Design, Environment and the Arts, PhD

The PhD in design, environment and the arts is an individualized, institute-wide, transdisciplinary degree that integrates graduate courses and faculty research with expertise in design; health care and healing environments; history, theory and criticism; and digital culture in design.

Broad in scope, the program is at the cutting edge of creating new knowledge in architecture, design and the arts. It complements transdisciplinary research in other disciplines within the university. The program provides research experience for students wishing to pursue careers in industry as members of interdisciplinary design teams on environmental and energy issues as well as for those wishing to teach in the architecture, design or the arts fields.

Applicants should apply to the concentration appropriate to their area of research interest as applications to the stand-alone degree program are not being accepted at this time.

Degree Offered

Design, Environment and the Arts, PhD
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Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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