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Doctor’s Degree in Design & Applied Arts

25 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in design is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 16% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 56.0% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

In 2018-2019, 25 doctor's degree were awarded to design majors. This earns it the #180 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in design at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 19,137
Associate’s Degree 8,485
Basic Certificate 4,140
Undergraduate Certificate 2,329
Master’s Degree 1,894
Graduate Certificate 169
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Design Majors With Doctor’s Degree

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for design majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in design. About 84.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 21
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Design

The racial-ethnic distribution of design doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Doctor's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in design. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in design from UMN Twin Cities. About 100% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Auburn University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in design. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to design majors at Auburn.

#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Carnegie Mellon University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in design. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The design program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in design from UT Dallas.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Cornell University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The design program at Cornell University awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to design that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,402
Fine & Studio Arts 238
Drama & Theater Arts 88
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 47
Dance 16

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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