionMBA,PhD in Business
   Manchester. Great Business and Technology/FS choice. Large and well regarded program. Ian Miles of UM's CRIC is a leading innovation and technology futurist. Mike Keenan and Denis Loveridge of PREST are technology foresight leaders. Keenan runs the fantastic European Foresight Monitoring Network, tracking global foresight projects. Maria Nedeva studies social change in relation to S&T innovation. Graham May has a casual appt. A great place for an in-person or distance FS PhD in business and technology, or education.
 U. of ManchesterSchool of Law. FS Affil: Centre for Social Ethics and PolicyMA in Health Care Ethics and Law
   Manchester. CSEP director John Harris (Wonderwoman and Superman, 1992; On Cloning, 2004) writes on bioethics of human enhancement.
 U. of OxfordPhilos. DeptJames Martin 21st Cent. Schl, and Future of Humanity InstM.Phil,PhD in Philosophy
   Oxford. Great Philosophy/FS choice. Global issues, long-term perspective. Martin Rsrch InstitutesNick Bostrom, FHI Director, is also chair of the WTA, and a leading transhumanist. Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics is an FS affiliate. Director Julian Salvulescu has written on human enhancement choice.
 U. of OxfordBusiness SchoolMBA, etc.
   Oxford. Professor Steve Woolgar is a futurist and technology and social studies scholar who directs the Virtual Society Program at the Business School.
 U. of StrathclydeBus. School. FS Affil: Ctr. for Scenario Planning and Future StudiesMBA,etc
   Glasgow. Great MBA/FS choice. Great place to learn scenario planning for business applications. CSPFS founding faculty include Kees van der Heijden (Emeritus), a pioneer of scenario planning at Royal Dutch/Shell.
 U. of Sussex. FS Affil: SPRU (S&T Policy Research Unit)MPhil,DPhil S&T Policy Studies, Tech & Innov. Mgmt
   Sussex. Good S&T Policy/FS choice. SPRU does broad interdisciplinary research in innovation, S&T, governance, and sustainability. Another FS Affiliate: Economic and Social Research Counci (ESRC).
 Arizona State University, School for Future of Innovation in SocietyMS in Global Technology and Development
   Phoenix, AZ. Great Global Development choice. Focus on technology and innovation's influence on social, economic and political development. Program Chair: Mary Jane Parmentier.
 California College of the ArtsMA in Design. A focus is available on Applied Futurism in Design.
   San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Good Design/FS choice. Transdisciplinary communication, industrial and interactive design, both vision and practice.
 California Inst. of Integral StudiesSch. of Consc. and TransformationPhD in Transformative Studies.
   [Online]. San Francisco, CA. Interdisciplinary training in theories of personal and organizational growth and transformation.
 Carnegie Mellon UniversityEntertainment Technology CenterMS in Entertainment Technology
   Pittsburgh, PA. Promising new program for Web 2.0 skills, including game design and virtual worlds. Global satellite campuses. No FS curriculum yet.
 Carnegie Mellon UniversityTepper School of BusinessMBAPhD in Quantitative Economics
   Pittsburgh, PA. Great Economics/FS choice. Strong on quant. economics and computational models. Good place for graduate study incliometrics, the use of historical data and economic models to reconstruct historical events, and model future ones.
 Case Western Reserve UDept. of BioethicsMA,PhD in Bioethics.
   Cleveland, OH. Good Bioethics/FS choice. Major U.S. center for study of ethical issues in medical science, including human enhancement. Large faculty, tolerance of enhancement scholarship. Maxwell Mehlman has authored Wondergenes, 2003, a forward-looking book on human genetic enhancement.
 Cornell UniversityDept of STS. PhD in Science and Technology Studies.
   Ithaca, NY. Great STS/FS choice. Well-rounded, foresighted, and flexible STS program. Emerging technologies.
 Drexel UniversityColl. of Arts and SciencesMS in Science, Technology, and Society (Arts and Sciences)
   Philadelphia, PA. Good STS/FS choice. Arthur Shostak is emeritus professor of Sociology and a futures studies pioneer, focusing on labor and work issues, the future of cities and general STS. He also taught a course in Futuristics to Drexel grad and undergrad students.
 Duke UniversityInst. of Statistics and Decision Sciences (ISDS)MS,PhD in Statistics and Decision Sciences
   Durham, NC. Good Statistics/FS choice. While not yet in the Top 20 US statistics departments (be sure to look at those as well), Duke's ISDS is very interdisciplinary, applied, and strong in Baysian inference, forecasting, modeling, and decision theory. Great place to start researching probabilistic prediction.
 Florida State UDept of Psych. FS Affil: Center for Expert Performance ResearchMS,PhD in Psychology.
   Tallahassee, FL. Great Psychology/FS choice. K. Anders Ericsson is one of the world's leading scholars of expertise acquisition. Expert judgment is a major area of investigation in inductive forecasting and policy development. See Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, 2006
 George Washington UniversitySchool of Business, and Institute for Knowledge & InnovationMBA.
   Wash, DC. Great MBA/FS choice. Bill Halal, Prof. of Mgmt, is Co-Director of IFKI and Director of TechCast, a leading expert-based science and technology forecasting project.
 Harvard ULaw School. FS Affil: Berkman Center for Internet & SocietyJD (Law)
   Cambridge, MA. . Great Law/FS choice. BCIS "explores cyberspace (virtual and nonvirtual), shares in its study, and helps pioneer its development."
 JFK UniversitySchool of PsychologyMA in Integral Psychology.
   Pleasant Hill, CA. Incorporates Ken Wilber's AQAL model and a developmental perspective on personal and organizational futures.
 MITSchool of Humanities, Arts & Soc. Sci.PhD in Sci, Tech, and Society.
   Cambridge, MA. Good STS/FS or MPP/FS choice. Top-ranked but conservative. Excellent academic network.
 Monterey Inst. of Internat'l Studies and Ctr. for Nonproliferation StudiesMA in International Policy Studies
   Monterey, CA. Great Nonproliferation Studies/FS choice. The CNS at MIIS is largest NGO (and school) studying WMD nonproliferation issues..
 Northern Arizona UDept. of Anthropology. FS Affil: Inst. for Fut. Workforce DevMS in Anthropology
   Flagstaff, AZ. Good Anthropology/FS choice. Prof. Reed Riner teaches courses in Cultural Simulations and Study of the Future.
 Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Rand Pardee Center for Long Range Global PolicyPhD in Policy Analysis
   Santa Monica, CA. Great Policy Analysis/FS choice. Scholarship and intern at one of the oldest futures think tanks. Econ, policy, long-range thinking. Contact: James Dewar, Director, RPC. For Policy/FS pubs, see Assumption-Based Planning, J. Dewar, 2002 and Shaping the Next 100 Years, R. Lempert, 2003
 Pepperdine U.Graziado School of Business and MgmtM.S. in Organization Development (MSOD)

