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Masters in Design Program Details

Tuition and fees: https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/edwards-campus-tuition-fees
To apply: graduate.ku.edu/apply
Application deadlines
Priority: May 1
Final deadline: July 1
Comprehensive KU course catalog: https://catalog.ku.edu/
KU grading and grades: https://registrar.ku.edu/grades
KU School of Architecture and Design: https://arcd.ku.edu/
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KU refund policies: https://registrar.ku.edu/fee-petition

 

Master of Arts in Design

Admissions requirements

1. Graduate application fee

2. Curriculum vitae or resume

3. A statement of design philosophy or approach

4. Copy of your official transcripts from institutions where an undergraduate and/or graduate degree (if applicable) was earned

5. Three recommendations from individuals who have been in a position to comment on your abilities and performance

6. A portfolio of your design work, or samples of written or other creative artifacts you have

produced if your prior training was not in a design-related discipline.

7. GRE scores (preferred, but not required)

 

Curriculum and Requirements:

M.A. in Design Management and Strategy

Required courses (16 credit hours)

Course

Credit hr.

KU Code

ADS 750: Design Management

3

ADS 750

ADS 712: Advanced Design Methods

3

ADS 712

ADS 714: Service and User Experience Design

3

ADS 714

ADS 760: Strategic Design Innovation

3

ADS 760

ADS 751: Design Scenarios and Simulations

3

ADS 751

ADS 861: Thesis Research Seminar

1

ADS 861

 

Electives in Design (12 credit hours)

Select three or more from the following options:

Course

Credit hr.

KU Code

ADS 765 Interaction Design

3

ADS 765

ADS 710 Advanced Human Factors in Design

3

ADS 710

ADS 540 History and Philosophy of Design

3

ADS 540

ADS 740 Special Problems in Design

1-6

ADS 740

 

Electives Outside of Design (6 credit hours)

6 hours of classes 500-level and above

Practicum (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours 31

 

 

M.A. in Interaction and User Experience Design

Required courses (12 credit hours)

Course

Credit hr.

KU Code

ADS 710: Advanced Human Factors in Design

3

ADS 750

ADS 712: Design Strategies and Methods

3

ADS 712

ADS 765: Interaction Design

3

ADS 765

ADS 714: Designing Business Services and Consumer Experiences

3

ADS 714

 

Research (2 credit hours)

Course

Credit hr.

KU Code

ADS 860: Graduate Synthesis and Applications Seminar

1

ADS 860

ADS 861: Thesis Research Seminar

1

ADS 861

 

Practica (3 credit hours)

Course

Credit hr.

KU Code

ADS 890: Thesis

3

ADS 890

 

Electives in Design (9 credit hours)

Select three or more from the following options:

Course

Credit hr.

KU Code

ADS 770: Design Cognition

3

ADS 770

ADS 750: Design Management

3

ADS 750

ADS 751: Creating Design Scenarios and Simulations

3

ADS 751

ADS 745: Branding and Design

3

ADS 745

ADS 740: Special Problems in Design

1-6

ADS 740

 

Electives Outside of Design (5 credit hours)

5 hours of classes 500-level and above

Total Credit Hours 31


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