Degrees & Programs

Master of Industrial Design

Industrial Design Studio

Consistently acknowledged as one of the top industrial design graduate programs in the United States, Auburn’s Master of Industrial Design (MID) is a NASAD-accredited, STEM-designated, research-oriented program that facilitates students to develop their expertise in design research and product system development that considers human interaction, manufacturability, marketability and environmental impact.

Graduate Admissions

Non-Design Degree Applicants

Applicants with a degree from non-design disciplines and without the minor in Industrial and Graphic Design Processes may be admitted to the graduate program under condition that a minimum of forty-three credit hours in supporting industrial design coursework will be completed at the undergraduate level.

Industrial Design Degree Applicants

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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Student Experience

The Auburn University School of Industrial + Graphic Design is committed to providing its faculty, staff, and students with outstanding special programs that enrich their student experience and enable them to succeed with both their educational and career goals.

Professional Fees

The CADC 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 the professional fee.

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.


The CADC awards departmental scholarships based on a student’s AUSOM application and supplemental CADC application within AUSOM. The AUSOM application is a university-wide application. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative that students submit their AUSOM application by 4:45 p.m. CST on the day of the deadline to receive consideration for scholarships. Criteria for scholarships vary and include, but may not be limited to, academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need.

Graduate Assistantships

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 Tin-Man Lau 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

More Questions?

For further questions, please contact Student Services by calling 334.844.5350, visiting 120 Dudley Hall on weekdays 7:45–11:45 a.m. or 12:45–4:45 p.m. or emailing us at


The Industrial Design curriculum has been designed to meet accreditation standards set by SACS and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) and is structured to provide students with a course of study that ensures growth and development over time.