dha College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel Design Graduate Program-Application Information


Note:  All materials must be received by the program's January 15th 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)
    • Writing Samples (for PhD applicants only)
    • 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 mid-December to ensure scores are posted by the January 15th 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.

.pdf file of Design Graduate Program Application Checklist


Questions?  Contact us! dhagrad@umn.edu


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Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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