Graduate Level Design

We offer two graduate program options in the School of Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design (MID) and Master of Science in Human-Centered Interaction (MS-HCI).Both programs capitalize on Georgia Tech's rich tradition of technological innovation and research while at the same time allowing students to explore the design of new and existing technologies.

Graduate students in both majors develop a level of confidence and project management skills that can only come from a studio environment that requires design substantiation.

Grounded In Research

Research is the basis for our graduate programs, and our students have access to some of the top technological researchers in the world through the Georgia Tech Research Institute and participation in our school's affiliated research facilities. Additionally, sponsored and/or funded projects provide industry research opportunities while teaching the design process and project-based design skills.

Faculty members are practicing designers and experts in their fields. They maintain active research programs in tangible products within communication technologies, enabling environments, supportive product systems, rehabilitation technologies and healthcare systems technologies.

A Global Perspective on Design

Our Atlanta-based campus pulls expertise from booming local industries, including innovation research, technology, movie, music, and design. But we know industrial design is a global business, so our graduates find work anywhere from Atlanta, to San Francisco, to Shenzhen.

Through industry-sponsored studios and special invitation projects, our students develop their own multi-continent network. Recent graduates take those connections to global companies like MailChimp, Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, Uber, Amazon, Google, Tencent, and Hisense.

Master of Industrial Design

Our graduate students' comprehensive projects require project-planning skills, research, system analysis and prototype development. Student combine the faculty's expertise in research and development with the technologies of advanced computing and rapid prototyping.

Master of HCI, Industrial Design

This multidisciplinary program combines specializations in Industrial Design, Interactive Computing, Digital Media and Engineering Psychology. The program builds on a common core for all four streams and supports specialization in the student's choice of major.

Graduate Culture

If it's late in the graduate studio, you'll hear lots of laughter. I once heard someone say, "Where there's no humor, there's no creativity." When you're trying to put all these pieces together to make something beautifully and you're thinking on your feet, it's important to let someone make you laugh. That's when inspiration happens. -- Sarah Jayne Eiring, MSID