Non-Industrial Design Degree Applicants
Applicants with a degree from other disciplines may be admitted to the graduate program under condition that a minimum of 43 credit hours in industrial design will be completed at the undergraduate level.The Post Baccalaureate Program awards a Bachelor of Science in Environment Design degree (BEVD) upon completetion of these udergraduate courses.
Please view the Post Baccalaurette Program page for more information.
Industrial Design Degree Applicants
The information provided below assumes the applicant holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design or equivalent from an accredited program.
All applications for admission to Graduate Programs within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn must be completed through the Auburn Graduate School.
Application Deadline: February 1
What are the prerequisites to apply to your Graduate Programs?
The basic requirement is an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
Applicants with a non-Industrial Design degree must apply to the Environmental Design Post Baccalaurette program and complete 43 credit hours to apply for the Master of Industrial Design Program.
What do I need to do to apply for the graduate programs?
A complete application should be received by Auburn University by February 1 for admission mid-August.
In order for an application to be considered, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:
Submit the following to Graduate School, Hargis Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849 USA:
- Transcripts from all Colleges Attended
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- TOFEL Score (international students only)
- Written scores range from 310-677 w/minimum of 550
- Computer scores range from 0-300 w/minimum of 213
- Administered (internet) exam minimum score 79
- Bank Statement (international students only)
- Students - $36,200.00 each 12 months
- Spouse- $4,850.00 per year
- Dependents - $3,370.00 per year
Submit the following to Industrial Design, 207 Wallace Center, Auburn University, AL 36849 USA:
- Three letters of reference
- Letter of intent
- Hard copy portfolio (any format, approximately 7-10 pages)
(CDs, DVDs and 35mm slides will not be accepted)
To speak with a graduate progam advisor please contact Student Services at 334.844.5350. For more information on Master of Industrial Design contact Clark Lundell at email@example.com
or call (334) 844-2364.
Are there additional requirements for international students?
Are there computer requirements for the Industrial Design graduate program?
Can I get financial assistance?
Several forms of financial assistance are available to graduate students, including grants by federal agencies, and fellowships, as well as low and moderate-interest, federally-insured loans, including subsidized loan programs.
CADC awards a limited number of graduate assistantships each year. Assistantships are service positions and normally involve providing support to faculty for research or teaching. Contact Clark Lundell about Graduate Teaching Assistantships.
Auburn University, an equal-opportunity educational institution, does not discriminate in its admissions policy on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, handicap, age or national origin.
How do I apply for an assistantship?
Contact Clark Lundell about Graduate Teaching Assistantships for Industrial Design.
What is the minimum GPA for admission into the CADC Graduate Program?
3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Do I need to take GRE?
Do I need to take TOEFL? What is the minimum score on TOEFL?
Yes, if you are an international applicant. The minimum score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer based test) or 79 on iBT (internet based test).
Is the Test of Spoken English (TSE) required and can it be taken after arriving in Auburn?
Graduate teaching assistants (GTA) must take the TSE with the exception that in certain situations, an oral exam can be taken upon arrival in Auburn in lieu of the TSE.
What is Auburn University's code number to send ETS test scores?
Should I send my application material directly to the department or to the Graduate School?
Your statement of purpose, recommendation letters (in a sealed and signed envelope by the recommender if sent as a hardcopy), and any other required material to Clark Lundell firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please do NOT send photographs, resume, high-school certificates, etc.)
Can the application fee be waived? Who do I make the check payable to?
No, the application fee cannot be waived. The University, not the department, mandates this fee. The checks should be made payable to Auburn University.
Does my assistantship cover health insurance and other expenses?
Where can I find information on current tuition and other fees?
The information can be found at:
Contact Student Services at email@example.com
or 334.844.5350 for an appointment to see a student advisor.