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Your Future

Build Your Brightest Future

At ID, design means something different. Here you will master creative leadership—and discover that it’s a positive sum game, one in which you can earn a living and make a meaningful difference.

Our MDes graduates see an average salary increase of 166 percent—almost three times their pre-ID levels, with an average income of $150,000 post-graduation. And they report high job satisfaction.

According to The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report, the returns are immense for those who invest in an ID education.

ID student Tommie Collins pictured at Kaplan
ID's U.S. Ranking in Earnings in Master's in Design & Applied Arts
Illinois Tech Ranking in the State
MDes Graduates Nearly Triple Their Pre-ID Salaries
Over 90% Placement Rate

About Our Outcomes

US News + WSJ

ID and Illinois Tech are consistently recognized for outstanding academic and alumni outcomes.

Top Earnings

University Rankings

Alumni Roles

Our alumni work in a range of roles and industries after graduation, including business services, technology, and healthcare. Learn more about our alumni.


I just felt that there was more meaning to be had, that I could turn my skills toward more meaningful topics. So the degree did what I set out for it to do.
—Jenna Petersen (MDM 2018)