Master of Design Methods
Master of Design Methods Overview
IIT Institute of Design (ID) Master of Design Methods (MDM) program is for exceptional professionals of any discipline with proven innovation and leadership experience. Graduates accelerate their careers by building lasting skills and the knowledge to apply design methodology to a wide range of challenges within large and small enterprises.
Throughout the MDM program students collaborate with each other—and students from other programs—to dissect and solve complex problems. Hands-on exercises and team-based projects foster deep learning and enhance leadership skills.
MDM students can choose from two paths:
- Design-Driven Innovation: For professionals of any discipline seeking to boost their impact with a deep understanding of how to leverage design and innovation methods within their organization.
- Design Strategy: For seasoned design professionals seeking to enhance and extend their ability to address today’s most complex design challenges.
Curriculum + Courses
|Common courses (not all courses are offered every term):|
|Design-Driven Innovation courses|
|Design Strategy courses|
- Two semesters in the sabbatical (full-time) format
- Four to five semesters in the professional (part-time) format (courses are typically taken in the evenings)
- Thirty credit hours
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Full-time sabbatical format
|Tuition (2018-2019 rate)||$29,395||per semester|
|Student fees, books, and supplies||$1,200*||per year|
|Living expenses (room & board)||$6,750*||per semester|
|Health insurance||$1,483*||per year|
Part-time professional format
|Tuition (2018-2019 rate)||$1,958||per credit hr|
|Student fees, books, and supplies||$600*||per semester|
|Health insurance (can be waived)||$1,483*||per year|
Life + Career After ID
Our placement rate is historically over 90% within three months of graduation.
ID graduates hold positions of influence in companies and design firms such as:
Amazon / Apple / BDC / Doblin / EY / Fjord / Google / IDEO / INSITUM / Logitech / McDonald’s / McKinsey / Motorola / Microsoft / Salesforce / SapientRazorfish / SC Johnson / Steelcase / Verizon
Organizations hire ID graduates for a wide range of roles:
Design Planner / Design Strategist / Senior Innovation Strategist / Director of Product Development / Director of Innovation Methods / Director of User Research / Brand Strategist / Director of Interaction Design / Senior Information Architect / Director of Strategy and New Business Development / Digital Enterprise Strategist / Director of Experience Design / Senior UX Researcher and Strategist
Fall 2019 admission
January 18, 2019 (early round)
March 1, 2019 (final round)