OCAD University

Design for Health (MDes)

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Program Information

School:OCAD University
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Design and Applied Arts, Other
Description:Designers affect the quality of life and well-being of individuals and entire populations through the designs they create. Today, some of the most exciting design work is being carried out in the broad and diverse field of health. This includes design to support critical advances in diagnosis, treatment, patient management, organizational flow, technology assessment, policy-making, communication and a host of other inter-related concerns.

OCAD University’s Master of Design (MDes) in Design for Health offers you a unique opportunity to become part of this vibrant area by enrolling in North America’s only program that responds to the complexity of health care through a comprehensive, knowledge-rich design approach.

URL:Design for Health (MDes) at OCAD University
Length:20 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,833
International: $20,965

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Statement of Interest:Applicants should describe their key areas of interest in the health sector, detailing how their academic background and professional experience relate to their interests, and how their intended practice and research align with the objectives of the program. The proposal must be typed and approximately 750 words in length. Design Portfolio: Applicants must submit samples of relevant student or professional work produced in the last five years. Visual work, analytic reports, proposal documents etc. may be included. Applicants are expected to demonstrate proficiency in their primary design discipline(s). The applicant’s best work should be represented. Alternative Portfolio (for non-design applicants): A limited number of candidates with ‘non- design’ qualifications and backgrounds such as engineering, computer science, public health and medicine may be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis, considering criteria such as professional and personal experience within the area of design for health. Requirements for applicants with non-design undergraduate degrees are the same as for design degree graduates, except that the portfolio should focus on providing sufficient documentation of experience relevant to health innovation. CV: Applicants should include an updated copy of their curriculum vitae.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 31, 2018

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