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  • 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.

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.

  • First Year Fall
    PGDS 5005 Discourses in Design Studies 3
    PGHT 5600/5601 Design for this Century: Lec/Rec 3
    6
    Subtotal 12
    First Year Spring
    PGDS 5006 Discourses 2: Research and Methods 3
    PGDS 5010 Writing for the Public Realm 3
    3
    3
    Subtotal 12
    Second Year Fall
    PGDS 5200 Capstone 1 3
    6
    Subtotal 9
    Second Year Spring
    PGDS 5210 Capstone 2 6
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Total Credits
    42

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