Master of Design Methods
The executive Master of Design Methods (MDM) is for exceptional design, management, engineering, and other professionals who wish to acquire robust design methods and frameworks and apply design thinking to the development of products, communications, services, and systems. Team-based projects and work throughout the program foster collaboration and enhance the integrity of the cohort.
As a program designed for working professionals, it is often funded by employers. The majority of classes are taught two weekends a month, though students have the opportunity to take courses in the full-time program if they desire to do so. This two-year, modified-weekend format enables students to obtain a degree over 20 months while remaining in their jobs. Students should anticipate an average of 10 hours of out-of-class work per week.
Those MDM applicants seeking to attend the program on a full-time basis may apply to complete it in nine months, taking courses offered in the full-time Master of Design program. Prerequisites for the Master of Design Methods program include an undergraduate degree, a minimum of ten years of professional leadership experience as evidenced by peer evaluations, an exemplary portfolio (for those with design backgrounds), and strong recommendations, awards, or other honors.