Doctor of Design
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Program Details

Become a leading designer in your field, with this online Doctorate of Design from NC State.  You’ll learn the latest in applied design and innovation, building your transformative expertise through research.  All of the curriculum in this program is available online, however students are expected to attend a week-long workshop that is held on the Raleigh campus each semester.  This online DDes follows a sequential curriculum intended to nurture original research in your area of expertise or a combination of areas, with coursework such as:

  • Case Study Analysis in Design
  • Interdisciplinary Issues in Design Research
  • Design Practice Leadership & Ethics

Requirements

  • Requires a week-long campus session per each semester
  • Minimum of a master's degree from a design, fine arts or related program
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE test scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Portfolio
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges