The Master of Industrial Design degree program was approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in December 2010.
Please submit your application by March 15 for anticipated entry in the fall. View application requirements.
This two-year, studio-based graduate program consists of three different tracks:
The program is designed to offer the most relevant mix of skills and experience, including directed research programs, internships, international travel and industry-sponsored coursework. Download program details, including credit requirements (PDF)
Those who do not have an undergraduate degree or background in industrial design may need to complete additional graduate-level courses to earn the Master of Industrial Design. Specific requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Contact department chair David Ringholz for more information.
Alternative business models
Extended manufacturer responsibility
International vendor management
Product innovation and development
Renewables and biopolymers
Supply chain and logistics
Anyone applying to the Master of Industrial Design graduate program must meet the following requirements.
All materials must be available on the deadline date or you may not be considered for admission. It is your responsibility to make sure all of your materials are on file with the Industrial Design Program.
Send your portfolio CD, CV, and letters of recommendation to the Graduate Coordinator, Industrial Design Program, 146 College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Transcripts and university graduate application should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions, Enrollment Services Center, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2011, or apply online.
For more information on this degree program, contact:
Jamie Horwitz, Director of Graduate Education
For application information and other questions, contact:
Mona Pett, Graduate Secretary