12 months
Duration
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
10500 USD/year
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About

The Master of Design Studies degree from University of Arkansas is recognized as multidisciplinary degrees that explores emerging concerns that are universal to the human-environmental design disciplines.

Overview

Key Features

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design offers a Master of Design Studies (M.Des.). The goal is to provide a nationally-recognized, interdisciplinary design program that meets the needs of Arkansas, the region, and nation.

The Design Studies degree from University of Arkansas offers three areas of concentration:

  • Integrated Wood Design: This post-professional graduate degree provides advanced study investigating the design potential of wood products, fabrication methods, and constructed environments. The one-year, three-semester program is grounded in design’s contribution to economic success. 
  • Resiliency Design: This post-professional graduate degree is focused on community and landscape resiliency determined by critical factors including water, mobility, food, housing, aging, and public health. The one-year, three-semester program provides advanced study of pressing public-interest civic issues by combining design, research, and expanded modes of professional engagement. The University of Arkansas Community Design Center is one of the few university-based teaching offices in design programs nationally.
  • Retail and Hospitality Design: This post-professional graduate degree provides advanced study of strategic thinking and design methods relative to the hospitality and retail environments. The one-year, three-semester program is grounded in design’s contribution to economic success. Business strategies are integrated with innovative problem solving to craft unique experiences within these specialized settings. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Design Inquiry
  • Design Leadership
  • Cities and Public Good
  • Vocabularies of Context Production
  • Wood Theories, Tectonics and Environmental Response
  • Advanced Wood Production Processes
  • Advanced Design Studio
  • Graduate Residency

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • A conferred post-baccalaureate, master, or doctoral degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • The Graduate School requires the GRE (e.g. GRE code 6866) or comparable standardized examination for admission consideration for degree seeking students. Exemptions have been approved for some programs. Please contact your program of interest to determine if you are required to submit official test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fayetteville

930 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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

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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