Doctoral programs 
at School of Design are degree programs that allow in-depth studies of topical areas that span the traditional design disciplines.

The PhD Program in Design (Major Code: 130500) is a leading degree program for highly creative and motivated professionals who wish to conduct rigorous, intensive design research.  We serve to promote innovative design education and practice. The 6 research directions focus on: 

1) Product design and interactive design

2) Visual communication and digital media arts

3) Design strategies and management

4) Public art and design

5) Industrial design and intelligent design

6) The history and theory of design

The PhD Program in Architecture (Major Code: 081300) newly start its enrollment from class of 2023. We aim to promote independent critical thinkers and research specialists across the increasingly broad fields of architecture and the built environment. The 4 research directions focus on: 

1) Architectural design and theories

2) Architectural history and theories

3) Urban planning and design

4) Building science and technology