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Doctor of Design Admissions

Doctor of Design Admissions

For practicing designers looking to develop a high level of expertise in the areas of architecture, art + design, graphic design, industrial design, and landscape architecture, the College of Design offers a new Doctor of Design degree that focuses on applied case study research directly related to the practice of professional design.

The Doctor of Design program will begin accepting applications in September of 2017, with the first students entering the program in January 2018 or August 2018.  To be considered, applicants must have a masters degree from a design, fine arts, or equivalent program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. International students from non-English-speaking countries will also need to meet the university’s minimum TOEFL or IELTS score.
 
Applicants will also need to submit a clear and compelling research topic proposal.
 
In addition, applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of their professional experience and/or current accomplishments in a design firm or studio, public or private museum, or governmental agency involved in design/planning.