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Designers affect the quality of life and well-being of individuals and entire populations through the designs they create. Today, some of the most exciting design work is being carried out in the broad and diverse field of health.
OCAD University’s Master of Design (MDes) in Design for Health offers you a unique opportunity to develop competency in the area of health design.
We developed the MDes in Design for Health primarily for people who already have educational and practical experience in an area of design but also for people in the health sector who are committed to design. Most students will hold an undergraduate degree in design or a related field, and some will have experience in health administration, patient advocacy, health services, or health technology.
Notes about fees for this course
Depending on which course you choose to study, fees for domestic students can range from $20,000 CAD to $35,000 CAD. Fees for international students can range from $40,000 CAD to $75,000 CAD.
The instituion will be able to provide you with more detailed information about fees for specific programs.
Application for admission into the Master’s in Design for Health will be competitive. Applicants must hold a bachelor degree in a design field, such as BA (in design studies), B.Arch., BED, BID, BDes, BSc, BEng or comparable honours degree/certification with a GPA of 75% (B+) or better during the last two years of study, or must demonstrate exceptional experience and expertise as a practitioner in a relevant discipline. All applicants must demonstrate creative and conceptual competence at a high level, as well as the clear potential for acquiring a sufficient level of expertise in the diverse disciplines relevant to this degree.
A portfolio comprised of 10 examples of design work and a 750-word statement of interest will be required.
For consideration by the admissions committee, and in addition to the basic application requirements outlined above, applicants need to complete and submit the following through SlideRoom:
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