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Design Studies (MA)

The Master of Arts in Design Studies is awarded for completion of 42 credits of coursework, including a master's thesis, oral exam, or capstone project. A maximum of six credits of graduate-level coursework may be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

In addition, as the student has completed or is in the process of completing a minimum of 33 credits, the student determines whether to petition to write an academic thesis, write a capstone paper and undertake a project/proposition, or take the MA oral examination.  Students should consult the program guidelines provided at Orientation for specific requirements and a process outline.

First Year / Fall

 
PGDS 5005 Discourses in Design  3
PGHT 5600 Design for This Century: Lecture 0
PGHT 5601 Design for This Century: Recitation 3
Electives (2)
6
  12

First Year / Spring

 

PGDS 5006 Research and Methods  3
Design Studies Elective
3
Elective (2)
6
  12

Second Year / Fall

 
PGDS 5010 Writing for the Public Realm 3
PGDS 5200 Advanced Capstone Prep
6
  9

Second Year / Spring

 
PGDS 5210 Capstone 3
Electives (2)
6
  9
Total Credits 42