dha College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel Housing Studies Track


Degree Options and Eligibility


Description:  In the housing studies track, graduate study advances both theoretical and practical knowledge in the housing field.  Through research exeriences, students are prepared to assist people and communities in addressing housing-related issues.  Courses emphasize human needs and behavior, analysis of designed environments and technology, policy and community development, and housing for special populations such as the elderly or low-income households. 


Minimum Admission Requirements:  Students applying to the housing studies track must have successfully completed with grades of C or better: 6 semester credits of housing or related social science coursework for a master’s, and 9 semester credits for a Doctorate.  Related coursework may be in disciplines such as anthropology, American studies, economics, geography, political science, psychology and/or sociology.  Academic records of students will be evaluated on an individual case basis.


In addition to the master's and doctoral degree options, there is a post-baccalaureate Housing Studies Certificate.


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