Design Graduate Program

Housing Studies Track

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In the Housing Studies Track, graduate study advances both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.  Course offerings emphasize human needs and behavior, policy and community development, analysis of designed environments, and housing for special populations.  Students are prepared to assist people in their shelter-related problems through research.  A graduate degree in Housing Studies will expand your knowledge of housing-related issues. This multidisciplinary program draws from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Students are trained in a variety of research methodologies. Coursework and research experiences combine to further your understanding of the innovative approaches to the development of housing and related programs.  Upon completion of the graduate degree, students seek housing careers in state and federal agencies, nonprofit community organizations, housing regulation, and higher education.