The low-residency/online format of the Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health has been developed to accommodate the working professional. During the low-residency courses, students participate in a week-long intensive period in Boston. These courses are complemented with online activities that take place before and after the intensive.
The program culminates in a thesis completed during the final year of study 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
Semester One (9 credits)
- Core (Intensive) DHH3001: Environmental Health
- Core (Intensive) DHH3006: Environment & Behavior
- Core (All Online) DHH####: Environmental Design Studio
Semester Two (9 credits)
- Core (Intensive) DHH3012: Universal Design
- Core (Intensive) DHH3011: Health Conditions and Design
- Core (All Online) DHH####: Health and Universal Design Studio
Semester Three (9 credits)
- Core (All Online) DST####: Capstone Research and Development
- Core (All Online) DHH####: Urban Sociology
- DHH Advised Elective
Semester Four (9 credits)
- Core (Intensive) DHH####: Advanced Theories in Design for Wellbeing
- Core (Intensive) DST3101: Human Health Thesis Project
*Students without specific design skills may be required to take an additional 6 credits of Design Theory and Computer Drawing.