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MDS Design for Human Health Curriculum

Low residency, Online

The low-residency/online format of the Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health has been developed to accommodate work and personal demands. During the low-residency studio-labs, students participate in a week-long intensive study period in Boston. These courses are complemented with online activities that take place before and after the week-long intensive.

The program culminates in a capstone thesis project, completed during the final required intensive semester, that connects theory and practice through mentored research and design. A key difference between the MDS-DHH thesis and other research- or studio-based theses is the integration of research methods to inform a design hypothesis. The result is an educational experience that will establish a firm foundation to launch a career in the exciting and growing profession of designing for human health. All students are given a customized program that takes into account their unique educational and professional background. 

  • Curriculum Requirements

Pre-Requisite Semester (6 credits) For students without a design background

Semester One (9 credits)

Semester Two (9 credits)

Semester Three (9 credits)

  • Core (All Online) DST####: Capstone Research and Development
  • Core (All Online) DHH####: Urban Sociology
  • DHH Advised Elective 
  • DHH Advised Elective

Semester Four (9 credits)

*All intensive and rerequisite courses must be taken at the BAC