Malibu, CA. Great MSOD/FS choice. OD includes not only human resources, but also models of organizational development, and strategies to improve the beliefs, attitudes, values, and structures of an organization. Implicitly foresight oriented. Pepperdine's program is considered the leader.

 Portland State UDept. of Systems SciencePhD in Systems Science.

Portland, OR. Great Systems Science/FS choice. Flexible and truly interdepartmental program (Enrg, Bus. Admin., Liberal Arts), est. 1970. Faculty emeritus Hal Linstone, editor of Technological Forecasting & Social ChangeMartin Zwick publishes in multivariate modeling and systems theory.

 Princeton UDept. of Philosophy. FS Affil: Center for Human ValuesPhD in Philosophy.

Princeton, NY. Great Philosophy/FS choice. Large, diverse, tolerant dept. CHV explores ethics, bioethics, public affairs. Peter Singer (Animal Liberation, 2001; One World, 2004) is a defender of human enhancement animal liberation, and other controversial views.

 Regent UniversitySchool of Global Leadership & EntrepDoctorate in Strategic Leadership
   [Online]. Virginia Beach. Good Leadership/FS choice. New program for mid-career leaders, consultants, and strategic managers. Christian university, but mostly ecumenical learning context. Good foresight options. Contact: Bruce Snyder, Associate Dean. Jay Gary, Professor.
 Santa Clara U.Sch. of Engrg. FS Affil: Ctr for Sci., Tech., & SocietyMS,PhD in Engineering Mgmt 
   Santa Clara, CA. Jesuit university. CSTS explores the impact of science and technology on society. Director, Geoff Bowker.
 School for International TrainingMA in Conflict Transformation.
   Brattleboro, VT. Good Conflict Resolution/FS choice. Strong applied program for skills in interethnic dialog, mediation, negotiation, reconciliation and transformation of intractable divisions. Developmental futures option, good study abroad/practicum options.
 Stanford UniversityGraduate School of BusinessMBA,PhD in Business Administration.
   Palo Alto, CA. Great MBA/FS choice. Students can take future-oriented courses at the new Center for Critical Foresight, the Plattner Inst. of Design (d school)Center for Internet and Society, and the Center for Social Innovation.
 Stanford UniversityLaw School. FS Affil: Center for Internet and SocietyJD (Law) and Interdisciplinary Degrees.
   Palo Alto, CA. Great Law/FS choice. CIS faculty include Larry Lessig (Free Culture, 2004; Creative Commons). Students can also take future-oriented courses at the new Center for Critical Foresight, the Plattner Inst. of Design (d school), and the Center for Social Innovation.
 Tufts UniversityFletcher Grad. Sch. of International RelationsMA,PHD in International Affairs/Relations 
   Medford, MA. Good IA/FS choice. Oldest US school of IA. Highly interdisciplinary. PhD students complete three fields of study (conflict resolution option).
 Union Institute and UniversityPhD in Interdisciplinary Studies.
   [low-residency]. Cincinnati, OH. UI&U is one of the oldest distance PhD programs. You can easily bring in FS faculty from other universities as thesis committee members, and have great flexibility with your dissertation topic. Unfortunately no Union faculty presently publish in FS, to our knowledge.
 U. at Buffalo (SUNY)School of Architecture and PlanningMS in Urban Planning
   Buffalo, NY. Good Urban Planning/FS choice. Professors Sam Cole and Ernest Sternberg have published on FS topics. The MSUP doesn't yet have a formal FS emphasis, but courses are available. Dr. Cole authored "Dare to Dream: Bringing Futures Studies into Planning," J. Amer. Planning Assoc., 2001, v3N4
 U. of Advancing TechnologyMS in Technology.
   Tempe, AZ. Great Technology/FS choice. For students who want IT skills in software engrg, info. security, tech mgmt, or game and A-life production. The Technology Studies emphasis explores the current and future impact of the internet, emerging tech, and the relationship between technology and society.
 UC BerkeleyEngrgInst. of Transport. Studies. FS Affil: Ctr. for Future Urban TransportMS,PhD Engineering, etc.
   Berkeley, CA. Great Engineering/FS choice. Broad range of graduate programs in transportation engrg, urban planning, operations research, and economics available. CFUT is well connected globally with the future of sustainable urban transportation.
