Master of Science in Design + Innovation

Student and Professor working together in Makerspace

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Master of Science in Design + Innovation is an interdisciplinary and collaborative program created to teach students to understand multiple perspectives of design to find new and creative solutions to real-life issues. Offered on campus, our program follows an accelerated 12-month schedule that begins each May (Feb 1 application deadline). Students must complete required core courses and then may choose elective courses from four specialized learning tracks. Our core courses provide students with shared foundational knowledge applied to team-based design projects. Our specialized learning tracks provide students with depth in areas of application such as Product Design, UI/UX Design, Communication Design, and Design Strategy. Upon completion of our Master of Science in Design + Innovation program, students will graduate with cross-disciplinary skills applicable to a range of creative design career opportunities. For more information, visit the UW MDI website.

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Financial Aid and Funding

General UW-Madison graduate student funding information Or, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, 333 East Campus Mall, 608-262-3060.

Program Contacts

Michelle Kwasny Michelle Kwasny | Academic Program Director| 608-263-2383 |




Sarah Haidiek headshotSara Hladilek | MDI Graduate Coordinator |