Ready for new industry possibilities
Georgia Tech grads have never had as many design career opportunities as they do now. That's why the School of Industrial Design specializes in "design research." It's the difference that lets our students innovate across "new economy" industries.
Our graduates have job titles that didn't exist ten years ago; Experience Designer, Interaction Designer, UX Strategist, UX/UI Designer, Social Media Designer. They work for design studios, software companies, social media companies, and top global brands. Or, they start their own companies, working to accelerate growth for entire industries.
Designing a network that works
Our design studios teach design thinking: empathy, creativity, design research, user experience. Together with classmates from around the world, our students learn to validate their ideas, build compelling design stories, and uncover new market opportunities.
These student design teams are the foundation of a lasting, international network. Georgia Tech facilitates the collaborative power of a top-tier research institute and our world-class expert faculty. Additionally, our students have access to the School's prestigious network through industry-sponsored projects and internships.
Master of Industrial Design requirements
Applicants for the Master of Industrial Design can come from any background. We offer a two-year degree and a three-year degree. Students who do not already have a Bachelor degree in industrial design take the three-year Master of Industrial Design program, in order to build up their design skills.
Applicants are required to provide their undergraduate transcript, three letters of reference, a statement of intent, a GRE score, no less than a 100 TOEFL score if you are an international student, and a digital portfolio.