Design, Master | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
24 months
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31530 USD/year
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About

The Master of Design from University of Washington is a two-year degree program for designers who wish to deepen their practice by engaging in advanced research and scholarship, or who are interested in pursuing academic careers. 

Overview

Key facts

A Master of Design from University of Washington is currently considered a terminal degree in the field.

Our program stresses interdisciplinary work and research-driven design practice. Students develop individualized research agendas and courses of study that draw upon the University of Washington’s broad academic community. In recent years, MDes students have taken courses and participated in research projects with the College of Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Communication, the School of Nursing, and the Business School. Recent MDes theses have addressed such wide-ranging topics as healthcare, aviation, urban planning, and information visualization.

Most of our students have undergraduate training in a design-related field and several years of successful professional experience. We occasionally admit students from other disciplines who show exceptional design potential. For these students, we offer a three-year course of study that emphasizes mastery of core design skills while pursuing graduate-level study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Methods
  • Fundamentals Of Typography
  • Industrial Design Special Projects
  • Materials And Manufacturin
  • Interface Design 
  • Exhibition And Installation Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
120

Credits

80 alternative credits

quarter credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
120

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS). 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31530 USD/year
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  • National

    31530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18057 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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

Financing

Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000

Funding

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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