Arizona State University

Industrial Design

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ASU's Master's of Industrial Design (MID) is a studio-based program that can serve as a first professional degree for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in industrial or product design, or it can provide more focused studio design opportunities for those students who already have an undergraduate degree in industrial or product design. The MID provides a hands-on practical education in design process and theory with opportunities to work with transdisciplinary teams of designers on complex and critical design problems. This degree prepares students to design new product service systems with an emphasis on solutions that improve society yet minimize impact on the environment.

Students can participate in an international studio in the first semester of the final year. They also have the possibility to prepare concurrent degrees in landscape architecture, design, urban design, and others. Finally, students have the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborations with others enrolled in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and visual communication.

Students with a related degree must complete a total of 60 credits including a required 3-credit internship, four 5-credit studios, eight 3-credit core courses, one 1-credit introductory seminar, and four 3-credit electives. In addition to the two-year MID coursework, students with an undergraduate degree from a field outside of industrial or product design must take an additional year of preparatory classes which include three 6-credit studios and eight 3-credit core courses for a total of 102 credits.

Our 2-year programs admit for fall and the 3+ programs for summer; applications are accepted annually from September 15 to January 15. More information can be found at or by emailing

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

The Design School
Graduate Coordinators
Corie Cisco – 480-727-7919
Jessica Vasquez – 480-965-1174

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