48 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Design program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a post-professional degree that provides a cross-disciplinary, innovation-focused, and research driven educational experience that is responsive to current and projected modes within the professional design practices.

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The focus on Health and Wellbeing is explored within environments for children, adults, professional, and senior populations. Student education is enhanced by collaborations with clinical healthcare and social science practitioners, and the ability work with real-life users of the designed environment.

Projects are structured to include all design practices including but not limited to Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Graphic, Industrial, Interior, and Furniture Design . With an emphasis on adult learning methods and independent exploration of idea, the Master of Design program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is well suited early or mid-career professionals' seeking specialization within the areas of design that are responsive to issues of human health and wellbeing.

Career Possibilities

Preventive and personal health maintenance and public health are expected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the next decade. The designed environment will at the fore front of preventative health concerns. Additionally, the Millennial generation is assuming important roles in society. This generation understands health as an integrated outcome from actions relating to the body, mind and environment. Graduates of the program will well positioned to fill the current health and wellbeing void within the design industry either as a design practitioner, design educator, or design consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designed Environment and Human Behavior
  • Interior Construction Documents and Specifications
  • Built Environment and Human Health
  • Design Thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B average) in undergraduate work. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 but not less than 2.75 may be admitted as provisional students.
  •  A Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), or Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited degree if applying into the 4 + 2 Year Program.  Applicants holding other accredited degrees recognized by UNLV may be admitted into the 4+3 Year Program.
  •  Submission of a portfolio of design work if applying into the 4 + 2 Year Program.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former instructors and/or employers that speak to the applicant's potential as a graduate student. 
  • A statement of the student's professional goals and reasons for seeking admission into the program (200 words maximum).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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


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