Master of Design

The School of Design offers the master of design degree through a two-year program intended for students with undergraduate degrees and work experience in design, or in a related field. The school faculty support advanced work in industrial design, communication design, and fashion design. Interdisciplinary graduate research is also encouraged. 

DAAP's Master of Design program was ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and 4th in the US by DesignIntelligence in their 2016 survey of design employers across the nation.

About the Program

The Master of Design is a post-professional terminal degree. 

Interdisciplinary graduate seminars and studios provide an opportunity to explore issues of common concern to all professional design fields, such as sustainable design, universal design, design and identity, and design and consumerism.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 1 of each year, to begin graduate studies the following August.

Master of Design

Admission Requirements




Cooperative Education

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