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Doctor’s Degrees in Design & Applied Arts

14 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in design. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 7% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 57.1% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

In 2019-2020, 14 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 1,987
Graduate Certificate 40
Doctor’s Degree 14

Earnings of Design Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in design. About 64.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5
Women 9
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The racial-ethnic distribution of design doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
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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
60% Women

The most popular school in the United States for design students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Each year, around 52,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 15 doctor's degrees were handed out to design majors at UMN Twin Cities.

#2

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Auburn University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,080 per year. The design program at Auburn University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,441 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to design majors at Carnegie Mellon.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Cornell University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $58,586 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year. The design program at Cornell University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#6

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
0 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Illinois Institute of Technology is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in design. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,610 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,075 per year. The design program at Illinois Institute of Technology awarded 0 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,349
Fine & Studio Arts 197
Drama & Theater Arts 65
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 33
General Visual & Performing Arts 23

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.

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