The master of science in integrative design develops an understanding of the theories, methods, and processes of design, and their application in product and service development. A variety of creative design thinking techniques in areas such as systems thinking, brainstorming, immersions, contextual relevance, and empathy will be used to develop an in-depth understanding of the design process, the product/service life cycle, product/service feasibility, and the integration of social responsibility in product/service design. The program enables students with artistic, technical, engineering, and management backgrounds to study and to successfully engage within creative development teams.
Integrative design, MS degree, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|IDDE-721||Elements and Methods||3|
|IDDE-726||Visualization I: Development||3|
|IDDE-731||Design Studio I: Concepts||3|
|IDDE-722||Emotion and Implementation||3|
|IDDE-727||Visualization II: Communication||3|
|IDDE-732||Design Studio II: Capstone||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
To be considered for admission to the MS in integrative design program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete a graduate application.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of B (3.0) or higher.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
- Submit a one-page personal statement explaining your interest in studying design at the graduate level.
- Submit three letters of recommendation (one from a current or former teacher or academic adviser; one from a current or former supervisor; and one from someone familiar with your abilities).
- Submit an essay, portfolio, or video of your academic and professional accomplishments.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum score of 100 (internet-based) is required.