 UC BerkeleyHaas School of BusinessMBA,PhD in Business Administration.
   Berkeley, CA. Good Business/FS choice. Good focus on trends, innovation, and leadership issues. Philip Tetlock (psychology, leadership) is a publishing futurist and scholar of expert judgement. See Expert Political Judgment and Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics.
 UC BerkeleySchool of InformationMS,PhD in Information Studies
   Berkeley, CA. Great Info Studies/FS choice. PhD has a number of interdisciplinary emphases: social studies of information, information policy, information economics, human-computer interaction.
 UCLADept. of Public Policy. FS Affil: Center for Society and GeneticsMPP (Public Policy)
   Los Angeles, CA. Good MPP/FS choice. Large program. Mark Kleiman and Andy Sabl are on the CSG advisory board. Gregory Stock(Metaman, 1993; Redesigning Humans, 2002) of UCLA's Program on Medicine, Technology, & Society is another great FS Affil. MPP/MBA, /JD, and /MSW available.
 UCLAGrad. Sch. of Ed. and Info. StudiesPhD in Information Studies
   Los Angeles, CA. Good Info Studies/FS choice. Studies the appplication, communication, processing, representation, and social consequences of technology.
 U. of CincinnatiCollege of BusinessMS,PhD in Ops Research, Mgmt Science, Applied Stats (ORMSAS)
   Cincinnati, OH. Good ORMSAS/FS choice. Distinguished Dept. of QAOM. Dept. Head Jeff Camm, does discrete optimization modeling. Prof.Martin Levy is an expert in statistical prediction analysis. Probabilistic prediction in complex sociotechnical systems with abundant data.
 U. of DenverGrad. Sch. of International StudiesMA,PhD in International Studies
   Denver, CO. Great Int. Studies/FS choice. Prof. Barry Hughes has developed International Futures, a well-respected and innovative simulation platform for global socio-political forecasting, trend exploration, and long-term issue analysis. See book companion, Exploring and Shaping Internat'l Futures, 2006.
 U. of KansasDept. of English. FS Affiliate: Ctr. for the Study of Science Fiction (CSSF)MA,PhD in English
   Lawrence, KS. Great English/FS choice. James Gunn, Director of KU's CSSF, is Professor Emeritus of English, and past president of SFRA. CSSF and SFRA are both leaders in improving the teaching and critiquing of science fiction and speculative futures literature.
 U. of MemphisColl. of Bus. & Econ., FS Affiliate: FedEx Inst. of TechnologyMBAPhD (Bus. Admin)
   Memphis, TN. MBA or PhD can focus on mgmt information systems, supply chain mgmt, intelligent systems. Great research opportunities atFIT.
 U. of MinnesotaDept. of Ed. Policy and AdminMA,PhD in Educational Policy and Admin.
   Minneapolis, MN. Great Education/FS choice. Top-ranked program. Arthur Harkins is a publishing futurist in education, technology, and workforce innovation.
 U. of PennsylvaniaDept. of Medical Ethics. FS Affil: Center for BioethicsMS in Bioethics.
   Philadelphia, PA. Good Bioethics/FS choice. Arthur Caplan, Director. The premiere U.S. center for study of ethical issues in medical science, including human enhancement. Mild anti-enhancement bias.
 U. of PennsylvaniaWharton School of Business, and Mack Ctr. for Tech InnovationMBA,PhD (Bus. Admin)
   Philadelphia, PA. Great MBA/FS choice. Helping companies succeed in industries that are being created or transformed by emerging technologies. J. Scott Armstrong of Warton's Marketing Dept produced Principles of Forecasting, and Long-Range Forecasting, the classic methods texts in the forecasting field.
 U. of PittsburghHistory and Philosophy of ScienceMA,PhD in History and Philosophy of Science.
   Pittsburgh, PA. Great HPoS/FS choice. Premiere U.S. center for exploring both the history and the philosophical foundations of science.
 U. of WashingtonUdPColl. of Architect. & UP, MS in Urban PlanningMS in Strat Planning for Crit. Infrastructures
   Seattle, WA . Good Urban Planning/FS choice. One of several good schools (SUNY-Buffalo, Rutgers, U of I-Urbana, Portland State, Cornell, Harvard, UMass-Amherst, etc.) with UP programs. Each has a slightly different emphasis (sustainable development, economic development, infrastructure, etc.).
 U. of Southern CaAnnenberg School for Comm. FS Affil: Ctr for the Digital FutureMS,PhD in Communication

