Industrial Design

School of Industrial + Graphic Design

Industrial Design

Non-Industrial Design Degree Applicants

Applicants with a degree from other disciplines may be admitted to the graduate program under condition that a minimum of forty-three credit hours in industrial design will be completed at the undergraduate level. SIGD’s Post Baccalaureate Program awards a Bachelor of Science in Environment Design degree (BEVD) upon completion of these undergraduate courses.

 

Please view the Post Baccalaureate Program page for more information.  

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This information is for the applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design or equivalent from an accredited program.


All applications for admission to Graduate Programs within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn must be completed through the Auburn Graduate School. 

 

Graduate Online Application (U.S. Applicants)

 

Graduate Online Application International Students

 

Application Deadline: February 1
Admission Fall Semester: mid-August


Please refer to the Graduate School website for further information on admission, forms and procedures

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What are the prerequisites to apply to your Graduate Programs?

The basic requirement is an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

 

Please visit the Graduate School website for more information on prerequisites.

 

Applicants with a non-Industrial Design degree must apply to the Environmental Design Post Baccalaureate program and complete forty-three credit hours to apply for the Master of Industrial Design Program.

 

What do I need to do to apply for the graduate programs?

A complete application should be received by Auburn University by

February 1, 2014, for admission mid-August 2014.

 

In order for an application to be considered, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:
 

1.) Submit an on-line application.

 Application fee: $25; $50 non-resident; $60 international

 

2.) Review the Graduate School requirements for admission.

 

3.) Submit the following to Industrial Design, 207 Wallace Center,  Auburn University, AL 36849 USA

Three letters of reference

Letter of intent

Resume

Hard copy portfolio (CDs, DVDs, 35mm slides will not be accepted)

Transcripts from all colleges attended 

 

The hard copy portfolio may be in any format and should be seven to ten pages.

 

To speak with a graduate program advisor, please contact Student Services at 334.844.5350.

 

For more information on Master of Industrial Design, contact Clark Lundell or call 334.844.2364.                                                        

 

Are there additional requirements for international students?

All international applicants should refer to the Auburn Graduate School website concerning additional admission requirements. 

 

Are there computer requirements for the Industrial Design graduate program?

No.

 

Can I get financial assistance?

Several forms of financial assistance are available to graduate students, including grants by federal agencies, and fellowships, as well as low and moderate-interest, federally-insured loans, including subsidized loan programs.

 

Interested students can obtain detailed and updated information directly from the University Office of Financial Aid and The Graduate School.

 

CADC awards a limited number of graduate assistantships each year. Assistantships are service positions and normally involve providing support to faculty for research or teaching. Contact Clark Lundell about Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

 

Auburn University, an equal-opportunity educational institution, does not discriminate in its admissions policy on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, handicap, age or national origin.

 

How do I apply for an assistantship?

Contact Clark Lundell about Graduate Teaching Assistantships for Industrial Design.

 

What is the minimum GPA for admission into the CADC Graduate Program?

3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Do I need to take GRE? What is the target GRE scores for admission?

Yes. A combined verbal and quantitative score >1100 is desirable. Most international students have a verbal score of >350 and a quantitative score of >750. (Graduate school minimum is 1000.)

 

Do I need to take TOEFL? What is the minimum score on TOEFL?

Yes, if you are an international applicant. The minimum score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer based test) or 79 on iBT (internet based test).

 

Please refer to the International Student website for more information 

 

Is the Test of Spoken English (TSE) required and can it be taken after arriving in Auburn?

Graduate teaching assistants (GTA) must take the TSE with the exception that in certain situations, an oral exam can be taken upon arrival in Auburn in lieu of the TSE.

 

What is Auburn University's code number to send ETS test scores?

1005

 

Should I send my application material directly to the department or to the Graduate School?

Submit your application online and send official transcripts, standardized test scores, and financial statements to the graduate school.

 

Send your statement of purpose, recommendation letters (in a sealed and signed envelope by the recommender (if sent as a hardcopy), and any other required material to the contact below.

 

Juanita Dowdell

334.844.8797

 

(Please do NOT send photographs, resume, high-school certificates, etc.)

 

Can the application fee be waived? Who do I make the check payable to?

No, the application fee cannot be waived. The University, not the school, mandates this fee. The checks should be made payable to Auburn University.

 

Does my assistantship cover health insurance and other expenses?

Please visit the graduate school website for detailed information about the graduate student health insurance plan.

 

Where can I find information on current tuition and other fees?

The information can be found at:

CAC Professional Program Fees

Student Financial Services Business Office

Estimated Students Costs for 2013-2014

 

More Information

Contact Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350 for an appointment to see a student advisor.

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CADC awards a limited number of graduate assistantships each year. Assistantships are service positions and normally involve providing support to faculty for research or teaching. Contact Clark Lundell about Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

 

Auburn University, an equal-opportunity educational institution, does not discriminate in its admissions policy on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, handicap, age or national origin.

 

Tuition Fellowship Policy

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Professional programs are inherently more expensive to run than non-professional programs. They require more space, more personnel, a lower student-to-teacher ratio, access to a higher level of technology than most disciplines, and incur significant costs associated with achieving and maintaining accreditation from the appropriate specialized, national agencies.

 

As a result, the College of Architecture, Design and Construction charges a professional fee to partially defray the difference between state funding and tuition, and the actual costs of our professional programs. Within each program, a professional fee charge of $2,160 is tied to enrollment in specific trigger courses. During semesters when students are enrolled in these classes they will be charged a professional fee. These courses are identified in the CADC undergraduate handbook. 

 

Through the professional fees, the CADC continues to provide our students with rigorous and relevant academic experiences, which contribute to our programs being recognized as among the best in the nation.

 

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Tin-Man Lau

Tin-Man Lau

Professor

334-844-2373