Institution: Ball State University
Name of Program: Residential Property Management: undergraduate major/minor, graduate program
Address: Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences, AT 150
Undergraduate Program Contact: Carla Earhart, Ph.D., CFCS, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: (765) 285-3707
Graduate Program Contact: Sue Whitaker, Ph.D., CFCS, Email: email@example.com, Ph: (765) 285-2297
Additional Information: Some undergraduate RPM courses are now available online. The plan is to have the entire undergraduate RPM minor online before Fall 2008. This will enable distance education students to complete the RPM minor with an online Bachelor of General Studies degree through the BSU Independent Learning Program (http://www.bsu.edu/distance/independent) Note: Out-of-state students are charged in-state tuition rates for courses through the Independent Learning Program.
Institution: University of Minnesota
Academic Program: Housing Studies
240 McNeal; 1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (612) 624-7461
Contact: Becky Yust
Web address: http://dha.design.umn.edu
Bachelor of Science Degree in Housing Studies
The Housing Studies program teaches students about shelter and its multiple dimensions, focusing on skills that will allow students to contribute to the housing field. Coursework in the program includes the social and behavioral sciences, public policy, planning, economics, and technology. Students select one of four broad areas of concentration: community development and policy, housing technolody, management and finance, or special populations. An internship is required for the student to work in a setting at which they will gain professional housing experience before graduating. For information on the housing studies major, call 612-624-1717 to arrange an appointment with a prospective student advisor. See http://www.design.umn.edu/undergrad/majors.html for more information.
Undergraduate Minor in Housing Studies
The housing studies minor allows students enrolled in a different undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota to complete 15 credits of coursework in housing studies. To declare the minor in Housing Studies call 612-624-1717 to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. See http://www.design.umn.edu/undergrad/majors.html for more information.
Post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies
The Housing Studies Certificate Program is designed for professionals who have completed a four-year college degree and are interested in gaining further knowledge about housing-related issues. Many professionals who work in areas related to housing often have degrees in fields unrelated to housing. They see the need to expand their knowledge about housing, to keep updated for their job, and to continue professioanl development. If this is your situation, completing this 15 credit program curriculum will provide you with a deeper understanding of the College of Continuing Education. Information can be found at http://www.cce.umn.edu/certificates/hhs/housing/.
Graduate Degrees with an emphasis in Housing Studies:
Master of Science, Master of Arts, Doctorate of Philosophy
Graduate study in the Housing Studies emphasis of the graduate program in Design, Housing, and Apparel 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 and students are trained in a variety of research methodolgies. Coursework and research experiences combine to further the understanding of innovative approaches to the development of housing policies 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. For more information on the graduate program or for taking graduate coursework prior to applying for admission, contact Charleen Klarquist, 612-626-1219, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is January 15 for Master's and Ph.D. http://dha.design.umn.edu/prospective/graduate.html.
Institution: University of Missouri
Department of Architectural Studies: undergraduate degrees in architecture and interior design, graduate program (MA, MS, PhD) in Environment & Behavior and Design with Digital Media
Address: Department of Architectural Studies, 137 Stanley Hall
Undergraduate Program Contact: Ryan Duncan, email@example.com, Phone: (573) 882-7224
Graduate Program Contact: Dr. Ronn Phillips, Arch. D., firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (573) 882-7224
Institution: Seton Hill University
Course Title: FC 260 Housing: Physical, Social, and Economic Environment Address: Box 307K
Phone: (724) 830-1053
Course Contact: Victoria Marie Gribschaw, S.C., Ph.D.
Course Description: An examination of the physical, sociocultural, and economic aspects of housing. Includes an investigation of housing constraints, needs, alternatives, finance, and government involvement in housing. Spring Semester -- even numbered years. 3 credits.