Los Angeles, CA. Good Media & Communications/FS choice. Jeff Cole directs the CDF at Annenberg. PhD program has a multidisciplinaryInformation and Society emphasis. USC School of Business had a Center for Futures Research under Burt Nanus from 1971 to 1987. It's revival remains an opportunity.

 Virginia TechLiberal Arts & Hum. SciencesMS,PhD in Science and Technology Studies
   Blacksburg, VA or Wash, DC. Great STS/FS choice. Flexible, open-minded, generalist STS program with very large student body.
 Yale UniversityLaw School. FS Affil: Information Society ProjectMSL,JD (Law)
   New Haven, CT. Great Law/FS choice. ISP studies social and legal issues of the information technology revolution. Faculty include: Yochai Benkler (The Wealth of Networks, 2006). Bonnie Kaplan writes about ethical and social issues of emerging technologies.

Even with the scarcity of primary programs, the breadth and depth of newly-developed secondary foresight programs indicates that foresight work is beginning to be taken seriously in a wide range of disciplines. We think that businessengineeringscience and technology studiesphilosophysociology, policy analysis, statistics, and urban planning departments are all particularly promising as founding participants in an interdisciplinary, campus-wide graduate foresight program. Yet there are also many more that might be involved. We need to raise awareness of the value of foresight across the spectrum of scholarship.

II. Partial or Potential Foresight Graduate Programs - Global List
Programs with historical foresight faculty champions, credential programs with extensive foresight curricula but not yet MS degrees, or foresight-related degree programs at institutions which do not yet have strong US or international accreditation. These institutions are excellent opportunities for further funding and curriculum development.

