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Design Studies in Design for Human Health

24 months
7344 USD/year
7344 USD/year
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The Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health offered by Boston Architectural College is a 4-semester post-professional degree that merges physical, environmental, and social sciences with spatial design.


Students in the Design Studies in Design for Human Health program offered by Boston Architectural College gain specialized knowledge and skills in the growing field of designing for human health and wellness. The unique curriculum teaches students to assess and propose design improvements in private and public spaces that respond to human needs, with the goal of complementing and enhancing physical activity, cognitive performance, and psychological health and well-being.

Courses examine universal design, environmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neurobiology as related to health and theories of well-being, exploring the ways these concepts intersect with design theory. Students confront real world problems, brainstorming solutions, and developing prototypes of their own designs. The program culminates in a practical thesis project that investigates a specific subject of interest. 

Program Outcomes

  • Assess private, public, and community environments based on the human dimensions of physical activity, cognitive performance, and personal wellbeing.
  • Identify relevant information from design evidence (for instance. physiology, psychology, ethnography) intended to enhance human health and wellbeing via optimal designs.
  • Develop aesthetically pleasing and functional designs for a specific health concern.
  • Identify finish materials known to promote or detract from optimal physical, emotional and cognitive health.
  • Propose design interventions to improve physical, emotional or cognitive health conditions impacted by the built environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Universal Design
  • Environment and Behavior 
  • Advanced Theories in Design for Wellbeing
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Conditions and Design
  • Environmental Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official college transcript
  • Current resume
  • Portfolio or Work Sample
  • Admissions essay
  • One letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3672 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3672 USD per semester during 24 months.


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