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Doctor’s Degree in Design & Applied Arts

25 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in design. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 16% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 56.0% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

In 2018-2019, 25 earned their doctor's degree in design. This makes it the 180th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in design at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,894
Graduate Certificate 169
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Design Majors With Doctor’s Degree

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for design majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for design students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in design. About 84.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 21
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Design

The racial-ethnic distribution of design doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Doctor's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in design. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for design students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The design program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 15 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Auburn University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in design. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in design from Auburn.

#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Roughly 13,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to design majors at Carnegie Mellon.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The University of Texas at Dallas is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

The design program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Cornell University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to design majors at Cornell.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to design that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,402
Fine & Studio Arts 238
Drama & Theater Arts 88
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 47
Dance 16

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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