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Admission Requirements

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​Application to the MA IxD program is a two-part process that requires presentation of a portfolio in addition to general University of Delaware admission procedures. We select a maximum of 10 students a year to create a small, diverse and well supported cohort of students in the program.

Tuition

We are currently offering a 50% Discount from the offical tuition rate for qualified applicants. The discounted tuition for 2018-2019 academic year is $913.50 per credit. The program is 30 credits. Part-time is 15 credits a year.

Applications Due March 1

1. ​Applicants must complete the online application through the Office of Graduate & Professional Education, including transcripts, resumé or C.V. and three letters of recommendation. Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.


2. After you have submitted your application to the MA Interaction Design program with the Office of Graduate & Professional Education you must either: (1) submit a portfolio online via: http://udart.slideroom.com, or (2) send a PDF via an online file transfer service to design@udel.edu.

3. You will be notified from the University regarding an offer for admission to the program, including details and a timeline for accepting this offer, if applicable.


Additional Information:

  • Portfolios should include quality documentation of projects that represent your creativity and ideas about and/or understanding of technology, society and culture as it relates to the program philosophy. Your portfolio will be evaluated by IxD faculty, who fully understand that you may not have a lot of experience with interaction design at the time of application.
  • Slideroom accepts no more than twenty still images or 5-10 minutes of video: (.jpg), video (.mov, .wmv, .flv) or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 pixels @ 72 dpi. Video files must be kept under 20MB.
 Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work online. For technical assistance, contact support@slideroom.com​.

  • Application to the IxD program does not require G.R.E. scores.
  • Acceptance to the IxD program does require a minimum TOEFL score set by the University.
  • Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.   
  • Contact design@udel.edu for further information.
Financial Assistance

IxD students are generally self-funded, however there are some opportunities available for employment at the University which significantly reduces the financial commitment required. Additionally, there are some funding opportunities from the Office of Graduate & Professional Education​. Information regarding funding awards and opportunties will be included in the offer for admission to the program.

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  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244
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