  Interdisciplinary University of Paris (UIP).
   (French). Paris. Science and religion, philosophy, humanities. Has offered interesting interdisciplinary courses for ten years, but no degree programs yet.
  Bar-Ilan UniversitySchool of EducationMS,PhD in Education
   (Hebrew, English). Ramat-Gan. David Passig is futurist and BIU educational dept. faculty member specializing in tech, social, and educational futures. His specialization is multimedia and virtual reality. Apparently no formal FS activity at the university yet.
  Pontifical Gregorian UniversityFaculty of Social SciencesPhD in Social Sciences.
   (Italian). Rome. Roman Catholic interdisciplinary university, est. 1551. Futures scholar Riccardo Cinquegrani teaches a course in futures studies "with a human and social perspective," originated by FS pioneer Eleonora Barbieri Masini, Professor Emeritus and former president,WFSF.
 Japan Adv. Inst. of S&T (JAIST). MS,PhD in Knowledge Science
   (Japanese, English). Nomi. Strong materials science and information science programs, and an innovative knowledge science/systems/management program. Ctr for Rsrch and Investigation of Advanced S&T has curricular input with the school on futurizing science education.
 Babes Bolyai UniversityDept. of Sociology and Social WorkMS in Sociology.
   (Romanian, Hungarian). Cluj-Napoca. Once offered courses in foresight as part of the MS. None apparent now. Contact: Traian Rotariu, Professor.
 Minerva School (Amer. Ctr. Applied Lib. Arts & Humanities in Asia)MS,PhD in Critical Thinking & Media Analysis.
   Allows a foresight emphasis within critical thinking and media analysis discourse. Not yet US accredited (in 2009). Contact page.
 International Management Centres (IMC) AssociationMBA,MS of Mgmt, Phil. or Science. (Online)
   [Online only]. Action learning based approach to management. Minor foresight/FS emphasis. Contact: IMCA Admissions.
 Open UniversityMBAMS in Technology Management
   [Online only]. The UK's only entirely distance-based university. Freedom to customize your curriculum, including an Open BS degree. Innovation, design, and engineering courses with a future and sustainability focus. No FS courses or programs yet.
 Binghamton University (SUNY)Dept. of HistoryMA,PhD in History.
   Binghamton, NY. W. Warren Wagar (1932-2004), Prof. of History, developed and taught the highly popular History of the Future and Alternative Futures courses here until 2002. He hoped that the history of the future (images, prediction analysis, etc.) would become a new subfield of History. An ambitious historian and FS scholar might renew and extend his pioneering work.
 San Diego State UniversityDept. of HistoryMA in History.

San Diego, CA. Prof. David Christian is a pioneer of the concept of Big History, history told on a cosmological scale, and author of the leading Big History text (Maps of Time, 2005). Such perspective holds great promise for combination with acceleration studies and futures studies, as it allows the analysis and discussion of "macrohistorical" trends.

 U. Mass. AmherstSchool of EducationMS,PhD in Education.

Amherst, MA. In the 1980's-1990's, UMA had a Future Studies Program under Peter H. Wagschal. Neal Albert Norris did a PhD dissertation there, Educating Toward Tomorrow under Prof. Harvey Scribner. Some futures- or foresight-oriented faculty may remain.

 Singularity UniversityGraduate Studies Program.

Mountain View, CA. Highly future-focused 9-week curriculum. One track in futures studies and forecasting, one in policy, law, and ethics, and eight in accelerating science and technology domains. No MS program yet, but as did their sister university, ISU, look for them to start one in coming years.

 U. Mass. AmherstSchool of EducationMS,PhD in Education.

Amherst, MA. In the 1980's-1990's, UMA had a Future Studies Program under Peter H. Wagschal. Neal Albert Norris did a PhD dissertation there, Educating Toward Tomorrow under Prof. Harvey Scribner. Some futures- or foresight-oriented faculty may remain.

 U. Central de VenezuelaDept. of Economic and Social SciMS in Economics/Social Science.
   (Spanish). Caracas. Leading latin american futurist Jose Luis Cordeiro teaches an interdisciplinary course on regional futures at UCV. No foresight option yet.

Our categorization of foresight graduate programs into Primary, Secondary, and Partial or Potential is subjective. Please let us know if you disagree. As many students make their choice of graduate study using web-based resources, our classification is heavily influenced by what we can find online about the relevant programs, foresight-related centers, and faculty, at official websites. At many schools, particularly in developing nations, there is more foresight research and education occuring than can presently be found on the web. What is available on the web changes daily as well. 

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