English + Design
As part of our mission to nurture a diverse and global student body, the English + Design program allows talented international designers to pursue a graduate degree at IIT Institute of Design (ID). This unique program of study combines English for Special Purpose (ESP) instruction with graduate level design education.
Curriculum + Courses
|First semester (typical)||Second semester (typical)|
*Design electives that can be modified with approval of faculty and advisors.
- Students with TOEFL scores between 80-100 may be required to enroll in the English + Design program.
- For those students with TOEFL less than 80 or equivalent, IIT offers intensive English programs. Learn more.
- The program is taught over two semesters, concurrently with MDes coursework
- Students in the ESP + Design program complete 12 additional credit hours of instruction while pursuing their design courses. It is possible to complete both the English and Design coursework in two academic years.
Below are the main costs associated with the MDes program. Download this guide for a more detailed breakdown and links to financial aid resources.
|Tuition (2021-2022 rate)||$24,501||per semester|
|Miscellaneous class costs and supplies||$650*||per semester|
|Living expenses (room & board)||$6,750*||per semester|
|Health insurance||$1,896*||per year|
October 26, 2022
January 20, 2023 (early round)
March 3, 2023 (final round)
Visit the International Applicants page to view specific information about joining our program from abroad.