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Design, Housing, and Apparel Design Graduate Program-Application Information

DESIGN GRADUATE PROGRAM:  APPLICATION INFORMATION

***PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING OUR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEXT APPLICATION CYCLE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES (UPDATED MAY 17, 2017)

 

There are two deadlines for application for admission:

 

December 15:  For applicants who wish to be considered for assistantships or would like an early decision.

 

April 15:  Applications received December 16 through April 15 will be reviewed, but may not be considered for assistantships. 

 

Both deadlines are for admission to the graduate program beginning the following fall semester. There is no spring admission. 

 

Note:  All materials must be received by the deadline or your application will be considered incomplete.

Apply Online -- link to application site.

  • Application includes:
    • Personal Statement of Academic Goals (1-2 pages)
    • Transcripts
    • Letters of Recommendation (3) - Your requests for letters of recommendation can be sent PRIOR to submitting the application.  This should be done early in the process to ensure that recommendations are received by the deadline.
    • Writing Samples (for PhD applicants only-must be written solely by the applicant, not to exceed 20 pages)
    • Application Fee

Design Graduate Program Application Checklist

The requirements listed above, plus the following:

  • Portfolio of creative work consisting of 15-20 examples, for applicants to Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Product Development. Submit as .pdf file to dhagrad@umn.edu - or - include link to portfolio in your application.
  • GRE -- Graduate Record Examination scores, sent to the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Code: 6874. Test must be taken no later than one month prior to the application deadline to ensure scores are posted by the deadline.
  • For non-native speakers of English only: TOEFL -- Test of English as a Foreign Language scores, sent to the University of Minnesota Graduate School.  There are no exceptions to this requirement.

PDF file of Design Graduate Program Application Checklist

 

Questions?  Contact us! dhagrad@umn.edu

 

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