Master of Industrial Design
Consistently ranked as one of the top ten industrial design graduate programs in the United States by DesignIntelligence, the Auburn Master of Industrial Design (MID) Program prepares students to shape a sustainable future by designing products and systems that consider human interaction, manufacturability, profitability, and environmental impact. The MID Program consists of a thesis-based program of study (35 credit hours). Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a design discipline, earned Auburn University’s minor in Industrial and Graphic Design Process or have completed the three-semester Industrial Design Studies post-baccalaureate program. Courses are structured to support the student’s specific area of design interest.
Non-Design Degree Applicants
Applicants with a degree from non-design 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. SIGD’s Post Baccalaureate Program awards a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design Studies degree (IDSS) upon completion of these undergraduate courses.
Please view the Industrial Design Studies program page for more information.
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)
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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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.
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.
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.
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 CADCSS@auburn.edu
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.