M.Sc. On Campus

Industrial Design

Thomas Jefferson University

24 months
1685 USD/credit 35385 USD/year
1685 USD/credit 35385 USD/year
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Ranked 7th in the US and 4th in the East by Design Intelligence, the MS in Industrial Design at Thomas Jefferson University is a professional program based on interdisciplinary project work.


In this Industrial Design program atThomas Jefferson University, you will learn to design effectively at the collaborative and chaotic “front end” of the product-development process. You will work with product users, researchers, businesspeople, engineers and manufacturers to create products and systems that are better at serving their users, societies and the world at large.

We like busy people, because busy people are ambitious, curious people. Many of our courses are taught in the afternoon and evening, to allow flexible scheduling for students who have outside obligations.

Our Four Areas of Focus:

  • Informing design through creative research into user needs.
  • Working closely with business, engineering and other disciplines to design platforms and systems- not just isolated objects.
  • Designing intelligent products for the "internet of things," integrating hardware, software and electronic interactivity.
  • Understanding and designing for global societies.

Our students are smart, curious and diverse, with undergraduate backgrounds as disparate as economics, philosophy, technology education, mechanical engineering and architecture, as well as some with undergraduate ID degrees. International students are warmly welcomed.

The M.S. in Industrial Design will prepare you for entrepreneurial work in the field, or for a position in a corporate design department or design consulting firm.

If you’re currently working in design, this program can help you move from tactics to strategy, going from working on problems you’re given, to finding untapped new opportunities and new clients.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Ergonomic Studies 
  • Design I for Industrial Design 
  • CAD I for Industrial Design 
  • Drawing Essentials 
  • Design Development Drawing
  • Materials and Processes for Manufacturing
  • Materials and Processes for Fabrication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Current Resume/CV
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Portfolio Encouraged

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1685 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    35385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1685 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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